While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.
designing user interfaces
the book Enterprise SOA: Designing IT for Business Innovation , by Dan Woods and Thomas Mattern (2006 O'Reilly Media). For now, it suffices to say that Project Mendocino initially enabled information workers to perform tasks, such as time management, budget monitoring, organization management, and leave management via their desktops, using features like extended application menus, an SAP-specific smart panel, and business analytics delivered via Microsoft Excel , smart business documents in Microsoft