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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?
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.
SAP rolled out SAP Business ByDesign, the software formerly known as A1S, Wednesday. The on-demand application targets the midmarket.
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
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.
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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
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.
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As Salesforce rebrands Apex and consolidates a bunch of other stuff to Force.com, SAP is gearing up for its A1S global launch here in New York tomorrow.
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.
It's going to a hard week for Salesforce.com and Marc Benioff.
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.
SAP CEO Henning Kagermann did one of his last warm-ups before the company rolls out its A1S midmarket suite on Sept. 19.
SAP has unveiled more details of its attack on the mid-market, touting the virtues of its soon to be released, all-in-one suite the A1S.
ERP specialist has given more details on the plans behind its upcoming A1S business and product suite aimed at medium-sized companies
Delivering software over the Internet presents a critical challenge to traditional software business models, SAP chairman Hasso Plattner said in a speech last week. But that challenge to SAP won't come from the company's own A1S project, he hastily added in a press statement later.
In what I hope will be a regularly recurring podcast here on ZDNet, we've launched our first "MonkCast." On a periodic basis (weekly is the goal), I'll be interviewing James Governor, principal analyst and co-founder of the research outfit Redmonk (see his blog) and his fellow researchers at Redmonk (Michael Coté and Stephen O'Grady).
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.
Company's co-founder provides more details on A1S, a new version of its applications still in development.
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.
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).
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