German lighting and electronics specialist Hella wants to become an agile business partner to the auto industry. In an interview with our sister title, automotiveIT, CIO Felix Willing talks about the IT architecture areas where work still needs to be done and the need for urgency in the era of digitalisation The chemical engineer, who moved Read More..
German business software giant SAP and its US based competitor Oracle are locked in a fierce head-to-head competition. SAP has had the edge for a while. Now the pendulum could be swinging the other way. ERP systems are the dinosaurs of business IT. They emerged in the late 1980s and have, since then, been progressively expanded, converted Read More..
SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that includeÂ SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors. Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to Read More..
Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for theÂ internet-of-things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and SAP, the world’s biggest business software group, are making Read More..
Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the worldâ€™s biggest business software maker, announced this week that they will jointly develop native apps for the iPhone and iPad that will give users access to the SAP Hana cloud platform. Read More..
IBM will start offering SAP infrastructure services to companies as part of a new strategic partnership between the US IT group and the German business software company. Under the pact, IBM will become a provider of cloud infrastructure services for business-critical SAP applications. SAP HANA, the company’s cloud-based analytics platform, will be available through the Read More..
SAP plans to invest as much as 500 million dlrs in Africa through 2020 in a bid to help the continent accelerate growth in its biggest economies. The business software maker’s focus is on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola and Morocco. â€œThe African market is unique in its growth potential and readiness to innovate,â€ saidÂ Robert Read More..
SAP will hold its 14th annual Automotive Forum in Leipzig July 1 and 2. The focus of the two-day event is on speeding up time-to-market, increasing customer focus, improving business models to boost margins and improving strategies to attack new markets. The world’s biggest business software group is hosting a gathering that features addresses from, Read More..
SAP has appointed Bjoern Goerke as its new CIO effective immediately. The German business software group said Goerke will also head itsÂ SAP HANA enterprise cloud organization. In his new role, Goerke willÂ Â be responsible for SAP’s cross-departmental IT function as well as the global delivery of cloud services. SAP said that, by giving its CIO added Read More..
BMW has reorganized its financial records, bringing all data together in one central archive that can be accessed directly from the company’s SAP systems. KGS Software, a provider of SAP interface and archiving software, said it implemented the project at the German premium car maker together with information management specialist fme AG. The integration into Read More..