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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

DougS Silver badge

The open source model doesn't work for stuff like this

The audience for software that does what SAP does is too small, and the scope of what it does too large for it to be a viable open source project.

Who is going to invest the hundreds of millions it would require to get to the point where you can sign up your first customers, just so you can undercut SAP's pricing and hope they don't figure out a way to respond with some targeted discounts that kill your chances of stealing their customers?

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