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Should SAP Buy PTC?


why sap  management systems. This is why major CAx providers are reigning in PLM. If PTC could become a part of SAP, then the enterprise resource planning (ERP) giant will have a strong CAx wing—making its leading position more unchallengeable in collaborative product definition management (cPDm), which is believed to be the most critical segment of the PLM industry. In addition, on the SAP PLM customer list, there are a good portion using Pro/E, the CAx solution from PTC. It would also make a lot of sense if

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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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SAP Powers CRM With HANA


At CeBIT 2013, in Hanover, Germany, SAP made public that its SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. Made available to SAP employees, the solution facilitates real-time access to business-critical data. According to the press release, the migration of a business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA was done in 2.5 months

why sap  accessing customer information. That’s why it is particularly important to us to embed SAP CRM on SAP HANA into our mobile strategy.” Read More

SAP Upgrade Success Story


Gruppo Tosinvest is by no means a single-process company. Beside a core focus on health care, it also runs businesses in the media, real estate, financial services, and engineering and construction sectors. With such an array of processes, controlling IT costs is of utmost importance. That’s why it decided to upgrade the enterprise software it had been running since 2001.

why sap  enabled for 200+ users Why SAP Fast ROI through savings on maintenance costs New functionality delivered cost-effectively Proven upgrade methodology Benefits 22% reduction in maintenance costs Better software performance and usability Streamlined business processes Stable IT platform, enabling future evolutions Improved productivity with new self-services functionality Existing Environment SAP R/3® software Third-Party Integration Database: Oracle Hardware: IBM Operating system: Microsoft Windows Read More

Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver


The capabilities of SAP NetWeaver and its peer service-enabled platforms, which were originally transaction and integration platforms, have lately been expanded to include composition and business process-oriented capabilities, such as master data management and business process management.

why sap  what NetWeaver was or why they needed it. The NetWeaver infrastructure products are now considered a core part of every new project. SAP has also made significant progress in recruiting software and technology vendors to the NetWeaver community. To prove that it is serious about being more open, during the SAP Industry Summit, the vendor allotted a main speaking slot to Ariba , which was once one of its most love-to-hate foes and which is still a competitor in the e-procurement space. Now, However, with Read More

360 Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey


This series of articles and case studies provides a true 360-degree perspective of SAP HANA within the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest in this transformative technology and what returns they have already captured.

why sap  the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest in this transformative technology and what returns they have already captured. 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.

why sap  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 Read More

SAP


Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software.

why sap  Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software. Read More

SAP Tries Another, Bifurcated Tack At A Small Guy


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP.com offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering a recently acquired product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises.

why sap  companies. One can wonder why that is still not the case in the US. In addition of SAP's US-based competitors' good propaganda job mainly by exploiting some well-publicized SAP implementations' flops in the US, a major reason is still the nascent indirect channel. Having only a handful of certified partners for the entire US market sound rather dismal compared to the thousands that Microsoft Great Plains cite, or he several hundreds touted by Lilly Software , Made2Manage or Navision . So far the direct Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

why sap  landscape in retail, and why do you win over, or lose to, these competitors? SAP Retail: When we don’t make the sale, we generally lose to a retailer’s “do nothing” stance. It is usually because we have not been able to fully articulate our value proposition to the right decision makers in the retailer’s organization, and as a result they prefer to continue living with what they have, which is usually a combination of custom applications, highly customized software packages, and loosely coupled Read More

SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

why sap  sets up Apparel and Footwear team Event Summary SAP is trying to stabilize its Apparel and Footwear R/3 Solution (AFS) after early users had problems with the software, leading several to stop work on their projects. Until now, SAP was pulling consultants from its wider consumer products group to deal with AFS installations. The new AFS team now has 35 consultants on board, and expects to increase that count to 50 by year's end, stated Annegret Sonnenberg, vice president of SAP's retail and consumer Read More

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 announcement, SAP also said that Kevin McKay, head of SAP's U.S. operations, has resigned for personal reasons.

why sap  SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2000 Event Summary In April, the 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. Net income for the quarter reached $53 million, or 53 cents per share, as compared to $98 million and 92 cents, respectively, in the corresponding quarter of last year (See Figure 1). Revenue rose to $1.18 billion, from $1.08 billion a year ago. Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
why sap  Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Read More

SAP HANA


SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

why sap  HANA SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities. 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.

why sap  just when, and even why, the major power players at SAP decided to almost turn the company on its head by opening itself up to alliances, absorbing other companies' technologies through acquisitions, and even opening up its software to work friendlier with other, non-SAP software components, is difficult to pin down. But that is just what it has done. SAP's new tagline is mySAP.com: Solutions for the New, New Economy - The Integrated E-Business Platform for Any Industry. This is the SAP, for all its Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

why sap  Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM What xCat Offers 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 and Read More