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    Interview: TRW's Engelhardt says powerful IT needed


    Rafael Engelhardt: TRW global director of information services (Photo: TRW) Rafael Engelhardt has reduced IT expenditures at US-based automotive supplier TRW by imposing a range of restrictions on, among other things, employees' use of smartphones.He also took action to curb expenses in other areas. That has helped bring down TRW's ...

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    SAP to spend $2 billion in China through 2015


    SAP Labs will play a major innovation role in China (Photo: SAP) SAP plans to spend more than 2 billion dlrs in China as it strengthens its commitment to one of the world's fastest growing major markets. The German business software maker said in a press release that it wants ...

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    SAP Automotive Symposium - Mainz


    SAP will host its Automotive Symposium in Mainz, Germany, Nov 16 and 17. The business software maker has drafted a program that focuses on how to speed up development and operations, improve intra-company cooperation, and streamline supply chain management. In addition, the two-day conference will look at the new opportunities ...

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    Capgemini, Sybase to jointly deploy mobility solutions


    Sybase managed-mobility software allows smartphone users to connect to corporate networks (Photo: Sybase) Consultants Capgemini and SAP's Sybase said they will jointly deploy and develop enterprise mobility solutions. Capgemini will host solutions powered by Sybase technologies and offer them on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) basis. The two companies ...

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    Utopia establishes European operations


    Utopia aims to strengthen its European operations under a new top manager in London. The US SAP partner and strategy consultant said Mark Whitehouse will head its European business operations. From London, the company will serve data management clients throughout the continent. Utopia specializes in enterprise data lifecycle management (EDLM) ...

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    Panasonic Automotive to get new ECM software


    Panasonic Automotive’s Neumuenster operations are 1 of 4 German locations to get the new software Panasonic Automotive Systems is streamlining invoice processing at its four German locations, the division of Japanese electronics group Panasonic said. The new software comes from Berlin based enterprise content management specialist Optimal Systems. In Germany, ...

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    SAP's Q1 after-tax profit rose 4 pc to 403 million euros


    SAP said after-tax profit rose 4 pc from a year earlier to 403 million euros in the first quarter of 2011 as software and services revenue increased sharply. The German business software group said overall sales rose 21 pc to 3.02 billion euros, with services revenue jumping 20 pc to ...

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    SAP will build innovation center in Potsdam near Berlin


    SAP will build an innovation center in Potsdam outside Berlin to develop new software solutions together with customers. The German enterprise software maker said it will invest 14.3 million euros in the new location and will create 100 additional jobs. The innovation center will work closely with Berlin and other ...

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    SAP CIO Survey: More focus on innovation needed


    A survey of CIOs shows that many are concerned that IT budgets don’t focus enough on innovation. The survey, conducted by German business software group SAP, found that a strong focus on operations means that IT budgets cannot earmark enough funds to implement new technologies. “A third of companies said ...

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    SAP shares rise on speculation of Qatar shareholding


    Shares of software maker SAP rose in Frankfurt Friday on speculation that Qatar would buy a stake in the German software maker. Late morning in Frankfurt Friday, SAP’s shares traded at around 38.00 euros, up 1.5 percent from a day earlier. In an interview with the Financial Times Deutschland, Qatar’s ...

  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, Member of the Executive Board of SAP AG

    Interview: SAP boss reaches out to HP


    SAP Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe says the German software maker will remain independent Europe’s biggest software maker, SAP, would like to cooperate more closely with HP. “HP has been a good partner to us for many years and we are open to expanding that cooperation,” ...

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    Accenture study: IT managers are slow to start SAP consolidation


    Consolidation of SAP software systems can generate sizeable cost savings, but IT managers are slow to act, according to a study by consultants Accenture. Companies often fail to take the necessary steps, the study says, because of the high costs involved, the absence of a budget and resistance from corporate ...

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    Up in the air: cloud computing and the auto industry


    Cloud computing is a work in progress in the global auto industry Cloud computing is catching on quickly, but adoption of the new technology in the car industry still faces many hurdles. Most companies see the opportunities for cost savings and improved efficiency resulting from the use of  an ...

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    Porsche rolls out new CRM system


    Porsche is rolling out a new CRM system worldwide in an effort to improve data and customer management. The new system is based on version 4.0 of SAP’s CRM software. Trillium data-cleansing software from Harte-Hanks also plays a key role in the new system. The German sportscar maker established a ...