On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.
management of human capital
(SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It has even abandoned its proverbial stubborn policy of only developing functionally superior software in-house. To that end, SAP has become more focused on partnerships and working with other vendors that specialize in e-business software. The recent partnerships with Yahoo ! and Ascential Software along with recently renewed wedding vows with Commerce One speak in that regard. Possibly tarnishing this image, though, could be SAP's very recent decision