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 Source SAP: 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
In the face of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, public sector agencies must transform themselves into providers of value-added services. By developing strategic human capital management (HCM) operations, they can align and engage every employee in the pursuit of organizational mission delivery. The most cost-effective approach to this challenge is through the integration of a comprehensive HCM solution.
Related to Source SAP: Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Payroll, Performance Management, Time and Attendance Tracking, Training and Development, SAP, Finance and Insurance, Public Administration
To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department in your company, and time away from fighting fires to focus on priorities, problem solving, and marketing strategy. We examine how you can gain reliable, accessible information from efficient, integrated IT systems?and use that information to make faster, smarter decisions.
Related to Source SAP: Decision Making, Enterprise Management, Practices and Business Issues, SAP
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works.
Related to Source SAP: Demand Management, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Optimization, SAP, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval For Flexible Solutions for Faster Value. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound.
Related to Source SAP: Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, Change Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Solutions Architecture, Management Practices, Move, Add, Change Management, Standards and Compliance, Strategy, SAP
There?s nothing like a recession to reveal the efficacy of shared services as a delivery model for human resources (HR) administration. Companies experienced with HR shared services find the model efficiently handles day-to-day administrative transactions, including such delicate issues as the paperwork aspects of layoffs, thus freeing staff to focus on morale and other issues caused by the economic downturn. Learn more.
Related to Source SAP: Benefits Administration, Consulting and Services, Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Professional Services Management, Recruitment Management, SAP, Administrative and Support Services
Extending the capabilities and value of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is a concern for users. To improve data use and fact-based decision making, and reduce stranded spreadsheets, SAP users can choose a business intelligence (BI) software solution such as IBM Cognos 8, with budgeting, planning, and forecasting functions. Find out more about how you can improve your business performance management content with BI.
Related to Source SAP: Balanced Scorecard, Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Data Warehouse, Decision Making, Forcasting and Planning, Product Data Management (PDM), IBM
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 Source SAP: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Quality, End-User Query and Reporting, Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL), Statistical Data Analysis, SAP
Better decision making is critical during a recession?when resources are restricted?which makes business intelligence (BI) and analytics appealing to management. But justifying large capital outlays for software is challenging unless short-term benefits can be correlated with the investment. The key is to execute each project within the long-term strategic plan of organization-wide decision management. Find out how.
Related to Source SAP: Business Intelligence (BI), ROI Tool, Software Selection, SAP
Endress+Hauser (e+h), an international group of specialists for measurement devices and automated solutions for industrial process engineering, implemented both mySAP CRM mobile sales and e-selling capabilities to reinforce its market- and customer-focused orientation. As a result, it saw a stronger field sales force and increased sales through the Internet.
Related to Source SAP: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), E-commerce, Field Sales, Field Service Management, Marketing Automation, SAP, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
Southern Pump & Tank Company (SPACTO), is a value-added distributor specializing in liquid handling equipment for the petroleum and industrial marketplaces. By using SAP Service Management to track equipment at its customers sites, receive incoming service calls, dispatch work, and track labor and materials, SPACTO was able to lower inventory by 28 percent, and reduce slow and non-moving items by 70 percent.
Related to Source SAP: Customer Service and Support, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Most enterprises have accumulated a surfeit of workforce and employee data. Only leading-edge companies are making extensive use of data to drive human capital management (HCM) decisions the way most companies use financial and marketing data to make strategic business decisions. Learn more about why?and how?you should be making fact-based workforce planning decisions that will help you survive the current recession.
Related to Source SAP: Business Performance Management (BPM), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)/Balanced Scorecard, Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Management Practices, Performance Management, Workforce, SAP
Executive teams are under great pressure to maximize profitability, reduce costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. To be effective, they need reliable, up-to-date financial and operational data for planning purposes as well as budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and statutory and management reporting. Learn about software solutions that can help your organization plan, forecast, and budget more effectively.
Related to Source SAP: Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, End-User Query and Reporting, Forecasting, SAP
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 Source SAP: Workflow Automation, SAP, Manufacturing
Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence?but they don?t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight into operations by investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Companies in the Americas also lag behind Asia-Pacific firms in revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Read more of the survey results.
Related to Source SAP: Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)/Marketing Resource Management (MRM), Management Practices, Strategy, SAP