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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 3, Iss. 2)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

April 1, 2002

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2002 (Volume 3), April (Issue 2)

arcplan Announces Partnership with SAP Portals


arcplan, a global provider of Web-based reporting and analytic applications, recently announced its partnership with SAP Portals to continue offering enhancing business intelligence solutions for SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and SAP R/3. A development partner since 1996, arcplan confirms its history of tight integration and development with SAP BW with a series of firsts:

  • The first and only third-party solution with native RFC interface to SAP R/3
  • The first third-party solution awarded with official SAP BW certification
  • The first awarded certifications for the interface OLE DB for OLAP (BW-ODB) and the native BAPI (BW-OBI)
  • The first to offer SAP BW write-back capabilities through its SEM interface

A proven leader in the delivery of analytical applications for SAP BW, arcplan has over 100 satisfied BW customers worldwide, including Aventis, BASF, Bayer, Eastman Kodak, Nokia, and Siemens.

Precise Acquires Luminate Analysis Suite for SAP R/3 from EMC

Precise Software Solutions

Precise Software Solutions has acquired the exclusive rights to sell and support EMC Corporation's Luminate Analysis Suite for SAP R/3, and integrate it with Precise i3, Precise's Application Performance Management suite. As part of the transaction with EMC, Precise also assumed the customer service contracts for existing customers using Luminate Analysis Suite for SAP. The Luminate Analysis Suite, used by approximately 200 customers worldwide, provides an end-to-end solution for business-focused service level management, performance analysis, problem identification, and capacity planning for SAP environments. The combination of Precise i3 and the Luminate Analysis Suite for SAP delivers a proactive application performance management solution for managing SAP service levels, detecting performance degradation symptoms, and isolating and resolving root causes of performance problems.

BMC Introduces CONTROL-M Management Support of
SAP Data Archiving Solutions

BMC Software, Inc.

BMC Software, Inc., with assistance from SAP’s data archiving team, has incorporated support for data archiving into its CONTROL-M scheduling solution. BMC Software’s CONTROL-M is designed to help SAP customers manage, schedule, and monitor their archiving sessions to achieve fluent and automatic business process flow. New scheduling functions in CONTROL-M solutions can merge the management of all batch processing across the entire enterprise into a unified business environment. Customers have the ability to integrate data archiving sessions to other applications and SAP business processes managed by CONTROL-M, which is integrated with BMC Software’s PATROL enterprise management technology.

Psion Teklogix Announces
New “Power over Ethernet” Wireless Solution

Psion Teklogix

Psion Teklogix, a designer of mobile devices and provider of WLAN system implementation and support, has added two new wireless system products to its portfolio — the 9150DC Wireless Gateway and the 9100 PowerBase T. Both are included in Psion Teklogix’s new Power over Ethernet solution, designed to cut LAN installation costs up to 15 percent, and engineered to integrate power and data on a single Ethernet cable. By using a DC power source, businesses no longer have to run separate AC power and Ethernet cables in their manufacturing, distribution, warehouse, and logistics environments, in order to give workers wireless access to the network.

Osprey Announces
SAP-Qualified Solution for the Microelectronics Industry

Osprey Systems, Inc.

Osprey Systems, Inc. has released its SAP-qualified Quickstart Microelectronics Solution. Osprey, an SAP Services Partner and Certified Business Solutions (CBS) Provider, has designed the Quickstart Microelectronics Solution to incorporate industry best practices into a predefined solution to speed up deployment of a solution in small and medium-sized microelectronics firms. The Quickstart Microelectronics Solution addresses issues facing the microelectronics industry, including managing and improving yields, capturing key customer specifications, providing visibility into financial and operational metrics, and supporting multiple manufacturing strategies.

Accelio Releases
“Present Output Pak for” for Creating
Customer-Facing Documents


Accelio Corporation (formerly JetForm Corporation), a provider of Web-enabled business process solutions, has released a new version of Accelio Present Output Pak for Present Output Pak for enables organizations to create personalized, customer-facing documents, and includes enhanced archiving integration with EASY Software’s document archiving solution. Customers can now store and access these documents on demand, directly within their SAP interface. Present Output Pack for provides SAP-certified interfaces for SAP Raw Data Interface and SAP SmartForms. Data originating in either SmartForms or SAPscript (via SAP RDI) can be integrated with Accelio Present Output Pak for

Vertex Interactive’s Java eSuite Now Available on
SQL Server

Vertex Interactive, Inc.

Vertex Interactive, Inc., a provider of supply chain execution and order fulfillment technologies, has released eWMS v3.5.1, its Java-architected warehouse management solution. eWMS v.3.5.1 functionality is designed to meet the needs of third-party logistics (3PL) companies in various industries, with multi-owner, multi-warehouse capabilities, a robust billing module, and flexible invoice generation. eWMS 3.5.1 enhancements include the addition of multiple, split-month billing options, increased lot traceability and business processes that require distribution by lot number/pallet ID, “canned” reporting and label application capabilities, and availability on Microsoft SQL Server. eWMS v3.5.1 is available through Vertex Interactive’s direct sales channel and strategic partner, Pitney Bowes Distribution Solutions (PBDS).

IXOS eCONserver 5.0
Certified by SAP

IXOS Software AG

The newest version of IXOS Software AG’s products for SAP environments has been certified by SAP. This certification guarantees that IXOS products take full advantage of the complete SAP ArchiveLink functionality to support scalability and performance in document and data access. IXOS-eCONserver 5.0 has been tested by SAP AG for use with R/3 and Based on IXOS-eCONserver, the IXOS-eCON Solution Suite is a package of software and services for the management of all types of business documents. Used together with ArchiveLink, these products enable users to store, manage, and retrieve both documents and data from inside and outside the SAP environment. Incoming and outgoing documents, print lists, and SAP data archiving objects can originate in outdated legacy, host, or CRM systems, yet still be accessed via SAP.

New VSI-FAX for Lotus Notes Offers Link to Esker’s Pulse E-Document Server

Esker Software

Esker Software has released VSI-FAX for Notes 3.5, designed to offer Lotus Notes customers a high-volume fax solution fully integrated with R5 along with support for Microsoft Windows XP. Customers also have the option linking to Pulse, Esker’s multi-channel e-document delivery solution, for high-volume, automated delivery of multi-format electronic documents from applications running on virtually any enterprise platform. VSI-FAX for Notes 3.5 includes an R5-style user interface, native imaging of Lotus Notes forms, and Notes-based central administration. The optional connector to Pulse gives customers the ability to capture print streams or print documents generated by enterprise applications, transform them into various electronic formats, and deliver them via web, e-mail, fax, distributed print, and wireless message.

CA Releases
Unicenter Service Level Management Version 3.0

Computer Associates

Computer Associates International, Inc. has released Unicenter Service Level Management (Unicenter SLM) Version 3.0. By collecting and correlating relevant data from both internal and external resources, Unicenter SLM 3.0 is designed to track service levels across a multi-organizational infrastructure. Unicenter SLM 3.0 provides reporting functions that enable IT and business managers to quickly assess the performance of applications, databases, and networks to pinpoint the cause of service-level problems. Features include collection of service experience information supplied by independent monitoring organizations, and out-of-the-box web-based service-level analysis and reporting for disparate IT resources, including SAP R/3 services and network infrastructure devices. Unicenter SLM 3.0 is available as a standalone solution and an add-on for existing Unicenter implementations.

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