SAP and Oracle have been duking it out for years. Although the two companies have a clear combined majority market share of ERP system providers, neither has won the battle to determine a clear victor for ERP supremacy. SAP continues to aggressively pursue the mid-market with All-in-One and Business By Design, while Oracle is continuing its vertical integration via its acquisition of Sun and other strategic moves such as this week’s hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd. It seems that every time SAP makes a move, Oracle delivers a strategic counterpunch (or vice versa).
According to our latest ERP report, this dispute isn’t likely to be settled anytime soon. Panorama’s “Clash of the Titans: An Independent Comparison of SAP vs. Oracle,” just published today, evaluates SAP and Oracle on a number of quantitative and qualitative criteria, including client functional ratings, product roadmaps, and Software as a Service (SaaS) strategies. As the report illustrates, each product has its distinct strengths, weaknesses, and tradeoffs depending on clients’ unique business requirements. What may be a clear choice to one company may not be a good fit for another.
What is clear, however, is that the data contained in this report may be one of many useful data points in conducting an evaluation of potential ERP systems. Because Panorama is not affiliated with SAP, Oracle, or any other software vendor, the report is one of the few truly independent and unfiltered views of these two products.
To learn more read the full Clash of the Titans: An Independent Comparison of SAP vs. Oracle report.