SAP Expected to Tap Rival Executives
The reported upcoming hiring of several executives from rivals Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel is called "impressive."After years of being characterized as an unmovable beasta monolithic company and enterprise resource planning system incapable of changeSAP AG is morphing, it seems, into a mover and shaker. To this end, SAP is expected to announce a coup early next week: The hiring of several executives from rivals Oracle Corp., PeopleSoft Inc. and Siebel Systems Inc. "I cant name names, but theyve picked up a group of people who five years ago wouldnt want to work for SAP, and who are now converging on SAP because their leadership is starting to show," said Joshua Greenbaum, principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting in Berkeley, Calif.
"Its impressive. Theyre a group of senior-level people that are being drawn from the competition."