- 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 25, 2010
It’s been more than three years since Oracle filed a lawsuit against SAP alleging intellectual property theft. Read this special report for the history of the Oracle vs. SAP lawsuit.
- 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.
- July 23, 2010
Is there a future for SAP NetWeaver Portal? SAP says so, but users want to see some key weaknesses addressed, including poor integration with third-party applications.
- July 20, 2010
Perfect order management starts with perfect processes, which can help consolidate apps and free up capital. Learn more in this podcast with Ray Wang.
- July 10, 2010
One of the common challenges that organizations face with SAP MII projects is trying to do too many things at once.
- June 28, 2010
BPM ownership is often unclear in organizations, but getting the right people to take charge often dictates BPM success.
- June 23, 2010
SAP is pushing its value engineering services, at one time offered to only the largest customers, to help with IT project prioritization and SAP ROI.
- June 11, 2010
More manufacturers are seeking manufacturing intelligence tools, and increasingly SAP MII is the pick for SAP shops.
- May 28, 2010
A number of vendors offer data archiving solutions that can be incorporated into existing SAP implementations. Learn more about using SAP data archiving tools, and what role Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) plays in an SAP data archiving ...
- May 28, 2010
Building a reliable SAP data archiving infrastructure for used to send chills down the spine of any SAP data administrator. While much of that worry has receded, implementing an archiving SAP infrastructure can be a tricky process.
- May 28, 2010
Find out about best practices for implementing SAP data archiving infrastructure, and find out how product selection for an SAP archiving solution begins with assessment of what is already owned and what is needed to enable a successful SAP ...
- May 27, 2010
Managed service providers (MSPs) are helping organizations reduce costs and manage software implementations, according to spendmatters.com's Jason Busch. In this column, get advice on hiring MSPs.
- March 24, 2010
Interested in an SAP employee self-service project? Learn more about the County of Sacramento's project, including best practices and common challenges in SAP ERP HCM projects.
- March 24, 2010
Should your organization start thinking about an SAP data archiving project? Get answers to frequently asked questions on the topic from SAP data archiving expert Nick Parkin in this podcast.
- March 02, 2010
SAP customers have a tiered SAP support and maintenance model again. In this special report, read more about the options, including advice on negotiating contracts and looking at third-party support.
- January 15, 2010
While a lower cost maintenance and support option is good news for customers, deciding what to do could be harder without the KPI program.
- January 14, 2010
After two years of trying to push through a single SAP maintenance and support structure, the company is again offering customers two choices -- SAP Standard Support at 18% and SAP Enterprise Support at 22% of license fees.
- January 07, 2010
IBM and Accenture are the top SAP implementation partners, but smaller SAP SIs can provide deeper industry expertise, flexibility and lower costs, according to Forrester.
- December 14, 2009
Matthias Müller-Wolf, a former COO of SAP Germany and a speaker at the recent Sapience conference in Boston, discusses his presentation on selling second hand software licenses in Europe and the possibility for doing the same in the United ...
- November 18, 2009
SAP data archiving is a complicated, labor-intensive process. But there are best practices for SAP data archiving to make the administrative task simpler.
- November 09, 2009
SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS) Mobile can overcome the limitations of mobile devices by Web-enabling radio frequency (RF) transactions used in warehouse management. Learn how manufacturer Pactiv Corp. used SAP ITS Mobile to improve the ...
- October 05, 2009
Sage Group Consulting helped Tarrant County, Texas, upgrade from SAP R/3 4.7 to ECC 6.0 with advance planning and simulations before go-live.
- August 05, 2009
SAP and Oracle continue to duke it out for the top spot in retail software, but both are fighting off best-of-breed competitors by touting the message that integration is critical.
- July 30, 2009
SAP is working with a group of its largest customers -- dubbed the Premier Customer Network -- to deliver best practices to the smaller ones.
- July 20, 2009
Customers are focused on cutting their total cost of ownership (TCO), leading to a drop in license sales.
- July 16, 2009
In part 2 of this podcast on workforce management, learn more about building a business case for workforce management and integration challenges within the context of an SAP application strategy.
- July 16, 2009
Companies aren't just using workforce management software to keep track of employee hours anymore -- it's helping companies meet strategic objectives to improve revenue. Learn more in this podcast.
- June 30, 2009
New versions of SAP process control and SAP risk management, released today, include embedded business intelligence software and ease integration with other business apps.
- April 15, 2009
In this podcast, get negotiation tips for cutting your SAP maintenance contract costs and learn negotiation mistakes customers make and what savings they're getting.
- February 25, 2009
Bill Martorelli of Forrester Research discusses trends in the SAP managed hosting arena. In this podcast he provides advice on finding an SAP managed hosting provider, as well as how to determine a provider's level of SAP know-how.
- December 11, 2008
SAP Unicode conversion will be a must for SAP customers going forward. Here's what you need to know about Unicode, and how to tackle Unicode conversion in SAP environments.
- November 19, 2008
Find out why SAP cut prices for NetWeaver development licenses nearly in half.
- October 01, 2008
SAP support fee hikes have many SAP customers concerned. In this podcast, an SAP spokesman explains the basics of SAP Enterprise Support and why customers should come around.
- September 16, 2008
Lockheed Martin shared some of the tips, tricks and lessons learned from its ERP upgrade at SAP TechEd.
- September 01, 2008
Texas Instruments is turning to SAP to begin building a service-oriented architecture and address customer and supply chain issues by incorporating Web services.
- August 05, 2008
SearchSAP.com's podcasts and audio downloads page contains podcasts in which analysts discuss trends related to SAP enterprise software, NetWeaver and SAP skills.
- July 02, 2008
Hear tips from a longtime Basis administrator about getting a job in a NetWeaver world.
- May 05, 2008
Bank of America explained at a Sapphire conference session how to select an ERP vendor with maximum diligence and risk management built in.
- February 20, 2008
SAP is no longer offering Basic Support at 17% of license fees. Instead, it's offering only Enterprise Support -- for 22% of license fees.
- November 15, 2007
With Java and global outsourcing becoming more prevalent, what does the future look like for ABAP developers?
- October 04, 2007
SAP executives discuss new Web services that will enable companies to integrate identity management software with SAP GRC access control in this podcast.
- July 17, 2007
Orange County Public Schools used change management and an SAP ERP upgrade to start getting the most out of their SAP implementation.
- July 10, 2007
Some SAP systems integration projects are tougher than others, and each systems integrator has strengths and weaknesses.
- May 17, 2007
In Part 2 of his series, careers expert Jon Reed examines some popular and not so popular SAP terms -- including Enterprise SOA, process integration and NetWeaver BI -- to help determine where SAP's technology is headed and how it will impact your ...
- March 07, 2007
How should Oracle's acquisition of Hyperion affect SAP customers' business intelligence (BI) plans?
- September 26, 2006
Consolidating multiple legacy systems onto SAP is a daunting task, but one expert says that a little in-house data cleansing helps ease migration headaches.
- September 07, 2006
SAP and Oracle have been at each other's throats in the retail industry and both vendors have been acquiring firms to build out specific retail functionality and broaden their footprints in the market. Jim McMurray, SAP's senior vice president for ...
- June 09, 2004
PepsiCo Inc. likes the flavor of SAP's full Business Suite.
- February 05, 2004
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.
- May 06, 2003
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.
- November 06, 2002
Three SearchSAP.com panelists share lists of the most common mistakes they see at SAP implementation sites.