Onyx strikes back with CRM 'abandon ship' offer
The CRM provider Onyx Software has launched a counter-offensive in the wake of the recently announced Oracle-Siebel acquisition, in the form of an offer to help clients of competing CRM systems to migrate their data to Onyx.
According to Onyx, the migration programme is specifically aimed at Siebel Enterprise, PeopleSoft CRM, and Oracle CRM clients.
The company is offering Siebel Enterprise, PeopleSoft CRM, Oracle CRM, as well as Vantive and JD Edwards customers a credit of up to US$500,000 toward professional services to assist in their migration to Onyx's own customer and process management solutions.
IT justification And according to industry analyst Rebecca Wettemann of Nucleus Research, with the market consolidating, companies are under more pressure than ever to justify and validate their IT investments. And to directly quote Janice Anderson, CEO for Onyx Software: "Oracle's move to acquire Siebel has created uncertainty in the market, and it is unclear what the future holds for customers in terms of product innovation, delivery times and ultimate cost."
Anderson added that Onyx has recently won several clients in head-to-head competition with the other major vendors. She believes that Onyx is a good choice for those who want to better orchestrate their customer operations and grow revenue. The offer is available worldwide until the last day of March 2006, and certain terms and conditions apply.