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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 9, Iss. 3)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

July 1, 2008

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2008 (Volume 9), July (Issue 3)
 

Services from Sapient Aim to Improve Companies’ BI Strategies

Sapient www.sapient.com

Sapient, a global services firm, launched a new line of business and IT services designed for customers with large SAP enterprise software installations looking to implement effective business intelligence (BI) strategies across their organization. The services cover four disciplines: business performance management, information management, data lifecycle management, and governance. All four are designed to help customers create a sustainable strategy throughout the complete BI application life cycle and transform large amounts of corporate data into tangible business assets.

 

Crossgate Offers New e-Invoicing Solution

Crossgate AG
www.crossgate.com

Crossgate AG, a global business-to-business (B2B) integration and electronic data interchange (EDI) services provider, is furthering its collaboration with SAP AG in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena. Crossgate will deliver an electronic invoicing service designed to alleviate the challenges typically associated with financial close and cash management processes — from manual, costly paper invoices to dispute resolution. The e-invoicing solution leverages a specially configured but standard SAP platform that integrates with buyers' and suppliers' business processes.

 

BackOffice Associates Unleashes cLite for Data Governance

BackOffice Associates
www.boaweb.com

A leading provider of data migration and governance offerings in support of SAP solutions, BackOffice Associates is launching a new, accelerated active data governance solution called cLite. The cLite offering is designed to deliver an accelerated deployment cycle — between 30 and 60 days — for those customers looking to implement a data governance model. cLite is based on cApps, BackOffice's collaborative master data governance suite, which supplies workflow and role-based security, task management, and event-driven notification functionality.

 

Novell Delivers Suite of Identity and Security Management Solutions

Novell
www.novell.com

Novell released its new integrated identity and security management platform, a suite of six solutions optimized for use with SAP NetWeaver and SAP enterprise applications. The suite, which includes enterprise security monitoring, identity management, access management, and single sign-on solutions, is designed to augment SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance, as well as human capital management and ERP systems. The suite is intended to help customers reduce redundant administrative costs, simplify password and compliance management, and adapt to changing employee structures.

 

Satyam Joins Elite Group of SAP Global Partners

Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
www.satyam.com

Satyam Computer Services Ltd. and SAP AG have announced a new partnership designed to help businesses worldwide reliably and rapidly implement SAP solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Satyam has joined a select group of large consultancies in the SAP Global Partner — Services program. Satyam, which plans to expand its global SAP practice from 5,000 to 6,800 SAP consultants by the end of the year, will further invest in joint marketing resources and strategic planning to serve SAP customers around the globe.

 

SEAL Consulting Offers New Solution for Small and Midsize Retailers

SEAL Consulting
www.sealconsult.com

SAP services partner SEAL Consulting announced the availability of ReTAILOR, a new business management solution that caters to small and midsize retailers. A qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution, ReTAILOR is designed to provide retailers major functionalities including business planning, centralized procurement and distribution, and point-of-sale (POS) integration and financial reporting. Among other benefits, ReTAILOR is intended to provide centralized purchasing, replenishment and information updates, and to be up and running in as little as 16 weeks.

 

170 Systems and Scan One Team Up to Offer Invoice Scanning and Data Capture Service

170 Systems
www.170systems.com

Scan One
www.scan-one.com

 

170 Systems announced its new outsourced invoice scanning and data capture service. Scan One, an invoice receipt and accounts payable data capture services provider, will operate the service, which is designed to provide cost-effective, high-volume scanning of up to 300,000 images per day with a guaranteed service-level agreement of 24-hour turnaround and 99.5% data accuracy. Once the invoices are scanned and entered, Scan One transmits the data into the 170 MarkView application suite, designed to automate E2E financial processes.

attune to Deliver SAP Business
All-in-One Solutions to the Fashion and Apparel Industry

attune USA LLC
www.attuneconsulting.com

attune USA LLC, a fashion consulting and professional services firm, has announced its status as a new SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One solutions for the fashion and apparel industry. The partnership reinforces SAP's commitment to effectively deliver business management solutions to small and midsize companies. In the future, attune intends to broaden its services by offering SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize brand owners (with revenues of between US$50 million and $500 million) throughout North America.

 

RIM and SAP AG Join Forces to Deliver Native Application Clients
for BlackBerry

Research in Motion Ltd.
www.rim.com

SAP AG
www.sap.com

 

Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) and SAP AG have announced a plan to deliver native enterprise application clients, starting with SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), to BlackBerry devices. With SAP CRM delivered through a native client, BlackBerry users do not have to depend on a wireless connection to use the software. This marks the first SAP client application native to the handset. Future plans include rolling out native BlackBerry clients for SAP ERP, SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM), and other industry applications.

 

APOS's New BI Solution Designed to Integrate with Microsoft Outlook

APOS Systems Inc.
www.apos.com

APOS Systems Inc. announced the release of a new offering in its APOS BI Tools product suite: the APOS Integration Kit. This solution, which allows users to connect to the Business Objects XI platform from Microsoft Outlook, is designed to offer business intelligence consumers access to the reporting data they need in a familiar, unified Microsoft Outlook interface. With this integration, users should be able to view reports, office documents, Xcelsius documents, and dashboards both online and offline, as well as schedule reports and export report instances.

 

Revelation Software Concepts'
Rev-Trac Now Supports CTS+

Revelation Software Concepts
www.xrsc.com

Revelation Software Concepts (RSC) has announced that its Rev-Trac change control technology now supports the Enhanced Change and Transport System (CTS+) of SAP NetWeaver Application Server (SAP NetWeaver AS). The technology is designed to augment the value of CTS+ by providing additional change control mechanisms that ease change management, automate the use of mixed-stack transports, and alleviate issues associated with synchronous deployment. This will allow companies to manage the change and transport process from a central location, regardless of the technology stack.

 

CIBER Launches New Solution for
Mid-Market Retailers

CIBER, Inc.
www.ciber.com

CIBER, Inc., a system integration consultancy, announced the launch of Ready-to-Run, a packaged implementation solution designed to provide retailers with software, implementation, hosting, and support features all in one offering. The solution is based on the SAP for Retail solution portfolio, and it's intended to enable retailers to reduce the time, cost, risk, and upfront capital and human resource requirements of an implementation project. Ready-to-Run also includes CIBER's Rapid Retail solution, a preconfigured set of core retail processes based on best practices.

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