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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have significantly increased the risk of doing business. To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. Learn how such a solution can streamline the planning process and help reduce business risk.

broader value chain perspective sap  of decisions by understanding broader decision impact. Deliver Alerts About Deviations from Performance Targets Today''s supply chain managers and executives are busy people. They don''t want to spend time surveying dashboards, no matter how well-designed. Instead, they need to manage by exception - driving immediate attention to the real issues requiring informed action. With SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management, deviations are indicated via alerts, and interdependencies across metrics Read More

PeopleSoft's Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 2: User Recommendations


Having stashed almost $1.7 billion in cash, PeopleSoft’s thirst does not seem to be quenched by the recent buy-back of Momentum Business Applications, an R&D firm it created and spun off in 1998. While the speculations about the next acquisition candidate abound, many supply chain companies have been dolling themselves up hoping to catch one of the most eligible bachelor’s eye.

broader value chain perspective sap  and Oracle feature much broader functionality footprint, which, with their impending endeavors to complete re-architecting their products, may position them better than PeopleSoft in the future. To be fair, PeopleSoft has already achieved a strong presence in the supply chain space, owing to its ongoing commitment to this sector. Although it has attempted a new tack of addressing manufacturers'' needs by focusing its solutions on only a handful industries such as: Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), High-Tech, Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One should imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will attempt to enshroud in its xApps will be. In practice, the drawbacks of heterogeneous environment will not be eliminated – while communication between disparate applications will be eased, matching the business model across these remains the challenge and remains subject to individuals’ business acumen.

broader value chain perspective sap  integration provider, given a broader SAP portfolio scope places many integration problems in SAP''s camp, even when the domain knowledge resides in the partner''s organization. To that end, SAP should promptly articulate how, for example, problem reporting and escalation will work and who will be in charge/owner of which part of the solution. Given a number of conceited competing firms in case, one should expect a contest for the most favored system integration partner in this arrangement. In order to Read More

Integrating Customer Relationship Management through Software As A Service


The customer relationship management (CRM) market is changing. Over half the market is served by small vendors. Fully integrated business suites like NetSuite standalone solutions like salesforce.com, are heeding the demand for software as a service, but they are approaching the market with very different market strategies.

broader value chain perspective sap  integration of CRM into broader suites of business applications (including accounting, supply chain management, and other horizontal and vertical operational systems) is appealing to many Fortune 2000 companies. But how important is a comprehensive suite of business applications from a single vendor to small and medium companies? That''s one of the primary areas where a fully integrated business suite like NetSuite and a standalone CRM solution like salesforce.com have very different go-to-market Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i


The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage and sell their products to other companies and customers on-line.

broader value chain perspective sap  offerings should have a broader value proposition when bundled with the A2i PCM technology. A2i PCM technology helps companies record the correct product data and push it throughout the channel to avoid, for example, overstocking or under-stocking of often incorrect product data. In other words, SAP gains PIM software, which aggregates and organizes item-related data from multiple application sources, and data synchronization/syndication tools, which let manufacturers and suppliers synchronize items with Read More

n.Skep


The n.SKEP solution suite enables a company to view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data. Supply chain managers are given a clear vision of the alternatives so they can easily make the right decisions. n.SKEP covers all supply chain processes at the strategic and tactical levels, as well as at the operation level, and enables drawing up multilevel forecasts, planning, optimization of distribution, and production. n.SKEP solutions enable information sharing between users via the intranet or Internet, warning them if any changes are made by anyone, and allowing synchronization of all relevant data. By using Single Click Collaborative technology, each click by a user enables immediate recalculation of all parameters impacted at all supply chain levels, while minimizing the number of clicks helps make n.SKEP more user friendly.  

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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

broader value chain perspective sap  Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market''s Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier Read More

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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

broader value chain perspective sap  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More

Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth


For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

This white paper looks at the importance of cash flow management, especially vital for mid-market companies in the current economic landscape. Due to their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial cushion than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error, a thinner cushion for tough financial situations, and a smaller investment pool for funding growth.

Download the guide for more information on why you should optimize supply chain operations to improve cash flow, including explanations on how seeking out supply chain efficiencies, managing cash flow through managing inventory, and investing in new technologies can help your bottom line.

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Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to manage these risks.

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