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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
July 2012

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

A benchmarking report released by SAP reveals that companies with mature mobile best practices double their operating margins and experience three times higher revenue growth compared to those with average mobile practices. The global study is comprised of more than 300 SAP customers of all sizes and across all industries such as banking, consumer products, high tech, professional services, public sector, telecommunications and utilities.

SAP AG has announced the general availability of the on-demand edition of SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere. For independent software vendors (ISVs) adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to their product portfolio or building new SaaS applications, SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition, is a data management solution that enables ISVs to build, deploy and manage cloud applications as demanded by their application and customers without having to compromise. The new product allows users to take advantage of the cloud's economies of scale while providing them with the tools they require to help ensure they can still treat each of their customers individually.

The opportunity to save $300 through early bird registration for SAP TechEd 2012 Las Vegas - which will be held at the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center October 15-19 - ends August 3. SAP TechEd provides an interactive training experience on core technology topics to help attendees attain maximum results in a few days' time, as well as an opportunity to meet with key product engineers and partners.

A brand new, 2-day, pre-PowerBuilder Developers Conference, hands-on workshop taught by PowerBuilder expert, TeamSybase member, and PowerBuilder MVP Yakov Werde has just been added to the conference line-up. In this ISUG course, attendees will learn how to design and deploy a .NET 4.0 SOA Application with WCF and PowerBuilder 12.5 - using both Classic and .NET versions of PowerBuilder.

Think About It

Websites such as MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn have brought social networking and the concept of online community to a huge cross-section of our society. Penetration and usage of these platforms may vary depending on demographic (age and geography, in particular), but no one can debate the impact of Facebook and Twitter on both everyday life and on society in general.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

eLearnIT LLC, a global independent provider of SAP Sybase PowerBuilder developer eTraining, Seminars and Workshops, in cooperation with the International Sybase User Group (ISUG), a trade association representing more than 8,000 members in more than 60 countries around the globe, has announced the general availability of its Advanced PowerBuilder for Professionals eTraining series.