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SAP to outplay Oracle, says AMR
SAP will continue to dominate the business software applications market this year and take the top spot in the hotly contested North American business software market, predicts a report from AMR Research.The analyst firm said that SAP would have 43 percent market share in 2005, while Oracle will have 19 percent, down slightly from the combined Oracle and PeopleSoft revenue in 2004.
WhasSAP? With no Retek, next moves critical
Last month when Oracle outbid German rival SAP in an attempt to acquire Retek, it handed over a $25 million break up fee that SAP will invest to carry forward its retail strategy. While that's asmart movesays AMR Reseach's Scott Langdoc, the company needs to do more anddo itfast.
Weighing in on SAP's architectural shift
AMR Research listened carefully when SAP Henning Kagermann said that 2005 would be a year of significant R&D investment, with major attention to transforming NetWeaver into a "Business Process Platform" from an Integration and Application Platform." In his description of the software giants strategy, analyst Jim Shepherd said "SAP may have finally reached the point where it has the technology, resources, and market conditions to take the leap.
Microsoft business apps; success hinges on third-party partners
Here's what Meta Group client reg. req. has to say about the state of Microsoft's business applications in the changing applications market where the focus lays on technology components, SOA-based Web Services, and centralized architectures.