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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

who is using sap apo  that have R/3 and who are now planning a foray into supply chain management may want to start with APO Demand Planning, as it is the most mature of the modules in functionality and integration to R/3. Until SAP can improve the efficiency of its optimization routine, APO users should judiciously confine the scope of their implementations to only the most critical items, business units and production facilities. Due to some overlap in functionality, R/3 users need to decide carefully how to best utilize fea

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SAP Highlights Supply Chain Management Tools


At last week's eBusiness Conference & Expo, SAP AG updated attendees on its supply chain management application, Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO).

who is using sap apo  appeals to IT professionals who are looking for a seamless integration between ERP and supply chain. Less inspired is their attempt to differentiate APO's Available-To-Promise functionality by reshuffling it from the standard term into Promise-to-be-Available. User Recommendations Users wishing to acquire transportation planning, vehicle scheduling, repetitive manufacturing, or supply chain network design solutions should look to third party vendors such as i2 or Logility, as these modules will not be a Read More

Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry


Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim. But in a landscape of similar products, cutting down on defection—or churn—is vital. There are in fact four steps to improving loyalty and retention which, if focused on the appropriate customers, will improve profitability.

who is using sap apo  means that each participant who added value met his or her individual metrics . And although order-to-delivery may not link directly to a strategic objective, it is a strong contributor to customer satisfaction. Figure 7: Metrics Tied to Success In addition to finding a correlation between relative performance and what metrics were used, we also found a correlation with how frequently results are measured (Figure 8). Close to 30% of the best-in-class measure results daily, but only 3% of laggard compani Read More

SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace by restructuring to develop flexibility and forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP. com

who is using sap apo  competitors Oracle and PeopleSoft, who have been touting their extended ERP products that are allegedly integrated with their core ERP systems. SAP revenue is recently driven by service and maintenance, with almost flat license revenue. Steady growth from previous years will be very difficult to maintain, simply by virtue of the Company size. Dubious Partnerships : While SAP may have so far failed in its attempt to transition quickly to new CRM and e-commerce technologies, it has recently been making move Read More

How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1


My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a

who is using sap apo  number of these customers, who are operating in highly volatile demand arenas (and with inaccurate forecasts from the word go) and deal with many trading partners, are seriously looking at adopting response management capabilities, rather than APS. Generally speaking, the key capabilities that are required for so-called “Response Management” offerings are the following: multi-user input and collaboration, multi-scenario creation and comparison, and high-speed analytics. These capabilities are essentia Read More

SAP and Accenture Create a Joint Business Group


Accenture and SAP recently announced the creation of a new business group focused on shortening the time it takes to jointly develop and deliver new industry-specific solutions based on cloud and other digital technologies such as analytics and enterprise mobility.

who is using sap apo  and Accenture Create a Joint Business Group Accenture and SAP recently announced the creation of a new business group focused on shortening the time it takes to jointly develop and deliver new industry-specific solutions based on cloud and other digital technologies such as analytics and enterprise mobility. The Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group brings together the companies’ respective co-innovation, joint solution development, and go-to-market teams in an effort to focus on significantly Read More

SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized


SAP is reportedly planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market.

who is using sap apo  said the SAP spokesman, who asked not to be named. According to the spokesman, the software division will be divided into three business units - new development, maintenance, and product enhancement - and will not affect any jobs. The spokesman denied that the restructuring had anything to do with comments made by SAP's Chief Executive Officer Hasso Plattner at the company's customer conference in Berlin in May. At the conference, Plattner acknowledged that SAP would be working with partner companies to Read More

SAP and HP on the Web Together


SAP AG and Hewlett-Packard have aligned their internet and e-services strategy.

who is using sap apo  and HP on the Web Together Event Summary Hewlett-Packard has announced it is using mySAP.com as a key component for its world-wide internal operations. mySAP.com is an Internet portal which connects thousands of SAP customers to each other. HP's implementation, will allow the development of a common backbone linking employees, customers and partners. The announcement builds on a 10-year HP and SAP relationship that has led to 6,000 installations of SAP R/3 on HP systems and more than 100 businesses Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

who is using sap apo  focused applications is. Those who can deliver solutions that satisfy the exacting, stringent requirements of some vertical markets are in the driving seat to capture that market segment. However, the market will also conversely punish those that take the feat too lightheartedly. This is especially true in the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) market segment, where there is much less leeway for time and money consuming implementations that also require massive software patchwork. The blessing in disguise 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.

who is using sap apo  - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 1: Alliances SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 1: Alliances P.J. Jakovljevic - July 30, 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 Read More

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 for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

who is using sap apo  Thalbauer and Thomas Ohnemus, who have been with the company for more than 10 years and 7 years, respectively. Our questions and the SAP PLM team’s responses are as follows: TEC: What is SAP PLM’s differentiating value proposition? SAP PLM: Specific SAP PLM differentiators are the following: SAP PLM is embedded and fully integrated within SAP Business Suite, including ERP for manufacturing, SCM, supplier relationship management (SRM), and CRM Embedded analytics—brings all relevant product-related Read More

SAP Business Intelligence Partner Program


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What Is Outsourceable and What Is Not


Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the provider. Still, practically every phase in product engineering is outsourceable—from ideas, design, and analysis, to simulation, conversion, and documentation; to prototyping, testing, production, and knowledge-based engineering. Find out more.

who is using sap apo  Is Outsourceable and What Is Not Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the provider. Still, practically every phase in product engineering is outsourceable—from ideas, design, and analysis, to simulation, conversion, and documentation; to prototyping, testing, production, and knowledge-based engineering. Find out more. 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.

who is using sap apo  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. 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 Read More

To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is


Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride, however, companies are typically faced with the question of whether to implement the latest, greatest version of the package.

who is using sap apo  of thumb for companies who want to deploy the current release is to wait until after the first service pack of the software is issued. Even after a new release is made available, vendor testing continues. While not showing a high degree of confidence in the software developers, this plan of action is based on the state of software development and the typical vendor rush to market. Continuing Maintenance No discussion on upgrading to a new release would be complete without some mention of ongoing Read More