Thirty days after Oracle introduced its Oracle Fusion for SAP (OFF SAP) programme, the number of SAP R/3 customers looking to make the switch to Oracle ERP applications is growing quickley. Faced with the issues of re-licensing and re-implementing their applications in order to upgrade from R/3 to mySAP ERP or mySAP Business Suite, more than 230 companies have registered in Oracle OFF SAP programme and expressed their interest in migrating from legacy SAP to Oracle applications.Expressing interest and actually making the change is the critical question here.
SAP customers show particular interest in leveraging the new Oracle programme to help save money, reduce complexity and improve the quality of business information by migrating to Oracle’s open, standards-based applications.
Oracle’s offer of up to a 100% license credit for SAP R/3 customers switching from SAP to Oracle applications is tempting many organisations, and the ease of migration is also a key concern for prospective customers.
Oracle Consulting has created an Insight for SAP migration programme to provide R/3 customers with a clear understanding of the migration process and its benefits, which include reduced upfront costs as a result of the two-year payment plan for the application license and support fees, with no interest and no payments for six months, followed by six instalments, available from Oracle Financing.
Oracle’s information architecture will also allow customers to run one global model and instance, freeing R/3 customers from the challenge of accessing and integrating fragmented data from legacy systems based in ABAP language.
I am sure that you can call SAP's bluff here on the upgrade and ask them what deal will they do for you to keep your business.