SAP Japan Delivers Next Evolution of Flagship ERP; mySAP ERP 2005

Ground-Breaking ERP Application Provides Wealth of New Business Functionality to Broad Segment of Customers

TokyoSAP Japan Co., Ltd. announced today that today announced the availability of mySAP ERP 2005, the latest version of its renowned enterprise resource planning application. The new version of mySAP ERP features more than 300 product enhancements to provide companies with better information access and decision support. The service-enablement of mySAP ERP 2005 provides greater openness and agility to extend process capabilities with applications from SAP or its family of ecosystem partners. Industry-specific functionality is now also fully embedded in the core ERP application, and customers who have licensed SAP industry solution portfolios delivered with mySAP ERP will benefit from more timely availability of industry-specific capabilities, as well as simplified configuration and administration.

Flexible Platform with Greater Value

The latest version of mySAP ERP is a milestone release with advanced capabilities that deliver greater value to new and existing customers and provide a cost-effective, low risk and evolutionary path to the industry’s first service-enabled suite of enterprise applications. The new version of mySAP ERP enables customers to leverage its 300 available enterprise services, comprising the majority of the more than 500 productized enterprise services from mySAP Business Suite. SAP is service-enabling mySAP ERP to help customers innovate and adapt to changing industry requirements with greater speed and at lower cost than ever before. The widespread availability of the latest mySAP ERP application, built upon the SAP NetWeaver platform, provides a further realization of the SAP road map for enterprise service architecture (ESA), marking the first application that connects all operations through an intelligent foundation of cross-functional business processes, combining software applications with the underlying infrastructure for greater flexibility and fluid communications with customers and suppliers.

Enhanced Functionality Strengthens the Core

SAP has made many functional enhancements to its market-leading ERP software, including:

Enhanced financial management, analysis and reporting capabilities:
  • A newly architected general ledger solution that lessens manual reconciliations and improves the ability to balance ledgers by multiple dimensions
  • Improved management dashboards that provide a complete picture of business operations and improve decision-making among managers and line-of-business users
  • New collections and credit management capabilities to accelerate cash collections and improve day sales outstanding metrics
Enhanced human capital management capabilities:
  • End-to-end talent management tools to improve recruiting, training, performance evaluation and retention of employees
  • Improved employee self-service capabilities to reduce administrative overhead of human resources (HR) departments
  • Improved employee expense and travel reporting to reduce the time and improve control over employee expense reimbursements
Enhanced support for new business models and operations:
  • Improved architecture to support outsourcing for payroll and cash management:
  • New ability to support electronic procurement, invoicing, sales order management and documentation of internal controls for the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Enhanced enterprise services repository for system and instance consolidation and shared-service management
Serving a broad business user community:
  • Empowered users through enhanced capabilities to connect people directly to processes leveraging the specific role-based user interface
  • Improved business insight through expanded SAP xApp analytics