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SAP for Chemicals Functionality
SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite

help sap installation  alerts, and KPIs, to help them align their activities with company goals and real-time events in the supply and demand chain. The P2B integration process is being driven by ISA-95, an international standard for defining the interface between business and manufacturing systems. The first part of ISA-95 consists of a dictionary of common IT terms for both business and manufacturing personnel. The second part adds details to illustrate these terms, and describes production by available personnel, materials

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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 Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

help sap installation  directly with users to help expedite software fixes being done at SAP's German HQ's development labs. SAP has apparently come a long way toward fixing what had been a bug-ridden and prematurely released sub-optimal set of applications, because, since AFS 3.0 shipped in January, SAP has again been hunting for volume sales in earnest. Reportedly, SAP has signed on 11 new customers since 3.0 was released, increasing the number of AFS named customers to about 70 (with about 200 AFS sites worldwide). The new Read More

IQMS and IFS Going Strong (without Much Help from the Cloud)


These days when all the excitement seems to be coming from “social anything” and “cloud anything” gadgets, it is refreshing to see some tried-and-true enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors doing very well in their much less exciting manufacturing realms. The two vendors in this instance are IQMS and IFS, and there are many similarities between them (other than the

help sap installation  Going Strong (without Much Help from the Cloud) These days when all the excitement seems to be coming from “social anything” and “cloud anything” gadgets, it is refreshing to see some tried-and-true  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  vendors doing very well in their much less exciting manufacturing realms. The two vendors in this instance are IQMS and IFS , and there are many similarities between them (other than the superficial one that their names start with “I” and end with “S”). Read More

Prepackaged SAP Best Practices-Are They for You?


SAP Best Practices are a series of fixed-scope, pre-defined packages of software and services solutions designed to address the demands of midsize enterprises in multiple industries. Are they right for you?

help sap installation  new tools designed to help customers achieve faster implementation times and higher business flexibility while lowering risks. Available in fourteen different languages, and for industries as diverse as automotive, chemicals, consumer products, fabricated metals, mining, retail, professional services, and water utilities, these packages are based upon mySAP ERP . The vendor claims that SAP Best Practices include a clear, step-by-step methodology; reusable documentation, and complete pre-configuration Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

help sap installation  paper) or with the help of Microsoft Excel , which was both cumbersome and error-prone (imagine what would happen if someone were to record some wrong info or worse yet, delete something critically important).  Needless to say, every company had its own system of administration, and as SAP grew, as did the number of users within these companies (which would translate into more requests for development, configuration, etc.), it eventually realized the need to come up with something that would facilitate Read More

SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

help sap installation  directly with users to help expedite software fixes being done at SAP's German development labs. The 60-plus apparel and footwear companies that have bought the AFS software are typically smaller than most manufacturers with R/3, And they need someone who speaks their language'', she added. By early next year, SAP hopes to ease sales restrictions that have limited new purchases of AFS since the stabilization work began last spring. Market Impact Those who can deliver solutions that satisfy the exacting, Read More

SAP Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility


Yesterday in San Francisco, SAP held a press conference to make two (perhaps three) major announcements about its strategy for the data management and mobility spaces. These announcements unveiled big-time movement in two major IT areas: data management and mobility. SAP HANA and Sybase At the press conference, Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board for Technology and

help sap installation  Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility Yesterday in San Francisco, SAP held a press conference to make two (perhaps three) major announcements about its strategy for the data management and mobility spaces. These announcements unveiled big-time movement in two major IT areas: data management and mobility. SAP HANA and Sybase At the press conference, Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board for Technology and Innovation, spoke about SAP's roadmap for integrating Sybase and SAP's strategy over Read More

SAP Powers CRM With HANA


At CeBIT 2013, in Hanover, Germany, SAP made public that its SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. Made available to SAP employees, the solution facilitates real-time access to business-critical data. According to the press release, the migration of a business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA was done in 2.5 months

help sap installation  Powers CRM With HANA At CeBIT 2013, in Hanover, Germany,  SAP made public  that its SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. Made available to SAP employees, the solution facilitates real-time access to business-critical data. According to the press release, the migration of a business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA was done in 2.5 months. Thus, SAP itself became the first customer to go live with the new solution. SAP's Read More

SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now


In January, SAP announced upbeat results for Q4 2000, in contrast to the current market slowdown. However, 8% license revenue growth in North America is much less compared to recent reports from its direct competitors, indicating a possible loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been left behind.

help sap installation  Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2001 Event Summary On January 23, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000. In the fourth quarter, revenues increased 31% over the same period last year to EUR 2.164 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter increased 16% to EUR 366 million. Earnings per share increased Read More

SAP Ushers In Simple Finance on HANA Enterprise Cloud


At its SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 mega conference, SAP declared war on complexity, in many ways. One example is the introduction of SAP Simple Finance, a set of solutions rewritten for simplicity within global finance departments.

help sap installation  use and subscriptions can help SAP fend off those upbeat cloud ERP providers. Even more, the new real-time capabilities might render Oracle Hyperion, IBM Cognos, UNIT4 OCRA, Infor EPM , and similar popular financial consolidation and planning and budgeting solutions obsolete in SAP finance shops. Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

help sap installation  has been providing the help in co-developing Certified Business Solutions (CBS) software add-ons that are vertical specific, down to the SIC-code, a concept believed to have an appeal to the target customers. The TopManage Acquisition While having resorted to an acquisition, which has not been a common SAP's practice in the past, may mean the admission of failure to successfully capture the global SMB market so far, SAP might have killed two birds with one shot. First, an acquisition typically shortens Read More

Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace in a multiplicity of ways. First, by restructuring to develop flexibility; then, by forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP.com, which started in full force on September 22. Will racing’s Formula One help SAP overtake Oracle’s high-flying marketing machine?

help sap installation  satisfying customers' requirements and helping them achieve results in the new Internet economy. SAP has finally realized the need to explain what mySAP.com really is and what it can do for existing and potential users. Its new global marketing director and former Sony marketing executive, Martin Homlish, deserves the most of the credit for the long awaited and needed change in direction. The campaign comes in the nick of time to fend off increasingly formidable competitors, most of them being Read More

NEC to Inflate SAP Business ByDesign Tires


A new offering, NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign, will leverage the cloud ERP solution from SAP and the cloud deployment capabilities from NEC to offer subsidiaries of large corporations and SMEs a solution for gaining insights into real-time enterprise-wide operations.

help sap installation  to Inflate SAP Business ByDesign Tires Those who have recently been gleefully celebrating the untimely death of the maligned SAP Business ByDesign cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) product might want to check their facts. The truth is that, as part of the SAP solution portfolio for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), SAP Business ByDesign has recently been made available on the SAP HANA in-memory platform. If the cloud ERP product’s initial underpinning technology was not up to snuff, this did Read More

SAP Buys Concur to Conquer Cloud Business Network Market


SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., recently agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, the market leader for travel and expense (T&E) management software. The purchase is the latest in a string of major cloud software acquisitions by SAP, which is betting on cloud subscription growth to offset slumping traditional license sales.

help sap installation  Buys Concur to Conquer Cloud Business Network Market Recent rumors have swirled that both Concur Technologies and TIBCO have approached SAP for a potential sale. SAP seems to have picked a smarter choice —SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc. , recently agreed to acquire the first candidate. With more than 23,000 customers, 4,200 employees, and 25 million active users in over 150 countries, Concur leads the multi-billion market for travel and expense (T&E) management software.   The purchase is the Read More

SAP field service


SAP offers an end-to-end service management solution that can be used across all the departments of a company to manage contracts, process issues, and execute service orders. SAP Field Service is part of SAP Service Management, which offers functionality for service order management, installed-base management, warranty and claim management, parts logistics integration, and mobility. Analytics and big data features are also delivered by SAP to extend its core field service offering. Workforce scheduling and optimization allows users to allocate resources and optimize planning based on factors such as skills, location, customer preferences, and service commitments (as defined by contracts and SLAs). Using optimized schedules and automated processes, dispatchers can decide the most suitable resources for each task. SAP delivers its field service solution particularly to the high-tech, utilities, and industrial manufacturing industries. The solution can be delivered both on premises and in the cloud.

help sap installation  field service SAP offers an end-to-end service management solution that can be used across all the departments of a company to manage contracts, process issues, and execute service orders. SAP Field Service is part of SAP Service Management, which offers functionality for service order management, installed-base management, warranty and claim management, parts logistics integration, and mobility. Analytics and big data features are also delivered by SAP to extend its core field service offering. Read More