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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 9, 2007  3:08 PM

SAP BPM slippage feedback

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, SAP, xi

Our recent article about how SAP has slipped in Forrester's rankings for the integration-centric BPM market generated some pretty good feedback. One particularly interesting...

November 13, 2006  3:54 PM

Infor, QAD challenging SAP and Oracle?

Posted by: ITKE
fusion, Oracle, SAP

It's easy to get stuck on the ongoing SAP vs. Oracle smackdown thinking it's the only game in town. Sure enough, with Oracle's rapid growth through acquisitions (Siebel, PeopleSoft etc.) the two 800 lb. gorillas tend to hog the ERP stage while smaller fry are merely viewed as...

September 22, 2006  10:48 AM

SAP stops clock on mySAP ERP 2005

Posted by: ITKE
esa, Oracle, SAP, soa

At last week’s TechEd conference in Las Vegas, SAP put the breaks on the latest version of its software suite, mySAP ERP 2005. An upgraded version won’t be released until 2010. Until then, SAP plans releases of feature enhancements around specific modules.

The move was...

July 13, 2006  1:10 PM

SAP loses ground to Oracle

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, SAP

SAP reported lower than expected sales in its second quarter. Company executives said the software vendor also lost market share to Oracle and Microsoft, adding fuel to the battle raging for ERP market superiority.
SAP CEO Henning Kagermann said the market share loss was only a...

May 18, 2006  10:27 AM

SAP admits role in bouncing NetSuite from Sapphire hotel

Posted by: ITKE
asug, Oracle, SAP, sapphire

SAP spokesman Bill Wohl confirmed that SAP played a role in getting a NetSuite event ousted from a nearby hotel during the Sapphire and America's SAP User's Group  conferences this week. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson told reporters invited to a press and analyst cocktail hour that it was...

May 12, 2006  3:20 PM

NetSuite event near SAP Sapphire canceled

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, sapphire

Some NetSuite executives are saying that a press and analyst cocktail hour with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson may have been quashed through some pressure from SAP executives. Nelson was scheduled to speak Wednesday at The Rosen Centre, a hotel and...

May 9, 2006  9:38 AM

SAP, Oracle take back seat in RFID race

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, rfid, SAP

Just about two years ago, SAP was ambitious about the opportunities that abound for the use of radio frequency identification technology. SAP made a splash with its Auto-ID initiative, mostly focused on getting manufacturers and distributors to meet government and retail...

May 5, 2006  3:00 PM

Are IT skill certifications worth it?

Posted by: ITKE
abap, Oracle, SAP

I recently had an interview with David Foote, president of IT research consultancy Foote Partners LLC.

Are IT skill certifications worth it? The answer is a little complicated, but according to Foote's latest research, non-certified skills are growing more valuable than certified...

April 17, 2006  5:45 PM

Client acceptance: the forgotten piece of the SAP-Oracle puzzle?

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, SAP, service reader Prafull Thakkar, HR Manager at Jet Airways in India, sent in this straggler comment on the SAP vs. Oracle debate:

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