Several months ago, it emerged that Microsoft had been in, the world's biggest business-planning software maker. But much smaller PeopleSoft pales by comparison, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the U.K.-based Financial Times.
"I know SAP, and they're no SAP," he said in a Financial Times article published Monday.
"We like our focus on small and medium (size) companies. And if we weren't going to be focused on small and medium companies, you know what we wanted to buy," he was quoted as saying.
PeopleSoft has said awould choke competition in the business-planning software market for large enterprises, with only two players remaining: SAP and Oracle.
Microsoft already provides business planning software to small and medium-size companies where SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle hardly play.