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October 2, 2008  9:44 AM

How SOA matters in SAP environments

Posted by: JackDanahy
microsoft, netweaver, SAP, soa

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been a major background piece of SAP’s product architecture since the debut of NetWeaver. However, SOA took a front seat in 2008. SOA is, strictly speaking,...

September 15, 2008  10:21 AM

SAP’s new Microsoft .NET-compatible NetWeaver tool

Posted by: JackDanahy
duet, microsoft, netweaver

The SAP-Microsoft partnership, so momentous on paper, is actually quite modest, limited as it is to Duet. A recent readership survey indicated that many SAP customers are either unfamiliar...

December 4, 2007  6:13 PM

SAP and Microsoft in talks?

Posted by: JackDanahy
microsoft, SAP, trend

Yesterday, rumors surfaced that Microsoft was in talks to acquire SAP. The news bumped SAP’s shares up, and notched Microsoft’s down. Of course, in 2004, the antitrust case...

October 25, 2007  5:23 PM

Microsoft itching to fight SAP BBD

Posted by: JackDanahy
Business ByDesign, business one, dynamics, microsoft, SAP

If you're following the developments in the SMB (small and midsize business) space, you've probably heard about the latest Microsoft move. MS Dynamics Entrepreneur Solution is a new, fully...

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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April 24, 2007  6:30 PM

Sapphire 2007 quick takes

Posted by: ITKE
duet, harmony, microsoft, SAP, sapphire

Sapphire has been a little odd this year. Not just because Shai Agassi quit and left a sizable keynote spot open (since filled by Philip Lay, managing director of The Chasm Group Advisors,) but because of the uneven pacing. Rather than start with a big bang with all the key announcements on day...

March 14, 2007  2:36 PM

Oracle's Hyperion deal: challenges, opportunities and expert predictions

Posted by: ITKE
microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Not surprisingly, the Web has been abuzz with speculation and opinions since Oracle announced its intent to purchase BI firm Hyperion two weeks ago.  The bulk of bloggers and writers seems to argue that SAP needs to up the ante and make a big acquisition of its own. Ventana Research...

February 1, 2007  2:43 AM

SAP under fire: Axel speaks out on what SAP should do next

Posted by: ITKE
axapta, dynamics, erp, microsoft, SAP, soa, xi

You've probably read Axel Angeli's guest editorial SAP under fire: Axel Angeli on why 2007 will be tough for SAP. Not surprisingly, there was an avalanche...

January 31, 2007  9:07 PM

SAP under fire: Axel responds

Posted by: ITKE
asug, axapta, dynamics, enterprise, erp, microsoft, SAP, soa, xi

We received a tremendous amount of reader feedback on veteran site expert Axel Angeli's recent guest editorial SAP under fire: Axel Angeli on why 2007 will be...

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January 26, 2007  7:01 PM

SAP under fire: Axel Angeli on why 2007 will be tough for SAP

Posted by: ITKE
axapta, dynamics, enterprise, erp, microsoft, Oracle, SAP, service, soa

Axel Angeli is a veteran SAP guru with a reputation for brutal honesty about the ERP market. You probably saw his predictions for SAP trends 2007 the other week. Well, Axel had more insights...

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