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GTM Solutions--Always Watch Out for SAP
For global trade management solutions (GTM) one should never overlook the enterprise applications leader SAP, which in most cases opts for in-house product

sap help messages  have multiple ERP systems. SAP MDM can help companies create one instance of product data that all the ERP systems throughout the global enterprise will share. Integration With SCEM Further, SAP's version of supply chain event management (SCEM) will also become part of the SAP GTS package in future releases, because companies needs to know the location of their product at all times, across carriers throughout the fragmented transportation systems. To accommodate this, GTS and SCEM information will be

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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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(Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores


My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough decisions that they have to continually make in that regard. But a lesser-known fact is that even though retailers spend multiple billions of dollars on planning activities and supporting tools to bring customers to their stores, they only

sap help messages  vendors, such as Kronos, SAP, Oracle, Infor Workbrain, CyberShift, Tomax Corporation, JDA Software, WorkPlace Systems , etc., but not many of these can take care of actual work management in the store. An easier option for these vendors was to deal with workforce management in terms of more long-term and aggregate planning. In other words, retail WFM systems are good at time and attendance (T&A) data collection, labor forecasting and scheduling, absence management, hiring/recruiting, human resources (HR) Read More

SAP Showcases Augmented Reality Android Apps


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sap help messages  AR Warehouse Picker and SAP AR Service Technician mobile apps. These apps are expected to help simplify and improve user experience and work processes by offering a hands-free working experience.   SAP AR Warehouse Picker is designed to allow warehouse workers to do their tasks using smart glasses, which should improve situation awareness, efficiency, and workplace security. The idea is to enable a hands-free experience using visualization and voice recognition for receiving instructions via smart Read More

SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


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sap help messages  locations, contents, and condition, SAP RFID technology can help companies lower operating costs while improving asset management and service performance. How SAP RFID Technology Supports the Automotive Industry RFID technology uses transponders or tags that have data written to them that can be read by RFID readers. This enables containers equipped with transponders or tags to be identified automatically. Typically, a transponder contains data such as a kanban number, container identifier, batch 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 help messages  innovation. Recent developments in SAP enabling technology include in-memory computing and a mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP), called the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) , to help enterprises in developing and managing their fleet of mobile applications and devices. All of the above solutions can be deployed in a modular, phased manner. Many retailers run only select components of the SAP for Retail portfolio based on their business priorities and goals. As retailers emerge from the recession Read More

How ITIL-based IT Help Desk Can Help Small and Medium Businesses


Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework of best practices to manage IT operations and services, with the main objective of aligning business and IT. Because there is no mandate that companies implement all framework specifications, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) need to have a cost-savings approach to ITIL implementation, so they can adopt the right features of ITIL. Learn how.

sap help messages  ITIL-based IT Help Desk Can Help Small and Medium Businesses Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework of best practices to manage IT operations and services, with the main objective of aligning business and IT. Because there is no mandate that companies implement all framework specifications, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) need to have a cost-savings approach to ITIL implementation, so they can adopt the right features of ITIL. Learn how. 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

sap help messages  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

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


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sap help messages  and User Recommendations Challenges 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/or atop existing systems). In mid July, SAP Read More

SAP PLM


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sap help messages  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 Run Better Tour: Unwired


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SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


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sap help messages  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 Extends Maximum Attention to More of its Services and Support Customers


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Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


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sap help messages  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world's leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive Read More

SAP Q3 Results Cause Mixed Reactions


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SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2


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