The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing plant performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.
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, which added unified user management and single sign-on capabilities for run-time applications. This means users will be able to access any CMS-built application regardless of the platform on which it runs. Therefore, CMS, which previously operated only on Microsoft Windows -based systems, can now run on other operating environments, such as Linux, Sun Solaris , and HP-UX . The service also allows integration with a wide range of third-party authentication systems, including SAP, lightweight directory