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April 9, 2008  5:18 AM

Rimini Street won’t buy TomorrowNow



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

TomorrowNow, the support company that specializes in PeopleSoft, was acquired by SAP in 2005 and hit with an

April 8, 2008  8:31 AM

SAP certification: anatomy of a false promise



Posted by: JackDanahy
india, SAP

Is SAP certification worth much? It depends on who you ask. The JKT-SAP Solution Academy of India is a firm believer in the value of certification, making the following assurances on its website: 1. The certificate shows that the consultant has sound knowledge of the SAP system in the area in...


April 7, 2008  11:04 AM

SAP’s unexpected infrastructure investment



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

SAP Ventures is one of the companies that has invested $15 million in Imprivata, an identity and access management technology company that offers both hardware and software. SAP Ventures was particularly impressed by Imprivata's ability to "address compliance and insider security threats,"...


April 4, 2008  10:37 AM

Benioff v. Plattner: let history decide



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and former SAP CEO Hasso Plattner squared off in a Churchill Club-sponsored debate, at the Computer History Museum yesterday, on the topic of the future of enterprise software. Naturally, each man championed his company's vision, with Benioff touting


April 3, 2008  10:46 AM

How ERP speeds order-to-cash cycle



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

A recent Aberdeen survey co-sponsored by SAP discovered ERP's ability to speed up the order-to-cash cycle in specific, measurable ways. The key takeaway is the following checklist of what best-in-class order-to-cash companies (those with the fastest cash flow) are doing:

  • Standardizing...


April 2, 2008  1:15 PM

SAP’s heir apparent



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

As expected, SAP has nominated Léo Apotheker to be co-CEO along with Henning Kagermann. It is highly likely that Kagermann will step down from the position in 2009, leaving Apotheker in sole charge...


April 1, 2008  11:50 AM

Waste Management versus SAP: Allegations and details



Posted by: JackDanahy
lawsuit, SAP

Waste Management is suing SAP for over $100 million in damages alleged to arise from SAP's "fraud" in misrepresenting its waste management software to the company. Those interested in learning...


March 27, 2008  10:11 AM

SAP sued by Waste Management



Posted by: JackDanahy
lawsuit, SAP

Waste Management, which spent $100 million on SAP software and characterized the project as a "complete failure" in a lawsuit filed March 20, is out for blood. The company seeks damages, including punitive damages, from SAP, whose Waste and Recycling Software software was excoriated by Waste...


March 26, 2008  9:41 AM

SAP’s Korean R&D center



Posted by: JackDanahy
Business Objects, erp, service

SAP will establish an R&D center in Seoul, South Korea, according to Korea.net. The deal, brokered by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), will see SAP hire 53 employees and invest $21 million over the coming three years. SAP Korea will be...


March 24, 2008  10:09 AM

DTE’s $120 million SAP overrun



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP, training

A recent article in Crain's Detroit Business disclosed that DTE Energy Co. of Michigan posted a $120 million overrun in the cost of its SAP project. DTE, which had budgeted $263 million towards its SAP project in 2003, finished the migration in 2007 at a total cost of $383 million. While only...


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