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Cocky SAP struts stuff after cloud sales pass €1 BEEELLION

Top brass at SAP are finally walking with some swagger after recording the firm's first ever €1bn-plus revenue cloud quarter, so much so that they even felt compelled to fire some warning shots at rival Salesforce. The German ERP biz didn't have it all its own way during calendar Q1: revenue was flat on the prior year period …
Rebecca Hill, 24 Apr 2018

SAP 404s sap.com blog post that said it's fallen behind on SaaS subs

Well this is awkward: SAP appears to have canned a blog post that appeared on SAP.com that said the company is struggling to win subscription revenue and is not yet the natural choice to house cloudy ERP. The post popped up in the RSS feed of SAP’s blogs on Monday April 23rd, but the link to the article now returns a message …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2018

SAP okays Java EE being Eclipsed, six months after Oracle's announcement

SAP has revealed its attitude to Oracle’s decision to let go of Java EE and have it tended by the Eclipse Foundation. SAP’s position is simple: it’s cool with it. “The announcement of Oracle to handover stewardship of Java EE to the Eclipse foundation is a forward-looking process targeting future releases of the technology …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Apr 2018
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SAP's Business Client can own entire apps, DDOS them into dust

SAP has issued its April security update, which brings a waiting world news of ten patch-worthy problems. The nastiest has a CVSS rating of 9.8 and impacts SAP's Business Client, the desktop tool to access much of its wares. Details of the problem are behind a registration wall, but according to ERP Scan, the vulnerability is …
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Are you SAP-py now?! ERP giant overhauls pricing model following indirect access drama

SAP has changed its pricing model following mass confusion among customers and fears of litigation over indirect access. As part of the overhaul, the German ERP giant today promised users greater transparency – as well as pledging a "clear separation" between licence sales and audit departments – in a bid to convince customers …
Rebecca Hill, 10 Apr 2018
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SAP Anywhere is gonna be absolutely nowhere: We're 'sunsetting' this service, biz tells punters

Exclusive Updated SAP has begun the process of shutting down its cloud-based SAP Anywhere suite for small businesses. The German enterprise giant is sending out notices to customers informing them it has decided to end the service. Organizations are being offered refunds on the remaining terms of their subscription contract, provided they agree …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Mar 2018
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SAP: Psst. Use our predictive analytics in your apps – you won't even know we're there

German ERP giant SAP has launched an Application Edition of its Predictive Analytics software – part of its Leonardo toolkit. The aim is to allow customers to make data-driven decisions without disrupting workflow. Mike Flannagan, senior vice president for analytics and Leonardo, said companies needed to stop seeing analytics …
Rebecca Hill, 21 Mar 2018
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Researchers slap SAP CRM with vuln combo for massive damage

A pair of recently patched security vulnerabilities in SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java* could have been combined to hack customer relationship management (CRM) systems. When exploited together, the directory traversal and log injection flaws lead to information disclosure, privilege escalation and full SAP CRM system …
John Leyden, 15 Mar 2018
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SAP corruption probe: Indication of misconduct in South African public sector deals

German ERP giant SAP has admitted irregularities and indications of misconduct in its South African business following a major corruption probe related to public sector deals worth almost $50m. The investigation, led by law firm Baker McKenzie, kicked off in July 2017 after public allegations that SAP's subsidiary used shell …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Mar 2018
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Sysadmin left finger on power button for an hour to avert SAP outage

Who, me? Welcome to the seventh instalment of Who, me? The Register's new column in which readers share stories of the times they broke stuff without any help at all from users. This week, meet "Jeremy" who back in 1999 scored his first "real" IT job "as part of a team sent out to run the IT at a big publisher." Said team was working …
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SAP HANA: Concerns remain over tech skills, complexity, licensing – survey

Customer confusion and a lack of technical skills are still dogging migration to SAP HANA, but the days of deployment horror stories are fading, according to a report penned by an integrator. The ERP giant launched its in-memory data platform SAP HANA in late 2010, but the firm had problems conveying what it actually was, and …
Rebecca Hill, 22 Feb 2018
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SAP made a mistake on its own blog - mobile platform to survive

UPDATE SAP has decided to kill off its Mobile Platform. An announcement from January 31st pointed out that support ends for the SAP Mobile Platform on December 31st, 2020, but added news that “we do not plan to offer Extended Maintenance.” SAP will offer “customer-specific maintenance”, an ongoing paid service as the default option …
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SAP slurps up CRM biz Callidus for $2.4bn, pants: Look, cloud bookings are up!

SAP has reported a boost in cloud bookings in its full-year results and announced a $2.4bn deal to buy cloudy sales tracking biz Callidus Software. The German ERP giant has today released (PDF) its figures for the final quarter of 2017, along with its full-year results. Total revenue for the year was up by 6 per cent, to €23. …
Rebecca Hill, 30 Jan 2018

SAP boss promises to cull marketing dross on community network

CEO Bill McDermott has pledged to improve the SAP Community network previously slammed by members for offering a crap user experience and being another mechanism to push marketing messages. The SAP Community is supposed to be a forum for developers, mentors and tech users to discuss problems and share tips – but over the years …
Rebecca Hill, 17 Jan 2018

SAP customers won't touch the fluffy stuff... so here's another on-prem HR data tool

SAP has revealed it is working on a new on-premises human capital management system, admitting that many of its customers are still not ready for the cloud. The German ERP giant had previously promised it would continue support for its existing on-premises solution, SAP ERP HCM, until 2025. But today SAP announced it was …
Rebecca Hill, 9 Jan 2018
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NSW TAFE's IT FAIL was so bad, 100 staff were hired to clean up

New South Wales TAFE's failed IT project will be a millstone around the organisation's neck for years, the state's Auditor-General warned yesterday. Terminated last year, the Learning and Management and Business Reform (LMBR) project has nonetheless managed to reach out of the grave and grab the dollars. The Auditor-General's …
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You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust

After a year marked by major lawsuits on licensing, German ERP giant SAP is making a noise about its new customer-centric approach, perhaps after realising that its litigious image risks driving down customer confidence. In February, Diageo was told to pay SAP a cool £54.5m after it introduced two new Salesforce.com systems, …
Rebecca Hill, 5 Dec 2017

Two years later, SAP's making ‘progress’ on clearing up S/4HANA ball of confusion

SAP is “getting there” with its efforts to address concerns around deployment of the latest version of its ERP business suite, according to S/4HANA COO Sal Laher. S/4HANA was plagued by confusion over pricing, licensing, migration and deployment when it was first launched in 2015, and this has had an impact on both awareness …
Rebecca Hill, 29 Nov 2017

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