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The state of SAP SRM

In this SAP supplier relationship management (SRM) podcast, author Sachin Sethi discusses SAP SRM topics, including release date push-backs and MDM.

SAP SRM release 6.0 has been pushed back twice and is now branded as SAP SRM 2007. The new version will require users to be up to speed on MDM, Enterprise Portal and other NetWeaver components. checked in with veteran SRM (supplier relationship management) site expert and author Sachin Sethi on what's going on with SAP SRM, what the technology requirements will be, and whether SAP can keep up with the niche vendors.

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  Program highlights  

  • (:40) SAP SRM release 6.0 has been pushed back twice and is now rebranded. What's going on?

  • (4:50) What are the technology requirements for SRM 2007?

  • (6:30) MDM is a requirement for SRM 2007, but not everyone uses MDM. Is this a problem?

  • (8:30) How should companies prepare for an SRM upgrade?

  • (12:10) What's your take on SRM in a Software as a Service model?

  • (14:15) Can SAP keep up with niche vendors?

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