SAP’s Big Freeze

The global economic crisis is inducing panic in SAP (and Business Objects) customers and SAP is responding. According to a blog entry posted yesterday on the Wall Street Journal, a hiring freeze has been put into effect, third party expenses such as training have been slashed, and internal non-customer facing travel is out of the question. Recently, I asked a friend at Business Objects what the number one reason for losing deals was. Expecting to hear the name of a competitor, etc., I was instead told that their greatest competitor isn’t another vendor, it’s “no decision”. Companies are clearly tightening belts.

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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