• February 03, 2005 03 Feb'05

    SAP launches Trade Services upgrade

    SAP is working with partners to add more features to its Global Trade Services software package. Firms are choosing the software as a way to extend visibility to the supply chain.

  • 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.

  • February 01, 2005 01 Feb'05

    Chapter of the month -- February 2005

    This month we share with you a brand new featured chapter from Inside Web Dynpro for Java. This book analyzes SAP's Java-based user interface technology and offers expert guidance for Webpro -- from a basic introduction through creating your own ...

  • 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.

  • January 13, 2005 13 Jan'05

    IBM and SAP: Commoditize this!

    The world according to IBM has been consistent since IBM first trotted out its On Demand strategy. How SAP fits into that strategy has also been relatively consistent: The world of commoditizing enterprise software is SAP's to inherit, while IBM ...

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  • January 12, 2005 12 Jan'05

    Microsoft, SAP open door to developers

    Microsoft and SAP today announced a new development kit designed to draw .NET developers into the SAP world.

  • January 06, 2005 06 Jan'05

    Chapter of the month - January 2005

    Happy New Year! This month we present a brand new chapter excerpt on exceptions and error handling in ABAP.

  • December 30, 2004 30 Dec'04

    2005 outlook: BPM takes starring role

    TechTarget group publisher Paul Gillin offers up his annual predictions for the year ahead, and forecasts a pay hike for IT pros, a potential new owner for Apple and the rise of Linux, spyware and searching on the desktop.

  • December 27, 2004 27 Dec'04

    IT industry ends the year with a bang

    News from the information technology industry was downright dull for most of 2004 -- until a couple of blockbuster deals jazzed things up as the year drew to a close.

  • December 15, 2004 15 Dec'04

    PeopleSoft deal is done, real work begins

    Oracle is now OracleSoft, and that means SAP will soon have some real competition on its hands.

  • December 01, 2004 01 Dec'04

    SAP HR Learning Guide

    MySAP Human Resources (mySAP HR) is a global Human Resources management system solution, with HR, payroll and time management capability including standard language, currency and regulatory requirements for more than 30 countries.


  • November 15, 2004 15 Nov'04

    SAP applications hosting: The more it changes, the more it stays the same

    Hosted applications are back in fashion, and they will play a key role in the battle for mid-sized software customers.

  • 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 08, 2004 08 Nov'04

    Brother International: A story of CRM ROI

    Brother International Corp. fields nearly 2 million customer support calls each year. Properly handling these calls is key to keeping customers' business. When the Bridgewater, N.J.-based office products manufacturer needed a reliable CRM system to ...

  • 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.

  • November 03, 2004 03 Nov'04

    SAP managers don't spend enough on training

    If you're an SAP manager with licensing and upgrade woes, there's another problem lurking in the shadows. SAP training and education is more important than ever.

  • 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 26, 2004 26 Oct'04

    The Conference, 2004

    Did you miss The Conference, 2004? Have no fear. Here you will find all of the presentations from the conference covering the topics you care most about such as, optimizing SAP, extending SAP, valuing SAP and implementing SAP.

  • October 25, 2004 25 Oct'04

    SAP report card: Satisfaction with support down

    SAP users sound off on support and documentation. They also have high marks for SAP as a key business partner and technology leader.

  • 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 22, 2004 22 Oct'04

    SAP managers revisit McDermott's mySAP ERP recommendation

    A year after SAP America's CEO told users to move to mySAP, some are wondering whether he's on the same page with Germany.

  • October 21, 2004 21 Oct'04

    SAP Q3 revenue jumps 13%

    SAP's Q3 numbers beat Wall Street predictions and reflect the improving European economy.

  • 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.

  • October 07, 2004 07 Oct'04

    SAP pros working on information overload

    SAP customers are hearing a lot about the fantastic big picture, but most of them are busy with today's tedious problems.

  • October 06, 2004 06 Oct'04

    NetWeaver gets BI, Web services boost

    SAP's Shai Agassi pitches NetWeaver as a way to get a leg up in the Web services race.

  • October 05, 2004 05 Oct'04

    NetWeaver looms large at TechEd

    TechEd '04 San Diego attendees get ready to roll up their sleeves and test SAP's latest offerings.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    NetWeaver for free? Not quite

    NetWeaver might be included free of charge in major SAP upgrades – but it will likely cost you to use it.

  • September 29, 2004 29 Sep'04

    RFID has potential -- to disappoint

    A Gartner Inc. report states that RFID right now is a good thing -- if you've got extra money and are willing to fail.

  • September 27, 2004 27 Sep'04

    Workplace Web use: Give 'em an inch....

    Good policy enforcement can prevent Internet misuse and lawsuits.

  • 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 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Extending SAP

    Your company is growing and that means it's time to extend beyond the core SAP capabilities. Here we have gathered the most important information regarding BI, CRM and mySAP to help you make the right decisions as you move from SAP R/3 to mySAP or ...

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Compliance Management

    Compliance management is a growing concern of corporate management. Is your company in check? This section contains the best Web resources, articles, white papers and expert advice about Global Trade Services, RFID and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Sapphire returns to Europe

    The SAP user conference will return to Europe in 2005 following a three-year absence.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    SAP XI Learning Guide

    Excited about XI? We thought so. This learning guide will provide you with all the information you need to gain a better understanding of SAP Exchange Infrastructure. Browse through this compilation of Web resources, news, white papers, expert ...

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Implementing SAP

    Implementing SAP solutions quickly and cost-effectively can be a demanding, stressful and time-consuming event. This collection of Web resources, presentations, articles, case studies, expert advice and white papers will help with your ...

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Valuing SAP

    Money talks and ROI is king. Want to learn how to extract maximum value from SAP? This collection of calculators, tools, articles, white papers and case studies will help. We cover ROI, case studies and SAP centers of excellence.

  • 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.

  • September 14, 2004 14 Sep'04

    A quick guide to ROI with mySAP CRM

    CIOs share tips on how to make sure mySAP CRM produces for you.

  • September 10, 2004 10 Sep'04

    Oracle must still hurdle PeopleSoft board, EC

    A federal judge may have denied the DOJ's attempt to block Oracle's hostile takeover of PeopleSoft, but the software giant won't have a clear road to acquisition, observers said. Still standing in the way are the PeopleSoft board of directors and ...

  • 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.

  • September 09, 2004 09 Sep'04

    PeopleSoft users will need reassurance, but damage may be done

    Expect PeopleSoft to try to assure its customers that the company will continue to fight the Oracle takeover, but some have already put off plans to expand.

  • September 08, 2004 08 Sep'04

    Commentary: Don't rush to mySAP ERP

    Gartner Inc. analyst Yvonne Genovese helps answer the question on the minds of executives around the globe: When do I upgrade to mySAP ERP?

  • August 26, 2004 26 Aug'04

    SAP consulting pay on the rise, for some

    The SAP consultant job market is coming back, slowly but surely, despite the impact that offshore outsourcing has had on the sector.

  • 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 23, 2004 23 Aug'04

    SAP's NetWeaver fuels RFID race

    A new Forrester Research reports says that SAP is leading the RFID race, with Oracle Corp. and IBM nipping at its heels.

  • 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 17, 2004 17 Aug'04

    SAP XI word search

    Are you secure enough in your NetWeaver knowledge to take this SAP XI word search challenge? Test your skills at our latest NetWeaver word search puzzle. These SAP IX-related terms have been hidden in the grid -- up, down, forward, backward, or ...

  • 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 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 22, 2004 22 Jul'04

    SAP reports surge in market share

    A surge in U.S. sales helped fuel SAP's successful Q2.

  • 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.

  • July 21, 2004 21 Jul'04

    SAP, MySQL plan database splash

    MySQL and SAP are gunning for major DBMS vendors with a new release of MaxDB.

  • July 19, 2004 19 Jul'04

    Answers to NetWeaver for Dummies word scramble

    Answers to NetWeaver for Dummies word scramble

  • 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.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Eclipse Aviation soars to Enterprise

    Eclipse Aviation, a startup manufacturer of low-cost aircraft, has found the recipe for easy SAP upgrades.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    NetWeaver for Dummies word scramble

    Think you know NetWeaver? Try your hand at NetWeaver terminology by unscrambling these NetWeaver-related terms.

  • July 01, 2004 01 Jul'04

    SAP pushes xApps out front

    Now that its NetWeaver strategy is better understood by customers, SAP is on a mission to have its xApp message heard loud and clear.

  • June 25, 2004 25 Jun'04

    SAP, PeopleSoft top customer loyalty survey

    SAP and PeopleSoft, Inc. took top honors in a recent customer satisfaction survey -- but also took some heat for overall customer satisfaction.

  • June 23, 2004 23 Jun'04

    New SAP tool speeds up NetWeaver installation

    SAP today released a new tool it says will speed implementation of its NetWeaver platform. But the Rapid Installer tool will compete against a slew of niche integration vendors.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 28, 2004 28 May'04

    Boeing sees grid supply chains taking flight

    A Boeing executive overseeing the company's grid-enabled supply chain technology names the top challenges and biggest benefits of the technology.

  • May 26, 2004 26 May'04

    Companies take baby steps toward grid

    A Forrester Research survey shows that many companies are taking steps toward grid computing despite uncertainty about where they are headed.

  • 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 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 13, 2004 13 May'04

    Sapphire bestseller: NetWeaver for Dummies

    Copies of "NetWeaver for Dummies'' flew off the shelves at Sapphire yesterday, a sign that SAP is getting across its message regarding the importance of NetWeaver. But has some work to do when it comes to a deeper understanding.

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    SAP, Microsoft commit to Web services partnership

    Instead of fighting over the middleware space, SAP and Microsoft have hatched a plan to help users integrate their respective platforms.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 27, 2004 27 Apr'04

    SAP attempts SRM makeover

    As SAP rolls out the latest version of its mySAP Supplier Relationship Management software, the company's biggest obstacle is explaining what exactly SRM is.

  • 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.

  • April 19, 2004 19 Apr'04

    SAP Developer Network spreads NetWeaver message

    SAP technology strategist Jeff Word is heading up SAP's Developer Network, an online community that represents SAP's new outlook on life. The company is giving away code samples and Web-based training, and providing a forum for users to swap war ...

  • April 12, 2004 12 Apr'04

    How ABAP programmers can survive outsourcing

    Cranky ABAP programmers watching their jobs shipped overseas may want to jump on the radio frequency identification (RFID) bandwagon, or look toward new corporate compliance laws for employment opportunities.

    "Think again," said Jon Reed...

  • 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 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Shai Agassi's passion -- NetWeaver

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- When SAP executive board member Shai Agassi talks about NetWeaver, he speaks of miracles, Red Seas parting and a new belief system. The company's new technology stack, Agassi says, offers salvation for anyone buried under the ...

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    New NetWeaver looms on middleware horizon

    One product. One price. And now one customer talks about why NetWeaver lives up to SAP's hype.

  • 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

    Oracle hits high note in Q3

    Fueled by sales of database licenses, Oracle Corp. yesterday reported a 9% jump in Q3 sales. At the same time, CEO Larry Ellison confirmed that Oracle's fight to acquire PeopleSoft Inc. is costing the company a sizable chunk of change.

  • 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. ...

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Can SAP commit to the midmarket?

    SAP analysts say that, if the company wants to gain prominence in the midmarket, it needs to focus on working with qualified channel providers and building new partnerships.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Oracle appeals to former J.D. Edwards shops

    Oracle's co-president took his acquisition argument directly to the newest PeopleSoft users, but many who listened to the appeal said they would have preferred to hear from someone else.

  • 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.