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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

sap channel partners  configured and complemented by SAP channel partners (see SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground ). To complement the existing above offering, for advanced SMBs, which require less sophisticated individualization and industry-specific functionality from their IT solutions, SAP is introducing a new application that it will indirectly market to this segment. In charge of the development and support of these SMB solutions will be a newly formed Business Unit (BU SMB) at SAP. SAP will support its

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Jamcracker Dredges a New Channel


Jamcracker, an ASP providing business services for HR management, expense management and sales force automation solutions has announced a new program to increase sales. Jamcracker’s Channel Program offers sales and implementation training to its new channel partners.

sap channel partners  Large companies such as SAP and IBM can simply leverage their existing sales network to implement new goods and services. Recent ASP arrival, ManagedOps.com is leveraging GreatPlains reseller network to promote their services. While Agilera is delivering their service through equity partners Verio and Ciber. Jamcracker's approach represents a necessary effort to address the sales and expansion needs of their company. Positioned and supported correctly, their efforts may help propel higher revenues. As Read More

SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground


SAP, traditionally regarded as too cumbersome and costly for small or midsize enterprises, has recently been announcing stellar increases in sales and acceptance of its Internet-based mySAP.com by smaller companies. We believe that the incumbent smaller vendors as well as other Tier 1 vendors should prepare for a siege.

sap channel partners  Accelerated Solutions also enabled SAP and its channel to offer a fixed price and fixed time implementation program. Again, this has often not necessarily been ERP, but rather a small part of ERP. By the time the customer puts together modules to build a full ERP system for a mid-market company, and then adds up the implementation time and cost, all the touted benefits have been annulled. We do not intend to berate either SAP's or other vendors' notable endeavors at simplification, but only to point out Read More

Epicor to Bolster Its EMEA Channel


Epicor, a global provider of business applications for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, recently announced it has fine-tuned its channel strategy to drive growth opportunities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. As part of this expansion strategy, Epicor will be looking at recruiting new partners, particularly for key markets such as France

sap channel partners  larger systems, such as SAP, Oracle, Infor , or some Microsoft Dynamics solutions. To support this ambitious initiative, Epicor has recruited four new channel managers to cover Benelux, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, and South Africa. Epicor has also recruited a new channel marketing director to help partners optimize their new business development efforts, benefit from central marketing campaigns, and develop joint marketing plans, so that they can continue to grow their businesses Read More

Manhattan Associates Partners with Intentia


A new alliance between Manhattan Associates and Intentia is aimed at complementing ERP with warehouse and transportation management capabilities for clients in the consumer goods, food & beverage, and apparel industries.

sap channel partners  more dominant vendors like SAP and JD Edwards (see TEC Technology Research Note: Intentia: Java Evolution from AS/400 October 1st, 1999). Intentia can bring Manhattan a much-needed indirect channel for distributing its PkMS software. Manhattan's dependence on direct sales has contributed to its financial difficulties in recent quarters (See TEC News Analysis article New Management at Manhattan Associates October 19th, 1999). Also, the facilitated integration capabilities afforded by a standard Read More

SAP Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon


SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully

sap channel partners  To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully fits SAP's strategy on leveraging impressive capabilities of this innovative and 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.

sap channel partners  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 atop existing systems). In mid-July, SAP Read More

SAP HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More


At the recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer.

sap channel partners  recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer. Read More

Accelerating SAP Deployments


A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases the risk of unintended consequences. That means time to market is slowed by extensive testing. However, you can accelerate SAP delivery by using a test automation solution which automates most of the maintenance required by changes.

sap channel partners  SAP Deployments A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases the risk of unintended consequences. That means time to market is slowed by extensive testing. However, you can accelerate SAP delivery by using a test automation solution which automates most of the maintenance required by changes. Read More

SAP Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value


Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help create new business value.

sap channel partners  Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help 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.

sap channel partners  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 increasing time to value for Read More

Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA


In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations.

sap channel partners  Cost Analysis of SAP HANA In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. This report provides a framework for users to evaluate the potential financial impact of HANA on their organizations. Read More

Ardent Partners


Research and advisory firm Ardent Partners focuses on supply management. Founded in 2010, the firm provides business strategy and technology analysis.

sap channel partners  supply management, supply chain management 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.

sap channel partners  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 products unit. Their job Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

sap channel partners  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it Read More