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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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How to Reduce Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP


Unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend SAP servers is a significant vulnerability to your SAP environment. This can put the confidential data inside your SAP systems and your entire business activity at risk—and have a negative impact on your customers. Find out how to reduce business risks and improve audit results through encrypted communication and two-factor user authentication for SAP.

user access level sap  Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP Reduce Business Risk and Improve Audit Results through Secure User Access to SAP. Unauthorized access is probably the most significant vulnerability to your business-critical SAP environment. Source : SECUDE International AG Resources Related to How to Reduce Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP : SAP AG (Wikipedia) How to Reduce Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP User Access is also known as : User Access Controll , User Access Read More

Major Vendors Adapting to User Requirements


SAP and Microsoft have finally realized that their products will increasingly be evaluated by how well they interconnect, how flexible they are, and how intuitive their user interfaces are. However, these trends have already been incorporated by lesser-known vendors.

user access level sap  employees a more familiar user interface when accessing and manipulating business data in the following four scenarios: A budget monitoring scenario , purporting to provide managers with access to the financial data they need for budget planning, monitoring, cost analysis, and reconciliation. The functionality includes receiving (as a graphic in an e-mail attachment) budgets, posting alerts, monitoring budgets, transferring budgets, and requesting posting adjustments. A time management scenario , which Read More

How to Access and Buy Business Management Software


For most companies, changing accounting software is a daunting challenge. Not only is transitioning the accounting function to a new software package tricky in itself, but it is usually catalyzed by one or more business challenges that are (hopefully) solved by the new system. Knowing that, how can you minimize the risks involved in selecting a new accounting application?

user access level sap  the market will handle multi-user scenarios easily, and be functionally more appropriate for a company that has a full-time accounting department. Customization and reporting options in these products will be more powerful than those available at the retail level, giving greater value but also requiring additional training for certain employees. Larger companies ranging up to $500 million in revenue require even more high-end accounting functionality, more stringent security options and particularly Read More

SAP's New Level of e-Commerce: mySAP.com


SAP adds functionality to its role-based workplace portals.

user access level sap  the next 9-12 months. User Recommendations Current SAP customers interested in e-commerce solutions should consider this option, as leveraging an existing solution may be more easily received and cost justified. We suggest smaller organizations looking to capitalize on a web based procurement and ERP solution adopt a wait and see strategy, as SAP''s solution has not been proven. Read More

SAP NetWeaver Background, Direction, and User Recommendations


SAP is using NetWeaver to reach to the shop floor by aggregating and presenting information to users, thus empowering them to improve manufacturing performance. It is also addressing concerns about the lack of standards for interoperability between various systems.

user access level sap  NetWeaver. So when the user company gets NetWeaver, it will also get the mappings from SAP, and the rules about messages, which should all be one core NetWeaver-based part, allowing users to achieve interoperability without having to go out and buy the adapter from somebody else. SAP has repeatedly stated that when its customers strongly demand it to incorporate new functionality into its product suite, it is possible for the vendor to make acquisitions to meet these needs. However, this approach Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

user access level sap  7.0 enhancements include improved user interface (UI) and information search, improved product and portfolio planning, better role-based decision support across the product lifecycle, improved product intelligence (analytics), and stronger support for engineering design data handover to manufacturing and service (and feedback flow). As SAP systems contain much of the business data of a company, the vendor is in a great position to provide customers with the comprehensive product information they need to Read More

SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier Software for approximately $400 million USD in cash. TopTier’s products are already integrated with SAP’s mySAP Workplace, so the acquisition should be painless and have little negative effect on SAP’s 2001 earnings per share.

user access level sap  ability to broaden its user base. The acquisition will also provide SAP with a strong engineering staff experienced in the portal market and a large installed base of enterprise customers, including Daimler Chrysler , Hewlett Packard , GMAC , Universal Studios and Wells Fargo Bank . According to the vendor, the TopTier technology fits seamlessly with the mySAP Workplace to deliver up-to-date, role-based information, applications and services, and enables further integration of heterogeneous applications Read More

SAP Ushers In Simple Finance on HANA Enterprise Cloud


At its SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 mega conference, SAP declared war on complexity, in many ways. One example is the introduction of SAP Simple Finance, a set of solutions rewritten for simplicity within global finance departments.

user access level sap  deploy the SAP Fiori user interface (UI) for personalized and responsive interactions across most common financial tasks . New reporting and analytics capabilities for finance users with self-service access to all information should allow instant insight-to-action ability.   Existing SAP ERP customers can move to SAP Simple Finance by transferring their current financial management software assets to SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (a.k.a. HEC in SAP’s vernacular). In addition, this set of simplified Read More

Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace in a multiplicity of ways. First, by restructuring to develop flexibility; then, by forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP.com, which started in full force on September 22. Will racing’s Formula One help SAP overtake Oracle’s high-flying marketing machine?

user access level sap  archrivals were not enough!). User Recommendations Only time will tell whether the prospective and existing users will understand the new SAP message - and how they will take it. More important will be how well the SAP sales and service force, particularly in the US, can demonstrate the touted benefits to the prospect or customer. One should expect a less arrogant and condescending approach than in the past. Due diligence should always be paid to satisfying your unique requirements as derived from your 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.

user access level sap  SAP Ganges end users may have only little or no experience working with a point-of-sale (PoS) system, and some are only semi-literate. The solution includes an out-of-the-box PoS device to process transactions, a Web-based interface for billing and inventory management, and a real-time connection to distributors. In addition to the value for retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, the SAP Ganges solution offers benefits for local credit institutions and banks. Business owners are given the tools Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

user access level sap  (e.g., QAD, SCT, etc.). User Recommendations Enterprises with less than $500 million in revenue and that are looking for a functional depth in particular industries of SAP''s focus should certainly consider SAP''s ''sophisticated'' SMB offering and carefully determine their needs and implementation time framework, bearing in mind problems typical with new product releases and new partnerships'' arrangements. Smaller organizations with less than 300 employees or divisions of corporations using SAP on a Read More

SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations


Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes are a suitable fit.

user access level sap  Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations No One Is Immune to Challenges As said many times before, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has ruled for some time in the upper tier of the chemicals kingdom, but competition in the chemicals mid-market is far from non-existent, given strong offerings from vendors such as Oracle , Ross Systems / CDC Software , Infor , 3i-Infotech , SSI-World , and SSA Global . These are only the mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors focusing on the chemicals Read More

Extract More Value out of SAP through Virtual Data


Firms looking to move ahead of competitors need applications that go beyond the classic SAP ERP and analytics backbone. To extract more meaningful value from ERP, firms should introduce both systems of differentiation and systems of innovation on top of the core SAP system of record. This document looks at Delphix Data as a Service and how it can help customers running SAP manage data and effect improvements across the SAP application lifecycle and related business processes.

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SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again.


Commerce One and SAP announced that Commerce One will supply the marketplace infrastructure behind the mySAP portal.

user access level sap  at SAP''s Sapphire 2000 user conference, PeopleSoft intended to sell 1.2 million shares of Commerce One. Commerce One assured TEC that the technical and marketing arrangements with PeopleSoft are still in place. Market Impact Both SAP and Commerce One can smile from ear to ear (or, from e- to e- ). Commerce One gets access to SAP''s 13,000 existing customer base and to the leverage of its mySAP efforts, including SAP''s help in reaching 22 industries in which SAP has expertise. Best of all, it doesn''t Read More

SAP Brings HANA to the SME Market


Yesterday SAP announced its strategy to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the services of the SAP HANA platform via SAP HANA analytics for SAP Business One and the SAP HANA Edge Edition. HANA, SAP's in-memory database and analytic platform, will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard

user access level sap  will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard, Ketan Solanki, consulting manager at Evolution Future Solutions Pty Ltd stated that analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One will offer customers the flexibility to create interactive reports and run ad-hoc analysis faster than before. Another offering from SAP for the SME market is SAP HANA Edge edition, targeting businesses running under the SAP Business All-in-One Read More