SAP ERP project management
- August 26, 2010
A new Gartner report criticizes SAP for constantly changing the names of its applications, which confuses customers and makes it nearly impossible for them to know what they have or need.
- August 18, 2010
A U.S. District Court judge has granted SAP several summary judgments in Oracle's lawsuit against it and TomorrowNow, limiting potential damages.
- August 05, 2010
Seeking to limit the length and scope of a trial, SAP said today that it would pay Oracle for TomorrowNow’s wrongdoing.
- August 04, 2010
Remember the SAP Enterprise Support benchmarking program? SAP has reincarnated the program and wants the Enterprise Support Advisory Council to communicate the value of its offering.
- August 03, 2010
SearchSAP.com caught up with Rimini Street’s Seth Ravin to discuss SAP third-party support, why the option is appealing to more than R/3 customers, and, of course, what it’s like to be sued by Oracle.
- July 28, 2010
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott is pleased with what he and Jim Hagemann Snabe have been able to accomplish so far, but he acknowledges there’s still a lot of work to do.
- June 23, 2010
SAP is pushing its value engineering services, at one time offered to only the largest customers, to help with IT project prioritization and SAP ROI.
- May 14, 2010
SAP users are overwhelmingly concerned with SAP's licensing, support and maintenance practices, as well as how to better negotiate maintenance contracts, according to Forrester Research.
- April 28, 2010
Frustrated with product SAP roadmaps? Learn more about the SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN)'s new initiative to better influence SAP product development.
- March 02, 2010
Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe feel the need for speed. Faster innovation and time-to-market will be the new SAP co-CEOs' top priority, as agile development will prevail.
- March 02, 2010
SAP customers have a tiered SAP support and maintenance model again. In this special report, read more about the options, including advice on negotiating contracts and looking at third-party support.
- February 08, 2010
Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe have their work cut out for them in delivering a clear vision for the future of SAP to a jilted customer base, according to industry observers.
- February 07, 2010
SAP announced the resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker on Sunday, and named Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe as co-CEOs.
- February 05, 2010
Many midmarket companies are trying to save money by forgoing upgrades and new projects. But supporting applications in maintenance mode could have hidden costs. Learn why in this podcast.
- January 14, 2010
After two years of trying to push through a single SAP maintenance and support structure, the company is again offering customers two choices -- SAP Standard Support at 18% and SAP Enterprise Support at 22% of license fees.
- January 07, 2010
IBM and Accenture are the top SAP implementation partners, but smaller SAP SIs can provide deeper industry expertise, flexibility and lower costs, according to Forrester.
- December 21, 2009
There was plenty of excitement to go around in the enterprise software world in 2009, and SAP certainly didn't disappoint. Take a look at SearchSAP.com's picks for the top SAP news of 2009.
- December 11, 2009
SAP has released new performance management software that it says will help companies better manage sustainability programs by spending less time collecting and organizing data.
- December 10, 2009
While SAP was showing how to take advantage of its forthcoming releases, some users were looking to get as much as they can out of what they've already bought.
- November 17, 2009
In a review of the ERP market, Forrester Research finds tough times for vendors, which can mean big discounts for buyers, both on licensing and services.
- August 27, 2009
What's the latest in the Oracle vs. SAP lawsuit? Oracle is demanding that third-party support provider Rimini Street produce information on its business model.
- August 12, 2009
With its recent upgrade to SAP Business ByDesign, SAP is winning over some new customers.
- August 10, 2009
SAP Enterprise Support KPIs will help justify the SAP maintenance increase, but the SAP KPIs should also give customers leverage in negotiating maintenance fees.
- August 06, 2009
How are some of the most successful companies not just surviving the economy, but thriving? In this video, Day & Zimmermann CIO Anthony J. Bosco, Jr., discusses his company's challenges and its continued SAP innovation strategy.
- July 30, 2009
SAP is working with a group of its largest customers -- dubbed the Premier Customer Network -- to deliver best practices to the smaller ones.
- July 28, 2009
Don't want to pay maintenance on shelfware? Analysts offer strategies for leveraging shelfware to cut SAP maintenance costs and avoid future spending.
- July 20, 2009
Customers are focused on cutting their total cost of ownership (TCO), leading to a drop in license sales.
- June 22, 2009
As SAP tries to makes its software easier to use, users can expect to see social networking tools in their enterprise software. Learn more in this podcast.
- May 27, 2009
AMR Research's Jim Shepherd talks about what SAP customers need to know about SAP's product strategy and product roadmap in this podcast.
- May 14, 2009
At Sapphire, SAP provided more detail on its SAP Enterprise Support KPI program. It will rely heavily on Solution Manager.
- May 11, 2009
On the first day of SAP's biggest annual user conference, third-party support provider Rimini Street launches a competing support program.
- April 30, 2009
SAP's agreement to delay a maintenance fee increase until KPIs are met is a victory for customers, and for SAP itself, according to industry observers.
- April 29, 2009
SAP has agreed to delay further SAP maintenance fee increases until KPIs are met.
- April 15, 2009
In this podcast, get negotiation tips for cutting your SAP maintenance contract costs and learn negotiation mistakes customers make and what savings they're getting.
- March 19, 2009
Many boards of directors are asking where the SAP business value is, and IT now needs to be involved in proving it.
- March 03, 2009
SAP ranks highest in ERP customer satisfaction and delivering business benefits, but Tier 2 ERP vendors offer comparable benefits at lower costs, according to a recent report.
- February 26, 2009
SAP CTO Vishal Sikka offers a glimpse into which emerging technologies will be key to SAP product development.
- February 25, 2009
Bill Martorelli of Forrester Research discusses trends in the SAP managed hosting arena. In this podcast he provides advice on finding an SAP managed hosting provider, as well as how to determine a provider's level of SAP know-how.
- February 12, 2009
Reduced IT budgets are forcing companies to turn to cheaper performance management tools. If the trend continues, companies like SAP may have to start offering SaaS alternatives.
- December 11, 2008
SAP Unicode conversion will be a must for SAP customers going forward. Here's what you need to know about Unicode, and how to tackle Unicode conversion in SAP environments.
- November 06, 2008
SAP is pushing ahead with Enterprise Support, but it's also promising to support its ERP 6.0 customers through 2017 and offering more clarification on Enterprise Support's value.
- November 05, 2008
SAP and Oracle swap spots in this year's Forrester strategy report, because while Oracle pushes on with Fusion, SAP continues to push customers onto a two-year-old ERP release.
- November 03, 2008
Trying to capitalize on anger over SAP support fee hikes, NetSuite offers SAP R/3 customers a guarantee to cut maintenance and support bills in half.
- October 21, 2008
Atlas Tube bought SAP's core ERP package in the 1990s, when it was a small company. Today, Atlas Tube does over $2 billion in revenue, but has never had to turn to another ERP provider. In this podcast, learn more about the ROI of Atlas Tube's SAP ...
- October 01, 2008
SAP support fee hikes have many SAP customers concerned. In this podcast, an SAP spokesman explains the basics of SAP Enterprise Support and why customers should come around.
- September 25, 2008
Heads of user groups worldwide will meet with SAP executives to voice their members' dissatisfaction with the SAP maintenance fee increase.
- September 01, 2008
SAP will offer more support, but costs will increase for customers currently paying 17% of net licensing fees.
- September 01, 2008
SAP customers are upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0 for systems support and software consolidation.
- August 27, 2008
A new AMR report says that midmarket customers are looking at other vendors because of the SAP skills shortage.
- August 19, 2008
Demand for third-party support thrived in the wake of TomorrowNow's closure, despite Oracle's lawsuit against the company. Learn how third-party support providers such as Rimini Street and netCustomer have seen an increase in customers, including ...
- July 30, 2008
SAP's Bill McDermott, head of global field operations and board member, sat down with SearchSAP.com to discuss SAP's plans for winning now and in the future.
- July 28, 2008
In a court filing today, Oracle provided explicit detail of its charges that SAP conspired to steal Oracle's underlying applications.
- July 22, 2008
SAP shut down TomorrowNow for business reasons, and to get out of third-party support, analysts agreed.
- July 21, 2008
TomorrowNow customers will go back to Oracle.
- July 08, 2008
SAP is setting itself apart from its competitors by collaborating on development with customers and partners at a special lab in California.
- June 26, 2008
Oracle, in a recent court filing, estimates that SAP owes it at least $1 billion for copyright infringement in its TomorrowNow lawsuit
- June 10, 2008
SAP and Oracle failed to reach a lawsuit settlement in their first mediation session, but SAP hopes Oracle wants to talk more out of court.
- May 07, 2008
SAP said it added nearly 200 new customers to its new Enterprise Support offering, just as Rimini Street said it will add SAP products to its third-party support alternative.
- April 30, 2008
Next week's Sapphire conference promises plenty of news on Business Objects, upgrades and SAP executives, says the CEO of ASUG in this podcast.
- March 17, 2008
Learn SAP partner ecosystem trends. SAP's Zia Yusuf discusses the developer network, NetWeaver development fund usage, and why he thinks SAP's model beats Salesforce.com's.
- March 04, 2008
SAP and Intel have teamed up to offer SAP All-in-One on Intel Xeon-based systems using SUSE Linux and SAP's MaxDB database.
- February 25, 2008
Jim Shepherd, senior vice president of research with AMR, discusses how to determine if your right for managed hosting, what to look for in a provider and the key items in an SLA.
- February 20, 2008
SAP is no longer offering Basic Support at 17% of license fees. Instead, it's offering only Enterprise Support -- for 22% of license fees.
- November 19, 2007
TomorrowNow's CEO resigned today and SAP says it's considering selling the third-party support provider.
- August 23, 2007
In this SAP supplier relationship management (SRM) podcast, author Sachin Sethi discusses SAP SRM topics, including release date push-backs and MDM.
- August 09, 2007
SAP All-in-One will offer 60 new best practices and recently secured its 10,000th customer.
- July 19, 2007
Get answers to some common questions about Oracle's lawsuit against SAP and its TomorrowNow third-party support division.
- July 17, 2007
Orange County Public Schools used change management and an SAP ERP upgrade to start getting the most out of their SAP implementation.
- July 11, 2007
With the help of SAP Business One, Pooch Inc. hopes to change the luxury pet supply market.
- July 03, 2007
SAP admitted that TomorrowNow made "inappropriate downloads" of Oracle materials and will make changes at the division, but will continue with third-party support.
- May 10, 2007
SAP hasn't been as active as Oracle, but it has been making acquisitions. This report provides coverage and commentary on SAP's strategy and its ramifications.
- April 17, 2007
A medical supplies company replaced Sage with SAP All-in-One mid-project, costing itself two months, but still finished on time and on budget.
- April 12, 2007
Shelfware is one of many risks in SAP contracts, so customers must be up to speed on how to negotiate SAP license deals, according to Gartner.
- April 10, 2007
Shai Agassi recently resigned from SAP. Axel Angeli, one of SearchSAP.com's site experts, argues that the departure is good for the company.
- April 03, 2007
Regardless of the outcome of Oracle's lawsuit against SAP, one thing is becoming clear: Third-party software support is here to stay.
- January 17, 2007
SAP's All-in-One release is the latest example of the company's midmarket push.
- September 07, 2006
SAP and Oracle have been at each other's throats in the retail industry and both vendors have been acquiring firms to build out specific retail functionality and broaden their footprints in the market. Jim McMurray, SAP's senior vice president for ...
- September 06, 2006
Consultant Doug Whittle discusses the support issues SAP customers face after their new systems go live and the support strategies that get the most value out of an SAP system.
- June 26, 2006
The Americas' SAP Users' Group and SAP are showcasing a joint benchmarking campaign designed to measure company successes and develop a roadmap to measure the ROI of SAP applications and provide best practices to customers.
- April 13, 2006
James Smith, IT director of dishware and stemware maker Rosenthal USA discusses the challenges and potential pitfalls of an SAP implementation.
- March 23, 2006
Forrester Research analyst Ray Wang sizes up the past, present and future of Oracle and SAP's ongoing fight for business applications dominance.
- January 31, 2006
Some customers see the benefits of SAP's new support package. The expanded options could stave off a rush to third party support providers, according to industry experts.
- January 30, 2006
SAP's new "premium" level support fills a gap between standard support and its high end services.
- November 17, 2005
Forrester ranks SAP as the leader in simplified licensing and pricing policies, but SAP's shift to NetWeaver as a business process platform could complicate matters.
- October 24, 2005
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- SAP America chief Bill McDermott is always on the run. After meeting with potential clients he gave a keynote recently at a Chicago business conference and quickly jetted off to Germany before SAP released its third quarter ...
- August 25, 2005
The debate rages over who is tops in CRM. AMR Research says it's SAP despite only 300 live installations of mySAP CRM 3.0, according to an AMR estimate.
- May 23, 2005
Canadian grocery chain Sobeys struggled with its first implementation of SAP for Retail in 2000. Sobeys' struggle helped other retailers learn valuable lessons to avoid failure.
- October 25, 2004
The results of a SearchSAP.com survey show that customers are slow to make upgrade plans -- and are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to NetWeaver and mySAP ERP.
- August 11, 2004
In the first part of our interview, Joshua Greenbaum, principal consultant at Berkeley, Calif.-based Enterprise Applications Consulting, helped us understand the relevance of Master Data Management to the SAP community. Today Greenbaum tells us why ...
- June 15, 2004
If your company uses SAP and has a number of mobile employees, you may be considering a wireless implementation of the technology. But where's the ROI? Is the expense really necessary?
- May 07, 2004
SAP today launched 50 new packaged services for companies dealing with everyday IT issues.
- April 22, 2004
SAP America CEO Bill McDermott said his company's strong 1Q earnings were due in large part to a spike in U.S. software sales -- a clear indication that its attempt to focus on specific market segments has paid off.
- March 18, 2004
In a day full of announcements, SAP rolled out a bold new maintenance calendar and introduced the latest edition of its integration platform.
- March 09, 2004
SAP plans to write to the Justice Department to protest the agency's opposition to Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft. Microsoft, however, may have hurt Oracle's chances to outfox the feds.
- August 20, 2003
An AMR Research report examines the reasons some large companies prefer SAP and other large vendors over best-of-breed providers, and vice versa.
- July 08, 2003
Getting a return on IT investments is an obvious goal, but the route to ROI is not always so clear. We asked SearchSAP.com site expert, ROI specialist Tom Pisello, CEO and president of Orlando, Fla.-based consulting company Alinean, to tell us how ...
- April 28, 2003
SAP is quietly doing a few things on the licensing front that one Gartner analyst thinks users should be aware of.
- March 26, 2003
SAP's Hasso Plattner will soon surrender his co-CEO title, but this week he pledged to continue leading the company he helped start.
- January 16, 2003
SAP announced its new NetWeaver WebServices platform this morning in New York.