ARINSO International Releases
ARINSO e-Query 3.6
|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
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
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. 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
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
Actuate Delivers Actuate Financial Performance Management Solution
|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., 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