As the minutes tick away to the launch of SAP's long-awaited hosted ERP system for the midmarket, hitherto codenamed A1S, my inbox has been filling up with emails from incumbent SaaS vendors, eager to pitch in with their own reactions to what they expect SAP to announce. Trouble is, they don't really know the detail of what SAP is going to unveil, so they're taking stabs in the dark. Several common themes emerge in their comments:
We'll find out the answers to these and other questions imminently. Yet however dismissive of SAP's new product these other vendors pretend to be, their reaction certainly underlines that this is one of the most important SaaS announcements of the year.