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Thanks to HANA and cloud, SAP has met its financial forecast and has posted strong Q3 performance.
SAP has introduced a new on-demand platform for real-time insight into performance management.
Red Hat announced today availability of its enterprise Linux 6.2 distribution with significant performance improvements for SAP, VMWare, Samba, storage/file servers and Active Directory,
Are PC makers finally getting the message that their customers don't want crapware? A close look at three consumer PCs delivers a mixed answer.
Accenture has unveiled a new private cloud platform that promises to lower costs while boosting performance and supporting SAP solutions.
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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.
As for the PlayBook, SAP executives said that it's too early to tell how the device fares. The plan is to get PlayBooks to users internally at SAP so they can leverage enterprise performance management tools.
For SAP, the in-memory push is the latest installment of a broader vision. SAP released its High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) late last year.
Indian IT services company Wipro and German enterprise software firm SAP will collaborate on sustainability performance and energy management products.
Last week I had the opportunity to spend time with SAP CTO Vishal Sikka and separately SAP executive board member John Schwarz, and I've been ruminating on our conversations a lot since those meetings. Fortunately I was part of a group of bloggers who have been following SAP closely, and their questions and insight were a valuable addition to the conversations and my education given their deep knowledge and practical experience.
The SAP User Group Network has secured an agreement whereby the company must meet a set of key performance indicators to justify the price rises it proposed last year
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAP provided another data point on the health of the tech economy, outlining that its fourth quarter performance is on track.
Congratulations to SAP for a great quarter as reported by Larry Dignan. Having seen Henning Kagermann's restrained performance at TechEd, I wondered whether the company had blown up for this reporting period.
SAP will embed Informatica's integration software products into its performance-management and analytic apps, as well as the NetWeaver platform
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.
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.