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  • Rimini Street ups third-party maintenance ante

    Rimini Street fired the latest salvo in the ongoing war over software maintenance this week, announcing that it has expanded the number of SAP applications it supports.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 Oct. 09 06:28
  • SAP upgrades: dos and don'ts from an ERP guru

    According Jon Reed, ERP consultant, author and SAP analyst, there is no shortage of SAP ERP upgrade advice available to companies and IT departments today. One problem: "Most of this advice, as truthful as it is, has reached the point of cliche," Reed writes in a new report on SAP ERP upgrades.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum01 Sept. 09 03:26
  • SAP adds Web services to Business ByDesign

    Users of SAP's Business ByDesign on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite now have "one-click" integration with a range of third-party Web services such as Google's search engine and news and financial feeds such as Business Wire and Hoover's.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 July 09 05:07
  • SAP wants to help microcredit groups manage loans

    SAP hopes to help lower the cost of managing loan portfolios for organizations offering microcredits as part of a partnership announced Wednesday with French nonprofit group PlaNet Finance.

    Written by Peter Sayer18 June 09 02:38
  • Vendors look for piece of stimulus cash with new BI apps

    The Obama administration's demand that government officials closely track and report how US$787 billion in economic stimulus money is being spent was not lost on major software vendors such as SAP and IBM, which have quickly rolled out BI tools that are supposed to help meet the mandate. Smaller vendors, such as Actuate, have released similar applications as well.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 June 09 01:38
  • Inside the world of tech CEO succession planning

    At SAP's 2009 Sapphire Show, Leo Apotheker gave no ordinary keynote presentation. In Apotheker's first opportunity to speak to the masses as SAP's sole CEO, he officially took the ceremonial CEO reins from retiring Henning Kagermann, his long-time friend and his co-CEO for the past year.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum04 June 09 09:58
  • SAP: BI tool will help create 'clear enterprises'

    Companies must achieve "clarity" to navigate out of the global recession and SAP intends to help them with its BI (business intelligence) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, co-CEO Leo Apotheker said during the opening keynote of SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 May 09 09:16
  • Big Show, Big Questions, Big Stakes

    SAP's 2009 Sapphire show in Orlando has officially kicked off. Typically, this multiday schmoozefest lets SAP trot out its executives to meet with customers, partners and tech journalists and talk up its line of ERP, CRM, BI and supply chain products.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum12 May 09 06:39
  • What to do if your cloud provider disappears

    Software developer Christopher Shockey saw the first signs of trouble in late 2008. A sales rep who had always represented Web application development provider Coghead was now calling on behalf of Coghead's much larger rival Salesforce.com.

    Written by Robert L. Scheier21 April 09 09:05
  • Inside One of SAP's Smallest ERP Success Stories

    Artisan Hardwood Floors' purchase of SAP's BusinessOne ERP software in late 2007 wasn't anything that triggered a gushing press release from SAP's PR staff. It most likely didn't hit the radar screens of SAP CEO Henning Kagermann or CEO-in-waiting Leo Apotheker over in Walldorf, Germany.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum26 Sept. 08 14:48
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