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Sap News & Analysis

Data Warehouse = Relic? What Cloudera, Microsoft, Pivotal, SAP, Teradata, WANdisco Have to Say

When there’s disruption in an industry, bold statements are made. And in an era of Big Data, we seem to be hearing them all the time.

Business Intelligence Software Sales Hit Black Ice As New Players Threaten To Shatter Market

At the end of last week Gartner published two different statements that contain all kinds of interesting facts and figures that together show that sales figures for  business intelligence (BI) applications have taken a dramatic nose-dive. The market, it says, is being hit by the triple whammy of poor economic conditions, enterprise confusion over analytics and big data, and signs of market fragmentation caused by new entrants with funky new offerings.

Gartner Campaign Management MQ: SAP Challenges, Sitecore, ExactTarget, Adobe Impress

If the Leader’s Quadrant in Gartner’s Multichannel Campaign Management Magic Quadrant (MCCM) is unchanged since last year, there are still some very impressive offerings in the other quadrants.

SAP Partners with MindTouch for End to End Customer Service

More customer experience management news from SAP today, this time in the shape of a new partnership with social customer service provider MindTouch as its customer analysis technology will be used to complement SAP’s existing SAP Cloud for Service and SAP Cloud for Social Engagement. 

SAP Buys hybris to Deliver Cutting Edge Customer Experience, E-Commerce

sap acquires e-commerce platform vendor hybris to expand customer experience platform

Enterprise application mega-vendor SAP has just pushed further into the customer experience management space with the announcement that it is buying Swiss-based e-commerce platform vendor hybris for an undisclosed sum.

IBM Speeds SmartCloud Data Analysis with BLU Acceleration

More big data goodness on the IBM SmartCloud. This time, the result is an increase in the speed of reporting and analytics as well as the availability of SAP’s in-memory database the SAP High Performance Analytics Appliance (SAP HANA), and at the core of the announcement, its new BLU Acceleration technology.

Hey Larry, Look What SAP HANA Can Do Now #SAPPHIRENOW

SAPPHIRE_NOW_Orlando_2013Larry Ellison must have woken up mighty early this morning (like 5 am PT) to hear what SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner was going to say about SAP HANA, which is being called “the fastest in memory database of all time.” 

HP Denies Trying to Offload Autonomy on SAP

After months of accusation and counter accusation there is finally some move on the HP-Autonomy legal contest with a complaint being officially filed. However, the story took another twist this week as SAP claims that HP tried to off-load Autonomy on it. SAP, it seems, politely refused.

SAP Launches HANA Enterprise Cloud, Integrates OpenText ECM Suite with SAP Business Suite

Just in time for its Sapphire Now conference this week, SAP has released a deluge of product and partnership updates including the debut of HANA Enterprise Cloud and HANA powered OpenText for SAP Solutions.

IBM Offers MessageSight As Cornerstone Of Mobile 'Internet of Things' [Infographic]

IBM’s Smart Planet strategy has been a work in progress for the past five years. This week, it adds another piece to it in the shape of MessageSight, which IBM describes as a cornerstone of the whole Smart strategy.

SAP: 'Internet of Things' is Future of Information Management, Smart Cities [Infographic]

If you've ever wondered where information management and related IT fields are going, or where all the different strands will come together, new research by SAP may have the answer -- Machine to Machine (M2M) technologies across a vastly expanded internet are the next step in information and data management. 

SAP Anywhere 16 Offers Remote Data Access Anytime, Upgrades Replications Server

In response to the growing demand for secure, remote access to enterprise data, SAP has just announced the release of the SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16 suite on its Real-Time Data Platform, offering enterprises the possibly of extending business transactions to remote locations.

Salesforce.com Takes Lead Over SAP in CRM Market Where SaaS, Apps Dominate

Gartner has just produced some new figures that appear to confirm that customer relationship management (CRM) will have a significant mobile presence by next year.

Social Engagement: Missed Opportunities or Meaningful Experiences?

In March, we mentioned that through a partnership with Fan Appz, SAP users will be able to develop more personalized and engaging social media posts and campaigns, which can lead to a better relationship and customer experiences with their targeted audiences. We had an opportunity to talk with the folks at Fan Appz about the state of social engagement. 

Tweet Jam Recap: Defining Employee Engagement #SocBizChat

If you attended yesterday's #SocBizChat about employee engagement, you know it was a lively event. There was much debate about what employee engagement is, what it entails, what makes it work, how to measure it and what can keep it from flourishing.

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