Campus Brawl: Oracle Vs. PeopleSoft at Stanford

Campus Brawl: Oracle Vs. PeopleSoft at Stanford
Stanford has spent more than seven years transferring its financial systems onto applications from Oracle called Oracle Financials. The project was supposed to be finished in 1999. The delay has been caused in part by Oracle itself, which helped Stanford customize the software so heavily—changing Oracle Financials to accommodate the way Stanford redistributes overhead costs across its grants, for instance—that together they broke continuity with future versions of the software, rendering portions of what they put in place unusable.