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SAP
Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50

sap definition  Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software.

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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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Should SAP Buy PTC?




sap definition  2007 released by CIMdata, SAP is now the largest PLM provider without CAx (CAD/CAM/CAE) offerings, and the fourth in PLM mindshare leaders—if we take CAx into account. One major reason that companies need PLM is to let CAx systems talk to other management systems. This is why major CAx providers are reigning in PLM. If PTC could become a part of SAP, then the enterprise resource planning (ERP) giant will have a strong CAx wing—making its leading position more unchallengeable in collaborative product Read More

AspenTech Searching for Definition in FY2000


Founded in 1981 as a developer of computer-aided chemical engineering software, Aspen's growth has resulted in a wide variety of applications for management and execution-level process manufacturing. Hit hard by flagging revenues, Aspen is distilling its product suite down to its most profitable elements in hopes of invigorating its business and capturing a share of the supply chain management market.

sap definition  with the acquisition of Chesapeake Decision Science's MIMI, supply chain management. Aspen has a strong presence in the chemical, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries with some penetration into semiconductors. Demand for Aspen's non-SCM offerings has declined in recent months, increasing the company's dependence on supply chain. Their MIMI customer base is over 200, representing at least one-third of the total customer base. Aspen Technology is third in terms of total revenue among vendors offering Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

sap definition  a330 wheel assembly. Accordingly, SAP MDM provides a framework to define the reference master data and metadata associated with this assembly so that the aircraft manufacturer, customers such as airlines, and suppliers share a single definition that they can leverage in their business transactions. To help companies avoid the complexity and costs of point-to-point connectivity, SAP MDM connects as a hub to multiple systems, enabling intersystem communication. It allows central data maintenance to group Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

sap definition  execution with reduced ambiguity. SAP is not the only game in town here, as Siemens is soon to release its Active Workspace offering, which is to be the entry point of its High Definition PLM (HD-PLM) approach . Along similar lines, Dassault Systèmes has the 3D Live offering. SAP Visual Enterprise , HD-PLM, and 3D Live can be grouped under the same concept. Basically, they are all providing mashups of enterprise data and content from different applications, such as PLM, computer aided design (CAD), Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

sap definition  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it 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.

sap definition  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 available within the 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.

sap definition  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. Read More

SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part


SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However, negative license revenue growth in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, and net profit restatement owing to the investment in money burning Commerce One, may give rise to a careful scrutiny and moderate caution.

sap definition  Competitors' Plight, In Part SAP SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part P.J. Jakovljevic - August 17, 2001 Event Summary SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced strong sales and profit performance for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. In Q2 2001, revenues increased 24% over the same period last year from EUR 1.5 billion to EUR 1.85 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter grew up 78% to EUR 424 million compared to EUR 246 million a year Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI: Analyst Report


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sap definition  profitable decisions? Discover how SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI can meet your needs in the latest TEC Certification Report . Report highlight include: product strengths and weaknesses ease of use workflow design analytics and reporting Download your free PDF copy of the TEC BusinessObjects Edge BI Certification Report to learn more about BusinessObjects Edge BI for small and midsized businesses, today. * The TEC certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations that rely on the integrity of Read More

SAP PLM


SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solution provides Web-based access to internal and external content, applications, and services. SAP PLM integrates with mySAP Supply Chain Management, mySAP Customer Relationship Management, mySAP Supplier Relationship Management, mySAP Exchanges, and SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings.  

sap definition  PLM SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The 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.

sap definition  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 EnterpriseOne *, you'll learn about the cost, flexibility, functionality, and complexity considerations that eventually won companies over to EnterpriseOne. And how Read More

Tailoring SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes


The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management.

sap definition  SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management. Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

sap definition  Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market's Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier when SAP had its Read More

IP Telephony: Project Definition Guide


You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence.

sap definition  Telephony: Project Definition Guide You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence. Read More