• November 07, 2002 07 Nov'02

    Case study: Cavalier brings SAP R/3 home

    This case study looks at how the home building company Cavalier cleaned house, and streamlined business processes, with SAP R/3.

  • November 06, 2002 06 Nov'02

    Ways to win, lose at SAP game

    Three panelists share lists of the most common mistakes they see at SAP implementation sites.

  • November 04, 2002 04 Nov'02 negotiations a tough task

    Now may be the best time to get SAP to give a little in software licensing negotiations, but the process isn't nearly as simple as it was -- especially when it comes to A noted contract negotiator arms you with advice to take to your ...

  • November 01, 2002 01 Nov'02

    SAP success requires commitment

    SAP isn't a destination but a long journey, according to two analysts speaking at The Conference.

  • October 31, 2002 31 Oct'02

    Expert offers blunt analysis of SAP road map

    An AMR researcher analyzed SAP's road map, in particular its decision to focus on scaling down into systems, at the conference this week in Chicago. Users also heard about SAP's plans to compete with service partners and become ...

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  • October 22, 2002 22 Oct'02

    Tractor vendor finds high-octane SCM solution

    Shopping for SCM solutions? Then spend some time with Christopher Havey, national parts manager for Kubota Tractor Corp., who saw a return on investment (ROI) in less than six months, reached a near-perfect on-time delivery rate, and improved ...

  • October 11, 2002 11 Oct'02

    Stuck with a Teflon portal? Get help now

    A lot of applications have what analysts call the potential for catastrophic failure. Not portals. When a portal is working well, a company is benefiting from advantages that are difficult to quantify, intangibles such as increased company ...

  • October 08, 2002 08 Oct'02

    Gartner: Winning back North America will be tough for SAP

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- SAP's biggest challenge has become a quest to reinvent itself in an effort to meet the demands of the ERP market, according Yvonne Genovese, Gartner analyst and research director.

    Confusion permeates the SAP customer ...

  • October 01, 2002 01 Oct'02

    SAP's xApps potential untested

    SAP's xApps are a way of SAP showing they are inclusive, not exclusive. The new cross-application initiative has way to go, though, before it's success is cemented.

  • September 20, 2002 20 Sep'02

    True SAP Blooper #2: A go live nightmare

    Anyone who has ever survived a massive go-live knows it's the place for both on-the-job learning and last-minute surprises. That's exactly what Basis administrator Kevin Zonts and his team experienced when a tiny parameter change took them way off ...

  • September 09, 2002 09 Sep'02

    Business Intelligence FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions answered by our Business Intelligence expert Naeem Hashmi.

  • September 02, 2002 02 Sep'02

    True SAP Blooper #1: Shortcut winds up costing time

    Senior systems analyst Richard Sargent, is like many innovative administrators; he is always looking for ways to save time. In Sargent's case, though, a SAP blunder occurred when his self-styled shortcut went awry.

  • 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.

    Business infrastructure...

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    Unisys sees BI for Windows

    Looking to expand sales of its ES7000 Intel-based servers, Unisys recently hooked up with software vendors such as SAP and Microsoft in an effort to bring an integrated business intelligence (BI) solution to Windows enterprise users. The ...

  • August 13, 2002 13 Aug'02

    Straight talk on Curl

    What's Curl? Good question. A Web-building technology introduced more than a year ago by a group of MIT guys, with a blessing from Internet icon Tim Berners-Lee, Curl is no longer looking to put Java out of business. Curl complements, not competes, ...

  • August 12, 2002 12 Aug'02

    Integration & BAPIs 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.

  • August 08, 2002 08 Aug'02

    SAP Application Development 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.

  • August 01, 2002 01 Aug'02

    Workflow/Webflow 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.

  • July 17, 2002 17 Jul'02

    Basis Administration for Windows 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.

  • June 28, 2002 28 Jun'02

    Data mining: The direct route

    Data mining is headed for the masses. Major RDBMS players are incorporating data mining algorithms directly into the database, while a small company called PolyVista is getting a reputation for making data mining math simple. Read what Compaq has to...

  • June 25, 2002 25 Jun'02

    New angles on data mining

    Barry Grushkin is Chairman and CTO of the Machine Intelligence Company, a provider of decision support solutions. He is also a columnist for Intelligent Enterprise magazine. Here Grushkin provides insight into the burgeoning data mining market and ...

  • June 14, 2002 14 Jun'02

    Gartner's Karen Peterson on ABC's of SCM

    Karen Peterson is a Gartner vice president and research director recognized for her expertise in supply chain management. She recently addressed CIO's at SAP's annual U.S. conference in Orlando, where SCM and visibility within the supply chain ...

  • June 07, 2002 07 Jun'02

    Sapphire '02: Plenty of pain, but ultimate gain for one SAP customer

    Companies considering an ERP implementation may first want to hear what Aquatech International experienced.

  • June 07, 2002 07 Jun'02

    Sapphire '02: A closer look at SAP's J2EE strategy

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SAP's new technology platform, SAP Web Application Server, supports SAP in its own ABAP environment and SAP in a J2EE environment. Users will be able to develop unique Java applications and Web services, as well as provide ...

  • June 06, 2002 06 Jun'02

    Sapphire '02: SAP sets sights on SMB market

    Kicking off a mellower Sapphire show than in years gone by, SAP CEO Hasso Plattner unveiled new small and mid-sized business software, user interface changes, and integration help. His strategic speech met with mixed reviews.

  • May 30, 2002 30 May'02

    Track 3- Financials

    The third in our series of favorite conference tracks from SAPPHIRE 02 is SAP Financials. Here we present news, advice, tips and Best Web Links for SAP FI/CO.

  • May 30, 2002 30 May'02

    Track 1- Customer Relationship Management

    One of our favorite tracks from SAPPHIRE 02 is the CRM track. Here we present news, advice, tips and Best Web Links for Customer Relationship Management.

  • May 30, 2002 30 May'02

    Track 5- Supply Chain Management

    Our fifth favorite conference track from SAPPHIRE 02 is Supply Chain Management. We have two SAPPHIRE SCM speakers joining us for Expert Webcasts in the coming month. Don't miss this SCM smorgasboard!

  • May 30, 2002 30 May'02

    Track 4- Human Resources

    SearchSAP users are always asking for the good on SAP HR. That's why our fourth favorite track from SAPPHIRE 02 is Human Resources (HR). We have news, tips, expert advice and Best Web links to help you manage your HR system

  • May 30, 2002 30 May'02

    Track 2- Enterprise Portals

    A popular topic among SearchSAP users and another of our favorite SAPPHIRE 02 tracks is Enterprise Portals. Here we present news, advice, tips and Best Web Links for Portals.

  • May 14, 2002 14 May'02

    Quick Takes: SAPConsole to get boost from Vertex

    Vertex enhances SAPConsole; New SAP R/3 guide book shows the way; BlueStar Solutions to host SAP demo center; Former PeopleSoft EVP joins Pivotal.

  • April 11, 2002 11 Apr'02

    Hasso Plattner on ABAP & Java

    In this excerpt from "Anticipating Change: Secrets Behind the SAP Empire", Hasso discusses the parallels between ABAP and Java with August-Wilhelm Scheer. Dr. Sheer is Director of the Institute for Business Information Science at the University of ...

  • April 05, 2002 05 Apr'02

    Quick Takes: Portal integration standard to be set

    An industry group is working to create portal integration standards and a new report estimates the collaborative product definition management software and services market reached $3.6 billion last year.

  • March 29, 2002 29 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: Xansa cited by SAP

    Xansa received SAP's Partner of Excellence award.

  • March 25, 2002 25 Mar'02

    SAP's Enterprise Portal: much more than a pretty face

    Gone are the days when every application software vendor had to have its own portal.

  • March 25, 2002 25 Mar'02

    2002 SAP Application Developer Summit: What's the buzz?

    What draws the crowds a conference for SAP application developers?

  • March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: New products and plaudits

    SAP Portal's has added automatic content synchronization business portal product and IDS Scheer was cited for its work with the SAP Innovation Institute.

  • March 15, 2002 15 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: SAP's new support product

    SAP is selling a new support product and Genesys and SAP are jointly selling an adapter for mySAP Customer Relationship Management.

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    InfoShuttle: A data transfer tool

    Customers weigh in on a data transfer tool.

  • March 08, 2002 08 Mar'02

    Oracle dissolving CRM-ERP boundaries

    Oracle has developed an application for collections that blends aspects of customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning software.

  • March 08, 2002 08 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: Awards and citations

    SAP, Canada Post, and Syspro have won awards for their customer resource planning or enterprise resource planning software.

  • March 01, 2002 01 Mar'02

    Hewlett-Packard is latest integration partner for SAP Portals

    SAP Portals has had a busy week, announcing new partners. The latest is Hewlett-Packard.

  • February 28, 2002 28 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: SAP and DNP team in Japan

    SAP and DNP team in Japan

  • February 27, 2002 27 Feb'02

    J.D. Edwards tosses its hat into self-service ring

    J.D. Edwards has tossed its hat into self-service ring.

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    SAP Portals, Markets merger: Good or bad for customers?

    With any luck customers will barely notice the merging of SAP Portals and Markets into one unit later this year.

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: Adapter certified

    Smarteam's SAP adapter has been certified for the Product Data Management interface by SAP.

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    Disaster Recovery: Are you prepared?

    While SAP is good at telling customers what they need to protect in their SAP systems, it is up to customers to make sure they have a plan to recover their systems if disaster strikes.

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    Baan 'still core' to owner Invensys' strategy

    Is Baan -- once the king of ERP in the manufacturing space -- ready to reclaim its crown?

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    Plumtree makes another run at IPO

    Plumtree makes another run at an initial public offering.

  • February 14, 2002 14 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: SAP makes e-biz education grants

    SAP America has awarded a number of grants to colleges and universities to promote the study of e-business technhologies.

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    WebGain and J.D. Edwards expand integration partnership

    J.D. Edwards has integrated its customer relationship management applications with its core enterprise resource planning applications through WebGain's TopLink Java and database integration tool.

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Siebel keeps at vertical build out

    Siebel has developed new versions of its customer relationship platform for the consumer goods, medical products and government sectors.

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: New partners

    As Valentine's Day approaches, partnerships appear to be flourishing with several business software companies announcing new relationships this week.

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    IBM performing largest Siebel implementation ever

    IBM is currently about halfway through what will be the largest Siebel implementation ever.

  • February 01, 2002 01 Feb'02

    SAP's business intelligence drive promotes openness

    SAP has said it is serious about business intelligence software but whether companies are willing to spend money on BI software remains to be seen.

  • February 01, 2002 01 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: ERP survey

    Companies are dissatisfied wit ERP, a survey found.

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Is mySAP SRM worth it?

    SAP's new mySAP Supplier Relationship Management product offers rich new features but it is still new and relatively untested, say several analysts.

  • January 25, 2002 25 Jan'02

    Quick Takes: OASIS works on file format

    OASIS has set up a committee to create a file format standard.

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    Becoming ABAP/Java bilingual

    Should a current ABAP developer spend the time and energy to become ABAP/Java bi-lingual?

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    ASUG Annual Conference

    This is the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) annual conference.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    SAP TechEd

    SAP TechEd is a technical event aimed at many types of SAP professionals.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02


    SAPPHIRE is the major SAP conference event of the year.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    Summit for SAP Application Developers

    This SAP Professional Journal event targets SAP developers.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02 Conference

  • January 21, 2002 21 Jan'02

    Interact builds starter CRM-to-ERP connector

    Interact Commerce has built a connector that links its customer relationship management offering, the Act! contact manager, and QuickBooks.

  • January 18, 2002 18 Jan'02

    Quick Takes: New performance level

    Compaq's AlphaServer system has reached a new performance level in the SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer benchmark.

  • January 16, 2002 16 Jan'02

    Oracle dives into PRM

    Entering the applications space puts Oracle in head-to-head competition with many companies that it relies on for other income streams.

  • January 08, 2002 08 Jan'02

    Quick Takes: SiteMinder OKed for SAP

    Netegrity has received interface validation from SAP for its SiteMinder platform and J.D. Edwards' OneWorld has passed certification testing for Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    9. mySAP

    The ninth most popular search term on searchSAP in 2001 was mySAP.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    SAP 2002 predictions

    SAP 2002 predictions

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    5. BW (Business Information Warehouse)

    BW was the fifth most popular search term on searchSAP in 2001.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    2. Workflow

    The number two search term on searchSAP in 2001 was Workflow.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    6. CRM

    The sixth most popular search term on searchSAP in 2001 was CRM.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    Forgettable 2001 gives way

    Forgettable 2001 gives way to marginal recovery, resignations, takeovers.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    1. ABAP

    The number one search term in 2001 was ABAP.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    8. BASIS

    Search term number eight on searchSAP in 2001 was BASIS.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    3. BAPI

    The number three search term on searchSAP in 2001 was BAPI.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    10. Java

    Java was the tenth most popular search term on searchSAP in 2001.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    4. ITS

    The number four search term on searchSAP in 2001 was ITS.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    7. Security

    The seventh most popular search term on searchSAP in 2001 was security.

  • December 24, 2001 24 Dec'01

    Hard times, strange bedfellows: Making sense of mergers

    A slumping economy sure makes for strange bedfellows.

  • December 21, 2001 21 Dec'01

    Quick Takes: More UDDI support

    SAP, IBM and Hewlett-Packard are supporting UDDII4J, an open source Java class library, and Niku Corp. has made its services relationship management software compatible with SAP.

  • December 14, 2001 14 Dec'01

    Quick Takes: Adapters and directories

    Novell's eDirectory has been certified for the SAP Web Application server and Sybase has updated network adapters for SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft software.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #6- A tale of two codes

    Our sixth gift to you is a great place to purchase "Java & BAPI Technology for SAP" by Ken Kroes, Gareth M. deBruyn, Robert Lyfareff and Anil Thakur.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #10- Several helpful elves

    The tenth gift we give to you this holiday season is ourselves. Our team is dedicated to creating an active, educational and sharing community at searchSAP.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #5- 10 naughty development practices

    Why do unsuccessful SAP projects fail? In the following excerpt from the article "Avoiding the 10 Worst Practices of SAP Development Projects," which appeared in the September/October 2001 issue of SAP Professional Journal, ClearReason's Amy ...

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #7- A Workflow wonderland

    Our seventh gift to you is an audio archive of the live event titled "Implementing SAP Workflow" with special guest Alon Raskin. Over 500 users attended this highly informative event.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #9- A helping of higher education

    Our ninth gift to you is the monthly "SAP Higher Education" newsletter, written for searchSAP by platinum level instructors at SAP Educational Services, USA.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Gift #8- Basis bounty

    Our eighth gift to you is targeted Google search results. Search for "Basis" on most search engines and you get everything from the "Basis of feelings" to a band called Basis.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Gift #3- Dazzling implementations

    Our third gift to you is implementation experience. SearchSAP user "Audrey" recently asked her peers to share their implementation experience in our Expert challenge forum. Our users took the challenge.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Gift #1 - A trip to Antarcon

    Gift # 1 - was the first to receive the searchSAP Editor's Choice Award.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Gift #4- News from the North- J2EE vs. .NET

    SearchSAP covered the breaking news that SAP would embrace Java over .NET. We also polled our users to get their reaction to the news.

  • December 12, 2001 12 Dec'01

    Gift #2- A Basis jingle by Giovanni

    Giovanni Davila is our resident Basis for Windows expert. Giovanni recently aided a 3.0f SAP user who was planning to upgrade to 4.6D.

  • December 10, 2001 10 Dec'01

    SAP users confused by e-business applications, study finds

    A new study found many companies that have made substantial investments to implement their SAP enterprise resource planning systems have not yet deployed e-business applications that link to SAP.

  • December 07, 2001 07 Dec'01

    Purple Solutions exploits Exchange to break into CRM

    Purple Solutions, has overhauled its CRM product line and added a new low-end product and a vertical offering to its sales sheets.

  • December 07, 2001 07 Dec'01

    Quick Takes: Running SAP R/3 faster

    Oracle and Compaq say SAP R/3 ran faster using their equipment, including the Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters and Cybermation has released an updated distributed job scheduling product.

  • December 04, 2001 04 Dec'01

    In a display of CRM gravitas, Baan launches a configurator

    Baan is reinvigorating its customer resource planning message. The company is rolling out a new product configuration application for its CRM system. But the company is still playing catch up

  • December 03, 2001 03 Dec'01

    Poll shows tight race between .NET and Java

    Who is will the Web services race, Java 2 Enterprise Edition or Microsoft's .NET?

  • November 30, 2001 30 Nov'01

    Quick Takes: Data management and Linux support

    BMC Software has a new management offering for SAP data archiving products and Network Appliance has developed a new product for implementing Linux servers with SAP software.

  • November 26, 2001 26 Nov'01

    UDDI v2 registries go up

    Much as the drivers of UDDI would like to paint it as a global registry and universally accepted industry standard, other powerful e-business players are reluctant to commit themselves to it just yet.