SAP Partnernews 38/2010

Feature Article | September 29, 2010 by Daniel Hardt

Following iPhone and Blackberry support, cuContract has come to iPad (image: Circle Unlimited)

Following iPhone and Blackberry support, cuContract has come to iPad (image: Circle Unlimited)

Circle Unlimited Brings cuSolutions to iPad

Having already made cuContract and cuSmartText available for iPhone and BlackBerry, Circle Unlimited AG is now offering these solutions on iPad, as well. They provide certified contract and document management functions that integrate SAP and Microsoft, reminding users of appointments and enabling them to access approval processes while on the go. In addition, release 7.0 includes a redesigned, Web-based interface, and current customers can implement ramp-up versions with separate support.

Informatica Corporation Releases new Cloud Version

Informatica Corporation, a U.S. company specializing in data integration, has announced the immediate availability of Informatica Cloud Fall 2010. The new cloud-based version of this on-demand data integration service includes a new trust site that provides customers with updates and status reports in real time.

Meanwhile, Informatica has enhanced the service’s connectivity with servers and FTP hubs; it also offers round-the-clock support, and changes it has made in task-level notifications are to provide improved process mapping and increased error transparency. Finally, the company’s data synchronization and replication services can now query data in both customer-specific and standardized customer relationship management systems regardless of whether the information has already been deleted.

Optimized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by Novell

Novell has announced, in cooperation with SAP, availability of an optimized solution for customers running SAP applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications helps SAP customers reduce the complexity of their application deployments as well as installation time and costs.

The solution is an operating platform that simplifies both physical and virtual deployments of SAP solutions, including the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search application, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and SAP’s emerging in-memory platform. Novell will demonstrate the capabilities of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications at the SAP TechEd 2010 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19 to 21.

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Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Place of the University Competence Center (photo TUM)

IBM Supports Students Accessing the Latest Soft- and Hardware

The University Competence Center (UCC) at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), located in Germany, supports more than 28,000 students at 114 universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as an education service provider for the SAP University Alliances program. As the UCC’s new strategic technology partner, IBM will be supporting the operation of the IT service center jointly with SAP.

The UCC at TUM is one of two centers that offer affiliated universities and other educational institutions and their students throughout EMEA access to SAP applications and services. IBM provides the UCC with servers from its POWER generation series, along with software and services, and training on subjects such as its DB2 database.

Siemens Joined the SAP AMI Lighthouse Council

The council is a consortium of vendors and utilities addressing AMI – Advanced Metering Infrastructure — from the back office to the meter, with the objective of integrating the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio with AMI systems. The SAP Lighthouse Council serves as a collaborative advisory body that seeks to define and share best practices for smart meter integration – from the field to back-end utility systems to consumers.

syskoplan Helps in Development of Enterprise Risk Reporting

Banks face critical challenges that amplify their risks in today’s dynamic marketplace. Continuous innovation is creating new sources of data and measurement requirements, while evolving regulations require greater transparency. The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Risk Reporting for Banking has been developed in cooperation with syskoplan AG and Xuccess Consulting GmbH to help banks face these challenges.

The Software provides banks with a comprehensive view of their credit risk, operational risk and liquidity risks. syskoplan supported SAP by implementing the prebuilt dashboards of the solution. Furthermore syskoplan helped develop the data model of the solution, expand the business intelligence content and enable the integration with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.

Xuccess Consulting – a bank consulting firm – supported the development by reviewing the key performance indicators, metrics and illustrations used within the solution.

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