Microsoft Corp. is streamlining the pricing of its four Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications families from a per-module basis to a per-user basis as a way to make it easier for its partners to sell the software, the company announced Monday.
Oracle Corp. is working on an alternative pricing model for its newly acquired PeopleSoft products, which could mean lower prices for PeopleSoft users. The new pricing model is to be offered in addition to the existing PeopleSoft model and will be similar to the Oracle E-Business Suite pricing scheme, according to Jacqueline Woods, vice president for global pricing and licensing strategy at Oracle.
Oracle Corp. on Tuesday laid out some customer requirements for the recently announced flat pricing model on its E-Business Suite 11i and changed the user definitions it had given last week as part of the terms for eligibility.
Oracle Corp.'s simplified pricing model for the E-Business Suite 11i so far is causing confusion instead of clarity, and the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) plans to raise the issue with Oracle later this week.