SAP Watch:

February, 2008

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February 28, 2008  4:11 PM

SAP developers beware: Duet comes to healthcare

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP and Microsoft, partners since 2005’s Project Mendocino (now called Duet), are pushing further into healthcare. At the HIMSS 2008 Conference, currently underway in Orlando, FL, the two companies...

February 27, 2008  2:28 PM

India’s SAP Integration Capacity Grows

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Good news for aspiring SAP professionals in India: Wipro, the Indian IT and business process outsourcing company, plans on raising its overall resources in China. On Tuesday, A. L. Rao, Chief Operating Officer of Wipro, told the media that his company hopes to increase the number of its employees...


February 21, 2008  3:56 PM

Are you getting what you pay for from SAP maintenance and support?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

For all you SAP users out there looking to save on SAP maintenance and support beware, SAP has eliminated its Basic Support option for net new customers

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February 20, 2008  5:03 PM

The Customer Ecosystem: On Hold

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Last week reader Chris Young of B2BSX made the following comment: “I am interested in your perspective on how customer to customer exchange of custom development may impact both the rate of innovation in the community of companies using SAP and also the total cost of deploying and operating...


February 19, 2008  5:53 PM

New SAP executive board member: Business Objects’ CEO

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP announced today that it has admitted Business Objects CEO John Schwarz to the Executive Board, effective March 1, 2008. SAP has also created a new business branch, SAP Business Objects, for Schwarz to lead. Before his tenure at Business Objects, Schwarz was President and Chief Operating...


February 19, 2008  5:53 PM

Looking Back at SAP

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Resident SAP Careers Expert Jon Reed wants to know how I think SAP has changed since the late 1990s, when I began to cover the company. This is my attempt at a brief but hopefully meaningful answer isolating three key areas that I find important. ERP Direction: Staying the...


February 11, 2008  3:36 PM

Should SAP make a play for Salesforce.com?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

An interesting tidbit today from SiliconValleyWatcher: according to an unnamed, "reliable" source, Salesforce.com has approached Oracle seeking to sell the company for $75 a...


February 5, 2008  11:47 AM

More to come with TomorrowNow suit?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

While SAP is looking to unload its TomorrowNow division in the wake of Oracle’s lawsuit against the company, there may be more to the story. Most think the two companies will settle, but...


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