SAP ERP project management

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    Oracle's SAP lawsuit: Boon or bust for third-party support?

    Regardless of the outcome of Oracle's lawsuit against SAP, one thing is becoming clear: Third-party software support is here to stay.

  • March 28, 2007 28 Mar'07

    SAP CEO heir-apparent resigns

    SAP announced today that Shai Agassi, president of SAP's product and technology group, is resigning effective April 1, 2007.

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    SAP extends enhancement package program to Business One

    SAP announced today that it will provide regular enhancement packages to update its Business One product, similar to its model for mySAP ERP customers.

  • January 17, 2007 17 Jan'07

    SAP All-in-One release targets midmarket

    SAP's All-in-One release is the latest example of the company's midmarket push.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Oracle announces full support for Red Hat users

    Oracle's Larry Ellison says his company is now offering full support for Red Hat Linux users at half the price they normally pay.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Company ditches J.D. Edwards in-house support for SAP-TomorrowNow

    Koontz-Wagner chose TomorrowNow as a third-party support vendor on their J.D. Edwards software running on their iSeries, saving more than 50% off in-house support.

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    SAP acquisitions helped expand retail presence

    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 06 Sep'06

    Podcast: SAP firms cope with support issues

    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.

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    SAP seeing boom in public sector projects

    With ERP missteps highlighted prominently in the public sector, SAP has hired the CIO of Clark County, Nevada, to showcase his successes.

  • July 05, 2006 05 Jul'06

    CIOs in the dark over maintenance cost creep

    CIOs have little insight into managing maintenance of their apps, and even less control over how much they're spending.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    SAP gains visibility among small businesses

    Microsoft may have a stranglehold in the midmarket with Dynamics, but SAP is beginning to make inroads starting with small businesses.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Podcast: SAP, ASUG preps benchmarking campaign for customer ROI measurements

    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.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    Playing hardball with your vendor

    An IT attorney gives midmarket CIOs a primer on how to level the playing field at the negotiating table.

  • May 22, 2006 22 May'06

    Podcast: TomorrowNow CEO responds to critics of SAP union

    In a broad ranging interview, Andrew Nelson, CEO of SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow, discusses his firm's strategy as it extends support to Siebel customers and recent criticism from members of the Quest International User's Group.

  • May 01, 2006 01 May'06

    Researcher, strategist touts business performance management

    Hyperion's chief strategy officer is touting a business performance management revolution to give company executives actionable information at their fingertips.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    SAP could expand on-demand with mySAP All-in-one suite

    SAP CEO Henning Kagermann said the company could transform its All-in-one software for midmarket customers into an on-demand offering.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Podcast: SAP implementation challenges, potential pitfalls

    James Smith, IT director of dishware and stemware maker Rosenthal USA discusses the challenges and potential pitfalls of an SAP implementation.

  • April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    SAP executives seek next-generation ERP

    SAP CEO Henning Kagermann and Shai Agassi, an executive board member and the company's product and technology lead, say SOA and composite applications will dominate the ERP market.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Companies set business process management priorities

    Firms that are moving forward with business process management projects are beginning to report some rewards.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Global competition forces process changes

    Some companies are wrapping business process management plans with service-oriented architecture projects to boost competitiveness on a global stage.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    SAP-Oracle battle to reach a fervid pitch, analyst says

    Forrester Research analyst Ray Wang sizes up the past, present and future of Oracle and SAP's ongoing fight for business applications dominance.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    SAP vs. Oracle: Users speak out

    As the battle for business applications supremacy heats up, Oracle users are standing by Larry Ellison and Fusion while SAP customers say that NetWeaver and a time-tested application suite will lead to victory.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    SAP's new support plan gives customers more to mull

    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 30 Jan'06

    SAP rolls out new support option

    SAP's new "premium" level support fills a gap between standard support and its high end services.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    SAP to revamp midmarket strategy

    SAP is rethinking its small and midmarket strategy in 2006, with plans to launch a new selling model for its partners, implement new pricing and focus on microvertical industries.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    SAP leads market in simplified licensing policies -- for now

    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.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    SAP protest of Oracle contract called standard procedure

    SAP is protesting an $88.5 million contract awarded to Oracle Corp., to install a combat support system for the U.S. Air Force. The protest delays Oracle's revenue gains.

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    Small businesses mull SAP Business One, All-in-One choice

    The head of SAP's product management for small businesses said there are questions to ask before deciding between SAP Business One and All-in-One software.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    SAP's McDermott addresses ESA, midmarket challenges

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    While SAP looks to penetrate the midmarket, it is meeting stiff competition from Microsoft, Oracle and...

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    SAP's McDermott addresses ESA, midmarket challenges

    In part two of a two-part interview, SAP America CEO Bill McDermott addresses meeting Microsoft in the midmarket and how SAP's enterprise services architecture plan will unfold.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    McDermott: No fear of Oracle as SAP looks ahead with CRM, ESA

    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 25 Aug'05

    SAP CRM revenue surges past Siebel

    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.

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    Oracle's OFF SAP program shows early results

    Oracle Corp. said more than 200 companies are showing an interest in its 'Off SAP' program. Meanwhile, SAP has signed agreements with several companies to migrate under its rebate program.

  • May 23, 2005 23 May'05

    Grocer's struggles prove valuable to retailers

    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.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Oracle, SAP make interesting opponents in 2005

    Oracle, fresh off a bidding war victory over ERP rival SAP, looks to keep the heat on in 2005, while SAP looks to capitalize on PeopleSoft customers' insecurities.

  • May 02, 2005 02 May'05

    Small studios thinking big with SAP

    Lions Gate Entertainment CIO Leo Collins had a choice to make -- settle for lackluster midmarket offerings or test a new blockbuster SAP product.

  • April 04, 2005 04 Apr'05

    SAP targets Oracle customers with program

    SAP is extending an incentive program aimed at drawing PeopleSoft and JD Edwards customers away from Oracle.

  • February 02, 2005 02 Feb'05

    Firm looks to cook with SAP

    Gourmet food and cookware retailer Surfas Restaurant and Supply turned to SAP to appease frustrated customers and improve sales.

  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    Users benefit from SAP, Oracle battle

    As SAP and Oracle duke it out, most analysts agree that PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards & Co. customers are in a position to craft some good deals.

  • October 25, 2004 25 Oct'04

    SAP report card: SAP users not quite ready for mySAP

    The results of a 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.

  • September 09, 2004 09 Sep'04

    Judge rules in favor of Oracle in takeover case

    A federal judge has rejected the Department of Justice's claim that Oracle's attempted acquisition of PeopleSoft would be anticompetitive.

  • August 19, 2004 19 Aug'04

    Brief: SAP warns of phony support calls

    SAP is issuing a warning to customers not to provide implementation data to telephone callers identifying themselves as SAP support staff.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    Trimming fat on the NetWeaver diet

    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 ...

  • July 27, 2004 27 Jul'04

    SAP America sweetens SMB packages

    SAP America is adding two new bundles to its All-in-One suite for small and midsized beverage and food distributors.

  • July 21, 2004 21 Jul'04

    Managing storage for your SAP systems

    Information management can be a challenge, and in your SAP systems, failing to maintain an effective solution can result in higher costs and lower productivity. This article presents a number of options for SAP storage management.

  • June 15, 2004 15 Jun'04

    Mobile SAP: Where's the ROI?

    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?

  • June 08, 2004 08 Jun'04

    Unconsummated Microsoft-SAP merger sets industry abuzz

    Software industry analysts and legal experts watching the Oracle antitrust case debate the impact of news that Microsoft and SAP talked about a possible merger last year.

  • May 18, 2004 18 May'04

    Reduce TCO and control portal cost with systems management

    This article discusses ways that organizations can minimize initial implementation and ongoing operational costs in order to get the most bang for their IT buck.

  • May 10, 2004 10 May'04

    Sapphire shines spotlight on budget blues

    Find out what SAP has in store for Sapphire attendees this week, and what the company is telling customers who need tangible ROI from their IT systems.

  • May 07, 2004 07 May'04

    SAP packages quick fix for everyday business

    SAP today launched 50 new packaged services for companies dealing with everyday IT issues.

  • May 04, 2004 04 May'04

    SAP customers slow to build competency centers

    With their numbers growing over the last several years, SAP competency centers are finally getting some respect. But some customers are still wary, and industry analysts say it's their loss.

  • April 29, 2004 29 Apr'04

    SAP, Dell deal targets SMBs

    The new deal SAP and Dell sealed yesterday could mean more choices and better prices for SMBs seeking a combination software and hardware package.

  • April 22, 2004 22 Apr'04

    U.S. software sales boost SAP earnings, says CEO

    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 24, 2004 24 Mar'04

    Shai Agassi sizes up the competition

    In part two of our interview with SAP executive board member Shai Agassi, he sounds off on the competition, from IBM to Siebel.

  • March 18, 2004 18 Mar'04

    SAP extends support, revamps licensing

    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 09 Mar'04

    SAP makes DOJ opposition official

    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.

  • February 02, 2004 02 Feb'04

    Yankee: NetWeaver can cut TCO

    A new Yankee Group study says SAP customers who use NetWeaver together with other SAP products should see substantial benefits.

  • September 26, 2003 26 Sep'03

    SAP pros rate support, seek upgrade advice

    IT pros attending this week's user conference have concerns and questions about SAP technology, upgrade and support plans. Does SAP have answers for them?

  • August 20, 2003 20 Aug'03

    Debating ERP and best-of-breed

    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 08 Jul'03

    Do you know the way to SAP ROI?

    Getting a return on IT investments is an obvious goal, but the route to ROI is not always so clear. We asked site expert, ROI specialist Tom Pisello, CEO and president of Orlando, Fla.-based consulting company Alinean, to tell us how ...

  • May 09, 2003 09 May'03

    Telling the whole TCO story

    A new Ovum study shows that licensing fees account for only about 10% of ERP implementations, and analyst Dennis Keeling suggest ways to determine real TCO.

  • April 28, 2003 28 Apr'03

    Analyst details wrinkles in SAP licensing

    SAP is quietly doing a few things on the licensing front that one Gartner analyst thinks users should be aware of.

  • March 26, 2003 26 Mar'03

    Plattner pledges continued leadership

    SAP's Hasso Plattner will soon surrender his co-CEO title, but this week he pledged to continue leading the company he helped start.

  • March 14, 2003 14 Mar'03

    SAP's Hasso Plattner surrenders co-CEO title

    SAP's Hasso Plattner is surrendering his title, and this time it's for real. Following months of speculation about Plattner's plans to leave the helm of the company he helped start, Plattner is stepping aside.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    New SAP Web services platform supports .NET, WebSphere

    SAP announced its new NetWeaver WebServices platform this morning in New York.

  • November 12, 2002 12 Nov'02

    SAP Report Card: Some SAP users want better support, documentation

    Some users said SAP could do a better job with documentation and support. In fact, some said navigating their way through SAP support is often more confusing than the code that caused them to reach out for help in the first place.

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    Sun, SAP find solution in standards

    From Sun's perspective, things have gotten a bit out of hand. An avalanche of programs and products have plenty of IT customers feeling buried, trying to decide which new components can help save money or add customers.

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