Last week, Oracle announced its plans to buy TOA Technologies, solidifying their capabilities and technology in the (mobile) workforce management space. Having spent a large part of my career dabbling in both technologies (traditional Oracle stack products as well as some of the TOA solutions), I am excited to see what this acquisition means for both companies.
The realist in me understands that through acquisition, TOA will likely still have many key players of their management team involved and invested in the solution and the future prosperity of the brand/software – but that a bit of the custom/personal feel to a solution like TOA’s ETAdirect will definitely be lost in the corporate madness that can exist at an empire as large as Oracle.
Time shall tell though. In the mean time, I wish nothing but the best for both brands!
Til Next Time,