SAP Watch:

June, 2008


June 27, 2008  10:37 AM

Oracle-SAP lawsuit update: Why Oracle won’t get its $1b

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Oracle wants as much as $1 billion from SAP for SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow's alleged theft of Oracle support documents and other illegally downloaded intellectual property (IP). As the legal...

June 26, 2008  10:13 AM

i2 wins $83 million settlement from SAP

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP is paying fellow enterprise applications company i2 $83.3 million to settle a patent dispute. In 2006, i2 had accused SAP of infringing on seven i2 patents, including patents for “an extensible model network representation system for process planning” as well as a “method for managing...


June 19, 2008  10:40 AM

SAP attacked over no-bid contract

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP was recently awarded a contract worth $108 million by the government of New South Wales, a state within Australia. That's hardly news in itself, as SAP regularly picks up government deals of this scope all over the scope. What's interesting, however, is that an outspoken local technology...


June 18, 2008  10:40 AM

Most popular SAP skills

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The topic of SAP skills has been a hot issue of late. For those interested in this topic, the U.K.'s ITjobswatch provides a list of the most popular SAP skills and other data that will be very...


June 16, 2008  8:09 AM

Alleged SAP partner arrested: Beware of fraud

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Nilesh Dasondi -- President of Edison, New Jersey's Cygate Software IT services firm -- was recently arrested, along with several of his Indian employees, for defrauding the U.S. government. Dasondi is charged with bringing Indians into the U.S. on H-1B visas and putting them to work in occupations...


June 13, 2008  9:38 AM

Léo Apotheker: A dissenting view

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

By now, SAP's co-CEO -- and soon-to-be sole CEO -- Léo Apotheker has been welcomed into his new role by a host of journalists, analysts, and even the French government, which made the former SAP sales head a Knight of the Legion of Honor (whose value is surely diluted by the fact that it has...


June 10, 2008  9:57 AM

SAP’s $150 million banking megadeal

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Canada's ATB Financial is pursuing a $150 million project to rip out its legacy systems, some of which date back to the 1970s, in favor of SAP. Given that SAP also added Bank of America as a customer earlier this year, the deal points to SAP's growing strength in the North American segment of the...


June 9, 2008  10:26 AM

Spotlight on job skills: Customizing the SAP look

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

There's an SAP skills shortage underway, and people want to know how to position themselves to take advantage. One approach is to look through lists of the SAP skills for which employers are...


June 6, 2008  12:10 PM

SAP fails to settle with Oracle

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP and Oracle, embroiled in a bitter battle over SAP-owned TomorrowNow's unit's illegal downloading of Oracle support materials and other information (like software code), have failed to settle...


June 4, 2008  4:59 AM

SAP’s new certification strategy

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

In the wake of a particularly contentious entry I recently posted on the value of SAP certification, SAP careers expert

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