SAP vs. Oracle: Is Vertical the Only Winner?

Thursday Feb 8th 2007 by Staff

Vertical apps seem to get all the kudos, but vendors overlook horizontals at their own peril.

[From Datamation]

Oracle has been getting a lot of attaboys for its recent Applications Unlimited show in New York, from both the financial analysts and industry analysts. Much of the credit comes from pushing a vertical industry strategy that targets a set of verticals that have come to Oracle through its acquisitions.

So kudos all around, and a warning shot not just to SAP – despite the fact that it has had vertical industry expertise in spades for years – but also to Microsoft Dynamics, which has a horizontal legacy that puts it at a disadvantage too.

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