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Beyond Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration
The current global economic instability means firms have to quickly adapt to business conditions. This uncertainty may increase companies’ reliance on business

formation sap finance  even participate in the formation of those objectives to help alliances succeed. For this reason, in many of our interviews the finance executives stressed the importance of being involved earlier rather than later. It is important to be involved early enough, to be involved in the whole business model, says Jörg Vandreier, CFO of IDS Scheer AG, a German provider of business-process management software and services with 2007 revenues of $616 million. This lets us really focus on what is the benefi t

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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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The Impact of the 'Assembler Strategy' in the Enterprise Applications Field


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formation sap finance  discuss Infor's acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac . See The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three for background information and a discussion of vendor similarities. For more information, see Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field . Also see New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field for a comparable analysis of SSA Global. The other leading contender is Lawson Software . For a detailed discussion Read More

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formation sap finance  bought Datastream for EAM, Formation Systems LLC for product-specifications management, Extensity for performance management and Workbrain for HCM. Irvine, Calif.-based Epicor Software Corp. bought CRS Retail systems to add retail operations to its portfolio of vertical offerings. Santa Barbara, Calif.-based QAD Inc. acquired Precision Software for GTM (Global Trade Management) and Bisgen for SFA (Sales Force Automation) capabilities. Oracle continued its buying spree by purchasing Retek for retail Read More

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formation sap finance  examining Infor's acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac . This is Part Five of the six-part series The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three . Parts One to Four were published April 24 to April 27. This is part of a comparative analysis of SSA Global and Infor, two contenders in the fierce ongoing competition to be number three (after SAP and Oracle ) in the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. See The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three for Read More

SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies


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formation sap finance  of expertise, along with information technology (IT) solutions particular to their respective industries. This segmentation is also reflected in the company's organization: in 1996, SAP started creating specialized departments called industry business units (IBUs) for groups of targeted industries, such as financial services, manufacturing, public services, trading, and service industries. Accordingly, the SAP NetWeaver platform and standard enterprise suites like mySAP ERP and mySAP CRM , as well as Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


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formation sap finance  used to getting the information they need anytime, anywhere.   With this in mind, SAP has recently started a few key programs to help startup companies use innovative technologies to bring new products to market. SAP’s new solutions for SMEs are designed to be easy to deploy, affordable to implement and operate, and the right fit for any industry and size. At the recent CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany, SAP announced a “buy now, pay later” offering that provides SME customers with zero-percent Read More

Aligning Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice


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formation sap finance  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 pro Read More

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