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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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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 prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

sap lower maintenance costs  2005 acquisition of TomorrowNow, SAP ''s is able to include maintenance and software support for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards solutions. The program was initially directed at companies that were already joint SAP and PeopleSoft/J.D. Edwards customers, but was recently extended to all PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards customers. The offer should provide these customers with the comfort and flexibility to plan their maintenance and software migration strategies at their own pace. See While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are Read More

Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?


Although Rimini Street's client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating demand for its service lines; healthy win ratios; and solid execution of its aggressive business plan.

sap lower maintenance costs  agendas (on behalf of SAP and Oracle , respectively—see Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options ), Rimini Street remains the leading, independent (vendor-neutral) third party maintenance provider. Founded in late 2005, the company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada (US), with operations in several major metropolitan cities throughout North America. Offices in Australia and New Zealand are planned for early 2007. The company is hoping to further redefine the market with its support Read More

SAP Upgrade Success Story


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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

sap lower maintenance costs  number of vendors, including SAP , Oracle , Indus , and MRO Software . Before EXP, Ivara offered its own EAM/CMMS product, SUPREAM , which is used by a number of EXP sites. As a matter of fact, the standalone Ivara EXP product has become the core of the Ivara product line, reaching nearly 60 percent of total Ivara revenue in 2004 and being installed cohabiting with third-party EAM/CMMS products. Ivara''s VP of Sales and Marketing, and Reliability Practitioner, Brian Maguire, claims that reliability driven Read More

Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver


The capabilities of SAP NetWeaver and its peer service-enabled platforms, which were originally transaction and integration platforms, have lately been expanded to include composition and business process-oriented capabilities, such as master data management and business process management.

sap lower maintenance costs  The plan is for SAP to bring together independent software vendors (ISV), system integrators (SI), IT titans, and customers in order to define what to do, and the goal is to create industry-specific services, leaving only a thin orchestration layer to be done by SAP, partners, or customers in the creation of differentiated business processes, solutions, and applications. In fact, SAP''s vertical strategies are to be conducted in the context of co-innovation on SOA, to which end the vendor has been engaged Read More

Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online


Maintenance Connection is web-based maintenance management system that can be deployed on-line via the Internet or on-site on a company's Intranet. The system allows a maintenance organization to manage assets, keep track of work orders, schedule preventive maintenance, store standard operating procedures, maintain spare parts levels, and ultimately develop good reports to make better long-term business decisions. With over 150 reports and a built-in report writer, any information can be quickly accessed from anywhere in the world by using an web browser.  

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Eagle Technology


Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations ranging from the single-user who needs a basic CMMS, to large, multisite clients and Fortune 500 companies that need a fully-featured enterprise solution. It has customers in more than twenty-five countries. Eagle Technology services a diverse cross-section of industries ranging from manufacturing; healthcare; local, state, and federal governments; and the public school system and it internationally markets its products through distributors and direct sales. Eagle Technology offers installation assistance, technical support, and on- or off-site training options.

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SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing


TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum.

sap lower maintenance costs  a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum. Read More

SAP HANA Demystified


What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions.

sap lower maintenance costs  HANA Demystified What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions. Read More

Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne


As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research's analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those companies. Download the results of this analysis now.

sap lower maintenance costs  of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research''s analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI: Analyst Report


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Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA


In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations.

sap lower maintenance costs  Cost Analysis of SAP HANA In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations. Read More

Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!


In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even

sap lower maintenance costs  provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even the outright elimination of maintenance expenses in their deployment model, but the focus here is on on-premises software). According to  survey findings recently published by Constellation Research , increasingly savvy enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers Read More

SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part


SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However, negative license revenue growth in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, and net profit restatement owing to the investment in money burning Commerce One, may give rise to a careful scrutiny and moderate caution.

sap lower maintenance costs  Competitors'' Plight, In Part SAP SAP Thrives On Competitors'' Plight, In Part P.J. Jakovljevic - August 17, 2001 Event Summary SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced strong sales and profit performance for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. In Q2 2001, revenues increased 24% over the same period last year from EUR 1.5 billion to EUR 1.85 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter grew up 78% to EUR 424 million compared to EUR 246 million a year Read More