SAP

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  • eBooks // Mar 2012

    SAP HANA: Helping Businesses Run Better--in Real-Time

    With SAP In-Memory Computing, massive amounts of data can be queried and analyzed 3600 times faster than before -- turning questions into action and giving you insight you can act on immediately. Your competitors will still be pondering the numbers while you are making your next move. Discover this eBook...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    The Intelligence Future: Simple, Seamless, Social

    For the first time in history, consumer-technology interfaces have been outpacing what's available to the average corporate knowledge worker. Join Timo Elliott to understand how we can combine the best of enterprise technology and Web 2.0 to build greater visibility, transparency, and accountability into the way organizations work.?? Business intelligence...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    The Future of BI Decision Making Now with SAP HANA and HP

    Is turning data into information still a challenge for your company? If so, you are not alone. View this on-demand Webinar with SAP and HP to learn how you can manage ever-increasing amounts of data; provide this data to business users to make critical decisions in a timely fashion; and...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Use BI to explore and share data

    If you are looking for an edge in an increasingly competitive global environment, business intelligence (BI) software is a proven differentiator. Now, even smaller organisations can compete on a global scale using the data exploration, reporting, and dashboard management power of SAP Crystal Server software. This datasheet outlines how...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Business intelligence to the rescue: A Forrester study

    Business processes are becoming more integrated and complex, costs are controlled in all areas, and data is growing at an overwhelming rate. To meet these changing conditions, companies of all sizes are progressively more dependent on increasing the productivity of knowledge workers. However, the workflows, tool sets, and skills that...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Make faster, smarter decisions using BI

    Looking for a way to deliver an affordable, open, self-serve approach to entry-level business intelligence to enable your business users to securely explore, view, report, visualise, and manage actionable information? All organisations need the ability to make intelligent, timely decisions. SAP Crystal Solutions help make this happen. This integrated family...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    SAP Crystal Server 2011: What's new?

    SAP Crystal solutions offer an open, self-serve approach to entry-level business intelligence that enables business users to explore, view, report, visualise, and manage actionable information in a secure environment. This datasheet looks at new features in SAP Crystal Server software: the SAP Crystal Reports family of offerings, SAP Crystal Interactive...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Stepping Up to the Cloud - Managing Changes and Migration for Mid-Sized Business

    Discover both the strategic benefits and strategic challenges of moving to the cloud and SaaS for midsized businesses using insights developed by Saugatuck Technology from more than eight years of SaaS and cloud research among user executives.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Moving to the Cloud A SaaS Checklist

    As SaaS continues to gain popularity, organizations that haven't moved to the cloud may want to evaluate options for transitioning to SaaS. This model can be appropriate where there are underutilized applications, legacy applications, and on-premise applications that are costly to maintain.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    On-Demand Realities - How SaaS Helps Small and Midsized Enterprises

    How aware are small and midsized business leaders of SaaS, the cloud, and its potential? Find out the answers to questions such as these: How many companies are doing business in the cloud? What was the depth of their knowledge?

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Appeal of SaaS ERP - Clarity in the Cloud

    Aberdeen shares their findings in the eighteen months between June 2008 and December 2009 regarding SaaS ERP. With a surge in interest in cloud computing and virtualization find out if the reluctance to SaaS ERP is justified.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    On-Demand or On-Premise - Best Practices for Midsize Businesses

    Which software model is right for you? This CIO co-sponsored paper recaps some of myths about SaaS and provides a framework for an honest self-assessment of your organization's needs and which software model is right for you.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Mastering The Cloud - Roadmap to Cloud Success - How to Get There

    The case for cloud computing adoption sounds compelling. How should companies make the move? What are the most important steps to get there? What should their cloud strategy and cloud roadmap look like? This paper explains eight steps involved in successfully transitioning to the cloud.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Competitive Edge in the Cloud - Is the Sky the Limit

    Companies need to position themselves to compete in the future while managing the present. How can they shape the evolution of their business in the next 10 years? Find out ten tips for evolving a business through cloud-based innovation.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Cloud Benefits 101 - What's In It for You

    In 1997, businesses were excited about the Internet's potential, but worried about security, privacy, etc. In 2011, Cloud computing has emerged as the next transformational technology wave. Learn more with SAP Business ByDesign's "Mastering The Cloud" webinar series, with data from Sand Hill Group's research.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Evaluating SaaS Solutions - A Checklist for Small and Midsize Enterprises

    This paper discusses the relevant criteria for evaluation of SaaS solutions targeting small-to-midsize businesses, and key questions that should be asked.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Beyond the Hot Air - What's Really in Those Clouds

    The fourth quarter of 2010 saw a dramatic leap in the adoption of cloud computing, according to Sand Hill Group's 2011 research data. What does the cloud mean to your SME business? Find out more from the Sand Hill series, "Mastering The Cloud in 8 Easy Steps."

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Nine Easy Steps for Quick Customer Experience Tune Up

    Customer experience (CE) is the new imperative. However, among the top concerns companies have regarding CE are cost and delayed return on investment. The good news is that there are short-term actions you can take now and see benefits in the near term. Show, do not tell, your employees and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Metrics for Social Customer Service

    How to Go from Monitoring Metrics to Implementing a Strategic Measurements Model and from Average Handle Time to Sentiments.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    The Social Customer Engagement Index

    Companies are turning to social channels to engage with customers and prospects and build better, longer relationships with them. And, as organizations adopt social tools and strategies to engage customers from a service perspective, they expect this to have a positive impact on overall customer service goals and objectives.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    The Social Contract

    Customers, Companies, Communities, Conversations in the Age of the Collaborative Relationship

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Improving Bank Performance: Overcoming Common Planning-Related Obstacles

    Bank CFOs are being forced to reexamine their roles and responsibilities. Simply closing the books no longer works. Finance departments are being asked to perform strategic budgeting and planning, monitor risk and compliance, and improve overall performance. To meet these demands while competing in a turbulent marketplace, bank CFOs need...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Advanced Business Analytics Enable Better Decisions in Banking

    This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence in the banking industry for improving decision making and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions in a banking organization.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Balancing Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges

    Banks need a robust enterprise risk analysis and reporting solution to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. This paper will focus on the many risk reporting challenges facing banks. It will then outline the best practices banks need to improve reporting and manage...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Balancing Costs, Efficiency, and Patient Care: Analytics in an Era of Healthcare Reform

    Hospitals and healthcare systems need budgeting, planning, and forecasting solutions that rely on smart analytics to centralize planning assumptions, integrate fragmented data, streamline budget workflows, and perform financial consolidations more quickly. This paper will focus on the challenges facing hospitals and healthcare systems that are related to external and internal...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Rapid-deployment solutions for Analytics Packages in Sustainability

    Learn how to minimize losses associated with accidents, product issues, and violations of environmental regulations by gaining access to timely information via SAP Best Practices for Analytics packages. They automatically import data from SAP and non-SAP applications to rapidly pinpoint risks and mitigate losses.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions in Healthcare

    This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in healthcare and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions of a healthcare organization.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Getting Closer to the Customer: Overcoming Common Sales AnalysisChallenges

    Because of this, many retailers struggle with limited visibility into real-time trends from day to day - not to mention during seasonal and promotional campaigns. It becomes hard to implement the corrections necessary to keep shelves full, limit stock outs, and ensure profitable promotions. This paper will lay out the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions

    Explore how prebuilt analytic applications and business intelligence make for better decision-making across many functions in your organization. IDC analyst, Henry Morris, theorizes on the future of analytics and their impact on business.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    The Application of Business Intelligence to Facilitate Decision Making in the Consumer Products Industry

    This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in the consumer products industry and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions in a consumer products organization.

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    SAP BusinessObjects Edge: Analyze and Manage Your Cash Flow

    Keep your cash flow in focus, while driving business performance.? Take a test drive with the SAP BusinessObjects Edge iTour and discover how your organization can achieve greater visibility, agility, and insight. Invest a few minutes of your time now toward years of higher performance.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    IT Success with Packaged Solutions

    Experience has shown that IT projects tend to be at a risk to run late, over budget or not meet the goals. To address these concerns, software and service vendors are creating packaged solutions resulting in smaller, modularized implementations. Watch the Webcast to learn how your company can benefit from...

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  • Videos // Jul 2011

    SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions

    Watch this IDC iView to learn about how packaged solutions allow faster implementation times, lower costs, transparency and flexibility. Learn about the importance of fully integrated solutions to enable visibility into all aspects of your business. Learn more about rapid-deployment solutions and how a phased approach can help solve immediate...

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  • Videos // Jul 2011

    SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions: Generate Results, Accelerate Return on Investment

    To stay ahead of the competition, you need to be faster and more agile than ever before. You need solutions that address your business needs and deliver value quickly. Learn more about SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, the new offering that helps provide quick solutions to immediate business process pains.

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  • Videos // Jul 2011

    Rapid Deployment Solutions for Sustainability Analytics - An Introduction

    Learn how a rapid deployment of analytics for SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management provides sustainability analytics to help you protect people in the workplace, ensure product safety, and comply with environmental regulations.

    Provided By SAP

  • Videos // Jul 2011

    SAP Portfolio and Project Management Rapid-Deployment Solution for Portfolio Monitoring

    See how this rapid-deployment solution brings together software and services to help you prioritize projects and run them more effectively through preconfigured software that supports project and portfolio monitoring and decisions.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Public Sector Business Analytics: The Path To Better Decision Making and Agility

    This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in public sector organizations and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across many functions.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Trends in HR Shared Service Delivery: Service Quality is Gaining Importance on the Agendas of Shared Service Decision-Makers

    Explore the role of technology in HR service delivery - and what shared-services owners should consider when choosing their HR shared service delivery platform. (Workforce Solutions, 2011)

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    The Right Foundation for Growing Global

    This landmark research reveals new insights into the real business value of integrated business applications, including cost reductions, data visibility and net income increases. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek Research Services, 2011)

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Workforce Analytics: Key to Aligning People to Business Strategy

    This research will examine the use of workforce analytics tools and the capabilities exhibited by Best-in-Class organizations to align workforce strategies with business objectives.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies

    Find out how to meet the challenges facing your midsize company and benefit from the road map that takes you through the process of deploying a BI solution, enabling you to start small and then build incrementally on your initial success to make fact-based and BI-driven decision making pervasive in...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Think Your Organization is Too Small for ERP? Think Again

    ERP has become much more affordable in recent years, and while many believe ERP to be out of reach for SMBs, Aberdeen research shows a well-managed ERP implementation can be a continuing source of cost savings and operational improvements which help companies grow and thrive. Even small companies have been...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    SAP Business ByDesign: The Most Complete and Adaptable On-Demand Business Solution

    Learn how our complete on-demand solution can help your manufacturing company achieve greater responsiveness, control over operations, and increased visibility.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Access Management: Efficiency, Confidence and Control

    Read this Aberdeen Group research report, "Access Management: Efficiency, Confidence and Control" and learn how top performers protect access to information assets at lower cost while staying on top of compliance. See clearly. Think clearly. Act clearly. Gain real-time visibility of information - to help ensure a compliant business,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    An IFRS Fable: The company that waited too long

    Many U.S. companies are taking a wait-and-see stance and interpreting the switch from U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a matter of compliance rather than an opportunity to become more globally competitive by improving key internal processes. Even with more than 100 countries...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Answering the Call: Emerging Best Practices in Consumer Mobile

    This paper will examine the state of consumer mobile in retail today, Driven in part by RSR's research among retailers as well as a look at the mobile use cases that retailers have currently deployed. We found that the short list of what retailers need to have in first generation...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Becoming a Mobile Enterprise

    By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its existing and future SAP investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a "mobile enterprise" in a...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Closed Loop Performance Management: Closing the Gap between Strategy & Execution

    Formal performance-management (PM) methodologies and solutions can give organizations the discipline to prosper during difficult economic times while providing the flexibility to pursue opportunities as they arise. Although many organizations have strong practices for individual PM processes such as budgeting or financial close, integration of these processes is key to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Defining Twenty First Century Merchandising

    RSR conducts benchmark studies on the state of the art and science of merchandising every year. This year, our going-in hypothesis was that after a series of fits and starts, the retail thought process has genuinely and irrevocably changed. We expected to see this change affect merchants across several dimensions:...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    GRC Strategies - Finding the Right Balance of Business and IT

    If manual processes don't give you sufficient confidence - or if your operational costs are too high - discover a better way. Read "GRC Strategies - Finding the Right Balance of Business and IT" to learn what best-in-class companies are doing to help control access and authorization risk, prevent fraud,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    How Social Media Is Revolutionizing the Apparel Industry - One Message at a Time

    Apparel brands and retailers are connecting with customers at a quickening pace on the social web to spread brand messages, boost loyalty and drive commerce.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    How to Turn Mobility Momentum into Real Business Value

    By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its existing and future SAP investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a "mobile enterprise" in a...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Inside Edge Article featuring John Chen from SAP Insider

    Mobility is sweeping across the enterprise. Consider a company like Kindred Healthcare, which has boosted the productivity of its rehabilitation therapists and the accuracy of its patient records through the use of mobile devices. Kindred Healthcare is not alone: The worldwide mobile worker population will reach 1.2 billion in 2013,...

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  • Podcasts // Mar 2012

    Standard Bank Customer Video

    See how Standard Bank S.A. offers an innovative, new banking channel with a compelling mobile customer experience using SAP's mobile platform.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Supply Chain Planning Save Time and Money and Satisfy Customers

    Learn how to transform your supply chain into a responsive supply network in which demand-driven companies share knowledge; adapt to changing market conditions; and proactively respond to shorter, less predictable lifecycles. Find out how you can be up and running in a matter of weeks with rapid-deployment solutions.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point - Why companies are profiting

    Findings from the 2011 Sustainability and Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Project.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Analyst Whitepeper: Bloor Research: Sybase ASE Total Cost of Ownership - A Comparison to Oracle

    Given that Sybase ASE can now be deployed as the foundation for SAP Business Suite and BW implementations (in addition to Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2), the information is relevant to SAP customers installing a new instance of SAP or looking to migrate their existing SAP installation to...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Retail Week Tearing Up the Rule Book

    The past decade has seen significant changes in the experience that customers have when they interact with a retailer. The development of multichannel retail has been crucial to this. Whether it be consumers researching purchases online, accessing customer support via a social networking site or having a staff member assist...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Case for Contract Management - Why You Should Get Started Today (SAP Insider Article)

    Without proper insight into its contracts, a com?pany cannot effectively control its top or bottom line. Nor can it easily access the data needed to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. To get a handle on this critical business information, an organization should focus on three key areas of contract...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Future of Loyalty

    Gain insight into how the changing face of loyalty and what this means now and in the future, how retailers can gain advantage from more adept use of technology and data, and the importance of effective customer insight to stay attuned to fast-changing customer behavior and sentiments. The paper also...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Strategic Supplier Mandate: Three Principles to Deliver Transparency Across the Supply Base

    Read this article to learn about the three supplier management initiatives that have become mandates for market-leading procurement organizations. Learn how effectively deploying supplier information management, supplier performance management, and supplier risk solutions can drive innovation, increase productivity and mitigate risk for your business.

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  • Podcasts // Mar 2012

    Tommy Hilfiger Customer Video

    Discover how this premium lifestyle brand is using a new iPad app to present its upcoming collections to retailers. Tommy Hilfiger is keeping its sensitive data theft-proof, and is able to remotely wipe a stolen device in seconds - with our mobile device management and security software.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Transactional Data: Driving Real-Time Business

    In global survey of IT leaders conducted by CIO Magazine, companies are facing increasing challenges in turning large volumes of data into meaningful information that business users can efficiently access and understand in order to make business-critical decisions. Read the report to get the latest insight into the challenges industry...

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2011

    5-Minute Data Migration Solution Demo

    Data migration projects are renowned for running over time and over budget. But data migration no longer has to be a high-risk proposition - if you have the right methodology, tools, and people in place. View this 5-minute demo to witness our new data migration solution in action, and learn...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) - "Seeing the Big Picture: A Corporate Guide to Better Decisions through IT"

    Executives simply do not have the relevant information required to make the best decisions in a timely manner. They must thus find a way to create an accurate, actionable 360-degree view of their enterprise. Real-time visibility provides not only a means to verify and justify results, but also full confidence...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Aberdeen - A Fresh Look at SAP's Software as a Service (SaaS) Solution

    After a year of silence surrounding SAP's newest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, SAP Business ByDesign is back. Aberdeen takes a fresh look at the solution.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    OEM Program eBook

    Find out how to tap into a long-running program with over 750 OEM partners worldwide, and make SAP BusinessObjects market leading BI platform your own.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Beyond Survival: Thriving Through the Turbulence: BI in the Retail Industry

    Find out how retail organizations are improving the bottom line, by focusing on key tactics designed to facilitate low cost, and efficient, customer-centric operations, all of which require integrated enterprise information and analysis capabilities found in business intelligence (BI) environments.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Value-Driven Healthcare: Transforming the Environment with Business Intelligence

    "Find out why the benefits from applying business intelligence (BI) in the healthcare environment are tremendous. Learn how leveraging the wealth of information to understand patients and physicians, to monitor operational performance, and to anticipate the need for action or change are strong incentives for adopting BI."

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  • Resource Center // Oct 2009

    TechRepublic Resource Guide: Software as a Service (SaaS) for Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs)

    Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) face the same challenges as larger companies when it comes to cutting costs and saving money in a difficult economy. Many are now turning to software as a service (SaaS) which allows them to save money and provide better service by essentially renting as opposed...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    BPM Technology Taxonomy: A Guided Tour to the Application of BPM

    This paper provides a survey of the practices and technology related to business process management (BPM). Basic concepts are explained, the transformational effect on the enterprise is examined, and the value that BPM can create is analyzed. The paper then presents a survey of the vast array of technology that...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Best Practices of the Best-Run Sales Organizations<br>Sales Opportunity Blueprinting

    Leadership teams in today's strongest sales groups have discovered best practices to achieve exponential results. This SAP Executive Insight looks at leading-edge companies and examines how they excel in areas where most sales organizations struggle. To move your sales team to the next level, you need answers to the following:...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Expanding BI's role

    In today's economic downturn, organizations are looking for ways to improve the way they do business to keep ahead of the competition and grow revenue. The path to success in all of these areas, traditionally, has been to use business intelligence (BI) information to make decisions. Increasingly, organizations are...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Making the Business Case for HR Investments During Economic Crisis

    This paper helps HR build the business case by exploring how HR systems can provide strategic benefit to both the HR department and the business overall. In addition, this paper discusses SAP's role in the important market for HR systems.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

    Traditional BI solutions face many obstacles and limitations. However, the need for timely and succinct business intelligence (BI) continues to grow. As a result, BI has continued to evolve - creating a next generation of BI. This white paper explores how organizations are demanding more integrated and flexible business intelligence...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Cultivating Risk Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

    You needn't be a seer or sage to perceive risk. It's as predictable and as devastating as a Florida hurricane and as far-reaching as a corporate scandal. But you do need to be a visionary to see the opposite side of the risk coin, the one that lands face down...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Software as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications

    SaaS can provide lower-cost, efficient choices for building, testing, and deploying certain applications and software services, and it offers new go-to-market choices over traditional managed services. For smaller organizations, SaaS is particularly appealing because it allows customers to pay for what they use and deploy applications quickly with less in-house...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The ROI Of Software-As-A-Service

    Firms almost always consider software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a cost-advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go pricing. But many firms question the long-term value of SaaS, wondering if the rent-versus-own model necessarily has a cost crossover point and if so, when? As SaaS...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On Premises Business Management Applications and SAP Business By Design

    In this document, we analyze the lifetime cost of ownership for a typical on-premises SME business management system and compare it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. We have used a mixture of different vendors' on-premises systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Measuring the ROI of ERP in SMB

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is more than a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which business is based. ERP is the potential source of cost savings and operational improvements. It is also a serious undertaking. This report serves as a roadmap to Small to Midsized Business...

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