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Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market
Rather than offering the customary opinions and analysis of major market trends beforehand and then giving the involved vendors a chance for a factual review

sap oss  the stack. Oracle, Microsoft, SAP are all combining application and infrastructure pieces. As before, there will be compromises and their will be a loss of control for the customer. And, as before, we believe that ultimately the customer’s requirements will win out and the stacks will start to break up again. Regulatory judgments, like the European Union ’s (EU’s) recent pronouncement against Microsoft’s bundling practices in Europe, are also further supporting customers’ freedom of choice. In

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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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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

sap oss  . Sometimes it is SAP Business One , sometimes an Infor ERP product ( Infor VISUAL or Infor SyteLine ), a Consona ERP product ( Made2Manage or Intuitive ), or an Epicor ERP product ( Epicor Vista or Epicor Vantage ). And still, a month does not go by where xTuple does not face competition from some obscure product it has never heard of before. On the other hand, the free PostBooks product, which is quite light on the manufacturing side, will compete directly with open source brethren like Compiere , Read More

Pronto Xi Dimensions


PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) and purchase orders (POs), customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), retail point-of-sale (POS), facilities management (FM), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), and other related functions. PRONTO-Xi runs on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems (OSs), and includes built-in mobile and Internet technology.

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Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last


Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) portfolios with a wealth of enhancements and by embracing the cloud. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), sheds some light on their market positioning and future direction.

sap oss  embedded BI capabilities (from SAP BusinessObjects ), and the Sage Visual Processes tool. The product was made available in 35 countries. (For more information, see my article A Traditional 'Local Touch' Leader Espouses a More Global Vision . ) Sage ERP X3 V6 was released in 2010 with enhanced multi-legislation Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture, with availability in more than 50 countries. The product currently has 3,000 customers, and its ecosystem consists of 1,500 consultants and Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

sap oss  needs, but Oracle and SAP are seemingly taking an inside-out technology approach to sell customers on the proposition of their stacks. Microsoft has no clear SOA strategy and is trying to position its existing technology stack in this context. Infor, on the other hand, took an outside-in approach to develop an SOA strategy to enable and support customer objectives as the overriding priority. Customers tell us they want solutions, not middleware, platforms, or technology projects, because Most 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.

sap oss  Meaner and More Organized SAP to Become Leaner, Meaner and More Organized P.J. Jakovljevic - July 10, 2000 Event Summary As reported in a number of industry reports at the beginning of June, German ERP software vendor SAP AG is to reorganizing its software division into three separate units. It is planning a radical revamp of its software development operations in an effort to regain dominance of the North American business software market. This will make our research and development department more 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.

sap oss  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 Business Intelligence Partner Program


In this webcast you ll learn how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your cus...

sap oss  how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your customers as part of your overall product offering. Find out how flexible implementation options can provide you with the greatest return on investment (ROI), and customer satisfaction. And how you can quickly add reporting, dashboards, and other BI features to increase company revenue and add customer value; choose from flexible delivery options, all from a single vendor; and scale as you Read More

SAP Announces SAP 360 Customer


SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA, called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key

sap oss  Announces SAP 360 Customer SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA , called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key components of 360 Customer as real-time insight, real-time interactions, and real-time 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.

sap oss  The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting P.J. Jakovljevic - July 31, 2002 Event Summary The fact that no one, including the market leader, can sleep on its laurels in a demanding but forgiving market, has been possibly the best illustrated in case of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions. As reported in press at the beginning of July, SAP has resumed its aggressive marketing of its SAP AFS ( Apparel & Footwear Solutions ), specialized Read More

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes.

sap oss  Supply Chain Execution Solutions SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes. 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.

sap oss  SAP NetWeaver Event Summary It is amazing to see so many similarities (albeit with the inevitable handful of nuanced differences) between SAP , IBM , Microsoft , and Oracle 's approaches to worldwide domination of the enterprise applications market. One similarity is these vendors' attempts to deliver a service oriented architecture (SOA)-based platform for their existing and prospective customers, and to entice their partners to build ever-growing ecosystems upon these (see SOA as a Foundation Read More

SAP To Take Care Of All Suppliers


SAP's first major product delivery that leverages recently the recently endorsed technology foundation, allows it to offer a collaborative solution. This does not mean that the amount of time and resources required to implement and manage the supplier enablement process can be underestimated.

sap oss  Summary On January 9, SAP Markets, Inc. , the Internet exchange applications providing company of the SAP AG group of companies (NYSE: SAP), which is a leading provider of business software solutions, announced the availability of mySAP Supplier Relationship Management (mySAP SRM) , an SAP Markets solution designed to manage supplier relationships in a comprehensive manner that should improve the competitiveness and profitability of a value chain. According to the company, currently, due to technology Read More

SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2


On February 25 in Waltham, Massachusetts, SAP proclaimed itself the number two vendor of supply chain management solutions. Many in the room were openly skeptical, but does SAP have a case?

sap oss  Takes Aim at i2 SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 S. McVey - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary On February 25, SAP AG held an analyst education day at its Waltham offices to give a progress review of its APO (Advanced Planner & Optimizer) application worldwide rollout. Joining SAP were representatives from two members of its client base, Dow Corning and Colgate-Palmolive. Their overviews highlighted ongoing R/3 and APO implementations and focused on laying the groundwork for additional Read More

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 oss  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