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  • February 19, 2004 19 Feb'04

    Finding value in edge-of-enterprise apps

    As much as 34% of IT spending in 2004 will be focused on external applications, those on the outermost edge of enterprises, according to study released by the Boston-based Yankee Group Thursday.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    Survey: IT spending back from the dead

    TechTarget's exclusive 2004 spending research found that many of the nearly 750 IT professionals surveyed have some reason for optimism.

  • January 21, 2004 21 Jan'04

    Kagermann: Q4 slip won't slow SAP

    SAP might have beat its full-year forecast, but its Q4 numbers have some investors feeling like losers. Still, SAP CEO Henning Kagermann pledges the company will continue winning overall market share by building applications for mid-sized clients.

  • 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 15, 2004 15 Jan'04

    New EMC tool supports SAP upgrades

    EMC Corp. is targeting SAP customers facing R/3 support deadlines with a new replication tool designed to ease upgrades.

  • 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 19, 2003 19 Dec'03

    From SAP to Sobig, 2003's high-tech winners and losers

    Some will pop the bubbly on New Year's night. Others just can't wait for the calendar to run out. Check out our list of 2003's winners and losers.

  • December 16, 2003 16 Dec'03

    Sizing up mySAP CRM

    One California company describes the decision-making process that led to its choosing mySAP CRM over competitive offerings.

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Ebeneezer Scrooge IT test

    We've got 3 developer book bundles to give away as stocking stuffers. Let us know how you do on Ebeneezer's test and we'll enter your name in a drawing for one of them.

  • 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 19, 2003 19 Nov'03

    Flaws found in SAP DB Web tools

    A number of critical vulnerabilities in SAP's Web tools package could allow remote attackers to access files and gain control of the SAP database.

  • November 17, 2003 17 Nov'03

    SAP wraps CRM gift for SMB market

    SAP today announced its new customer relationship management (CRM) software for the small and mid-size market, a product that will face some stiff competition.

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    SAP Media streamlines Washington Post operations

    The Washington Post Co. is using SAP for Media to consolidate and improve its outdated billing and finance operations.

  • 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 10, 2003 10 Nov'03

    BorCon showcases developer favorites

    SearchSAP.com explored the recent BorCon conference to find out which hot topics and new tools have developers excited these days.

  • 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.

  • November 05, 2003 05 Nov'03

    A close iView of SAP Portal

    SAP today announced the latest version of its Enterprise Portal software with improved multi-platform support and enhanced iView capabilities.

  • November 04, 2003 04 Nov'03

    Oracle Masters earn gold stars

    The Oracle Certified Master (OCM) certification is only for top-tier Oracle gurus who spend years gaining real-world experience before being tested on far-out IT scenarios.

  • October 30, 2003 30 Oct'03

    SAP's Heinrich sees RFID revolution

    SAP executive board member Claus Heinrich yesterday told IT managers at the Forrester Research Executive Strategy that radio frequency identification technology (RFID) is the wave of the future.

  • October 29, 2003 29 Oct'03

    Halloween: Do you speak geek?

    Are you such a Know-IT-All that it's scary? Find out now, take our Halloween quiz.

  • October 22, 2003 22 Oct'03

    Some SAP shops take smaller upgrade steps

    SAP wants customers to make the move to mySAP ERP, but not everyone is ready to undertake a major migration just yet.

  • 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, SearchSAP.com 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 ...

  • October 01, 2003 01 Oct'03

    SAP harmonizes data

    SAP is set to ship its Master Data Management (MDM) module as part of its NetWeaver platform. Its analytical and search capabilities allow users to identify identical or similar data objects across systems.

  • September 26, 2003 26 Sep'03

    SAP pros rate support, seek upgrade advice

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

  • September 26, 2003 26 Sep'03

    SAP users want to unravel NetWeaver mystery

    SAP pros attending this week's SearchSAP.com user conference confess to knowing relatively little about NetWeaver.

  • September 25, 2003 25 Sep'03

    SAP: Skip Enterprise, jump to mySAP ERP

    At SearchSAP.com'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

    Coverage of SearchSAP.com Chicago conference

    SearchSAP.com provides daily coverage from our annual Chicago user conference.

  • 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.

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  • September 22, 2003 22 Sep'03

    SAP improves communication skills

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

  • September 19, 2003 19 Sep'03

    Extended supply chain brings risks, rewards

    Despite a dearth of budget resources, companies are focusing IT dollars on improving their supply chain networks, and large ERP vendors like SAP are responding to the trend, according to Michael Dominy, a senior analyst on business applications ...

  • September 17, 2003 17 Sep'03

    Expert: Don't be a cubicle coder

    SearchSAP.com site expert Jon Reed offers a short to-do list for programmers who want to stay safe when outsourcing trends threaten their jobs.

  • September 16, 2003 16 Sep'03

    SAP pros fight for few good jobs

    A recent story in a Texas newspaper stating that SAP professionals were being recruited for jobs paying $1 million annually was a tale that straight shooters could see was a con. The SAP job market is dry as a desert, and the only hope on the ...

  • September 12, 2003 12 Sep'03

    Open ERP architectures to give rise to best-of-breed vendors

    As SAP and other big ERP vendors continue to open up their architectures, analysts say, more data centers will use best-of-breed tools for specialized functions. But before enterprises head down the integration path, they should make sure they have ...

  • September 09, 2003 09 Sep'03

    SAP offers new resource to developers

    Launched today, the SAP Developer Network is a new technical community for advice, code swapping and articles.

  • September 02, 2003 02 Sep'03

    StorageTek spies trouble with SAP GTS

    StorageTek implemented SAP Global Trade Services software in order to stay compliant with new government regulations and root out shady characters around the world.

  • 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.

  • August 14, 2003 14 Aug'03

    Oracle, SAP compete for Welch's business

    SAP and Oracle are locked in a heated battle for a massive ERP contract at Concord, Mass.-based Welch's. The international fruit-juice company is currently visiting SAP and Oracle customers to find out how they rate each of the vendors.

  • August 10, 2003 10 Aug'03

    SAP reaches out to Java developers

    Austin Sincock is the author of Enterprise Java for SAP and a strong proponent for the development and use of Enterprise Java in SAP environments. A SearchSAP.com site expert, Sincock works as a consultant to global companies such as Kraft Foods and...

  • July 30, 2003 30 Jul'03

    NetLedger targets SMBs with hosted ERP

    Hosted accounting and CRM provider NetLedger is offering small businesses complete back-office integration with its new NetERP application. Targeted at companies with less than 500 users, NetERP will be sold as an alternative to large vendors such ...

  • July 24, 2003 24 Jul'03

    SAP seals SuSE Linux support agreement

    SuSE Linux announced today that it entered into an agreement with SAP to offer improved support services for its shared customers.

  • July 23, 2003 23 Jul'03

    SAP improves mySAP BI

    There are currently 6,500 installations of mySAP Business Intelligence (BI) around the globe. Now SAP is working on simplifying BI for its customers, according to Roman Bukary, director of BI marketing strategy at SAP. Bukary arrived at SAP in 2002 ...

  • July 18, 2003 18 Jul'03

    SAP readies users for new financial regulations

    SAP is talking with customers and preparing software enhancements to help businesses comply with new federal regulations concerning financial reporting.

  • July 17, 2003 17 Jul'03

    Case study: Chemical company offers online ordering on the quick

    Faced with a pressing need to offer online ordering, Lancaster Synthesis turned to its corporate parent's SAP system.

  • July 16, 2003 16 Jul'03

    BI seen as tool for maximizing ERP

    New research reinforces a prevailing thought on business intelligence: It's a hot market, and companies think BI can help them get more out of ERP.

  • July 10, 2003 10 Jul'03

    SAP, Red Hat plan new partnership

    SAP and leading Linux distributor Red Hat are close to inking a deal to deliver applications on the open-source platform with new technology created inside SAP's LinuxLab.

  • 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 SearchSAP.com site expert, ROI specialist Tom Pisello, CEO and president of Orlando, Fla.-based consulting company Alinean, to tell us how ...

  • July 02, 2003 02 Jul'03

    How to get ROI from SAP's SRM


  • June 25, 2003 25 Jun'03

    Tips from SAP career expert Jon Reed

    The market for SAP professionals is tough, but there are still ways to land jobs and advance your career. We asked Jon Reed, our new careers and certification expert, to find out how ABAP jobs are changing, why getting Enterprise experience is ...

  • June 19, 2003 19 Jun'03

    SAP's Plattner pledges better user experience

    SAP founding father Hasso Plattner tells attendees at the annual Sapphire event this week that the SAP user experience must get better, and pledges that it will.

  • June 19, 2003 19 Jun'03

    SAP's McDermott: We're not too rich for SMB blood

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SAP America CEO Bill McDermott is psyched up about the company's new mySAP CRM offering, which is available immediately. In the second part of McDermott's question-and-answer session with SearchSAP.com at the company's annual user ...

  • June 17, 2003 17 Jun'03

    Sapphire: McDermott's all-American attitude

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SAP America CEO Bill McDermott tells SearchSAP.com that Americans are falling in love with SAP as a brand and a company. At the company's annual U.S. user conference, McDermott says SAP is sitting pretty while its competitors are ...

  • June 17, 2003 17 Jun'03

    SAP CEO: Customers can speed economic recovery

    SAP CEO Henning Kagermann takes center stage at the company's annual U.S. user event, and tells customers they must invest in their own economic recovery.

  • June 16, 2003 16 Jun'03

    SAP goals: End confusion, gain user confidence

    SAP's annual U.S. user event kicks off today in Orlando, Fla., where the company will present itself as a trusted advisor in a mad, mad, mad ERP world.

  • June 09, 2003 09 Jun'03

    Fallout from Oracle's hostile takeover bid

    PeopleSoft's CEO didn't mince words in calling Oracle's acquisition attempt "atrociously bad behavior." Meantime, SAP executives said the deal might not be such a bad thing for them.

  • June 06, 2003 06 Jun'03

    Oracle's PeopleSoft bid puts ERP market in limbo

    If Oracle's attempt to acquire PeopleSoft is successful, it will shake up the entire ERP market -- and may leave SAP with serious threat.

  • June 06, 2003 06 Jun'03

    Oracle launches takeover bid for PeopleSoft

    Oracle has announced its intention to make a takeover bid for PeopleSoft and has offered $16 per share.

  • May 28, 2003 28 May'03

    Getting more bang for your ERP buck

    With a sagging economy, your ERP project must deliver even more bang for the buck than in years past. Here are some pointers to get you started.

  • May 21, 2003 21 May'03

    SAP SRM seeks lowest bidders

    SAP describes its new supplier relationship product (SRM) as sexy, saying its live auctions and graphical representations will thrill users.

  • May 20, 2003 20 May'03

    The new angles to protecting ERP applications

    This article explains the special challenges in protecting large ERP and CRM application data residing on mainframe database servers.

  • 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.

  • May 09, 2003 09 May'03

    SAP Careers & Certification FAQ

    Need to get an answer in a hurry? Perhaps your question has already been answered! Check our list of Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your question.

  • May 06, 2003 06 May'03

    Royal Mail's SAP project delivers ROI

    The UK Government agency Royal Mail successfully implemented SAP across a massive and decentralized organization. Now they have a success story, and are achieving ROI.

  • April 30, 2003 30 Apr'03

    Speaking SAP in any language

    Researchers urge SAP customers to identify national and local cultures and adjust business processes to address them before major SAP implementations.

  • April 29, 2003 29 Apr'03

    Decision Maker: Top 10 SAP implementation mistakes to avoid- part two

    Implementing an SAP R/3 solution is a serious commitment; your typical $5 billion company can easily spend $50 million or more for the software, hardware, system integrator and the internal team. With the stakes this high, you want to be sure you ...

  • April 29, 2003 29 Apr'03

    SAP users destination: Enterprise

    SAP customers at the SearchSAP.com Conference Europe addressed recent confusion and misunderstandings about Enterprise, a place where SAP R/3 customers must eventually arrive.

  • 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.

  • April 24, 2003 24 Apr'03

    After you say 'I do' to ERP

    Analyst Michael Doane says there's something you should be doing to get more from your ERP system.

  • April 24, 2003 24 Apr'03

    Upgrades on users' minds at SearchSAP.com conference

    An AMR Research analyst answers questions about what's most on the minds of attendees at SearchSAP.com Conference Europe -- upgrades.

  • April 23, 2003 23 Apr'03

    Survey shows R/3 Enterprise plans on hold

    The results of the annual SearchSAP.com survey show that many customers remain in upgrade limbo, unsure of which way to turn.

  • April 23, 2003 23 Apr'03

    Complete SearchSAP.com conference coverage

    Read complete coverage of the SearchSAP.com Conference Europe, held in London last month.

  • April 23, 2003 23 Apr'03

    SAP marketing: Confuse and conquer

    SearchSAP.com survey respondents say the company still needs to improve its reputation for leaving a wake of confusion after making splashy announcements.

  • April 09, 2003 09 Apr'03

    Expert: Nucleus SAP numbers a gamble

    A close examination of Nucleus Research ROI reports on SAP and other large software vendors reveals problems from the headlines to the bottom lines.

  • April 04, 2003 04 Apr'03

    Decision Maker: Top 10 SAP implementation mistakes to avoid- part one

    Implementing an SAP R/3 solution is a serious commitment; your typical $5 billion company can easily spend $50 million or more for the software, hardware, system integrator and the internal team. With the stakes this high, you want to be sure you ...

  • March 31, 2003 31 Mar'03

    Gartner weighs mySAP ERP costs, benefits

    In a report slated for release next week, Gartner Inc. research director Yvonne Genovese states that SAP's new mySAP ERP package has already confused the upgrade landscape for R/3 users. However, customers could benefit from the new deployment path,...

  • 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.

  • March 13, 2003 13 Mar'03

    SAP launches mySAP ERP

    SAP has unveiled a new core product configuration that combines its R/3 Enterprise offering with its new NetWeaver strategic platform.

  • March 05, 2003 05 Mar'03

    Thank the Academy for Oscar.com

    Oscar.com -- it's an Oscar oasis for those who live for the Academy Awards. Pretty much everything except the Hollywood sign is there.

  • March 03, 2003 03 Mar'03

    Researcher delivers first take on NetWeaver

    Derek Prior, a Gartner research director, recently published a "First Take" on SAP's new NetWeaver platform, and highlighted its challenges and promise. Is NetWeaver good for everybody? Not necessarily, said Prior, who cautioned customers to ignore ...

  • February 19, 2003 19 Feb'03

    Avid Technology's SAP CRM success

    Avid Technology, an Academy Award-winning software company based in the U.S., upgraded mySAP CRM from 2.0C to 3.0 with customized options that help them close deals.

  • February 04, 2003 04 Feb'03

    SAP's Shai Agassi takes over technology development

    SAP executive Shai Agassi takes over the software company's technology development, a move some say diminishes the role of founder and co-CEO Hasso Plattner.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    2003: Year of the ERP upgrade

    In the ERP world, it's the year of the upgrade. IT teams everywhere, it seems, are receiving support deadlines from large vendors. Many users aren't happy about it, considering the dearth of IT dollars available to them as 2003 begins. Frankly, said...

  • January 17, 2003 17 Jan'03

    SAP exec gets inside NetWeaver

    NEW YORK -- SAP yesterday unveiled its new architecture, an evolutionary platform that grew out of its three-tier system and which is being heralded as the first fully interoperable Web-services based cross-application platform that customers can ...

  • 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.

  • December 20, 2002 20 Dec'02

    2002: The year of the tanking trade show

    IT trade shows may seem like they're on the brink of extinction, but they're probably just on the brink of reality. The year 2002 was one of canceled shows, empty chairs, empty floor space and lame free stuff. But one analyst says 2003 will be ...

  • November 14, 2002 14 Nov'02

    SAP Report Card: Some SAP pros say products cost too much

    The 500 SAP professionals surveyed by SearchSAP.com consistently ranked their level of satisfaction with the cost of SAP products lower than their satisfaction with SAP's performance, scalability and reliability.

  • November 13, 2002 13 Nov'02

    SAP Report Card: Users slow to buy mySAP CRM, but give product high marks

    Those using SAP's CRM offering are pretty satisfied, but a lot of users still aren't convinced of the need to implement it, according to the findings of SearchSAP.com's SAP report card.

  • 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.

  • November 11, 2002 11 Nov'02

    SAP Report Card: Users give products high marks, see interoperability challenges

    SearchSAP.com surveyed 500 SAP professionals for their opinions on every aspect of the German software giant, from technology to pricing. SAP technology scored high marks.

  • November 08, 2002 08 Nov'02

    Scotts grows SAP, sprouts BW CRM

    At the recent SearchSAP.com conference, the international lawn and garden company, Scotts, recounted their recent successful upgrade.

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