SAP’s Collborative Sustainability Strategy

SAP recently announced its intention to collaborate closely with its customers and partners as part of a sustainability strategy that includes aggressive carbon reduction targets, a new cross-functional sustainability organization, and sustainability solutions for customers.

It Would Have Been a Crime not to Include Analytics in This New Application

Today, SAP launched SAP Investigative Case Management for Public Sector, a new solution to support police and other investigating authorities in the efforts to prevent, detect and investigate crime. It’s a great example of the new SAP Business Suite 7 applications that integrate technology from the Business Objects acquisition, combining both operational and analytic expertise into a single solution.

Which BI Product Skills Are Most Lucrative?

I missed this post from odinjobs’s Carl Williams. It’s very interesting reading. It seems to provide tangible proof that the acquisitions of last year have raised interest in business intelligence across the board. And it seems that SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects has driven far more demand for skills than IBM’s purchase of Cognos.

So: it’s SAP, for $6.8bn!

After years of rumors, the news is finally here: it’s SAP for 4.8 billion euros. This will be the biggest acquisition SAP has ever done, and the biggest in the BI industry — but in a twist, it’s almost as if Business Objects is acquiring OutlookSoft and Pilot… (more…)