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Microsoft Dynamics Goes After Oracle, Salesforce.com Customers

Now, here's a Microsoft cloud play that could produce some thunder. Microsoft is offering Dynamics CRM Online, its hosted customer relationship management suite, free for seven months to customers of Oracle's and Salesforce.com's competing products.

We've long held that Dynamics is a powerhouse-in-waiting in enterprise software, and we think that's especially true for Dynamics CRM, both on-premises and in a hosted model. So, Microsoft partners, set those wavering Oracle and Salesforce.com customers up with a little try-before-you-buy and see whether they get hooked.  (Incidentally, Microsoft is now saying that Dynamics CRM Online turns out to be the cheapest of the three options, anyway).

Posted by Lee Pender on November 04, 2009 at 11:55 AM