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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

sap scm architecture  booking Zooming in on SAP SCM SAP has evolved considerably since the early SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (SAP APO) days in the late 1990s. SAP APO is still a critical piece of the SAP SCM suite, but SAP now has a much more comprehensive offering and capabilities for supply chain executives, spanning collaborative demand and supply planning; manufacturing network planning and execution; integrated logistics and fulfillment; and supply network traceability. For those companies where the after sales Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction
SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind

sap scm architecture  A Leader Under Reconstruction SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction P.J. Jakovljevic and A. Turner - August 14, 2000 SAP AG Genesis Founded by five former IBM employees in 1972 and based in Walldorf, Germany, SAP AG is the No. 1 vendor in the Enterprise Business Applications market, (with approximately 30% of worldwide market), and one of the largest independent software companies in the world. The Company consists of SAP AG and its network of 62 operating subsidiaries and has a presence or a Read More...
Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing
This note discusses how a flexible and agile ERP system needs an adaptable architecture, how easy integration to 3rd-party applications has become a key selling

sap scm architecture  selling point for them. SAP, for example, has created over 1,000 business application programming interfaces (BAPIs) for use in integrating third-party products with the core ERP system as well as applications linking enablement (ALE) via interchange documents (IDOCs), standard flat file formats for common information exchanges. This requires open APIs to enable the integration of third-party data reporting and analysis tools as well as other above-mentioned ERP extension tools. Instead of the costly, Read More...
A New Model for Evaluating Third Party Logistics Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture
Third-party logistic (3PL) providers are under pressure to keep costs low, expand services and capitalize on evolving supply chain management technology. As

sap scm architecture  and Fusion , and SAP 's NetWeaver with Enterprise Services Architecture ( ESA ) are pioneering the development of SOA frameworks. Other major SCM vendors are touting plans for a service oriented architecture like Manhattan Associates and i2. SOA's most anticipated benefits include faster and more flexible reconfiguration of business processes. This should be just the trick for 3PLs. Recommendations For manufacturing enterprises over 1,000 employees, just over 20 percent report active investments in SOA Read More...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3
Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process

sap scm architecture  “white spaces” within the SAP SCM suite [ evaluate this product ], in terms of inventory optimization (IO), supply chain network design, planning and scheduling for process manufacturing, and planning and scheduling for multi-stop transportation. IBM has yet to unveil any plans for the ILOG SCM applications. The giant states (or merely lives in a denial) that it is not in the applications business, though it offers a few own specialized SCM applications, primarily through its consulting business. In Read More...
Next-Generation VoIP Network Architecture
With network operators facing eventual equipment obsolescence in their existing narrowband public switched telephone networks (PSTNs), the Multiservice

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Architecture Evolution: Service-oriented Architecture versus Web Services
Collaboration and interoperability are critical where multiple business units reside under one larger corporation, or where there is a requirement to integrate

sap scm architecture  SOA Forays , Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver , and Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field ), look for forthcoming articles that will also analyze the state of affairs of the Microsoft-centric enterprise vendors. If suffices to state here that the most basic case, and possibly the most prevalent, would be that of mere .NET-compatibility in the market. Namely, that means only that legacy software simply runs on .NET branded servers (Microsoft Windows). While Read More...
Tentative Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle
The Next Generation I/O (NGIO) and Future I/O groups have agreed to unify their efforts to develop the next I/O architecture.

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SAP 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

sap scm architecture  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...
Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

sap scm architecture  surely lead to a disappointing result. Requirements are inherently ambiguous, intuitive, and informal. Requirements are a right-brain activity. Software is logically unintuitive (i.e., hard to decipher) and meant to be interpreted unambiguously by a machine. Software is a left-brain activity. Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Architecture's first role is to define the mapping between the Requirements and the Software. It captures intuitive decisions in a more Read More...
Establishing Enterprise Architecture Governance
This article discusses the issues around implementing architecture governance, and what constitutes viable approaches to establishing effective governance

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7 Steps to Service-oriented Architecture
Before an organization can truly realize the cost and agility benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA), there are a few concepts it should

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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

sap scm architecture  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 Eliminates Extra Clicks for End Users with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)
Today, at the HR Tech Europe Conference @ Expo 2012, SAP announced the availability of a package of user experience enhancements for the SAP ERP Human

sap scm architecture  for End Users with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) Today, at the HR Tech Europe Conference & Expo 2012 , SAP announced the availability of a package of user experience enhancements for the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution. According to the press release the user experience capabilities of the product have been advanced. The SAP ERP HCM solution allows for automatic reminders, alerts, and key performance indicators to be received. In addition, the solution offers a Read More...

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