Partner News 17/2011

Feature Article | May 27, 2011 by Daniel Hardt

HumanConcepts offers free webinars to teach customers about add-ons and functions (Photo: Fotolia)

HumanConcepts offers free webinars to teach customers about add-ons (Photo: Fotolia)

HumanConcepts offering webinars on OrgPlus

With its free webinar series “Quick Start Training,” HumanConcepts wants to aid its customers in getting started with OrgPlus. In these biweekly sessions, participants can learn about the add-on for HCM and HR and how OrgPlus can help them visualize, organize, and model their workforce.

The webinars take place on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and consist of 30-minute online training courses that teach customers how to select templates, generate formulas, import data, and use other functions. The next events are scheduled for May 31 and June 14; more information is available at www.orgplus.com.

Heiler Software releases Enterprise PIM 5.3 for multichannel commerce

Heiler Software, a specialist in product information management (PIM) for multichannel commerce, has put the finishing touches on version 5.3 of its product suite Enterprise PIM. This suite enables users to manage all product data across all sales channels from a single source. As a platform, it covers the transfer, management, and distribution of product information.

The key aspects of the latest version include a standard interface for ATG’s e-commerce software and improved performance with larger ranges of products. The suite’s increased capacity for mass data also makes it possible for multiple providers to process such information in parallel and facilitates numerous import and export procedures.

SAPERION survey finds ECM going SaaS

The market analysts at Gartner are projecting growth of 16.2% in software as a service (SaaS) for 2011. This forecast is in line with the results of a survey the SAPERION company conducted of 100 members of the SAPERION User Group, which also found that more and more customers are running SaaS solutions for enterprise content management (ECM).

Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed stated their intention to focus more on using SaaS, and 25% already have specific plans to do so. Here, a clear majority would prefer keeping their operations in a private cloud to retain control of where and how data is stored, as well as the ability to monitor aspects of compliance and security on their own.

Next page: New partnerships for Uniserv and ABAYOO

Uniserv forging partnership with Talend

Uniserv is entering a strategic alliance with the open-source software provider Talend, seeking to advance the global development and sale of its data quality solutions. In the field of data management, the company’s four project scenarios are to include data quality initiatives, data integration, data migration and consolidation, and data synchronization.

cormeta establishes subsidiary in factoring industry

In cor-fs gmbh, cormeta ag has founded a subsidiary whose portfolio will consist of software for the factoring industry. The company’s first offering – a solution for financial service providers that purchase receivables from other organizations – is called Factoring.sprint and is scheduled for release in early 2012. With it, users will be able to carry out purchasing, financing, and general management activities for debit-side receivables directly within SAP systems.

Additional modular solutions are to follow, such as for processing vendor payables (in supply chain finance), invoice discounting, purchase order finance, and asset-based lending. These products should also find buyers outside of Germany thanks to their support for international laws and regulations.

ABAYOO network gains new partner in RDS Consulting

RDS Consulting GmbH has become the newest member of a network headed by ABAYOO Business Network GmbH that focuses on sales, services, and development related to SAP Business ByDesign. Specializing in business process management, IT service management, and IT cost optimization, RDS Consulting will bolster the network’s presence in the Rhineland region of western Germany. The partnership also includes plans for a road show: On May 24, RDS Consulting and ABAYOO will present the on-demand solution for small businesses and midsize companies at SAP’s offices in Ratingen, Germany.

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