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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges
Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the

sap fm  the coexistence strategy with SAP , but only with measly success because the trend of most customers at the time was to buy a transaction foundation framework from a single vendor for a greenfield' situation. While Marcam has lately bolstered Protean's financial management and order management capabilities, it still has a limited supply chain execution (SCE) offering that is particularly asked for in the order management needs of the process industries. While the customers have meanwhile become open to

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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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Pronto Xi Dimensions


PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) and purchase orders (POs), customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), retail point-of-sale (POS), facilities management (FM), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), and other related functions. PRONTO-Xi runs on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems (OSs), and includes built-in mobile and Internet technology.

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PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


PeopleSoft needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited about the product portfolio and by upgrading the channel's ability to sell.

sap fm  a new product like SAP Business One or a refurbished vantage product like PeopleSoft World Express. User Recommendations Interested customers within the above four particular industries of World Express focus should certainly consider the PeopleSoft's lower-end of the mid-market offering and carefully determine their needs and implementation time framework, bearing in mind potential problems typical with any new product releases. Most large vendors offer their own version of SMB solutions with programs Read More

Recommendations for Users of Acquired Enterprise Resource Planning Systems


The added value of both SSA Global and Infor is that existing users of relatively small and dubious ERP products should now gain the benefits of synergistic software developments from other ERP siblings.

sap fm  be number three (after SAP and Oracle ) in the world of ERP vendors (see The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three for background information and a discussion of vendor similarities). The other leading contender is Lawson Software . For a detailed discussion of Lawson, see 'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions . Both SSA Global and Infor have also been building ecosystems of extended ERP consisting of complementary products that they can Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Two: Market Impact


The major factors of success in business applications for the mid-market segment have traditionally been--flexible pricing, packaging and deployment options; speed of implementation; vertical focus; interconnectivity to other applications and legacy systems; product scalability and scope expandability; Internet and wireless device accessibility; low cost business-to-business (B2B) electronic connectivity; and a single point of contact possibly with a local consulting and implementation support. PeopleSoft seems to have captured (or at least tackled) most of these.

sap fm  against the background of SAP having to recently tackle the lower-end of the mid-market by acquiring and then further sprucing up a more suitable and genuine product for the segment, PeopleSoft stands a good chance in the market segment by leveraging a revamped release of a tried-and-true vantage product. (See SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack at a Small Guy and SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan for information on SAP.) To refresh our memory, the original Read More

SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100


On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that the costs of its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions for its mySAP.com Internet software system would likely outpace sales in the first quarter of 2000.

sap fm  but Warns of Q100 SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100 P.J. Jakovljevic - February 7th, 2000 Event Summary On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions for its mySAP.com Internet software system would likely outpace sales in the first quarter of 2000. However, strong fourth quarter 1999 and year-end results announced on the same day gave SAP a very good standing entering the New Year. Sales grew 18% Read More

SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2


On February 25 in Waltham, Massachusetts, SAP proclaimed itself the number two vendor of supply chain management solutions. Many in the room were openly skeptical, but does SAP have a case?

sap fm  Takes Aim at i2 SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 S. McVey - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary On February 25, SAP AG held an analyst education day at its Waltham offices to give a progress review of its APO (Advanced Planner & Optimizer) application worldwide rollout. Joining SAP were representatives from two members of its client base, Dow Corning and Colgate-Palmolive. Their overviews highlighted ongoing R/3 and APO implementations and focused on laying the groundwork for additional Read More

Etihad Airways Selects SAP


Etihad Airways announces that it has selected SAP SE as a strategic technology partner to deploy a variety of software solutions, such as ERP, HR, SCM, among others, at the Etihad Aviation Group.

sap fm  Airways Selects SAP Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently announced the selection of SAP SE as a strategic technology partner to deploy a range of key software solutions at the Etihad Aviation Group.   The airline plans to deploy the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application SAP ERP together with a range of cloud-based products across its vital business functions, including human resources (HR), finance, procurement, and supply chain management (SCM), Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


Not many are aware of SAP’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Most recently in its bid to grow its number of SME customers, SAP has announced general availability of SAP Business One 9.0, the version of Business One for SAP HANA.

sap fm  many are aware of SAP ’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Even if some might dismiss these figures for counting the users of the now-iconic SAP Crystal Reports as they are not necessarily true enterprise resource planning (ERP) users, SAP can counter with the figure of the 40,000 users for the SAP Business One ERP solution, which has been designed for SMEs from the word go. 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 fm  Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM What xCat Offers SAP NetWeaver , has become the main pillar of SAP AG 's (NYSE: SAP) strategy to remake itself into a platform vendor. With this and mySAP Business Suite , the broadest suite of enterprise applications in the market, SAP will sell possibly everything from application servers via middleware to Web services (envisioned, in SAP's case, to orchestrate business processes by means of packaged composite applications across and atop existing systems). In mid-July, SAP Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

sap fm  is well known that SAP AG , founded in 1972, is a market and technology leader in business management software, and since those early days retailers have been using the now legacy SAP R/1 and SAP R/2 financials solutions to support their financial processes. With the success of the client-server SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in the early 1990s and the burgeoning expansion of the global ERP market, SAP embarked on tailoring its solutions to specific industries beyond manufacturing. 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 fm  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 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 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

sap fm  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 Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon


SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully

sap fm  To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully fits SAP's strategy on leveraging impressive capabilities of this innovative and Read More