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SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Two: SoftBrands
As for the lower-end of the market, SAP has designed SAP Business One to meet the core management needs of dynamically growing small and midsize businesses, and

demandstream sap  Shift, evolution , and DemandStream ) and hospitality products (i.e., PORTfolio , Medallion , and RIOGrand ), SoftBrands has established a worldwide infrastructure for distribution, development, and support of enterprise software. The company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota (US) has over 500 employees with branch offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. At the end of 2003, SoftBrands announced the highly anticipated release of Fourth Shift 7.30 , which should confirm the c

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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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Fourth Shift's evolution Within SoftBrands' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to bring different technologies and industrial experiences to bear. Further, the new company is left with multiple products whose brand recognition is quite low given recent re-branding effort that may be even more impeded by SoftBrands/Fourth Shift/evolution brand confusion (not to mention the plethora of hospitality products).

demandstream sap  , evolution , and DemandStream . These products are detailed in Part One. This broad product set, bundled with a reputation for quick and easy implementation, low start up and running costs, one of the speediest problem resolution in the industry and one of the highest ranking for the management of upgrades and excellent customer service should create at least cross-selling opportunity for SoftBrands to shore up its large customer base. To that end, the company will have to more vigorously exploit its env Read More

SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


Make sure that what you select now will keep abreast of the technology changes in the future. It may sometimes be more beneficial to implement the right solution slowly than to rush the wrong one into place.

demandstream sap  of their evaluation. As DemandStream is targeted at flexible lean manufacturers, involving handling of mixed-mode operations, electronic kanbans, and just-in-time (JIT) at the plant level, and can agnostically interface to most ERP systems; non-SoftBrands' users may benefit from evaluating it on a stand-alone basis. Existing users of earlier product releases that face stabilization should react positively to renewed company's activities, as they may benefit from querying the company's future product migra Read More

Enterprise Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact


The worst is past for SoftBrands. However, the vendor must still deal with the problem of blending many formerly independent organizations together, while figuring out how best to leverage their different technological and industrial strengths.

demandstream sap  service revenue, such as DemandStream and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One. Demand Stream is a new application for lean manufacturing and a potential gold mine, but SoftBrands needs to form a respectable and knowledgeable team of business consultants that can help customers apply the technology to their lean initiatives. While the vendor may become increasingly dependent on such products, which are not yet widely accepted (and which no one can be certain will ever be, since they have not sold in Read More

SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part One: Event Summary


As the contest for the lower-end of the market intensifies, SAP is further honing a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP All-in-One vertical offerings for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering the SAP Business One product to appeal to smaller enterprises with less complex processes. SoftBrands comes to help with its Fourth Shift product to bolster long-missing manufacturing capabilities of SAP Business One, but the benefits should go both ways, once the integration materializes.

demandstream sap  One with Fourth Shift's DemandStream Lean Enterprise Automation integrated module, a specialized solution for managing lean manufacturing operations. The combined solution will be offered through SAP Business One partners worldwide, while SoftBrands will continue to support manufacturers in its key worldwide markets, including the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, Asia Pacific, and India. Prior to this announcement, in November, SAP announced the US launch of enhancements to SAP Business One that co Read More

SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision


The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

demandstream sap  Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision With tier-one software vendors aggressively going after midmarket business, many midsized companies are taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards Read More

SAP Announces Availability of HANA-based ERP


Today is a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is

demandstream sap  Announces Availability of HANA-based ERP Today is a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is capable of capturing and analyzing data on a single in-memory Read More

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.

demandstream sap  To Take Care Of All Suppliers Event Summary On January 9, SAP Markets, Inc. , the Internet exchange applications providing company of the SAP AG group of companies (NYSE: SAP), which is a leading provider of business software solutions, announced the availability of mySAP Supplier Relationship Management (mySAP SRM) , an SAP Markets solution designed to manage supplier relationships in a comprehensive manner that should improve the competitiveness and profitability of a value chain. According to the Read More

SAP Jam


SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, collaborative customer engagement, etc.

demandstream sap  Jam SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, Read More

SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud


SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management

demandstream sap  Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service , taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Netweaver Business Warehouse solutions in the cloud, powered by Read More

SAP to Invest Big Time in Africa


SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. The goal is to establish the African region as one of the company's top-five growth markets globally.

demandstream sap  to Invest Big Time in Africa SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa , led by Pfungwa Serima, is now taking responsibility for SAP operations across 51 African countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and 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.

demandstream sap  Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons M. Reed - April 17, 2001 Event Summary SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), a major provider of e-business software solutions, and TopTier Software, Inc . (privately held) have announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for SAP to acquire TopTier, subject to the approval of antitrust authorities. TopTier has been an SAP partner since 1999 and parts of its technology are already integrated and 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.

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Etihad Airways Selects SAP


Etihad Airways announces that it has selected SAP SE as a strategic technology partner to deploy a variety of software solutions, such as ERP, HR, SCM, among others, at the Etihad Aviation Group.

demandstream sap  Airways Selects SAP Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently announced the selection of SAP SE as a strategic technology partner to deploy a range of key software solutions at the Etihad Aviation Group.   The airline plans to deploy the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application SAP ERP together with a range of cloud-based products across its vital business functions, including human resources (HR), finance, procurement, and supply chain management (SCM), Read More

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.

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