|Fate||Acquired by PeopleSoft|
|Roger Sippl, Steven Goldsworthy, William Davidow|
Number of employees
Vantive Corporation was a company that provided customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. It existed as an independent corporation until its merge with PeopleSoft on 1999. Later PeopleSoft itself was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Vantive as a brand no longer exist, as only the PeopleSoft name and product line are marketed by Oracle.
Vantive Corporation was founded in 1990 as ProActive Software by Roger Sippl (also founder of Informix), and Steven Goldsworthy (Informix worker). Its products were developed in collaboration with William Davidow, an investor and author of Total Customer Service.
On December 31, 1999, Vantive Corporation merged with PeopleSoft in a stock-for-stock deal worth about $433 million. Vantive Systems were integrated into PeopleSoft's Web-based business applications.