SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly quite open approach of broad development alliances, company acquisitions, Internet portals development, and a deep, new relationship with IBM for both technology sharing as well as bolstering IBM Consulting’s support for SAP’s new multiple mySAP.com™ initiatives. 'Collaborative' and 'SAP' were not two words you might have ever seen in the same article. You’re seeing it now.
- SAP snared former Siebel Systems General Manager Michael S. Park to lead the mySAP CRM efforts, something of a coup and a sign of the strength and scope of SAP's vision. In July 2001, in something of a coup-de-ett, SAP surprised the enterprise software world by announcing that Baan , long one of its fiercest competitors, was going to embed technology from SAP Portals within the iBaan Portal solution, and that Baan was joining the advisory board of SAP Portals. This month, SAP announced the release of