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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 4, Iss. 1)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

January 1, 2003

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2003 (Volume 4), January (Issue 1)

New and Noteworthy:
News from SAP and Partners

OpenHR’s e-HR Applications Now Integrated into mySAP Enterprise Portal


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, visit

Actuate Announces New Information Delivery Solution for

Actuate Corporation

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 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

Digital GlobalSoft

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 for more details.

BMC Software Joins Forces with SAP for More Robust Job Scheduling Solution

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 efficient.

Unisys ES7000 Tops Windows-Based Servers in Two-Tier SAP Standard Application Benchmark


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

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 cycles.

GEMS Develops Free Connector for SAP HR and TimeVision OrgPublisher

TimeVision Inc.

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

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