Tigerpaw is moving from a system of perpetual concurrent user licenses on a module by module basis to one low-priced SaaS option with everything included. While customers who have already invested in the licenses are not being forced to switch to SaaS, Tigerpaw will be offering them incents to do so.
With a view to both expanding the number of skilled ByDesign people available to partners, and sharpening partners’ ability to use and extend the solution, SAP has launched several ByDesign initiatives, including a partner enablement portal and collaborative tool, and a certification program through Open SAP.
Dell indicated good progress on their green fields discount initiative, overall commercial business, and partner education efforts. While the number of partners using Dell financing jumped considerably in Q1, the company wants more participation there. Plus, still no firm date on when Dell will team up with SYNNEX in Canada.