SAP announced an upgrade for it’s All-In-One (A1) solution for small and mid-sized businesses.
It will be based on mySAP ERP 2005 and NetWeaver (and thus be “SOA-enabled”), which is not a surprise.
What I find interesting is that it will also include CRM-capabilities. mySAP CRM as a standalone solution is surely not efficient and affordable for the mid-market, a CRM that is integrated into the core ERP-system (which contains some CRM-related functionality anyway) is just what they want.
To deliver a modern and easy to use GUI with the “NetWeaver Business Client” (aka Project Muse) is also a good idea in a market where you compete with Microsoft.
Besides, there are some rumours that SAP will also bring a completely new ERP-system for SMBs, perhaps in an on-demand model.