SAP Watch:

May, 2008

May 12, 2008  8:52 AM

Burnaby: another SAP cost overrun

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The city of Burnaby, British Columbia (B.C.) is a small Canadian town that could furnish the next big SAP cost overrun story. In 2005, Burnaby committed $10 million (in Canadian currency, which is currently close to even with the U.S. dollar) to an SAP financials system. Now, in 2008, an article...

May 6, 2008  9:20 AM

Where SAP is going

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

ORLANDO—One of the general anxieties at this or any other SAPPHIRE is about SAP’s strategic direction. The perennial question for customers old and new, as well as for prospects, is: “Where is SAP going, and how will it impact me?”

A new report...

May 5, 2008  4:27 PM

The changing role of the finance organization

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAPPHIRE is not only a place to hear about the latest SAP developments but also an important source of business strategy news. For example, today IBM released its Global CFO Study 2008 at SAPPHIRE today, with the CEO study to appear tomorrow. IBM’s CFO Study, executed in cooperation with The...

May 1, 2008  10:15 AM

SAP’s Q1: The shape of things to come

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP's Q1 results just came in at the lower range of SAP's guidance. The Americas software and services business was down 13 percent from Q1 2007, indicating that the U.S. recession is registering a meaningful impact on software spending across the board (since Oracle's and Microsoft's numbers were...

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