Overview - SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand for Salesforce.com

SAP just released their BusinessObjects™ BI OnDemand solution for Salesforce.com which is a subscription-based, SaaS solution empowering sales professionals to explore, report and share data from Salesforce.com. It looks like SAP is trying to play nicely with Salesforce.com and is positioning this product as a BI alternative…

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SAP's Business ByDesign .... Redesign

SAP launched their hosted-application, Business ByDesign in late 2007 with much fanfare. SAP positioned the solution as a complete on-demand enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for the mid-market that includes software for financials, human resources, supply chain management, business analytics and compliance management. Unfortunately over the past couple of years…

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New Flex Libraries for SAP's NetWeaver

Dust off your SAP logins! SAP's NetWeaver Product Manager Thomas Jung introduces a new section for eLearning, blogs, and other learning materials from both Adobe and SAP regarding development of interfaces with Flex/Flash and SAP. This post discusses the Web Dynpro for ABAP framework in SAP NetWeaver 7.0…

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SAP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Coghead

I just ran across this and found it quite interesting. I was a Coghead beta tester and found their software quite unique. Apparently they either couldn't find a niche or their timing was a little premature. Perhaps the market is not quite ripe for a mass-market-end-user-build-your-own-software. Since SAP is having…

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Suprise! SAP Acquires Business Objects

I don't think that anyone saw this coming as SAP has always preferred to "build" versus "buy". They have purchased some smaller companies like In-q-My (NetWeaver platform) and TopTier ("drag and relate" functionality), but have shied away from large acquisitions. This represents a major shift for SAP similarly when they…

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SAP offers NetWeaver subscription for developers

I'm not sure how this works out.... "NetWeaver was available previously only to companies that bought SAP software, but now any individual who joins the SAP developer network can buy a one-year license including software and services to develop and test applications on NetWeaver." Here is the catch: For internal…

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SAP Launches Host-Applications Solution

Enterprise software giant SAP on Wednesday unveiled a midmarket on-demand service, Business ByDesign, putting it in competition with the on-demand offerings of Salesforce.com, NetSuite and archrival Oracle. The mid-market solution is targeted at companies with 100-500 employees and is priced at $149 per user per month. Full story at…

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