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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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SAP Business One
Designed specifically for small and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company

sap or maximo  and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationships, and operations. Sold exclusively through SAP partners, it helps streamline your operations from start to finish, gain instant access to complete information in real time, and accelerate profitable growth.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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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 or maximo  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 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

sap or maximo  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 In-memory Appliance (SAP HANA): The Next Wave of SAP In-memory Computing Technology


Download this datasheet to get a rundown of SAP HANA's functionality and the benefits it can provide for your business.

sap or maximo  The Next Wave of SAP In-memory Computing Technology Download this datasheet to get a rundown of SAP HANA's functionality and the benefits it can provide for your business. Read More

Maximo


IBM Maximo Asset Management solutions give you a single point of control over all types of assets. Control assets such as production, infrastructure, facilities, transportation and communications. These solutions manage assets on a common platform. The platform allows sharing and enforcement of best practices, inventory, resources and personnel. Optimize asset performance and maximize your return on investment. Maximo Asset Management includes six management modules in an enhanced service-oriented architecture. Asset management – Achieve the control you need to more efficiently track and manage asset and location data throughout the asset lifecycle. Work management – Manage both planned and unplanned work activities, from initial request through completion and recording of actuals. Service management – Define service offerings, establish service level agreements (SLAs), more proactively monitor service level delivery and implement escalation procedures. Contract management – Gain complete support for purchase, lease, rental, warranty, labor rate, software, master, blanket and user-defined contracts. Inventory management – Know the details of asset related inventory and its usage including what, when, where, how many and how valuable. Procurement management – Support all the phases of enterprise-wide procurement such as direct purchasing and inventory replenishment.

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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 or maximo  in-house. To that end, SAP has become more focused on partnerships and working with other vendors that specialize in e-business software. The recent partnerships with Yahoo ! and Ascential Software along with recently renewed wedding vows with Commerce One speak in that regard. Possibly tarnishing this image, though, could be SAP's very recent decision to end the reselling agreement with Nortel's Clarify call center product for the missing pieces of its CRM solution. It only exemplifies how fragile Read More

SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing


TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum.

sap or maximo  a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum. Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

sap or maximo  by exploiting some well-publicized SAP implementations' flops in the US, a major reason is still the nascent indirect channel. Having only a handful of certified partners for the entire US market sound rather dismal compared to the thousands that Microsoft Great Plains cite, or he several hundreds touted by Lilly Software , Made2Manage or Navision . So far the direct sales approach has often proven inappropriate for the market segment. It is much a different case when a local partner, well versed with Read More

SAP HANA: From Database to Platform


At the end of 2009, SAP launched SAP HANA, an in-memory, column-row based database management system with capabilities within both OLTP and OLAP environments. In June of 2012, SAP announced that HANA had become the fastest growing technology in the company’s history. In this report, TEC Senior BI and Data Management Analyst Jorge García gives an overview of the history, functionality, and benefits and challenges of SAP HANA, and explores SAP’s strategy for the product and its place in the in-memory processing product space.

sap or maximo  the end of 2009, SAP launched SAP HANA, an in-memory, column-row based database management system with capabilities within both OLTP and OLAP environments. In June of 2012, SAP announced that HANA had become the fastest growing technology in the company’s history. In this report, TEC Senior BI and Data Management Analyst Jorge García gives an overview of the history, functionality, and benefits and challenges of SAP HANA, and explores SAP’s strategy for the product and its place in the in-memory Read More

SAP ERP


Through the SAP ERP platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

sap or maximo  ERP Through the SAP ERP platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. Read More

SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies


Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users will have to decide whether SAP would indeed be the best solution without the packaged option.

sap or maximo  technical foundation for composing SAP xApps (cross-applications or composite applications), mySAP Business Suite solutions (including mySAP ERP ), partner solutions, and customers' custom-built applications. In 2003, SAP announced that it would no longer be developing SAP R/3, although it will continue to provide maintenance and support until 2009, and will offer customer-specific maintenance after that, for a price. The replacement, mySAP ERP (SAP's core ERP solution, which now runs on SAP NetWeaver), Read More

SAP HANA to the Cloud


During SAP's TechEd event, SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices, allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices, to provide customers with database

sap or maximo  SAP's TechEd event , SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA  in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices , allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

sap or maximo  business scenarios' sessions. While SAP AFS might not necessarily have all the functions you may require now, it is apparent that the company remains committed to the industry, with the ability to execute on its AFS vision. The following are more general features you should look for in the system: A standard-based, yet flexible, interoperable software solution that is scaleable and configurable to your business without the need for costly modification or customization. Also, a system should feature 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 or maximo  Since the longer term SAP sales people are accustomed to selling the monolithic R/3 ERP product contracts and /or upgrades in 'the whole enchilada' manner rather than selling ERP-adjacent point products, it will take time for them to be retrained or cross-trained to sell the new components. The result is when it comes to the new components, the entire sales force is still learning. The lack of experienced sales resources in these new areas may impede SAP's proficiency in selling these products outside of Read More