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SAP Business One Marks 40,000 Customers
While some might wonder how many brand new large customers SAP might get annually for its top of the range SAP Business Suite, SAP Business One has just won its

customers number sap  many brand new large customers SAP might get annually for its top of the range SAP Business Suite ,  SAP Business One has just won its 40,000th customer . That's a fairly significant number to achieve within a decade, given that SAP's customer base totals around a quarter of a million and results from over 40 years of existence including numerous acquisitions. 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. , a provider of large scale biometric identity management solutions, joins the growing number of small and medium

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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


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customers number sap  has about 1,300 mid-market customers in the chemicals space. Thus, although the market perception is that SAP is only for large enterprises, SAP in fact already has a substantial presence in the mid-market. According to Kochendoerfer, these companies are across all chemical segments, including organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, rubber, plastic materials, paints and coatings, inks, fertilizer, and surfactants. Furthermore, SAP believes this is only the tip of the iceberg: it has more than 5,000 Read More

Oracle Proud To Be Number Two


Being number two in the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market is becoming a coveted prize for old guard ERP vendors.

customers number sap  software selections among existing customers. Oracle's initial success may be due primarily to the interface aspect, although Oracle has been plagued in the past by integration issues with acquired products. A more likely explanation is that Oracle made price concessions on APS in order to assuage client fears over product stability and functionality. Oracle will achieve longer term growth in SCM market share only if Oracle APS proves to be a viable alternative to what the best-of-breeds can offer. In Read More

SAP Details CRM Plans


On November 9, SAP outlined its Customer Relationship Management plans in preparation for its product delivery next month. In December the company is expected to launch a telesales application and Internet portal that it hopes will lay the foundation for the full CRM suite rollout early next year.

customers number sap  the possibility of losing customers to quicker-to-market ERP competitors or CRM niche players, or it could jump on the bandwagon and hastily deliver suboptimal CRM functionality. The Company opted for the first alternative by following its corporate culture and bidding on its customers' loyalty. SAP is significantly late to market with its recent CRM announcement, and trails Siebel and Oracle in the offered functionality scope. User Recommendations We believe that SAP is slowly moving in the right Read More

The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three


Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share.

customers number sap  say, one would expect customers to apply them as a matter of course. Service packs are not optional (in that they correct bugs), but most simply roll up a number of previous changes. Conversely, some feature packs may contain more features for one industry than another, and it is quite possible that SSA Global might launch a feature pack for one industry, followed by a feature pack for another industry. That, along with the notion that success breeds success, has contributed to the fact that 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.

customers number sap  data from their own customers.   To tackle these challenges, SAP Labs India created SAP Ganges , powered by the SAP HANA big data platform. The idea was first brought to life by a small team under SAP’s Global Business Incubation team. Starting out in April 2012, the team used a design-thinking approach to engage the stakeholders, process maps, assess their pain points, and define personas. Later the team enlisted the help of other teams from around the world (Brazil, China, South Africa, etc.) to Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 1: Alliances


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. Expanding outside its traditional ERP stronghold into five attractive technology areas, as well as the realization that no vendor can be ‘all things to all people’ might be the necessary ingredients of the formula for future SAP success.

customers number sap  WebSphere Portal Server, providing customers with shared access from their desktops to a wide array of applications and information across all industries. In turn, SAPMarkets, Inc. ,another subsidiary of SAP AG, is licensing WebSphere for projects and development in helping businesses harness the Internet. IBM has more than 5,000 consultants helping more than 1,900 companies across the world in their SAP projects, which are among the leading partner-driven sources of business for IBM. In recognizing the Read More

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SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


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customers number sap  a little . User Recommendations Customers evaluating major enterprise software acquisitions will continue to have a basic set of three options: Buy everything from one vendor, a virtual one stop shop . This should (we emphasize should ) eliminate many of the integration headaches. The quintessential example of this vendor approach is Oracle . Buy best of breed applications, and rely on application integration software to tie everything together. This may allow for more latitude in product choices, but Read More

SAP Announces SAP 360 Customer


SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA, called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key

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SAP To Take Care Of All Suppliers


SAP's first major product delivery that leverages recently the recently endorsed technology foundation, allows it to offer a collaborative solution. This does not mean that the amount of time and resources required to implement and manage the supplier enablement process can be underestimated.

customers number sap  has more than 1,200 customers worldwide and leverages the newly announced mySAP Technology (see SAP Opens The 'Miss Congeniality' Contest ). mySAP SRM is designed to provide a holistic view of all supplier-facing relationships through open integration with both SAP and non-SAP (third-party) supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. By also integrating the e-selling solutions of suppliers, Read More

SAP CRM


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SAP and Ariba Synergy


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customers number sap  about half of its customers are non-SAP users. This percent will likely decline somewhat now that SAP and Ariba’s sales and field marketing teams have joined forces and are being compensated for joint sales. That being said, Ariba and SAP both expressed their commitment to a key tenet—keeping the Ariba Network open to connect to all back-end systems. Where the two organizations’ integration is much more apparent is in the realm of R&D. With the exception of a few former top Ariba executives, most Read More

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customers number sap  DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation this way: With the announcement of SAP HANA Cloud, we are paving the way for developers to build impactful applications in the cloud with embedded analytics and the massive speed of SAP HANA, customers and partners will be able to build applications that meet the needs of the new reality—lightning fast, instant mobile access, deep Read More