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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

New Mobile Apps and Platform Support for Windows 8 from SAP


The co-located SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in Madrid was the place for SAP to annnounce its plans to deliver six new mobile applications for the recent release of Microsoft's Windows operating system, as well as forthcoming support for Windows 8 apps development within the SAP Mobile Platform. The Windows 8 apps are planned to be available for download from both Windows and SAP Stores. The

sapphire now  from SAP The co-located SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in Madrid was the place for SAP to annnounce its plans to deliver six new mobile applications  for the recent release of Microsoft''s Windows operating system, as well as forthcoming support for Windows 8 apps development within the SAP Mobile Platform. The Windows 8 apps are planned to be available for download from both Windows and SAP Stores. The applications are: SAP WorkDeck SAP Manager Insight SAP Learning Assistant SAP Interview Assistant 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 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

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

MID Retail Is Now Logility Voyager Retail Optimization


Logility recenlty announced the availability of Logility Voyager Retail Optimization V5.4. This latest module of the Logility Voyager Solutions suite stems from the company’s mid-2014 acquisition of MID Retail.

sapphire now  Retail Is Now Logility Voyager Retail Optimization At NRF 2015,  Logility  announced the availability of Logility Voyager Retail Optimization V5.4. This latest module of the Logility Voyager Solutions suite stems from the company’s mid-2014  acquisition of MID Retail .   The release includes functionality of analytics (inherited and adapted from the Voyager suite), and adds merchandise planning, assortment planning, and allocation and replenishment. You can read more about the highlights Read More

CDC’s Ross ERP Now TEC Certified


TEC certification is like a software test drive; a chance to look under the hood, kick the tires, take it around the block with some scenarios. [more on TEC Certification here] I wasn’t disappointed during our recent certification of CDC Software’s Ross ERP. First, let me back up and give you a brief overview of the vendor and its product. CDC is a world-wide company, with 1

sapphire now  Ross ERP Now TEC Certified TEC certification is like a software test drive; a chance to look under the hood, kick the tires, take it around the block with some scenarios. [ more on TEC Certification here ] I wasn’t disappointed during our recent certification of CDC Software’s Ross ERP. First, let me back up and give you a brief overview of the vendor and its product. CDC is a world-wide company, with 1,400 employees, primarily in North America and Europe. CDC acquired Ross ERP in 2004, gaining 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

We Are All IT Users Now: Managed Service Providers, Software as a Service, and the Management of Remote Devices


The network of devices used for information, security, and daily transactions is now ubiquitous, and everyone now relies on it even if they don’t acknowledge it. But network failure can cause widespread disruption, unhappy customers, unproductive employees, and lost business. Ensuring network availability, security, and efficiency is a job for experts who need powerful tools to carry out these tasks. Learn more.

sapphire now  Are All IT Users Now: Managed Service Providers, Software as a Service, and the Management of Remote Devices The network of devices used for information, security, and daily transactions is now ubiquitous, and everyone now relies on it even if they don’t acknowledge it. But network failure can cause widespread disruption, unhappy customers, unproductive employees, and lost business. Ensuring network availability, security, and efficiency is a job for experts who need powerful tools to carry out these Read More

Jobscope Enterprise Edition Is Now a TEC Certified ERP ETO Solution


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Jobscope Enterprise Edition (JEE) is now TEC Certified for enterprise resource planning engineer-to-order (ERP ETO) solutions under TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, Jobscope completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive demonstration of

sapphire now  Enterprise Edition Is Now a TEC Certified ERP ETO Solution Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Jobscope Enterprise Edition (JEE) is now TEC Certified for enterprise resource planning engineer-to-order (ERP ETO) solutions under TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, Jobscope completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive demonstration of JEE with TEC analysts. Jobscope has more Read More

Raising Your BI Smarts: 5 Things Your Company Can Do Now


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sapphire now  Your BI Smarts: 5 Things Your Company Can Do Now Succeeding at business intelligence (BI) is about more than just implementing a BI solution. Do you know what your BI quotient (BIQ) is? Your BIQ score might make the difference between moderate and great success as a company. Discover five BI best practices that you can apply right now to move your company up the ladder of BI success—so you can reap the rewards of easier, faster, simpler, and sharper decision-making. Whatever your company size Read More

Is a New ERP in Your Future? Why Not Now?


If your current enterprise resource planning (ERP) isn't doing the job for you now, it’s not likely going to do so in the future. If you are a manufacturer that is not running your operations on a modern, technology-enabled, fully functional ERP solution, you are probably feeling the pain of inefficiencies and you are not optimizing your business.

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TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified


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sapphire now  Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus. Although the vendor is not very well known in the North American and European markets, it is extremely well represented in the corporate solutions market of Latin America, particularly in Brazil, where the vendor holds nearly 50% of the entire business applications in use. Its influence in other countries in Read More

Ultimus BPM Suite Now TEC Certified




sapphire now  BPM Suite Now TEC Certified We are pleased to announce that the Ultimus Business Process Management Suite has joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing business process management (BPM) functionality. See TEC’s vendor showcase for a profile of Ultimus . I’ll be providing a full report here on the TEC site in the coming weeks (including strengths, weaknesses, and benchmarking analysis of each module), but for now, I’ll just give you the 30-second overview of this BPM suite''s Read More