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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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Cutting IT and Application Support Costs


With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

it costs sap  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company 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.

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SAP Upgrade Success Story


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SAP Business ByDesign


SAP Business ByDesign is an on-demand solution with built-in support for mill-based industries. It's a comprehensive and flexible business management software that can help enhance growth, productivity, and collaboration, while offering lower, more predictable information technology (IT) costs. With SAP Business ByDesign, manufacturing companies gain complete visibility across the supply chain—integrating suppliers, customers, manufacturing, and logistics. You can impact the top-line by managing strategic procurement, product engineering, and quality. You can impact the bottom-line through built-in analytics that provide visibility into customer and product profitability. SAP Business ByDesign is a complete and adaptable solution designed to meet the needs of companies like yours, including: Financials management reporting and compliance—Generate trusted, up-to-date data that lets you perform financial reporting, make informed management decisions, and enable regulatory compliance. IT on demand—Reduce costs and increase control with a single, flexible business management solution. Customer sales, service delivery, and support—Use customer relationship management processes to improve service   through a new understanding of costs and profitability. Workforce management—Enhance human resources (HR) operations and maximize employee potential. Procurement—Strengthen relationships with suppliers and streamline purchasing processes. Supply chain—Cut costs and improve effectiveness of supplier relationships and logistics, including automated request for quotation (RFQ) process.

it costs sap  and enable regulatory compliance. IT on demand—Reduce costs and increase control with a single, flexible business management solution. Customer sales, service delivery, and support—Use customer relationship management processes to improve service   through a new understanding of costs and profitability. Workforce management—Enhance human resources (HR) operations and maximize employee potential. Procurement—Strengthen relationships with suppliers and streamline purchasing processes. Supply Read More

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


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SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist


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SAP HANA


SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

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Challenges related to IT management and development revolve around the need for continuous research to improve products and technologies; the need to improve business and service models to increase return on investment (ROI); and, if necessary, the need to outsource IT management and development to nearshore and offshore destinations.

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