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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 6, Iss. 2)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

April 1, 2005

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2005 (Volume 6), April (Issue 2)

ARINSO International Releases ARINSO e-Query 3.6

ARINSO International


ARINSO International, a provider of HR services and technology, announced the release of ARINSO e-Query 3.6, a reporting tool designed to enable SAP customers to quickly generate custom queries against all HR and HCM data, such as payroll or time data, for ad hoc online reporting and controlling. With the addition of new modes — Expert, Wizard (step-by-step), and Variant — version 3.6 is designed to make e-Query more user-friendly. The Web-enabled ARINSO e-Query can be run from a corporate intranet or SAP Enterprise Portal, allowing line managers and other authorized audiences to access SAP HR data in real time.

CIBER Novasoft Launches Rapid Retail


CIBER Novasoft, the SAP consulting practice of CIBER Inc., has released Rapid Retail, a standardized SAP implementation service offering designed to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with traditional methods of implementing SAP Retail. Drawing on preconfigured SAP Retail processes that can be tailored to suit retailers’ specific business needs, Rapid Retail uses SAP template configuration scripts, user documentation, user authorization profiles, user procedures, training materials, implementation methodology, and technical documentation to streamline the configuration process and shorten the SAP Retail implementation timeframe. Developed in conjunction with CIBER Novasoft partner LakeWest Group, a retail and consumer products consulting firm, Rapid Retail is designed to meet the specific needs of North American retailers.

DecisionPoint Software Announces Release 11 of its Financial Performance Management Suite

DecisionPoint Software

DecisionPoint Software, a financial performance management software provider, has announced the availability of Release 11 of its Financial Performance Management suite. This new release is designed to automatically link financial data across enterprise data sources including Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, and legacy systems to create a prebuilt enterprise data warehouse. Among the new features of DecisionPoint Release 11 is the Source Expert for SAP R/3 4.6, designed to enable SAP customers to source financial data from SAP into DecisionPoint’s prebuilt, autoconfigured data warehouse. Release 11 also includes DecisionPoint’s updated Financial Statements Business Domain, a prepackaged, on-demand financial statements generator designed to support SAP, non-SAP, and legacy data and enable business users — such as financial managers and analysts — to deliver accurate financial statements across a spectrum of data sources.

Vertex Inc. Releases Vertex O Series 2.2

Vertex Inc.

Vertex Inc. has released Vertex O Series 2.2, a tax management solution designed to provide fast, accurate transaction tax processing by expanding the capability of the O Series platform to calculate domestic and international taxes. The latest version of the Vertex O Series product line for Web services environments, Vertex O Series 2.2 offers enhanced role-based security, providing administrators with the ability to assign custom-defined user roles in accordance with their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process. Vertex O Series 2.2 also includes the option of Vertex Reporting and Analysis, a reporting tool designed to offer support for audit preparation and allow tax professionals to analyze and create custom tax transaction data reports, put a limit on or sort any data field, define the rows and columns of a table or formatted report, and create pivot tables and charts.

Software Labs Delivers eXamin Fusion 1.5

Software Labs Incorporated

Software Labs Incorporated has announced the delivery of eXamin Fusion 1.5, an enhanced version of its advanced data management solution for business intelligence (BI) optimization. The new version of eXamin Fusion offers Act! Data Connector and Microsoft CRM Data Connector, in addition to pre-existing data connectors, including ones for SAP. Version 1.5 of eXamin Fusion also includes expanded access — using HTTP/HTTPS — to Internet-based information, and new data profiling and data cleansing functions designed to help customers improve the quality and organization of their information. eXamin Fusion is designed to accelerate business application upgrades and migrations, improve the integrity of data, and increase data management efficiencies.

Actuate Delivers Actuate Financial Performance Management Solution

Actuate Corporation

Actuate Corporation, a provider of enterprise reporting applications, has released Actuate Financial Performance Management (FPM), a financial management and reporting solution with connectors to SAP. Actuate FPM is designed to integrate data from across SAP, non-SAP, and legacy systems and present on-demand reports to all employees with financial accountability, helping to drive financial performance and assist in compliance with federal regulations, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Providing an easily accessible, secure, and auditable record of all dialogue surrounding the financial performance analysis and review process, and with process controls embedded directly into the reports, Actuate FPM enables executives to monitor and view approvals in real time.

Citrix and SAP America, Inc. Offer SAP Business One and Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server Bundle

Citrix Systems, Inc.

SAP America, Inc.

Citrix Systems, Inc., an access infrastructure solutions provider, and SAP America, Inc. have announced a joint offering for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs)
that bundles SAP Business One with Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server. SAP Business One is an integrated business management offering designed to practically and economically provide small and mid-size firms the same technology offered to industry leaders — from general ledger and banking activities to customer service, sales, and inventory operation. With centralized deployment and upgrades through Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, SMBs can more easily manage SAP Business One and provide fast, secure application access to remote and mobile workers over the Web.

ESPatrol Background Job Scheduling and Background Job Monitoring Earn Certified for SAP NetWeaver Status

International Computer Services, Inc.

International Computer Services, Inc., an information technology consulting firm, has announced that its ESPatrol Background Job Scheduling and Background Job Monitoring solutions have been designated as Certified for SAP NetWeaver. ESPatrol is a Web-based monitoring solution designed to monitor and manage SAP applications and provide real-time visibility into SAP environments, and the software interfaces used by ESPatrol are now SAP-certified for integration with the BC-XBP Version 2.0 interface. Using ESPatrol capabilities, the ESPatrol Background Job Scheduling solution is designed to allow scheduling of jobs on multiple SAP environments from a single interface. ESPatrol Background Job Monitoring is designed to provide constant monitoring of SAP jobs, enabling users to identify and resolve the root cause of job errors.

SAP Certifies OSIsoft IT Monitor for Integration with SAP R/3 Enterprise

OSIsoft, Inc.

OSIsoft, Inc., a performance management software provider, has announced that its IT Monitor ERP Performance Interface version 1.0 has been certified by SAP for integration with SAP R/3 Enterprise as an ABAP add-on. IT Monitor is based on the RtPM platform from OSIsoft and monitors the performance of SAP solution-based IT environments from a single platform in real time. IT Monitor is designed to correlate performance statistics related to SAP solutions with multiple network sources, delivering these statistics to a single storage point for quick resolution of performance issues in SAP solution-based systems.

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