Database giant Oracle has announced that it has “a pipeline” of 230 companies that have expressed an interest in migrating from rival SAP to its own applications.
The announcement, a month after Oracle launched its “OFF SAP” campaign to persuade SAP customers to switch, marks the latest stage in an increasingly fierce battle for customers. A series of special packages has been offered by both companies as they attempt to woo each other’s customers.
Oracle has offered SAP R/3 customers up to a 100% license credit to switch to alternative Oracle applications and a free SAP “migration insight” that included an assessment of customers’ business software plans.
It is also offering a two-year payment plan for the application license and support fees, with no interest and no payments for six months.
The company claims its “pipeline” of would-be customers are looking to migrate because of the costs of re-licensing and re-implementing applications in order to upgrade from SAP R/3 to mySAP ERP or mySAP Business Suite.