SAP Watch:

March, 2008


March 13, 2008  10:22 AM

Microsoft targets SAP

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The inherent tension in the Microsoft-SAP alliance was spelled out by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote at yesterday's Convergence 2008 event: "SAP is sometimes a collaborator, sometimes competition." Competition is the aspect of the relationship that is coming to the forefront right...

March 12, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of SAP HCM

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

How much does it cost to go live with SAP Human Capital Management (HCM)? The Park Hotels of India, speaking to trade journal Express Hospitality, recently disclosed that it paid roughly $371,500 for SAP HCM software, training, and implementation for an organization of 1,800 people. The Park...


March 11, 2008  10:08 AM

Process manufacturers: A guide to ERP functionality

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

A new report from Aberdeen Research discovered that best-in-class process manufacturers tend to take specific approaches to their ERP strategy by deploying:

  • ERP that provides integrated order entry, procurement, planning and production, and financial management.
  • CRM, logistics,...


March 10, 2008  10:07 AM

SAP Argentina: A hot opportunity

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

One of IT's most frequently asked questions is, "How can I turn SAP knowledge into money?" The answer to this question typically involves becoming a consultant or systems integrator employee. However, SAP itself offers a limited number of employment opportunities for everyone from developers to...


March 7, 2008  4:18 PM

SAP GRC Conference Preview

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

On March 10, SAP's annual Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) conference will begin in Orlando, FL. We talked to Narina Sippy, SVP and GM of SAP's GRC Group, to get a quick preview of the major announcements from the event. Sippy made four product news disclosures:

  • The Enterprise Risk...


March 6, 2008  10:52 AM

SAP online training: From the source

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Did you know that SAP’s online events page is a resource for self-training on SAP? The page is not only a repository of live-event webcasts but also a collection of tips and techniques for SAP consultants, developers, and implementation team members. Everyone from executives...


March 5, 2008  11:26 AM

H-1b season is here

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The most heated and partisan debate in technology is about to begin... again. Yes, we are firmly in H-1B season. On April 1, 2008, the U.S. will begin accepting petitions for temporary foreign worker visas and, if history is any guide, will be overrun by applicants within mere hours. It's a time of...


March 4, 2008  10:18 AM

The SAP training paradox

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP trainers don't make as much money as implementation consultants, as resident SearchSAP Expert Jon Reed has pointed out. For this reason, there isn't as much interest in the...


March 3, 2008  11:03 AM

Practice SAP skills online

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Consultants seeking to acquire and further develop their SAP skills have long been limited to finding an accredited SAP training center close to them or simply learning on the job. Now, however, there's a new service that lets consultants ramp up their SAP skills online. The service, SID...


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