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SAP NetWeaver Background, Direction, and User Recommendations
SAP is using NetWeaver to reach to the shop floor by aggregating and presenting information to users, thus empowering them to improve manufacturing performance.

sap et oracle  broader adoption across the SAP customer base is possible. For those companies that have made the decision to source the majority of their enterprise software applications from SAP, this platform should be the leading contender for the foundation of their future SOA forays. They should begin seriously considering it (bearing in mind all pro et contras, see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? ), since if they do not eventually deploy ESA, the expected benefits

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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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Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 1


Anyone that is still vociferously doubting and denying the future of cloud computing and its near-mainstream nature will sound as strange and nutty as some US Senate hopefuls that still proudly deny evolution and climate change (while admitting to “dabbling with witchcraft” in the not-too-distant past). In fact, can anyone name a renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP

sap et oracle  with other vendors, e.g., SAP Business ByDesign is multi-tenant but is (or will be) delivered by partners and from the vendor’s multiple regional sites. In that case one cannot be sure that every customer is on the exact same version of the software at all times. But that particular debate will come in some other article. PaaS the Platform and Infrastructure, Please To confuse end-users even more,  pundits have created a few more acronyms based on which layer of the technology stack is provided in the Read More

What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


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sap et oracle  such as Oracle , SAP AG , Microsoft , and Lotus/IBM provide benchmarks for their specific products. As with the wider-focus tests, hardware manufacturers sometimes use these tests for competitive selling. Some provide the tests to potential customers to help them decide how much computer they will need to order. Benchmarks  So, what are the benchmarks in current use, and what do they measure? Listed in Table 1 below are some of the better-known benchmarks, along with the kind of performance factors they Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 2: Comparison, Challenges, & Recommendations


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sap et oracle  's recent endorsement (see SAP Opens The 'Miss Congeniality' Contest ). The only non-J2EE application server product of merit belongs to Microsoft, while all others have committed to the Java juggernaut. As mentioned in Part 1 , Visual Studio.NET may give Microsoft a tool to compete on level footing with the Java community. Although Microsoft touts the advantage of delivering a toolkit to link MS Office applications to Web Services and .NET, that might not be enough to convert Java-files. On the other Read More

Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


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sap et oracle  mySAP.com collaborative platform and SAP R/3 ERP systems, and Scala will have to be careful not to fall in SAP's former trap of confusing the market with the product's genealogy, future migration path, licensing, service & support discontinuation, etc. Scala should thus try to more clearly articulate the message that true collaboration can only be achieved if the core product is an ERP system which by its very nature enables intrinsic collaboration (such as iScala), rather than a product which has to Read More

SAP Jam


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sap et oracle  Jam SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, Read More

Oracle Buys Another Cloud—Responsys


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SAP HANA Demystified


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Oracle Flying High on Q3 Report: Is Gold All That Glitters?


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sap et oracle  its ERP competitors, particularly SAP, in its quest for CRM market share. If one should judge by the past, it is to expect product quality problems with its immature product release as well as uneven functionality across the functional breadth. Oracle's modest results in the European market, with much more cautious buyers ('seeing is believing' attitude) speak for that. Last but not least, Oracle functionality is still very horizontal, except in its traditionally strong verticals like telecommunications, Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy


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sap et oracle  , Tibco , and SAP (see SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET and IBM WebSphere into Its ESA Tapestry ). Mid 2000 saw the introduction of Oracle Internet Application Server , which was billed as an open software platform for developing, deploying, and managing distributed Internet software application programs . Further refining and defining the functionality, Oracle released Oracle 9 i Application Server late in 2000, which included the support for J2EE, XML, and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), as well as Read More

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


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sap et oracle  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 Announces SAP 360 Customer


SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA, called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key

sap et oracle  Announces SAP 360 Customer SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA , called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key components of 360 Customer as real-time insight, real-time interactions, and real-time Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


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sap et oracle  Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Enterprise Read More

SAP ERP Market Analysis for SMB'S


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sap et oracle  As you'll discover in SAP ERP for SMB , SAP offers a range of ERP solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMBs)—including a SaaS-based version called SAP Business ByDesign. In this Aberdeen market analysis , you'll also learn about the major trends and drivers in the ERP SMB market, and how SAP ERP solutions are helping SMBs streamline and standardize their processes and operations—with functionality so robust that even larger corporations are buying in. Learn how working with the world’s Read More

Is Oracle Becoming Invincible?


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