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Making SAP appealing again

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The German giant is trying to shake off its dusty enterprise image — and it is throwing hundreds of millions into that effort. FORTUNE — When you think SAP (SAP), you probably think uber-boring enterprise resource planning software. But the Walldorf, Germany-based company is trying hard to change that image....
Making SAP appealing again

SAP Almost Killed A Cloud Product That It Now Says Is Super Important (SAP, N)

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SAP had considered killing its floundering cloud service called ByDesign, Co-CEO Bill McDermott told Dow Jones. But now it looks like it brought this cloud back from the dead just to make SuccessFactors use it. SuccessFactors was acquired by SAP for $3.4 billion. Not surprisingly SAP has said that SuccessFactors...
SAP Almost Killed A Cloud Product That It Now Says Is Super Important (SAP, N)

Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)

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One of the oldest, most epic rivalries in the tech world is Oracle versus SAP. Execs at both enterprise software companies like to trash talk and otherwise insult each other. SAP cofounder Hasso Plattner once mooned Larry Ellison's boat on the high seas. Ellison once said that SAP execs "must...
Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)
The Sky Is Not The Limit

SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

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Enterprise software company SAP has a big hit on its hands with its in-memory database software, HANA. Co-CEO, Bill McDermott, tells AllThingsD's Arik Hesseldahl: "We have 1,000 customers on it now, so it's growing really fast. The last update we gave, we indicated that we think it could be a...
SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

Insider: SAP Booted Its North American President For Missing One Quarterly Target (SAP)

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SAP's co-CEO Bill McDermott has created a pressure-cooker culture for the company's sales team, according to an insider. The company is so focused on short-term quarterly sales targets that it fired Robert Courteau, president of the North America region, because North America missed one quarter's goal, a source close to the company told Business...
Insider: SAP Booted Its North American President For Missing One Quarterly Target (SAP)

Glassdoor: Employees rank Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the year; Apple's Tim Cook loses top spot

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Career website Glassdoor on Friday released its latest report highlighting this year’s top 50 highest-rated Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and it seems like the tech world played a big role in the list. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unseated Apple CEO Tim Cook from the number one spot...
Glassdoor: Employees rank Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the year; Apple's Tim Cook loses top spot

SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott explains its five-market focus

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If you think SAP equals ERP, Bill McDermott would like a few minutes to set you straight about the 2012 version of the software giant, which he claims is in the midst of "an intellectual renewal." McDermott has been co-CEO -- along with Jim Hagemann Snabe -- of SAP since...
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott explains its five-market focus

Here's The Latest Trash Talk From Larry Ellison On Workday And SAP (ORCL)

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Just like Larry Ellison promised, Oracle today officially opened its brand new Oracle Cloud. It's been in development for six years under the code name Oracle Fusion. On stage, Larry Ellison was his usual sharp self, sparing no one, not even Oracle. He reminded everyone that SAP once called Fusion...
Here's The Latest Trash Talk From Larry Ellison On Workday And SAP (ORCL)

SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)

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SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott has an amazing "first job" story. He bought a business at age 16, a Long Island delicatessen--and he borrowed $5,500 to do it, he told an audience at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley last week, reports Eric Savitz at Forbes. After buying the deli, he...
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)

SAP To Acquire Ariba For $4.3 Billion

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Business software giant SAP announced today that it will acquire Ariba’s cloud -based business commerce network for approximately $4.3 billion. SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., is offering $45 per share for the platform, and plans to close the deal during the third quarter, pending Ariba shareholder approval of the sale....
SAP To Acquire Ariba For $4.3 Billion

Here's Why Cloud Startups Are Not A Threat To Enterprise Software Giants Like Oracle And SAP

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With cloud companies and services gaining more popularity, it is only a matter of time when enterprise technology will transition to the cloud as well. Bill McDermott, co-CEO of enterprise software company SAP, says that he is not concerned with the buzzed-about cloud startup that have emerged in recent years....
Here's Why Cloud Startups Are Not A Threat To Enterprise Software Giants Like Oracle And SAP

SAP Execs Announce A Great Quarter But Warn Employees That Bonuses Might Not Happen (SAP)

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SAP is about to post one its best quarters ever. But that doesn't mean employees will automatically get a bonus, co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott warned employees yesterday. The execs told employees that "a continuation of the current spending levels could affect our bonus payout," reports Bloomberg. Employees...
SAP Execs Announce A Great Quarter But Warn Employees That Bonuses Might Not Happen (SAP)

Morgan Stanley Analyst Defends SAP Over 'Inflated' Growth Claims (SAP)

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Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Wood has come to SAP's defense over a flap started yesterday by another Wall Street analyst who criticized the company. Wood called the competitor's research note a "Poor piece of analysis where the only outcome could be that SAP decides to stop disclosing as much in...
Morgan Stanley Analyst Defends SAP Over 'Inflated' Growth Claims (SAP)

Zuckerberg Is A Better CEO Than Tim Cook, According To Employees (FB, AAPL)

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the best CEO, according to employees who rated him on career site Glassdoor.com. 99% of almost 400 employees that used the site approve of the job Zuck is doing. In comparison, Apple CEO Tim Cook has a 93% approval rating from about 1,900 Apple employees on...
Zuckerberg Is A Better CEO Than Tim Cook, According To Employees (FB, AAPL)
Glassdoor: Mark Zuckerberg rated top CEO, Tim Cook plunges to 18

SAP Backs Outlook as Profit Rises

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SAP AG Wednesday reiterated its outlook for double-digit revenue growth in the full year as the world’s largest business-management software maker reported a 10 percent rise in net profit despite weak sales in North America and some European markets. “We see strong momentum for our flagship in-memory platform SAP HANA,...
SAP Backs Outlook as Profit Rises

SAP Accused of Inflating HANA Hardware Numbers

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How big is SAP’s newish HANA hardware appliance business? If you take the German software giant’s word for it, it’s a young but fast-growing line. But at least one analyst isn’t buying it. In a research note to clients today, analyst Peter Goldmacher of Cowen and Co. essentially accused SAP,...
SAP Accused of Inflating HANA Hardware Numbers
SAP has a new star

HP Execs Are Finding Some Dark Humor In All The Rumors About Autonomy Layoffs (HPQ)

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Autonomy has seen its fair share of turmoil since HP acquired it in 2011, as several senior executives have left and rumors have swirled that HP is looking to sell the troubled unit or gut its staff with layoffs.  But amid all this uncertainty, HP's remaining London-based Autonomy executives appear...
HP Execs Are Finding Some Dark Humor In All The Rumors About Autonomy Layoffs (HPQ)

SAP Mentors, Certification Five geek out with Bill McDermott

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SAP Mentors, Certification Five geek out with Bill McDermott

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

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Despite suffering only a tiny drop in approval -- perhaps due to votes from recently-released executives -- Tim Cook's rank on job and boss review site Glassdoor fell from the top spot last year to number 18 on the latest list. His replacement is actually three CEOs, including Facebook leader...
Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

Big Data Is Finally Easy To Use Thanks To SAP

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"Companies that have embraced the future have been rewarded," CNBC's Jim Cramer said on Mad Money, highlighting SAP's forward-thinking mindset and rising stock price. "The company's last quarter -- it was fabulous. It was the best third quarter in its history." The company is looking at a great 2013...
Big Data Is Finally Easy To Use Thanks To SAP

SAP Just Lost A Key Executive (SAP)

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Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- SAP AG is losing a top executive from Sybase Inc., the largest acquisition in the German software company's history, after fully integrating the maker of mobile applications for business management. Sybase Chief Executive Officer John Chen will step down tomorrow after 15 years at the Dublin,...
SAP Just Lost A Key Executive (SAP)

Bill McDermott & Jim Snabe, co-CEO's SAP

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Bill McDermott & Jim Snabe, co-CEO's SAP

SAP Sapphire: CEO outlines vision for 'a better future'

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In a speech last night, co-CEO Bill McDermott sought to preach the word about the company’s short-term potential. This morning, counterpart Jim Hagemann Snabe looked beyond the horizon....
SAP Sapphire: CEO outlines vision for 'a better future'

SAP throws down the gauntlet in database wars

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SAP’s latest earnings report shows some progress in the software giant’s quest to remake itself. Now it wants to become the fastest-growing database company in the world. Bill McDermott, SAP co- CEO FORTUNE — SAP’s efforts to become more nimble and innovative appear to be working—to some extent. Revenue from...
SAP throws down the gauntlet in database wars
Analyst Questions Sales Numbers For SAP's 'Fastest-Growing' Product (SAP)

SAP Sapphire: Facing 'consumer revolution,' McDermott tacks toward innovation

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At the closing keynote presentation of Day 1 of SAP’s Sapphire Now confab in Orlando, co-CEO Bill McDermott repositions the company as a partner for business innovation....
SAP Sapphire: Facing 'consumer revolution,' McDermott tacks toward innovation
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