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  • Oracle demands information from Rimini Street

    Oracle wants Rimini Street, provider of third-party support for enterprise applications, to reveal the details of its business model in connection with Oracle's ongoing intellectual-property litigation against rival SAP, according to documents filed last week in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

  • Analytics weakling IBM pumps up with SPSS buy

    IBM's US$1.2 billion purchase of SPSS Corp. will immediately turn IBM from pretender into contender in the high-end analytics and data mining market, say analysts, and could leave rivals such as SAP AG or Oracle Corp. ruing a missed opportunity.

  • Adapting to change

    SAP general manager of SME and indirect sales, Helen Masters, talks to DAVID RAMLI about her love of causing and experiencing change.

  • SAP benchmarking program begins tracking first KPIs

    SAP users have begun measuring the performance of key aspects of their ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems as part of a benchmarking process agreed to with user groups. In April, SAP agreed to delay an increase in the cost of its Enterprise Support service, and to make future increases conditional on meeting certain targets for performance and customer satisfaction.

  • Jive, SAP partner on 'social BI'

    SAP and enterprise social-networking vendor Jive said Tuesday they have formed an agreement that will see SAP's BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software integrated with Jive's community and collaboration platform.

  • 'Rigged' product demo in SAP suit goes missing

    A presale product demonstration software package that is key to Waste Management's rancorous lawsuit against SAP has gone missing and both sides are claiming the other should have it, according to documents filed in a U.S. District Court.

  • SAP CTO: Our customers are creating 'cloud economies'

    SAP is already a major player in the cloud computing world because its customers are using their ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementations to create "cloud economies" that expose system data to customers and partners, chief technology officer Vishal Sikka [cq] said Tuesday during a keynote address at the Interop conference in Las Vegas.

  • SAP: BI tool will help create 'clear enterprises'

    Companies must achieve "clarity" to navigate out of the global recession and SAP intends to help them with its BI (business intelligence) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, co-CEO Leo Apotheker said during the opening keynote of SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando Tuesday.