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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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How to Reduce Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP


Unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend SAP servers is a significant vulnerability to your SAP environment. This can put the confidential data inside your SAP systems and your entire business activity at risk—and have a negative impact on your customers. Find out how to reduce business risks and improve audit results through encrypted communication and two-factor user authentication for SAP.

manage user access sap  Local User Access , Manage User Access , Executive Summary Unencrypted communication between users'' workstations and the backend SAP servers is a significant vulnerability to your SAP environment. This can put the availability of your SAP environment, the confidential data inside your SAP systems, and your entire business activity at risk. It can have a negative impact on your customers. And it also exposes your company and its management to potential compliance issues with regulations and data privacy Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

manage user access sap  some astute toolset to manage them all. This is the reason why SAP had to invent Solution Manager. Prior to SolMan, this kind of administration was done manually (on paper) or with the help of Microsoft Excel , which was both cumbersome and error-prone (imagine what would happen if someone were to record some wrong info or worse yet, delete something critically important).  Needless to say, every company had its own system of administration, and as SAP grew, as did the number of users within these 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.

manage user access sap  requires a system to manage and automate those relationships. Thus, xCat uses SQL-based database—either Microsoft SQL Server , IBM DB2 or Oracle —only as a container to store the product information, but then xCat completely bypasses SQL for almost all access to the data—searching, sorting, querying, limiting, masking—and thus avoids the four dirty words of SQL: no cursors, no temporary files, no joins, and no views. Cross-media publishing (web and paper or CD ROM print). The appropriate PCM Read More

SAP NetWeaver Background, Direction, and User Recommendations


SAP is using NetWeaver to reach to the shop floor by aggregating and presenting information to users, thus empowering them to improve manufacturing performance. It is also addressing concerns about the lack of standards for interoperability between various systems.

manage user access sap  users, empowering them to manage and improve manufacturing performance. For more information, see Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor . When it comes to SAP''s leverage of ISA-95, the standard-based mappings are all going to be built into SAP NetWeaver''s Exchange Infrastructure ( XI ) component (i.e., the XI Business Package that will be available as part of SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence [SAP xMII] ), and there are going to be some rules (e.g., when do the messages Read More

SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


SAP’s viability and its business applications market’s leadership remains unscathed, as the company remains rock-solid and will be the leader for a long time to come. While SAP has espoused one of the most compelling and promising collaborative-Commerce vision to-date, the ideal enablers of collaboration – it still has to prove to the market it can integrate and deliver, and satisfy the small and medium-size customer with quick implementations and nimble responses to problems.

manage user access sap  was set up to manage all of SAP''s portal and BI business. As both areas have meanwhile matured from pure technology prospecting and harnessing efforts into application deployment opportunities, a loose-canon operation of subsidiaries might have indeed served the purpose. Another reason for SAP to assimilate the recently combined SAP Portals/SAP Markets entity back into its own was to mitigate the hefty burden of re-branding, updating, and integrating an array of products, including BI, the former TopTier Read More

The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


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 architecture. SAP has revealed that they expect 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.

manage user access sap  Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany, was With all the customers using SAP R/3, I have never heard this question before. We will have to investigate it further. Further investigation by Walldorf revealed the following response: SAP supports for the connection between database and application server support by security standards provided by the database as well as open interfaces to external security products. Typically, database specific features - from e.g. Read More

Remote Vendor Access: Not All Access Should Be Treated Equally


Many companies have already invested heavily in solutions that provide remote access solutions to their employees, and are now looking to leverage those solutions for their remote vendors. But what works for your employees might not work for your vendors—and the wrong solution can introduce security risks, from viruses to unauthorized access and noncompliance. Learn about the different access requirements for vendors.

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User-Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience


Welcome to the customer experience. We all have them. Some are good, others bad. A variety of factors - the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing messages, etc. - shape these experiences. All of these things collectively create our view of a product, service or provider.

manage user access sap  most egregious usability violations, management began to recognize usability as an issue. Usability only became a business-driving objective with the explosion of the Internet. Usability has risen to the top one or two market factors that affect the bottom line, Rubin says. In fact, I don''t think that it''s an exaggeration to say that user experience on an e-business application is the number one predictor of success. During his recent keynote address at the Ericcson Conference on Usability in 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 partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP.com, which started in full force on September 22. Will racing’s Formula One help SAP overtake Oracle’s high-flying marketing machine?

manage user access sap  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world''s leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive promotion Read More

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes.

manage user access sap  of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes. Read More

SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist


SAPMarkets, the US dot-com spin-off of German ERP leader SAP AG, is partnering with Commerce One to build and sell software for online trading exchanges. This announcement comes only a month after its partnership with Nortel Networks for CRM product offering. SAP, owing to this alliance, has a chance to put content behind its extensive recent advertising campaign for mySAP.

manage user access sap  While SAP can effectively manage large human and financial resources functions, it would certainly not suffice at this stage; coordination and time constraints play a major role too. SAP, owing to this alliance, has a chance to put content behind its extensive recent advertising campaign for mySAP. One should not forget that the partnership holds huge potential benefits for Commerce One too. The company may gain direct and plausible access to coveted large SAP customer bases in over 20 industries. Read More

SAP Opens The ‘Miss Congeniality’ Contest


While SAP’s determination to become enterprise applications Web Esperanto evangelist is of paramount importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should by no means expect short-term tectonic moves.

manage user access sap  data unification and role management capabilities that deliver relevant information to users, easing navigation and allowing people to work smarter. With a common, seamless point of entry across disparate systems and information sources including any back-end system the user will be presented with only relevant personalized information and should therefore make the best decisions based on previously invisible informational relationships. The exchange infrastructure (EI) provides process-centric Read More

The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

manage user access sap  tight grip on IT managers at its client companies).   Mirchandani doesn’t gives explicit answers to all of these questions,  but smart readers should be able to draw some conclusions from what lurks between the lines. Employees, consultants, and partners of SAP and its competitors, users of their solutions, as well as market observers, should devour this provocative book. Read More

SAP to Invest Big Time in Africa


SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. The goal is to establish the African region as one of the company's top-five growth markets globally.

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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).

manage user access sap  Outbound Transport management capabilities manage customer deliveries within customer constraints while utilizing assets, whereby better planning and optimized transports help reduce transport mileage and costs. The Storage and Fulfillment capabilities streamline warehouse processes and material flow from yard to shelf, maximize asset utilization, and reduce warehousing costs. Finally, SAP’s Global Trade Management (GTM) capabilities ensure cost-effective compliance when importing and exporting goods. Read More