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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 3, Iss. 1)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

January 1, 2002

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2002 (Volume 3), January (Issue 1)

StreamServe Releases Three New "Intelligent Accelerators for SAP"


StreamServe, a provider of e-business infrastructure that manages the flow of critical business information and a software partner with certified connectivity to SAP R/3 and, has announced the release of the Intelligent Accelerators for SAP. Intelligent Accelerators are available in three versions - Output +, E-Docs, and Business Processes - and offer companies the flexibility to communicate with "anyone, anytime, and anyhow" by supporting standard connectivity components for exchanging and reformatting data across multiple communication channels.

New mySAP Technology Plots Out Plan for Open Integration via Portals, Web Services, and Exchanges


At SAP TechEd 2001 Los Angeles, SAP's technical education conference sponsored by SAP Labs Inc., SAP AG detailed its open-standards-based infrastructure, mySAP Technology, as the foundation for all solutions. mySAP Technology enables collaboration across business processes by integrating applications and web services from different vendors on a common, open web infrastructure, and consists of three elements: the Web Application Server, an exchange and integration infrastructure, and the portal infrastructure. Visit for more information, and watch for further details in the next issue of SAP Insider, which focuses on integration and the exchange infrastructure for

Cognos Announces the Cognos Series 7 Business Intelligence Solution


Cognos, a global provider of business intelligence solutions, announces the release of Cognos Series 7, a comprehensive, enterprise-class business intelligence (BI) solution. Cognos Series 7 is designed to offer a wide spectrum of BI capabilities, including reporting, analysis, ad hoc query, scorecarding, visualization, and data mart creation, and provides support for SAP BW and a range of platforms. With the addition of Cognos NoticeCast, tightly integrated into the Cognos Series 7 BI framework, customers can access new mission-critical monitoring and alerting on business performance and operational events.

Unisys ES7000 Supports 24,000 Concurrent Users in SAP Benchmark



Unisys has announced that its e-@ction Enterprise Server ES7000 surpassed the 23,000 concurrent-user mark in SAP's Standard Application Benchmark. Equipped with 32 Intel Pentium III Xeon 32-bit processors, the ES7000 supported 24,000 concurrent SAP Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) users, with an average dialog response time of 1.94 seconds, equivalent to more than 2.4 million fully business processed order line items per hour. The ES7000 server ran Microsoft's Windows 2000 Datacenter Server operating system, the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition database, and SAP R/3 4.6C.

SAP TechEd 2001 Los Angeles Looking Ahead to 2002 in New Orleans

SAP TechEd

Nearly 3,000 IT professionals from over 34 countries gathered in L.A. for SAP TechEd 2001 Los Angeles, to experience four days of SAP technical education. It began as a turbo-charged cruise through the rich landscape of mySAP Technology with over 300 educational sessions and more hands-on workshops than ever before. Twenty-one hands-on classrooms and more than 7,000 seats provided delegates with an unparalleled educational opportunity. Continuing the tradition of educating customers, partners, and consultants and providing the best that an SAP technical learning experience has to offer, plans are already being made for SAP TechEd '02, November 2002, in New Orleans. Visit for more details.

Cedar Releases Fourth Annual HR Self-Service/Portals Report


Self-service technology is growing in importance for corporate human resources (HR) executives and having greater impact on broader business objectives, according to results of the 2001 Human Resources Self Service/Portal Survey conducted by Cedar, a global enterprise software, consulting, and services organization. Self-service technology enables employees to use net-based or interactive voice response (IVR) systems to manage HR-related information. The survey looked at such trends as technology in HR service delivery and packaged versus customized solutions, and was based on information collected from over 300 organizations representing over 10 million employees. The full report is available from the Cedar web site under "whitepapers."

Apriso Announces the Availability of SAP Solutions for Logistics and Manufacturing Execution


Apriso announced the general availability of its new SAP offering, consisting of logistics execution system (LES) services plus SAPConsole extensions, known as mobile Application Plug-ins (MAPs). MAPs address manufacturing and plant maintenance operations, and offer extra capabilities comprising over 105 standard time, attendance, labor, work in process, plant maintenance, quality control, and product genealogy transactions. Apriso MAPs install in the SAPConsole dynamic menu, provide standard bar code label management and printing capabilities, and work with SAP's graphical user interface or Telnet emulation for RF devices without additional networking investments or third-party middleware.

SAP to Enhance Reporting Capabilities with Crystal Decisions Reporting Solutions

Crystal Decisions


SAP Portals, Inc.

SAP AG and Crystal Decisions, the makers of Crystal Reports, have announced a strategic agreement to integrate Crystal Decisions' reporting and web-based information delivery technologies within SAP Business Information Warehouse. Through the agreement, SAP and SAP Portals, Inc. customers will have seamless access to Crystal Decisions' presentation-quality reporting, and the ability to distributed formatted reports based on SAP and non-SAP data sources to users inside and outside the company. The deal also includes a worldwide reseller agreement through which SAP and SAP Portals, Inc. will resell Crystal Enterprise and a Crystal Reports Designer.

SAP Professional Journal Launches New "FI/CO Expert" Publication

FI/CO Expert

SAP Professional Journal

SAP Professional Journal has announced the launch of FI/CO Expert, the first-ever publication devoted to helping SAP customers configure, manage, use, and support their FI/CO installations - from either the business or technical side. FI/CO Expert includes straightforward explanations of key FI/CO challenges designed to advance readers' mastery of SAP financial accounting and controlling functionality. Designed to help unlock FI/CO's true potential, FI/CO Expert includes questions answered by top FI/CO specialists, undocumented features and tips, clear analysis of end-user transactions, expert insights for SAP customers' technical options, new feature announcements, reviews, and advice - all to enhance professional skills and help spot underutilized areas of FI/CO functionality. To become a charter subscriber to FI/CO Expert, visit

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