SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 solutions are the next major release of business intelligence (BI) software from SAP. They include features ranging from reporting, query and analysis, and dashboards and visualization, to discovery and predictive analytics capabilities, as well as data quality and extract, transform, and load (ETL) functionality. Get a high-level overview of the new features in SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1.
Related to SAP Ag: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Quality, End-User Query and Reporting, Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL), Statistical Data Analysis, SAP
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of business?from business development to resource planning to billing. Firms that plan and staff projects by relying on combinations of spreadsheets and management instinct will fall behind.
Related to SAP Ag: Professional Services Management, Project Management, SAP, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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 SAP Ag: 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 SAP Ag: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Manufacturing
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.
Related to SAP Ag: Access Control, Desktop or Workstation, Encryption and Key Management (PKI), Enterprise Asset Management, Human Resources, Identity Management/User Provisioning, Middleware, Security, Workstation, SECUDE International AG, Finance and Insurance, Health Care and Social Assistance
The consequences of fleeting customer attention?as companies with complex sales cycles know only too well?include lengthening sales cycles, stalled opportunities, and quarters that bring unpleasant surprises. The easy answer is to spend more time with your customers. But a better answer is having more comprehensive visibility into the sales pipeline and a complete understanding of the end-to-end sales process. Learn more.
Related to SAP Ag: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, Sales Force Automation (SFA), SAP
As businesses adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to give their departments accurate and accessible shared data, human resources (HR) isn?t being left out of the loop. In fact, most major ERP vendors now offer their customers HR modules that help automate an array of tasks while generating crucial data for enterprise planning and optimization. Get Focus Research?s take on the top 5 HR modules for ERP systems.
Related to SAP Ag: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources, Focus Research
Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.
Related to SAP Ag: Business Process Management, Business Process Outsourcing, Enterprise Application Architecture Planning, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Middleware, Project and Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP
In a tough economy, retaining customers and reducing costs become paramount, and sales force productivity takes center stage. You should also be thinking about territory alignment: territory management directly affects customer relationships and the ability to tailor your approach to various market segments. Learn how to optimize territory alignment with the right set of tools, and overcome sales process obstacles.
Related to SAP Ag: Channel Management, Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), E-CRM, Field Sales, SAP
People?that is, talent?are at the heart of any strategy to master the business challenges of high-tech companies. For best results, human resources (HR) organizations must transform from taking the role of service provider to that of strategic business partner. Find out about the four imperatives a successful HR organization must address in order to develop a competitive HR strategy and win the war for talent.
Related to SAP Ag: Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Management Practices, Performance Management, Recruitment Management, Strategy, SAP, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
To respond to the demands of today?s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These ?pull? (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional ?push? environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.
Related to SAP Ag: Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, SAP, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Transportation and Warehousing
Aligning your business plans with your method of execution requires more than a peek at financial metrics. Initiatives, tasks, people, and metrics must be aligned with corporate goals. Find out how strategy management software, alone or as part of a performance management solution, can provide clear visual links between individual initiatives and broader goals, and ultimately enhance your business?s overall performance.
Related to SAP Ag: Business Performance Management (BPM), Consulting and Services, Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Management Practices, Outsourcing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP
Today, entrepreneurs running small-to-medium sized businesses face daunting tasks that just a few years ago were not existent. The complexities of the business world have created new risks, a myriad of regulations, and complex reporting requirements that can overwhelm any organization. Owners and managers of all enterprises, even smaller private businesses, need to be cognizant of both the spirit and the letter of the law. How does a smaller organization, with limited resources, cope with all of this? How do they stay abreast of the additional changes that are on the way? In this guide, Pete Russo of the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at the Boston University School of Management outlines the pitfalls and steps, but also looks at effective solutions for private companies.
Related to SAP Ag: Regulatory and Compliance, SAP, Educational Services, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
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 SAP Ag: Business Performance Management (BPM), Project and Process Management, SAP, Information
Many chief financial officers (CFOs) have started to take on new strategic roles. Their goals are to enforce stricter controls to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, offer strategic insights into the internal and external business environment, and connect the business strategy with daily operations through performance tracking. Learn more about the changing role of the CFO in today?s finance organization.
Related to SAP Ag: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Competitive Analysis, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Regulatory and Compliance, SAP, Finance and Insurance