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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI for Business Intelligence Certification Report


SAP's business intelligence solution, SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

core component of sap bi  bulk or even the core of the functionality within the product, but if your clients require more than the average breadth of functionality from these modules, this product will stand a better than average chance of satisfying your requirements. Competitive Zone Because of the dominance and strong performance of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, there is no module located in this area. More details for the modules in the Competitive zone are available in the Functionality Benchmark section of this document. The Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

core component of sap bi  the vendors extend the core ERP system with SCM, CRM, and other collaboration solutions. Also, componentization would not only make it easier for the SAP to enhance mySAP.com but also make it easier for customers to upgrade the software. With componentization, a customer could incrementally upgrade only selected components without having to upgrade the entire solution, which usually would entail a colossal effort. Big bang implementations are becoming a matter of past and have often been cited as the Read More

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core component of sap bi  enables multiple Illuminator (a core component of the former Lighthammer CMS suite that features solid extract, transform, and load [ETL] capabilities) servers throughout the business to provide a single, unified view of enterprise information. This allows, for example, a corporate process engineer to assist plants with process problems, or a production executive to view real time manufacturing results at a number of sites from a single web browser. The Lighthammer technology connects to the three areas Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


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core component of sap bi  reliable flow of the core business processes to meet a company''s business requirements. Maintenance Management—Covers software correction packages, from discovery and retrieval to test scope optimization, possibly including optional automatic deployment into the production environment. Landscape Transformation (LT)—Bundles software and services to address transformation scenarios in a holistic way. The first release of SAP LT software already covers a number of solutions to support the execution of Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


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Navigator One for SAP Business One


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core component of sap bi  One modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s customers and partners. · Production One is targeted at companies looking to track detailed costs and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling Read More

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SAP CRM


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