It is extremely rare to be able to compare total cost of ownership (TCO) of two competing applications within the same company. Nucleus found that, in the case of this publicly traded biotechnology firm, both Oracle JD Edwards and SAP were chosen and championed – and a merger brought them together. In this dual ERP environment, SAP is more than four times more costly than JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
The Situation: When the two firms merged in 2008, each company already had existing, wellentrenched, fully operational ERP systems: One had been using Oracle JD Edwards for a number of years and had already upgraded from JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne; the other had used SAP since 1997 and had already undertaken a hardware refresh and a significant upgrade. The company considered a migration strategy for one of the applications but decided a consolidation would be too expensive and disruptive. Instead, the company chose to use Oracle Fusion AIA to integrate the two applications as needed…
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