Oracle sued for $4.5m after ERP system delivery date 'moved from 2015 to 2016, then 2017, then... er, never'

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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Software giant Oracle was sued on Wednesday by Worth & Company, a Pennsylvania-based mechanical contractor, over a failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) software deal.

The lawsuit, filed in a US federal district court in San Francisco, California, alleges Oracle breached its contractual obligations and fraudulently misrepresented the suitability of its software.

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"Despite Oracle’s representations that its integrated software system, i-cloud (sic) services, and technical support system was a functioning workable product fully capable of fulfilling Worth’s needs, Oracle failed to provide a collectively suitable and operable software system," the complaint paperwork states. "Worth paid in excess of $4.5m to purchase and implement the ultimately non-functioning Oracle ERP product."

Worth & Company, the complaint explains, began looking for a new ERP system in 2014 and after several months of sales pitches and proposals, decided in February 2015 to hire EDREi Solutions, LLC, a now-defunct Austin, Texas-based IT systems integrator, to implement Oracle's E-Business Suite Applications and its Cloud Services.

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The initial "go live" date was scheduled for the fall of 2015, the court filing recounts, and by summer of that year, it was clear the system would not be ready on time.

"By November 2015, it was evident to both Oracle and Worth that the on- premises implementation and cloud integration was seriously delayed and wrought with issues," the complaint says.

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