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Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

sap oracle open closed sap versus oracle  in determining the winner. SAP and Oracle have had their figurative noses bloodied by the likes of Lawson , Deltek , QAD , Intentia , Glovia , Adonix , Unit 4 Agresso , Epicor , and IFS (to name a few), on more than one occasion. Thus, it might not be inconceivable to see SAP acquire a tier two vendor that is deeply embedded within divisions of its larger customers—especially given SAP's failed attempt to acquire Retek, which was scooped up by Oracle instead. Through acquisitions, SAP could create its

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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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sap oracle open closed sap versus oracle  acquisition of ILOG ), SAP NetWeaver and Oracle Fusion Middleware platforms and applications, which could be a glimpse into the future of modeling, workflow, re-engineering, and continuous change, all around ERP. For a typical implementation that leverages a comprehensive on-premise (which is still a dominant deployment model) BPM suite, companies should count on forking out up to US$500,000 to address a few meaningful processes in their organization. Moreover, potential hidden costs include (all on top Read More

Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?


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Software as a Service beyond Customer Relationship Management and Sales


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While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused


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SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


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sap oracle open closed sap versus oracle  for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More

Oracle - How to Disappoint Analysts by Doubling Profits


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SAP Business All-in-One


Through the SAP Business All-in-One 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.

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Oracle FSM—One Name, Three Different Products


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Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


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Oracle Sails Despite Market’s Low Tide; How Far Will It Go?


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