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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

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...
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,

it costs sap  third-party systems and unify it into a common data format. For example, an aircraft landing wheel assembly may be identified by the manufacturer, its suppliers, and customers in a slightly different way—the manufacturer might identify the assembly as assembly 85467 , while a supplier''s system tracks the same assembly as a330 wheel assembly. Accordingly, SAP MDM provides a framework to define the reference master data and metadata associated with this assembly so that the aircraft manufacturer, Read More...
SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100
On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that the costs of its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions

it costs sap  in December. SAP said it would disclose mySAP.com license sales in the future, something Wall Street and industry analysts have been advising the company to do in the past. Consulting revenue for the quarter grew 12% to EUR 408M from EUR 364M in the final quarter of 1998. Besides taking a hit from the STAR program and the marketing of mySAP.com, SAP said service revenue growth would likely be slower the first part of 2000 than in the past. However, SAP expects revenue for 2001 to be twice 1998''s revenue. 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 costs sap  business strategy, and simplify IT operations to reduce costs and free up resources to focus on higherlevel activities. This is the idea behind IT service management (ITSM) . While many IT organizations have yet to move forward in this regard, interest in and awareness of the potential benefits are growing. A recent IDC survey asked CIOs, IT managers, and IT professional staff to rank the importance of key drivers for adopting IT process standards or best practices. As Figure 2 shows, drivers include Read More...
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

it costs sap  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. Read More...
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

it costs sap  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. 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

it costs sap  July, SAP announced that it has acquired substantially all of A2i , Inc a Los Angeles, California-based (US), privately held software company, which, since has 1993 developed and marketed xCat , the platform for enterprise-wide product content management (PCM) and cross-media catalog publishing, but with the touted simplicity and accessibility of desktop applications. Given its leadership position and the resulting clout in the market, SAP''s decision on any technology carries a significant weight. To Read More...
IT Investments and Business Value
The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget

it costs sap  to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster. Read More...
SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies
Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users

it costs sap  tip of the iceberg: it has more than 5,000 subsidiaries of the largest chemicals companies already in its installed base, but its new global market opportunity consists of about 40,000 small-to-medium chemicals enterprises. To be fair, this is the estimated total number of global chemicals companies, according to industry associations. The target market for SAP is more in the 10,000 to 15,000 range, as the rest are very small enterprises. The giant even provides some hard facts with respect to tangible Read More...
Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?
SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace in a multiplicity of ways. First, by restructuring to develop flexibility; then, by forming key

it costs sap  of the year. However, it had only a limited success. For the last few years SAP has repeatedly lost marketing wars against Oracle. It complacently responded to Oracle''s savvy marketing with its cumbersome technical marketing in a vernacular that consisted of SAP-idiosyncratic buzzwords and acronyms not understandable to a typical business executive. While SAP has so far struggled in its attempt to develop and articulate its image and strategy for new e-commerce technologies, it has recently been making Read More...
The
During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3''s three-tier

it costs sap  SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the network in the clear, and can be captured. PeopleSoft has the same issue. The original answer to TEC''s questions to Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany, was With all the customers using SAP R/3, I have Read More...
Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.
Business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. In a separate

it costs sap  results as dramatic if it were not for the underlying reasons that may mire its long-term prospects. The fact remains that the results were better than expected, SAP remains profitable, and it is unrealistic to expect the spectacular growth of past years for the company of that size. However, it is worthwhile analyzing the reasons that SAP cited for its poor showing. First, the cost of the Star share option program, which had been previously anticipated. Fine, we will go along with this one. Second, Read More...
SAP ERP
Through the SAP ERP platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and

it costs sap  globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. 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

it costs sap  up with the trends. It is no longer the heavy SAP from a few years ago, although it continues to be a stalwart behemoth. The company has broken away from its traditional unitary ERP mindset and is moving in a direction to penetrate most of the prospective markets in the realm of e-Business. To that end, SAP''s strategy to un-bundle itself into disparate centers of excellence was with the aim to become more efficient and competitive. SAP AG, SAPMarkets and the recently announced SAP Portals reflect the Read More...

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