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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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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 , formerly 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 dest 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 suppl 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, UN 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 Business One®: What Users Need Today, & In the Future


SAP Business One is a new offering from the largest business application software company in the world. It offers tremendous potential synergy for buyers of mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) software by combining state-of-the-art technology and first class business consultants with companies who are serious about building a highly tailored ERP system that can organically evolve no matter what future challenges their businesses may face.

sap or  & In the Future SAP Business One is a new offering from the largest business application software company in the world. It offers tremendous potential synergy for buyers of mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) software by combining state-of-the-art technology and first class business consultants with companies who are serious about building a highly tailored ERP system that can organically evolve no matter what future challenges their businesses may face. Read More

SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

sap or  Fiori User Experience, Free SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software. SAP Fiori was launched last year and provided SAP users with a refreshing new and simple user experience across multiple devices. However, from the time of launch until now, SAP has been charging customers for SAP Fiori. The growth and adoption of Fiori over the last year created a challenge for SAP. One the one hand, the Read More

SAP HANA to the Cloud


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sap or  SAP''s TechEd event , SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA  in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP''s cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices , allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation Read More

SAP NetWeaver BPM


Business process management (BPM) is an attempt to provide a holistic view of a company’s workflows and automate processes. It provides a new management discipline, a new suite of software tools, and a new IT implementation style based on concrete links between strategy and execution. Learn more about SAP’s place in the BPM landscape and what its new BPM tool—NetWeaver BPM—can do to help you better manage your company.

sap or  NetWeaver BPM Business process management (BPM) is an attempt to provide a holistic view of a company’s workflows and automate processes. It provides a new management discipline, a new suite of software tools, and a new IT implementation style based on concrete links between strategy and execution. Learn more about SAP’s place in the BPM landscape and what its new BPM tool—NetWeaver BPM—can do to help you better manage your company. Read More

Layer 3 or Bust


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Case Study: SAP and Marketing Management


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sap or  Study: SAP and Marketing Management By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the way marketing and sales teams collaborate. Find out how increased visibility and improved interaction has helped SAP realize greater value from a more effective sales process, making it easier to hit sales targets and maximize sales revenue. Read More

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SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), SAP's next-generation business suite, is being touted as the company's largest product development undertaking since the launch of the venerable client/server SAP R/3 offering in 1992. TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes an in-depth look at S/4HANA in his latest product note, including the advances made with the new product and how they result in the solution's promised simplicity, speed, and flexibility. SAP's release event left him with lots of questions though, and he explores how current customer migration will work and what challenges users and SAP may face in S/4HANA adoption and deployment.

sap or  Biggest SAP Product Launch in a Quarter Century and What it Means to ERP SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), SAP''s next-generation business suite, is being touted as the company''s largest product development undertaking since the launch of the venerable client/server SAP R/3 offering in 1992. TEC''s principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes an in-depth look at S/4HANA in his latest product note, including the advances made with the new product and how they result in the solution''s promised Read More

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German supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will replace the company's previous in-house system and will be used to manage retail processes at all company locations, from orders and warehouse management to store deliveries.

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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