Comparative Analysis of Salesforce.com and Oracle Corporation

2362 Words Jan 6th, 2018 10 Pages
The dynamics defined by Dr. Clayton Christensen in The Innovator's Dilemma are in full force in enterprise software, completely re-ordering the economic, legal, social and political factors of the industry. These same dynamics are fundamentally redefining how enterprise companies respond as well. Salesforce.com is a company which has been able to make full advantage of the creative destruction in The Innovator's Dilemma, while Oracle is constrained in the traditional enterprise software model of relying on maintenance revenue. These two companies anchor the continuum of competition that The Innovator's Dilemma defines and together serve as the foundation of this analysis.
Analysis of Salesforce.com versus Oracle: A Study of Extremes
Both Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) are publically held, which makes researching the specifics of their business models, strategies and operations possible given their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and extensive reporting each do in their annual reports. As both are competing in the enterprise software market, they have comparable frameworks, systems, strategies and processes in place for managing risks while making…

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