Issue #7 – 8th August 2012
News and Latest Developments
SAP has agreed to pay Oracle US$306 million in connection with the corporate-theft case that Oracle filed against it and a former SAP subsidiary in 2007. However, it wasn’t a perfect week for Oracle as they suffered a setback when a Californian court ruled that they are in breach of a contract with Hewlett-Packard Co.
A nice breakdown of what is outlined in the RVP for HCM 9.2 for the Absence Management module, and what they view as missing. The HRoi bloggers had a busy weekend as they also posted on Some known limitations of PeopleSoft Delegation Framework and PeopleSoft Delegation framework and Leave of Absence.
Tools and Code
This is a newly released tool that seems to be a rewrite of the old PSTraceViewer. It sometimes struggles with large files, but shows potential (and they provide the source code if you wish to tweak it). A MOS account is required if you want to try it (download the .zip and look under \bin\release).
The above article is a good summary but it’s worth also reading the full report here. There are some interesting findings, including the average ERP payback is 2.4 years, and that the highest proportion of Oracle’s customers say that they have realised 51-80% of the projected benefits. Interestingly the average implementation cost as a percentage of revenue for SAP is almost double that for implementing Oracle. Here’s an accompanying video which gives more statistics, including how much cheaper Oracle is than SAP on average (watch here).
Currently the iPad dominates the Enterprise Tablet market with a 60% share. Not so long ago the same was true in the smart-phone market and now Android phones outsell iPhones 2-to-1. Will the same happen in the tablet market?
TechCrunch’s Alex Williams explains 5 reasons why the enterprise software market keeps his interest.