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Soft Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well


Since the license revenue plunge in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown worldwide, and SAP’s high stakes in struggling Commerce One happened much before the fatal September 11, one is only to wonder why SAP’s management woke up to reality and revised its projections so belatedly.

sapphires  Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well Soft Economy Dents SAP''s Armored Shield As Well P.J. Jakovljevic - November 9, 2001 Event Summary On October 18, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced mixed financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001. In Q3 2001, revenues increased 16% over the same period last year from EUR 1.42 billion to EUR 1.85 billion (See Figure 1). However, net income in the quarter dropped 55% to EUR 37 million Read More

SAP’s SME Product Marketing Team Tells All (or Most of it, at least)


The recently held SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 event in Orlando, Florida had many newsworthy items with regards to SAP’s solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). For one, the much publicized and anticipated multi-tenanted software as a service (SaaS) SAP Business ByDesign product has reached a milestone of 500 customers and availability in a dozen countries or so (after

sapphires  intelligence (BI) offering for SAP’s SME customers , while my own multi-part series from 2010 on competing Oracle Accelerate and SAP SME offerings is still quite valid (i.e., not that outdated) . Thus, immediately following the conference, I posed a number of questions to SAP’s SME Product Marketing Team with regards to the latest developments and state of affairs in this division of SAP. My questions and SAP SME’s answers are as follows: PJ : Of SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP Read More

Seismic Shifts in SAP’s Cloud?


On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013, SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development (R@D) organization to oversee innovation across the company. The new structure is expected to enable SAP to accelerate innovations powered by the SAP HANA platform for existing and new products, drive a cloud-first approach for the

sapphires  Shifts in SAP’s Cloud? On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013 , SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development (R&D) organization to oversee innovation across the company. The new structure is expected to enable SAP to accelerate innovations powered by the SAP HANA platform for existing and new products, drive a cloud-first approach for the development of line-of-business (LoB) applications, increase SAP’s leadership in Read More

Finally, SAP’s Approach to In-memory Analysis


A note last week from Bradenton.com announced the availability of SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA), as well as it’s the release of SAP BusinessObjects Strategic Workforce Planning Application as the first application to take advantage of SAP HANA. On another note, Oliver Bussmann, CIO of SAP AG, says of SAP HANA: It is a technology that allows the processing of massive

sapphires  SAP’s Approach to In-memory Analysis A note last week from Bradenton.com announced the availability of SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) , as well as it’s the release of SAP BusinessObjects Strategic Workforce Planning Application as the first application to take advantage of SAP HANA. On another note, Oliver Bussmann, CIO of SAP AG, says of SAP HANA : It is a technology that allows the processing of massive quantities of real-time data in the main memory of the appliance to Read More

A Fresh Look at SAP’s Software-as-a-service (SaaS) Solution


After a year of silence surrounding SAP’s newest enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, SAP Business ByDesign is back. During that year, many of its competitors pounced on SAP’s silence, even going so far as to spread rumors that the new product was dead. Find out what one Aberdeen analyst thought of Business ByDesign after taking it for a test drive at Sapphire 2009.

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A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

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hybris Helps SAP Retail and CRM


As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today, SAP plans to acquire hybris, a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The

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Social ERP Emerges—A Deep Dive into SAP Jam


In this report, TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm takes a deep dive into the capabilities of the SAP Jam offering and highlights other solutions that make up SAP’s social strategy. Read the report and see why SAP Jam the leading enterprise collaboration solution in the industry.

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Analyst Take on SAPPHIRE 2013


With a very interesting book presentation on "The Human Face of Big Data," announcements on cloud-based solutions, and extensive and intensive discussions regarding the readiness (or not) of HANA for prime-time deployments in the enterprise, the recent SAPPHIRE 2013 conference was full of exciting and interesting developments—though, I must admit, I was disinterested at times by the repetitive

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SAP Support - From Reactive to Proactive


I recently attended the SAP Active Global Support (AGS) Analyst Summit in Costa Mesa, California, along with a member of TEC’s software selection services team. At the November event, attendees were presented with the AGS Strategy for 2012 and in-depth reviews of SAP’s customer support offerings.  There were a number of different themes presented by the members of AGS, but the theme that really

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SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

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Notes from SAP TechEd, Las Vegas


Senior ERP anlayst Aleksey Osintsev gives his impressions of the recent SAP TechEd developers conference. He recaps some of the announcements that were made, and delves into SAP's relationship with the cloud and the Internet of Things.

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SAP and Business Intelligence


Chances are that SAP applications play a role in your enterprise. SAP’s prowess at managing large volumes of transactional data has made it the leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP). As of January 2003, SAP claims more than 56,000 installations. Yet despite their popularity, SAP applications in many organizations remain semi-isolated and untapped for the business intelligence (BI) they contain.

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Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III


Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another

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