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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Available in the fall, HP's ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA can deliver 12 terabytes of data in one memory pool.
IBM said it will deliver SAP HANA, the HANA One service and other applications such as Business Suite and BusinessObjects on SoftLayer.
The partnership will aim to combine SAP software with IBM's implementation and configuration services.
SAP Australia and New Zealand's chief operation officer Greg Miller has been appointed the general manager of the company's Global Partner Operations organisation to accelerate the company's cloud platform, SAP HANA.
Brazilian ERP company goes shopping again
Updated versions of the Work Manager, Inventory Manager, CRM Service Manager apps will only be available on the latest version of its mobile platform.
Bill McDermott becomes the sole CEO of SAP and the first American to run the enterprise software giant.
SAP will use SeeWhy's behavior-based 1:1 marketing muscle to flesh out the Swiss e-commerce platform Hyrbis that it acquired last year.
Microsoft and SAP are extending their 20-year partnership with new deliverables on the cloud, business-intelligence and mobile-app front.
As software company SAP switches to the cloud, fewer staff will be needed on site.
Oracle won $1.3 billion against SAP, but that was later thrown out by a district judge. Oracle wants that reinstated, but the third court to look at the case appears wary.
SAP's reorganization continues after losing key executives overseeing technology and cloud sales.
The devil will be in the details and functionality for any HANA vs. Hadoop configurations, but the primary takeaway is that SAP's pricing isn't way off.
SAP and VMware are hoping to encourage more businesses to virtualize their database platforms.