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SAP Jam Collaboration delivers secure collaboration where you work – inside your applications, on your mobile device, or in SAP Jam Collaboration itself. Break down barriers between teams, eliminate information silos, and bring social tools into any business process.
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2010. SAP launches StreamWork
SAP seems to be adapting to the SaaS world. Less than 2 months since the introduction of SaaS product 12Sprints public beta, the company is launching the commercial version under the new name StreamWork. Yes, there are already some bugs in it (i.e. it doesn't support Chrome) but this is the right SaaS strategy: you launch a service -> get feedback -> quickly fix the bugs. StreamWork is positioned as a service for online brainstorming and decision-making. It's like Google Wave, but more structured and specialized for a particular task. Good news is that SAP StreamWork tends to be open. It supports the Open Social and can get data from other applications through the RESTful services. Thanks to this openness SAP StreamWork has already attracted many partners who have integrated their products into StreamWork. Thus, in StreamWork activities you can use the files in your Box.net account, or notes from Evernote. And any content in StreamWork can be viewed online in Scribd viewer. In addition, right from StreamWork you can launch Webex web-conferencing session and it will be logged in the activity. Perhaps even more interesting that StreamWork developers promise to integrate this service with the main SAP products: ERP, CRM, BI, enterprise portal. Users will be able to add content from these corporate systems into StreamWork for more effective decision-making. StreamWork pricing also looks "SaaS-ready". There is a free version limited to 250 MB and 5 open activities (created by one person. while he may participate in an unlimited number of activities created by others). Professional Edition costs $9 per month per user.