TomorrowNow, the services organization SAP AG acquired last January, is considering expansion in both size and the breadth of support it offers.
It currently offers maintenance support for users of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications but is looking to take a greater share of the third-party maintenance market and is considering offering support for additional software. TomorrowNow estimates that it has about 1% of a third-party maintenance market worth anything from $8bn to $20bn.
The company is also expanding its European and Asia operations, it has added staff in the UK, and is believed to be in a position to start closing deals.
SAP launched its Safe Passage program in January to lure customers away from Oracle in the aftermath of Oracle’s acquisition of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. Migration programs are often more of a marketing initiative than a serious alternative for existing users, but SAP gave substance to its program through the purchase of TomorrowNow. In the first quarter 2005 SAP signed 10 Safe Passage deals and a further 21 in the second quarter.