Enterprise Software

Practical tips for optimizing SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and any other enterprise app of your choice.

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Indexing and Retrieval of Multimodal Lecture Recordings From Open Repositories for Personalized Access in Modern Learning Settings

    An increasing number of lecture recordings are available to complement face-to face and the more conventional content-based e-learning approaches. These recordings provide additional channels for remote students and time-independent access to the lectures. Many universities offer even complete series of recordings of hundreds of courses which are available for public...

    Provided By Curtin University of Technology

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    How To Identify Hidden Deal Risks Within The Information Technology Landscape

    When contemplating a mid-market asset acquisition, buyers should take sufficient time to assess the hidden deal risks within the information technology (IT) landscape. Mid-market companies, particularly those at the lower end of the middle market, may not have the vision, technology architecture, or appropriate staffing and skill mix to support...

    Provided By Bank of America

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    CRM Back Office Integration Concerns Limit Return On Investment

    Be specific about what your CRM system will be for your company, it cannot be everything so focus first on customer interactions. Too often vendors tell you how your CRM system should work for you, instead of enhancing processes your people are already familiar.Early in your back office integration, focus...

    Provided By CustomerThink

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Customer Experience Management: The Value of "Moments of Truth"

    To manage customer experiences, one must first understand what "Customer experience" means. It's almost as difficult to pin down as "Customer relationship." Customer experiences include every point in which the customer interacts with the business, product or service. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a business strategy to acquire, grow and...

    Provided By CustomerThink

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Methodological Reflections on a Field Study of a Globally Distributed Software Project

    The authors describe the methodology of a field study of a globally distributed software development project in a multinational corporation. The project spanned four sites in the U.S. and one in India, and is a representative example of the complexities and intricacies of global corporate software development. The goal is...

    Provided By UC Regents

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Towards Reliable, Performant Workflows for Streaming-Applications on Cloud Platforms

    Scientific workflows are commonplace in eScience applications. Yet, the lack of integrated support for data models, including streaming data, structured collections and files, is limiting the ability of workflows to support emerging applications in energy informatics that are stream oriented. This is compounded by the absence of Cloud data services...

    Provided By UC Regents

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Business Versus Scientific Workflow: A Comparative Study

    While the benefits of scientific workflow management are widely accepted, in practice, implementing real scientific processes is a difficult task for scientists. In sharp contrast to business workflows, scientific workflow literature stops short of providing characteristic patterns that help the understanding of workflow specification and implementation. This is one of...

    Provided By UC Regents

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Stargate: An Author-Centric Approach to Software Project Visualization

    With the success of open source software projects, such as Apache and Mozilla, comes the opportunity to study the development process. In this paper, the authors present StarGate: A novel system for visualizing software projects. Whereas previous software project visualizations concentrated mainly on the source code changes, they literally place...

    Provided By UC Regents

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Ensuring Effective Preservation For e-Discovery - Managing The Legal Hold Process

    Effectively managing legal holds requires the right combination of people, process and technology. It is how an organization protects itself when facing litigation and investigations. In the traditional paper world, the requirements for preserving relevant documents were straightforward. Organizations could not shred, burn or otherwise dispose of potentially relevant documents...

    Provided By Fios

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    KOALA in Depth: Accountability - Foundation for Stakeholder Engagement

    Asset accountability is more than simple assignment tracking - it's going to the effort to understand who the key stakeholders for an asset or service are, then maintaining the discipline to include the right people in relevant maintenance, change/update, strategic deployment, and other planning activities and IT management processes. The...

    Provided By Avocent

  • eBooks // Jul 2012

    Supply Chain eBook

    This is your comprehensive, one-stop point for SAP Supply Chain Planning and Collaboration (SAP SCM) collateral: Business Transformation Studies, Customer Success Stories, Customer Testimonial Videos, Solution in Details, Articles.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2003

    SAP Mobile Infrastructure: An Open Platform for Enterprise Mobility

    As a building block of SAP NetWeaver, SAP?s comprehensive application and integration platform, SAP Mobile Infrastructure provides an open standards-based platform for multi channel access to information, data, and business processes. SAP Mobile Infrastructure is the technology behind mySAP Mobile Business, the industry-leading enterprise mobility solution that delivers the power...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Aug 2003

    SAP Enterprise Portal: Portal Infrastructure

    SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) unifies enterprise applications, information, and services from SAP and non-SAP sources into one system to support business processes, both within and across company boundaries. SAP Enterprise Portal is a building block of SAP NetWeaver - a total integration and application platform designed to unify and...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Using a Workflow Management System to Manage Emergency Plans

    In the event of a disaster in Germany a so-called executive staff is set up. In support of their work they refer to emergency plans, which describe the chronological order of a set of suitable measures for a dedicated event e.g. an evacuation. These plans only exist in the form...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Delivering a Superior Customer Experience With a Perfect Ordering Process

    A high-quality product, a brilliant advertising campaign, top-notch customer service - none of this matters much if the customer's experience with the company is negative. Customer satisfaction is increasingly contingent upon the customer experience at each interaction, and a pivotal point is the ordering process. Companies that strive to deliver...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Configuration Guide Pre-Numbered Invoicing in SAP

    This paper illustrates how to generate Pre-numbered Invoices in SAP that caters to the legal regulations of many countries. These countries provide the pre printed forms to the companies operating in the country, which they need to use to send Invoices to their customers. These forms have government issued invoice...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Design Your Own Personnel Calculation Rule

    Comply with the client's Time Management and Payroll requirement by designing PCR's and including it in one's Time Evaluation Payroll Schema Frequently asked question in SAP HR is how to write a PCR for Time Management and Payroll. This paper explains how to write a new PCR for a simple...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Concepts of Central Person and Its Significance in Different Personnel Assignments - SAP HCM

    CP (Central Person) is an object type which is linked via a relationship to object type P (Person). CP object is created in background while hiring a person (necessary config should be in place). CP is majorly required when there are multiple countries implemented in a system and an Employee...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Configuration of Actions in Personnel Management - SAP HCM

    An "Info group" contains list of actions which are executed in sequence when an action is run for an employee via PA40 (Personnel Actions) or Fast entry (PA42). The info groups can be defined so that they are dependent on the user group (user parameter "UGR"). If there are no...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    SAP Implementation Partner or Company Selection Criteria

    This paper discusses about SAP execution partner or company selection criterion. SAP means conduct of business of company and SAP also is name of application software. SAP stands for systems applications products in data dispensation. The SAP implementation plays vital role for revenue generation of any organization. The objective of...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Change Management Strategies and Knowledge Transfer Processes for a Successful SAP Project May

    ERP applications like SAP have a "Single source" of information creating a need to develop understanding of business processes. Duplicate entry tasks are eliminated and the degree of data accuracy is increased. Organizational processing speeds increase over time (after the initial learning stage downturn) and the dependencies between departments increases...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Accelerate Value Creation: The Virtuous Cycle of Using Technology to Maximize Business Value

    Corporate IT spending continues to grow. Since 1994, the IT spending per worker has more than doubled, from US$3,500 to US$8,000 per worker. Annual productivity growth in U.S. companies roughly doubled in the same period, after experiencing 1.4% growth for 20 years. But in today's economy, competitive advantage is short-lived,...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    White Paper on Master Data Extraction From ERP R3 System to SAP MDM Via SAP PI

    This paper talks about the Complete Landscape Description of the Master Data Extraction of Material Master Data from the SAP ERP R3 System to SAP MDM Repository. This paper will provide all the minute configuration details of the whole Integration Landscape including the configuration details at all the 3 different...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Incore Bank: Better, Faster, More Efficient Financial Accounting

    When it comes to accounting and reporting, there is no room for mistakes: figures on financial statements must be accurate. That's why Switzerland-based banking services provider InCore Bank AG decided to implement a state-of-the-art solution to support financial accounting. The aim of InCore Bank AG is to eliminate errors and...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Dolphin Corporation: QVC Customer Success Story - Best Practices Accounts Payable Automation and Workflow

    QVC is one of the largest multi-media and on-line retailers in the world with television, retail stores and outlets as well as the Internet as their marketplace. QVC, Inc. wanted to include the SAP Apparel and Footwear (AFS) module and wanting to auto-post; workflow had to be within SAP; the...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Test Management From SAP Consulting Organization Key to Success of ERP Upgrade

    S?dwestfalen Energie und Wasser AG (SEWAG) uses the SAP ERP application to meet the requirements of the Federal German Network Agency arising out of the liberalization of the energy market. To help ensure that its upgrade to SAP ERP went smoothly, the company used the test functions provided by the...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Utility Uses SAP Asset and Work Management to Drive Costs From Gas Distribution Network

    Northern Gas Networks Ltd. bought part of the United Kingdom's gas distribution network from National Grid plc. Northern Gas Networks wanted to install business software system within 18 months and replace aging systems to avoid additional costs. The company did it with time to spare, by deploying SAP. Northern Gas...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Improving Demand Management Processes With SAP SCM

    Austria - based Borealis AG, a leading provider of plastic resins and compounds with more than 40 years of experience in making polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). They wanted short-term view of demand, resulting in daily changes in plans and high stress for employees also theirs Limited data integration and...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Discovering the Value of SOA

    Founded in 1993, GISA provides a comprehensive portfolio of services, including business consulting, development and implementation of software solutions, and outsourcing. GISA wanted to lay the foundation for flexible, streamlined business processes by adopting Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). They also wanted to provide effective training with a focus on the...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    KPN Monitors Service Quality With SAP BusinessObjects XI Solutions

    With 2007 revenues of ?3.6 billion, Royal KPN N.V. is the leading telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (ICT) service provider in the Netherlands, serving more than 35 million customers in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. KPN wanted to provide service to more than 35 million international customers also they wanted...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Brewing a Rewarding Customer Rebate Program

    Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB InBev), one of the world's top five consumer products companies, manages a portfolio of over 200 beer brands. To enhance its relationships with distributors and high-volume buyers, the firm optimized the execution of its customer rebate program by deploying the SAP Incentive Administration application by Vistex....

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    SAP BusinessObjects Solution Helps High-Tech Company Negotiate Complex Regulations

    Technology firms like 3Com Corporation face a complex array of trade regulations in the United States and other countries. 3Com must comply with the regulatory demands of international trade. More specifically, the company must be sure its customers meet U.S. federal government requirements. As a result, 3Com needed the ability...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Business Intelligence for Siebel Enterprise Leveraging the SAP BusinessObjects Solution Portfolio

    The challenge was to integrate Siebel applications data with other systems, to ensure data quality across applications and deliver rich, formatted, interactive reports for the Siebel environment and to deliver trusted information that supports operational and analytical initiatives. The SAP BusinessObjects solution portfolio provides the technology, tools, and packaged data...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Better Decision Making With SAP BusinessObjects BI Package

    The challenge was to enable access to accurate, relevant information to enhance productivity and decision Making, to consolidate and aggregate data to support both simple and complex questions, to minimize reliance on IT intervention, to provide a flexible, scalable information infrastructure as one delivers more information to more users and...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Business Intelligence for Oracle E-Business Suite

    The challenge was to enable BI integration with Oracle E-Business Suite applications, to build a flexible and open architecture intelligence platform and to ensure data quality across applications. The SAP BusinessObjects solution portfolio provided the technology, tools, and packaged data applications to enrich Oracle E-Business Suite applications with Business Intelligence...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Performance Analytics Services Align Strategy and Execution

    The challenge was losing focus on organizational drivers and priorities amid high volume of business data available to manage performance, identifying the most important metrics and key performance indicators before implementation, aligning performance management approach with overall corporate strategy, ensuring high solution adoptability across the organization and implementing a solution...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Bulk Trading and Transportation With SAP Trader?s and Scheduler?s Workbench (TSW)

    Bulk Trading & Transportation is one of the key functions for many industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, and Agro. Efficient bulk transportation is strategic and gives a cost advantage in meeting their distribution needs. Sustainability is another key trend which could be next driver of the industry. It...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Partnering for Business Intelligence in the Cloud

    THINK strategies founder and managing director Jeff Kaplan disusses what to look for in a world-class business intelligence (BI) solution in the cloud. And Chris Morace, senior vice president of products at Jive Software, talks about how Jive is using the SAP? BusinessObjects? BI OnDemand solution to provide a complete...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Business Intelligence OnDemand Overview And How To Get Started Today!

    The latest version of Business intelligence on demand adds exploration, visualization, reporting, dashboarding, and sharing - all in a single, on-demand solution. It delivers and leverages SAP? BusinessObjects? Explorer software, Xcelsius? software, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Builder software, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence? software, and the crystalreports.com application. Partner engagements in business...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    SAP BusinessObjects Rapid Marts Packages XI 3.2 - Upgrade White Paper

    The goal of this paper is to describe methodology and provide guidelines for upgrading SAP BusinessObjects Rapid Marts XI 3.2 packages. Rapid Marts are packaged solutions for building data marts with SAP BusinessObjects technology: Data Services, Universe Designer, and Web Intelligence. Rapid Mart is designed to address the reporting needs...

    Provided By SAP