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SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies


At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the industry certainly will require from them and other vendors in the near future.

sapphire now  industry. At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the Read More

SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

sapphire now  a Cool Vendor The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. The conference registered more than 20,000 participants, who packed the Amway Center to enjoy a concert performed by Bon Jovi. A New Image for SAP Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a 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

sapphire now  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 execution. Key applications for this solution are, of course, SAP CRM and SAP Jam. User experience has Read More

SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions


SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this development. At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was

sapphire now  events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 , there was no inkling of this development . At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was taboo at SAP’s Waldorf HQ, and Ariba was a competitor that SAP loved to hate). The arms race is accelerating in the enterprise applications space. Now that Ariba and Emptoris (acquired Read More

Tableau Now with Connector to SAP HANA


Tableau's has just released its new connector for SAP's promising new platform: SAP HANA. Unveiled during SAP's SAPPHIRE-TechEd  in Madrid, the connector will be able to explore information stored in the SAP HANA database and bring it to life with Tableau's appealing and innovative visualizations. The connector is available for version 7.0.9, and it can connect to SAP HANA via ODBC

sapphire now  . Unveiled during SAP''s SAPPHIRE-TechEd  in Madrid, the connector will be able to explore information stored in the SAP HANA database and bring it to life with Tableau''s appealing and innovative visualizations. The connector is available for version 7.0.9, and it can connect to SAP HANA via ODBC and SQL. The connector lets Tableau take advantage of SAP HANA''s in-memory processing power, letting information live in HANA, and then using Tableau to visualize the data. Tableau''s offering can be attractive Read More

Ability 585 ERP Is Now TEC Certified


In a recent live demo session with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor Ability, I had the chance to get an in-depth look at Ability 585 ERP. It’s not every day that a product’s capabilities exceed my expectations, but this was the certainly the case with Ability 585 ERP, which is now TEC Certified for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB). Ability’s core principle is to provide

sapphire now  585 ERP Is Now TEC Certified In a recent live demo session with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor Ability, I had the chance to get an in-depth look at Ability 585 ERP. It’s not every day that a product’s capabilities exceed my expectations, but this was the certainly the case with Ability 585 ERP, which is now TEC Certified for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) . Ability’s core principle is to provide ERP software that is powerful yet affordable for manufacturers of small or Read More

On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption


Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.”

sapphire now  Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More

SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Release Feature Pack 3 Now Available


SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of big data. The feature pack 3.0 for the 4.0 solution release of SAP BusinessObjects includes SAP BusinessObjects BI [Evaluate] and SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge edition [Evaluate]. The release includes enhancements in what SAP

sapphire now  BusinessObjects 4.0 Release Feature Pack 3 Now Available SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of big data. The feature pack 3.0 for the 4.0 solution release of SAP BusinessObjects includes SAP BusinessObjects BI [ Evaluate ] and SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge edition [ Evaluate ]. The release includes enhancements in what SAP calls its five pillars for business analytics: core BI, Read More

iCIMS Talent Platform Solution Is Now TEC Certified


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sapphire now  Talent Platform Solution Is Now TEC Certified It is my pleasure to announce that the iCIMS Talent Platform solution is now TEC Certified. TEC Certification is an impartial review that verifies a software product''s ability to address real-world business processes. To achieve TEC Certification, iCIMS completed TEC’s detailed questionnaire ( download sample Talent Management RFI template ) and delivered a comprehensive product demonstration. Employing more than 300 people, iCIMS is based out of New Read More

Innovation Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution


We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. In just a matter of a few weeks I’ll be providing the full certification report, which will be available on the TEC

sapphire now  Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center . In just a matter of a few weeks I’ll be providing the full certification report, which will be available on the TEC Certification Reports page , and I will Read More

Zavanti CRM Is Now a TEC Certified Solution


TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) is pleased to announce that Zavanti CRM is now one of TEC’s customer relationship management (CRM) certified solutions. Built on the MS Dynamics CRM 2013 platform, Zavanti CRM leverages most of the out-of-the-box functionality in MS Dynamics and adapts it for the professional services and property development verticals.

sapphire now  CRM Is Now a TEC Certified Solution TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) is pleased to announce that Zavanti CRM is now one of TEC’s customer relationship management (CRM) certified solutions and is available for evaluation online in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Center.   Within the next few weeks, the Zavanti CRM certification report will be available for download on the TEC Certification Reports page . The report will provide a detailed overview of the product, with a Read More

Webtime Now Legal


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Now Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine?


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ServiceMax Field Service Management Is Now a TEC Certified Solution


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