SAP accelerates business innovations for SAP Business Suite

SAP announced the accelerated delivery of business
innovations for SAP Business Suite software along a clear road map. SAP will
introduce the software enhancements without disruption on a quarterly schedule
in areas where customers can benefit most, including mobility, in-memory computing
technology and cloud computing.

Specific details regarding incremental enhancement
capabilities will be provided at the upcoming SAPPHIRE NOW + SAP TechEd 2011
events in Madrid, being held November 8-10.

Traditional, large-scale upgrades can impact the entire
enterprise and hamper productivity. In contrast, SAP plans to
make evolutionary and breakthrough innovations available in a non-disruptive
fashion on a quarterly schedule for the product and solution landscapes that
customers have today.

The key concept of evolutionary innovation is the delivery
of incremental enhancements to capabilities of the core suite of SAP software
products. This will keep customers on the cutting edge in running their
business. These enhancements will include user experiences such as side panels,
landing pages or process extensions to mobile devices.

As a logical consequence of this approach, SAP will extend
mainstream maintenance for the core SAP Business Suite 7 applications,
including the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application SAP ERP 6.0, by
five years, from December 2015 through December 2020.

“Our innovation strategy and the resulting maintenance
timelines will give customers predictability of their SAP projects and
accelerate the adoption of new innovations from SAP,” said Jim Hagemann
Snabe, co-CEO, SAP. “This helps them to become more productive, free up
resources and run their businesses even better. This speed of innovation
combined with the long-term predictability is unparalleled in the software
industry and demonstrates our commitment to enduring, mutually beneficial
customer partnerships,” Snabe added.

Recently, SAP and Sybase, an SAP company, announced  interface
support for App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Business with Afaria, a
mobile device and application management solution from Sybase.

By enabling streamlined and secure application deployment
and management for enterprise users through an enhanced on-device app portal,
Afaria helps extend App Store’s reach into the enterprise market.

By Team

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