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Posted Apr 11, 2005

SAP and Oracle in contest to see who laughs last

By Staff

Those software guys can have some sharp tongues. Oracle Corp. chief executive officer Larry Ellison likes to call his biggest rival "sap" rather than spelling out its letters, S-A-P, as its German owners prefer.

Bill McDermott, CEO for Newtown Square-based SAP North America, is game: He depicts Oracle as a Frankenstein's monster of mismatched acquired companies, since it swallowed the combination of J.D. Edwards and PeopleSoft, and more recently agreed to acquire a firm called Retek.

"I renamed them JDOrasoftRek - and they are a wreck," McDermott told a group of clients and prospective customers at a forum in Center City last week.

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