Feeds

SAP goes modular on ERP

Small is the new big

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

SAP has released its first incremental update to its application suite under a rewritten roadmap that will not see another major update to its ERP until 2010.

The mySAP ERP 2005 enhancement package delivers new capabilities in SAP's financials, HR, manufacturing and retail software that the business applications giant said could be switched on and configured as wanted by users. The package was announced at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SAP plans to deliver between two and three enhancement packages per year which it said would deliver innovations in areas like the interface and management and co-ordination of business processes, through the creation of what SAP calls "business scenarios." These scenarios can be integrated with applications like Microsoft's Office through the companies' Duet software. Also planned in each enhancement package will be the usual slew of feature updates.

SAP introduced the update package and five-year upgrade roadmap strategy this summer. The goal is to get all of SAP's existing 35,000-strong customers on the latest, "SOA-ready" version of its ERP platform, launched this summer, while also expanding the customer base to 100,000 by 2010. It's believed the best way to achieve this isn't to throw out a major new version of its products every two years, the usual release cycle, which could cause confusion and end up meaning customers run different versions of its software.

Another step towards that 100,000 target involves reaching out to the mid-market. SAP will update its All-in-One set of pre-configured packages in mid-2007 with something based on mySAP ERP 2005, and likely to be offered as both an on-premises and a hosted product. SAP defines the mid-market as companies with between $100m and $200m in revenue and 100 and 2,499 employees.®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.