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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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The Power of One


The typical mid-market company that has roughly $350 million in annual revenue, has not fully automated its business processes, and would gladly give up its legacy systems if everything could work from one server, and give the executives the information they need in the process. Another opinion in the dilemma - the one-stop shop versus best-of breed concept.

erp power of sap  all of the major ERP vendors now have an integration story of their own. The focus on integration stems from the fact that businesses have business processes that they are attempting to manage. These processes extend beyond the natural boundaries of the applications historically available on the market. To further complicate matters, as organizations set out to automate additional processes within sales, marketing, and service, or extended their reach using the Internet, they often deployed point Read More

Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts


Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result of these products being seen as dead ends, many competitors have been scrambling to offer all sorts of incentives to switch to the still disconcerted two camps of existing customers.

erp power of sap  a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com Predrag Jakovljevic is a research director with TechnologyEvaluation.com (TEC), with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He has nearly Read More

Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems


With increased mergers and acquisitions at the global level, organizations have started recognizing the benefits of upgrading to a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform and a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Learn how different approaches to ERP system and architecture upgrades can help your company drive down costs, raise employee productivity, and produce meaningful business process improvement.

erp power of sap  insight from the SAP ERP application, you have the power needed to adapt quickly and cost effectively to changing business, market, and industry requirements with ERP solutions. Source: SAP Resources Related to Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems ERP System is also known as : ERP Software , ERP Platform , mySAP ERP , ERP Upgrade Options , SAP ERP Software Solution , Enterprise Read More

The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM


The product development life cycle - innovate, conceptualize, plan, design, procure, produce, deliver, service, and retire - naturally includes multiple people, operating in multiple departments, and typically from multiple companies, each with locations in multiple countries around the world. Solving inherent difficulties that result from managing this complexity are the raison d’être for PLM solutions.

erp power of sap  will diminish as the ERP vendors continue to improve their PLM functionality, collaborative capabilities and accessibility and add universal interfaces, including the new Web service standards to facilitate access and integration of data outside their own environment. Thus, the PLM vendors need to establish as strong a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors catch up, despite PLM''s proven staying power within IT departments. Especially the remaining tier two and three, Read More

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.

erp power of sap  away from its traditional ERP mindset and is moving in a direction to penetrate more prospective markets, such as e-Business, supply chain management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It has even abandoned its proverbial stubborn policy of only developing functionally superior software in-house. To that end, SAP has become more focused on partnerships and working with other vendors that specialize in e-business software. The recent partnerships with Yahoo ! and Ascential Software along 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.

erp power of sap  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. Read More

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).

erp power of sap  synchronized with either SAP ERP or SAP APO transactional information and planning processes, while integrated analytics provide visibility into the aforementioned supply chain variability factors. The system is able to measure, visualize, and act on these sources of variability, while what-if simulation capabilities help with regard to continuous improvement of customer service levels, i.e., increased order fill rates and on-time delivery and reduced out-of-stocks and order lead-time variability. Other Read More

ERP in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy


Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance.

erp power of sap  Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance. Read More

SAP ERP for SME: Not Just for the SME


This Aberdeen Axis Analyst Insight presents vendor-specific highlights from the ERP in Manufacturing Aberdeen Axis published in June 2009 and focuses specifically on SAP small to medium size enterprise (SME) offerings. With its dominant market share, it was not surprising to find SAP to be “market-ready,” but it is a bit surprising to see where SME products are landing. Find out why in this Aberdeen AXIS Analyst Insight.

erp power of sap  ERP for SME: Not Just for the SME This Aberdeen Axis Analyst Insight presents vendor-specific highlights from the ERP in Manufacturing Aberdeen Axis published in June 2009 and focuses specifically on SAP small to medium size enterprise (SME) offerings. With its dominant market share, it was not surprising to find SAP to be “market-ready,” but it is a bit surprising to see where SME products are landing. Find out why in this Aberdeen AXIS Analyst Insight. Read More

The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

erp power of sap  rather than a throwback ERP vendor, its customers are not necessarily impressed by that. Would customers rather have their hefty annual service and support dollars spent on germane industry-specific capabilities that they badly need, or on a new generic whiz-bang technology platform that requires yet another wave of migrations from R/3- and NetWeaver-based systems that they have only just gotten to work? Do they even appreciate that their supposed enterprise applications provider is becoming a database 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.

erp power of sap  its proverbially unwieldy R/3 ERP product more granular and open. It has also delivered attractive ERP-adjacent components that harness its latest technology foundations, given the demand has been moving from the center to the outskirts of any enterprise, and interest in solutions that promote collaborative communication throughout the entire value chain is ever-rising. SAP is by no means the only vendor trying to oblige enterprises in their mindset of increasingly seeking business process-oriented Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

erp power of sap  of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. *This is Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides Read More

Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.


Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing "Unity" voice-messaging product to target Lotus Notes Domino R5.

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Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and bi-directional transactions such as e-business or gaming.

erp power of sap  enable wireless carriers and enterprises to extend their capabilities to wireless devices, announced the availability of Interactive Menus, a new capability of the TCS Short Message Service Center (SMSC) for TDMA, CDMA and GSM networks. Market Impact The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and, bi-directional transactions such as e-business or Read More

Tailoring SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes


The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management.

erp power of sap  intensive. Today''s environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management. Read More