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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 ps  are required from users, SAP PLM will become a more favorable solution—not only because of SAP’s possession of strong BI technologies, but also because analytics become more meaningful if we combine PLM data and data from other areas (e.g., inventory, shop-floor operations, sales and marketing) together, as I mentioned in Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics . Sustainability from a PLM Perspective As I see it, SAP is one of the most advanced enterprise software vendors

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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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Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market


Rather than offering the customary opinions and analysis of major market trends beforehand and then giving the involved vendors a chance for a factual review and feedback, this time Technology Evaluation Centers has attempted to solicit vendors’ proactive views.

sap ps  the stack. Oracle, Microsoft, SAP are all combining application and infrastructure pieces. As before, there will be compromises and their will be a loss of control for the customer. And, as before, we believe that ultimately the customer’s requirements will win out and the stacks will start to break up again. Regulatory judgments, like the European Union ’s (EU’s) recent pronouncement against Microsoft’s bundling practices in Europe, are also further supporting customers’ freedom of choice. In Read More

Breathing Open Air at NetSuite


It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized

sap ps  to divisions of large SAP (and perhaps Oracle ) corporate customers. Earlier in 2009, NetSuite boldly took the fight into SAP’s “back yard” by becoming the first SaaS suite vendor to receive IDW PS 880 certification in Germany . This involved an audit of the company’s financial management software to determine whether its software complies with the German legal regulations of trade and tax laws. Some bloggers have meanwhile taken sides in the debate about whether NetSuite is indeed a viable Read More

Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System


SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so strongly that where SCM was once viewed as a means to gain competitive advantage, companies now see it as a necessary extension of an ERP system, especially Inventory Management and Optimization solutions.

sap ps  this space, such as SAP APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization), i2 Technologies, JustEnough, E3, and Manugistics are referred to in this document. Whilst some of the above companies provide tools in other aspects of SCM, the document limits its scope to the Inventory Planning and Optimization area. This is Part One of a three-part article. Part Two will discuss Inventory Planning & Optimization Solutions. Part Three will present the Business Case for implementing these solutions and detail The Bottom Read More

ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets


Market research shows that enterprise software and service markets are crossing market lines to witness strong growth in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry.

sap ps  Relevant Business Systems Inc. SAP America Inc. SET Technologies ShopPro Software Inc. Smart Shop Software Synergistic Computer Solutions LLC Thru-Put Technologies Tigrsoft TRW Inc. (Integrated Supply Chain Solutions) TTW Solutions LTD Visibility webPLAN Inc. Western Data Systems Xdata solutions Inc. Market Impact While this is certainly good news for sales starved vendors, they will also have their work cut out for them. Those who can deliver solutions that satisfy the exacting, stringent requirements Read More

SAP Remains Solid While Transitioning


On July 20, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise business software applications, announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. Despite an 18% decrease of net income, a notable increase of license revenue in all markets worldwide was encouraging.

sap ps  Remains Solid While Transitioning SAP Remains Solid While Transitioning P.J. Jakovljevic - August 23, 2000 Event Summary According to a press release from July 20, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise business software applications, announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. In the second quarter, revenues rose 19% over the same period last year to E1.50 billion. License revenues grew by 23% to E554 million of which sales of mySAP.com, the leading e-business platform, accelerated to Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

sap ps  SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With? Even at the recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 conference, it became apparent that much of SAP ’s innovation has lately come from its blockbuster acquisitions of Business Objects and Sybase . The major headlines of the conference were along the lines of in-memory analytic applications ( SAP HANA , anyone?), mobility, on-demand/cloud applications, and so on. But SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit and less publicized innovation in-house. At the event, we learn Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 5: Challenges and User Recommendations


Delivering on its enormously ambitious strategy is the challenge SAP faces.

sap ps  Challenges and User Recommendations SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 5: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - August 10, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an 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 ps  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

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

sap ps  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it 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 ps  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 Announces Availability of HANA-based ERP


Today is a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is

sap ps  a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is capable of capturing and analyzing data on a single in-memory platform with a data operation speed exceeding that of all Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

sap ps  and Ariba Synergy SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself ). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference , and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.   The Ariba Business Network is a huge Read More

SAP and HP on the Web Together


SAP AG and Hewlett-Packard have aligned their internet and e-services strategy.

sap ps  which connects thousands of SAP customers to each other. HP's implementation, will allow the development of a common backbone linking employees, customers and partners. The announcement builds on a 10-year HP and SAP relationship that has led to 6,000 installations of SAP R/3 on HP systems and more than 100 businesses outsourcing the management of their R/3 environments to HP. The agreement also enables HP's IT organization to work with SAP in an effort to enhance mySAP.com functionality in areas such as Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

sap ps  Part 2: Expanding Functionality SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality P.J. Jakovljevic - August 1, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, on June 12--15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an illustration thereof, SAP Read More