SAP Partner News 41/2009

Feature Article | October 9, 2009 by Benjamin Blaume

Syskoplan shows Enterprise Risk Reporting (screenshot: Syskoplan)

Syskoplan shows Enterprise Risk Reporting (screenshot: Syskoplan)

Introducing Enterprise Risk Reporting

At the SAP Congress for Banks, SAP, Syskoplan, and Xucess Consulting teamed up to introduce a new SAP solution that will give banks a holistic view of their business risk. With the help of the SAP BusinessObjects BI package, Enterprise Risk Reporting enables companies to gain insights into different risk categories, such as credit risk, operational risk, and liquidity risk.

Comprehensive dashboards created using SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius give users an overview of the most important key figures for risk reporting. Enterprise Risk Reporting enhances the existing business intelligence (BI) content and connects with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse component. Enterprise Risk Reporting is directly available as a project solution.

Softcon Takes Charge of SAP-Solutions at PARI

With immediate effect, IT service provider Softcon is the SAP service provider at the PARI Group, developer of devices for inhalation treatment. According to Jürgen Müller, member of the PARI Management Board, the company hopes to receive additional support as well as benefit from more future-proof technical consulting. PARI, which is headquartered in Starnberg, Germany, has been using SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration since 2007.German_Telekom_Headquarters_Bonn

Kartellamt Gives Go-ahead for Takeover

The Kartellamt, an independent competition authority whose task is to protect competition in Germany, has approved T-Systems’ takeover of SAP’s hosting customers in Europe. This means the 90 or so customers can now be transferred to servers in the T-Systems data centers. For more about the acquisition, see SAP Partner News 38/2009.

PBS NAI: Space Savings of 90%

Data specialist PBS Software promises up to 90% less storage space in SAP ERP systems through column-based data compression. This is thanks to the company’s new product “PBS Nearline Analytic Infrastructure” (PBS NAI), which provides an interface to the column-based analytics server Sybase IQ. As a result, the advantages of column-based storage technology (improved compression, faster access times) compared with relational databases can be leveraged in the SAP ERP environment.

Zumtobel Extends Outsourcing Contract with Atos Origin

Atos Origin is slated to continue operating all the international IT systems of the Austrian-headquartered Zumtobel Group for the next five years. Zumtobel, a supplier of integral lighting solutions, extended the current outsourcing contract early. The contract was originally concluded for seven years in 2004.

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