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New and Noteworthy (SAPinsider Vol. 11, Iss. 2)

by SAP and Partners | SAPinsider

April 1, 2010

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2010 (Volume 11), April (Issue 2)

Excel4apps Streamlines Financial Reports with New GL Tool


Excel4apps, a provider of Microsoft Excel-based reporting and budget loading software, released GL Wand 1.10 for SAP solutions. Companies have leveraged GL Wand for years to expedite Oracle reporting; the new SAP version now extends the tool’s benefits to the SAP user base as an innovative solution designed to streamline reporting for finance teams that run SAP software. GL Wand is designed to let users drill down into live SAP data from Excel, create detailed reports and dashboards, read financial data, and enable faster monthly closes and ad hoc reporting.


Panaya Releases Automatic Code Correction Tool 

Panaya Inc.

Panaya Inc., a supplier of SAP upgrade automation tools, announced the release of its latest automation product enhancement: fully automated code corrections. SAP upgrades traditionally begin with upfront testing to discover any potential issues. Panaya’s first SAP automation solution has replaced this preliminary testing with an actionable list of issues requiring attention before an upgrade. The new solution version is designed to automatically resolve many (67%, on average) of the code issues it discovers, leading to project cost savings.


SECUDE’s Secure Login Client 5.0 Enables Windows 7 Platform Support


In response to large companies’ need for an easy, secure, single login procedure, SAP security solutions provider SECUDE AG recently released Secure Login Client 5.0, a tool designed to provide SAP customers with secure single sign-on and total SAP landscape encryption. Secure Login Client aims to increase productivity by eliminating multiple SAP passwords and interruptions from repeated username and password dialogs. The new version adds several new features, including support for Microsoft Windows 7 and the ability to allow optional automatic enrollment.


Verizon and Accenture Offer Application Management Service

Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a global provider of communications and IT solutions, has teamed up with Accenture to offer organizations a service that manages their SAP applications and delivery platforms end to end. Designed to provide comprehensive outsourcing options to help customers plan for, implement, and manage SAP solutions, this approach includes professional services, infrastructure services, SAP migration, ongoing SAP solution monitoring and management, and customer service. Customers using this service can gain visibility into their SAP environment via a Web-based portal.

RedIron and Global Bay Extend SAP for Retail Functionality to Mobile Devices


Global Bay Mobile Technologies

RedIron, a provider of SAP for Retail implementations, and Global Bay Mobile Technologies, Inc., a mobile retail solution provider, have partnered to offer mobile extensions for the SAP for Retail suite. RedIron will deploy Global Bay’s GBmobile Retail Applications on handheld devices, such as the Motorola MC Series and Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, which integrate with the SAP for Retail suite. The mobile extensions will support point-of-sale, inventory management, and task management applications, among others.

OSIsoft MDUS System Endorsed by SAP

OSIsoft, LLC

OSIsoft, LLC’s Meter Data Unification and Synchronization (MDUS) system is now an SAP-endorsed business solution. The OSIsoft MDUS solution integrates Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) head-end systems with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities software, allowing organizations to leverage new metering systems for two-way communication, with frequent meter reads. Offering the ability to integrate meter data with other operational data, the OSIsoft MDUS collects data in real time.


Taulia Inc.’s Invoicement Suite Awarded SAP Certification

Taulia Inc.

Taulia Inc., a business solution provider offering solutions for dynamic discounting, supply chain finance, and vendor portals, announced that its Invoicement Suite has been certified by SAP as “Powered by SAP NetWeaver.” The Invoicement Suite, an ABAP Add-On, is a solution for supply chain finance, dynamic discounting, and supplier self-services, designed to help businesses pay suppliers earlier on approved invoices against a mutually attractive financing fee, thus protecting their suppliers from the credit crunch.

ENC Inc. Earns SAP Certification of Its Software Suite

ENC Inc.

Raftar 1.0, a software suite from ENC Inc., a Northern Virginia-based systems integrator and software services provider, is certified to integrate with SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure. Developed to meet the challenging needs of the orthopedic industry, Raftar is a targeted solution for companies in the medical device and orthopedic manufacturing industries. It uses technology like RFID to automate distribution tasks, and is designed to promote sales growth, automate order processing, shorten cash cycles, and reduce inventory and labor costs.


SAP Certifies Two Solutions from Antenna Software

Antenna Software

SAP has certified two solutions from Antenna Software, a provider of industry-focused mobile applications. Antenna Concert 5.6.1 has the “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” certification, and, when deployed on the SAP NetWeaver platform, aims to allow businesses to decrease TCO while maintaining multiple application server environments. The Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP) 4.0 is certified by SAP to interoperate with SAP ERP using enterprise services. The solution aims to deliver improved applications interoperability, increased flexibility, and reduced TCO.


SAP Requalifies YASH Technologies’ Industry-Focused Solutions

YASH Technologies

YASH Technologies, an enterprise business and technology partner for global organizations, announced that ChemOne and TechOne, two qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions, have been requalified by SAP. ChemOne, a solution designed for the chemical industry, aims to enable greater visibility and better decision-making by offering a closed-loop view of key plant information across the enterprise. TechOne, a solution designed for the high-tech software industry, includes preconfigured business scenarios, such as procuring, selling, and analysis, to help ease compliance regulations.

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