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SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies
At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP

bombay sapphire martini  2014: SAP Simplifies Many things have happened within the trenches of SAP in the last couple of months, from important movements in the company’s management and executive boards― Jim Haggeman Snabe will take a place on SAP’s advisory board while Bill McDermott is to have a sole chair as CEO ―to surprising departures such as Bob Calderoni and more recently Vishal Sikka . But “the show must go on” and so the business software giant is already taking the first steps of what appears to be

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SAP HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More


At the recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer.

bombay sapphire martini  HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More At the recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer. Read More

Trends in Customer Experience at TIBCO TUCON 2012


I have attended several enterprise software events in recent months that discussed trends and changes in IT, with big data, mobile computing, social collaboration, and cloud computing at the top of the list. For instance, at its recent SAP Retail Forum North America, SAP announced the availability of a retailing solution built on SAP NetWeaver Cloud (part of the SAP HANA Cloud platform) that

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Three: Market Impact


As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.

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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact


Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly, accurately and at the most competitive price. Despite its failed QRS acquisition, which promised to expand JDA's retail demand chain optimization applications, JDA Portfolio may be able to help retailers if it can overcome the challenges of servicing a fragmented sector and withstand the increasing competition.

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Interview with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, VP, Global Data and Technology Services, SAP


Jorge Garcia, TEC's senior BI and Data Management analyst, attended the SAP Sapphire 2013 conference, where he caught up with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, SAP's Vice President of Global Data and Technology Services. In this podcast, recorded live on the show floor, Jorge asks Dr. Schmelzeisen a few questions about HANA, how companies are adapting to the era of Big Data, and the challenges facing small and midsize businesses.

bombay sapphire martini  with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, VP, Global Data and Technology Services, SAP Jorge Garcia, TEC's senior BI and Data Management analyst, attended the SAP Sapphire 2013 conference, where he caught up with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, SAP's Vice President of Global Data and Technology Services. In this podcast, recorded live on the show floor, Jorge asks Dr. Schmelzeisen a few questions about HANA, how companies are adapting to the era of Big Data, and the challenges facing small and midsize businesses. Read More

SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part


SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However, negative license revenue growth in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, and net profit restatement owing to the investment in money burning Commerce One, may give rise to a careful scrutiny and moderate caution.

bombay sapphire martini  Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part SAP SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part P.J. Jakovljevic - August 17, 2001 Event Summary SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced strong sales and profit performance for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. In Q2 2001, revenues increased 24% over the same period last year from EUR 1.5 billion to EUR 1.85 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter grew up 78% to EUR 424 million compared to EUR 246 million Read More

Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A Boost Part 2: The Implications


Oracle indeed remains one of the largest and the most respected (or loved to be hated) software companies, with an unbroken profitability track and a strong balance sheet. However, it is apparent that the company is running out of steam, and to attribute it solely to the slowing economy, simply will not fly.

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SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist


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Accenture (nee Andersen Consulting) Marries New Business Model to Make its Mark


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Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm


The latest economic crisis has retailers of all sizes closing their doors. On the flip side, consumers are tightening their pocketbooks due to layoffs and lack of brand trust. So, how are retailers and consumers weathering the storm?

bombay sapphire martini  Circuit City , the Bombay Company , and Sharper Image have declared bankruptcy ( Chapter 11 filings ), while bigger stores like Costco and Wal-Mart are weathering the storm by focusing on what they do best—offering great deals on everyday products. Consumers are looking for bargains, so they'll seek out retail outlets (often big-box stores) that can offer them the most product for the lowest price. Some companies are taking a different route by restructuring. Unfortunately, with the banks tightening Read More

SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions


SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this development. At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was

bombay sapphire martini  to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 , there was no inkling of this development . At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was taboo at SAP’s Waldorf HQ, and Ariba was a Read More

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At its SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 mega conference, SAP declared war on complexity, in many ways. One example is the introduction of SAP Simple Finance, a set of solutions rewritten for simplicity within global finance departments.

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