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SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

sap schema  long-time SAP employee at SAP Labs ) explains the importance of HANA in his Enterprise Irregulars blog post . He states that relational databases are well suited to handling structured data where the schema does not change, text processing is not an important requirement, data is measured in gigabytes rather than petabytes, geographical or time-series (e.g., stream) processing is not required, and the server does not need to support transactional and decision-support queries simultaneously. A key trait

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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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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to then provide access to that software via defined interfaces), Web services would then make these SOA concepts vendor-independent due to their use of generally accepted standards, while BPM and BPEL would be some of the engines making the whole system work.

sap schema  help the likes of SAP and Oracle further open or componentize their products, as standards like XML and extensible stylesheet language (XSL) make it possible to share data and have a common look and feel across an application, without necessarily dreadfully digging in the source code. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will cover BPEL and make user recommendations. Business Process Management (BPM) Technology Closely related to SOA would be the evolving business process management (BPM) technol Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One should imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will attempt to enshroud in its xApps will be. In practice, the drawbacks of heterogeneous environment will not be eliminated – while communication between disparate applications will be eased, matching the business model across these remains the challenge and remains subject to individuals’ business acumen.

sap schema  Challenges and User Recommendations SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - March 7, 2003 Challenges In January SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced its Enterprise Services Architecture ( ESA ), the blueprint for complete, services-based architecture business solutions, which should eventually allow companies to drive additional business value from existing increasingly legacy-status technology investments, and enabling, 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 schema  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's Dr. Peter Barth on Client/Server and Database Issues with SAP R/3


To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. The conversation covered issues in the areas of client/server architecture and database management used by the SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning suite of products.

sap schema  database triggers to the SAP schema to assist in custom event-driven actions? Dr. Barth: Customers can and do alter the SAP schema. They can also add triggers and the like. Once again, they must be clear on where alterations are done and what they may mean. SAP provides SAP Business Workflow to, for example, trigger actions with the help of a sophisticated event model. Customers should not be worried about the physical representation of the database objects since SAP is object oriented. TEC Analysis: If Read More

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.

sap schema  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. 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 schema  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 Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value


Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help create new business value.

sap schema  Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help cr Read More

SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist


SAPMarkets, the US dot-com spin-off of German ERP leader SAP AG, is partnering with Commerce One to build and sell software for online trading exchanges. This announcement comes only a month after its partnership with Nortel Networks for CRM product offering. SAP, owing to this alliance, has a chance to put content behind its extensive recent advertising campaign for mySAP.

sap schema  Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist P.J. Jakovljevic - July 21, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release from June 14 at SAPPHIRE 2000 Las Vegas, the annual SAP Americas customer conference, SAP AG, the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, SAPMarkets Inc., the SAP subsidiary dedicated to delivering mySAP.com marketplaces, and Commerce One Inc., the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business, announced a preliminary agreement to jointly Read More

SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International


ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

sap schema  Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Read More

SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision


The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

sap schema  taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne *, you'll learn about the cost, flexibility, functionality, and complexity considerations that eventually won companies over to EnterpriseOne. And how Read More

SAP and Accenture Create a Joint Business Group


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sap schema  Business Group Accenture and SAP recently announced the creation of a new business group focused on shortening the time it takes to jointly develop and deliver new industry-specific solutions based on cloud and other digital technologies such as analytics and enterprise mobility. The Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group brings together the companies’ respective co-innovation, joint solution development, and go-to-market teams in an effort to focus on significantly increasing time to value for Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

sap schema  Part 3: Market Impact SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - August 3, 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 cited that its 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 schema  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

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sap schema  for Chemicals Functionality SAP for Chemicals Functionality SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is well-known for its enterprise applications software tailored to the chemicals industry. For a detailed tutorial on the chemicals industry, see So What's the Big Deal with Chemicals? . For a discussion of the SAP approach to packaged solutions, see SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies . And for a discussion directly concerned with SAP and the chemicals industry, see SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Read More