SAP unveils latest BusinessByDesign

Next release of SAP's software-as-a-service suite for enterprise resource planning will support business intelligence, analytics, and in-memory tech.

Software giant SAP on Monday kicked off its Sapphire conference in Orlando, Fla., with the next release of Business ByDesign, its software-as-a-service suite for enterprise resource planning.

Until SAP announced last week its plan to acquire Sybase for $5.8 billion, Business ByDesign was expected to be the center of attention at Sapphire. As ZDNet blogger Dennis Howlett noted in his Sapphire conference preview, Business ByDesign is now more of a lunchtime conversation piece rather than the main attraction.

With its upcoming release, SAP said it is "re-iterating its commitment" to software as a service. The suite will support business intelligence, analytics, and in-memory technology. SAP also said it is providing a better user interface with more customized reports and mobile support.

Read more of "SAP rolls out latest BusinessByDesign release" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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    Larry Dignan is editor in chief of ZDNet and editorial director of CNET's TechRepublic. He has covered the technology and financial-services industries since 1995.

     

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