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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

sap scm developments  it was reported that SAP 's SCM revenue outpaced industry leaders i2 Technologies , Ariba , and Manugistics . Incorporating SCM functionality may be a way to circumvent MRP II's capacity planning limitations. Furthermore, APS, a subset of supply chain planning (SCP), allows users to create a feasible schedule using identified, finite constraints. Finite capacity creates simulations and allows the user to analyze the results prior to committing to the action. SCM also addresses the need for enhanced

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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i2, SAP, Oracle Poised For Showdown in Q4


With analysts expecting SCM software spending to rebound in Q3 and Q4, vendors are sharpening their knives for a lunge at the supply chain pie. Which one will pull out the plum?

sap scm developments  spite of their initiatives, SAP and Oracle still lag behind due to the old perception that their solutions will fit only in large companies. And what of Manugistics? No one can deny the startling turnaround accomplished by Greg Owens and his team of former Accenture colleagues, but Manugistics still commands only about 2% of the total SCM market, placing it fourth behind i2, SAP, and Oracle. Manugistics will remain a contender only if it can continue the momentum that carried it from near-collapse in Read More

SAP Run Better Tour: Unwired


My TEC colleague Aleksey Osintsev and I recently made our way to the last stop of the SAP Run Better Tour in Montreal to get a taste of what SAP was cooking up in terms of improvements and strategies for 2011. I was hoping for some developments regarding mobile technology and support. Did I get my fill? Let’s just say I was still feeling a bit peckish when I left. Here’s the lowdown on SAP’s

sap scm developments  to extend your on-premise SAP installation to the Web, de facto supplying a tablet-friendly configuration. So you could extend your SCM capabilities, for example, by generating a Web version of your procurement platform, providing fast and convenient access for your employees . The solution is also available as software as a service (SaaS) for deployment convenience, which is a substantial leap for SAP in being able to offer an extended mobile solution as SaaS, their only other enterprise-wide SaaS Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

sap scm developments  two companies you mention. SAP has developed numerous solutions—encompassing not only SCM but also CRM, supplier relationship management (SRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), ERP, financials, HCM, BI, and beyond—and conducted many innovation projects to facilitate business partner collaboration and help its customers—in more than 25 industries, including CPG and retail—become more vertically integrated. Some of our collaborative solutions include SAP Trade Promotion Management , SAP Read More

SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last


This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in

sap scm developments  Llamasoft partnership. SmartOps and SAP SCM solutions have traditionally been major implementation projects with long durations and efforts in terms of money and human resources. Time will only tell whether SAP HANA and cloud deployments will mitigate this issue, perhaps via SAP’s future Rapid Deployment Solutions ( RDS ) offerings. In any case, SmartOps' patience and perseverance seem to have been worthwhile in light of some former close partners of SAP getting impatient, severing the relationship and Read More

SAP HANA


SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

sap scm developments  HANA SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities. Read More

Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA


In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014.

sap scm developments  Network to Move to SAP HANA In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest and Read More

SAP BusinessObjects BI, Now On-demand


Yesterday, SAP announced the release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution. This new product will enable users with no previous experience with business intelligence (BI) applications to use a BI toolset with complete ease. It also will let users access and navigate through their on-demand and on-premise data by incorporating the complete set of BusinessObjects tools. This announcement

sap scm developments  BI, Now On-demand Yesterday, SAP announced the release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution. This new product will enable users with no previous experience with business intelligence (BI) applications to use a BI toolset with complete ease. It also will let users access and navigate through their on-demand and on-premise data by incorporating the complete set of BusinessObjects tools. This announcement brings to mind the phrase “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” with respect to Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i


The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage and sell their products to other companies and customers on-line.

sap scm developments  MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i SAP As Convergence Point 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/or atop existing Read More

SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud


SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management

sap scm developments  Enterprise to the Cloud SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service , taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Netweaver Business Warehouse solutions in the cloud, powered by HANA. SAP Read More

SAP HANA Going “Moneyball”


After recently acquiring a sports ticketing and entertainment software solution, SAP has announced the launch of the SAP Scouting solution, an enterprise offering enabling sports franchises to improve their ability to identify and acquire the talent that should fuel their teams’ on-field success. SAP developed the solution in partnership with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco

sap scm developments  entertainment software solution , SAP has announced the  launch of the SAP Scouting solution , an enterprise offering enabling sports franchises to improve their ability to identify and acquire the talent that should fuel their teams’ on-field success. SAP developed the solution in partnership with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers during preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft . The announcement was made at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference , which was held March 1-2 in Read More

SAP Buys Concur to Conquer Cloud Business Network Market


SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., recently agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, the market leader for travel and expense (T&E) management software. The purchase is the latest in a string of major cloud software acquisitions by SAP, which is betting on cloud subscription growth to offset slumping traditional license sales.

sap scm developments  and TIBCO have approached SAP for a potential sale. SAP seems to have picked a smarter choice —SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc. , recently agreed to acquire the first candidate. With more than 23,000 customers, 4,200 employees, and 25 million active users in over 150 countries, Concur leads the multi-billion market for travel and expense (T&E) management software.   The purchase is the latest in a string of major cloud software acquisitions by SAP, which is betting on cloud subscription growth to Read More

SAP Business Intelligence Partner Program


In this webcast you ll learn how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your cus...

sap scm developments  how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your customers as part of your overall product offering. Find out how flexible implementation options can provide you with the greatest return on investment (ROI), and customer satisfaction. And how you can quickly add reporting, dashboards, and other BI features to increase company revenue and add customer value; choose from flexible delivery options, all from a single vendor; and scale as you Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
sap scm developments  Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Enterprise Read More

SAP Business ByDesign


SAP Business ByDesign is an on-demand solution with built-in support for mill-based industries. It's a comprehensive and flexible business management software that can help enhance growth, productivity, and collaboration, while offering lower, more predictable information technology (IT) costs. With SAP Business ByDesign, manufacturing companies gain complete visibility across the supply chain—integrating suppliers, customers, manufacturing, and logistics. You can impact the top-line by managing strategic procurement, product engineering, and quality. You can impact the bottom-line through built-in analytics that provide visibility into customer and product profitability. SAP Business ByDesign is a complete and adaptable solution designed to meet the needs of companies like yours, including: Financials management reporting and compliance—Generate trusted, up-to-date data that lets you perform financial reporting, make informed management decisions, and enable regulatory compliance. IT on demand—Reduce costs and increase control with a single, flexible business management solution. Customer sales, service delivery, and support—Use customer relationship management processes to improve service   through a new understanding of costs and profitability. Workforce management—Enhance human resources (HR) operations and maximize employee potential. Procurement—Strengthen relationships with suppliers and streamline purchasing processes. Supply chain—Cut costs and improve effectiveness of supplier relationships and logistics, including automated request for quotation (RFQ) process.

sap scm developments  Business ByDesign SAP Business ByDesign is an on-demand solution with built-in support for mill-based industries. It's a comprehensive and flexible business management software that can help enhance growth, productivity, and collaboration, while offering lower, more predictable information technology (IT) costs. With SAP Business ByDesign, manufacturing companies gain complete visibility across the supply chain—integrating suppliers, customers, manufacturing, and logistics. You can impact the Read More