Hewlett-Packard has announced it is using mySAP.com as a key component for its
world-wide internal operations. "mySAP.com" is an Internet portal which connects
thousands of SAP customers to each other. HP's implementation, will allow the
development of a common backbone linking employees, customers and partners.
The announcement builds on a 10-year HP and SAP relationship that has led to
6,000 installations of SAP R/3 on HP systems and more than 100 businesses outsourcing
the management of their R/3 environments to HP.
agreement also enables HP's IT organization to work with SAP in an effort to
enhance mySAP.com functionality in areas such as product life-cycle management,
planning and optimization, and business intelligence.
addition, as part of a joint development effort, SAP is exploring how to integrate
e-speak into mySAP.com to introduce dynamic brokering capabilities into mySAP.com
Workplace and mySAP.com Marketplace solutions.
strategically aligning its internet solution strategy with an organization such
as Hewlett-Packard, SAP has established a test bed and solution champion. A
successful implementation will provide SAP with the necessary product feedback
and case studies to advance mySAP.com to a leadership position within the ERP
web solutions arena.
implementation details, product feedback and digital marketplaces evolve, we
expect the recent SAP announcements to open the door for additional customer
partnerships and increased adoption of mySAP.com services in the next 7-9 months.
While this announcement holds little bearing on users today, it may help those
considering an SAP ERP/web based solution. The news is positive as it indicates
SAP and Hewlett-Packard have a vested interest in the web and expect to deliver
a host of business efficiency solutions.