Psst - Hey, what kind of margin is that software getting?
The long-running dispute between SAP and Oracle over the TomorrowNow case is moving to a settlement stage but not without some fireworks along the way. InfoWorld recently reported that SAP wants Oracle to provide profit margin information for two of its product lines: JD Edwards and PeopleSoft.
I’ll give SAP’s lawyers credit: they know how to tweak the opposition.
If the court agrees with SAP’s request, then Oracle’s pricing data may become part of public record. Future licensees of these products could use this information to negotiate a better deal for themselves. Obviously, Oracle will fight this request or demand this data be placed under seal.
So, SAP, if you get this data, send me the link for my own future reference.