Managing growth is a monumental undertaking?and one that Valero Energy Corporation has mastered. But as one of the largest oil refinery companies in North America, with revenues exceeding $90 billion (USD), the company needed to find a way to fit new applications into its existing infrastructure in a quick and cost-effective manner. By switching to SAP?s NetWeaver platform, Valero saved $480,000 (USD) in the first month.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Networking, Outsourcing, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), SAP, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of 'old' technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that?s about to change.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Utilities
The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That?s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. In pursuit of these objectives, A&D manufacturers are looking beyond standard practices to new business strategies that promise solid business results. But which strategies and practices are right for your company?
Related to Netweaver Platform: Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP, Manufacturing
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies must share knowledge in order to adapt to changing markets, and respond to shorter life cycles. Discover how supply chain management (SCM) solutions can help your company create a truly adaptive and collaborative supply network.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Collaborative Planning and Scheduling (CPS), Demand Management, International Trade Logistics (ITL), Outsourcing, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Trading Partner Management, SAP
The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, with the emergence of important new technological advances, executives are now expanding these traditional formulas to account for new opportunities. Learn more about their new methods for measuring ERP value.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Practices and Business Issues, ROI and Success Measurement, ROI Tool, Strategy, Total Cost Analysis (TCO), SAP
Most chief executive officers (CEOs) have developed strategies that push their companies to achieve certain goals. So why are so many companies failing to achieve these goals? Because their twenty-first century vision is being held back by twentieth century processes and IT systems. The missing ingredient: information. And the key to facilitating the flow of information lies in integrated processes.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Business Performance Management (BPM), Project and Process Management, SAP, Information
Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that?s often easier said than done. However, manufacturing intelligence dashboards aggregate content from the full range of manufacturing systems into a single view of operations. These role-specific dashboards thus enable employees to manage manufacturing performance, and respond quickly to changes.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Workflow Automation, SAP, Manufacturing
Today more than ever, retailers are faced with the challenges of selling locally while competing globally. To be successful, they must provide a shopping experience that inspires customer loyalty. Retailers that understand their customers? shopping habits can build strategic global supply chains that anticipate demand. One way to achieve this is with a scalable technology platform based on industry standards.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Business-to-Consumer Web Sales, Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, Demand Management, E-commerce, Electronic Marketplace, IT Infrastructure, Marketing Automation, Practices and Business Issues, Production and Supply Planning, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP, Manufacturing, Retail Trade
In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But that?s changing now, with the advent of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA allows you to change and improve your processes without expensive IT integration projects. Learn about the business opportunities SOA can create for you.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Manufacturing
Fusion UV is the world s leading producer of ultraviolet curing equipment. Its outmoded legacy system couldn t handle the company s complex manufacturing system, and was threatening Fusion s ability to meet its promised delivery dates. By implementing FastTrack, a mySAP All-in-One partner solution, it improved accuracy in pricing, shipping, and purchase order processing.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Manufacturing Management, Production and Supply Planning, SAP, Manufacturing
In times like these, when IT spending is increasingly subject to cutbacks, finding out how to get 'more for less' is as crucial to a company?s IT department as making sure that applications run smoothly. In Rome, Italy, Gruppo Tosinvest managed to prove that this challenge?which keeps legions of IT managers awake at night?can be solved.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Infrastructure, SAP, Construction, Finance and Insurance, Health Care and Social Assistance, Information, Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Gruppo Tosinvest is by no means a single-process company. Beside a core focus on health care, it also runs businesses in the media, real estate, financial services, and engineering and construction sectors. With such an array of processes, controlling IT costs is of utmost importance. That?s why it decided to upgrade the enterprise software it had been running since 2001.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Axon Solutions, Inc, Construction, Finance and Insurance, Health Care and Social Assistance, Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, Information
Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) issues are hot topics today, thanks to high-profile stories about companies that failed to meet regulatory requirements. In each case, executives were held accountable, stock prices dropped, and brand image suffered. Find out about cross-enterprise GRC solutions that can make it easier to monitor compliance and risk effectively, and adjust to changing regulatory mandates.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Accounting and Financial Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Regulatory and Compliance, Risk Management, SAP
Universal Instruments Corporation, a leading capital equipment manufacturer, needed a flexible business solution to meet the challenges of globalization, and had to replace its legacy system. It used SAP for Industrial Machinery and Component, which is an integrated scalable solution and was able to enable global processes consistently throughout its geographical locations.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Practices and Business Issues, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), SAP, Machinery Manufacturing
Capstone Turbine Corporation, an energy innovator, needed to implement management, business model, and strategy changes. It also needed to improve product reliability, modularize configurations, and provide visibility. By using SAP products, such as SAP BI, SAP EP, and SAP Best Practices, it realized performance measures for key business activities, and improved sales and inventory management.
Related to Netweaver Platform: Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inventory Management, SAP