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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.

SAP awards e-business grants

SAP America Inc., Newtown Square, Pa., has named 10 winners of its curriculum development grants. They are Rutgers University, $100,000; Widener University, $50,000; University of South Dakota, and California State University, Chico, $50,000 total; a team comprising Northern Arizona University, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and University of Missouri, Columbia, $50,000 total; Kelly School of Business of Indiana University,$25,000; Haub School of Business of St. Joseph's University, $25,000; Drexel University, $50,000. Designed to encourage undergraduate and graduate study of e-business technology, the grants were awarded as part of the Curriculum Development Grant Award Program, open to University Alliance member institutions from the United States, Canada and Latin America.

New benchmark

J.D. Edwards and Co., Denver, Colo., and IBM, Armonk, N.Y, completed a joint OneWorld Xe collaborative commerce software benchmark using IBM's DB2 database software that resulted in record end-user response time, the companies said. The benchmark for OneWorld Xe was performed on an IBM eServer p660 8-way model 6M1 with a 2105-F20 Enterprise Storage Server running on DB2 7.2.

Zeborg readies analytics software

Zeborg Inc., New York, introduced Zeborg ExpenseMapSM 4.3, Web-based expense analytics software. It is designed to capture spending data from dozens of financial and purchasing systems, uncover excess spending and use the information to gain control over procurement.

BMC software certified

BMC Software's CONTROL-M for PeopleSoft scheduling product has been received certification for PeopleSoft 8. The certification ensures PeopleSoft customers that CONTROL-M has met PeopleSoft's standards of product integration. BMC is in Houston, Texas. PeopleSoft is in Pleasanton, Calif.

Baan announces QuickStart

Baan, Golden, Colo., a unit of the Invensys Software Systems division of Invensys, has announced QuickStart, an iBaan for CRM consulting program designed for implementing its iBaan SalesPlus sales management software application. QuickStart bundles iBaan SalesPlus 4.2 software with an installation and training package designed to let companies implement a full Sales Force Automation program within 30 days, the company said.

Launchpad in Kanji ready

RWD Technologies Inc., Columbia, Md., made its end-user productivity product, RWD Info Pak Publisher and Help Launchpad available in Kanji for its SAP customers in Japan. The product is designed to let SAP customers reduce their implementation costs, shorten project timelines, and improve the quality and accessibility of key business knowledge, the company said.

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