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Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.
Business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. In a separate

scm sap europe  the supply chain management (SCM) market, and Siebel Systems in the customer relationship management (CRM) market is taking its toll. It is also feeling additional pressure from direct competitors Oracle and PeopleSoft, who have been touting their extended ERP products that are allegedly integrated with their core ERP systems. SAP America has also experienced a massive exodus of key personnel. It lost more then 300 staff members in the past year, including top executives, to companies like Siebel and

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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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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.

scm sap europe  is bundling ERP, CRM, SCM, business analytics, and e-business components and facilitating customers in building private and public trading exchanges) as opposed to its traditional breadwinner, R/3, SAP will face a challenge of 'additional' formidable competition from Siebel, i2, IBM, and Ariba (as if the competition from Oracle and other ERP archrivals were not enough!). User Recommendations SAP and Oracle users should not be overly wary of the corporate viabilities. Both companies are solid and will be Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

scm sap europe  of becoming the No.2 SCM vendor a year ago were merely wishful thinking (see, SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 ). These figures include revenues from designated solution contracts, as well as figures from integrated solution contracts, which are allocated based on usage surveys. In the quarter, revenues in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased 31% to EUR 796 million and in the Asia-Pacific region (APA) revenues were up 28% to EUR 178 million. Revenues in the Read More

SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?


Announced over two years ago, SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head with established best-of-breed vendors like i2 and Manugistics. With a massive 190 pilot implementations underway around the globe, a picture of SAP's new supply chain suite is beginning to emerge.

scm sap europe  competition for the best-of-breed SCM vendors by mid-year 2000. (70% probability) In keeping with its goal to penetrate the mid-market, SAP will likely offer a stripped down version of APO within the next 12 months that will include a smaller version of the Business Information Warehouse (BW) and liveCache. (60% probability) Although SAP maintains that APO will be sold as a stand-alone SCM application, such strategy contradicts their traditional big-bang approach to marketing. It is doubtful that Read More

SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part


SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However, negative license revenue growth in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, and net profit restatement owing to the investment in money burning Commerce One, may give rise to a careful scrutiny and moderate caution.

scm sap europe  ever-bigger slices of the SCM and CRM pies. SAP and its peer Tier 1 ERP vendors might have a head start over niche vendors even if they are still not functionality on par - it may suffice to satisfy the critical majority of current business requirements now. Conversely, the CRM and SCM niche vendors' current value proposition of uneasy integration to existing back-office systems can be much more than prospects are prepared to digest at this stage. A healthy 48% growth of SAP's traditional back-office 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

scm sap europe  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 49ers during preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft . The announcement was 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

scm sap europe  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 offering being ByDesign. For the great majority of vendors, mobility is still in its early stages, despite their 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.

scm sap europe  core ERP system with SCM, CRM, and other collaboration solutions. Also, componentization would not only make it easier for the SAP to enhance mySAP.com but also make it easier for customers to upgrade the software. With componentization, a customer could incrementally upgrade only selected components without having to upgrade the entire solution, which usually would entail a colossal effort. Big bang implementations are becoming a matter of past and have often been cited as the main reasons of large Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

scm sap europe  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. 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.

scm sap europe  Bolsters NetWeaver's 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 Read More

Real-time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise


A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to quickly migrate to a new database with minimal disruption and cost.

scm sap europe  time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to qui Read More

SAP field service


SAP offers an end-to-end service management solution that can be used across all the departments of a company to manage contracts, process issues, and execute service orders. SAP Field Service is part of SAP Service Management, which offers functionality for service order management, installed-base management, warranty and claim management, parts logistics integration, and mobility. Analytics and big data features are also delivered by SAP to extend its core field service offering. Workforce scheduling and optimization allows users to allocate resources and optimize planning based on factors such as skills, location, customer preferences, and service commitments (as defined by contracts and SLAs). Using optimized schedules and automated processes, dispatchers can decide the most suitable resources for each task. SAP delivers its field service solution particularly to the high-tech, utilities, and industrial manufacturing industries. The solution can be delivered both on premises and in the cloud.

scm sap europe  field service SAP offers an end-to-end service management solution that can be used across all the departments of a company to manage contracts, process issues, and execute service orders. SAP Field Service is part of SAP Service Management, which offers functionality for service order management, installed-base management, warranty and claim management, parts logistics integration, and mobility. Analytics and big data features are also delivered by SAP to extend its core field service offering. Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG


SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly quite open approach of broad development alliances, company acquisitions, Internet portals development, and a deep, new relationship with IBM for both technology sharing as well as bolstering IBM Consulting’s support for SAP’s new multiple mySAP.com™ initiatives. 'Collaborative' and 'SAP' were not two words you might have ever seen in the same article. You’re seeing it now.

scm sap europe  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG R. Garland - September 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 1: Alliances


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. Expanding outside its traditional ERP stronghold into five attractive technology areas, as well as the realization that no vendor can be ‘all things to all people’ might be the necessary ingredients of the formula for future SAP success.

scm sap europe  (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), business intelligence (BI) and other e-business applications. Palm and mySAP Mobile Business showcased Palm VIIx wireless handhelds by providing them to SAPPHIRE attendees, preloaded with online surveys plus mySAP Mobile Business, event scheduling and live messaging applications. As a result, with more than 8,000 attendees, SAPPHIRE 2001 Orlando was the largest company-sponsored, wireless-enabled e-business conference in the world. Commerce One Partnership  Its, now Read More