December 12, 2000, 8:41 AM — SAP AG today announced plans to upgrade a version of its R/3 application suite
tailored for publishers, broadcasters and other media companies.
The SAP Media upgrade, due out next month, will include new ties to SAP's Business
Information Warehouse software for data warehousing, analysis and reporting.
SAP said it also is adding expanded language support plus the ability to manage
sales of online advertising for companies that operate Web sites.
SAP didn't disclose pricing on the SAP Media package, which includes core R/3
financial, logistics and human resources applications along with media-specific sales
and distribution software.
In a separate announcement today, SAP said it's now shipping an R/3-based SAP
Service Provider application package aimed at professional services companies such as
consulting, recruiting and auditing firms.