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It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows
Baan keeps on showing us wonders are still possible. The OEM alliance with its nemesis SAP was all but inconceivable a year ago.

compare sap and baan  its customers. This is compared to offering a steep technology transition from a fat client/server to a pure Internet architecture, such as chosen by PeopleSoft . Also, both major vendors can cite each other as endorsers of the openness and interconnectivity strategy, which may be perceived by the market as signs of confidence. Further, note the iBaan and mySAP.com architectures will be able to take full advantage of TopTier's attractive Drag-and-Relate graphical feature. Baan's renewed focus on the

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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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Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

compare sap and baan  design-related criteria. Manufacturers should compare their PLM requirements with the capabilities of their ERP vendors and the best of breed PLM vendors (see Selecting a PLM Solution ). Remembering that Innovation is King , manufacturers should first make sure that the functionality that they require is available from the solutions they are evaluating. Keeping in mind that Integration may be Queen , significant value should be placed on integration, including semantic and conceptual alignment. Don't Read More

PeopleSoft - Are Business Intelligence and e-Commerce Enough?


PeopleSoft is currently developing the PeopleSoft Business Network (PSBN), which should incorporate business transactions, knowledge and analytical tools within and beyond enterprise boundaries. PSBN and EPM initiatives have the potential to increase revenues, however the coveted 50%+ annual growth is not achievable without strong product offerings in CRM and manufacturing area...

compare sap and baan  net profit (down 91%) compared to the second quarter of the last year (see PeopleSoft, Inc. Quarterly Results Chart). Lack of more aggressive action in strong markets like CRM/Front-Office (only exhibited in partnering with Siebel and Vantive), and indecisive strategy regarding PSBN (without clear differentiators and target markets). Still not regarded as complete ERP solution provider, very far behind main competitors (SAP, Baan, J.D. Edwards) in manufacturing functionality; acquisition of Red Pepper Read More

SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized


SAP is reportedly planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market.

compare sap and baan  to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized P.J. Jakovljevic - July 10, 2000 Event Summary As reported in a number of industry reports at the beginning of June, German ERP software vendor SAP AG is to reorganizing its software division into three separate units. It is planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market. This will make our research and development Read More

The Wheres of Electronic Procurement


An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

compare sap and baan  how the different models compare in convenience for some important criteria. But, as always, the devil is in the details, which change daily in this product space. For example, integration into back-end systems is theoretically expected to be harder with the Marketplace model than for the Main Street because the Main Street solution is installed and customized on the buyer's site. But there is no reason that a particular vendor couldn't make a sufficient investment so that their Marketplace model would Read More

SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process.

compare sap and baan  for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More

SAP HANA Demystified


What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions.

compare sap and baan  HANA Demystified What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions. Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

compare sap and baan  for Chemicals Functionality SAP for Chemicals Functionality SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is well-known for its enterprise applications software tailored to the chemicals industry. For a detailed tutorial on the chemicals industry, see So What's the Big Deal with Chemicals? . For a discussion of the SAP approach to packaged solutions, see SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies . And for a discussion directly concerned with SAP and the chemicals industry, see SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Read More

SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist


SAPMarkets, the US dot-com spin-off of German ERP leader SAP AG, is partnering with Commerce One to build and sell software for online trading exchanges. This announcement comes only a month after its partnership with Nortel Networks for CRM product offering. SAP, owing to this alliance, has a chance to put content behind its extensive recent advertising campaign for mySAP.

compare sap and baan  Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist P.J. Jakovljevic - July 21, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release from June 14 at SAPPHIRE 2000 Las Vegas, the annual SAP Americas customer conference, SAP AG, the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, SAPMarkets Inc., the SAP subsidiary dedicated to delivering mySAP.com marketplaces, and Commerce One Inc., the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business, announced a preliminary agreement to jointly Read More

SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

compare sap and baan  sets up Apparel and Footwear team Event Summary SAP is trying to stabilize its Apparel and Footwear R/3 Solution (AFS) after early users had problems with the software, leading several to stop work on their projects. Until now, SAP was pulling consultants from its wider consumer products group to deal with AFS installations. The new AFS team now has 35 consultants on board, and expects to increase that count to 50 by year's end, stated Annegret Sonnenberg, vice president of SAP's retail and consumer Read More

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).

compare sap and baan  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More

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


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace in a multiplicity of ways. First, by restructuring to develop flexibility; then, by forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP.com, which started in full force on September 22. Will racing’s Formula One help SAP overtake Oracle’s high-flying marketing machine?

compare sap and baan  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world's leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive Read More

SAP Business All-in-One


Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

compare sap and baan  Business All-in-One Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. Read More

Will SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite?


SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities.

compare sap and baan  SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite? SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities. The real value of big data only comes when one can embed its insights into business processes and use these insights to make better decisions. Business users all too often lack full visibility into end-to-end Read More

Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan


Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 1 discusses Baan’s history and where it is headed under Invensys.

compare sap and baan  - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys' Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan P.J. Jakovljevic - November 29, 2000 Executive Summary Baan Co. once a leading global provider of enterprise business software has gone from an independent force in the ERP market to being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since the Read More