Besides PeopleSoft and Oracle, the only other major higher education competitor is SCT in Malvern, Pa., said David Makowski, assistant vice president of information systems at the University of Colorado.
"I'd like to see more than two vendors out there," Makowski
said."It's healthier for us in terms of vendors competing to make products richer and to pay attention to innovation.It puts us in a better position on the price side of things, too."
The university has spent $35 million on its PeopleSoft human resources and financial systems over the last five years, Makowski
..."Oracle has the reputation that they really look after their bottom line, and they have good database technology, which gives them leeway to press customers," said the University of Colorado's Makowski.