SAP Watch:

May, 2009


May 19, 2009  7:45 PM

Could Oracle be making an entrance into SAP’s SMB market with Virtual Iron?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
ERP market share, SAP, SAP virtualization

At Sapphire, I had the chance to speak with Rob Enslin, SAP's new North American president. We got onto the topic of the small and medium-sized enterprise market, where

May 14, 2009  7:42 PM

SAP maps out its sustainability strategy at Sapphire

Posted by: Mperkins
SAP, SAP sustainability

Having just returned from my first up-front exposure of the SAP world at

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May 14, 2009  6:40 PM

SAP still trying to bring cloud computing down to earth

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP cloud computing

Business ByDesign, SAP's on-demand ERP, didn't get too much play at Sapphire this year. With the product still under construction, there wasn't too much to announce. The big problem seems to be delivering on-demand software in a "profitable" way. This

May 14, 2009  12:00 PM

Four SAP products that can save you money now, according to execs…

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP Sapphire

Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe picked up the evening keynote at SAP Sapphire with a theme similar to Tuesday morning's address -- we're out here for you. To that end, the executives named pieces of software or products a company could buy now to have an almost immediate impact on...

May 7, 2009  3:05 PM

SAP vs. Oracle: Who’s ahead in the count on the maintenance fee issue?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP Enterprise Support, SAP support

"Does Chuck Phillips really get it?" That's how SAP's Bill Wohl, who wanted to chat about SAP's new Enterprise Support agreement, opened up a conversation with me Wednesday. He was...

May 5, 2009  12:43 PM

SAP makes Business Suite 7 available — should you upgrade?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP Business Suite, SAP upgrade

The newest versions of CRM, SCM, SRM and PLM --- all acronyms now flanked with the number 7 -- are all available for purchase or upgrade, SAP announced today. Along with ERP 6.0, they collectively make-up


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