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January 11, 2007  3:36 PM

SAP trends 2007, part two

Posted by: ITKE
analytics, CRM, erp, microsoft, netweaver, Oracle, SAP, trend

We recently asked veteran SAP guru Axel Angeli for his predictions of the major SAP trends in 2007. Now it's time to turn our attention to Mark Smith, CEO at Ventana Research, for his take on...

January 8, 2007  10:13 PM

SAP trends 2007, part one

Posted by: ITKE
dynamics, erp, microsoft, SAP, trend, xi

Like everyone else, we at curious about what the new year will bring for SAP and the ERP market in general. To find out, we decided to check in with some prominent SAP experts on their predictions for the big trends in 2007 and beyond. First out is veteran site expert

October 23, 2006  2:26 PM

SAP All-in-One vs. MS Dynamics

Posted by: ITKE
allinone, dynamics, microsoft, SAP

You have probably noticed that Microsoft is getting more assertive about its Dynamics line of products. Massive advertising, press releases, increased presence at events ... It's pretty obvious the 'softies are no longer content to play second fiddle to SAP, merely picking up the small...

August 25, 2006  1:57 PM

SearchSAP readers speak out on Duet

Posted by: ITKE
duet, mendocino, microsoft, SAP

What do real-life SAP users think about Duet? We recently asked our readers to share their two cents on the new product. The vast majority of the 100+ readers who were kind enough to submit comments to us were overwhelmingly positive. No doubt about it -- the buzz we saw around the Duet booth at...

August 23, 2006  9:26 AM

Podcast: SAP, Microsoft Duet software costs, viability questioned

Posted by: ITKE
duet, microsoft, SAP

I recently interviewed Jim Murphy, a research director at Boston-based AMR Research Inc. about his recent survey of SAP customers on the jointly developed SAP-Microsoft Duet software. Overall, respondents saw the value that could be gained using the software, which melds SAP data with the familiar...

August 11, 2006  2:29 PM

SAP, Microsoft Duet versus Lotus Notes?

Posted by: ITKE
duet, microsoft, SAP

AMR Research recently surveyed a group of SAP customers who were familiar with the new Microsoft-SAP Duet software and came out with some interesting albeit very preliminary results.


July 20, 2006  3:37 PM

SAP readies Duet additions

Posted by: ITKE
duet, mendocino, microsoft, SAP

Developer tools that allow companies customize unique scenarios and enable independent software vendors to develop new features will be released. SAP plans to make an announcement in September at

May 23, 2006  4:20 PM

What is Argo? Extension of SAP enterprise search to Google

Posted by: ITKE
microsoft, SAP

During a session at the Sapphire user conference in Orlando, Fla., last week an SAP executive mentioned Argo albeit briefly as a colleague of mine sat quietly in a room full of attendees. SAP executives wouldn’t elaborate about Argo during the conference and during a panel discussion with...

May 2, 2006  2:50 PM

Mendocino becomes Duet

Posted by: ITKE
duet, mendocino, microsoft, SAP

SAP and Microsoft have made it official: the project codenamed Mendocino is now unveiled and will henceforth be known as Duet. It will roll out on schedule in June this year. As part of the launch, SAP and Microsoft have created a website,, and will follow...

March 10, 2006  5:17 PM

Mendocino update

Posted by: ITKE
mendocino, microsoft, SAP

The joint SAP-Microsoft project codenamed Mendocino is beginning to assume a more solid shape by the week. When we first wrote about Mendocino last year, a lot of the details...

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