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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 10, Iss. 3)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

July 1, 2009

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2009 (Volume 10), July (Issue 3)

Kronos Workforce Central Suite 6.1 Achieves SAP-Certified Status

Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated announced that version 6.1 of its Workforce Central suite has earned “SAP Certified — Integration via Enterprise Services” status. Kronos, a provider of workforce management solutions, has designed its Workforce Central suite to automate the employee time and attendance data collection processes. Release 6.1 provides an interface designed to integrate with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM). This new interface is packaged as a template that can be leveraged by Kronos’s Workforce Integration Manager (WIM) tool, which supports batch and real-time interfaces between Kronos solutions and other applications.

Panaya Automates SAP Support Package Implementations

Panaya Inc.

Panaya, a provider of SAP upgrade automation tools, released its new Support Package Automation for SAP solutions automation product. This software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering is designed to help system managers reduce the time and effort involved with implementing and testing support packages for SAP ERP. Using cloud computing technology, the solution is designed to simulate the impact of a support package on a system and then recommend the ideal support package to implement, identify any necessary tests, highlight potential conflicts between development projects and the support packages, and pinpoint any required code corrections.

Vocollect’s VoiceWeaver Solution Provides New Interface to SAP Solutions

Vocollect, Inc.

Vocollect, Inc., a producer of voice solutions for mobile workers, introduced VoiceWeaver, a native interface to the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) solution and the warehouse management functionality of SAP NetWeaver. This interface is intended to enable distribution center and warehouse employees to leverage Vocollect’s voice solutions within their existing SAP infrastructure. VoiceWeaver is also designed to provide real-time data synchronization capabilities for SAP ERP operations and to support the entire enterprise — whether it covers one distribution center or multiple sites.

TechniData and SAP Offer EHS Solution in Sustainability Effort

TechniData AG


SAP and TechniData, a provider of environment, health, and safety (EHS) solutions, are offering SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management), an application that gives organizations the tools to proactively comply with complex EHS requirements and meet corporate sustainability policies. SAP EHS Management, which is integrated into SAP Business Suite but also works with non-SAP solutions, is designed to help customers develop sustainable business processes.

Genpact Achieves Certification
for Global Application Management Services


SAP has certified global application management services (AMS) provider Genpact, a services partner that focuses on business process management and the globalization of services and technology. Aiming to help customers lower AMS-related costs, Genpact’s process experts eliminate non-essential technology and offer consulting services designed to help companies invest in more stable applications and hardware. Genpact also provides SAP solutions support, including services for program management, global implementations, and upgrades.

Nakisa’s Solutions Now Available in 13 Additional Languages

Nakisa Inc.

Recognizing the needs of a global workforce, Nakisa Inc. now offers its talent and organizational management solutions in 13 additional languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, European French, European Spanish, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Swedish. Nakisa’s multilingual applications, which integrate with SAP solutions, are designed to allow users to better analyze their talent information and make informed decisions in their own language. Nakisa plans to further broaden the usability of its solutions with additional language support in the coming year.

Free Database Health Check Service from Macro 4

Macro 4

Macro 4, an SAP archiving expert, is providing a free, remote Database Health Check service to help organizations identify the volume and location of historical data residing on their SAP systems. The service is recommended for companies that are interested in improving performance or making upgrades simpler and faster by archiving historical content off their systems. Customers are given instructions on running a number of specific transactions, with the resulting statistical data being sent to Macro 4’s experts for analysis. Customers receive a report providing estimates on the volume of data that can be archived to drive performance benefits.

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Signs Marketing Agreement with SAP America


SAP America

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH), a provider of manufacturing and software solutions for maximizing the collection, control, and analysis of production information, has signed a joint marketing agreement with SAP America. BBH and SAP America will collaborate on joint marketing, cross training, and sales enablement initiatives around BBH’s JETVision product, designed to provide companies with real-time insight into manufacturing operations. The collaboration is intended to help the companies’ joint customers optimize productivity and enhance the analysis capabilities of SAP solution deployments.

SECUDE Adds Web-Based Authentication to Its Single Sign-On Solution


SECUDE has added a Web-based authentication mechanism to its Secure Single Sign-On for SAP NetWeaver solution, an offering that companies of all sizes can use to encrypt traffic between SAP clients and SAP servers. This enhancement aims to minimize implementation and maintenance costs, shorten implementation times, and increase flexibility because the Web-based mechanism does not require the deployment of client software components. The solution supports varied client operating systems and flexible user authentication methods.

Tidal Horizon 1.95 Is Now Available

Tidal Software

Application scheduling and performance management software provider Tidal Software has released Tidal Horizon 1.95, a solution that uses intelligent workflows to automate performance management and incident analysis best practices. Designed for SAP solution-driven organizations, Horizon 1.95 aims to reduce a company’s Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR) for important business services — before incidents affect business processes. The new release features self-monitoring capabilities, support for SAP NetWeaver 7.10, troubleshooting for remote systems, and server maintenance mode support.

Quadrate Receives Endorsement for Its ERP2 Solution


ERP2, Quadrate’s data uploading software, has been recommended as a solution designed to help companies effectively and efficiently plan and run their SAP data management environment. Through the solution’s user-friendly interface, employees can upload their SAP data using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access. ERP2 is designed to increase user productivity and decrease technical support time by minimizing IT’s involvement in the data uploading process. This endorsement comes from the Packaged Services Programme, a third-party group of SAP Packaged Services providers.

New GlobalView Solution Brings Visibility into System Change Control Solution

Revelation Software Concepts Pty Ltd

Revelation Software Concepts (RSC), an SAP software solution partner, has made available Rev-Trac GlobalView, a Web-based support tool. This tool is designed to allow users to see all change and transport control information and processes that are managed by Rev-Trac, RSC’s offering for SAP solution-based system change and transport management. GlobalView, which runs independently of an organization’s SAP software implementations, also allows customers to analyze their Rev-Trac change control configurations and access analysis areas through the dashboard.

it.cadpilot Earns SAP Certification

itelligence AG 

ACATEC Software GmbH

itelligence AG and ACATEC Software GmbH have gained “SAP Certified Integration via Enterprise Services” status for their it.cadpilot Drawing and Proposal Cockpit 2.0 solution. The offering is designed to be an SAP variant configurator with automatic CAD model generation. This certification indicates the solution’s ability to integrate into the drawing production process and the offer creation process is SAP-compliant. In addition, the automated CAD management functionality of the solution can be added as a component to the SAP Solution Manager operating tool.

Landis+Gyr and SAP to Collaborate and Deliver New Level of Energy Data Availability for Utilities



SAP AG and Landis+Gyr signed a software development cooperation agreement for the integration of Landis+Gyr’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio. The new meter data unification and synchronization (MDUS) system will act as the conduit between Landis+Gyr’s Advanced Metering Management (AMM) system and SAP’s business software for utilities, including SAP AMI Integration for Utilities. The collaboration is intended to deliver a new level of transparency and availability of energy data that can enable higher process and energy efficiency for energy utilities.


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