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|Andrew Nelson, Seth Ravin|
TomorrowNow was founded in December 1998 by Andrew Nelson and Seth Ravin,to provide upgrade and technical service to PeopleSoft licensees with large, complex environments. In March 2002, the company changed its business to focus on providing third-party maintenance and support service to companies licensing enterprise software.
In January 2005, TomorrowNow was purchased by SAP AG, a competitor of PeopleSoft and of Oracle Corporation, which purchased PeopleSoft in 2005. In 2008 SAP closed the company because of a lawsuit by Oracle.Andrew Nelson and most senior managers had already resigned in 2007.
On November 23, 2010, TomorrowNow was found liable for copyright infringement and SAP AG was ordered to pay $1.3 billion to Oracle Corp. That sum was later slashed to $272m on appeal. A further fine of $20 million was revealed on the 14th September 2011.
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