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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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.
The idea of running transactions and analytics on the same database is not new but it's been held back by technology. But things in the hybrid world have been changing.
SAP and VMware are hoping to encourage more businesses to virtualize their database platforms.
The enterprise resource planning provided by the Brazilian company is the first choice for smaller companies
SAP says it is fully on track to meet the outlook for the business year, but warns a strong euro may hamper results.
The software giant reinforces its cloud commitment with a push to build out its Financial Asset Management platform and its collaboration with Accenture.
A big motive for SAP's move to offer Business Suite as a subscription service is to take away rivals' cloud-first arguments and offer a viable option to stay with the company.
Coco-Cola Amatil (CCA) has signed a "multimillion dollar" agreement with IBM to move its SAP infrastructure for its South Pacific operation into the cloud.
Enprise Group, which sold cloud provisioning system EMS Cortex to Citrix in 2011, reenters the cloud software market.
The average lifespan of the traditional enterprise is plummeting rapidly, largely due to inability to adapt to today's fast changing technologies.
SAP said Fieldglass strengthens its cloud portfolio, making it a competitive solution for employers looking to nimbly manage flexible workforces.
SAP will now resell Adobe Marketing Cloud with its HANA platform and the hybris e-commerce suite. Both companies will chip in for marketing, sales and development costs.
Following Facebook's lead earlier this month, SAP wants everyone to know how much it cares about the environment, starting in the datacenter.
Fire and Rescue NSW has implemented SAP Business Suite software powered by SAP HANA to help it share data across all three major state emergency service agencies.