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September 14, 2009  6:00 PM

Why the wait for Business ByDesign?

Posted by: Barney Beal
Business ByDesign, SAP

Well, the Business ByDesign news is in from a recent SAP event in London with members of SAP's SME team and the most interesting thing about it is the lack of any new details - or a ship date - for the service analysts once touted as "most comprehensive SaaS ERP offering on the market." SAP is...

September 3, 2009  8:47 PM

Have ARRA reporting requirements stimulated software purchases?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP public sector

A few months ago, I wrote about how some of the big vendors -- SAP and IBM most notably -- were selling software packages to help governments deal with the new American Recovery and Reinvestment...

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August 28, 2009  7:10 PM

Will Rimini Street, and third-party support, be drawn into Oracle’s lawsuit against SAP?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP maintenance, SAP support, SAP vs. Oracle

Oracle's demand for Rimini Street to give it information in its lawsuit against SAP wasn't the only development in the SAP vs. Oracle saga last week. Oracle also filed more allegations in...

August 21, 2009  2:23 PM

As Oracle’s day in the Sun inches closer, SAP continues to sunblock

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
Oracle, SAP

This week, Oracle took a step closer to offering the McDonald's value meal of the tech world - the U.S. Justice Department giving the green light to a deal with Sun that will have Oracle...

August 14, 2009  6:58 PM

What SAP product or service would make your life easier?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

One of the more interesting questions during last week's "Does IT Matter" forum in Boston came from

August 6, 2009  1:06 PM

Outliers: Some SAP customers not focusing on quick projects, quick SAP ROI

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

SAP held a roundtable in Boston yesterday afternoon, which featured a good sampling of industries and a who's who of some of SAP's biggest, and soon to be biggest, customers - Raytheon, Day & Zimmermann, Boston University, and GT Solar. With the exception of Boston University, which is about...

July 30, 2009  5:44 PM

Predicting the next move in the predictive analytics software market

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP BusinessObjects, SAP data management

This week's big news was IBM's SPSS acquisition. We've been assured by SAP that it won't affect its partnership with SPSS. SAP BusinessObjects sells predictive analytics through an OEM...

July 23, 2009  3:39 PM

The business of making good SaaS…that’s good for business

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

With 55 employees and light-manufacturing operations, NetSuite was an ideal enterprise software choice for GestureTek when it deployed the SaaS ERP application four years ago. But having worked with SAP at a previous employer, Gerry Sylvia, the production and logistics director, gladly would have...

July 17, 2009  1:44 PM

What’s SAP’s next move in a consolidating middleware market?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP NetWeaver

It's been the million dollar question -- why didn't SAP buy IDS Scheer? All the signs pointed to the beginning of a beautiful friendship -- consistent rumors that SAP may make a play for IDS Scheer, the long-time partnership, the 60% overlap in customers. When I started covering SAP more than a...

July 8, 2009  12:52 PM

Is there innovation in SAP’s SCM software strategy?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

"SAP's Supply Chain Management Strategy and Offerings," the topic of a recent report by Gartner Research's Andrew White, brought to mind a question that was batted around the blogosphere last month. Can the big...

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