It's been quite a year in the world of ERP and business software. The dominating event has been Oracle's hostile bid for PeopleSoft, but there's been plenty else happening, with SAP refining its offerings, Microsoft making further inroads into the space and smaller players continuing to serve their niches and markets. Next year looks to be just as eventful, and we might actually see a conclusion to the Oracle-PeopleSoft saga. Then again, knowing the US court system and the country's propensity for litigation, we may not. However, for the next few weeks we'll be forgetting about all that and taking a well-earned break, as will be most of you, our readers. Have a great Christmas and New Year and ERPWatch will be back in January.