SAP's software powers many enterprises, but the company is in transition with new co-CEOs and a software as a service suite called Business ByDesign that targets the mid-market. SAP's software developer network is viewed as a powerful community that can deliver answers quickly. SAP is also betting heavily on business intelligence via its acquisition of BusinessObjects.
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SAP has been moving its enterprise suite to the cloud for some time, and now it's embracing the open source cloud.
The German enterprise software giant already offers products for mid-market companies, but says the SMB division is designed specifically for businesses with 500 employees or less.
Despite a smaller-than-expected operaiting profit, the German software maker has raised its 2014 outlook for cloud-based products.
The companies say the partnership enables business users to leverage real-time location intelligence and unlock shared data in both Esri and SAP environments.
The German software giant is moving ahead full throttle with a number of initiatives centered around both connected and energy-efficient technologies in automobiles.
Coastlines NZ, a supplier of surfboards and surfwear to retailers globally, has launched on an integration process with SAP to move its manual systems into the cloud.
In late May, SAP released the latest version of their collaboration platform, Jam. Alan Lepofsky shares some insights about the product.
Despite the rapid expansion in suppliers and services, there are still areas where the cloud industry could change for the better, according to one IT director.
The latest worldwide software market share results from Gartner shows Australia's application software revenue grew 7.7 percent to AU$3.5 billion in 2013.
German software vendor signs agreement with LG's IT consulting business unit to boost deployments of SAP's cloud platform HANA in Korea.
Signs are that SAP's cloud initiatives may be paying off even among the very largest businesses, the traditional home of on-premise software.
German software vendor currently operates three data centers in Japan and Australia, and is looking to launch at least three more in the region. Globally, it's aiming to have 20 locations by end-2014 including China and India.
Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
Nominations are being accepted for a test program open to IBM and SAP clients who are curious to see if an open server platform can actually deliver business insights better than other server platforms.