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SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer: I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary. As if this wasn't enough, SAP is being

sap or  story; why not offer SAP Business ByDesign to whomever might want it, big or little (e.g., Salesforce.com has customers with nearly 30,000 users, while the newcomer Workday just signed Flextronics for a mind-boggling 200,000 on-demand seats )? 4) The vendor has meanwhile seen some neat SaaS product that it might just acquire, rather than to develop things from scratch. At least, that was the genesis of SAP Business One ( formerly TopManage ) and SAP MII (Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence , Read More

Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition. And they are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate demand.

sap or  interesting to see whether SAP Ganges can inspire productivity or compliance.   In any case, with this retail network it is now in theory possible to maximize the business potentials of millions of retailers in India. See SAP’s video on SAP Ganges—Making Retail Flow Faster . Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
sap or  is a deliverable of SAP Enterprise Support and does not involve additional cost, can be accessed in terms of business roles, lifecycle phase, or delivery method. The value maps are considered an additional dimension organized by customer challenges such as security or data volume management. Similar to a vehicle navigation system, the task for value maps is to discover the best route and put into place information on the steps needed to achieve subsequent milestones and ultimately arrive at the final 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.

sap or  other words, has the SAP economy peaked and in decline (following the trajectory of the Roman, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires)? Or perhaps, with astute “adapt and evolve” maneuvers, the SAP nation can be as strong as the US economy is despite the challenges posed to it by the economies of, for example, China, the European Union, India, and Brazil?   In enterprise software terms, those new “economies” and challengers would be the likes of Workday, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Plex, Kenandy, Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


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sap or  area of customer service, SAP MDM should help companies maintain consistent data even when customers are identified by different names or ID numbers. Last but not least, for companies involved in the manufacturing or assembly of physical goods, the storage, procurement and cataloging of parts requires tremendous enterprise resources, since redundant data can present a distorted picture of parts inventory, causing wide-reaching supply chain gaps. To that end, SAP MDM aims at helping manufacturers and Read More

SAP Jam


SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, collaborative customer engagement, etc.

sap or  Jam SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, Read More

SAP CRM


SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.  

sap or  CRM SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management. Read More

SAP for Midsize Businesses. We're Not Too Big.


Think SAP's Industrial Manufacturing Solutions are too big, too difficult, and too expensive? Our 30,000 midsize customers beg to differ. Companies like yours get powerful, proven solutions that are developed with industry specific functionality, live in as little as sixteen weeks, and delivered with fixed, affordable pricing. Smart solutions that save you time and money. That's no myth. With more than 30,000 companies under $1 billion and over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 as our customers, nobody knows how to support your business objectives better than SAP. Two-thirds of our customers are midsize companies like yours ... and the other third used to be.

sap or  for Midsize Businesses. We''re Not Too Big. Think SAP''s Industrial Manufacturing Solutions are too big, too difficult, and too expensive? Our 30,000 midsize customers beg to differ. Companies like yours get powerful, proven solutions that are developed with industry specific functionality, live in as little as sixteen weeks, and delivered with fixed, affordable pricing. Smart solutions that save you time and money. That''s no myth. With more than 30,000 companies under $1 billion and over 80 percent of Read More

Real-time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise


A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to quickly migrate to a new database with minimal disruption and cost.

sap or  time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to Read More

SAP Extends Maximum Attention to More of its Services and Support Customers


SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development.

sap or  Services and Support Customers SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company''s focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services'' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP''s RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development. Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and reduce business risk. With SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, functionality companies need to meet their bottom-up and top-down financial and operational planning requirements, as well as complete consolidation and reporting, is available through a single, unified application and user interface. Companies can benefit from the following advantages: Improved agility-quickly model new business scenarios and decide on a course of action that maximizes value creation. Reduced cycle time-finance and line-of-business managers can collaborate in a unified landscape, streamlining the process of creating and approving plans, budgets, and forecasts. Minimized business and compliance risk-transparent financial data and a single version of the truth enable fast, accurate management and statutory reporting. Increased user productivity-an intuitive interface and familiar office tools help workers make the most of their time.

sap or  Planning and Consolidation The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and reduce business risk. Read More

SAP Announces SAP 360 Customer


SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA, called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key

sap or  Announces SAP 360 Customer SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA , called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key components of 360 Customer as real-time insight, real-time interactions, and real-time Read More

SAP Releases HANA SPS5


During SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, the recent support pack for HANA was released (SPS5), providing additional capabilities to HANA's functionality set. Along with enhancements for mission-critical applications, SAP has worked on HANA's architecture to collapse the different layers of the platform—data and application, so that both reside within an in-memory-based architecture.

sap or  enhancements for mission-critical applications, SAP has worked on HANA''s architecture to collapse the different layers of the platform—data and application, so that both reside within an in-memory-based architecture. Along with this big change to HANA''s architecture, SAP has added important functionality features to enhance support for large-scale datacenter deployments and mission-critical deployments, as well as new features to enhance the general offering of HANA. These enhancements include the Read More

SAP ERP


Through the SAP ERP platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

sap or  ERP Through the SAP ERP platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. Read More

To BI or not to BI


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sap or  the future: grow or disappear. Strangely enough, the growth of a company can eventually make it disappear, if you lose control over it. And BI is what you will sooner or later need, so you''d better start thinking about it now. Later might be too late. A BI tool can help you control growth by creating forecasting and patterns that give you valuable information about how your company is doing and about the major obstacles it might have to face in the future. You Have It but You Don''t Really Know How to Use Read More