- October 12, 2009
Rimini Street's third-party maintenance and support extends its offering to several SAP products. One customer is enjoying the savings.
- 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.
- October 01, 2009
Following up on an investment in the professional networking community by its venture capital arm, SAP is forming closer ties between its community sites and LinkedIn.
- September 30, 2009
SAP customers have some hard choices when it comes to data warehousing. Whether to go with SAP BW or an outside option depends largely on the SAP footprint and existing skills.
- September 21, 2009
What role does hardware play in an SAP infrastructure? SAP software application performance depends on a well-managed, quality hardware infrastructure. Servers, processing speed, storage and memory are the linchpins of the SAP enterprise hardware ...
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- September 16, 2009
This special report on SAP TechEd 2009 compiles information from SAP's annual event for hands-on SAP training and SAP technical information. Get ready for SAP TechEd 2009 Phoenix by checking out SearchSAP.com's in-depth resources on each conference ...
- September 11, 2009
The plunging cost of memory and the power of multi-core servers is making it orders of magnitude less expensive – and much quicker -- to mine in-memory, column-based databases for data analysis. But can they be used to run back office ...
- September 09, 2009
NetWeaver executive Sanjay Chikarmane discusses SAP application integration and the improvements in SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 in this interview.
- August 27, 2009
Some IT managers are improving SAP application performance by reconfiguring hardware infrastructures with faster servers, new network hardware, and more powerful storage arrays and even solid state drives.
- August 27, 2009
What's the latest in the Oracle vs. SAP lawsuit? Oracle is demanding that third-party support provider Rimini Street produce information on its business model.
- August 27, 2009
At this year's SAP 505 World Championship sailing competition, sailors are using Xcelsius dashboards and business intelligence to better plan race strategy.
- August 26, 2009
Many firms virtualizing an SAP environment should first see if their existing hardware and available memory are sufficient or if they need to bring in new, more powerful servers.
- August 20, 2009
SAP has said that it will retire SAP BEx tools in seven years, but customers need to consider more than the end of support in deciding to move to SAP BusinessObjects.
- August 17, 2009
Some organizations, like Boston University, are still moving forward with ERP software selection in the recession.
- August 14, 2009
The economy is actually bolstering the adoption and replacement of essential financial applications, including budgeting and forecasting software, according to a new Forrester report.
- August 12, 2009
With its recent upgrade to SAP Business ByDesign, SAP is winning over some new customers.
- August 10, 2009
SAP Enterprise Support KPIs will help justify the SAP maintenance increase, but the SAP KPIs should also give customers leverage in negotiating maintenance fees.
- August 06, 2009
How are some of the most successful companies not just surviving the economy, but thriving? In this video, Day & Zimmermann CIO Anthony J. Bosco, Jr., discusses his company's challenges and its continued SAP innovation strategy.
- 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 28, 2009
Don't want to pay maintenance on shelfware? Analysts offer strategies for leveraging shelfware to cut SAP maintenance costs and avoid future spending.
- July 27, 2009
Asahi Kasei Spandex America, a wholly owned U.S. operation of the Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei, ripped out SAP R/3 in favor of NetSuite.
- July 23, 2009
Oracle's GoldenGate acquisition calls out gaps in SAP's integration portfolio that some analysts say SAP will need to fill with an acquisition of its own.
- July 20, 2009
Customers are focused on cutting their total cost of ownership (TCO), leading to a drop in license sales.
- July 20, 2009
SAP announced today that it would acquire SAF AG to boost its retail and wholesale portfolios.
- 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.
- July 15, 2009
SAP claims its on-demand ERP is available now, to the right type of customer, but it needs to iron out end-to-end process scenarios.
- July 14, 2009
Google, BusinessWire and MapQuest mashups will be available for the few dozen users SAP has released Business ByDesign to.
- 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.
- June 29, 2009
In NetSuite's latest effort to position itself as an SAP competitor, the company is touting meeting tough compliance standards for SaaS ERP on SAP's home turf.
- June 26, 2009
Companies are looking to ERP consolidation in this recession, including SAP instance consolidation, but successful projects need to be driven by more than IT cost savings.
- June 22, 2009
As SAP tries to makes its software easier to use, users can expect to see social networking tools in their enterprise software. Learn more in this podcast.
- June 16, 2009
In a shift from its go-it-alone strategy, SAP is partnering to deliver SAP mobile infrastructure, a move welcomed by analysts and customers.
- June 10, 2009
SAP customers won't be able to buy the entire Business Suite on-demand but will be able to add new, line-of-business apps on a subscription basis, according to John Wookey.
- June 03, 2009
Customers gave their SAP implementation partners high marks overall but ranked them lower in industry-specific know-how and workforce continuity.
- May 29, 2009
Sensing the challenge ahead for governments, and an opportunity, SAP unveiled a new stimulus software package designed to help governments track stimulus monies.
- May 27, 2009
AMR Research's Jim Shepherd talks about what SAP customers need to know about SAP's product strategy and product roadmap in this podcast.
- May 20, 2009
Instead of encouraging all NetWeaver BW customers to move to SAP BusinessObjects, one executive said stick with the SAP BEx tools for now if users are happy.
- May 14, 2009
At Sapphire, SAP provided more detail on its SAP Enterprise Support KPI program. It will rely heavily on Solution Manager.
- May 14, 2009
Multi-core CPUs and columnar storage databases will allow users to extract information from databases 'instantaneously,' according to SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.
- May 13, 2009
This SAP Sapphire 2009 special feature compiles content from SAP's annual user conference in one convenient location.
- May 11, 2009
On the first day of SAP's biggest annual user conference, third-party support provider Rimini Street launches a competing support program.
- May 07, 2009
In this podcast, SearchSAP.com examines the future of the SAP job market, including the best SAP products to learn to avoid a layoff.
- May 07, 2009
Looking for an SAP job, or just looking to keep one? Find out what the hot SAP skills are in the first part of our two-part podcast series on the SAP job market.
- May 06, 2009
Wawa recently had to look for a new managed hosting provider when SAP announced that it would transition its services to partners.
- May 06, 2009
SAP today acquired Highdeal, a billing software company, to bolster its telecommunications offerings.
- April 30, 2009
SAP's agreement to delay a maintenance fee increase until KPIs are met is a victory for customers, and for SAP itself, according to industry observers.
- April 29, 2009
SAP has agreed to delay further SAP maintenance fee increases until KPIs are met.
- April 28, 2009
SAP customers can now run SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) on Teradata, with a partnership announced yesterday.
- April 22, 2009
With upgrades forcing companies to look at systems, and a recession forcing cost savings, companies are investing in business process management (BPM) tools, according to recent research.
- April 17, 2009
SAP virtualization projects are on the rise thanks partially to SAP's long-standing and painfully simple approach to infrastructure issues, analysts say.
- April 17, 2009
More companies are virtualizing SAP applications. Read about how to get started, what to watch out for and SAP's virtualization strategy in this special report.
- 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.
- April 09, 2009
In this podcast, Eric Kimberling, president and founder of ERP consulting firm Panorama Consulting Group, discusses the challenges disruptions can impose during an SAP implementations or SAP ERP upgrade, and in particular, how to deal with or avoid ...
- April 09, 2009
Thinking of getting started with SAP virtualization? Many SAP customers are jumping on the virtualization bandwagon.
- April 08, 2009
Are you heading to SAP Sapphire this year? Listen to this podcast for tips on can't-miss sessions, hot topics and making the most of your time.
- April 03, 2009
Companies are drowning under the constant injection of data and the high number of transactions that their systems perform. When a system becomes swamped by transaction overload, users will struggle to find the information they're looking for. In ...
- April 02, 2009
In this podcast, Anil Gupta explains that with supply chain risk assessment, one thing is often overlooked -- the risks generated by software.
- April 01, 2009
Seeking to cut supply chain costs, companies are looking to inventory management and supply chain analytics software for quick ROI.
- March 25, 2009
Through spend analysis, a purchasing organization can perform supply base rationalization, improve contract compliance, reduce item proliferation, eliminate maverick spending and identify supply chain risk.
- March 24, 2009
To get to truly effective master data management (MDM), IT and business decision-makers need to get to know their enterprise data before making decisions that affect or rely upon it.
- March 23, 2009
Companies are still looking to buy international trade software in this recession.
- March 19, 2009
Many boards of directors are asking where the SAP business value is, and IT now needs to be involved in proving it.
- March 17, 2009
ERP pitfalls in build-to-stock business models stem from holding inventory -- not production -- constant, according to Linksys's Mark Payne. Here, he talks about how to fix the problem.
- March 11, 2009
SAP says its partnership with Sybase will bring the entire Business Suite to any mobile device -- including the iPhone.
- March 09, 2009
In this podcast, MDM analyst Aaron Zornes discusses whether SAP NetWeaver and Business Objects are enough to help SAP users meet requirements for enterprise MDM in their SAP environments.
- March 05, 2009
CPM software is outselling ERP right now. In this podcast, SAP Business Objects executive Sanjay Poonen discusses what's coming from SAP BusinessObjects.
- March 03, 2009
SAP ranks highest in ERP customer satisfaction and delivering business benefits, but Tier 2 ERP vendors offer comparable benefits at lower costs, according to a recent report.
- February 26, 2009
SAP CTO Vishal Sikka offers a glimpse into which emerging technologies will be key to SAP product development.
- 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.
- February 24, 2009
Successful MDM strategies rely on identifying business processes hampered by inconsistent data, analysts say.
- February 19, 2009
Is the SAP skills shortage over? SAP says it has enough people for its product demand and now will focus on certifying them.
- February 18, 2009
SAP BusinessObjects recently celebrated its first birthday. How have SAP NetWeaver BI customers fared in the deal?
- February 12, 2009
Reduced IT budgets are forcing companies to turn to cheaper performance management tools. If the trend continues, companies like SAP may have to start offering SaaS alternatives.
- February 11, 2009
Alloy may sound like Duet, but analysts think the IBM-SAP collaboration holds more promise than the SAP-Microsoft one.
- February 09, 2009
Lean six sigma isn't just for manufacturing anymore. In this podcast, learn how governments are adopting the strategy.
- February 04, 2009
SAP released Business Suite 7 today, which it hopes will make upgrades cheaper and simpler by allowing customers to download modules as they like.
- January 27, 2009
SAP has reintroduced SAP NetWeaver XI as SAP NetWeaver PI, which serves as the integration engine for SAP's implementation of SOA middleware.
- January 26, 2009
Traditional approaches of measuring supply chain performance – scorecards, dashboards and reports showing supply chain metrics – have shortcomings. The next generation of supply chain performance management (SCPM) software systems will ...
- January 22, 2009
In this podcast, two SAP BI consultants shed light on where SAP Business Objects fits in your BI application landscape.
- January 19, 2009
SAP customers shared some tips on how their IT teams involved business colleagues to ensure successful ERP projects.
- January 15, 2009
It's a tough road ahead for retailers. SAP's retail exec shares his thoughts on how the vendor will help its customers -- by not trying to sell them more software.
- January 08, 2009
More users will adopt SaaS BI during the recession, analysts agree. Will SAP's Business Objects on-demand products take off?
- January 06, 2009
Joerns Healthcare and Saladino's, which both selected SAP Business All-in-One, share what to watch out for when choosing midmarket ERP software.
- December 18, 2008
SOA-type projects aren't in too many budgets these days, but HSBC is pursuing one with SAP NetWeaver process integration (PI) that it hopes will improve the customer experience.
- December 17, 2008
SAP will focus on helping customers use their ERP systems for ROI that involves another kind of green.
- December 11, 2008
SAP's decision to allow customers in Germany and Austria to maintain their existing support contracts raises a wide range of questions for other users.
- 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.
- December 09, 2008
Because national laws require SAP to re-sign contracts with German and Austrian users, Enterprise Support price increases won't apply to them -- yet.
- December 09, 2008
SAP Solution Manager isn't as popular in the SAP world as it should be, according to AMR's Derek Prior, who outlines five strategies for leveraging the tool.
- December 03, 2008
It's getting harder to justify SAP ERP technical upgrades, but there are still ways to find a return on investment.
- November 24, 2008
SAP's co-CEO shed more light on the vendor's plans for cloud computing at a forum Friday and talked about why he thinks you can't put everything in the cloud.
- November 19, 2008
Find out why SAP cut prices for NetWeaver development licenses nearly in half.
- November 11, 2008
SAP has hired former Oracle Fusion Applications development chief John Wookey to head up SAP's on-demand software development for large companies.
- November 06, 2008
SAP is pushing ahead with Enterprise Support, but it's also promising to support its ERP 6.0 customers through 2017 and offering more clarification on Enterprise Support's value.
- November 05, 2008
SAP and Oracle swap spots in this year's Forrester strategy report, because while Oracle pushes on with Fusion, SAP continues to push customers onto a two-year-old ERP release.
- November 03, 2008
Trying to capitalize on anger over SAP support fee hikes, NetSuite offers SAP R/3 customers a guarantee to cut maintenance and support bills in half.
- October 30, 2008
SAP yesterday rolled out a program to help SMBs with financing and new software packages for enterprise customers.
- October 29, 2008
An abrupt halt in SMB spending has SAP cutting millions in expenses, but it won't come at the expense of development, officials say. SAP will also help customers with financing.