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SAP: People don't buy a system, they buy into an ecosystem

I'm heading back from SAP's analyst summit in Las Vegas. Several Enterprise Irregulars have weighed in (Jeff Nolan, Dennis Howlett, Jason Wood)on revelations, mostly reaffirmations of previous statements about the company's roadmap and aspirations, from the event.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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SAP going after mid-market with new ERP suite

During his keynote at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit, Products & Technology Group President Shai Agassi shed some light on the company's strategy for addressing the mid-market, firms with $100 to $200 million in revenue and 100 to 2499 employees. In mid-2007, the company is expected to release a new version of its All-in-One suite, based on SAP's mySAP ERP 2005 and NetWeaver platform.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


Intersilo vs. intrasilo identities

Identity systems that support user-centric identities and let users use a single identifier on multiple sites are on the horizon, but will they just support better access to the same old silos that vendors have kept us in for years?

December 4, 2006 by Phil Windley


SAP rolls out first enchancement package for mySAP ERP

SAP released the first enhancement package for mySAP ERP 2005, extending the functionality in the areas of human capital management (HCM), financials and in the manufacturing and retail verticals. The specific enhancement components are optional for customers and are included in the standard license and maintenance fees.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


SAP crossing the chasm by the end of 2007

Following SAP CEO Henning Kagermann’s  presentation at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit, Shai Agassi, president of the Product & Technology Group, laid out the company's technical vision. He believes that SAP is in position to lead the chasm-crossing from the client-server model to enterprise SOA, and become the dominant software platform.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


SAP bets on enterprise SOA, but are customers ready?

"It’s not necessary to buy companies to get growth,” said SAP CEO Henning Kagermann, speaking at the company’s fourth annual analyst summit. He was referring to rival Oracle’s approach to growth, spending more than $20 billion on acquisitions, and pointed to SAP’s 11 consecutive quarters of growth and market share gains as evidence that his company’s organic growth path has been validated.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber