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Will SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite?
SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes

sap documentation  SAP HANA’s Big Data Usher SAP into the Intelligent BPM Elite? SAP recently announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that aims to help organizations infuse big data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities. The real value of big data only comes when one can embed its insights into business processes and use these insights to make better decisions. Business users all too often lack full visibility into end-to-end

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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 Business All-in-One


Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

sap documentation  Business All-in-One Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. Read More

What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1


SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 solutions are the next major release of business intelligence (BI) software from SAP. They include features ranging from reporting, query and analysis, and dashboards and visualization, to discovery and predictive analytics capabilities, as well as data quality and extract, transform, and load (ETL) functionality. Get a high-level overview of the new features in SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1.

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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 principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

sap documentation  not only limited to SAP components, but also comprises the full customer solution (meaning all IT components as documented in the solution documentation in SAP Solution Manager).   Clarifying Standard and Enterprise Support Benefits SAP Enterprise Support includes everything in standard support plus several advanced elements such as a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with corrective action commitment, access to Solution Architect services, and the full use of Solution Manager for both SAP and non-SAP 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.

sap documentation  Nordic AB “Thanks to SAP PLM, we can now mange all of our technical documentation effectively throughout the lifecycle of our processing facilities and supply disposal systems.” −Günter Schuster, Senior Engineering Manager and PLM Project Lead, Siltronic AG “SAP PLM helps us stay competitive. Without it, we could not keep up with our competitors in China and India.” −Anton Wüest, PLM Manager, Rieter Textile Systems  “Introducing SAP RPM boosts R&D performance toward more efficiency and Read More

SAP CRM


SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.  

sap documentation  CRM SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management. Read More

SAP Business One 9.0 Released


The “little” SAP Business One solution is an unsung hero of sorts at SAP. Indeed, more than 38,000 customers worldwide in nearly 30 languages and over 630 partners are often ignored as less newsworthy by market observers. The business management solution for small businesses (with 10–20 users, on average) can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, and is accessible via mobile devices. During

sap documentation  9.0 Released The “little” SAP Business One solution is an unsung hero of sorts at SAP . Indeed, more than 38,000 customers worldwide in nearly 30 languages and over 630 partners are often ignored as less newsworthy by market observers. The business management solution for small businesses (with 10–20 users, on average) can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, and is accessible via mobile devices. During the SAPPHIRENOW 2013 conference, SAP  announced the general availability of the 9.0 Read More

SAP HANA Demystified


What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions.

sap documentation  HANA Demystified What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions. Read More

SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision


The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

sap documentation  taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne *, you'll learn about the cost, flexibility, functionality, and complexity considerations that eventually won companies over to EnterpriseOne. And how 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

sap documentation  A Leader Under Reconstruction SAP - A Leader Under Reconstruction P.J. Jakovljevic and A. Turner - August 14, 2000 SAP AG Genesis Founded by five former IBM employees in 1972 and based in Walldorf, Germany, SAP AG is the No. 1 vendor in the Enterprise Business Applications market, (with approximately 30% of worldwide market), and one of the largest independent software companies in the world. The Company consists of SAP AG and its network of 62 operating subsidiaries and has a presence or a Read More

SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies


Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users will have to decide whether SAP would indeed be the best solution without the packaged option.

sap documentation  One of the series SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the industry has finally gotten it right: chemicals are a notoriously slow-moving lot, in spite of (or because of) their maturity, and the fundamental challenges to the industry are obviously not going to go away. With limited asset turnover, production flexibility, and product innovation (there's simply nothing left to discover or invent, especially for basic chemical manufacturers Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

sap documentation  and Ariba Synergy SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself ). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference , and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.   The Ariba Business Network is a huge Read More

SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons


In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier Software for approximately $400 million USD in cash. TopTier’s products are already integrated with SAP’s mySAP Workplace, so the acquisition should be painless and have little negative effect on SAP’s 2001 earnings per share.

sap documentation  Further Broaden Its Horizons SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons M. Reed - April 17, 2001 Event Summary SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), a major provider of e-business software solutions, and TopTier Software, Inc . (privately held) have announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for SAP to acquire TopTier, subject to the approval of antitrust authorities. TopTier has been an SAP partner since 1999 and parts of its technology are already integrated and available within the Read More

SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100


On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that the costs of its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions for its mySAP.com Internet software system would likely outpace sales in the first quarter of 2000.

sap documentation  but Warns of Q100 SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100 P.J. Jakovljevic - February 7th, 2000 Event Summary On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions for its mySAP.com Internet software system would likely outpace sales in the first quarter of 2000. However, strong fourth quarter 1999 and year-end results announced on the same day gave SAP a very good standing entering the New Year. Sales grew 18% 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.

sap documentation  Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG R. Garland - September 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Commerce, where we u Read More