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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

format acknowledgment  as Excel into a format that is easily understood by existing ERP tools and their respective enterprise services. Process workflow. All of the usual workflow processes within SAP ERP take place within the context of Microsoft Office''s desktop tools. Distributed data. The ability to cache data for working online or offline also plays an important part in the functionality. Other applications being created by SAP will use different parts of the stack to enable different solutions. However, other services Read More

Siemens’ JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO


The year 2012 ended with a major win for (and perhaps a sigh of relief from) Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. Namely, in December 2012, Siemens’ JT data format, a lightweight data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real time throughout all phases of a product’s lifecycle, was approved by the

format acknowledgment  JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO The year 2012 ended with a major win for (and perhaps a sigh of relief from) Siemens PLM Software , a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division . Namely, in December 2012, Siemens’ JT data format, a lightweight data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real time throughout all phases of a product’s lifecycle, was approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an Read More

Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)


Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.

format acknowledgment  be represented in a format the data warehouse tool can understand. It must also be accessible to the tool. Over the years, vendors had many different methods of metadata representation and storage. Recently, they have formed standards bodies and reduced the number of standards to two. As Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group described it to TEC, Better two standards than ten . It certainly could be argued that one would be even better than two, but that does not appear likely at Read More

Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding


Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size.

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Getting More from Your Spreadsheets with Business Objects


Spreadsheets are here to stay. You depend on them to analyze data, to perform rapid calculations, and to easily model and format information. But they can be costly to maintain, and can compromise data integrity and security. You need the ability to provide an accurate and secure snapshot of critical business information, with the ease-of-use and familiarity offered by spreadsheets.

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SciQuest and Transcepta Partner for Invoice Automation


SciQuest and Transcepta have announced a partnership to automate and improve the quality of invoice capture processes. The goal is to reduce cost per invoice processed and speed up time to payment.

format acknowledgment  accepts invoices in several formats, runs electronic validation, and converts the invoices to the user''s preferred format. Users may accept only validated invoices into the AP Director solution. The process complements the SciQuest Digital Mailroom conversion of paper invoices into electronic formats.   With this alliance, SciQuest is trying to match the  smart invoicing capabilities offered by SAP Ariba , Coupa, TradeShift, Nipendo, and other e-procurement and e-invoicing players. The goal is for Read More

Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

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Oracle Sets Date for Database In-Memory Release


The Oracle Database In-Memory is Oracle’s answer to the in-memory database race that has been heating up over the last couple of years. Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability in July and will run on all hardware supported by Oracle Database 12c.

format acknowledgment  the best of row format and column format to simultaneously deliver fast analytics and efficient online transaction processing (OLTP). This ability—combining real-time data analysis with subsecond transactions—will enable organizations to get closer to real-time enterprises. Oracle is not rushing the product to market and ensures that the solution has undergone extensive validation testing by hundreds of end users, ISV partners, and Oracle Applications teams over the past nine months. Oracle Database Read More

Planning at the Business Unit Level


Planning at the business unit level is most commonly done in spreadsheets, with cost center inputs gathered using workbook templates that are difficult to format and consolidate. While business units can’t escape from “spreadsheet hell” using a corporate business performance management (BPM) system, they can streamline planning and analysis processes with the right software solution. Find out how.

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