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SAP Business ByDesign: will it reduce project failures?

SAP's new Business ByDesign (formerly called A1S) software as a service (SaaS) offering represents a substantial departure from previous SAP products. What are the implications of Business ByDesign on deployment and implementation; in other words, will this new product reduce implementation failures?

September 19, 2007 by

SAP Business ByDesign: first analysis

SAP's new A1S offering, formally called Business ByDesign, is intended for companies between 100-500 employees, which do not have deep vertical market software requirements. SAP believes this $15 billion market will help SAP dramatically expand its business over the coming years.

September 19, 2007 by

Welcome to the party, SAP

As the minutes tick away to the launch of SAP's long-awaited A1S, my inbox has been filling up with emails from incumbent SaaS vendors, eager to pitch in with their own reactions

September 19, 2007 by

SAP A1S: the big day

Today, SAP formally unveils A1S, code name for SAP's attempt to reinvent itself as an SME-friendly company. More than that, A1S represents SAP's opportunity to compete against smaller, more nimble competitors such as Salesforce.

September 19, 2007 by

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SAP's slow hand A1S play

On the one hand, SAP is readying itself for a volume play, looking to ramp up to 'thousands of customers.' On on the other hand, Henning Kagermann is not promising investors Web 2.0 style viral sales miracles. Viewed from an investment analyst position, nothing could be worse

September 18, 2007 by

SAP's A1S: love, not pricing, is key

SAP's announcement of A1S, it's software as a service (SaaS) product for small business, will take place tomorrow in New York City. Speculation is running high whether this product will succeed or fail, and the impact A1S will have on SAP as a whole.

September 18, 2007 by

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December 15, 2014 By Lars Sams

Can SAP learn to speak SME with A1S?

SAP faces tough challenges as it prepares for the September 19 launch of A1S, code name for the company's new small business offering, to be delivered in the form of software as a service (SaaS). A1S represents SAP's hope to expand into the important small and medium enterprise (SME) market.

September 17, 2007 by

Disrupting the business SAP style

Larry Dignan has the latest update in the never-ending A1S saga but leaves some lingering questions:In the mid-market there will likely be “rental models” that resemble traditional leasing arrangements with customers. These models aren’t new, but are rare today.

September 5, 2007 by

SAP's A1S still shrouded in the mists

Guest post: AccMan blogger and deep thinker on enterprise software Dennis Howlett, along with some of the other Enterprise Irregulars, is in Vienna for SAP's Euro Sapphire conference. It covers the same material as Sapphire Atlanta, which Dennis attended and took place last month.

May 15, 2007 by

Software 2007: SAP's new code

SAP co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hasso Plattner gave a reprise of his "New Idea" Sapphire  presentation at Software 2007. The presentation covers many concepts (see below), which I wrote about in this post from SAP's Sapphire conference in Atlanta last month, that underlie SAP's new code base, code-named A1S, aimed at small- and medium-sized business and due sometime in 2008.

May 8, 2007 by

Hasso Plattner outlines SAP's software vision

Over 35 years since co-founding SAP, Hasso Plattner has been seeking to transform business software. Speaking at SAP annual Sapphire conference in Atlanta, Plattner gave a seminar on next-generation software, in which he detailed many of the main principles behind the company's next-generation product A1S business suite, without mentioning the code-named product, which is due to ship next year (I wrote about A1S here, from a conversation with Hans-Peter Klaey, president of Global SME for SAP).

April 23, 2007 by

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