SAP Watch:

March, 2012

March 29, 2012  1:23 PM

Gartner Magic Quadrant: SAP again a leader in CPM software

Todd Morrison Todd Morrison Profile: Todd Morrison

This year's Gartner Magic Quadrant report named SAP as a leader in the corporate performance management (CPM) software market along with IBM and perennial adversary Oracle. Overall, Gartner gives SAP high marks for executing on its portfolio roadmap, delivering promised integrations with the...

March 23, 2012  3:31 PM

Are botched integrations that widespread?

Todd Morrison Todd Morrison Profile: Todd Morrison

Two software deployment case studies that were recently posted on shared a common thread. The companies dumped their previous system thanks largely to botched data integrations. In both cases, they blamed the implementation partner for at least some of their problems. In one case,...

March 21, 2012  4:03 PM

SAP BusinessObjects plays Moneyball

Jacquelyn Howard Jacquelyn Howard Profile: Jacquelyn Howard

Have you seen Moneyball, the film about how Billy Beane introduced a new level of baseball analytics to the Oakland A's? In the film, Jonah Hill's character is a whiz at creating programs that...

March 20, 2012  6:47 PM

SAP’s IT education courses get high marks from IDC

Todd Morrison Todd Morrison Profile: Todd Morrison

SAP is doing a few things right when it comes to its IT education courses, according to a new report by IDC. While most vendors offer training on a wide range of applications, SAP has...

March 19, 2012  3:37 PM

“Big data” in the Big Apple

Todd Morrison Todd Morrison Profile: Todd Morrison

Stephen Goldsmith is a believer that cool new technology isn't necessarily limited to private enterprise, and in many ways, the former New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations is right. At the SAP Run Better Tour in Washington, DC, Goldsmith talked about how the NYC government was able to use...

March 5, 2012  6:07 PM

Sybase Afaria 7.0 offers a better UI, if you can afford it

Todd Morrison Todd Morrison Profile: Todd Morrison

SAP has rolled out a new version of its Sybase Afaria mobile device management platform, and although it includes a number of new bells and whistles on top of an already well-developed platform, it's improvements to the UI that have most people talking. "It's definitely a big deal. A lot of the...

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