What next for SAP HANA?

It was once hailed by SAP CEO Bill McDermott as the vendor’s “biggest launch in 23 years, if not in the entire history of the company” – but as a raft of high-profile employees have been let go in recent weeks, we ask: has HANA lost its lustre at the […]

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Why SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails ‘XO, Bill’ since buying Utah startup Qualtrics for $8 billion cash (SAP)

If you get an email from SAP CEO Bill McDermott these days, you’ll see him sign it “XO, Bill.” But he’s not sending hugs and kisses. He’s reminding his people why he spent $8 billion cash to buy Utah software company, Qualtrics, last fall and facing down criticism that price he paid was […]

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SAP Completes Acquisition of Qualtrics

SAP Press Release | SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc. Qualtrics is the global pioneer of the experience management (XM) software category that enables organizations to thrive in today’s experience economy. The combination accelerates the new XM category by […]

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For The Seventh Year SAP Named Leader in Data Management Solution

SAP Press Release | SAP today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics report — where SAP has been positioned as a Leader […]

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SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker

SAP has launched a blockchain-based tracking system that enables healthcare providers, pharmacies and wholesale pharmaceutical sellers to authenticate drug shipments. SAP has launched a supply chain tracking service based on blockchain that will enable drug wholesalers to authenticate pharmaceutical packaging returned from hospitals and pharmacies. The Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences […]

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SAP Open Sources Java SCA Tool

SAP has released the source code for Vulnerability Assessment Tool, a software composition analysis (SCA) tool that was tested internally for two years with 20,000 scans on more than 600 projects. The Vulnerability Assessment Tool focuses specifically on the detection of vulnerable components as it is stated in OWASP-Top 10 2017 A9. […]

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SAP restructuring to focus on cloud

SAP is embarking on a major restructuring of its business as it targets an ambitious tripling of its cloud revenues by 2023, from the €5 billion achieved in 2018. The restructuring will start immediately, and SAP says it will cost the company €800-€950 million, as it targets cost savings of […]

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SAP builds its own Java distribution

SAP has released a “friendly fork” of open source Java, called SapMachine. The project, which began in December 2017, serves as a downstream version of OpenJDK maintained by SAP. SAP customers and partners can use it to run their applications. OpenJDK is the open source version of Java. Despite its being another […]

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SAP CEO talks Qualtrics acquisition, says experience data is critical

At the Qualtrics X4 Summit, SAP CEO Bill McDermott argues that experience data is now central to business success. He promised to build the capability to merge operational and experience data. SALT LAKE CITY — At the Qualtrics X4 Summit, users seeking clues about how SAP might change the newly […]

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SAP Code Challenge for iOS Enterprise Apps: Build a Great iOS Enterprise App in Just Six Hours

Businesses are increasingly looking to enterprise mobility as an integral part of their digital transformation strategy. Many are even implementing a mobile-first approach for pivotal organizational roles, like field service personnel and sales people. Gartner forecasts that by 2022, approximately 70 percent of all software interactions in the enterprise will […]