Wednesday, September 28, 2005

SAP Safe Passage

SAP has been offering (and has now extended) a Safe Harbor program for PeopleSoft, JDE and Oracle customers wanting to convert off their platforms to SAP. The program has been allowing customers to access SAP technical resources.

I’m not so sure this has been as successful as they think it has been. While they have announced quite a few program participants, the majority of these were probably just organizations which were moving away from Oracle products anyway. SAP has given them free resources and promotions they otherwise would not have gotten. True, there will be some market movement due to uncertainty, but I doubt there’s much of that. Few organizations will invest the huge fixed cost to migrate when Oracle has announced their product roadmap.