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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.

companies in u.s using sap  requirements, it’s crucial that companies in the automotive industry have the ability to track reusable assets, such as containers, racks, bins, and totes. Considered costs, these assets are carried on balance sheets and must be managed and tracked. The value of these items is affected by shrinkage, wear, damage, and the inability to locate and reuse them. Technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) bring new levels of precision to process control and the tracking of containers and Read More

The State of the Art in Finance


Thanks to recent accounting scandals and an increasingly competitive environment, many chief financial officers and the finance organizations they lead have started to take on new roles within the enterprise. However, given the current state of the finance function in US companies, companies first need to understand the challenges to finance—and the road map to increasing its strategic capabilities.

companies in u.s using sap  Continual benchmarking against other companies in the same industry helps the utility firm find places to consolidate and eliminate duplication of effort. Besides the cost-efficiency inherent in these improvements, an unforeseen benefit of shared services is that employees in the payroll function can take on other responsibilities with a longer-term impact, such as developing new-hire orientation programs and providing training programs in financial management. As the finance function takes on more Read More

Plugging In the Universal Adapter


Implementing enterprise software solutions raises numerous obstacles, which can all be attributed to a single cause: users are unable to properly use the software. This is because users grapple with barrages of training methodologies and approaches for each new application. The solution may be a "universal adapter," a synchronized learning content development platform for a wide range of enterprise applications.

companies in u.s using sap  has acquired 10 software companies in the past year or so, as well. Additionally, all of the major enterprise software firms have launched – or will soon launch – new releases that require new training and support efforts. While the acquiring firms have demonstrated a commitment to making transitions as seamless as possible for their customers, the need to train, and re-train, has intensified. Universal Adapter Capabilities Enterprise software vendors are highly sensitive to the rising need for Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

companies in u.s using sap  customizable reports that give companies the information they need in a format that allows them to brand their business. The solution will be based on TopManage , a product currently developed and marketed by Israeli software company TopManage Financial Solutions LTD . SAP has acquired the assets of TopManage and will integrate them into the newly formed Business Unit for the SMB market (BU SMB) which will support the further development of Smart Business Solutions from SAP and its partners and assist Read More

Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

companies in u.s using sap  implementations in many commercial companies in the past. Additionally, many ERP systems are now componentized, which provides phased implementations in more manageable chunks (instead of a traditional ''big bang'' approach) in addition to vendors'' developed implementation methodologies that are based on bypassing the usual traps of past failures. Many ERP systems have meanwhile also been Internet-enabled, which also allows for a quicker and simpler implementation, because client machines do not have to be Read More

A New Discipline in E-mail Etiquette: Creating Confidence in Enterprise E-mail


E-mail is a powerful business tool that most enterprises can’t live without. Unfortunately, along with its capability of accelerating commerce, productivity, and social interactions, there are some drawbacks—such as spam! Companies that rely on e-mail to do business simply can’t afford the negative affects of spam. However, new technology is emerging that helps stop spam and allows users to get on with business.

companies in u.s using sap  some drawbacks—such as spam! Companies that rely on e-mail to do business simply can’t afford the negative affects of spam. However, new technology is emerging that helps stop spam and allows users to get on with business. Read More

Strengthening Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Banking Industry


Banks have progressed farther than companies in many other industries in automating financial processes and have more to lose from inefficient processes, facing intensified regulatory compliance. Effective governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives can multiply efficiency advantages of more conservative automation efforts while providing accurate, timely insight into the entire financial picture of the enterprise.

companies in u.s using sap  have progressed farther than companies in many other industries in automating financial processes and have more to lose from inefficient processes, facing intensified regulatory compliance. Effective governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives can multiply efficiency advantages of more conservative automation efforts while providing accurate, timely insight into the entire financial picture of the enterprise. Read More

Microsoft Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars


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companies in u.s using sap  or unwillingness of the companies to reach an agreement, Microsoft has ceased linking the two Instant Messaging systems. The advantage to a linked system, beyond end-user communication, is attraction to the service providers website, which generates sales. AOL''s Instant Messenger application, available for download at either www.netscape.com or www.aol.com has, for the time being, won the Instant Messaging war. User Recommendations If you are a fan of Instant Messaging, and currently use Microsoft''s Read More

SAP HANA


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NetSuite for Services Companies


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SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes.

companies in u.s using sap  Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes. BEGINLYX Read More

SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again.


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companies in u.s using sap  software that allows individual companies to build their own marketplaces. In the long run, Commerce One hopes to garner a significant portion of its revenues from transaction fees. (See Commerce One: Everything But Profits ) The arrangement with SAP will certainly help Commerce One achieve its revenue objectives, as SAP itself is expected by both parties to join the Global Trading Web. It was not explained why this was not settled in time for the announcement; we''d guess that SAP wants some kind of Read More

SAP Powers CRM With HANA


At CeBIT 2013, in Hanover, Germany, SAP made public that its SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. Made available to SAP employees, the solution facilitates real-time access to business-critical data. According to the press release, the migration of a business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA was done in 2.5 months

companies in u.s using sap  Powers CRM With HANA At CeBIT 2013, in Hanover, Germany,  SAP made public  that its SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. Made available to SAP employees, the solution facilitates real-time access to business-critical data. According to the press release, the migration of a business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA was done in 2.5 months. Thus, SAP itself became the first customer to go live with the new solution. SAP''s Read More

Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


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SAP Brings HANA to the SME Market


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companies in u.s using sap  and planned for large companies. It will be interesting to see how SMEs will be able to adopt these offering to their IT strategies. I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Read More