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SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?
Announced over two years ago, SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head

sap programming language  it Fill the Gap? SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap? S. McVey - September 2nd, 1999 Product Background Announced over two years ago, SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) takes aim at the burgeoning supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head with offerings from established best-of-breed vendors like i2 and Manugistics. In the mid-nineties, responding to pressure from a number of Fortune 50 companies, SAP devised the Logistics Optimization Interface (LOI), a project that enabled

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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's Dr. Peter Barth on Client/Server and Database Issues with SAP R/3


To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. The conversation covered issues in the areas of client/server architecture and database management used by the SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning suite of products.

sap programming language  SAP BW? Dr. Barth: SAP BAPI's (Business Application Programming Interface), provided access to the data and with SAP Business Workflow can be used to publish/subscribe changed data. Capturing changed data should always be accomplished via a push technology, not via pull. SAP Business Workflow can be used to accomplish this. TEC Analysis: If at all possible, it is recommended that changes to the database be pushed out to the data warehouse. Pulling data would require that all the tables be Read More

SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses


Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has announced its plans to acquire KXEN, a provider of predictive analytics technology. KXEN is intended to complement SAP Predictive Analysis software, a workbench for defining, executing, and visualizing predictive analysis. With increasingly

sap programming language  predictive analysis library in SAP HANA. Additionally, the interoperability of the R statistics programming language with SAP HANA opens up all the statistical functions available in one of the world’s most popular open source projects. The acquisition is expected to allow SAP to introduce new predictive capabilities to the portfolio of solutions for more than 25 industries, particularly data-intensive vertical industries such as telecommunications, retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Two: Market Impact


With SAP NetWeaver and the Enterprise Services Architecture, SAP will have delivered the blueprint for turning Web services from a concept into business reality of uniting hardware, information, and software platforms & applications.

sap programming language  server to run their SAP applications, users will be able to develop their own custom applications in more pervasive programming languages and Web services without necessarily having to purchase, deploy, or maintain an application-independent proprietary third-party application server. SAP hereby maintains its focus on solving down-to-earth' business problems and on positioning itself as a strategic partner to its customers. Particularly during these times of risk-averse customers, SAP's aura of a Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry


While SAP’s determination to become service-oriented architecture applications Lingua Franca evangelist should be of vital importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should in the short-term expect tremors rather than tectonic moves and a speedy extinction of many pre-historic looking application species.

sap programming language  to these new capabilities, SAP NetWeaver is comprised of the following: Multi-channel access with both Web and mobile access to business systems in connected and disconnected scenarios; Enterprise portal providing internal and external unified user interfaces through a Web browser in role-based fashion; Collaboration providing real-time and asynchronous communication between people, in either a moderated or free-form fashion; Business Intelligence (BI) providing the infrastructure for extracting, 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 programming language  SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With? Even at the recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 conference, it became apparent that much of SAP ’s innovation has lately come from its blockbuster acquisitions of Business Objects and Sybase . The major headlines of the conference were along the lines of in-memory analytic applications ( SAP HANA , anyone?), mobility, on-demand/cloud applications, and so on. But SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit and less publicized innovation in-house. At the event, we Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

sap programming language  Part 4: SAP's Strategy SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy P.J. Jakovljevic - August 7, 2001 Event Summary   During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an illustration thereof, SAP cited that its 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 programming language  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 Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again.


Commerce One and SAP announced that Commerce One will supply the marketplace infrastructure behind the mySAP portal.

sap programming language  Up, Declares Victory. Again. SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again. D. Geller - July 5, 2000 Event Summary SAP AG and Commerce One are joining together to build what SAP wasn't able to build alone: the mySAP.com business suite. Widely perceived as lagging behind in the development of the marketplace capabilities that were an essential part of the image of mySAP, SAP has now solved its problem by bringing Commerce One, a leader in the deployment of e-procurement marketplaces, into the picture. Commerce Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

sap programming language  Part 3: Market Impact SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - August 3, 2001 Event Summary  During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE , on June 12-15, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, released a spate of upbeat announcements in its effort to portray itself as a reformed vendor of choice for all aspects of e-Business, including planning and collaboration. As an illustration thereof, SAP cited that its Read More

SAP Business Intelligence Partner Program


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sap programming language  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 Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


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sap programming language  many are aware of SAP ’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Even if some might dismiss these figures for counting the users of the now-iconic SAP Crystal Reports as they are not necessarily true enterprise resource planning (ERP) users, SAP can counter with the figure of the 40,000 users for the SAP Business One ERP solution, which has been designed for SMEs from the word go. 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.

sap programming language  is well known that SAP AG , founded in 1972, is a market and technology leader in business management software, and since those early days retailers have been using the now legacy SAP R/1 and SAP R/2 financials solutions to support their financial processes. With the success of the client-server SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in the early 1990s and the burgeoning expansion of the global ERP market, SAP embarked on tailoring its solutions to specific industries beyond manufacturing. Read More

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

sap programming language  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. Thus, SAP itself became the first customer to go live with the new solution. SAP's in-memory computing and SAP HANA Read More

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SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development.

sap programming language  Services and Support Customers SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development. Read More