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Monday, January 05, 2009

Recent news articles on SAP

First off, Happy New Year to my readers (both of you). 

I've noticed that SAP has been in the news quite a bit lately. To save you exhausting Google searches, I've compiled a few here. No need to thank me, but click on my Google ads; I'm trying to beat the $5.53 I made in '08. I don't think 7 bucks is out of the question for '09. 

At the end of the month, Léo Apotheker will take over as SAP AG CEO. He's been co-CEO for the better part of 2008 along with Henning Kagermann, but now will become the sole CEO although Henning is staying on until the middle of this year. This article was particularly interesting to me because it gives a bit of personal biographical information on Leo. Everybody always talks about the fluency in 5 languages, but I was unaware of some of the rest of the details. 

This is from an interview with SAP co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hasso Plattner and roughly translates as "The world lived too much on credit." 
This is a great opportunity to practice your German. 

SAP and FSC speed SMB apps
SAP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers next year will start to sell pre-packaged servers, designed as a fast-start application set pre-tested and pre-configured for midsize companies in the manufacturing, wholesale and services industries. The integrated bundle will include SAP’s All-in-One ERP system hosted on a Primergy RX300 S4 rack, along with a version of SAP MaxDB database running on the SUSE Enterprise Linux operating system from Novell.

BI Software integrates data from multiple sources (press release)
Business Objects announced the next version of BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software. BI OnDemand is a complete suite of BI capabilities, including a data warehouse, delivered on-demand. Two key innovations in BI OnDemand help customers create and manage data warehouses in the cloud more quickly and flexibly, making sure business users receive the most current reporting and analytics information. First, the new content creation and development capabilities help customers to ensure that data from both on-demand and "on-premise" applications is quickly available to business users. Second, the BI OnDemand accelerator for Salesforce CRM enables customers to build a data warehouse with massive amounts of Salesforce data and prepare it for reporting and analytics - reducing the implementation time from weeks to days.


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