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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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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 support costs sap  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 Read More

No Yawn Intended: Enterprise Applications Giant Introduces a Mid-tier Support Choice


Many market observers might yawn at SAP's recent Premium Support announcement, but users increasingly appreciate more choice and certainty, and may take notice of what the market leader is trying to do with this middle-of-the-road support option.

it support costs sap  to optimize the user''s IT environment, support infrastructure, or business processes; potential risks and opportunities are identified, and the customer receives a formal report and individual plan for improvements. SAP pledges to provide Customer Competency Center (CCC) setup advice in the assessment section. Assisting customers in optimizing their CCC operation is a strong component of the assessment provided as part of Premium Support. As a corollary, support advisors can also assist the customer with 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.

it support costs sap  with the business of IT to support managing the application management life cycle. SAP''s Approach to Enterprise Architecture To help organizations move from their current enterprise architecture to one that can support today''s demands, SAP offers the SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework methodology, which supports SOA. Patterned on the TOGAF standard, this framework describes an architecture based on the four domains of business, information, application, and technology. To speed architecture 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.

it support costs sap  studies to determine whether it is worthwhile for them to opt for the entire package, considering that SAP support is available in a piecemeal format. Customers would benefit from approaching SAP and asking for more concrete examples of product developments, such as advisors'' deliverables, proof of concept, early adopters'' benefits, or conflict of interest preemption, for example. There is no universal solution to the problems inherent in customer software S&M contracts, but prospective clients should Read More

SAP Upgrade Success Story


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Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy


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NEC to Inflate SAP Business ByDesign Tires


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it support costs sap  by NEC Corp. that it has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP to integrate the SAP Business ByDesign solution with its global cloud-based ERP services. The new offering, NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign , will leverage the cloud ERP solution from SAP and the cloud deployment capabilities from NEC to offer subsidiaries of large corporations and SMEs a solution for gaining insights into real-time enterprise-wide operations.   This OEM agreement Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


Not many are aware of SAP’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Most recently in its bid to grow its number of SME customers, SAP has announced general availability of SAP Business One 9.0, the version of Business One for SAP HANA.

it support costs sap  to add capabilities as it grows. Edge solutions being announced at CeBIT included the following new solutions and updates:   SAP InfiniteInsight, Edge modeling and analytics editions (following SAP’s recent acquisition of KXEN ) brings predictive analytics to a broad spectrum of users, including line-of business (LoB) users. SAP IQ software, Edge edition , will help SMEs accelerate their access to analytics with a data warehouse solution. Edge edition of SAP solutions for enterprise information Read More

The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level


Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring failure.

it support costs sap  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring 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.

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SAP


Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software.

it support costs sap  more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software. Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


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SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2


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