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SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies
For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and

companies with sap  without the packaged solution. Companies should thus look at the potential total cost of ownership (TOC) with respect to each viable vendor before selecting an SAP ERP packaged solution as the right implementation approach. For more on avoiding awkward comparisons in situations where there is no real one-to-one correlation, see Prepackaged SAP Best Practices—Are They for You? . There are several vital elements to consider when looking for a vendor: Can the vendor provide a list of pertinent industry

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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 for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies


Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users will have to decide whether SAP would indeed be the best solution without the packaged option.

companies with sap  adoption program to help companies with this transition, and the re-licensing turnout for mySAP ERP and for mySAP Business Suite (amongst larger user companies still running SAP R/3 as the corporate backbone) has been small but growing: mySAP ERP was released to all customers in May 2005, and has since captured more than 1,400 customers. It is somewhat ironic that the smaller (typically technologically disadvantaged) chemicals companies who are brand new customers will be able to take advantage of SAP's Read More

SAP


Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software.

companies with sap  applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software. Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


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companies with sap  MDM aims at helping companies derive even more value from their existing technology investments in areas such as supplier management. For example, leveraging SAP MDM to harmonize data across supplier divisions, mySAP SRM should enable relatively effortless analysis to track spending by parts or materials sourced with suppliers across the globe. Empowered with consistent, reliable information, companies should better manage their bottom lines, reduce inventories, match prices, and streamline procurement Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

companies with sap  is no secret that companies want to connect with their suppliers during the design phase, through a simple and secure collaboration platform, particularly in the automotive and hi-tech industries. As the next incarnation of the combined former SAP xRPM (Resource and Portfolio Management) 4.5 composite application for portfolio management and cProjects 4.5 , SAP PPM 5.0 offers comprehensive project management functionalities, including resourcing, task management, and reporting. It is positioned as the Read More

SAP HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More


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companies with sap  this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer. Read More

SAP CRM


SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.  

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The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that they expect the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the network in the clear, and can be captured. PeopleSoft has the same issue.

companies with sap  S in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too) Event Summary During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


Not many are aware of SAP’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Most recently in its bid to grow its number of SME customers, SAP has announced general availability of SAP Business One 9.0, the version of Business One for SAP HANA.

companies with sap  top-line growth opportunity. Small companies are leveraging technology as a way to engage with their customers in a personalized manner. These buyers are driven by social commerce, user-generated experiences for purchase decisions, and are used to getting the information they need anytime, anywhere.   With this in mind, SAP has recently started a few key programs to help startup companies use innovative technologies to bring new products to market. SAP’s new solutions for SMEs are designed to be easy t Read More

Do More with Less: Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools


Workers spend on average close to 80 percent of their workday with some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools. Best-in-class companies have already found ways to improve productivity. Learn more about the convergence of enterprise applications with desktop tools, and the role it plays in providing visibility to enterprise data, improving communication, and facilitating real-time decision making.

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SAP HANA


SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

companies with sap  SAP strives to allow companies to better respond to demand and supply dynamics across their supply networks via integrated holistic planning processes, the ability to connect other business functions with the supply chain, and tightly integrated supply chain execution (SCE). The built-in performance measurement and analytics capabilities that have come from the Business Objects acquisition also help. Pervasive supply chain performance management capabilities help users to align supply chain strategy to Read More

Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition. And they are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate demand.

companies with sap  consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, and top ten original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout India by 2015.   SAP Ganges is not currently leveraging Ariba Network due to the complexities of India’s financial banking system. Once SAP Ganges gains some major momentum in India, the plan is to take it globally, with the goal of then connecting to the Ariba Network.   A lot of retailers in remote markets prefer to do business in cash (to avoid administration and taxation), and their suppliers Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

companies with sap  - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - August 3, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an illu Read More

SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier Software for approximately $400 million USD in cash. TopTier’s products are already integrated with SAP’s mySAP Workplace, so the acquisition should be painless and have little negative effect on SAP’s 2001 earnings per share.

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