|New and Noteworthy:
News from SAP and Partners
OpenHR’s e-HR Applications Now Integrated into mySAP Enterprise
|OpenHR, a provider of e-HR applications for SAP, announced that its suite
of e-HR applications can now be integrated into the mySAP Enterprise Portal.
Residing within the portal, OpenHR’s applications are designed to utilize
the portal’s navigation, personalization, and Drag & Relate functionality
while providing employees and managers with an intuitive, user-friendly
interface to their company’s HR self-service processes. OpenHR’s
e-HR applications are specifically designed for and fully integrated with
SAP HR. They leverage standard SAP functionality, are integrated with SAP
HR security, and interact with SAP HR data in real time. For more information,
Actuate Announces New Information Delivery Solution for mySAP.com
|Actuate Corporation, a provider of Information Delivery solutions for
Global 2000 companies and packaged application software vendors, announced
the availability of the Actuate e.Reporting Suite 6.0 (Actuate 6) for use
with the mySAP.com e-business platform, including SAP-certified integration
with mySAP Technology and mySAP Business Intelligence. Actuate 6 dynamically
personalizes report information retrieved from SAP solutions and other enterprise
data sources, and securely delivers individually formatted views through
interactive web sites, self-service portals, and executive dashboards, and
in various formats (Excel, PDF, XML, DHTML). Actuate 6 is designed to help
SAP customers integrate and distribute enterprise information in cross-functional
web-based formats to users inside and outside the firewall.
Emeritis Opens Operations in Latin America and Asia Pacific
|The Emeritis Group consulting firm has announced the official start of
its operations in Latin America and Asia Pacific with the opening of its
new offices in Sao Paulo and Singapore. Emeritis was founded to implement
Human Capital Management solutions to support and maximize business strategies.
Emeritis employs an international team of senior HR, IT, and Change Management
consultants who are experts in Human Capital Management initiatives for
customers embarking on local or global relationships. Using SAP as a strategic
tool to maximize and streamline business processes, Emeritis’ mission
is to provide knowledge and expertise to bridge the gaps between HR consulting,
strategy, process, and technology.
Digital GlobalSoft Announces New Version of Digital InfoLife
|Software services, products, and solutions company Digital GlobalSoft
Ltd., a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, has announced the launch of Digital
InfoLife V 5.2. This new version of the information lifecycle management
solution is designed to meet the archiving needs of medium to large organizations
running on SAP and Microsoft Exchange, and includes support for caching
and RFC backward-compatibility through SAP Content Server. Digital InfoLife
V 5.2 has been extended to the Windows 2000 operating system and Pentium
IV hardware, and now incorporates a connector that supports the Microsoft
Exchange 2000 server. Digital InfoLife is SAP-certified for use with SAP
ArchiveLink, and integrates with SAP ArchiveLink to support its standard
and optional functions.
SAP Customers Jammed with the Best at SAP TechEd ’02 New Orleans
SAP TechEd Americas
|SAP TechEd ‘02 New Orleans welcomed nearly 3,000 SAP customers and
partners to the largest four-day educational event in the SAP worldwide
community. Following its successful seven-year history, SAP TechEd continues
to offer an unparalleled learning opportunity. This year, attendees selected
from a content-rich agenda of over 350 hands-on workshops and lecture presentations.
SAP experts and premier technical consultants were also on hand for over
500 one-on-one appointments with conference attendees. In the continuing
tradition of providing the best in SAP learning experiences, the “trek
is on” towards next year’s educational oasis in the desert: SAP
TechEd ’03 Las Vegas. Visit www.sapteched.com
for more details.
BMC Software Joins Forces with SAP for More Robust Job Scheduling
BMC Software, Inc.
|BMC Software has announced the development of new CONTROL-M batch scheduling
functionalities for SAP solutions. A joint development agreement between
BMC Software and SAP to establish new batch scheduling standards (XPB2.0)
for SAP solutions, has led to these advanced CONTROL-M capabilities. New
functionalities include increased automation that enables SAP solution administrators
to manage and monitor dynamic “mass-parallel” jobs, and a prioritizing
mechanism that will allow administrators to control and pre-define ad-hoc
jobs in order to eliminate uncontrolled workloads. As a result, CONTROL-M
offers SAP customers better management of complex batch scheduling processes
designed tomaintain continuous availability and make administration more
Unisys ES7000 Tops Windows-Based Servers in Two-Tier SAP Standard
|Unisys has announced that the Unisys ES7000 server has been tested under
the SAP Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark for two-tiered
configurations, and has achieved simulated user workload with an average
dialog response time of 1.84 seconds — equivalent to 135,670 fully
business processed order line items per hour. Unisys claims the best two-tiered
configuration performance achieved by a server with fewer than 24 processors,
and that for enterprises relying on large-scale SAP solutions, the test
showed the ability of the Unisys ES7000, combined with Microsoft and Intel
technology, to outperform larger Unix/RISC-based servers. For more information
on the benchmark, see www.sap.com/benchmark.
Virsa Offers New Release of Security Audit Tool
Virsa Systems Inc.
|Virsa Systems Inc., an SAP security-focused company, announced the new
release of VRAT, the Virsa Risk Assessment Tool. VRAT provides features
that enable security administrators and auditors to automatically maintain
the ongoing compliance of their security roles and user access. VRAT is
an ABAP-based tool that runs within SAP to provide online drilldown reports
designed to ease analysis and resolve risks surrounding segregation of duties
(SOD) and audit requirements. VRAT also includes a Remote Simulation feature,
designed to proactively identify all potential SOD conflicts at the transaction
code and object level in the production system — before changing a
role in your development systems — in order to reduce role maintenance
GEMS Develops Free Connector for SAP HR and TimeVision OrgPublisher
Global Enterprise Management Solutions (GEMS)
|Global Enterprise Management Solutions, Inc. (GEMS) and TimeVision Inc.
have joined forces to deliver a web-enabled interface between SAP HR systems
and TimeVision’s OrgPublisher for Intranets, using the new GEMS Connector.
The GEMS Connector provides SAP HR users with a tool to extract human resources
data from SAP HR and deposit it in OrgPublisher in a single, seamless process.
The GEMS Connector is free of charge and available for download from GEMS,
a certified SAP partner with experience in implementations, upgrades, and
integrations. The GEMS Connector is designed to offer a flexible, user-friendly
interface, the ability to select any data from the database, and connectivity
with SAP as of Release 4.08. For more information, visit www.gemsconsult.com.