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Oracle's claim that SAP collated its software illegally through downloads has resulted in the German software giant asking a US court to order appoint a mediator so that settlement talks can commence immediately. The papers were filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. In the case, launched in March, Oracle accuses SAP's US support subsidiary, TomorrowNow, of  "corporate theft on a grand scale." Oracle alleges fraud as well as copyright infringement. SAP's riposte? Simply "That is not a matter of 'corporate theft on a grand scale,' as Oracle says in its complaint, but a matter of contract interpretation." SAP believes that it is "in the interests of all concerned, including customers, for this case to be resolved promptly so that the parties and their customers may focus on their ongoing businesses and continued innovation, ... (more)

SAP To Present "Virtualization and SOA" Session at SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 East

Virtualization helps to run SAP solutions with more flexibility and lower TCO. SAP is working with a variety of different partners to offer optimal integration of virtualization products, technologies and concepts with enterprise SOA and SAP NetWeaver. You will learn how a virtualized enterprise SOA looks like and how IT business cases can be optimized by using virtualization technologies. Speaker Bio: Roland Wartenberg started his IT career as a Consultant with Digital Equipment from 1991 to 1997. He has been with SAP since 1997. He was a Development Manager with SAP Markets, P... (more)

SAP Takes Big Strides in Small Business and Midmarket Segments

SAP announced growing adoption of its business software among small businesses and midsize companies across all regions, and in particular from  growing economies as Brazil, China, India and Russia. The company's portfolio of business software for small businesses and midsize companies -- comprised of SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business All-in-One -- continues to attract an increasing number of customers from the small and midsize market. Currently at about 75 percent of the company's overall customer base, the number of small and midsize enterprise (SME) c... (more)

SAP and IBM Collaborate to Offer Integrated Business Systems Dedicated to Midsize Companies

SAP revealed plans to further extend its fast-start program for SAP Business All-in-One solutions by expanding the strategic partnership with IBM that looks back on a long history of close collaboration in the areas of technology, channel and services. The two companies now take their established, reliable and scalable solutions that are for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) to achieve optimal implementation times and total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers. The components will include IBM Power Systems, System x and BladeCenter servers, SAP Business All-in-One and an opti... (more)

Axon Signs MRO Co-Development Agreement with SAP

Axon announced it has signed a co-development agreement with SAP for the integration of a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business solution with the SAP ERP application for aviation and aerospace organizations. The new MRO industry solution, called iMRO, is intended to improve productivity and planner visibility and reduce variations encountered between planning and operations, allowing higher asset utilizations to be realized for large and small airlines, manufacturers and third-party MRO providers. iMRO, together with MRO solutions from SAP, will deliver built-in bes... (more)