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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope
On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the

cost of implementing sap  account for the ongoing costs of cross training the SAP consulting force on new and still developing e-business applications from its traditional ERP functional orientation; the same holds for the sales force that has been reorganized around vertical industries in respective CRM, SCM, business intelligence and other product areas. Another caveat is that a significant part of the SAP US-based workforce has been with the company for less than a year owing to defections of a year ago and to recent

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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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Fostering a Culture of Adaptability


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cost of implementing sap  Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the answer. Read More

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


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cost of implementing sap  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it Read More

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