SAP Watch:

September, 2008

September 23, 2008  11:34 AM

Has SAP conveyed the value in Enterprise Support?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

 I spoke with Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin yesterday for an update on their third-party support offering for SAP R/3 customers.

Rimini Street will begin rolling out the service to a pilot...

September 18, 2008  2:40 PM

How SAP is making friends, and Web 2.0

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Famed former CEO Jack Welch singles out SAP in this article in the latest issue of BusinessWeek, as a beacon of how to boost customer loyalty, specifically, by building user communities and...

September 15, 2008  10:21 AM

SAP’s new Microsoft .NET-compatible NetWeaver tool

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The SAP-Microsoft partnership, so momentous on paper, is actually quite modest, limited as it is to Duet. A recent readership survey indicated that many SAP customers are either unfamiliar...

September 11, 2008  8:54 AM

Connect, collaborate and co-innovate

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Amidst talk of upgrades, Business Objects and excitement over the racecar demo in the Community Clubhouse, SAP has been encouraging professionals here to join the SDN and the BPX communities.

It brings up this year's TechEd theme -- connect, collaborate and co-innovate, one that seemed...

September 5, 2008  3:48 PM

Get ready to fall into Business Objects

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

News from SAP this summer centered around three topics -- TomorrowNow's closure, the maintenance fee increase and Business Objects. Summer's end leads to "conference...

September 5, 2008  9:43 AM

What to do when you can’t get an SAP job

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The SAP skills shortage has been conclusively documented by research from Foote Partners and AMR Research as well as by independent consultants such as Jon Reed and Justin Burmeister. However, it is also true that a number of people who would like to work in SAP are unable to do so. One such reader...

September 4, 2008  10:29 AM

SAP introduces BPX certification: Bridging IT and business

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SAP’s upcoming TechEd event in Las Vegas will see the debut of an official BPX certification. BPX, SAP’s shorthand for Business Process Expert, will officially take its place alongside SAP’s

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