- March 20, 2020
Buyers and suppliers can now access SAP Ariba Discovery for free, and SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and S/4HANA are further integrated for an 'intelligent spend management' platform.
- February 17, 2020
In this Q&A, Rajesh Rengarethinam of ERP security vendor Appsian discusses why reviewing data security and business processes are important when planning a move to SAP S/4HANA.
- February 04, 2020
Business Suite 7 will receive mainstream maintenance until 2027, a decision industry observers say reflects the difficulty of an S/4HANA migration.
- February 03, 2020
Although SAP reported impressive revenue and cloud growth for 2019, it remains challenged to get the majority of its installed customer base onto S/4HANA.
- January 24, 2020
In this Q&A, Ekrem Hatip of Syntax Systems discusses what SAP customers need to consider as they embark on an SAP S/4HANA migration. It should be driven by business, not IT needs.
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- January 09, 2020
Industry analysts discuss SAP's biggest issues in 2020, including how the two new CEOs will guide the company deeper into the cloud age and jump-start S/4HANA migration momentum.
- January 03, 2020
When medical supply firm Paul Hartmann AG tested a supply chain analysis system built on SAP Data Hub, it found that it could predict demand better than the company's sales team.
- December 20, 2019
The resignation of CEO Bill McDermott and veteran executives was the top SAP story of 2019, along with the company's push for S/4HANA migrations, intelligent enterprise adoption and Qualtrics integration.
- November 27, 2019
In this Q&A, SAP executive Claus Gruenewald discusses how SAP partners are instrumental in servicing the SMB market and how they can help sell customers on moving to the cloud.
- November 20, 2019
The latest version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud embeds Qualtrics XM capabilities that provide a way for users to give direct feedback about the product. Analysts say it could be a differentiator but may take time.
- November 18, 2019
SAP's new SAP Data Warehouse Cloud promises to make data analytics more accessible to the business. It's a needed addition to SAP's analytics portfolio, but faces well-established BI competition.
- November 13, 2019
In this Q&A, SAP chief partner officer Karl Fahrbach discusses why the company has evolved its partner program to reward customer success, rather than just focusing on sales.
- November 08, 2019
Medical device startup Enable Injections is small now but intends to be big soon, so it's implementing SAP S/4HANA in phases to future-proof its company.
- November 04, 2019
SAP S/4HANA is seen as an ideal platform for companies to build the intelligent enterprise, but SAP still faces problems getting customers to implement the 'next-generation ERP.'
- October 30, 2019
SAP and Microsoft partner to make Microsoft Azure the preferred public cloud infrastructure for customers who want to move to S/4HANA workloads to the cloud.
- October 22, 2019
Alex Atzberger is leaving his post as president of SAP Customer Experience. He will be replaced by industry veteran Bob Stutz. The news comes two weeks after Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down as SAP CEO.
- October 16, 2019
New SAP co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein must clarify SAP's products strategy, explain the experience economy and help customers build the intelligent enterprise.
- October 11, 2019
Bill McDermott, CEO of longtime ERP, CRM and BI software vendor SAP, resigned Thursday triggering a succession plan that promotes Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein to co-CEOs.
- September 27, 2019
Rather than acquire every company it believes could benefit its customers, SAP is doing something else -- partnering with them.
- September 23, 2019
In the last 20 years, SAP has gone from an ERP software vendor to a modern-day technology powerhouse. Analysts point to SAP HANA as the linchpin to its transformation.
- September 12, 2019
The Navy consolidated 26 various ERP systems onto SAP HANA on the AWS GovCloud, leading to data reduction, lower TCO, and setting the stage for next-generation technology like S/4HANA.
- September 06, 2019
Protecht, an SAP HANA based system, enables teams in contact sports to measure and analyze data about hits though an IoT sensor embedded mouthguard that sends data to a HANA database.
- August 27, 2019
Third-party support providers like Rimini Street offer SAP customers a way to stay on legacy platforms, but some say this may prevent them from using the most advanced versions.
- August 20, 2019
The quarterly release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud includes new RPA and embedded analytics capabilities. One analyst was blunt about his take: He called the additions 'bells and whistles.'
- August 15, 2019
Industry observers believe that if SAP is to remain competitive, S/4HANA migrations need to pick up, and new leadership needs to convince customers of the intelligent enterprise's value.
- July 31, 2019
Vinci Energies Group shows that an SAP S/4HANA migration is a difficult project that requires strong management, but the new functions have real business value.
- July 29, 2019
Steve Niesman, CEO at Itelligence, believes customers who make the move from ECC to S/4HANA and C/4HAHA now are in a good position to reap competitive advantage.
- July 22, 2019
Most SAP customers should not be afraid of going through an S/4HANA implementation, but they need to understand the benefits first, according to Approyo CEO Chris Carter.
- July 12, 2019
SAP now offers free access to S/4HANA and C/4HANA test and demonstration systems to qualified partners. The new partner program is being met with enthusiasm, as SAP tries to keep pace with other cloud providers.
- June 27, 2019
Access to HANA in-memory data processing from a scalable elastic cloud and new options for balancing cost and speed are the main benefits of SAP's important new HANA offering.
- June 21, 2019
A new survey suggests SAP customers will stay on SAP ECC6, despite SAP's plan to pull support by 2025. One analyst said reports like this should be taken with a grain of salt.
- June 20, 2019
Goodr and Ruum are part of SAP.iO, a startup incubator that provides investment, as well as technical and business resources to bring innovative products to market. SAP gets something out of it, too.
- June 14, 2019
In this Q&A, SAP NS2 executives discuss how the company helps national defense, intelligence and security entities move to the cloud -- and why doing so is inevitable.
- June 06, 2019
New demand-driven planning methodology in SAP Integrated Business Planning helps organizations create better supply chain forecasts based on real customer sales orders.
- May 31, 2019
Zig Serafin, president at Qualtrics, discusses the experience economy and how Qualtrics XM applications with SAP's operational data helps companies get the 'why' in business processes.
- May 24, 2019
Analyst Holger Mueller says SAP is smart to stop trying to compete as a cloud infrastructure provider so it can leave that job to cloud providers and focus more on applications.
- May 15, 2019
In this Q&A, SAP's Hasso Plattner explains why the cloud is the best option for SAP S/4HANA systems and why companies must know their customers' feelings in order to succeed.
- May 14, 2019
In this Q&A, SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner explains why SAP HANA is now more accessible with the new HANA Cloud Services and can handle new enterprise database requirements.
- May 13, 2019
American Airlines' 'people first' culture starts with the employee and is underpinned by technology. It's not alone in making the workforce more inclusive.
- May 10, 2019
Qualtrics experience management shared the spotlight with a more open, affordable HANA database platform and a declaration that apps -- not infrastructure -- are SAP's cloud priority.
- May 09, 2019
SAP announced at Sapphire Now 2019 it is taking its flagship in-memory database platform to the cloud, pushing it beyond enterprise applications and making the technology more accessible.
- May 08, 2019
At the Sapphire conference, the head of the largest SAP user group talks about the challenges of convincing an IT audience about the benefits of experience management.
- May 08, 2019
Experience management was the overriding theme at SAP Sapphire Now, where SAP executives talked Qualtrics, experience data and why feelings matter.
- May 06, 2019
A new partnership integrating the SAP Logistics Business Network with Uber Freight may help shippers and carriers optimize freight transportation processes.
- May 01, 2019
SAP is gearing up for its annual conference. Experience management and Qualtrics are sure to be on the agenda, but the vendor's recent layoffs and executive moves likely won't be.
- May 01, 2019
The annual user conference showcases emerging tech like AI, blockchain and IoT and advances the ball on HANA applications, with an eye to improving the customer experience.
- April 30, 2019
SAP cloud revenue was up and S/4HANA added new customers, leading to a strong Q1 2019 earnings report. Cloud revenue for SAP rose in all regions, with especially strong growth in China and Japan.
- April 25, 2019
SAP provides thousands of pages of documentation and online tools to compare ECC and S/4 features, but many customers remain unsure if the next-generation ERP does what they need.
- April 12, 2019
Some analysts believe SAP's recent executive changes mean the new leaders must prove their development credibility as the company moves forward in an evolving technology market.
- April 10, 2019
RapidRatings' financial analysis data can now be integrated directly into SAP Ariba, providing customers with financial health information from one source.
- April 05, 2019
The SAP Ariba and American Express partnership could be a good first step in making transactions more automated and intelligent, according to one expert.
- April 05, 2019
While the vendors disagree on how many SAP customers have made the switch, Ferrara Candy has numbers that show a huge speed boost for its BI operations on SAP Business Warehouse.
- April 03, 2019
At SAP Ariba Live, the company announced SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass will no longer operate as separate entities. Instead, they'll be integrated to support intelligent spend management.
- March 25, 2019
According to a new survey by ASUG, most SAP users plan to move to S/4HANA eventually, but they're currently focused on other IT priorities, lack of confidence in S/4HANA or still need to build a business case.
- March 20, 2019
SuccessFactors HCM customers have access to workplace data that gives them a sense for what's happening, such as an employee exit. The recently acquired Qualtrics tech could help reveal why something is happening, but SAP's vision for a complete ...
- March 07, 2019
At the Qualtrics X4 Summit, SAP CEO Bill McDermott argues that experience data is now central to business success. He promised to build the capability to merge operational and experience data.
- March 01, 2019
SAP debuted new versions of its iOS and Android software development kits at Mobile World Congress. They include new integrations and functions for developing SAP mobile applications.
- February 27, 2019
SAP wants to stake a claim in IoT with SAP Leonardo IoT and integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, but observers call the announcement more marketing exercise than anything.
- February 25, 2019
New features in SAP S/4HANA 1902 are meant primarily for manufacturers, but they may be challenging to take advantage of without preparation.
- January 29, 2019
Design thinking and SAP HANA database tech are the keys to an iPad app that will allow NHL coaches to access real-time stats on an Apple iOS tablet -- and others could follow.
- December 26, 2018
What do CIOs need to know when migrating or deploying SAP S/4HANA? That seemed to be front of mind, based on our top 10 most popular stories for 2018.
- December 21, 2018
The reigning Premier League champion is using SAP Challenger Insights, a tablet application based on SAP Cloud Platform, to get insights into player performance and opponent tactics during games.
- December 07, 2018
SAP partners need to change their thinking if they're going to enable the 'intelligent enterprise.' That was the big message from the SAP Partner Business Forum this week.
- November 16, 2018
One of SAP's top priorities must now be integrating Qualtrics into the ERP giant's product suite, analysts and a customer said. But putting the pieces together may not be easy.
- November 13, 2018
X and O data is coming to the forefront for SAP customers following the Qualtrics acquisition this week. A Forrester analyst weighs in on the $8 billion deal.
- October 05, 2018
Openness and the cloud were the main themes presented at SAP TechEd 2018. While customers liked the message, they may not be ready to put the technologies into real applications.
- September 11, 2018
S/4HANA upgrades form the core of digital transformation for SAP organizations, but many underestimate the challenges, such as complex legacy systems, bad data and customizations.
- August 06, 2018
SAP focuses on manufacturing and professional services with the new features it's adding to S/4HANA Cloud. The enhancements are a continuation of what SAP calls 'intelligent ERP.'
- July 03, 2018
Teradata sued SAP, claiming HANA was developed through thievery. But do the claims have merit? Or, is it a case of sour grapes due to loss of market share to a competing technology?
- July 03, 2018
SAP Sapphire Now 2018, which took place on June 5 to 7 in Orlando, had a wealth of information about SAP technologies and how companies are using them in their digital transformation efforts.
- June 27, 2018
It's nothing new, but SAP HANA Data Management Suite could simplify the vendor's data management portfolio. SAP also embeds cloud analytics into S/4HANA Cloud.
- June 14, 2018
Vendors announced software to help organizations move to SAP systems, including test automation, code profiling for HANA apps, user experience management and GDPR compliance.
- June 08, 2018
SAP debuts its Salesforce challenger, C/4HANA, at Sapphire Now 2018. But users probably won't implement it soon, and questions remain about SAP's ability to redefine the CRM market.
- June 04, 2018
SAP collaborates with Accenture on entitlements management and digital transformation platform for defense organizations. AppDynamics releases new application monitoring tool for SAP.
- June 04, 2018
At Sapphire Now 2018, SAP needs to combine high-level conceptual information with practical examples of how its technology helps businesses solve real business problems.
- April 17, 2018
SAP wants to resolve the indirect-access issue with a new, document-based licensing model. Analysts think customers will be happy, but SAP needs to build trust.
- March 30, 2018
SAP and Accenture announced plans to develop DDMRP functions for SAP Integrated Business Planning; SAP DataGenius Challenge tries to get March Madness predictions right.
- March 12, 2018
SAP Ariba Live 2018 focused on the idea that businesses can use procurement technology to do good in the world; for example, by using supply chains to expose forced child labor.
- March 05, 2018
SAP Cloud Platform is now available as a consumption-based model, an alternative to the subscription model. SAP also updated the SCP SDK for iOS and released two new apps.
- February 23, 2018
SAP paid $2.4 billion to acquire lead-to-money vendor CallidusCloud, and analysts agree that the significant price may be worth it in an effort to compete with Salesforce.
- January 31, 2018
SAP and Esri are combining SAP HANA's in-memory database capabilities with Esri geospatial applications, and utilities are taking advantage to integrate GIS and enterprise data.
- December 01, 2017
SAP and Microsoft partner on running SAP S/4HANA on the Azure cloud: Microsoft deploys S/4HANA on Azure to run finances and SAP puts cloud applications on Azure.
- November 28, 2017
In the past few years, Microsoft ramped up its production of devices, like the Xbox and Surface, which greatly increased the complexity of its supply chain, leading it to implement SAP Ariba.
- November 14, 2017
At SAP TechEd 2017, SAP rolled out some new developer tools that are intended to extend the SAP platform and drive development of SAP Leonardo applications.
- October 30, 2017
SAP Tennis Analytics uses SAP Leonardo machine learning and SAP Predictive Analytics to deliver tennis insights. The NHL puts its entire league history into HANA Enterprise Cloud.
- October 20, 2017
SAP Data Hub and Vora are both data integration tools, but Data Hub has a broad mission to manage data from different sources, while Vora focuses specifically on big data lakes.
- October 10, 2017
Blockchain use cases for business are still limited, but SAP believes the new SAP Leonardo Blockchain Co-innovation program will help foster adoption.
- October 09, 2017
In this Q&A, SAP's Mike Flannagan explains the evolving nature of SAP Leonardo and how a design thinking process can help businesses implement Leonardo technologies faster.
- September 28, 2017
SAP bolstered its claim as a cloud-first company with several announcements at TechEd 2017, including Data Hub and ABAP running on SAP Cloud Platform.
- August 07, 2017
SAP Ariba and IBM are partnering to combine SAP Leonardo and IBM Watson technology to create cognitive procurement applications. The deal looks good to some, but lacks details.
- July 17, 2017
SAP Leonardo is a marketing term for SAP's next-gen technologies like IoT, AI and ML, and some industry observers believe it helps it sell digital transformation services.
- July 05, 2017
A survey from Rimini Street says that almost 90% of SAP users have no plans for an S/4HANA migration, in part due to satisfaction with their existing SAP ERP.
- June 26, 2017
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for BW/4HANA aims to simplify and consolidate enterprise financial planning; Business ByDesign's cloud ERP looks to the public sector.
- June 09, 2017
The National Hockey League is using the SAP HANA database on HANA Enterprise Cloud to power a statistics site that encompasses the entire league history.
- June 07, 2017
SAP DCI data as a service helps New York's Veritas Studio Wines understand who their customers are and where they live.
- May 31, 2017
Jack Link's Beef Jerky went with a hosted deployment on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud when upgrading SAP ECC to HANA. Here are some lessons on how to thrive in a hosted environment.
- May 19, 2017
CEO Bill McDermott called SAP Leonardo the 'most important move since HANA,' but some customers question the company's messages around the platform.
- May 09, 2017
SAP Sapphire Now always showcases the latest technological advancements from SAP. Here's what some industry experts expect from this year's conference.
- May 02, 2017
The new SAP Next-Gen program and innovation center opened with a look at SAP's vision for next-gen technologies, including machine learning, blockchain, IoT, VR and 3D printing.
- May 01, 2017
SAP partners with Mitsubishi Electric Europe and KUKA AG to enable SAP Cloud Platform that extends IoT and robotics for manufacturing applications.