Computer maker Hewlett-Packard is reportedly switching from Oracle's Siebel CRM software to Salesforce's cloud based offering.
According to International Business Times, an analyst has predicted that HP will be signing a mega CRM deal with Salesforce for around 35,000 to 40,000 seats, dumping Oracle in the process.
The relationship between Oracle and HP has been strained ever since the computing giant hired Leo Apotheker as its CEO.
The hiring angered Oracle, after it had filed a copyright lawsuit against SAP, Apotheker's former employer.
Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, told IBT that: “HP is completely shutting down Oracle Siebel, which contacts tell us has made Oracle (ORCL) very furious. Contacts tell us that by moving to Salesforce, HPQ may be saving 40 percent - 50 percent over ORCL Siebel.”
Salesforce on the other hand is eager to close the deal with HP before its Dreamforce conference next month.