Siebel Customers to Choose Between Oracle and SAP

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Oracle, currently in the process of acquiring the leading CRM (“Customer Relationship Management”) vendor, Siebel, is seeing some form of competition from SAP, who is offering to US companies running Siebel, a credit of up to 75% of their existing Siebel software licensing fees toward the licensing of SAP’s comparable CRM products.

SAP is offering a program called “Safe Passage Program” to Siebel customers who are uncertain about Oracle’s pending acquisition of Siebel. The program is aimed at providing, among other things, the 75% credit and also conversion tools, implementation methodologies and services from SAP and its partners to help ensure a smooth transition to my “SAP CRM”.

We’ll anxiously wait to see how many of Siebel customers went to Oracle and how many went to SAP…

Read more at the following:

SAP Safe Passage home
SAP – Press release



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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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