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Enterprise Application Players Keep Refining Value Propositions
Because cash-strapped medium companies are looking for better options to traditional application pricing models, SAP and HP have allied to deliver

sapphire gems  was launched at SAP's Sapphire user conference. For more information, see SAP Claims Big Gains in the Low-end Battleground . Now, most of these companies are defunct, while others are no longer involved with SAP Hosting. However, SAP has been known for persisting and modifying its approaches until they work. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience in serving the world's leading companies, SAP and its partners now offer vertical solutions that help businesses improve metrics. Consequently, SAP

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SuccessFactors Introduces Updates at SAPPHIRE


At SAPPHIRE, the SAP company, SuccessFactors, announced a series of new upgrades as part of its human capital management (HCM) offering. Aiming at businesses that want to go beyond basic human resources (HR) functionality, SuccessFactors also enhanced its talent management tools. The SuccessFactors Employee Central has been augmented with global payroll capabilities, localized

sapphire gems  Introduces Updates at SAPPHIRE At SAPPHIRE, the SAP company, SuccessFactors, announced a series of  new upgrades as part of its human capital management (HCM) offering . Aiming at businesses that want to go beyond basic human resources (HR) functionality, SuccessFactors also enhanced its talent management tools. The SuccessFactors Employee Central has been augmented with global payroll capabilities, localized personal and employment information (such as national ID verification, payment Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

sapphire gems  cross-industry At its annual SAPPHIRE user conference, SAP announced its new cloud strategy, which it states will help companies better manage people, money, customers, and suppliers. Recently acquired SuccessFactors is at the heart of SAP's HR/HCM offering, which makes sense. For customers, SAP focuses on its SAP Sales OnDemand solution, which will integrate with the on-premise SAP Business Suite, including SAP CRM. Money in the cloud will be managed using the upcoming SAP Financials OnDemand. As for Read More

SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions


SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this development. At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was

sapphire gems  events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 , there was no inkling of this development . At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was taboo at SAP’s Waldorf HQ, and Ariba was a competitor that SAP loved to hate). The arms race is accelerating in the enterprise applications space. Now that Ariba and Emptoris (acquired Read More

The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three


Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share.

sapphire gems  Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three Event Summary In the enterprise resource planning (ERP) world there is fierce competition to be number three (after SAP and Oracle ). The leading contenders are Infor , Lawson Software , and SSA Global . For a detailed discussion of Lawson, see New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions ). This is Part One of the series The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three . Even those who still Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of March 25, 2013


The companies that managed this week to take our minds off of our broken NCAA brackets and the only slightly less broken Red Sox were Epicor, Logility, ProcessWeaver, Quintiq, and Security Engineered Machinery. We also tell you about a few events on our calendar that you might want on your calendar.Logility We recently caught up recently with Karin Bursa to get an update on Logility. Clearly

sapphire gems  8, Orlando, FL. SAP   SAPPHIRE (and ASUG) , May 14-16, Orlando, FL. Elemica 's  inSIGHT 2013 , Elemica's Supply Chain Conference, June 12, Philadelphia, PA. E2 , June 17–19,  Boston, MA. RockySoft 's  7th Annual User Conference , September 23–26, Vail, CO. Read More

SAP and VMWare Expand Collaboration to Bring Support for vSphere in HANA


SAP and VMWare will now offer another deployment architecture for SAP HANA. During the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, SAP announced the upcoming availability of SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere 5.1 for testing and development. SAP's customers will have the ability to provide instances of SAP HANA in virtual machines faster, use advanced datacenter capabilities of VMware vSphere such as Dynamic

sapphire gems  SAP HANA. During the  SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid , SAP announced the upcoming availability of SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere 5.1 for testing and development. SAP's customers will have the ability to provide instances of SAP HANA in virtual machines faster, use advanced datacenter capabilities of VMware vSphere such as Dynamic Resource Scheduling and vSphere vMotion, and more easily configure their testing and development environments over the cloud. This also enables SAP HANA to operate on a Read More

Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and the adoption of cloud computing. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 then explored the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and painstaking soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their

sapphire gems  intentions during the recent SAPPHIRE 2009 user conference . Following suit in being dedicated to its installed on-premise customer base, on-demand software for large enterprises from SAP will consist of function-specific software applications. Available by subscription, these SaaS add-ons will plug directly into a customer's on-site SAP Business Suite  software. The strategy was unveiled by John Wookey, executive vice president of Large Enterprise On-Demand at SAP, during his keynote presentation Read More

A Fresh Look at SAP’s Software-as-a-service (SaaS) Solution


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SAP Releases HANA SPS5


During SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid, the recent support pack for HANA was released (SPS5), providing additional capabilities to HANA's functionality set. Along with enhancements for mission-critical applications, SAP has worked on HANA's architecture to collapse the different layers of the platform—data and application, so that both reside within an in-memory-based architecture.

sapphire gems  HANA SPS5 During SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Madrid , the recent support pack for HANA was released (SPS5) , providing additional capabilities to HANA's functionality set. Along with enhancements for mission-critical applications, SAP has worked on HANA's architecture to collapse the different layers of the platform—data and application, so that both reside within an in-memory-based architecture. Along with this big change to HANA's architecture, SAP has added important functionality features Read More

SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio


SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture has allowed this traditional enterprise resource planning vendor to evolve into a supply chain management solutions provider.

sapphire gems  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


The combined company's possibly biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for sourcing/spend management. While many people have realized the power of e-commerce on the consumer side, there is still plenty of education to be conducted by all the SRM vendors to prove how much leverage their applications can bring to corporate buyers.

sapphire gems  Procures Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Emptoris, Inc. , a privately-held provider of e-sourcing solutions that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , Read More

SAP Announces SAP 360 Customer


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sapphire gems  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 execution. Key applications for this solution are, of course, SAP CRM and SAP Jam. User experience has Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012


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sapphire gems  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Miami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to access the software via the Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

sapphire gems  Procures Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact Emptoris, Inc. , a privately-held provider of e-sourcing solutions that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , from the previous two Read More