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11 Sep 2013

SAP v Oracle: Battle of the ERP Giants

The company made the announcement at a customer conference in Sao Paulo. The extension is based on its established ERP application, which is optimized for use with SAP HANA. Powered by SAP HANA and enhanced with application innovations in mobile, analytics and cloud, SAP ERP Foundation Extension spans mission-critical core processes such as finance, human resources, IT management, manufacturing, procurement, sales and service and compliance and can be deployed flexibly on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model, the company says. To help accelerate business productivity and efficiency, it offers industry best practices, unparalleled integration tools, role-based controlled access and extensions for basic business processes via cloud, analytics and mobile solutions. Theres a new report out from ZDnet indicating that organizations are increasingly integrating CRM and ERP product, looking at more hybrid environments. In the new business economy, innovation matters, says Chakib Bouhdary, executive vice president, Industry Solutions and Customer Value at SAP. SAP ERP Foundation Extension is an extended offering designed with the power of SAP HANA, the beautiful usability of SAP Fiori and analytics and mobile integrated into one platform a complete rapid-deployment solution. This is one of the most sophisticated ERP offerings in the market run by SAP and its partners across the world, he adds. This is another example of SAP innovating and driving high value for our customers as never seen before. SAPs offering comes with the SAP Business Objects, SAP Access Control, SAP Fiori, SAP Cloud for Sales, SAP NetWeaver, SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On and SAP Hana apps.
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Join for Access to Our Exclusive Web Tools Hasso Plattner (Photo Credit: Michael Krigsman) SAPs Co-Founder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chief Software Advisor, Hasso Plattner , spoke in depth about what it meant to bring SAP Business Suite onto the HANA platform. Essentially, Plattner said that the separation of analytic databases from transactional ones is a hindrance to business success. Mr. Plattner, tear down this wall Plattner reasons that transactional/analytical separation is arbitrary. Worse, it introduces unacceptable latency between the conception of business questions and the ability to provide the answers. The latency is unacceptable because the motivation to act on the answer dissipates during the waiting period. Add to this the growth in business transaction volumes due to online commerce and other factors, and the technology is introducing too much friction. In Plattners narrative, disk latency and the separation of OLTP (OnLine Transactional Processing) and OLAP (OnLine Analytical Processing) are smothering business, and business decisions. They both need to be abolished, and the launch of SAP Business Suite on HANA brings about that abolition. Big Data for big companies Plattner says SAP thinks business and business analytics both need to run in real time. The subtext is that this shouldnt be true only for startups and Internet businesses but for the old economy, industrial companies that are SAPs bread and butter. Hasso spoke from Frankfurt but the action soon shifted to the stage in New York, where SAPs Head of Sales Rob Enslin was speaking with Derek Dyer, Director of Global SAP Services at Deere and Company (a.k.a. John Deere). Dyer spoke glowingly of SAP on HANA and explained the company was at times impatient in its desire for the Biz Suite/HANA combination to be readied. In SAPs press release, Dyer describes the combination as a game-changer for John Deere and further explains that the company is standardizing on HANA as a platform for a number of future applications. When a 175-year old manufacturer of heavy machinery gushes about in-memory databases and Big Data analytics, you know theyre both going mainstream. Self-reliance While SAP was already in the database business with its acquisition of Sybase, running its Business Suite on its own database is the companys own real game-changer. SAP implementations today run on the major relational databases ( Microsofts SQL Server , Oracle and IBMs DB2 ). And while SAP was careful to point out that the new bits will continue to run on those platforms, HANA gives SAP the ability to own the entire software stack above the operating system layer.
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SAP Supports Customer Growth in Emerging Markets by Combining SAPĀ® ERP With Mobile, Analytic and Cloud Innovations

The network offers multiple services over one single channel including process integration between financial institutions and their corporate customers, easy exchange of financial messages such as payments and messages, and a way to connect to multiple banks through the same network. SAP is about 65 percent of our client base who are on an ERP platform, said a New York City-based commercial banker. When the corporates connect with their banks, they dont connect with just one bank; they connect with multiple banks. Each connection can take a lot of work and many months of figuring out protocols and how to generate transactions and reconcile them. With the SAP Financial Services Network, the process takes a few weeks and payment is on a subscription basis. This is a game changer for our clients because it will make it easier for them to connect their cash management banks and exchanging more and better better data, said the banker. Potentially banks could use the data to provide analytics to their corporate customers. Reconciliations can also be automated, so corporation dont need a team to clean up their transactions. The SAP financial service network will be the topic of a roundtable at Sibos in Dubai at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 17 September. Speakers will include Ross Wainwright, global head of financial services for SAP and representatives from Bank of America Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
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SAP launches new ERP, CRM products at CeBIT 2013

The second product is a new CRM tool that enables businesses to gather more detailed customer data and insight. Using social, mobile and cloud technology, the SAP Customer OnDemand product enables employees to guide customers through each step of the buying process and develop customer loyalty. In addition, SAP unveiled earlier in the month a rapid deployment cloud solution for enterprises. The product integrates version 6.0 of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management product and the SuccessFactors Business Execution suite using pre-packaged tools based on standard application programming interfaces. The SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors rapid-deployment solution bridges the gap between on-premise systems and the cloud, enabling enterprises to deploy hybrid cloud solutions, rather than moving to cloud through a rip-and-replace approach. The new product leverages SAP's acquisitions of cloud-based business commerce network Ariba for $4.3 billion and human capital management firm SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion last year. "There are SAP customers that want a hybrid cloud environment. They want to leverage some aspects of what they get in the cloud, like recruiting and talent management, but they want to keep their core HR data sitting on premise," explained Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. "Now, instead of doing things like batch processing and file transfer protocol, FTP, we have real-time native integration between SuccessFactors and our core HR solution," Birdsall toldFierceEnterpriseCommunications. SAP has more than 150 rapid deployment solutions across line-of-business, industries, mobile analytics, database and cloud segments. With the rapid deployment approach, "we not only deliver the scope of what we recommend you implement in your industry around CRM, ERP, mobility or HANA, but you get all of those other assets that we deliver with it as well," http://bizcovering.com/business/Great-Software-to-Successfully-Manage-Our-Business/ Birdsall related.
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SAP takes ERP in-memory

Plattner UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. Enterprise Resources Planning SAP Finance Expert, Jordan BACKGROUND UNRWA is implementing a new Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system that will fully support the needs of the Agency and enable the effective management of human, financial and physical resources. The ERP SAP system implementation project has a defined 2 year implementation timeframe. The new system will cover the core business areas of finance, procurement, inventory management, grant management and human resources, and is expected to be completed by Dec 2014. To ensure the tight delivery schedule is achieved the project is hiring external specialists for the role of the ERP SAP Finance Expert. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The purpose of this role is to contribute to the delivery of the workplan of the Finance Stream throughout the realization and go-live phases of the ERP implementation. The incumbent will assist the Stream Lead in the implementation activities related to the Finance Stream of the UNRWA SAP-ERP project, dealing with internal and external interlocutors including to achieve the objectives set. Functional Analysis and System Design Prepare ERP functional specifications as directed by the Stream Lead; Document and review the processes mapped and revise when needs arises; Support the delivery of technical specifications through the provision of expert advice for all Finance related matters; Support the delivery of Finance related custom developments as directed; Develop and conduct Finance related Test Cases as directed based in the defined test scenarios for integration test, User Acceptance Tests and User Profile test; Support and deliver the Go Live Finance implementation as directed Produce checkpoint reports when requested by the ERP Finance Stream Lead.
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SAP Offers Connectivity From Corporates To Banks

SAP ERP Foundation Extension addresses the specific needs of fast-growing companies in emerging and established markets to run their business in real time and is based on the proven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP ERP , which has been optimized for use with SAP HANA. Underlining the importance of this new offering for emerging markets, the announcement was made at an SAP customer conference being held today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The offer has also been introduced at customer events in Shanghai, China, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mumbai, India. Additional events in other fast-growing markets will follow this quarter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO ) Powered by SAP HANA and enhanced with application innovations in mobile, analytics and cloud, SAP ERP Foundation Extension spans mission-critical core processes such as finance, human resources, IT management, manufacturing, procurement, sales and service and compliance and can be deployed flexibly on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. To help accelerate business productivity and efficiency, it offers industry best practices, unparalleled integration tools, role-based controlled access and extensions for basic business processes via cloud, analytics and mobile solutions. Deployment options for SAP ERP Foundation Extension range from the established on-premise landscapes to hybrid models to private cloud environments, such as the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, first introduced in May , or any SAP partner cloud offering.
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Enterprise Resources Planning SAP Finance Expert, Jordan

Industry observers see this as a move to entice companies to choose HANA over Oracle databases. Ali versus Frazier, Hearns versus Leonard, the list of iconic rivalries is long. And SAP ERP versus Oracle ERP is right up there among them. While others are alive and kicking in the ERP space, and upstarts with cloud-based systems are beginning to emerge, these tech titans are the only two classic heavyweights left in the fight. According to Panorama Consulting, SAP commanded 24 percent of the total ERP market in 2010, while Oracle had 18 percent of the market. The only other single company even close in market share was Microsoft, which owned 11 percent of the market with its Dynamics product. The remaining 47 percent of the market went to multiple Tier II and Tier III companies that serve mostly small and medium-size customers. The rivalry is heating up even more following SAPs Jan. 25 earnings call, during which CTO Vishal Sikka said SAP planned to support its flagship Business Suite ERP software on its HANA in-memory database platform by the end of 2012. This is widely seen as a move to entice companies to choose HANA over Oracle databases. We checked with some well-known industry observers to get their take on the ERP rivalry.
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