SAP Business Suite 7
Following its introduction in 2008, SAP Business Suite 7 officially came to market this year. With the components SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP), SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM), SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM), and SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) – as well as various industry solutions – SAP Business Suite covers all of the processes major companies rely on every day.
It offers preconfigured business scenarios based on experience and best practices and integrates both the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio and numerous Web services. In addition, all of the applications included in SAP Business Suite display a uniform interface; users can also assemble the individual applications like building blocks to meet their specific needs.
Meanwhile, users have been able to access SAP data on reporting or vacation management with IBM Lotus Notes since March 2009.
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The SAPPHIRE event held in Orlando, Florida, this past May served as the stage for the presentation of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. Running in tandem with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator, this solution analyzes data, prepares it in a graphical format, and stores it at a data center. An in-memory database is required for targeted data access.
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- Downloadable Trial Software
- SAP TechEd: Data Analysis on the iPhone
- Democratization of Business Information
CRM for Blackberry and iPhone
Good news for all sales employees in the field: This year, SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) came to the iPhone, Blackberry, and other smartphones. Through servers, users can now access SAP CRM while on the go to monitor delivery stocks, check prices, or manage complaints.
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- CRM-expo 2009: Mobile Customers
Web 2.0 for SAP Business ByDesign
The on-demand software SAP Business ByDesign is now live on Web 2.0: With Feature Pack 2.0, users can access Web services such as Google, GoYellow, or Falk Online. SAP’s offering for small businesses and midsize companies is also compatible with Microsoft Outlook and Office. In addition, SAP Business ByDesign integrates elements of the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio – including Crystal Reports and Xcelsius instruments. This enables users to develop and customize performance indicators and other key figures.
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- Software as a service
Competition for Google Wave: Constellation
At this year’s annual conference of the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) in Bremen, Germany, Léo Apotheker presented Constellation – SAP’s answer to Google Wave. With Constellation, employees can gather, assess, prepare, and exchange information in real time from various sources, including online forums and other locations on the Internet. Constellation is an SAP BusinessObjects development and is suitable for between five and 30 users. The service is set to debut in the first quarter of 2010.
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