Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its "New Dimension" products line, which initially includes independent business applications for Supply Chain Management, Client Relationship Management (CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), and e-Commerce."New Dimension" and "Industry-Specific" products (particularly "SAP BW" and "SAP HR") will be significant contributors to SAP sales revenue...
been either late-to-market ( SAP B2B ) or have poor functionality ( SAP APO ), or both (CRM product suite), compared to equivalent niche players' products (Ariba, i2, Siebel, respectively). Fig. 3 Vendor Predictions Slower annual growth (10%-20%) in 1999 (see ERP Vendors Annual Growth Chart), however higher than those of most competitors, market share expected to grow to 35% by year 2003 (70% probability). New Dimension and Industry-Specific products (particularly SAP BW and SAP HR ) will be