Microsoft and SAP Combine SharePoint and ERP

Mark J

Updated · Feb 02, 2011

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) are combing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with SAP's ERP applications, according to PC World. The new offering, Duet Enterprise, will be sold though a new joint partner program. The software connection appears to be a re-launch of a six-year-old partnership between the two IT giants.

“Duet Enterprise provides tools and preconfigured content that helps speed up the development of composite applications for SAP and SharePoint, according to an SAP document. Other features include single sign-on, management and monitoring tools, and support for offline usage.

“Customers can create ‘collaborative workspaces that present information from SAP applications to users of Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office,' the document adds. Duet Enterprise also enables workflow integrations, such as allowing users to handle approval requests from an SAP application from within Outlook or SharePoint.”

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