SAP AG is the largest European software enterprise, with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. SAP was founded in 1972 as Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung by five former IBM engineers in Mannheim, Germany. The acronym was later changed to stand for Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung ("Systems, Applications And Products in Data Processing") and since the 2005 annual general meeting the company's official name is just SAP AG.
Most enterprises rely on the power of SAP software, but the complexity of implementations and extensive, time-consuming customizations can slow down productivity and make
it challenging to meet business needs.
Today's IT departments are increasingly challenged by the complexity of managing disparate components within their data centers. Rapidly proliferating silos of server, storage, and networking resources combined with numerous management tools and operational processes have led to crippling inefficiencies and costs.
SAP users have been slow to adopt cloud computing, but IBM PureFlex Systems offer the potential to transform the server, storage and network infrastructures that support SAP enterprise environments and extend management services to non-SAP applications. Read this executive summary to learn how PureFlex Systems can dramatically reduce costs and cycle times.
Cabot Partners offers a glimpse into the market trends for SAP adoption in midsize businesses and imperatives for the supporting platform. A case is made for a simpler virtualized solution, designed for easy installation and operation and cost-effective scaling for growth.
IDC studied a group of enterprises that had deployed SAP applications on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux server operating environments and had been working with those systems for several years.
ERP and Business Intelligence are essential to your success. Read this and learn how to improve productivity and decision-making. You'll see how Blue Coat WAN Optimization leverages proven solutions to achieve dramatic reductions in latency and bandwidth consumption.
Blue Coat demonstrated bandwidth reduction of up to 95%, and up to 40 times faster response time across all the WAN conditions. Find out more about how the joint solution provides a tremendous improvement in the user experiences of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for all WAN conditions tested in this complimentary white paper.
If you are a business running SAP Business Suite solutions, learn how you can use Sybase mobile solutions for SAP to dramatically increase sales productivity and bring the advantages of business mobility to your organization now.
Using SAP Knowledge Acceleration software, version for the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) Sales solution, sales professionals gain the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to leverage the sales components of SAP CRM.
Learn how SAP Business Communications Management and SAP Customer Relationship Management provide the technology foundation for communication-enabled business processes that result in simplified interactions across marketing, sales, and service processes.
Read the article about SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions for SAP CRM. The article answers three important questions about these solutions, discussing what functionality is available, why you can be sure the implementation will bring rapid benefits, and where you can find more information. (SAPinsider, Jan - March 2011 )