SAP - Infoworld en SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth <p>SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.</p> <p>The business software company said Thursday its revenue grew 3 percent to €3.7 billion ($5 billion), while its cloud subscriptions and support revenue grew 60 percent to €219 million in the quarter under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).</p> The Industry Standard SAP Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:30:11 +0000 admin 240729 at SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps <p>SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software.</p> Applications Mobile Technology SAP Mobile Apps Software Licensing ERP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:55:05 +0000 admin 240557 at SAP offers business users a MOOC for HANA <p>SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.</p> <p>The MOOC will explain the ins and outs of running SAP's Business Suite on HANA, as well as the impacts that will have on different lines of business and industries, SAP said Thursday.</p> Application Development HANA SAP Application Development IT Training Business Intelligence Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:18:49 +0000 admin 239818 at SAP jacks up Business Warehouse to in-memory speed <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="SAP jacks up Business Warehouse to in-memory speed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing HANA SAP Big Data OLAP Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239095 at SAP to resell Adobe's marketing suite in strike against, Oracle <p>SAP has turned to long-time partner Adobe in a bid to keep pace with Oracle and in the red-hot marketing software market.</p> <p>The companies announced a global agreement Tuesday under which SAP will resell Adobe's <a href="" target="_blank">Marketing Cloud software suite</a> along with SAP's Hana in-memory database platform and Hybris Commerce Suite.</p> Applications The Industry Standard SAP CRM Applications Technology Business Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:30:47 +0000 admin 239051 at Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware <p>Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas like enterprise mobility.</p> <p>The enterprise segment of the IT market isn't an easy one to break, but with its three-year-old unit, Huawei is betting big on repeating the success the company has seen in most parts of the world with its telecom infrastructure products.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management HANA SAP Database Administration Predictive Analytics Servers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:31:10 +0000 admin 238161 at SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services <p>SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.</p> <p>Customers were already able to bring their existing on-premises Hana in-memory database licenses to SAP's infrastructure service. Now it's possible to buy Hana software via subscription there as well, SAP said Wednesday. A third cloud subscription option adds a series of development tools and services to the infrastructure and Hana software components.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management SAP Database Administration Data Warehousing Private Cloud Cloud Computing Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:49:06 +0000 admin 237767 at Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at SAP user group says members will pull back on IT spending growth this year <p>While members of the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) say they'll spend more money on SAP software this year compared to 2013, the rate of growth has been cut nearly in half, according to a recent survey.</p> <p>Members' SAP budgets will rise 6 percent in 2014, as opposed to 11.2 percent last year, DSAG said in a news release. Members' overall IT budgets are also growing more slowly, going up 2.1 percent compared to 5.9 percent last year.</p> The Industry Standard SAP IT Strategy Technology Business Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:03:40 +0000 admin 236237 at SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront <p>SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.</p> Applications Cloud Computing The Industry Standard SAP IT Strategy ERP SaaS Business Intelligence Data Management Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:43:14 +0000 admin 235729 at Update: SAP expects revenue of $30 billion by 2017, driven by cloud <p>SAP plans to increase its total revenue to at least €22 billion ($30 billion), with <a href="">revenue from its cloud business expected to grow</a> up to €3.5 billion by 2017.</p> <p>The business software maker reported Tuesday that total revenue for 2013 was €16.8 billion, up 4 percent from the previous year, with revenue from its HANA in-memory database up 69 percent at constant currencies to €664 million, from its 3,000 HANA customers.</p> Cloud Computing Data Management The Industry Standard SAP SaaS Applications Data Management Technology Business Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:05:52 +0000 admin 234600 at Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you think software is getting more expensive, you're right. Not only that, it's getting harder to even find the price hikes, so you can avoid them or know it's time to switch to another vendor's software.</p> Applications Data Center Virtualization IBM Microsoft Oracle SAP IT Management Software Licensing Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 233825 at SAP's revenue mix is slowly shifting to cloud, preliminary figures show <p>SAP's business is gradually shifting to the SaaS (software as a service) model while sales of its Hana in-memory database platform continue to grow quickly, according to preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end results the company released Friday.</p> <p>Software revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 2 percent on an IFRS (international financial reporting standards) basis to €1.9 billion ($2.58 billion), while cloud subscriptions and support jumped 66 percent to €209 million ($284 million), SAP said.</p> Cloud Computing Data Management The Industry Standard SAP SaaS Data Management Technology Business Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:42:29 +0000 admin 233967 at The year in software: M&A, IPOs, in-memory tech, and end of a feud <p>It's been another busy year in the enterprise software industry, marked by high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, the rise of in-memory computing, a red-hot HCM (human capital management) market, and even the apparent settling of a long-running Silicon Valley feud. Here's a look at some of the highlights.</p> <p><strong>In-memory databases going mainstream:</strong> SAP has been hyping its HANA in-memory computing platform for a few years now, but the clamor around in-memory got even louder in 2013.</p> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Oracle SAP IT Management M&A Private Cloud Web Services Applications Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 232192 at SAP courts developers with new license, tools, open-source contributions <p>SAP has made a series of announcements aimed at bringing more software developers into its fold, making their jobs easier and bolstering the reach of its HANA in-memory computing platform.</p> <p>The most significant changes include a new, unified developer license that covers a wide range of SAP technologies, and the long-awaited launch of the cloud-based River application development toolset for SAP's HANA in-memory computing platform.</p> Application Development SAP Application Testing Application Development Ruby on Rails Open Source Software Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:13:38 +0000 admin 232499 at California sues SAP over failed payroll software project <p>SAP has been slapped with a lawsuit by California's state controller over a payroll software implementation the office says cost taxpayers a vast sum of money, but has never worked correctly.</p> <p>"After three years, and paying SAP approximately $50 million to integrate its own software into a new payroll and benefits system for the state of California, all the [state controller's office] has to show for its investment is a system that could not get the payroll right even once over an eight-month period for a pilot group of only 1,500 employees," the lawsuit states.</p> Applications SAP ERP Government Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:57:22 +0000 uphan 231553 at Trojan program steals log-in credentials and other sensitive data from SAP client apps <p>A recently discovered malicious program steals log-in passwords and other sensitive information from SAP client applications and allows cybercriminals to access SAP servers from infected workstations.</p> Security SAP Anti-spyware CRM Malware Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:32:21 +0000 admin 231388 at Oracle moves aggressively to poach SAP Business ByDesign customers <p>Oracle has joined the ranks of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendors hoping to capitalize on uncertainty among customers of SAP's Business ByDesign software, offering to waive one year of subscription fees to those who migrate to Oracle's competing products.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Oracle SAP Software Licensing ERP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:51:19 +0000 admin 229643 at SAP bets on HTML5, open source for its mobile app platform <p>SAP is planning to rely heavily on HTML5 and open standards within its products for building mobile applications, and is embracing the concept of BYOT (bring your own tools) in order to draw interest from developers.</p> <p>Version 3.0 of SAP Mobile Platform, which was announced Tuesday during the Tech Ed conference in Las Vegas, will combine SAP's NetWeaver Gateway, Sybase Mobiliser and Syclo Agentry products "to meet current and future mobile app use cases," according to the announcement.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software SAP HTML5 Open Source Software Mobile Technology Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:23:28 +0000 admin 229266 at SAP set to preach the HANA gospel to developers <p>SAP is unveiling a series of enhancements, services and deployment options for its HANA in-memory computing platform in hopes of enticing more partners and customers to begin building software products with the technology.</p> <p>Some 1,000 startups are already using HANA to create applications, according to SAP executive board member Vishal Sikka, who heads all development, in an interview prior to this week's Tech Ed conference in Las Vegas.</p> Cloud Computing SAP Big Data IaaS Managed Services Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:56:45 +0000 ccraig 229251 at