Overview: Founded in 1972, SAP is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market.
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Achieving Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. The ultimate goal is a "single source of truth" where senior executives have shared visibility into all parts of the organization, enabling management by facts.
Business Intelligence for the Retail Industry by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - To gain greater business insight and transparency, organisations urgently require a new generation of business intelligence tools and applications that allows cross-enterprise, interenterprise and external data to be integrated and analysed. This paper we discusses how technological advances are enabling improved decision making.
Business rules and decisioning for process experts by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - Read this white paper to discover how decisioning can be used as a method for enhancing process orientation to deliver greater value to the business. Continue reading to learn the critical importance of identifying and controlling how the decisions within processes and applications are made.
Call Centre Transformation: Turning Customer Experience Into Profits by SAP AG. December 01, 2007 - Call centres have been constantly evolving since the last third of the twentieth century. This evolution will continue as innovative information technology and shifting forces of competition drive call centre transformation. Customer interaction has become an important source of differentiation for organisations. Learn more in this white paper.
Catch The Next Wave: The SME’s Guide 2011: Get Ready Now - Don’t Miss The Opportunities Of The Coming Boom by SAP AG. February 21, 2011 - This practical 20-minute guide for UK SMEs shows you where to spend your time and effort to prepare for the recovery, and fully unlock your potential for profitable growth.
Channel Sales Management: New Applications for High-Tech Vendors by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - Channel management is a pressing issue for high-tech manufacturers that sell through partners. IDC believes that companies that leverage channels partners should begin to integrate channel management into broader corporate infrastructure applications that include the supply chain and potentially PLM applications.
Co-Marketing with Channel Partners: Expand Your Marketing Reach with Channel Marketing Funds by SAP AG. September 17, 2008 - As organizations seek new ways to increase brand awareness and generate demand in more complex market environments, there has been a renewed interest in co-marketing programs. This paper provides techniques to achieve this.
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-Premises Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign by SAP AG. January 14, 2011 - This paper will analyze the lifetime cost of ownership for a typical on-premises SME business management system and compare it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation.
Countdown to Copenhagen: Government, business and the battle against climate change by SAP AG. July 21, 2009 - Government, business and the battle against climate change is an EIU report that investigates the current regulatory outlook within key regions of the world.
Crystal Reports Server: A Functional Overview by SAP AG. February 24, 2010 - Crystal Reports Server software offers small businesses and mid size companies a proven reporting and dashboard solution on a single server. It addresses the complete reporting process – from data access and report and dashboard design to report management and delivery, including content integration with portals and enterprise applications.
Crystal Reports Server: Manage, Share and Deliver Critical Business Information by SAP AG. February 24, 2010 - Small organizations are tasked with enabling better decision making among their staff, customers, and suppliers. They require a reliable solution to help them manage, share, and deliver critical information in a secure and timely manner. Crystal Reports® Server software provides the right functionality and pricing level to meet these requirements.
Driving Your Channel Business: Leverage Information Technology to Improve Partner Relationships and Boost Channel Performance by SAP AG. September 17, 2008 - This white paper discusses key channel business trends, highlights the complexities and challenges of different channel models.
E-Guide: Best practices for optimizing BPM Value by SAP AG. August 10, 2011 - In this e-guide readers will learn tips and best practices to take business process management (BPM) further than its traditional use and optimize its value within their organization.
Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - Sourcing and procurement organizations have great potential to reduce costs, contribute to the bottom line, and deliver against enterprise strategic goals.
Ensuring Successful Manufacturing Execution in the Fabless Semiconductor Model by SAP AG. September 17, 2008 - The number of semiconductor companies adopting a fabless manufacturing model continues to increase. And to thrive in this highly competitive market, the fabless company must produce the best product designs for its intended
market. This SAP Executive Insight examines the growing trend toward the fabless manufacturing model.
Enterprise Contract Management for Life Sciences: Integrating Contract Creation, Administration, and Execution by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprise-wide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can provide the transparency needed to satisfy auditors, balance pricing with go-to-market strategies, and support sales and finance teams - including accurately predicting margins.
Enterprise Information Management by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - EIM is the effort and practice of reaching across all data and application silos embedded in the organization's operating infrastructure; then binding those repositories together into one effective information management environment. This white paper will discuss metadata management, master data management, data quality, and data migration...
Enterprise Mobility Management Made Simple by SAP AG. July 16, 2013 - This informative white paper examines the latest edition of Afaria, which offers a simple and intuitive user interface (UI) that significantly enhances the end user experience while reducing management costs for IT.
Enterprise Risk Management: Enabling Risk-Adjusted Management of Strategy and Performance by SAP AG. September 17, 2010 - Find out how SAP software allows you to identify, mitigate, and manage risk so that you can increase visibility into the impact of risks, reduce cost and risk across strategic initiatives, and increase your strategic effectiveness.
Financial Performance Management: Optimize Financial Performance for a Competitive Edge by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - Applications for financial performance management, part of SAP® solutions for enterprise performance management, cover the full life cycle of financial management and put you in control of performance.
Getting Value from Industry Best Practices the High-Tech Supply Chain Challenge by SAP AG. September 18, 2008 - Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This SAP Executive Insight examines how the adoption of industry best practices can add value to your organization.
Giving Trade Companies a Fast Start by SAP AG. March 10, 2009 - Whether you are a wholesale distributor of furniture, machinery, chemicals, or food and beverages, your success depends on how quickly you adapt to demands from customers and suppliers. You must constantly differentiate your services from the competition while improving operating efficiencies and controlling costs.
Growth And Complexity: The Challenges Ahead For Midsize Manufacturers by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - This is the first in a series of six reports addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by midsize manufacturers.
How to Answer the CFO-Building the Processes to Manage the Financial Implications of the Channel Programs by SAP AG. September 18, 2008 - This paper focuses primarily on one type of popular channel incentive: Channel Marketing Funds. These range from Marketing Development Funds to co-operative funds, depending on the organization and the type of channel partners used.
Human Capital Management for the Public Sector: Make Every Employee a Strategic Asset With Sap® Solutions by SAP AG. January 01, 2007 - Discover how public sector agencies are shifting the focus in HR departments from transactional activities to performance with strategic human capital management (HCM).
Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front by SAP AG. September 21, 2010 - SAP has implemented ERP systems for more than 30 years. The following SAP Insight draws lessons about what has been done well, what has yet to be done well, best practices from large commercial company implementations, and best practices for the governance of implementations that achieve the results and benefits foreseen.
Incorporating Master Data Governance into Business Processes by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - This white paper looks at common problems experienced by MDM programs. Inside, learn how coupling MDM with business process management (BPM) can help provide greater governance and success for MDM programs.
Intelligent Merchandising: Creating a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 1 by SAP AG. May 01, 2007 - Learn how you can how you can hook customers with fresh, unusual and relevant shopping experiences. Drive customer loyalty by training, empowering and providing employees with the technical tools to capture the nuances of customer behavior.
Intelligent Merchandising: Creating a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 2 by SAP AG. August 01, 2007 - Anticipating customer needs is a better predictor of success than just responding to what customers say they want. Read this white paper to learn how you can create a unique customer experience by anticipating customers' lifestyle needs and demands.
Intelligent Merchandising: Creating a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 3 by SAP AG. August 01, 2007 - The amount of customer information available grows every day. Learn why it is critical for you to analyze and understand customer information in order to draw meaningful conclusions about consumer lifestyles, buying habits and shopping behaviors.
IT Excellence: Achieving Optimised Business Outcomes by SAP AG. February 01, 2007 - Information technology is ubiquitous in organizations, but what distinguishes top-notch IT from merely adequate IT? Read this article written by the Economist, to learn how leading companies enable IT to perform optimally.
Leveraging the Talent Supply Chain for a Competitive Advantage by SAP AG. January 01, 2007 - This paper identifies the market trends driving the need for an integrated talent supply chain and describes the internal inefficiencies professional services firms must overcome to optimize their talent supply chains.
Managing New Technology Realities by SAP AG. September 18, 2008 - Insurers are feeling the need to move from a silo view of operations centered along business lines to a seamless enterprise processing environment. Learn about managing new technology realities in this whitepaper.
Mobile Content and Document Management Best Practices and Decision Checklist by SAP AG. July 18, 2013 - This crucial paper discusses some of the most common threats to your mobile devices and provides key best practices for mobile content management so that you can ensure that your mobile data is secure wherever you go.
Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement by SAP AG. July 18, 2013 - This informative resource takes an in-depth look at the critical importance of establishing an enterprise-wide mobile strategy, outlining the benefits for business, IT and end users.
Operational BI: Getting Real Time About Performance by SAP AG. December 28, 2007 - This report provides a roadmap for the strategies and capabilities that Best-in-Class companies are employing to improve operational performance.
Power Through Platform Realizing the Mobile Advantage by SAP AG. July 19, 2013 - This informative paper discusses how your business can implement effective enterprise mobility at minimum cost and how you can easily get the most from your IT environment and your users.
Retail Today: Understand Customers, Anticipate Needs, and Inspire Loyalty by SAP AG. December 01, 2007 - Read how the software and tools SAP provides can help retailers succeed today by understanding their customers, anticipating their needs, and inspiring their loyalty as long-term customers by meeting those needs as they arise.
SaaS Realities: Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business by SAP AG. February 14, 2008 - This paper considers the business advantages of moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for improving business operations, and to better meet the challenges of growth, competition and regulatory compliance faced by small-to-midsize businesses.
SAP Enterprise Mobility: Bringing a Cohesive Approach to a Complex Market by SAP AG. July 18, 2013 - This exclusive white paper discusses the key trends taking place in the enterprise mobility landscape and examines how these paradigm shifts create opportunity while driving the need for new technology solutions.
SAP ERP: Delivering Employee and Manager Self-Services by SAP AG. September 20, 2010 - See how SAP ERP allows employees and managers to create and approve leave requests, empowering staff and boosting productivity and efficiency. Watch the demo.
SAP ERP: Improving Accounts Payable Invoice Management by SAP AG. September 21, 2010 - Learn how SAP ERP allows you to receive supplier invoices electronically, quickly handle open items, avoid duplicate payments, and rapidly resolve payment disputes.
SAP Human Capital Management for U.S. Federal Government Organizations by SAP AG. January 01, 2006 - Investigate how a U.S. federal agency uses SAP ERP HCM to strategically manage human capital resources for mission alignment and performance achievement - enabling efficient recruitment, process transparency, and new insight.
SAP NetWeaver BPM and PI Customer E-Book by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - This collection of videos provides critical insight into the process success of many leaders within their specific industries. Watch now to learn about the tools and strategies they used and how you can use these same strategies for success in your own organization.
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - Visit this resource center now to access videos, white papers and more about the features and benefits of one such BPM tool. Included is a 'request a quote' feature which will allow you to gauge the costs associated with such a project without committing to any purchase.
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - Read this white paper for an overview of a new approach to BPM which allows you to quickly model and execute new business processes, without error-prone and time-consuming coding. Learn how this strategy drives business flexibility and speed by allowing the quick change or implementation of business processes.
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Orchestration by SAP AG. October 17, 2011 - Many organizations have business processes that are inefficient and time-consuming, but lack the tools to quickly create better processes. View this brief video to discover software that can help you automate and optimize virtually any business process quickly and effectively.
SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management by SAP AG. September 15, 2011 - This white paper explores a strategy for externalizing business rules for centralized management and consistent implementation across business applications. Also inside, discover how this approach can help close the gap which can occur between the design and coding phases of business rule implementation.
SAP Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies: Leveraging Economies of Scale by SAP AG. October 30, 2009 - As your company grows, you have the opportunity to benefit from economies of scale; but growth can be fraught with challenge. Production disruptions and operational inefficiencies can quickly negate the advantages you hope to achieve. Watch this informative video to learn about SAP solutions for small businesses and midsize companies.
SAP® Support of the Healthecare Supply Chain's Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research (formerly the HDMA Research & Education Foundation) recently published an important study concerning data management and data sharing in the healthcare supply chain. This whitepaper discusses the key conclusions of their study.
Securely Manage Enterprise Data and Apps with SAP® Afaria® for iOS 5 by SAP AG. July 22, 2013 - This exclusive paper examines a mobile device management solution that provides the freedom that mobile workers have come to expect from their own devices while ensuring that IT has secure control to keep corporate data safe and compliant.
Stepping Up to the Cloud: Managing Changes and Migration for Mid-sized Business by SAP AG. January 14, 2011 - This paper looks at both the strategic benefits and the strategic challenges of moving to Cloud and SaaS for mid-sized businesses, using insights developed from more than eight years of SaaS and Cloud research among user executives by Saugatuck Technology.
Still Struggling to Reduce Call Center Costs without Losing Customers? by SAP AG. February 01, 2008 - Efficient call centers that also meet customer expectations is a challenge that many organizations face. Discover the key steps to turning your call center into a strategic asset.
Strategies for Profitable Growth - Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing by SAP AG. January 01, 2005 - Examine the comprehensive strategies, solutions, and best practices for the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry based on technical and business expertise. Learn best practices and strategies for profitable growth in your business.
Streamline Your Business, Accelerate Profitable Growth by SAP AG. December 31, 2009 - A comprehensive, integrated system that provides support for all of your business functions— including financials, sales, customers, purchasing, inventory,operations, and human resources— can enable small businesses to streamline processes, act on timely, accurate information, and accelerate profitable growth. Read this white paper to learn more.
Study Pinpoints Areas of Growth for After-Market Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul Intiaitives by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - This study talks about top three trends such as outsourcing MRO, aging aircraft and lean impacting the MRO segment.
Success Factors of a Best-Run Marketing Organisation - How Does Your Team Stack Up? by SAP AG. December 01, 2007 - How are leading marketing organisations getting the job done? Walk through their best practices, and you'll see what role software solutions - and customers - can play in helping marketing teams demonstrate favorable business outcomes.
Sustained Growth Through Operational Excellence by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. The ultimate goal is a "single source of truth" where senior executives have shared visibility into all parts of the organisation, enabling management by facts.
The Renewed Finance Function - Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance by SAP AG. June 02, 2009 - Companies and their stakeholders have always had high expectations for their finance teams. But this research program reveals that, most recently, these pressures- from regulators, from investors, and from competitors$5; are pushing companies to look for more from their finance teams in two main, but often conflicting, areas.
There Is No Execution without Integration: MES Adoption Drives Performance by SAP AG. September 18, 2008 - Many manufacturers today are getting caught on the wrong side of a technology adoption wave that is quickly gaining momentum. This benchmark study is a roadmap for reducing overall manufacturing costs through the utilization of manufacturing technologies.
Using Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market by SAP AG. January 01, 2007 - Discover how implementing an integrated talent supply chain management environment can help professional services providers enhance revenues by improving delivery performance and speeding client response.
Warehouse Management Today: Balancing Financial Pressures and Growing Demands by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - This paper explains why a warehouse management system (WMS) is one of the key technologies required to create a successful adaptive supply chain network. This system enables the extended warehouse to sense and respond to a variety of business requirements and meet complex and changing customer needs.
What Is Your Mobile Content Policy? A Checklist for Content Risk Mitigation by SAP AG. July 19, 2013 - This helpful paper discusses how to approach secure content management in the age of mobility, examining how to implement secure mobile content risk mitigation and what you can do to ensure your mobile data stays in the right hands.
Winning the War for Talent: Effective Talent Management in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry by SAP AG. January 23, 2009 - This SAP Executive Insight examines how your company can win the war for talent by answering the following questions: What challenges do today's upstream oil and gas human resource (HR) organizations face, what's the specific impact, and how do leading HR organizations perform?