Larry Dignanposts an interesting article about Oracle and maintenance fees. In a previous blog I called upon other software vendors to follow SAP’s example and set new standards for maintenance, and Oracle has done…..something. But it’s pretty poor and lack lustre in comparison. Oracle users should take a few tips from SAP users and undertake a healthy debate with their vendor and question truly what they are getting.
Let’s put it in perspective – Oracle users already pay 22% – SAP users won’t until 2015, and then only when SAP deliver true value for the fees.
So Oracle users will pay more for the next 6 years and get less for their money. Doesn’t seem such a good deal to me!