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May 31, 2013 By gicom GmbH

SAP upgrade hurts Ingram Australia

The global headquarters of technology distributor Ingram Micro has blamed declining financial performance over the first quarter of its 2011 financial year specifically on failings associated with a troubled upgrade to a new SAP-based enterprise system in Australia.

May 1, 2011 by

AboveSoft Utilities

AboveSoft Utilities is a set of tools for SAP and ABAP. AboveSoft Utilities includes the following applications: AboveSoft Analyzer:...

March 19, 2009 By AboveSoft

The inspiration for Business Suite 7

A different germ for changeEarlier today, at the Business Suite 7 (BS7) announcement, I speculated that SAP took some great performance and enhancement technology from its Business ByDesign (BBD) product line and related architecture and incorporated those into the new BS7 suite.In a meeting with some of the Enterprise Irregulars, Leo Apotheker, Co-CEO of SAP AG, corrected this perception.

February 4, 2009 by

Breaking: SAP User Group fires CEO

The American SAP User Group is understood to have fired Steve Strout, the organization's first full time CEO. Sources close to ASUG say that an email was sent by the ASUG board to all members suggesting that the board had become dis-satisfied with Strout's performance and want 'alternative leadership' who will better further member interests.

November 25, 2008 by

SAP Business By Design likely to be delayed

Sketchy reports coming out of Germany are saying that SAP's Business By Design is likely to be delayed. According to Handelsblatt:An SAP developer speaking to Handelsblatt claimed (in German) that ByDesign was suffering from performance issues and bugs that would delay general availability until perhaps the end of 2009.

April 28, 2008 by

Economist Intelligence Unit on sustainability

The Economist Intelligence Unit this week publishes a report on the state of business and sustainability entitled: Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challenge. (Disclosure: SAP was amongst a number of co-sponsors of this report) The report captures nicely the zeitgeist - most businesses have accepted sustainability as a mainstream concern but struggle to integrate it meaningfully into strategy and performance management.

February 12, 2008 by

SAP Does CPM: Et Tu, Oracle

SAP has fired back at Oracle, in rather short order, with the acquisition of OutlookSoft, a corporate performance management vendor based in Stamford, Conn. It looks like short order of course, as Oracle announced its Hyperion acquisition a scant two months ago.

May 8, 2007 by

SAP acquires OutlookSoft for corporate performance management

SAP doesn't go after the big fish like its rival Oracle, but it occasionally picks up a relatively smaller strategic acquisition. OutlookSoft will give SAP another entry point, beyond its core ERP software, into the CFO office with corporate performance management solution, covering planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation.

May 8, 2007 by

Leapfrog on the Desktop

No good idea goes unchallenged, and today’s announcement at the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference that Office has become the new client for its enterprise applications suite follows on the extraordinary success that the Office gang has already registered in the SAP market. That success , aka Duet, has been one of the bright spots in SAP’s otherwise lackluster financial performance of late.

March 12, 2007 by

SAP: Less mature open source won't survive enterprise consolidation

Peter Graf, SAP executive vice president of solution marketing, gave his company’s point of view on open source this morning at the Open Source Business Conference. He started out with a list of open source products that SAP uses, like every other enterprise software company, and how the total price-to-performance ratio of SAP on Linux was 50 times better on Linux than on Unix.

February 15, 2006 by

Multi-core licensing

vendors to establish genuine throughput metrics and price accordingly. BothOracle and SAP, for example, maintain benchmark suites and could easily develop a licensingcost scheme based on real relative performance

September 5, 2005 by

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