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  • SAP lands major deal with 3M at Oracle's expense

    SAP has seen its share of executive upheaval and customer discontent in recent months, but a newly inked agreement with global conglomerate 3M is giving it reason to celebrate.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 March 10 06:54
  • SAP makes more executive changes

    The high-profile shakeup at SAP's top executive levels continued Thursday with the announcement that executive board member John Schwarz, viewed by some observers as a potential future CEO at the company, has resigned.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Feb. 10 07:11
  • Apotheker is out as SAP CEO

    Leo Apotheker has resigned as CEO of German ERP giant SAP, the company disclosed on Sunday. The decision was by mutual agreement with SAP's supervisory board, and is effective immediately.

    Written by Elizabeth Heichler08 Feb. 10 07:34
  • IBM buying MDM vendor Initiate Systems

    IBM announced Wednesday that it plans to buy MDM (master data management) vendor Initiate Systems. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter, were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 10 06:21
  • Setback for SAP in Oracle suit

    Oracle has won a battle regarding the way damages can be calculated in its intellectual property lawsuit against SAP, according to a ruling filed Jan. 28 in US District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Feb. 10 08:30
  • SAP Q4 revenue sinks 9 percent, net income drops 12 percent

    SAP reported a 9 percent year-on-year fall in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2009, with net income dropping 12 percent from its record level a year earlier. But the company sees a return to growth and improvements in operating income this year, it said Wednesday.

    Written by Peter Sayer28 Jan. 10 05:46
  • SAP shakes up support structure, executive organization

    SAP said Thursday that it would once again offer customers a choice of application support tiers, in a stunning reversal of a decision that had rankled many customers worldwide.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Jan. 10 07:51
  • Supply chain helps keep 7-Eleven open 24/7

    If your organisation has close to 400 locations across the country and is adding up to 25 new ones a year, you can bet the supply chain a and tight grip on internal IT compliance are important. And indeed it is for 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd, the local arm of the global 7-Eleven convenience store behemoth.

    Written by Tim Lohman13 Jan. 10 11:25
  • SAP plays up sustainability angle

    Organizations seeking ways to conserve energy and profit from being green may find the true gains won’t come from "greening" their data centers, but rather by maximizing the efficiency of their supply chains, said Peter Graf, the chief sustainability officer for SAP.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Jan. 10 06:17
  • No quick resolution likely for SAP KPI saga

    SAP's attempt to convince users that its Enterprise Support service provides enough value to justify a higher price tag may drag on well into 2010.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Dec. 09 09:04
  • SAP readying potential Google Wave rival

    SAP is planning to release a "virtual war room" decision-making tool dubbed Constellation, which could be a potential rival to Google's heralded Wave collaboration platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Dec. 09 04:23
  • SAP Enterprise Support KPI project leader and sponsor resign

    SAP's joint project with user groups to demonstrate the value for money of its Enterprise Support program is still on track, the company said Friday, despite the resignation of the two user group members leading the project.

    Written by Peter Sayer30 Nov. 09 06:05
  • Momentum builds for open content management standard

    A proposed standard meant to help content management systems communicate with each other has steady momentum, and an initial version could be finalized early next year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 Nov. 09 08:55