Nearly three years in the making SAP (NYSE: SAP) is set to rival IBM (NYSE: IBM), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and other players in the GRC (governance, risk and compliance) market with the announcement of its new software suite. As reported on PC World, SAP GRC 10.0, provides a common look and feel for all the modules, as well as user-friendly features like embedded business intelligence (BI) and a graphical risk modeling tool.
"The 10.0 release connects to other ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems in addition to SAP's, as well as software lower in the stack, such as identity management platforms from the likes of Novell and IBM, Dunham said.
"Partners are also starting to develop industry-specific content for the GRC suite, which is available through SAP's Ecohub.
"SAP competes with large vendors such as Oracle, IBM and EMC in the GRC market, as well as smaller players like Agiliance."