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What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1
SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 solutions are the next major release of business intelligence (BI) software from SAP. They include features ranging from reporting

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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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Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


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sap xcelsius  market. The current product release SAP Business ByDesign Feature Pack (FP) 2.0 was j ust announced . The key enhancements of the FP 2.0 release are as follows: increased footprint for professional service industries integration of BusinessObjects functionality (i.e., Crystal Reports   and the Xcelsius dashboard ) make-to-specifications capabilities 35 end-to-end business process scenarios Web services  mashup capabilities FP 2.0 was a major functionality release. The next one (FP 2.5, slated for some Read More

Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 1


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sap xcelsius  recent wins over mature SAP , Oracle , and Sage product instances . But what about Epicor and SYSPRO , the two prominent  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  mid-market incumbents that also heavily harness Microsoft’s technologies? Well, while Microsoft Dynamics doesn’t particularly enjoy losing deals to these vendors, the Microsoft parent still ultimately wins, given that these  independent software vendors (ISVs)  are two of the most loyal Microsoft technology promoters.  For more information o Read More

Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 3


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sap xcelsius  2 to 8 days. SAP Business One users can now design, modify, and run reports after populating data from the Business One database (or from any other data source in general) into pre-designed reports. They can also securely share, schedule, and deliver interactive reports over the web, in email, and embedded in Microsoft Office  documents, using the Crystal Reports Server . Optionally (for an additional license), users can create a holistic view of their business by consolidating multiple reports into a si Read More

BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


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sap xcelsius  its Excel interface, embedded SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius functionality (this is the data visualization tool from SAP), and a complete set of dynamic report templates. Business process flows that guide users through complex business processes. Figure 2. Xcelsius Dashboard within SAP BO Planning and Consolidation Note: SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise are licensed separately from SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. Specific strengths are indicated in the Read More

SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2


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sap xcelsius  Takes Aim at i2 SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 S. McVey - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary On February 25, SAP AG held an analyst education day at its Waltham offices to give a progress review of its APO (Advanced Planner & Optimizer) application worldwide rollout. Joining SAP were representatives from two members of its client base, Dow Corning and Colgate-Palmolive. Their overviews highlighted ongoing R/3 and APO implementations and focused on laying the groundwork for additional Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


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sap xcelsius  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 CRM


SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.  

sap xcelsius  CRM SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management. 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 xcelsius  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

Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


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sap xcelsius  SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word’s retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition, just to name a few. And working capital–strapped small retail business owners in India are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate Read More

SAP Brings HANA to the SME Market


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sap xcelsius  the SME Market Yesterday SAP announced its strategy to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the services of the SAP HANA platform via SAP HANA analytics for SAP Business One and the SAP HANA Edge Edition. HANA, SAP's in-memory database and analytic platform, will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard, Ketan Solanki, consulting manager at Evolution Future Solutions Pty Ltd stated that analytics powered by SAP Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

sap xcelsius  Summary On March 21, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise applications, reported business success at CeBIT conference, including new partnerships and first wins for a new product offering that comprises one part of SAP's recently espoused bifurcated program to more successfully vie for small-to-medium enterprises. SAP, although the market leader, has nonetheless long been regarded too unwieldy and costly for this target market. Still, not wanting to be left out of the gold rush for the Read More

SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

sap xcelsius  Fiori User Experience, Free SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software. SAP Fiori was launched last year and provided SAP users with a refreshing new and simple user experience across multiple devices. However, from the time of launch until now, SAP has been charging customers for SAP Fiori. The growth and adoption of Fiori over the last year created a challenge for SAP. One the one hand, the Read More

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sap xcelsius  well over a decade, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been offering market-leading enterprise applications software tailored to specific industries, starting with the oil and gas and the utilities industries (the original SAP industries). Other industries, such as media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and the public sectors have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions for midsized enterprises. For instance, SAP software has mapped standard business Read More