Once again, the annual SAP Sapphire Now user conference is here. Every year, business and IT executives come from around the world to learn more about SAP's technology and product roadmap and how to get the most out of SAP software. SearchSAP.com will be at the event, June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida, to talk with SAP users, executives, product experts and analysts and to find out what's going on with SAP's latest initiatives and technologies, including SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Fiori and Business Suite on HANA, as well as new acquisitions such as Fieldglass and how it figures in SAP's roadmap.
At the same time, many will be interested to see how SAP addresses the recent departure of Vishal Sikka, its chief technical guru.
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Top stories at Sapphire Now 2014
SearchSAP.com editors highlight the biggest stories coming out of this year's Sapphire Now conference.
SAP's Hasso Plattner restates his case that enterprise applications face a radical future, based on in-memory computing Continue Reading
SAP Fiori UI and apps are now free, but enthusiastic attendees at Sapphire Now were unsure how much back-end development is involved. Continue Reading
Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, devoted his opening keynote at Sapphire 2014 to declaring war on business process “complexity” Continue Reading
An industry analyst assesses SAP's "run simple" theme and what the new finance apps on HANA Enterprise Cloud could mean for the Business Suite. Continue Reading
SAP says its plan to build industry-focused cloud apps will give customers new options for meeting business-specific needs in this news roundup. Continue Reading
Will SAP change direction or stay the course? Experts weigh in on what Sikka's exit means for SAP and its customers in the weeks and months ahead. Continue Reading
More from SAP Sapphire Now 2014
More news and information from the conference, including session notes, keynote announcements, conversations with customers and case studies.
Finding a mobile analytics tool that will properly serve all end users is nearly impossible, eBay's BI manager says. Continue Reading
Although alcohol wholesaler The Charmer Sunbelt Group has considered some parts of EWM, find out why it feels EWM isn't a good fit for its industry. Continue Reading
Adobe tracks everything its users do and dumps the data into Hadoop. How did the company make the business case for integration with SAP HANA? Continue Reading
In the lead-up to Sapphire, one analyst looks at how customers can tap into Ariba to help bridge the gap between inward-facing ERP business processes and outward-facing supply chain management processes to drive more collaboration. Continue Reading
As SAP HANA once again takes center stage at Sapphire, many customers will be wondering what's involved in migrating to the in-memory platform. In this piece, Molson Coors discusses their challenges, and the benefits, of upgrading to HANA. Continue Reading
Videos from Sapphire 2014
The German national soccer team is using SAP sports analytics to improve its chances of winning in Brazil this summer.
In this video from the Sapphire Now 2014 conference, Holger Mueller of Constellation Research gives his take on the state of the Ariba-SAP combination.
In this video from the Sapphire Now 2014 conference, an industry analyst assesses SAP's latest cloud moves, Business Suite migration and how Oracle's strategy compares.
SearchSAP.com editors and analyst Jon Reed look at the top news coming out of the first day of the Sapphire Now 2014 conference.
HCM expert Luke Marson dives into some of the HCM-related topics likely to be discussed at Sapphire, including SAP's acquisition of Fieldglass and new extensions for SuccessFactors Employee Central.
SAP will begin rolling out versions of its Business Suite software that have been optimized for the SAP HANA in-memory platform, says analyst Jon Reed.
The idea that SAP will deviate from its focus on platforms just because its head technology honcho left the company is absurd, says analyst Jon Reed.
Joy Global added SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence and saw new productivity gains. Find out what they were.