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MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source

microsoft sap merge  viable to exclusively sell Microsoft business software. There might be some converted VARs itching to work with the likes of SAP or IBM , given SAP's and IBM's keen interest in the segment and possibly a more generous incentive and a more intimate relationship for VARs and ISVs (see IBM is Serious About SMB and Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their 'Business One' Priority ). Again, to avoid customizing its core software, MBS has to try to convince ISVs to build industry-specific applications

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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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Usability


Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

microsoft sap merge  WordStar or WordPerfect . Microsoft Word made it simple, intuitive and fun to draw tables. The same goes for text formatting, mail merge, envelope printing, and so on. Extra wide screens in many software packages force users to scroll horizontally. As a result, speed suffers because users need to lift their hands from the keyboards and keep reaching for the mouse. On the other hand, some packages have thoughtfully laid out their screens in such a way that horizontal scrolling is not needed and users can Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT


Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

microsoft sap merge  has long turned to Microsoft Windows and UNIX platform, which helps the demarcation line and the complementary nature of the merger. A prospect of much improved balance of partnering and native applications, with Baan filling much-needed CRM, PLM and possibly some SCM gaps in SSA GT's portfolio, and vice versa, SSA GT's MasterPiece/Net should cater for human resources (HR) and corporate financials, which have long been the gaps or weaker spots in Baan's natively provided functionality. Also, Warehouse Read More

SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)


Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.

microsoft sap merge  IBM DB2 , or Microsoft SQL Server as the transactional data manager for SAP Business Suite (and Progress OpenEdge in non-SAP ERP environments, if you will), but these companies should consider themselves warned.   References and Further Reading Enterprise Irregulars. SAP HANA Makes Progress and Threatens Oracle . People, Process & Technology. SAP HANA vs Oracle Exalytics – the game is on . TEC. Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011 . TEC. SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Read More

Salesforce.com Acquires CRM Analytics Capabilities


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microsoft sap merge  , SAP , and Microsoft ) and upstarts such as SugarCRM and Zoho . Still, the leader has holes to fill if it truly wants to supply customer analytics and not just social sentiment analytics. Also, salesforce.com’s general business intelligence (BI) capabilities are still not differentiating—so an acquisition of Tableau or QlikTech would not be too surprising either.   RelateIQ has a snazzy user interface (UI) and use case, but does it logically or technically fit into the core salesforce.com user Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to open its Windows source code.

microsoft sap merge  -February 17, 2000 [Reuters] Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said the software giant would be willing to open to competitors the source code of its Windows operating system - its flagship product - to settle the antitrust lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department, Bloomberg Television reported Thursday. Microsoft Corp. would be willing to open the source code for its Windows software to competitors in order to settle the antitrust case filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, a Bloomberg news Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

microsoft sap merge  - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy P.J. Jakovljevic - August 7, 2001 Event Summary   During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an i 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.

microsoft sap merge  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

Microsoft Dynamics and the Microsoft Office System: Delivering Business Value through Interoperability


Microsoft Dynamics is a business management solution designed to allow your employees to customize and automate their Microsoft Office system user interface according to their preferences and work styles. Microsoft Dynamics helps your employees and your business work more efficiently—giving you a faster return on investment and an effective and profitable business.

microsoft sap merge  Dynamics and the Microsoft Office System: Delivering Business Value through Interoperability Microsoft Dynamics is a business management solution designed to allow your employees to customize and automate their Microsoft Office system user interface according to their preferences and work styles. Microsoft Dynamics helps your employees and your business work more efficiently—giving you a faster return on investment and an effective and profitable business. Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and a global “platform” player in selected industries. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

microsoft sap merge  The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series positioned  all four  Microsoft Dynamics   enterprise resource planning (ERP)  product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [ evaluate this product ] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and  a global “platform” player in selected industries . In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can build their sub-vertical 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

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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


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microsoft sap merge  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More

SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


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Microsoft Dynamics CRM by ERT


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SAP for Chemicals Functionality


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microsoft sap merge  for Chemicals Functionality SAP for Chemicals Functionality SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is well-known for its enterprise applications software tailored to the chemicals industry. For a detailed tutorial on the chemicals industry, see So What's the Big Deal with Chemicals? . For a discussion of the SAP approach to packaged solutions, see SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies . And for a discussion directly concerned with SAP and the chemicals industry, see SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid- Read More