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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

direct maintenance costs sap  that some of their direct and likely competitors may be the ERP likes of Oracle , IFS, Intentia, SAP, and Ramco Systems that offer more integrated ERP and EAM capabilities like automated maintenance scheduling, tracking, and management; remote diagnostics; RCM; fleet and facility management and planning; centralized access to engineering data; parts planning, sourcing, valuation and category spend management; asset performance reporting, and so on. Nevertheless, enterprises from the above-mentioned Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

direct maintenance costs sap  and SAP staff have direct access to Solution Manager 7 Release Notes. Thus, 100 percent of this support and reporting functionality is likely to be used. Smaller companies will most likely use the system transport function and will often neglect the documentation function (or just use it for the most basic documents, e.g., request and specification sheets). On the other hand, larger corporations, which are bound by laws and regulations (anyone heard of the US Food and Drug Administration [FDA]?) and/or Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

direct maintenance costs sap  approach focuses primarily on direct data exchange between reader hardware and business applications, to allow enough intelligence from Intel''s readers to be fed directly into SAP. When developed, this approach will include RFID-enabled supply chain execution (SCE) with mySAP Supply Chain Management ( mySAP SCM ), including an integration of partner devices and partner-based device management, and a composite platform based on SAP NetWeaver that plugs into partners'' device management, administration, and Read More

SAP AG - ERP Leader with a "New Dimension"


Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its "New Dimension" products line, which initially includes independent business applications for Supply Chain Management, Client Relationship Management (CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), and e-Commerce."New Dimension" and "Industry-Specific" products (particularly "SAP BW" and "SAP HR") will be significant contributors to SAP sales revenue...

direct maintenance costs sap  of workforce), very strong direct sales force (18% of employees), excellent informal corporate culture that nurtures creativity of employees. Strong technology, very broad and deep core ERP solution (R/3), together with an excellent reputation for innovation (very healthy new product flow) and formidable support & maintenance infrastructure. The entire product suite has been developed in-house, thereby eliminating integration problems, experienced by competitors in their acquisitions'' aftermath. Fig. 2 Read More

How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues


SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance customers are committed to service contracts, but only to a point. New options are thus available.

direct maintenance costs sap  allows the customers to direct business process innovation while maintaining the stability of their core ERP systems. Further, SAP enhancement packages for mySAP ERP meet customer requirements for support innovation without disruption to day-to-day business operations. This makes it simpler and faster for SAP''s clients to adopt new product functionality, industry-specific features, and enterprise services, while protecting them from the complexity of multiple upgrades. Enhancements to mySAP ERP will be Read More

SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part


SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However, negative license revenue growth in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, and net profit restatement owing to the investment in money burning Commerce One, may give rise to a careful scrutiny and moderate caution.

direct maintenance costs sap  by agreements with a direct competitor - see It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows ). In addition to TEC''s analysis of SAP''s rationale to be more open to the best-of-breed concept and interconnectivity to other systems (see SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? ), there is also the potential benefit of SAP being perceived as being comfortable (rather than uptight) and secure in its products capabilities, and of being able to admit that the others can sometimes have something better to Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

direct maintenance costs sap  directories, such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Finally, the PCM system must provide master/slave capabilities to enable a global 24/7 deployment consisting of both staging and publishing servers. This is Part Two of a five-part note. Part One began the event summary. Part Three will cover the market impact. Part Four will look at SAP and A2i. Part Five will discuss challenges and make user recommendations. SAP MDM The A2i acquisition follows the late 2003 announcement of the release Read More

SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

direct maintenance costs sap  a rare change of direction, and as proof that SAP does listen to its customer base, SAP responded by rolling back the additional charge for SAP Fiori. SAP will also offer a portfolio of UX services including design, rapid deployment, and custom development subject to a separate fee. SAP is making the tools and modern design guidelines for UX development available for developers to create their own solutions, which includes portions of the SAPUI5 framework as open source code. SAP also announced the beta Read More

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

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Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics


Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning.

direct maintenance costs sap  Planning... Getting Back to Basics Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. 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.

direct maintenance costs sap  which provides a partner directory, catalog-based buying and selling of services, business collaboration with the SAP community and information exchange forums. These three elements together are devised to form SAP''s service infrastructure covering the entire life cycle of an e-Business solution. CRM - Through SAP Solutions Subsidiary  With mySAP CRM 2.0 , SAP delivered a CRM product that was only strong enough to attract the business within the installed base. However, with the release of mySAP CRM Read More

Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA


In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations.

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PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available


PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details from the PTC Live Global 2014 conference.

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The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


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