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 two companies will prioritize the joint technologies throughout 2014 and target industries such as financial services, telecommunications, retail and consumer products.
After missing expectations in Q3 due to macroeconomic challenges and the rupee's depreciation, SAP expects its India business to rebound with bright spots in mobile and cloud.
Thanks to HANA and cloud, SAP has met its financial forecast and has posted strong Q3 performance.
The company's mid-market business software suite will be wound down but not shut down, according to a German magazine.
The firm has added two more consultancy firms to its stable, partnering with Quattro to boost its cloud and CRM capabilities, and with NXG to provide better EPM solutions.
It may make more money from business apps than any other vendor but customers say they aren't clear about SAP's future strategy.
A significant rise in the number of companies using SAP's BusinessObjects business-intelligence software is accompanied by dissatisfaction about disjointed support.
The VC arm of the software giant is also launching a new direct-investment fund with a focus on big data startups.
Rimini Street ultimately wants to be a support vendor for customers who have software as a service applications, on-premise software and even as a white label provider to software companies.
SAP's bottom line to Oracle? "Welcome to the party. The water is warm. Let's jump in. The industry is waiting."
The move is part of a partnership with the government to foster tech-based innovation in the country
The outgoing SAP co-chief executive will join Siemens' supervisory board, two months after he announced he would move on from the German enterprise software giant.
Although the annual expo has traditionally been a magnet (and barometer) for consumer startups, there has been a noticeably larger enterprise presence at this year's TC Disrupt.
The proposed acquisition of predictive-analytics firm KXEN is designed to help SAP automate more business modelling tasks for non data scientists.
The investment will be used to expand Virtustream's infrastructure-as-a-service capacity