SAP has announced a major shift in its approach to software-as-a-service (SaaS), in a move intended to help it catch up to SaaS leaders such as Salesforce.com.

Under the new strategy, announced on Wednesday at the OnDemand Europe conference in Amsterdam, SAP will adapt its Large Enterprise on Demand product to allow end-user organisations to mix traditional software in with the online services. Online services will be much more tightly integrated with SAP's core Business Suite product, a spokesman for the company told ZDNet UK.

Source: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1...9663087,00.htm

I think SAP will take the lead over Salesforce now.