The battle between Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and IBM goes far beyond applications -- it goes right into the technology stack or the enterprise infrastructure. As a result, these vendors are drilling down deeper to compete with each other.
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is designed to integrate SAP business processes—such as time management, budget monitoring, organizational management, and travel and expense (T&E) management—directly into Microsoft Office. For example, with the new product, information workers should be able to use extended application menus and select process options and information in the SAP-specific smart panel. It should also synchronize information between Microsoft Exchange Server and SAP, retrieve SAP information in Microsoft Excel , and