Unlike Microsoft, SAP isn't just providing lip service when it says it is trying to steal away some of Oracle's Peoplesoft users. The company just acquired Texas based TomorrowNow, a company providing support to Peoplesoft and JD Edwards users.
Microsoft has made some lacklustre attempts at courting Peoplesoft users, but lacks credibility ever since the company testified under oath that its software doesn't have the functionality required for the high end enterprise applications market.
The TomorrowNow acquisition is part of SAP's Safe Passage program, which aims to encourage current Peoplesoft and JD Edwards users to leave the company for some high quality German engineering. The program leans heavily on Oracle's reputation of providing poor support for poor solutions in the enterprise applications market.
It remains to be seens if the program has any succes. Analysts claim that for most users it's too early to switch just yet. They also doubt that Oracle will give them any reason to switch, given that the company just bet $10.3 bn on its ability to keep the customers on board.
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