SAP Watch:

July, 2008


July 8, 2008  3:52 PM

How many Oracle customers did SAP actually take?



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Remember SAP’s Safe Passage initiative? Well, apparently a few Oracle customers never made it through safely. Something interesting emerged in a recent judge’s order in Oracle’s TomorrowNow lawsuit,...

July 7, 2008  10:56 AM

SAP module reorganization?



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

SAP may be on the verge of reorganization, according to Ray Wang, principal analyst at Boston-based Forrester Research. The company hinted at the new plan on July 1, 2008 in Walldorf, Germany -- but it is currently only a rumor. However, if this turns out to be true, SAP may be, "getting rid of...


July 3, 2008  1:11 PM

ASUG CEO Steve Strout on sudden SAP ERP 6.0 upgrades



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

I asked Steve Strout, CEO of ASUG for his take on the recent surge of customers upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0 since the latest enhancement package release. He was able to shed some light on the issue:

Well, I believe the 10,000 is a global number of ERP 6.0 customers who have or are in the...


July 2, 2008  10:37 AM

How SAP can hit the 100,000 customer mark by 2010



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Recently SAP released its third enhancement package for SAP ERP. SAP began releasing these enhancement packages about two years ago. Since then, by offering free upgrade packages that offer industry-specific business processes, Waldorf has been fine-tuning SAP ERP 6.0 in an attempt to cater to the...


July 2, 2008  9:58 AM

SAP CRM trounces Oracle, Salesforce.com



Posted by: JackDanahy
CRM

AMR Research has just released its CRM market analysis of 2007. There are plenty of interesting facts in the report, starting with the growth of the market. CRM revenue grew by a gaudy 12 percent in 2007, which AMR points out is “the strongest year-over-year growth for the segment since...


July 2, 2008  9:53 AM

Burnaby’s bizarre SAP justification



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

We blogged earlier about the city of Burnaby, B.C.'s SAP project, which has sucked up millions of the Canadian town's unbudgeted dollars due to project creep. That's tragic for the citizens of...


July 1, 2008  9:04 AM

Executive shakeup at SAP



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

SAP is celebrating July with an executive shakeup. As of today, the SAP Executive Board has appointed the following new members: Erwin Gunst: Gunst, formerly president of SAP's EMEA division, is now COO as well as an Executive Board Member. Bill McDermott: McDermott, formerly the president of SAP...


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