Wednesday, November 12, 2003

SAP scores big win at Medtronic

SAP is announcing a major sale at Medtronic, a Fortune 500 medical devices manufacturer. The deal includes mySAP Financials, Supply Chain Management, Business Intelligence, Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), and Compliance Management.

This is not good news for PeopleSoft. Medtronic is a long time J.D. Edwards account, and I'm sure PeopleSoft, which acquired JDE earlier this year, was hoping to keep Medtronic in the fold. Medtronic's decision does not necessarily mean that JDE is being replaced at all levels in all operating divisions. Things rarely move that quickly at companies the size of Medtronic. On the other hand, the SAP press release says that, "the solution will allow Medtronic to migrate its existing legacy enterprise resource systems onto a single SAP platform." It certainly sounds like Medtronic is moving away from JDE.

I'd like to find out more about what was behind Medtronic's decision. If any readers have any insight, please let me know.

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