SAP Watch:

July, 2009

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July 30, 2009  5:44 PM

Predicting the next move in the predictive analytics software market



Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP BusinessObjects, SAP data management

This week's big news was IBM's SPSS acquisition. We've been assured by SAP that it won't affect its partnership with SPSS. SAP BusinessObjects sells predictive analytics through an OEM...

July 23, 2009  3:39 PM

The business of making good SaaS…that’s good for business



Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SaaS ERP, SAP

With 55 employees and light-manufacturing operations, NetSuite was an ideal enterprise software choice for GestureTek when it deployed the SaaS ERP application four years ago. But having worked with SAP at a previous employer, Gerry Sylvia, the production and logistics director, gladly would have...


July 17, 2009  1:44 PM

What’s SAP’s next move in a consolidating middleware market?



Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP NetWeaver

It's been the million dollar question -- why didn't SAP buy IDS Scheer? All the signs pointed to the beginning of a beautiful friendship -- consistent rumors that SAP may make a play for IDS Scheer, the long-time partnership, the 60% overlap in customers. When I started covering SAP more than a...


July 8, 2009  12:52 PM

Is there innovation in SAP’s SCM software strategy?



Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP SCM

"SAP's Supply Chain Management Strategy and Offerings," the topic of a recent report by Gartner Research's Andrew White, brought to mind a question that was batted around the blogosphere last month. Can the big...


July 1, 2009  8:13 PM

As Oracle advances Fusion middleware, what’s SAP’s next move?



Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP NetWeaver

"SAP will stick to software," was the headline from SAP CEO Leo Apotheker's interview in the Wall Street Journal last week. I don't think anybody's really speculated that SAP will do anything...


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