Another unhappy Oracle Customer

Another unhappy Oracle Customer

I saw this Bid Notice from the City of San Jose looking for alternatives to upgrading their Oracle/Peoplesoft software and thought I had to share.
“City of San Jose, CA is inviting you to participate in Bid #RFP 10-11-24 – Alternative Solution(s) to Oracle/PeopleSoft HCM version 9.1 Upgrade.” http://internal.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=1902720

What can other public agencies learn from San Jose

  1. 1. Don’t buy Enterprise software- the vendor lock in is horrendous. Just because you own the software doesn’t mean you can get your data out.
  2. 2. Purchasing from a SAAS or Vendor hosted solution eliminates the upgrade pain of Enterprise Software.
  3. 3. Just because Oracle is the largest software company in the world doesn’t mean they make good products.