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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

core component of sap  the following are the core APO modules, all of which share the same data model, and in many cases the same or similar user interface (UI): DP—Demand Planning SNP—Supply Network Planning PP/DS—Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling SNC—Supply Network Collaboration GATP—Global ATP CIF—Common Interface Function, to provide integration between APO and ERP One could create a similar list of modules and capabilities for the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) offerings by JDA Software Read More

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


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

core component of sap  its software solutions outside core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers beyond its humongous install base. SAP strategy is to decouple systems into components, to transactionally connect them through exchanges, and to present the information to users through portals. To that end, SAP has identified the following product lines as main pillars of its product strategy: Portals - through its SAP Portals subsidiary Market places/Internet exchanges - through its SAPMarkets subsidiary SCM - Read More

Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach


IT has long been seen as one of the best ways to address the challenges of the business environment. Yet the complexity and rigidity of IT infrastructure keep IT from fully serving the business. IT could better help serve your customers and reduce business costs if it were provided as a service. Find out more about IT service management standards and best practices, with a focus on SAP’s approach to IT optimization.

core component of sap  Adapt Processes with preintegrated core processes and the ability to quickly compose applications from existing resources using SOA-based development Empower and Connect People with business processes based on proven best practices that are delivered in the right user context across more than 25 industry solution portfolios Manage and Deliver Information by consolidating information across business processes and leveraging built-in analytics for performance and governance While a full discussion of the Read More

Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

core component of sap  Oracle regards as four core customer facing activities, namely: Customer Interaction Management, Customer Service Management, Sales Management and Marketing Management. We consider this somewhat insufficient. Although these OBM''s will provide some help to implementation, Oracle should have focused on vertical industries, like Siebel, and SAP typically do, rather than task specific, horizontal functionality. It is unlikely that for example a discount retailer and a stock market broker require the same CRM Read More

Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver


The capabilities of SAP NetWeaver and its peer service-enabled platforms, which were originally transaction and integration platforms, have lately been expanded to include composition and business process-oriented capabilities, such as master data management and business process management.

core component of sap  thus remains at the core of BPP, and will be the unifying platform for the industry ecosystem. One of the primary differences between NetWeaver as an integration platform and the more encompassing BPP is the emphasis of the latter on the SAP enterprise services repository (ESR). The ESR will contain not only the definitions of services, but also the definitions of business processes that utilize those services, and which are in turn implemented as business objects. SAP ESR thus serves as the common Read More

Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective


For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI.

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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

core component of sap  Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies Introduction Sales training is a critical component contributing to the success of most technology companies. For sales and training executives and managers, assessing and selecting from among the many sales training and methodology providers can be a daunting task. However, sales training is a significant (and, from a financial reporting standpoint, often a financially material ) Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

core component of sap  it largely fits SAP’s core competencies and has experience with developing this sort of specialized ERP solution. But core retail functionality from the store on out was perceived as a weakness of SAP’s for a long time. To be fair, there had not been a provider of unified enterprise retail solutions until a few years ago—until that time, the market consisted of non-integrated, point solutions. SAP for Retail: Beginnings SAP’s involvement in developing a retail solution actually predates the SAP Read More

Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades


For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs).

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Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series


As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and

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SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP. com

core component of sap  allegedly integrated with their core ERP systems. SAP revenue is recently driven by service and maintenance, with almost flat license revenue. Steady growth from previous years will be very difficult to maintain, simply by virtue of the Company size. Dubious Partnerships : While SAP may have so far failed in its attempt to transition quickly to new CRM and e-commerce technologies, it has recently been making moves in the right direction to remain competitive in the new economy. We endorse SAP''s recent Read More

The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions


Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change.

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State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions.

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Analysis of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail


Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating support costs.

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NEC to Inflate SAP Business ByDesign Tires


A new offering, NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign, will leverage the cloud ERP solution from SAP and the cloud deployment capabilities from NEC to offer subsidiaries of large corporations and SMEs a solution for gaining insights into real-time enterprise-wide operations.

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