They are shying away from this over-priced,
complicated, ridgid, and difficult-to-implement system. Take
it from a user who's been there! We wasted over $3.5
million. I suppose pharmaceuticals can afford it. That's
why SAP targets them!
Just as you haven't used Oracle
Apps, I haven't used SAP products. However, I am an
end-user on Oracle Finanicals Apps and I can tell you that
my company loves them! My company is a mid-cap
utilizing Oracle Apps on an NT box. Completely stable and
Web enabled for remote locations utilizing Citrix.
The Oracle Finanical Reporting capabilites are
The only problem my company has with
Oracle Apps is that they originally did not purchase
more. We're now looking at purchasing additional
functionality modules from Oracle (i.e. HR, Payroll, CRM,
As far as local SAP installations, I'm only aware of
a few at large manufacturing companies. However,
from Oracle User Group meetings, I can tell you that
there are many Oracle Apps installations locally and
the number of mid-cap intallations (such as mine) is
growing...judging by the new faces and companies represented at the
User Group meetings.
on this board, besides me, that ERP is dead. Why
should actually msft enter a "dead" market. i always
thought intelligent people are working at msft. They
should concentrate to improve their excel and word.
It is only a matter of time before Microsoft
enters the ERP Market. The history of this company has
been to take innovations developed by other companies
and incorporate them into their own product line.
Lotus vs. Excel , Word Perfect Vs. Word , Netscape
Navigator vs. Explorer
Microsoft has been the
winner. ERP is next.
I haven't noticed any SAP employees being
anonymous. I sometimes wonder about the backgroud of those
posting rumor and innuendo against SAP, but everyone is
entitled to an opinion. It is nice if they tell the truth
rather than making up stories.
You should rethink
your opinion on influencing stock price. I am a long
term accumulator of SAP. It is actually in my personal
interest for SAP to be undervalued since I invest a fixed
amount each month and can get more shares when the price
is low. In the long term, the value will shine
I just don't like to see lies go unchallenged.
People coming to this board should expect to read
both good and bad things about SAP.
these unsuspecting souls may not realize that many of
the pro-SAP comments are coming from anonymous SAP
employees who may not be lying, but are certainly trying to
influence the stock price (right, Sues PC?).
a forum for SAP and its employees to voice their
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