During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).
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partnerships with content partners, OEM partners, technology partners and system integrator partners. Since SAP announced the formation of SAP Portals in April, the company has been working closely with CorporateYahoo ! to develop joint enterprise portal solutions. The solutions should enable global enterprises to improve productivity and create efficiencies by providing employees, customers and partners with a single place from which to access all the information, applications and services they need