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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 1
I can partly understand analysts’ temptation to beat up on Microsoft’s forays into the enterprise applications space. To be fair,

sap explained  single uber-product (a la SAP ), the project was first backpedaled, reduced in scope, phased (via Wave 1, Wave 2, etc.), and than fully scrapped . It was a waste of a good name at an inopportune time, given the public’s infatuation today with anything that is environmentally-friendly, i.e., “green.” In any case, with the Project Green frenzy subsided, the analysts can always resort to picking apart the Microsoft Business Solution’s ( MBS , part of Microsoft Business Division ) profit and loss Read More...
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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

sap explained  long-time SAP employee at SAP Labs ) explains the importance of HANA in his Enterprise Irregulars blog post . He states that relational databases are well suited to handling structured data where the schema does not change, text processing is not an important requirement, data is measured in gigabytes rather than petabytes, geographical or time-series (e.g., stream) processing is not required, and the server does not need to support transactional and decision-support queries simultaneously. A key trait Read More...
Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 3
Part 2 of this blog series analyzed Microsoft platform parts that are slated for shared use within the Microsoft Dynamics family of products. Particular

sap explained  think of the joint SAP and Microsoft Duet product , Epicor Productivity Pyramid , QAD .NET UI , SYSPRO Office Integration [SOI]),   IFS Business Analytics, and so on. However, by leveraging WPF, Lawson embeds manager and employee self-service functionality more directly into Microsoft Outlook than Duet (which is more of an add-on launched from Outlook as an integrated pane) and most other vendors' OBA solutions.  Fore more details on Lawson Smart Office, see my earlier blog post on the vendor’s CUE Read More...
SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions
This year, product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility

sap explained  As I was told, SAP PLM has fully achieved what it planned to do (summarized as “enabling product and service leadership” and explained in the SAP PLM Roadmap presented in 2008). While waiting for an update to the product roadmap, I’d like to speculate on the future growth of SAP PLM based on my understanding. PLM Analytics Although in analyzing product definition data, we are not yet as skillful as in analyzing transactional data using business intelligence (BI) tools, I can see that PLM analytics Read More...
SAP HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 1
It doesn’t take an exceptional industry analyst or market observer to realize that SAP HANA has become one of the pillars of SAP’s future strategy (possibly

sap explained  publicity and promotion of  SAP HANA, whose in-memory data management and analytics and many other novel capabilities , have been touted and explained repeatedly, well before the product was made generally available (GA) in June 2011. If one had to pick the product’s ”killer aspect,” it would be the fact that there is no need for indexing (as opposed to traditional relational databases) bundled with columnar data compression that allows all of a company's data to be stored in-memory rather than Read More...
SAP HANA
SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like

sap explained  HANA SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities. Read More...
Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise

sap explained  of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research's analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those Read More...
SAP Jam
SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits

sap explained  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...
SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform
During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a

sap explained  Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform During the  TechEd event in Las Vegas , SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance management, risk and 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

sap explained  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. SAP has reportedly worked closely with customers to identify the most complex tasks in finance and make them simpler to consume and perform. The result is SAP Simple Finance, based on SAP HANA in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud under a full subscription model. The product is planned to be released for Read More...
SAP HANA Going “Moneyball”
After recently acquiring a sports ticketing and entertainment software solution, SAP has announced the launch of the SAP Scouting solution, an enterprise

sap explained  entertainment software solution , SAP has announced the  launch of the SAP Scouting solution , an enterprise offering enabling sports franchises to improve their ability to identify and acquire the talent that should fuel their teams’ on-field success. SAP developed the solution in partnership with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers during preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft . The announcement was made at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference , which was held March 1-2 in 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

sap explained  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 products unit. Their job Read More...
Will SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite?
SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes

sap explained  SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite? SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities. The real value of big data only comes when one can embed its insights into business processes and use these insights to make better decisions. Business users all too often lack full visibility into end-to-end op Read More...
SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud
SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving

sap explained  Enterprise to the Cloud SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service , taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Netweaver Business Warehouse solutions in the cloud, powered by HANA. SAP 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

sap explained  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...

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