ERP Blog

February 10, 2010, 2:13 pm | 0 Comment(s)

While most Americans were crowded around a television watching the Super Bowl, SAP kicked off its week in a different way: they announced on February 7th that Léo Apotheker was stepping down as CEO, and resigning from the company’s executive board. Apotheker became the sole CEO toward the end of 2009, and shared that spot with Henning Kagermann prior; SAP will return to the co-CEO chain of command, with Bill McDermott (head of field organization) and Jim Hagermann Snabe (head of product development) taking the helm.

January 27, 2010, 1:48 pm | 0 Comment(s)

Sage forewarned us of their leap into Enterprise 2.0, and this week they gave more details of the impending splash: their flagship Sage ERP X3 v6 will have a cloud extension called the Enterprise Webtop. It’s an admitted change in Sage’s working vision, and during development, the emphasis was on the user and ensuring the product could adapt to the user’s modus operandi—i.e. whether they prefer desktop or web applications.

January 19, 2010, 5:24 pm | 0 Comment(s)

Last year it seemed like there was nothing SAP could do right. They were attacked on pretty much all fronts—cost, deployment options, maintenance fees—and while criticisms weren’t wholly unwarranted, they were perhaps not all necessary.

January 11, 2010, 3:36 pm | 0 Comment(s)

Many ERP software vendors are making significant investments in their weakest segments, and one of the results is increased production in manufacturing execution systems (MES)—a segment that saw little attention previously. The main reason for the surge is one that’s been something of a trend this year: companies are trying to make the most of their existing, expensive ERP investments. Automation World, a site that follows manufacturing news, noted the trend and gave details about some of the companies benefitting from, and the ERP vendors making the investments.

January 8, 2010, 2:43 pm | 0 Comment(s)

This week, Oracle completed the purchase DataLens’s parent company, Silver Creek Systems, with the intention of using DataLens’s product quality technology to supplement the Oracle ERP suite. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but there is speculation—not doubt largely due to Oracle’s stature—that the acquisition could trigger more companies to grasp at information management software.