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Demystifying SAP Solution Manager
Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC

solution administration school  SAP had to invent Solution Manager. Prior to SolMan, this kind of administration was done manually (on paper) or with the help of Microsoft Excel , which was both cumbersome and error-prone (imagine what would happen if someone were to record some wrong info or worse yet, delete something critically important).  Needless to say, every company had its own system of administration, and as SAP grew, as did the number of users within these companies (which would translate into more requests for development,

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solution administration school  value provided by a solution (see Figure 1). Research has found that value-based pricing leads to an average 24 percent increase in operating margin over the industry average (see  John Hogan in 2008 ) and it is widely regarded as the best practice in B2B pricing. However, recent research by Stephan Liozu and his collaborators has shown that relatively few companies have adopted value-based pricing to date and that there is a large open market opportunity (see  Liozu et al. in 2011 ) . Working with Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


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