SAP Watch:

March, 2010


March 29, 2010  2:07 PM

Early SAP GRC customers discuss their experiences

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

We may not know exactly what the federal U.S. government's latest plans are for banks, healthcare and the environment may, but one thing is clear: more regulation is on the way. So it's not surprising that SAP has been pushing its

March 22, 2010  8:04 PM

Could a stronger partnership with Microsoft be in SAP’s future?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said something during a press conference last week that hasn't gotten too much attention - SAP's goal is to reach 1 billion users. Well, in order to do that, they have to get over one big hurdle -- they have to provide a lot better user interface with a lot more end...

March 18, 2010  1:58 PM

SaaS scores lower than on-premise in business benefits

Posted by: Mperkins
erp, SaaS, SAP implementation

Panorama Consulting just came out with its annual ERP report. Not surprisingly, when it comes to timing and costs, traditional on-premise ERP implementations are taking a back seat to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted/on-demand offerings. SaaS is implemented in less time (11.6 months) and...

March 3, 2010  9:27 PM

Should SAP buy Sybase?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe fielded a few questions about acquisitions during Tuesday's CeBIT press conference. With the importance SAP said it's placing on mobile and...

March 3, 2010  9:23 PM

Will 2010 be the year of the SAP upgrade?

Posted by: Mperkins
SAP, SAP ECC 6, SAP ERP, SAP upgrade

Not long ago, former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker made the prediction that all of the company's customers would have upgraded to SAP ECC 6.0 by 2010. With 2010 now upon us, the estimate might seem unlikely. About half of SAP's ERP users have upgraded, analysts say. But several factors seem to...


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