Microsoft targets JD Edwards users with migration programme

Microsoft is offering a worldwide migration programme to users of PeopleSoft’s former JD Edwards-based business processing...

Microsoft is offering a worldwide migration programme to users of PeopleSoft’s former JD Edwards-based business processing products, following Oracle’s recent acquisition of PeopleSoft.

PeopleSoft was committed to supporting JD Edwards technology after buying the company, but Microsoft is looking to take advantage of uncertainty in the aftermath of last month’s PeopleSoft takeover by Oracle.

The migration programme covers products including PeopleSoft World, PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne and PeopleSoft Enterprise, all products based on JD Edwards technology.

It provides migration technology, pricing discounts on Microsoft Business Solutions software and services, as well as strategic guidance to help companies migrate to a Microsoft business management application.

While the programme is available for all four Microsoft Business Solutions business management applications, Microsoft is recommending that PeopleSoft World and PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne customers consider moving to Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta and that PeopleSoft Enterprise customers in the US and Canada consider Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains.

Microsoft said that businesses interested in moving to Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision and Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon can also take advantage of the migration programme.

"Businesses that use PeopleSoft technology are facing some difficult choices today, and we're fully committed to providing them with the best options for moving forward," said Doug Burgum, Microsoft senior vice-president.

The migration program includes a 25% licence discount as well as a Microsoft Business Solutions Support and Enhancement program for the first year at a 25% discount. The offer is open until 22 June.

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