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Transforming Performance Management in an SAP Environment: Considerations for Finance
Finance professionals who plan, budget, and forecast in an SAP environment always need to drive additional value from their SAP solutions. One of the most

abstract in budgeting  an SAP Environment . Abstract This white paper is aimed at finance professionals with responsibility for planning, budgeting, and forecasting in an SAP environment. It discusses some of the essential functional and technical requirements for planning on an enterprise scale, and explains the unique and powerful SAP-related strengths of the IBM Cognos® 8 Planning solution and its SAP Certified Connector. Overview In the realm of enterprise software, SAP is unique in terms of its size, its reach, and the

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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis


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