SAP Launches User-Friendly Fiori Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 15, 2013
The new ERP apps take design cues from Apple and Google.
Tags: Fiori, HTML 5, enterprise software, SAP, ERP, mobile apps, apps
HP: We Didn't Try to Sell Autonomy to SAP
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 14, 2013
The PC maker is disputing media reports that it tried to sell off the troubled Autonomy software group.
Tags: HP, Autonomy, software, SAP
SAP Customers Are Spending 25% Too Much, Says HCL
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
A survey finds that many global enterprises are running several instances of the software.
Tags: survey, enterprise software, hcl technologies, SAP
SAP Announces HANA Enterprise Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 08, 2013
The world's third largest software vendor will offer an SaaS version of its in-memory database.
Tags: In-memory database, software, enterprise applications, cloud computing, SAP, HANA
SAP Financials Fail to Meet Analyst Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 19, 2013
Still, the enterprise software firm seems to be doing better than many of its competitors.
Tags: enterprise software, earnings, analyst, cloud computing, HANA, SAP, quarterly financials, revenue
Employees Rank Mark Zuckerberg as the World's Best Boss
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
SAP's Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe tied Zuckerberg with 99 percent approval ratings.
Tags: Glassdoor, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, SAP, Facebook
SAP Reports Strong Software Sales, But Profits Disappoint
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
The company's stock slid following the report.
Tags: software, Cloud, Enterprise, SAP, quarterly financials, HANA, profits, earnings
SAP Now Runs on HANA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 11, 2013
According to the company, running SAP's ERP software on the HANA database instead of Oracle can dramatically speed performance.
Tags: Oracle, ERP software, enterprise software, SAP, database, Microsoft, HANA, IBM
Manufacturer Sues IBM over ERP Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 12, 2012
Avantor Performance Materials says its experience with IBM was a 'disaster.'
Tags: ERP, IBM, software, lawsuit, SAP
SAP Cuts Spending as Profit Forecast Falls Short
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 07, 2012
The enterprise software vendor says income is on track to reach 95 percent of the company's annual goal.
Tags: enterprise software, earnings, SAP
SAP Agrees to Pay Oracle $306 Million in TomorrowNow Case
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 03, 2012
One of the tech industry's longest-running lawsuits is finally coming to a close.
Tags: Oracle, software, lawsuit, TomorrowNow, settlement, SAP
EMC, Cisco, and SAP HANA -- And Oracle Collateral Damage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 30, 2012
Recent moves in the big data sector, and a potentially tough climate for Oracle.
Tags: Oracle, HANA, big data, Cisco, SAP, EMC
SAP Issues Preliminary Q2 Results, Says Software Revenue up 26%
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 12, 2012
Profits were up 7 percent for the enterprise software maker.
Tags: SAP, revenue, earnings, enterprise software
Security Researcher Urges IT to Keep Up With SAP Patches
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 25, 2012
Ninety-five percent of SAP deployments tested were vulnerable to espionage, sabotage and fraud.
Tags: patches, SAP, security vulnerabilities, enterprise software
SAP Revenue Rises 11% in First Quarter, But Margin Shrinks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 16, 2012
The enterprise software vendor expects revenue to rise 15 to 20 percent in the second quarter.
Tags: enterprise software, earnings, revenue, SAP
Oracle to Court: Let's Try SAP Again
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 07, 2012
Oracle has opted for a re-trial of its case against SAP's TomorrowNow rather than accept a reduced monetary judgement.
Tags: Oracle, SAP, lawsuit
SAP's Strong Revenues Suggest Enterprise Software Momentum into 2012
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 25, 2012
The company's quarterly revenue rose 11 percent year-over-year.
Tags: SAP, earnings, enterprise software
10 ways to beat SAP at the bargaining table
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 15, 2011
Experts say these techniques could help enterprises negotiate more favorable terms with their software vendors, including SAP.
Tags: contracts, SAP
SAP Promotes Custom BI App Sharing
By Vangie Beal | Article Published September 29, 2011
In an effort to build awareness and implementation of its business intelligence offerings, SAP is touting custom-coded apps built on its BI platform.
Tags: business intelligence software, SAP, BI software
SAP Snaps Up Social Networking Firm Crossgate
By Vangie Beal | Article Published September 21, 2011
Social networking is no longer confirmed to Facebook.
Tags: social networking, SAP
SAP Touts Two HANA In-Memory Analytics Apps
By Paul Shread | Article Published September 14, 2011
SAP boosts its in-memory analytics offering with two additional HANA applications.
Tags: analytics, SAP, business intelligence, In-Memory
Enterprise Software Sales Surged to $245 billion in 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 06, 2011
IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP were the big winnners, with a rising tide lifting most boats.
Tags: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, enterprise software
SAP Goes 'Social' with Cloud-Based StreamWork
By Vangie Beal | Article Published May 05, 2011
The StreamWork application will facilitate collabaration among all SAP business applications.
Tags: cloud management tools, social networking, Cloud, ERP, SAP
ERP Merger: Infor, Lawson Alliance Creates New ERP Titan
By Paul Shread | Article Published April 27, 2011
The newly formed competitor will be the third largest ERP company behind market leaders SAP and Oracle.
Tags: ERP, Enterprise IT, enterprise resource planning, SAP, Oracle
SAP Unveils Enhanced Business ByDesign Platform
By David Needle | Article Published February 08, 2011
The enterprise software vendor touts the enhancements as enabling a larger number of partners to offer customizations to the platform.
Tags: SAP, mobile devices, cloud computing, on demand, on demand CRM
SAP Offers $120M to Oracle in TomorrowNow Case
By David Needle | Article Published November 04, 2010
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison set to testify Monday.
Tags: HP, SAP, TomorrowNow, Larry Ellison, Oracle
HP Defends CEO Hire, Blasts Hurd -- Again
By David Needle | Article Published October 12, 2010
Ray Lane, HP's newly-appointed chairman, defends Léo Apotheker against charges he was involved in the TomorrowNow scandal.
Tags: Oracle, Larry Ellison, Hurd, SAP, Storage
Cloud Computing: Small, Big Players Cooperate
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 06, 2010
Legacy software vendors are inking cloud computing contracts with a new generation of nimble, web-oriented service providers.
Tags: SaaS, SAP, Cloud, AWS, cloud computing
HP Board Names Apotheker Next CEO
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 30, 2010
Following the hasty departure of Mark Hurd, computing giant Hewlett-Packard names former SAP boss Léo Apotheker as its next president and CEO.
Tags: Oracle, CEO, SAP, HP, Mark Hurd
SAP Releases Carbon Impact OnDemand SaaS App
By David Needle | Article Published September 22, 2010
The enterprise software giant said Carbon Impact on Demand is its first native cloud application and much more than a feel good, save the environment tool.
Tags: SaaS, carbon footprint, SAP, supply chain management, cloud computing
SAP Unveils Business Analytics Apps Aimed at Industry Verticals
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published September 15, 2010
The enterprise software giant seeks to give companies an anywhere, anytime X-Ray view of their business with a host of new business analytics applications.
Tags: business intelligence, business analytics software, business intelligence software, business analytics, SAP
Sybase Taps HP for BI Reference Architecture
By David Needle | Article Published August 10, 2010
In a partnership with HP, Sybase says its Sybase IQ 15 business intelligence software is now available as a reference architecture for HP ProLiant DL785 servers.
Tags: SAP, data warehouse, business intelligence, business intelligence software, Oracle
Google Wave Partner SAP Says StreamWork Still On Track
By David Needle | Article Published August 09, 2010
SAP says the demise of Wave won't deter development of its Streamwork collaboration tool.
Tags: collaboration, collaboration software, Google Wave, SAP, IT asset management
Pssst! Hot Rumors in Data Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published August 06, 2010
IBM or Oracle to buy EMC? Microsoft to buy SAP? What is chattering class speculating about?
Tags: IBM, EMC, SAP, data storage, mergers and acquisitions
SAP: Private Clouds Have a Role in the Enterprise
By David Needle | Article Published July 29, 2010
Executives from Citrix, SAP and IBM debate the role of cloud computing in the enterprise.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, SAP, private cloud, Citrix
Will Sun Shine Through in Oracle's 4Q?
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 24, 2010
Oracle is expected to post impressive sales and earnings for the fourth quarter after the bell Thursday, but analysts are most curious to see how much the Sun Microsystems acquisition contributed to its success.
Tags: earnings, software, Oracle, SAP, Sun
HP Offers SAP 'Migration-in-a-Box' Services
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 18, 2010
HP is still ripping at Sun's installed base, offering a package solution designed to entice SAP customers to migrate from Sun hardware to HP's.
Tags: SAP, ERP, Oracle, infrastructure, HP
SAP Acquires Sybase for $5.8 Billion
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 12, 2010
The German software giant makes a huge play in the database software arena with the $5.8 billion acquisition of Sybase.
Tags: Oracle, software, Sybase, SAP, database
SAP Picks Up TechniData for Health, Safety Enterprise Apps
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 21, 2010
After years of mostly sitting on the sidelines watching archrival Oracle shop away, SAP steps up and acquires the maker of product and environmental safety enterprise applications.
Tags: TechniData, sustainability, Oracle, SAP, apps
Oracle Adds Healthcare Software Maker Phase Forward
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 19, 2010
The software giant improved makes yet another key purchase, snapping up Phase Forward, a leading developer of drug data management applications.
Tags: Phase Forward, IBM, SaaS, SAP, Oracle
SAP Debuts Cloud-Based Collaboration Apps
By Larry Barrett | Article Published March 30, 2010
StreamWork is designed to help businesses share, access and manage their content online from the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, SAP, unified communications, collaboration, StreamWork
Rimini Street Fires Back at Oracle
By Larry Barrett | Article Published March 29, 2010
Third-party software support provider's countersuit accuses Oracle of copyright misuse, defamation, disparagement and unfair competition.
Tags: database, Oracle, lawsuit, Rimini Street, SAP
Oracle Delivers Strong 3Q Earnings, Sales (Update)
By Larry Barrett | Article Published March 26, 2010
The software giant produces yet another solid quarter and says the Sun Microsystems acquisition is already paying dividends.
Tags: software, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, earnings, SAP
SAP's Co-CEO's Talk Strategy, Oracle and On-Demand
By David Needle | Article Published March 16, 2010
The first broad release of Business ByDesign is set for July and SAP's co-CEOs say they are confident the enterprise software company is on the right track.
Tags: Oracle, SaaS, SaaS Contract, Java, SAP
SAP Shakes Up Board Following CEO's Ouster
By Larry Barrett | Article Published February 11, 2010
Less than a week after replacing CEO Leo Apotheker with a pair of co-CEOs, the German software company announces a number of changes to its supervisory board and names a new COO.
Tags: Hasso Plattner, Oracle, SAP, SaaS, enterprise software
Oracle Snaps Up SOA Specialist AmberPoint
By Larry Barrett | Article Published February 08, 2010
The acquisition-happy software juggernaut adds another piece to its ever-expanding software portfolio, picking up the privately held maker of service-oriented architecture (SOA) management applications.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, SOA, AmberPoint, Oracle, SAP
Oracle Takes a Page From IBM
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 27, 2010
With the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems finally completed, Oracle details its ambitious plan to bring completely integrated and engineered systems to the enterprise much the way IBM did in the 1960s.
Tags: IBM, Storage, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Oracle
Microsoft and SAP Voice Concerns on Oracle/Sun Deal
By - Reuters | Article Published December 11, 2009
Microsoft and SAP will express doubts about the Oracle/Sun deal to EU regulators, voicing concerns that it would eliminate a top competitor.
Tags: acquisition, Microsoft, takeover, Sun Microsystems, SAP
SAP Launches Sustainability Management App
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 10, 2009
Software giant's new sustainability management application simplifies data collection and analysis to help companies meet environmental and social standards.
Tags: business intelligence, SAP, Enterprise, network, optimization
SAP, Microsoft Partner Against Oracle
By Larry Barrett | Article Published November 19, 2009
SAP will be Microsoft's "preferred partner" for customers buying its budgeting, planning and forecasting applications a shot across the bow of Oracle.
Tags: Europe, SAP, Enterprise, partner, acquisition
What's Driving SaaS Adoption?
By Larry Marion | Article Published October 13, 2009
Hint: it has to do with cost. Plus: the optimum value may come from a combination of SaaS and on-premise, especially for large companies.
Tags: services, SAP, Enterprise, SaaS, on-demand
Can Social Media Help Discover Customer Preferences?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 16, 2009
A 15-year-old writes a report about online media that shocks the financial industry. Why were his comments so surprising?
Tags: IT, SAP, Facebook, media, music
Enterprise Software Touts User Friendliness
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 06, 2009
If software apps for corporations were easier to use, adoption and sales might increase.
Tags: search, SAP, software, marketing
Tech Firms: Bottom Line vs. Moving Forward
By - Reuters | Article Published May 22, 2009
As cutbacks continue, tech firms are running out of places to save pennies, given that they must continue to innovate.
Tags: media, software, SAP, wireless
Is Microsoft Borrowing Money for Acquisitions?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 13, 2009
As Microsoft issued issued $3.75 billion of private debt, industry observers wondered if it was intended to purchase SAP or other tech firms.
Tags: Windows, Yahoo, SAP, marketing, Microsoft
SAP Snaps Up Green Accounting Firm
By Alex Goldman | Article Published May 13, 2009
SAP acquired Clear Standards, a vendor of carbon consumption tracking software.
Tags: datacenter, SAP, marketing
SAP Acquisition a "Rumor," Microsoft says
By - Reuters | Article Published May 12, 2009
Microsoft head Steve Ballmer dispelled speculation about a purchase of SAP.
Tags: IBM, Microsoft, SAP, software
Netsuite May Enter Large Enterprise Market
By - Reuters | Article Published April 14, 2009
Bolstered by its success in the small- to mid-sized business market, Netsuite may now start to take on giants like Oracle and SAP.
Tags: NetSuite, SAP, software, Larry Ellison, Oracle
SAP and IBM Partner for Virtualization
By Alex Goldman | Article Published March 10, 2009
Big Blue gets tapped by SAP to help it move forward in lowering datacenter costs.
Tags: IBM, virtualization, SAP, workloads, Intel
IT Job Search: The 30 Best IT Job Sites
By James Maguire | Article Published February 10, 2009
The best IT job sites are helpful, but do you know the formula for getting the most from them?
Tags: IT job, Yahoo, SAP, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management job
15 Minutes of Fame: Enterprise Software and The Casual User Revolution
By Joshua Greenbaum | Article Published February 09, 2009
In the future most IT staffers will no longer associate a vendors name with the software they use, upsetting a long held status quo.
Tags: services, Oracle, consumer, SAP, software
Social Networks Among Trends in CRM for 2009
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published January 05, 2009
Business value and getting more bang for the buck will be important.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, networking
Red Hat Backs Jaspersoft's Open Source BI
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 10, 2008
A new round of financing is set to bolster the open source startup as it competes against the big players in business intelligence.
Tags: Red Hat, marketing, SAP, Linux, open source
A VC Talks About Tech in the Age of Gloom
By James Maguire | Article Published October 14, 2008
A venture capitalist reveals what sector remains hot even in this pessimistic period and describes the lessons tech firms have learned over the last boom and bust cycle.
Tags: SAP, advertising, software, open source, cloud computing
Oracle and SAP Keep Hammering Each Other
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published October 12, 2008
Are the vendors locked in a death dance? Or a war of attrition?
Tags: support, SAP, software, Oracle, servers
Google Follies: So You're a 'Customer'? Think Again
By Joshua Greenbaum | Article Published October 07, 2008
If youre using a free service, youre not a customer, youre the sales prospect.
Tags: Google, Amazon, SAP, services, Yahoo
Big IT Decisions for the Small-Minded
By Steve Andriole | Article Published October 06, 2008
The tech world is distracted with petty squabbling like PCs vs. Macs when larger issues need attention.
Tags: browsers, SAP, Vista, Oracle, management
The Next Wave in Collaborative Software
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published September 08, 2008
New applications leverage Web 2.0 technologies to provide a totally new experience.
Tags: SAP, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SaaS, e-Mail
SAP to Innovate Heavily in SMB On-Demand Suite
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published August 28, 2008
Business intelligence to pervade enterprise software giant's forthcoming products.
Tags: SAP, software, management, SMB, CRM
More Profits, But At What Cost?
By Chris Nerney | Article Published August 25, 2008
More Profits, But At What Cost?
Tags: Greenbaum, Oracle, shareholders, stock price, SAP
Microsoft Loads Up .NET, Visual Studio
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 14, 2008
Redmond calls the updates "service packs" but they included a wide array of new features -- not just fixes.
Tags: services, security, SAP, IBM, Sarbanes-Oxley
Oracle Fuses BI, Performance Management
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published July 21, 2008
UPDATED: Oracle's integration of PeopleSoft and Hyperion aims to help businesses manage costs.
Tags: Oracle, spectrum, marketing, SAP, middleware
SaaS Overcoming Common Customer Concerns
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 24, 2008
A recent survey finds rising adoption of Software as a Service by corporate users.
Tags: Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Google, SAP, broadband
Five-Year Plan Bears Fruit for SAP
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published June 20, 2008
Software projects in the works with VMware and others.
Tags: VMware, CA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAP, SOA