• July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    Customers warned of critical SAP flaw

    A flaw in SAP Internet Graphics Server can allow a hacker to gain user privileges and eventually access confidential SAP files, according to UK security firm Corsaire Ltd.

  • July 15, 2005 15 Jul'05

    Job market rebounding for SAP consultants

    Consultants who expand their skill sets are most successful in finding work. Which skills are most desirable? SAP career expert Jon Reed helps job seekers crack the SAP job market.

  • July 14, 2005 14 Jul'05

    SAP consultants see job market rebound

    Consultants who find the most work are successful in expanding their skill sets. But which skills are most desirable? SAP career expert Jon Reed helps job seekers crack the SAP job market.

  • July 13, 2005 13 Jul'05

    SAP's new software strategy exposes new challenges

    SAP will have several issues to address as it carries out its enterprise services architecture vision, according to a new IDC report.

  • July 07, 2005 07 Jul'05

    Oracle purchase strikes at SAP's retail push

    Oracle's planned acquisition of retail software maker ProfitLogic adds clout to its products for retailers and strikes at SAP's retail push in the U.S., according to analysts at AMR Research Inc.

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  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Microsoft IT team touts SAP testing

    Microsoft is using a single instance of SAP to support more than 90,000 end users. Testing and retesting have avoided downtime worldwide, according to Microsoft's Mike Hatch.

  • June 21, 2005 21 Jun'05

    SAP to support Cisco technology

    SAP plans to build products that support a new Cisco Systems technology that is intended to speed up networks by integrating programming languages.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    SAP explains embedded analytics

    SAP is rolling out more than 200 composite applications that the software maker said will drive embedded analytics into its core applications and place analytical tools in the hands of end users. In part one of a two-part interview, Roman Bukary, ...

  • June 15, 2005 15 Jun'05

    Oracle swipes at SAP with rebate program

    Oracle is launching its own rebate program aimed at SAP R/3 customers considering an upgrade to mySAP ERP.

  • June 09, 2005 09 Jun'05

    Despite direct competition, Microsoft, SAP to solve integration ills

    SAP and Microsoft are collaborating on data integration software despite selling competitive products. But customers say integration headaches continue.

  • June 08, 2005 08 Jun'05

    Analyst: Outsourcing threatens SAP, other large vendors

    More executives are using business process outsourcing services, making many ERP vendors find new ways to generate revenue or risk becoming extinct.

  • June 06, 2005 06 Jun'05

    Microsoft-SAP Mendocino project has opportunities, drawbacks

    Mendocino integrates some SAP processes into Microsoft's Office suite. The initial product has many opportunities and some drawbacks, according to analysts.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    SAP to shift focus off its core ERP suite

    SAP projects a shift in the way it generates revenue, hoping its partnerships and new licensing strategy will generate cash from products produced on its Business Process Platform.

  • June 01, 2005 01 Jun'05

    HP launches virtual package for SAP users

    HP is rolling out an infrastructure and services package aimed at mySAP Business Suite customers on Windows-based systems.

  • May 25, 2005 25 May'05

    SAP broadens 'safe passage' for retailers

    SAP is broadening its Safe Passage program, extending incentives to retail customers running Retek software. Oracle Corp. is melding newly acquired Retek into its business suite.

  • 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 23, 2005 23 May'05

    Canadian retailer gets SAP turnaround

    Canadian grocery chain Sobeys is giving SAP for Retail a second try, but executives remain mum on the store's first SAP system, which caused major headaches.

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    SAP begins to educate the masses

    SAP customers are generally enthusiastic about SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture strategy, but some say it could be years before ESA is widely adopted.

  • May 18, 2005 18 May'05

    SAP nails Home Depot deal for SCM software

    At a time when SAP and Oracle are fighting each other for retail customers, SAP announces a humdinger of a deal with Home Depot.

  • May 18, 2005 18 May'05

    Kagermann kicks off Sapphire

    SAP CEO Henning Kagermann laid out his company's plans to transform the NetWeaver platform to a services-based architecture, and named 10 software vendors that plan to adopt SAP's strategy.

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05

    Sapphire to highlight SAP architecture shift

    SAP will kick off its Sapphire U.S. users conference this week, shining the spotlight on its enterprise services architecture strategy.

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    Airline jets with SAP

    JetBlue Airways is rolling out mySAP ERP as part of an expansion of the airline's operations. Some in the cash-strapped industry are making IT investments to remain competitive.

  • May 04, 2005 04 May'05

    Modified mySAP CRM system helps medical device maker

    Executives at Varian Medical Systems weren't convinced mySAP CRM would work at first, but additional SAP software helped bridge some functionality gaps.

  • April 27, 2005 27 Apr'05

    Customers to see NetWeaver transformation, says SAP chief

    SAP plans to use NetWeaver to make all its products service-enabled by 2007, according to SAP CEO Henning Kagermann.

  • April 26, 2005 26 Apr'05

    SAP launches industry analytics apps

    SAP is rolling out more than 100 industry-specific analytic applications. The new composite applications are aimed at 25 industries and pull data from multiple sources, according to SAP.

  • April 25, 2005 25 Apr'05

    SAP: ABAP will live on, but new skill focus required

    Mario Herger, an analytics development manager at SAP's Palo Alto, Calif., development lab gives tips for developers to survive outsourcing and reveals SAP's development strategy.

  • April 21, 2005 21 Apr'05

    SAP profits strong, gains on Oracle

    SAP reported strong first-quarter license sales on Thursday. Executives indicated that SAP is not feeling pressure from rival Oracle Corp.

  • April 14, 2005 14 Apr'05

    RFID compliance, technology and ROI

    In part two of a two-part interview, Taylor Erickson, an SAP supply chain and ERP expert, explains how SAP customers are readying their applications and data architecture for RFID.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    SAP RFID projects: RFID planning and implementation

    In part one of a two-part interview, Taylor Erickson, an SAP supply chain and ERP expert, explains how SAP customers are readying their applications and data architecture for RFID.

  • April 12, 2005 12 Apr'05

    Companies still seeking ROI in RFID

    Attendees at the RFID Journal Live conference in Chicago are trying to make a business case for deploying the technology beyond meeting compliance mandates.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    RFID adopters to share struggles with deployments

    Early adopters of radio frequency identification will share the challenges and pitfalls of deploying the technology at the RFID Journal Live conference next week in Chicago.

  • April 06, 2005 06 Apr'05

    SAP launches water utility best practices add-on

    SAP is extending its utility industry ERP software, launching specific packages that address customer service and billing for water utility companies.

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Road to SOA: SAP to address customer pain

    SAP is hoping a combined services and software package will put its customers on a smoother road to an SOA and a better understanding of its NetWeaver platform.

  • March 29, 2005 29 Mar'05

    Oracle vs. SAP: The next frontier

    To one up Oracle, SAP must indicate a strong performance for its quarter ending next week, according to Bruce Richardson, vice president of research at Boston-based AMR Research.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Ex-Sun exec to beef up NetWeaver expansion

    SAP has hired a former Sun Microsystems executive to beef up its development community and drive expansion of NetWeaver and the entire SAP technology stack.

  • March 23, 2005 23 Mar'05

    Companies deliberate mySAP ERP upgrades

    As SAP rolls out the latest version of mySAP ERP, some customers are mulling over a myriad of reasons to upgrade in the face of competitive pressures.

  • March 22, 2005 22 Mar'05

    Oracle declares victory over SAP in Retek bid

    Executives at Retek Inc. signed a merger agreement Monday putting an end to the bidding war for the retail software vendor. SAP dropped out of the bidding.

  • March 18, 2005 18 Mar'05

    Oracle trumps SAP for Retek

    With an offer of $631.4 million, Oracle Corp. made the next move to acquire retail software vendor Retek Inc., outbidding rival SAP.

  • March 15, 2005 15 Mar'05

    SAP to bolster compliance with reseller partnership

    SAP will sell third-party regulatory compliance control monitoring software as an add-on to its mySAP ERP suite.

  • March 08, 2005 08 Mar'05

    Oracle strikes back at SAP for retail vendor

    Oracle Corp. is launching a bidding war for retail software vendor Retek Inc., ramping up its battle against SAP.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    SAP reorganizes internally, bolsters development

    SAP is shifting responsibilities of its top executives to conduct better oversight of its 10 research and development labs and better define its executive roles.

  • February 28, 2005 28 Feb'05

    SAP to acquire retail software vendor

    SAP has agreed to a $496 million deal to acquire Retek, a best of breed retail industry software vendor. SAP could gain 200 retail customers if the deal is approved by share holders

  • February 24, 2005 24 Feb'05

    SAP to open supply chain lab

    SAP is opening a research and development center in Budapest, Hungary, to focus on building new supply chain management applications.

  • February 23, 2005 23 Feb'05

    SAP extends automotive suite

    SAP is expanding its automotive suite to include functionality for auto dealerships and vehicle sales networks.

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    The HP Way and the Rise of SAP

    In Joshua Greenbaum's sound off on the departure of HP CEO Carly Fiorina, he reminds us: "SAP was just beginning its steady climb to the top of the enterprise software heap as HP was beginning its slow march south is more than ironic -- it's ...

  • February 10, 2005 10 Feb'05

    Public utility modernizes with SAP

    A Kansas public utility is implementing mySAP Business Suite. Experts and analysts say SAP implementations can be tedious for public agencies with outdated, highly customized legacy systems.

  • February 09, 2005 09 Feb'05

    SAP hears call for NetWeaver support

    Enterprises using NetWeaver for the first time are finding some customized components can result in performance issues. SAP is working with Mercury Interactive Corp. to catch problems before they're put into full production.

  • February 07, 2005 07 Feb'05

    NetWeaver: The next business process platform

    SAP is betting heavily on the success of its NetWeaver platform, according to Jim Shepherd, a vice president at AMR Research. But will that gamble pay off?

  • November 11, 2004 11 Nov'04

    SAP, Accenture energize xApps

    SAP and Accenture are tapping into oil and gas companies with a new xApp designed to help them manage massive amounts of data.

  • November 04, 2004 04 Nov'04

    NetWeaver deployment demands new game plans

    First things first: NetWeaver is not an option. Once SAP customers accept that fact, they can get down to the real business of deployment.

  • October 28, 2004 28 Oct'04

    SAP report card: NetWeaver, xApps slowly sink in

    Two years after NetWeaver and xApps were first spotted on the horizon, the fog is slowly lifting among customers.

  • 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.

  • October 18, 2004 18 Oct'04

    SAP vs. Oracle/PeopleSoft: The duopoly advantage

    With Oracle Corp.'s acquisition of PeopleSoft Inc. looking more certain every day, let's consider what SAP and its customers will face when the deal is finally sealed. While the protracted takeover has helped solidify SAP's position at the top of ...

  • October 14, 2004 14 Oct'04

    Business One gets CRM, MRP juice

    SAP has unleashed its newest Business One suite, boosting the SMB suite with new CRM and MRP features -- and taking aim at Microsoft.

  • September 23, 2004 23 Sep'04

    Brother's mySAP CRM project pays off

    Brother International had a shaky experience with an SAP R/3 rollout, but found success -- and ROI -- with mySAP CRM.

  • September 16, 2004 16 Sep'04

    Getting down to Business One

    One CEO says SAP's Business One product for SMBs is the right size at the right time.

  • August 25, 2004 25 Aug'04

    McDermott delivers on HCM pledge

    SAP America CEO Bill McDermott says that human capital management (HCM) technology helped sign, seal and deliver the U.S. Postal Service contract.

  • 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 ...

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    SAP primer: From GDS to MDM and RFID

    Joshua Greenbaum, principal consultant at Berkely, Calif.-based Enterprise Applications Consulting, tells readers why Master Data Management is so hot -- and why RFID is not (yet). With upgrade strategies remaining the top priority in...

  • July 13, 2004 13 Jul'04

    SAP acquisition bolsters NetWeaver's MDM

    SAP is acquiring Los Angeles-based A2i Inc. to add new power to its Master Data Management (MDM) offering.

  • June 21, 2004 21 Jun'04

    New jobs for ABAP programmers

    A new Forrester Research report says that SAP's NetWeaver platform has the potential to create new jobs for ABAP programmers.

  • June 16, 2004 16 Jun'04

    The Body Shop scrubs out legacy systems

    The Body Shop is getting creamed with global sales data, and using SAP for Retail to solve the problem.

  • 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 10, 2004 10 Jun'04

    AMR reviews NetWeaver for Manufacturing

    AMR Research analyst Colin Masson writes in his review of NetWeaver for Manufacturing that it provides a framework to incorporate production operations into supply networks. However, Masson says NetWeaver is not a manufacturing execution platform.

  • June 09, 2004 09 Jun'04

    SAP: Pepsi's software for a new generation

    PepsiCo Inc. likes the flavor of SAP's full Business Suite.

  • June 01, 2004 01 Jun'04

    SAP sizes up retail market

    Peter Kirschbauer is an extended SAP board member, overseeing the company's Business Solutions Group (BSG) Services. He talked with about SAP's new pre-packaged solutions for small businesses, the unique needs of retailers, and SAP's ...

  • May 26, 2004 26 May'04

    MySQL lays path for SAP integration

    AMR researcher J. Paul Kirby says that SAP's continuing involvement in MaxDB and MySQL confirms its interest in promoting a low-cost alternative to Oracle's database for R/3.

  • May 26, 2004 26 May'04

    Supply chain management for really smart people

    The newest supply chain management technology is taking place outside the firewall, where edge-of-enterprise applications give companies a whole new outlook.

  • May 21, 2004 21 May'04

    SAP mobility plans leave users waiting, wondering

    SAP says it is working on more native applications for BlackBerry, but attendees at RIM's Wireless Enterprise Symposium questioned its ambiguous strategy.

  • 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 03, 2004 03 May'04

    SAP packs GTS application for FedEx

    SAP's new agreement with FedEx Trade Networks to build shipping data into SAP software represents an industry first.

  • 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.

  • April 20, 2004 20 Apr'04

    RFID boost for mySAP SCM

    The latest version mySAP supply chain management software includes support for RFID and real-time response replenishment, a feature allowing retailers to respond to customer requests quicker than ever.

  • 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 16, 2004 16 Mar'04

    Face-off: Debating RFID

    When it comes to radio frequency identification (RFID), one of our editors says "ignorance" could impede the technology; another argues that the technology could pose a challenge to businesses harboring mountains of data generated by RFID and end up...

  • March 15, 2004 15 Mar'04

    'Not in my backyard' -- state lawmakers fight offshoring

    Offshore outsourcing makes for some strange bedfellows. Two lawmakers hope their legal fight against offshoring will make will make the private sector take notice.

  • March 12, 2004 12 Mar'04

    SAC – An SAP case study

    In 1997, faced with a DOS based IT/Finance system that was not Y2K compliant and the need for an enterprise wide system that delivered business information, SAC brought in consultants Ernst & Young (E&Y) to identify an alternative. There began a ...

  • 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.

  • March 03, 2004 03 Mar'04

    Juice giant Welch's chooses Oracle over SAP

    Following an intense competition between Oracle and SAP, Welch Foods Inc. has picked Oracle to be its global ERP provider.

  • March 02, 2004 02 Mar'04

    SAP, Coca-Cola pact keeps data in perfect harmony

    Calling it one of the most significant technology projects in the consumer space, SAP's logistics expert Franz Joseph Schoppengerd asserts that a new partnership with Coca-Cola could change the way the food and beverage industry does business. ...

  • February 26, 2004 26 Feb'04

    DOJ files suit to block Oracle takeover bid

    In a long-awaited ruling, antitrust authorities and several state attorneys general said today that they going to court to stop Oracle's hostile acquisition of PeopleSoft.

  • February 11, 2004 11 Feb'04

    SAP Enterprise Portal cuts clutter, costs for Siemens

    Mobile-phone maker Siemens relies on SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0 and 6.0 to consolidate systems and reduce data clutter.

  • February 10, 2004 10 Feb'04

    Study: RFID baby steps are best

    Don't rush into full-blown RFID implementations, warns the Yankee Group. Instead take small steps at individual warehouses in order to avoid wasting money and time.

  • February 09, 2004 09 Feb'04

    Can SAP win RFID race?

    Companies considering radio frequency identification technology are being met with a myriad of choices, as SAP, Oracle and other big vendors jump on the RFID bandwagon.

  • February 05, 2004 05 Feb'04

    BAPI Learning Guide

    Baffled by BAPIs? This guide explains what a BAPI is, how it's used, and where it fits into your integration development. You'll find articles, tutorials, examples, tips, tools, expert advice and more to help you understand and use BAPIs.

  • January 16, 2004 16 Jan'04

    Survey: ERP vendors need image boost

    The Yankee Group says that ERP providers suffer from a lack of brand awareness and that their messages are missing the mark. But some say that selling ERP is a lot different than selling a PC, and ERP vendors can operate on a need-to-know basis.

  • January 12, 2004 12 Jan'04

    SAP introduces new RFID package

    SAP today announced a new RFID package targeted at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suppliers.

  • January 07, 2004 07 Jan'04

    SAPConsole keeps Sargento fresh

    With SAPConsole, Sargento Foods says it doesn't have to worry about moldy mozzarella ever hitting the shelves.

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    BBC tells SAP-Informatica success story

    The BBC is upgrading its SAP R/3 system to Enterprise this month, and said its revamped business intelligence system made the process painless.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    SAP to announce new R/3 RFID technology

    SAP plans to release software in 2004 that incorporates radio frequency identification (RFID) technology into SAP R/3, according to Raymond Blanchard, business development director of SAP's business solutions group for manufacturing.

    The ...

  • November 12, 2003 12 Nov'03

    SAP's Zencke on RFID, NetWeaver and upgrades

    BOSTON -- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of NetWeaver, SAP's integration platform, company officials are traveling the U.S. to brief analysts on the quick evolution of the software.

    A second release is due out in mid-2004, ...

  • November 11, 2003 11 Nov'03

    Tapping CRM for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

    Find out how to tap your customer relationship management (CRM) software for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and what SAP is doing to make the process simpler.

  • November 06, 2003 06 Nov'03

    Survey says ERP budgets are tight

    A new Forrester Research study says that only one-third of SAP customers plan to increase their SAP budgets next year. But even fewer Oracle and PeopleSoft customers will increase spending on those vendors.

  • October 16, 2003 16 Oct'03

    SAP Q3 profits rise 25%

    SAP this morning announced a 25% year-on-year increase in net profits. Revenues dipped, but SAP was buoyed enough to revise its full-year predictions.

  • October 09, 2003 09 Oct'03

    Airbus takes flight with SAP's APO

    When building the world's largest passenger aircraft, the European company Airbus deployed SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization before getting the project off the ground.

  • October 05, 2003 05 Oct'03

    BAPIs, IDocs, and SAP's road map

    In this interview, interface development and IDoc/ALE expert Axel Angeli -- who is also founder of the SAP project consultancy Logos Informatik and co-author of the popular SAP R/3 Guide to EDI and Interfaces -- tells us what's ...

  • September 25, 2003 25 Sep'03

    SAP: Skip Enterprise, jump to mySAP ERP

    At's annual user event in Chicago, SAP America CEO Bill McDermott urged users to consider the company's newest migration option, mySAP ERP.

  • September 22, 2003 22 Sep'03

    Expert: Adaptive supply chains key to success

    Transforming static supply chains into adaptive supply networks allows companies to quickly and efficiently respond to changes in their environment, according to Navi Radjou, a principal analyst at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research.


  • September 22, 2003 22 Sep'03

    SAP improves communication skills

    The results of an exclusive survey show that SAP has improved its communications skills, but some users are still straining to hear the SAP message.

  • September 17, 2003 17 Sep'03

    Expert: Don't be a cubicle coder site expert Jon Reed offers a short to-do list for programmers who want to stay safe when outsourcing trends threaten their jobs.