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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 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

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 support 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

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

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 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, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

it support costs sap  a completely flexible schema, it must also support multiple classification schemes, user-defined taxonomy hierarchies of arbitrary depth with category-specific attributes, multiple simultaneous taxonomies, and drag-and-drop taxonomy editing capabilities that allow the taxonomy of the fully populated repository to be completely restructured and refined over time. Intelligent image management . Any system can easily store an image as a binary large object (BLOB). By contrast, the proper PCM system must Read More

SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier Software for approximately $400 million USD in cash. TopTier’s products are already integrated with SAP’s mySAP Workplace, so the acquisition should be painless and have little negative effect on SAP’s 2001 earnings per share.

it support costs sap  Impact This announcement makes it clear that SAP is intent on extending its role as the major player in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space, with footholds in business intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), e-Business, and any other area where they see a potential synergy in the future. Its efforts to become a one-stop shop will give other vendors a strong incentive to acquire or develop similar capabilities, in as many areas as they can afford. Read More

SAP ERP Market Analysis for SMB'S


As you'll discover in SAP ERP for SMB, SAP offers a range of ERP solutions for small and midsized businesses including a SaaS-based version called...

it support costs sap  standardize their processes and operations—with functionality so robust that even larger corporations are buying in. Learn how working with the world’s largest ERP vendor can make your company more efficient and competitive. Download your PDF copy of SAP ERP for SMB today! For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

it support costs sap  a new application that it will indirectly market to this segment. In charge of the development and support of these SMB solutions will be a newly formed Business Unit (BU SMB) at SAP. SAP will support its channel partners by providing training and by facilitating the transfer of relevant customization and development knowledge, aiming to create synergies and efficiencies worldwide. In addition, the existing SAP indirect sales organization will also strengthen its support to channel partners with their Read More

Computer, IT, and Software


The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, and manufacturing needs can set an example for other industries.

it support costs sap  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, 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).

it support costs sap  due to uncertainty, be it an economic, political, meteorological, or other uncertainty. The solution can perform fast order-based operational re-planning to adjust for changes to demand and supply as well as what-if simulation and analysis to resolve real and hypothetical challenges. To that end, finite materials and capacity in a multitier network are taken into consideration. Generally speaking, the key capabilities that are required for so-called response management offerings are multi-user input and Read More

SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations


Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes are a suitable fit.

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


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Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


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it support costs sap  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More

SAP Remains Solid While Transitioning


On July 20, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise business software applications, announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. Despite an 18% decrease of net income, a notable increase of license revenue in all markets worldwide was encouraging.

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