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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

sap xrpm  of the combined former SAP xRPM (Resource and Portfolio Management) 4.5 composite application for portfolio management and cProjects 4.5 , SAP PPM 5.0 offers comprehensive project management functionalities, including resourcing, task management, and reporting. It is positioned as the foundation for decision flow management (DFM), with predefined innovation process templates, such as ideas, requirements, materials, and documents, as well as for strategic financial, resource, and portfolio analytics.

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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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Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management


SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and managing the innovation process is becoming a broader requirement of manufacturers and retailers alike.

sap xrpm  and Portfolio Management ( SAP xRPM ), which allows for portfolio hierarchies, reviews, prioritization, scoring, and financial impact. Lifecycle process management : product development, development collaboration and strategic sourcing, prototyping and production ramp-up, sales and service transition, quality engineering, and product costing. Lifecycle process support addresses requirements (as well as functional and product structures), supports virtual teams, and provides one user interface via a Read More

Managing Product Innovation


Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies thus make ill-informed decisions that turn into costly mistakes. The challenge is to establish a front-end process that nurtures profitable innovation and maximizes portfolio value in light of resource constraints, portfolio balance, and strategic alignment.

sap xrpm  of SAP xPD and SAP xRPM The SAP solution for product innovation management is essentially a tightly integrated bundle of two proven SAP products: SAP xApp Product Definition (SAP xPD) and SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP xRPM). SAP xPD provides idea management and concept development capabilities whereby concepts are created from discrete ideas and thoroughly assessed individually. SAP xRPM provides key capabilities for strategic portfolio and resource management. SAP xRPM aggregates Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations


There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors provide hosted solutions with out-of-the-box integrations, while integrated PPM solutions provide the complete back-office systems preferred by many larger PSOs.

sap xrpm  large PSOs. Powered by SAP Netweaver , xRPM works with both SAP and non-SAP infrastructures. It provides time and billing, project costing, collaboration, and resource planning capabilities. xRPM is currently used by SAP's system integrators for time, billing, and collaboration. Oracle offers a PPM solution that adheres to its fusion strategy, integrating PeopleSoft, JD Edwards , and Oracle Projects (all of which are currently under the Oracle banner). Oracle's Fusion middleware provides standards and Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry


While SAP’s determination to become service-oriented architecture applications Lingua Franca evangelist should be of vital importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should in the short-term expect tremors rather than tectonic moves and a speedy extinction of many pre-historic looking application species.

sap xrpm  IT environments. The first SAP xApp cross-application, Resource and Program Management ( xRPM ), was shipped globally to customers in December 2002, with many additional xApps scheduled for shipment in 2003. However, xRPM will not be the first deployed xApp, given TransAlta has already deployed the xApp Visual Information for Plants ( xVIp ), developed by independent software vendor NRX . In a demo given during the recent SAP TechEd conference keynote address, xVIp was shown integrating financial, Read More

SAP to Invest Big Time in Africa


SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. The goal is to establish the African region as one of the company's top-five growth markets globally.

sap xrpm  Big Time in Africa SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa , led by Pfungwa Serima, is now taking responsibility for SAP operations across 51 African countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Mauritania. Read More

Will SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite?


SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities.

sap xrpm  SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite? SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities. The real value of big data only comes when one can embed its insights into business processes and use these insights to make better decisions. Business users all too often lack full visibility into end-to-end op Read More

SAP HANA to the Cloud


During SAP's TechEd event, SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices, allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices, to provide customers with database

sap xrpm  SAP's TechEd event , SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA  in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices , allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation Read More

Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


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sap xrpm  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 Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing


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sap xrpm  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 Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies


For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and public sector offerings have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions.

sap xrpm  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

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 xrpm  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 Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


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sap xrpm  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world's leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive Read More