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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
September 24, 2014

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

Bradmark Technologies has announced a new Readiness Assessment services program to support new and existing SAP database operations looking to grow or scale their IT infrastructure.

SAP has made updates to its solutions for enterprise information management (EIM) that provide enhanced support for big data sources, integration with SAP Lumira software for data discovery, as well as data protection and masking capabilities for better information governance. The solutions help customers put data to work by allowing them to have up-to-date, accurate information supporting their decisions.

SAP has agreed to acquire Concur, a provider of travel and expense (T&E) management software, for $8.3 billion. "The acquisition of Concur is consistent with our relentless focus on the business network," said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, in a statement released by the company. "We are making a bold move to innovate the future of business within and between companies. With Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur, SAP is the undisputed business network company."

ISUG-Tech News and Information

Bradmark and ISUG-TECH Form Multi-Year Partnership Agreement

ISUG-TECH and Bradmark Technologies, a provider of data management solutions for SAP customers, have announced a multi-year partnership agreement and sponsorship of the ISUG-TECH 2015 conference in Atlanta, GA. "We recognize and support the building of a strong user community through local, regional and virtual engagements by sharing ideas, solutions and insights into SAP database technologies", said Brad Tashenberg, president and CEO, Bradmark Technologies. "Working with ISUG-TECH provides us a platform to showcase our valued expertise in SAP database management to help users solve problems effectively, while expanding their IT objectives."