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. 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. Purchasing from a SAAS or Vendor hosted solution eliminates the upgrade pain of Enterprise Software.
- 3. Just because Oracle is the largest software company in the world doesn’t mean they make good products.