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September 19, 2007  11:59 AM

A1S is now SAP Business ByDesign

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, Business ByDesign, SAP

Say goodbye to “A1S.” It is now called SAP Business ByDesign. CEO Henning Kagermann kicked off the much-anticipated, whirl-wind event with an almost-cameo 10-minute keynote. “It is the most important announcement of my career I’m making today,” the not-usually-prone-to-hyperbole...

August 27, 2007  7:07 PM

NetSuite CEO on SAP’s A1S

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, Oracle, SAP

Truth is, we don't know all that much about A1S yet. But that will all change on Sept. 19, when SAP has a big A1S bash planned. Another event approaching fast is the much-ballyhooed IPO of NetSuite, Oracle...

August 10, 2007  2:22 PM

SAP A1S: What’s in a name?

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, allinone, business one, SAP

With product code names, companies tend to lean more towards whimsical and creative. Take Microsoft. The company has used locations, like “Whistler” for Windows XP (Microsoft held design retreats in Whistler,...

July 31, 2007  6:30 PM

Beyond SAP A1S

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, allinone, business one, SAP

It's easy to lose sight of SAP's push into the midmarket beyond the never-ending hype/secrecy surrounding SAP A1S, the upcoming on-demand ERP solution slated for a 2008 release. Business One, the baby bear of the SAP family targeting the under-100 employee crowd, makes up a sizable chunk (15,000)...

July 19, 2007  5:38 PM

SAP talks A1S, Agassi in Q2 earnings call

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, SAP, trend

Earlier today, SAP released its Q2 2007 earnings results. Usually we leave coverage of that type of thing to the financial publications, but when we saw that some were expecting SAP’s profits to...

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July 5, 2007  3:47 PM

SAP A1S: The true cost of SaaS

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, SAP

We wrote about the increased crowding in the SaaS/on-demand space earlier this week, as NetSuite went public and announced ambitious plans to go up against Microsoft, SAP and others. But...

July 2, 2007  4:47 PM

NetSuite is coming, NetSuite is coming…

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, allinone, business one, SAP, soa

SAP A1S, the new on-demand ERP solution we've been hearing about for quite a while now, is something of a tease when it comes to actual specifics. We know a few basic facts, like that it'll be for the...

June 8, 2007  3:50 PM

SAP and Web 3.0

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, erp, SAP, soa

Most IT workers I talk to have trouble getting up to speed with Web 2.0. Isn't it asking for trouble to start talking about

May 17, 2007  6:41 PM

SAP and Microsoft keeps dancing — and competing

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, allinone, axapta, business one, duet, dynamics, microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The peculiar SAP-Microsoft partnership continues to deepen. We've written about this in the past, but I think Jon Reed summed up the situation best with the image of "one set of hands shaking and...

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May 10, 2007  3:40 PM

SAP A1S: what’s the deal?

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, SAP

There have been whispers about SAP's new ERP on-demand offering for quite some time, but precious little official information was available. Now the cat is out of the bag... Almost. SAP CEO Henning Kagermann and the top execs all mentioned it in their speeches and interviews at Sapphire 2007, but...

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