SAP and VMware announce a virtualization pact, and Larry Dignan asks if this makes ERP implementations easier. Not much. Likely help in server performance(and therefore data center and hosting costs), but not much in implementation labor savings.
Sizing and provisioning and administering hardware is a very small part of labor in an SAP implementation. Process design, table configuration, data conversion, integration, end-user training, testing, change management - are the big bad boys.
If VMware can help in those areas I need to go buy stock in the company...high as it already is. And short the systems integrators.