Windows, SAP Find Wormhole in Separate Universes

    April 27, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

The world’s #1 and #3 software makers, Windows and SAP, are taking aim at uniting previously unconnected desktop and business applications with “Mendocino,” to be released late this year.

Mendocino will link up Microsoft’s Office suite and SAP software allowing users to transfer data from back end processes to front end processes.

This will help shave off an estimated 25 to 35 percent of their time spent searching for key information needed for processes such as time management, budget monitoring, and travel and expense management.

The partnership is not without demand. Shai Agassi, president of SAP Product and Technology Group said people have been asking for the bridge between desktop and enterprise systems for a while.

Jeff Raikes, group VP for the Information Worker Business at Microsoft said, “”When you think of the desktop and enterprise applications, they are almost separate universes.”

Without the bridging of the two systems, he continued, “”The net result is lost time and sub-optimal performance,” he said.