As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.
npdi and product pricing
the sell-side, buy-side, or PLM/NPDI ( new product development and introduction ) issues around merchandizing, marketing, and promotions. Hence, the acquisition might have two additional impacts: 1) it might provide hope for many customers stressed by multiple SAP instances, third-party, and legacy applications, and subsequent product information pains, such as conflicting product information and global data cleansing and synchronization; and 2) it may also indicate a new direction for enterprise