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May 5, 2009  12:43 PM

SAP makes Business Suite 7 available — should you upgrade?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP Business Suite, SAP upgrade

The newest versions of CRM, SCM, SRM and PLM --- all acronyms now flanked with the number 7 -- are all available for purchase or upgrade, SAP announced today. Along with ERP 6.0, they collectively make-up

April 30, 2009  6:33 PM

What does SAP have to say about the Oracle-Sun deal?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
Oracle-Sun, SAP, SAP vs. Oracle

You can always count on...

April 24, 2009  2:42 PM

Easing your fears of SAP virtualization support

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP virtualization

Support has been one of the biggest issues surrounding SAP virtualization, especially when it comes to moving mission-critical applications to virtual environments. Typically, when there's a problem with a virtualized application the application vendor will tell the IT shop it must uninstall the...

April 20, 2009  8:35 PM

Going green kicks off SAP Virtualization week

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP virtualization

SAP announced an interesting initiative today -- the Green IT community. Dozens of SAP customers and partners will work together to research and develop sustainable software. Customers such as Colgate and partners like VMware, Citrix and Sun (SAP said it's too early to tell if

April 15, 2009  12:36 PM

SAP to NetSuite: “Impact on our business is negligible”

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
NetSuite, SAP, SAP Business ByDesign

 NetSuite's latest attempt to poach customers from SAP finally struck a nerve with the enterprise software giant, which Tuesday offered its point of view on the SaaS vendor's new

March 27, 2009  2:55 PM

Keeping the talent, and finding the time, for strategic SAP projects

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP skills

Amidst the rumors of the onslaught of layoffs at IBM, I am reminded of a theme that keeps resurfacing in my talks with analysts and customers -- the importance of holding on to...

March 13, 2009  8:50 PM

Who wants SAP on the iPhone?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

iPhones are cool. I don’t have one, but people in my office have been kind enough to let me use theirs. I love that app that picks a restaurant for you when you shake the phone. But that’s what I associate with the iPhone -- fun, not business. I know people who use the iPhone to access...

February 26, 2009  3:32 PM

Where will SAP’s new North American leader find new customers?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP trends

Rob Enslin will serve as president of SAP North America, SAP announced Wednesday. Seem like he's got his work cut out for him. It’s no secret that selling software now is tougher, in the United States at least, for every vendor, than it has been in the last few years.

February 23, 2009  4:55 PM

Is certification the ticket to a more successful SAP implementation?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP certifications, SAP implementation

I recently spoke with a company with a unique story -- they were actually growing their landscape supply business despite the recession. They credited their SAP Business One software...

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February 5, 2009  10:09 PM

SAP: We’re not restricting customers from seeking third-party support

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP support

SAP is not putting clauses into contracts that restrict customers from seeking third-party maintenance despite claims to the contrary, an SAP spokesman said today. But claims that the vendor was doing so put maintenance and support back on the radar yesterday, sparked by a post on

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