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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 10, Iss. 1)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

January 1, 2009

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2009 (Volume 10), January (Issue 1)

Open Text Releases New Version of Its EIM Solution

Open Text

Open Text released version 2.0 of its Open Text Employee Information Management (EIM) solution, which includes new capabilities for SAP customers who manage document-intensive HR processes. EIM 2.0 is now designed to integrate more tightly with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), offer improved user navigation, and include functionality for guest users to temporarily access content in personnel folders over a secure connection. The EIM solution is intended to help users access SAP ERP HCM data directly from the Open Text solution and execute SAP transactions without having to switch between applications.

Cisco and SAP Target Data Privacy in Joint Venture

Cisco Systems, Inc.


To help organizations enforce data privacy across the business network, SAP and Cisco Systems, Inc., have announced the availability of the Data Privacy composite application. This application — designed to provide customers with data-aware and policy-aware integrated network services — is intended to support compliance with data privacy policies, minimize risks, and help companies react to new regulatory requirements, such as safe-harbor laws, intellectual property regulations, privacy acts, and identity theft legislation. The Data Privacy application is also designed to encompass policy orchestration capabilities from Cisco networking devices and Cisco Unified Communications solutions.

HP and SAP Team Up for Collaborative Research Project



HP Labs and SAP Research, the respective central research facilities for these two companies, will partner to develop a model for choreographing IT systems that continually adapt to enterprises' varying daily workloads and changing business processes. The companies will collaborate to exploit synergies between HP's Adaptive Infrastructure management technologies and the SAP approach to SOA, potentially helping customers use hardware and software when and where they need it. Under a global research agreement, HP Labs and SAP Research are also exploring topics such as SOA semantics, business process analytics, and asset tracking based on RFID technologies.

Winshuttle Launches New Ad Hoc Query and Reporting Tool


Winshuttle, a provider of data entry and data download tools for SAP systems, has released querySHUTTLE, a new data extraction and reporting tool. The tool is designed to allow users to transfer live data from SAP systems into Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access formats. querySHUTTLE is also designed to allow both developers and business users to create ad hoc SAP data queries across several tables in different modules without jeopardizing data security — and without any programming. Using querySHUTTLE, users can also find desired data by searching through Winshuttle's SAP data dictionary.

Synactive's GuiXT Solutions Now Offered as Suites

Synactive, Inc.

Synactive, Inc., is now offering its GuiXT-based software solutions, designed to optimize the productivity of SAP users, in the form of suite packages. These packages, which are based on GuiXT technology that is integrated with the SAP GUI environment, provide user interface customization solutions that are designed to enable customers to tailor SAP transaction screens to specific job requirements without changing SAP coding. The new suite packages include: GuiXT Desktop Suite (for SAP GUI), GuiXT WEB UI Suite, GuiXT Mobile Suite, GuiXT Offline Suite, and GuiXT Developer Suite.

Tidal Software Announces New Performance Monitoring Product

Tidal Software

Tidal Software announced Intersperse 8.0, a product designed to monitor J2EE and .NET applications to produce metrics for managing applications and high-level business processes. Employing a combination of lightweight Java Management Extensions (JMX) and byte-code injection, Intersperse 8.0 is designed to monitor SAP and other applications' transaction component performance, deliver proactive alerts when errors occur, and generate automated responses to initiate corrective action. Intersperse 8.0 also provides functionality for dashboarding, application mapping, business process tracing, and intelligent automation.

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