SAP cuts profit outlook as more customers switch to cloud

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

German business software maker SAP on Monday cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the Internet rather than as packaged software, delaying recognition of those sales. SAP said it now 2014 expects operating profit, excluding some special items of 5.6 billion to 5.8 billion […]

Here’s What Consultants Actually Do All Day

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Consulting is one of the most nebulous fields out there. The big firms — Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, and others — are well known, but few people seem to have a basic understanding of what, exactly, it is that consultants do all day. To find out, we talked to Tim Tierney, a third-year consultant at Deloitte in Boston, who took […]

Analyzing the DSAG survey on SAP Business Suite on HANA

Monday, October 20th, 2014

SUMMARY – DSAG survey results show a mixed but cautious response to SAP HANA. We unpick the arguments. A DSAG survey among 524 SAP customer members sends a clear set of messages to SAP. From the press release: Software-as-a-Service is reality for 34 percent of the member companies… …But the majority employ it for subsidiary processes […]

SAP gives on-premises software customers assurances, even as it pushes the cloud

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

SAP may be trying to become a big player in cloud-based business software, but most of its customers run their applications on-premises and many have no plans to move them into the cloud anytime soon. In recognition of this, SAP has announced the extension of mainstream support for its flagship Business Suite 7 software as […]

10 Habits of The World’s Most Productive People

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Everyone has had the experience of not having enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to. Given the busy lives that we all lead, staying organized and staying productive can be a challenge. It is easy to get caught up on the wrong path and waste valuable time you need to get […]

SAP Changes the Game With a New Generation of Planning in the Cloud

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

CHICAGO — Committed to delivering the innovation and agility companies need to defeat complexity and do highly sophisticated planning more simply, SAP SE today announced the SAP Cloud for Planning solution. A planned new, future-oriented enterprise performance management (EPM) solution, it is designed around user experience and built for the cloud. SAP Cloud for Planning aims to help customers plan simpler […]

SAP and Birst steal Salesforce.com’s cloud analytics thunder on Dreamforce eve

Monday, October 13th, 2014

SUMMARY: Birst and SAP are formalising a partnership to deliver cloud analytics on HANA, just as Salesforce.com prepares to launch its own offering. Timing is, as they say, everything. And with Salesforce.com gearing up to make a song and dance about its Analytics Cloud on Monday, SAP has chosen today to launch a pre-emptive strike, […]

5 New eBooks with Breakthrough SAP HANA Customer Success Stories

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Customer Stories are the best measure of one’s business success. Our revolutionary technology platform SAP HANA’s impact across industries and diverse use cases is once again exemplified by 100+ customers in the broad product categories: SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA Big Data Analytics powered by SAP HANA […]

7 Tips to Take Your Resume to the Next Level

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Writing a resume may not come naturally to everyone but it is one of the most important parts of finding a job. Your resume is your first point of contact with a potential employer and it sets of the image of you that that employer will hold when they are deciding who to bring in […]

New Oracle Co-CEO Rips Rival SAP

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

New Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz is keeping up the long tradition of trash-talking rival SAP, something co-founder Larry Ellison has been doing for decades. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson, she slammed SAP’s $8.3 billion purchase of a company called Concur, which offers cloud travel and expense (T&E) management software. SAP announced the deal the same day as Oracle […]