- June 12, 2015
The latest release of Ariba Source procurement software integrates with SAP ECC to bring a consumer-like experience to direct materials sourcing.
- June 12, 2015
CAST Research Labs says business oversight and outsourcing of customized SAP applications are often to blame for high costs, low productivity.
- June 02, 2015
Exam evaluator swaps out legacy system, brings 40-hour turnaround down to real time on SAP HANA.
- May 28, 2015
Fiori mobile apps are at the core of CA Technologies' successful SAP mobility initiative. Next up: SAP Mobile Platform for true mobility, including push notification.
- May 27, 2015
In this video, the National Hockey League's director of digital business development discusses how the league used SAP HANA to greatly expand online NHL team statistics.
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- May 26, 2015
Three case studies demonstrate that Hybris can be an effective platform for multi-brand companies wanting to improve customer experience.
- May 19, 2015
Despite the newness of SAP's S/4HANA, some companies are wasting no time to implement the product. Others are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
- May 08, 2015
SAP Sapphire attendees expressed long-term confidence in the company's S/4HANA platform, but also said the transition will not be simple to make.
- May 06, 2015
In this video, analyst Jon Reed discusses SAP CEO Bill McDermott's opening keynote at Sapphire Now, which left many wanting more details.
- May 04, 2015
News, analysis and video from SAP Sapphire Now, taking place May 5-7 in Orlando.
- April 30, 2015
While the major ERP rewrite takes center stage, attendees will also look for progress on Fiori UX and SAP Business Network.
- April 16, 2015
Based on SAP Fiori, the new UI and Ariba Mobile app are intended to bring a richer user experience to B2B procurement.
- March 31, 2015
A chain of California Goodwill stores needed to bring POS, warehouse and accounting systems together. SAP Business One proved to be the answer.
- March 31, 2015
The announcement of SAP S/4HANA promises a new world of lightning-fast processes, but making it a reality will not be simple.
- March 03, 2015
SAP's Talent Hybrid packaged integration could make qualifications management a smoother process. Here's what you need to know.
- February 03, 2015
Despite SAP's glowing S/4HANA announcement, analysts say extent of Business Suite move to HANA in-memory database and migration path are still unclear.
- November 24, 2014
Small-business panelists at SAP conference say Millennial customer experience preferences driving recruitment, B2B technology.
- September 24, 2014
In the end, will users benefit from SAP's acquisition of Concur? One analyst doesn't think so.
- September 22, 2014
In this news roundup, SAP InfiniteInsight and Lumira both get new updates, and a report finds many companies struggle with long-term HR strategies.
- September 12, 2014
In this news roundup, Gartner outlines ways companies can improve their SAP change management processes, and SAP announces new augmented reality apps.
- August 22, 2014
In this roundup, SAP inks a deal with FC Bayern Munich that includes sports analytics, and an Austrian retailer looks for better inventory control.
- June 20, 2014
An industry analyst assesses SAP's "run simple" theme and what the new finance apps on HANA Enterprise Cloud could mean for the Business Suite.
- June 09, 2014
The German national soccer team is using SAP sports analytics to improve its chances of winning in Brazil this summer.
- May 23, 2014
A new survey by the U.K. and Ireland SAP Users Group finds SAP HANA adoption low, prompting calls by its director for more user testimonials.
- May 05, 2014
It seems few anticipated the departure of Vishal Sikka, the very public face of SAP's technical vision. But how much does it matter to SAP users?
- March 20, 2014
Fiori applications represent SAP's most serious attempt yet to improve the user experience of Business Suite, but some customers are unhappy about the costs.
- March 11, 2014
SAP gives customers new options for deploying the SAP HANA Cloud, breaks the world data warehousing record, and more, in this SAP news roundup.
- February 18, 2014
In this SAP news roundup, SuccessFactors offers help with tedious HR presentations; SAP ditches TechEd and scores a UI touchdown.
- October 20, 2013
With SAP TechEd set to officially begin on Tuesday, attendees are heading to Las Vegas looking for more information on everything from SAP Lumira to SAP Fiori.
- October 01, 2013
Customers care more about being able to integrate SAP BusinessObjects, Business Suite software than they do about BOBJ flaws, one survey suggests.
- September 23, 2013
SAP has announced partnerships with Intel and Hortonworks to redistribute and provide support for the two companies' Hadoop distributions.
- May 22, 2013
Analyst Jon Reed gives his take on SAP Fiori, a collection of apps intended to cover a wide range of business processes as simply and efficiently as possible.
- May 20, 2013
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- May 16, 2013
At Tuesday’s SapphireNow conference, SAP’s big message was about how the confluence of big data, in-memory technology and software is changing the face of sports.
- May 15, 2013
Hurst, the director of business systems applications for NuVasive, said the company had seen a sharp increase in its roughly 1,500 employees wanting to work on their smartphones.
- May 09, 2013
At its annual conference, Ariba announced a new tool by partner Dell Boomi that lets small businesses integrate their QuickBooks accounting with the Ariba Network.
- March 27, 2013
Middleware options for integrating SAP and non-SAP software are increasing. Choosing the right one depends on a range of factors, say experts.
- March 01, 2013
At least one NFL team is looking to improve its draft-day decisions with new SAP analytics software.
- November 21, 2012
The perception that SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) were meant to be basic, plain vanilla software packages for any company is wrong, according to one SAP executive.
- November 15, 2012
SAP announced the SAP 360 Customer package, a hyped-up version of SAP CRM that runs on SAP HANA, at the combined TechEd/Sapphire Now conference in Madrid.
- November 12, 2012
SAP makes a strong case for its new BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics software, but it's not a universal fit for all SAP shops, according to experts.
- November 01, 2012
The new social collaboration platform combines SAP SuccessFactors Jam and SAP StreamWork, but is more tightly integrated with SAP enterprise software.
- October 15, 2012
News and analysis from the SAP TechEd Conference in Las Vegas
- October 12, 2012
SAP's annual technical conference is set to begin on Monday, with attendees heading to Las Vegas for answers on everything from the NetWeaver Cloud, to how the company is engaging developers.
- September 27, 2012
SAP has announced the opening of its new SAP Mobility Design Center, aimed at helping its customers build custom mobile applications.
- July 30, 2012
SAP has two new programs aimed at spurring mobile application development on the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), including free licenses and an initiative that helps them make money off of their apps.
- July 26, 2012
The CIO of the National Basketball Association explains why the league is now running the statistics portion of its website on HANA, SAP's in-memory platform.
- July 09, 2012
Companies with SAP mobile deployments should look beyond mere mobile device management to enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms that integrate a range of functions.
- July 01, 2012
On-demand applications and mobility are leading new innovation in human capital management, industry observers say.
- June 18, 2012
Software projects often fail because of a lack of proper testing before the project goes live. Expert Ethan Jewett details testing approaches he swears by.
- May 16, 2012
SearchSAP is at SAP SAPPHIRENOW 2012 covering the latest news about SAP HANA, mobile, SAP BusinessObjects, Business ByDesign, analytics, SAP ERP Human Capital Management, SuccessFactors and more.
- May 15, 2012
SAP outlined its cloud strategy at the SapphireNow conference in Orlando. Are customers genuinely interested, or is it just SAP hype?
- May 10, 2012
It was only a matter of time before SAP third-party support and maintenance provider Rimini Street had some competition from other vendors. That time has come.
- April 19, 2012
SAP’s recent growth streak may be coming at the cost of customer satisfaction.
- April 12, 2012
SAP's been making some promises about its database ambitions. Can they back it up?
- February 13, 2012
SAP is rolling out high-speed analytics applications for small and midsize businesses.
- February 03, 2012
With the clock ticking on the end of SAP R/3 support and maintenance, the pace of customers upgrading to SAP ECC 6.0 is picking up, according to a survey of SearchSAP.com readers.
- January 16, 2012
Learn what to consider for server, CPU and server architectures to ensure optimal SAP system performance. Find out what to avoid and how the cloud fits into the landscape.
- January 04, 2012
SAP HANA's path to faster ERP analysis includes new in-memory apps, accelerators, standalone apps and service packs through 2012 and beyond.
- December 14, 2011
While at the 2011 SAP Influencer Summit yesterday, Scott Bolick, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions, commented “The real battle in sustainability is going to be on the energy side.”
- December 06, 2011
SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, a maker of on-demand human-resources apps, could bring a number of potential benefits and risks for SAP customers, according to analysts.
- November 21, 2011
Some SAP users say they’re either using BusinessObjects 4.0 or are looking into it. Others are content with the BEx tools they’ve been using for years.
- November 18, 2011
Discover how automated reporting and monitoring functionality enables administrators to see problems before they affect users.
- November 14, 2011
Customers thinking about SAP HANA and in-memory technology should consider a few questions before pursuing it. Read why SAP shops should also factor ROI into their decision.
- November 10, 2011
SAP is introducing a number of new applications and products at its SapphireNow conference in Madrid, including the ability for users to run SAP BusinessWarehouse on HANA.
- October 13, 2011
SAP plans to release Feature Pack 3 for BusinessObjects, which will arrive between Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 4 and include functionality that was originally planned for the 4.1 release.
- October 12, 2011
SAP announced on Tuesday that they’re moving away from periodic major enhancement packages and upgrades to their SAP Business Suite in favor of smaller, quarterly improvements. The company is also extending standard support for ECC 6.0 applications ...
- August 22, 2011
Learn what experts say companies can do to make sure they’re buying and managing SAP software licenses as effectively as possible.
- August 09, 2011
While many companies gravitate to large service providers for their SAP implementations, smaller partners can often be less expensive and provide niche expertise, according to Forrester.
- July 19, 2011
Discover how SAP Business ByDesign fits with SAP's other enterprise application suites, such as SAP BusinessOne and SAP Business All-in-One.
- June 20, 2011
SAP’s head of business intelligence answers some of the most frequent questions about HANA and in-memory technology and explains what it all means for SAP customers.
- June 16, 2011
One California company is saving nearly $1 million a year by sharing its SAP IT staff with companies that have similar SAP environments.
- May 12, 2011
Agency Business, an obscure SAP ERP application, is helping one company find the answer to its billing challenges. So why hasn't anyone heard of it?
- May 10, 2011
The move to Rimini Street means lower SAP software support costs for companies that don't see the value in upgrading to ECC 6.0.
- May 05, 2011
A demand for new pricing models and rapid consolidation has brought big changes to the SAP service providers market, according to a new Forrester Research report.
- May 04, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 10, debuting at SAPPHIRE NOW 2011, offers a consolidated user experience and increased interoperability.
- April 20, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) and Web Intelligence offer different ways to compile and share data to decision makers. Learn when to use each and why.
- March 29, 2011
Companies are increasingly looking to Sybase Afaria, SAP’s mobile device management system, to help manage the growing number of mobile platforms in the workplace.
- March 08, 2011
While some companies may minimize or dismiss change management issues as too “touchy-feely,” it can make the difference between an SAP implementation success or failure.
- February 17, 2011
SAP now supports the open programming standard OpenSocial, in a move intended to further develop the fledgling application and make it more attractive for business users.
- February 17, 2011
It takes more than hardware savings to maximize the ROI of an SAP virtualization project, according to experts.
- February 16, 2011
Supplier onboarding is a good method for reducing ERP procurement costs across an Oracle or SAP shop.
- January 25, 2011
Choosing one provider to host SAP and deliver Basis support can result in cost savings, operational efficiencies and better quality of service.
- January 25, 2011
In addition to pricing, companies need to take into account cultural fit, personal chemistry and proven expertise when evaluating SAP Basis outsourcing partners.
- January 25, 2011
When day-to-day SAP Basis support becomes the purview of a third party, companies can redeploy skilled labor to a host of new value-added IT initiatives.
- January 10, 2011
Now that 2011 is here, SAP analysts share their thoughts on what they see coming this year, from acquisitions to the future of Business ByDesign.
- December 06, 2010
SAP has launched an enterprise edition of StreamWork that’s integrated with its product lifecycle management business suite application, and will soon integrate it with its CRM and BusinessObjects Strategy Management applications.
- December 02, 2010
More organizations are implementing SAP BPC with the release of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.5.
- December 01, 2010
While SAP’s cloud offerings provide customers a number of benefits, obstacles stand in the way to greater adoption of the technology in the coming years, according to a new Forrester report.
- November 24, 2010
One year after discouraging users from using it for mission-critical projects, Gartner now says SAP NetWeaver PI is on solid footing.
- November 17, 2010
Trying to make SAP NetWeaver Portal and SharePoint play nice? Read tips for SAP/SharePoint integration planning from Pete Lagana.
- November 05, 2010
In the coming months, SAP will begin attaching StreamWork to several of its Business Suite applications.
- October 31, 2010
In this short video, learn about one customer's SAP applications priorities for 2010.
- October 27, 2010
Does Oracle or SAP have better e-Sourcing software? Learn more in this column by SpendMatters’ Jason Busch.
- October 25, 2010
Looking for supplier information management software? Learn how SAP stacks up to Oracle in this column.
- October 08, 2010
Thinking of using the SAP Universal Worklist? Read tips on best practices for leveraging it to simplify the user experience.
- September 28, 2010
With many customers still on older releases, SAP announced it would extend the timeline for support and maintenance, allowing customers more time to move to ECC 6.0.
- September 10, 2010
SAP Solution Manager is the centerpiece of SAP’s strategy to help customers lower TCO. So why have so few extended its use beyond mandated service-related tasks?
- August 26, 2010
A new Gartner report criticizes SAP for constantly changing the names of its applications, which confuses customers and makes it nearly impossible for them to know what they have or need.
- August 12, 2010
An SAP mobile applications strategy needs to take into account SAP mobile device security, and that requires tough encryption and proper planning.