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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

it maintenance costs sap  fixing the asset when it breaks down. If the cost of failure is low but the cost of maintenance is high, one has to minimize the amount of maintenance required and this may again be best done by waiting for the asset to break before expending any maintenance cost. Where the cost of failure is high and the cost of maintenance is low, one logically has to be more proactive and accept more maintenance cost in order to insure that the asset will not fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy 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 maintenance costs sap  systems, enabling intersystem communication. It allows central data maintenance to group logically related objects and distribute these concurrently into designated systems. Automated publish and subscribe models ensure that the right information is easily and cost-effectively delivered to the right destination. Further, with its data consolidation, harmonization, maintenance, and distribution mechanisms for SAP and non-SAP solutions, SAP MDM aims at helping companies derive even more value from their 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

it maintenance costs sap  time, many customers realize it will take at least a decade for market battles to play out over system architectures, new middleware, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology standards, as experience teaches us, see Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture . Lastly, many customers are concerned that choosing one vendor will leave them with a potentially weak or unviable solution in the coming shake out. Although existing enterprise systems'' customers are a Read More...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

it maintenance costs sap  alternatives to the public. It is an experienced Bryan, Texas-based (US), third-party maintenance and support provider for former PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards products (which were recently acquired by Oracle .) The company has been PeopleSoft-focused since its creation a few years ago by former PeopleSoft managers, and has received considerable attention in the last several months by offering lower-cost support contracts to PeopleSoft customers—a cost that is about half the price PeopleSoft would have 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 maintenance costs sap  the project is implemented, IT also needs a smooth process for transitioning the implementation into operations where knowledge acquired during the project thus far can be transferred and managed to facilitate software deployment and ongoing maintenance phases. Effective Solution Operations with SAP Solution Manager As part of its efforts to support the application life cycle as defined by ITIL v3, SAP offers the Run SAP methodology, which provides best practices, content, services, training, and tools Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

it maintenance costs sap  discuss, is how expensive it will be to go back on maintenance if you decide to drop it. Some will say that you cannot go back on maintenance, but the phrase money talks is a key one to remember. Most vendors will allow you to go back on maintenance if you pay a penalty and come up to a supportable release level. Understand this option before you make a final decision to drop maintenance. If you drop maintenance, what then? Your software will still require some maintenance. Questions will need Read More...
The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It
ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to

it maintenance costs sap  a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy industry purchasing Read More...
SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation
SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with

it maintenance costs sap  management solution to improve IT operations efficiency. The SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, which is a deliverable of SAP Enterprise Support and does not involve additional cost, can be accessed in terms of business roles, lifecycle phase, or delivery method. The value maps are considered an additional dimension organized by customer challenges such as security or data volume management. Similar to a vehicle navigation system, the task for value maps is to discover the best route and put into 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 maintenance costs sap  developing SAP R/3, although it will continue to provide maintenance and support until 2009, and will offer customer-specific maintenance after that, for a price. The replacement, mySAP ERP (SAP''s core ERP solution, which now runs on SAP NetWeaver), includes improved functionality for business process management (BPM), and serves as a foundation for companies transitioning to SOA (see Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver ). In 2005, SAP launched an adoption program to help companies with this transition, and the Read More...
Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS
Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating

it maintenance costs sap  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. Read More...
SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform
During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a

it maintenance costs sap  more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance management, risk and compliance, and analytics applications, which are being progressively rolled out. Available on iTunes, users can download the application and be able to plan, budget, and forecast from their mobile devices, a core improvement to provide users with the 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 maintenance 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...
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 maintenance 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...
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset

it maintenance costs sap  Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More...

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