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  • PointShop hack uses AR to aid gadget buying

    PointShop hack uses AR to aid gadget buying

    Another hack presented on stage here at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 hackathon uses AR to contextualize gadgets with the aim of helping consumers better understand what they’re looking at, find a local stockist and even buy the gizmo there and then. Read More

  • HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation Crunch Network

    HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation

    The path for SaaS domination of a market segment has historically followed one of two routes: bringing previously offline workflows online, or moving on-premise software processes online. In short, SaaS would take over segments that previously were not SaaSified. Yet, the current wave of HR SaaS innovators the past few years is proving that there can be more to the story. Read More

  • SAP beats analysts’ expectations, reports “record-setting” revenue and profit

    SAP beats analysts’ expectations, reports “record-setting” revenue and profit

    German IT services and enterprise giant SAP reported encouraging numbers for Q2 2016, beating analysts’ expectations and spiking its share price by nearly five percent in pre-market trading Wednesday as its non-IFRS EPS increased 2 percent to €0.82 ($0.90). Analysts had predicted a quarterly EPS of $0.78. The leap is owed in part to the strength of the company’s… Read More

  • Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud

    Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud

    Microsoft and SAP have been pals for years and years, and today at the SAP Sapphire Now customer conference in Orlando, the two company CEOs, Satya Nadella and Bill McDermott announced they were taking the relationship to another level with deeper cloud integrations between the two companies. The deal will enable SAP customers to run HANA, the company’s in-memory database product … Read More

  • SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

    SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

    SAP announced a broad partnership with Apple today to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The announcement comes almost two years after Apple made a similar deal with IBM. Steve Lucas, president for SAP’s Digital Enterprise Platform says while it’s natural to see similarities between the two deals — two large enterprise companies making a deal with Apple… Read More

  • NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site

    NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site

    The NBA announced today that it was bringing natural language queries to its online stats pages on NBA.com. The feature enables fans to type a question in a natural way and the site should come back with your answer without having to dig for it. The feature is launching in Beta starting tomorrow. The technology underlying this new functionality is supplied by a partnership with SAP using… Read More

  • SAP Melds Social And Learning In New Tool

    SAP Melds Social And Learning In New Tool

    For many years, we’ve had social tools and formal learning management systems, but we have never really had anything that combined the two — until today, that is when SAP announced a new system called SAP Jam Collaboration for learning. The new tool is designed to bring various aspects of corporate learning together in a more social setting. It uses SAP Jam as a platform that… Read More

  • At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents Crunch Network

    At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents

    Merriam Webster definition of disruption: To cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way: to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, which is an attempt to frame the disruption happening everywhere today as part of a larger paradigm shift. This… Read More

  • New SAP Tool Aims To Fuse Content and Community With eCommerce

    New SAP Tool Aims To Fuse Content and Community With eCommerce

    It’s often said that content is king, but in a typical marketing department you have a hodgepodge of content. That could include carefully-crafted web copy, blog entries and FAQs along with user-generated ratings and reviews. For many companies, at least some of this content is spread out across the site without any real connection between the product pages and the content that… Read More

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