$35,000 For 10 Users

15 June 2004

Oracle wants to pursue businesses with fewer than 500 employees. That’s what they call ”small business.” Small business means lots of different things depending upon which company or research group you might be reading. In my world, a 300-employee company is a large customer. A small customer is one with six to ten employees. For many research organizations those don’t make the radar screen. Here’s a quote that caught my eye:

Though pricing information has not been made public, Oracle will model the U.S. program after a similar one it introduced in Europe and Asia, where packages start at $35,000 for 10 users, an Oracle spokesman said. By contrast, Oracle’s large customers usually sign multimillion-dollar contracts.

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