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Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance
An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New

what is sap in relation to finance  service (failure modes) and what their consequences are (effects). Failure modes are prioritized using risk priority number (RPN) - a multiplication of severity, probability of occurrence, and detectability. FMEA is conducted, at least initially, on critical to quality (CTQ) business processes: those that have the greatest impact on the end-user customer. To achieve IT/business alignment and to provide a proper context for prioritorization, each failure mode is cross referenced against the business Read More

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4 Steps to a Best-run Business
To promote fast growth, small businesses often sacrifice process control for creativity. But sooner or later, unstructured creativity compounded by fast growth

what is sap in relation to finance  Align Key Performance Indicators What is the first step to establishing structure and aligning the business? Unified metrics. This sounds obvious, but take the following example. One company measured its service desk staff on customer hold time, and the service representatives consistently exceeded their performance goals and received 100% of their performance bonuses. So why was employee productivity and customer satisfaction consistently decreasing? In an effort to get the calls off hold, the service Read More
SAP's Approach to the Retail Market
SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and

what is sap in relation to finance  and apparel (GMA) sectors. What should help its retail segment cause is the fact that SAP has also been tacitly researching radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled processes since the late 1990s, within which time it has created an RFID customer council with over eighty customers, and was one of the first software suppliers to join the erstwhile Auto-ID Center (now EPCglobal , an organization which is designing the critical elements and creating global standards for the next generation barcodes as Read More
Human Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter
Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis, but it can be hard to focus on the data that really matters

what is sap in relation to finance  to meet changing demands. What is important today may be less important six months from now. While there are key metrics that need to be measured on an ongoing basis (as shown in Step 3), there are some metrics that, at given times, may demand more of your focus (for example, as during a recession). Data analytics must always consider these changing priorities. Software Vendors Technological advances have greatly reduced the cost of doing analytics, allowing even the largest corporations the opportunity Read More
CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at

what is sap in relation to finance  again. Essentially, this is what CRM is about. It's a customer-centric business strategy ' not a technology. However, IT is a mission- critical element of this strategy, not just to understand each customer's needs, but also to reshape business processes to meet customer expectations, empower employees to best serve the customer, and determine how to most efficiently and effectively deliver on those needs. STRATEGIC BUSINESS CHALLENGES CRM is a business strategy that helps organizations cope with three Read More
IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to
In general VPNs are ill suited to building multi-company extranets, for any situation that extends across organizational boundaries, or where there is

what is sap in relation to finance  some of the time. What IT organizations look for is less complexity a single infrastructure to handle all extranet situations, all applications, and all WAN media. The basic requirements of a true extranet solution are deceptively straightforward. It should: Provide integral, complete security not just privacy. Deliver granular access to applications, not networks.   Drop dead simple: Partner personnel with little IT knowledge must be able to install it. Let the corporation/IT focus on business drivers, Read More
How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use
Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the

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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)
RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from

what is sap in relation to finance  for visibility, but knowing what is going on across the network and having supporting data for all shipping information in one place to report and act upon. Prospects also want better control of overall costs, inbound movements, cross business planning, and integrating TMS with our WMS to complement the supply chain processes. These are some of the reasons we see that have longer-term impact than the volatile price of fuel. Back in 2007/2008, the price climb caught a lot of companies flat-footed and they Read More
SAP Business One
Designed specifically for small and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company

what is sap in relation to finance  Business One Designed specifically for small and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationships, and operations. Sold exclusively through SAP partners, it helps streamline your operations from start to finish, gain instant access to complete information in real time, and accelerate profitable growth. Read More
SAP Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety
The White House invited SAP to demonstrate the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to

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GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

what is sap in relation to finance  be available in June. Whatever impact the entry of this large company might have had on the market was dwarfed by the announcement, just two days later, of a major partnership between Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), i2 (NASDAQ: ITWO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) (link to as yet unwritten article). These three companies are laying out a buffet consisting of hosting, procurement, and supply chain capabilities that will be hard for GE to match. As IBM's senior V.P. William A. Etherington said during the announcement, It's Read More
The CIO’s Guide to Building a Mobile Device Management Strategy-And How to Execute On It
More and more workers are using smartphones and tablets to do their work—from anywhere at anytime. But managing these devices in the field can be difficult

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From Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM
Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM

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To BI or not to BI
Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future

what is sap in relation to finance  questions: Do you know what you want? The main challenge of BI is to get the right information, from the right source, in the right format. No BI tool will give you this unless you have a very good idea of what you want. If you are a decision maker, consult the people directly involved in the activity or process you are monitoring through BI. They might have insights that you ignore or don’t pay enough attention to. Business management methodologies such as Six Sigma can help you define indicators Read More
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

what is sap in relation to finance  what you offer to what you know about your audience's needs and preferences. The combination of Informix and Ardent is so compelling because it creates the market leader for the business intelligence infrastructure that makes this integration possible. This transaction also represents a significant step in Informix's transformation to a provider of open, database-independent solutions. Ardent's components and solutions will continue to be marketed independently of the underlying database technology. Read More

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