Labor day weekend: 3 short stories
Alex goldman reports for internetnews.com that erp giant sap has increased its stakeholding in saf to a majority position. This retail software provider’s products have been embedded in sap’s retail solution since 2002. Saf’s 2008 sales were slightly over $19 million.
Seibel systems founder attacked by charging elephant
Internetnews.com’s andy patrizio reports that billionaire founder of seibel systems, while on safari in tanzania, was a victim of an elephant attack. He and his guide were 200 yards away from an elephant herd when suddenly one broke from the herd and charged. Seibel suffered broken ribs and a gorged left leg and a crushed right leg. He spent 18 days in four separate hospitals in nairobi before returning home. Wheelchair bound, reconstructive surgery and physical therapy are the next steps in his recovery.
Bpm: europe exceeds us in its adoption
Back in 1996 michael hammer wrote ‘reengineering the corporation’. Joerg heistermann, ids scheer ceo of the americas, stated, “once bpm became the buzz in the boardrooms around the world, because of the hammer book, the business changed and in the 1990s sap began to roll. Many of our implementations complemented sap.” The chemical companies, financial institutions, and auto makers of germany were first adopters.