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December 07, 2010

SAP Brings More Choices to Business and IT

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

SAP AG introduced new innovations for the SAP (News - Alert) StreamWork application that provides business and IT with valuable new choices.

What makes the SAP StreamWork enterprise edition unique is the proven Novell (News - Alert) technology that addresses people's demands for easy-to-use, quickly available software and facilitates access to enterprise information. The solution also aids IT department to deliver enterprise data to cloud applications securely.

According to a release, SAP StreamWork is now available via the Google (News - Alert) Apps Marketplace to further help people drive goal-oriented, collaborative work in familiar ways.

Availability via the Google Apps Marketplace enables users to log on to SAP StreamWork directly from their Google Apps account. SAP notes that mobile workers can download the mobile SAP StreamWork application for BlackBerry (News - Alert) smartphones from the SAP Service Marketplace to make sound decisions on the go — anyplace and anywhere.

"SAP StreamWork is a collaborative decision making (CDM) application, which is an emerging market category defined by Gartner that allows business people to define a problem, find the right information and expertise, discuss an issue, brainstorm and evaluate options, and agree on a course of action," said Rita Sallam, Gartner Research director, in a statement. "CDM platforms capture the decision process, inputs and assumptions so that decision-makers can later analyze whether or not a decision was a good one – and why – and identify best practices. CDM solutions, including SAP StreamWork, include some social software capabilities but are complementary to social software platforms."

"SAP StreamWork shows how we're delivering on our promise to innovate across all three areas: on premise, on demand and on device," said David Meyer, senior vice president of On-Demand, Productivity and Sustainability Solutions for SAP. "People need to drive their decisions with the right information and the right people. Since companies already rely on SAP solutions to manage their business data and business processes, we're in the leading position to deliver on this vision."

Read a related story at TMCnet “Apotheker a no-show in Oracle (News - Alert)-SAP trial.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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