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SAP claims to be first Euro biz to get seriously ethical about AI code

SAP has created an AI ethics panel to guide its use of machine-learning technology. If only it had a similar committee for fraud allegations: it might have avoided the corruption scandal engulfing it in South Africa. The German ERP giant – which is accused of kicking back $2m to secure state contracts – claimed it is the first …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Sep 2018

SAP faces further South African corruption probe

SAP faces further investigations as part of the corruption scandal that has tainted its South African operation, amid reports of a $2m kickback paid for a state contract with the firm. The German ERP giant earlier this year admitted irregularities and misconduct in the nation after a major probe related to deals with state-run …
Rebecca Hill, 13 Sep 2018
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SAP slaps down Teradata's 'trade secret' sueball with sick burn

SAP is pushing to have a lawsuit from competitor Teradata thrown out for good, arguing the claims are "factually groundless". The suit, which Teradata filed in June, alleged SAP had "lured" it into a joint venture and used that to collate the firm's trade secrets in order to create the SAP HANA data platform. It also made …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Sep 2018
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Post-HCI hardware vendor Nutanix keen to show its soft side as it flashes Q4 numbers

"We expect to achieve Red Hat-like sales* by fiscal 2021," said Nutanix CEO and chairman Dheeraj Pandey in an earnings call as the company reported its Q4 and full year fiscal 2018 results. Invoking a software firm was not a coincidence, it seemed, as the exec and his CFO continued to push the message that the firm is moving …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2018
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Big Baboon ain't gibbon up: SAP, HP accused of aping software squirt's e-commerce patent

SAP and HP Inc have failed to get an e-commerce patent case brought against them by a small software firm thrown out. The plaintiff, California-based Big Baboon Inc, has alleged that the companies directly and wilfully infringed on its patent. The outfit filed the suit in 2017, but was initially dismissed because it failed to …
Rebecca Hill, 29 Aug 2018

Wipro hands $75m to National Grid US after botched SAP upgrade

IT consultancy Wipro has paid National Grid US $75m to settle a lawsuit over a botched SAP implementation that cost the utility firm hundreds of millions to fix. National Grid US, which supplies electricity and gas in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, wanted to replace legacy back-office systems with a SAP platform. It …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Aug 2018
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US Homeland Security warns of latest hacker craze – ERP pwnage

Hackers are increasingly looking to target enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to disrupt and steal data from large companies. This according to a report (PDF) from security companies Digital Shadows and Onapsis, who say that hacktivists and state-sponsored groups in particular have been looking to exploit flaws in …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 2018
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Teradata lobs sueball at SAP, alleges HANA based on its 'trade secrets'

Data warehousing biz Teradata has flung a sueball (PDF) at SAP in the District Court for Northern California, alleging the German ERP giant undertook a "decade-long campaign of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and antitrust violations". Teradata claims that SAP used its strong position in ERP to "lure" the …
Rebecca Hill, 20 Jun 2018
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SAP: It’s all about cloud. Oh and blockchain, let's do that too

SAP has used its annual conference to announce plans to release a private cloud deployment with IBM Cloud, offer up blockchain-as-a-service and bolster its Leonardo tool kit. The gabfest, held in Florida, US, this week, has seen the German ERP giant shift its focus to creating what it terms the "intelligent enterprise", while …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Jun 2018
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SAP cofounder admits: Biz goofed on branding, confused customers, depressed staff

SAP’s cofounder has admitted that its branding strategy confused customers and prevented staff from feeling like part of a team. Opening the second day of the German ERP giant’s annual conference, Sapphire Now, in Florida, USA, Hasso Plattner discussed the evolving focus of SAP – while emphasising a coherent internal brand …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Jun 2018
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SAP hopes to blow the doors off Salesforce with a block of C/4HANA

SAP has overhauled its CRM offering, launching a suite of applications under the banner C/4HANA, as the German biz best known for ERP aims to take on Salesforce. Speaking today at SAP’s annual gabfest, Sapphire Now, chief executive Bill McDermott touted the move as a huge step change for SAP that would modernise CRM by …
Rebecca Hill, 5 Jun 2018

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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