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New Sap Crm Ordering System Helps Coke Roll Out New Dispenser

The second stage will bring the legacy syrup-based stores onto the system and provide customer reporting to allow customers to see how their business performs compared with other outlets. The third stage will focus on asset management with equipment and parts. Coca-Cola is turning to SAP for the underlying technology. While the requirements of the site demanded a business-to-business approach, the fact that it would eventually reach 3 million end customers, many of whom are small store owners, demanded a simple business-to-consumer interface. "For an outlet manager to understand the dynamics would be very difficult, so we've assisted them in that process," Condra said. "The standard CRM out of the box from an e-commerce standpoint would have had a lot of steps. We tried to think about the mandatory clicks a customer has to enter." Building a customer-focused website Coca-Cola called in Edison, N.J.-based Fujitsu Consulting to help with the project. The first step in establishing the site was to form a creative design team made up of two business owners, a non-SAP Web design expert, a CRM functional e-commerce lead, and an SAP CRM technical Java lead. They supplemented that with end users that represented everything from a business owner running five outlets to small "mom and pop" shop owners. The Web design experts presented their approach in html, and the SAP CRM experts outlined the gap between what was available within SAP and what needed to be customized. They then prioritized the development required. "If the business impact is medium or lower and development time is 20, 30 or even 10 days, we go back to them," said Sathish Thandale, project manager with Fujitsu. "They always had the usability as the priority, and the SAP experts always had SAP CRM in their mind." Because they were using SAP's B2B e-commerce product for the site but needed a B2C look and feel, the team was sure to approach the project carefully.
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T-Systems Receives Global Run SAP Certification for Operations and Implementation

The network offers multiple services over one single channel including process integration between financial institutions and their corporate customers, easy exchange of financial messages such as payments and messages, and a way to connect to multiple banks through the same network. SAP is about 65 percent of our client base who are on an ERP platform, said a New York City-based commercial banker. When the corporates connect with their banks, they dont connect with just one bank; they connect with multiple banks. Each connection can take a lot of work and many months of figuring out protocols and how to generate transactions and reconcile them. With the SAP Financial Services Network, the process takes a few weeks and payment is on a subscription basis. This is a game changer for our clients because it will make it easier for them to connect their cash management banks and exchanging more and better better data, said the banker. Potentially banks could use the data to provide analytics to their corporate customers. Reconciliations can also be automated, so corporation dont need a team to clean up their transactions. The SAP financial service network will be the topic of a roundtable at Sibos in Dubai at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 17 September. Speakers will include Ross Wainwright, global head of financial services for SAP and representatives from Bank of America Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
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Jemena aligns SAP system to business demerger

What an Abbott-led government promises for IT What are the use cases and how can they be quantified? What price should you expect to pay for securing mobile access to corporate applications? What's coming around the corner? Ghost clouds ACMA chair Chris Chapman says there is uncertainty over whether certain classes of cloud service providers are caught by regulations. Was the Snowden leak inevitable? Privacy experts David Vaile (UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre) and Craig Scroggie (CEO, NextDC) claim they were not surprised by the Snowden leaks about the NSA's PRISM program. The Great Privacy Filibuster Why is the Government stalling on our right to privacy? Do we need another ALRC review? Insurance industry grapples with cloud Insurance products struggle to keep the pace. iTnews Academy: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V Interview: Australia's 'cloud-last' policy is dangerous. Interview: Vivek Kundra on Australia's 'cloud last' policy Bankwest builds continuous delivery capability To automatically deploy test/dev sandboxes by mid-year. Veterans' Affairs sets sights on modernisation Data safe with Human Services, CIO says.
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SAP Offers Connectivity From Corporates To Banks

"As an SAP Global Support Partner, we offer support for end-to-end applications at our data centers around the world at a consistently high level of quality in keeping with the Run SAP methodology. This covers the entire lifecycle of the SAP applications," says Christoph Hermann, Vice President Global Delivery Unit SAP Services ICTO at T-Systems, explaining a key advantage of the certification. "Using the Run SAP methodology, we can offer our customers extremely reliable services and higher availability for business processes. SAP end-to-end solutions minimize risks and downtime." T-Systems has relied on Run SAP methodology since the fall of 2009. The innovative methodology optimizes SAP systems by introducing end-to-end solution operation standards in connection with the initial, best practice-based implementation of SAP projects. T-Systems customers will profit from the global Run SAP Operations certification in many ways. SAP standards for solution operations help lower costs by automating processes.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Achieves Top Performance with SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

For more information, visit www.sap.com/benchmark . About Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at www.redhat.com . Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at ), including those found therein under http://null the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.
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SAP-IBM Payroll System Woes Fouled up Nurses' Pay

user avatar We are now operating at a level of accuracy and service equal to or better than pre-system change." SAP's payroll module is sound, well-tested technology, according to Jarret Pazahanick, a consultant with long experience working with the software. But implementing it is a complex task, given the many fine details involved in calculating pay for different workers, all of which must be accurately mapped over from a legacy system to SAP. However, "there are ways you can ensure you have a successful payroll project," he said. One crucial step is to conduct a "parallel run" of the old system alongside the new one, to make sure there's parity, he said. "For me, when I get past that stage of the process, we're home free." The VON project conducted unit tests, user acceptance tests and parallel tests, according to a spokeswoman for the organization. The project's problems may stem from the use of junior IBM consultants on the job, Pazahanick said. In fact, all SAP payroll project failures have the same characteristics, he said. "The common thread is junior consultants and weak testing." Customers are sometimes to blame for difficulties with an ERP project, such as by failing to provide adequate business requirements. "But being a consultant, I put a lot of the blame on the consulting group," Pazahanick said. "With the money SAP consultants make, they should be guiding the business as to what they need to do." An IBM spokeswoman declined to comment on the issues at VON. "SAP is dedicated to helping businesses run better. We stand behind our software and the more than 1,200 customers across Canada and more than 170,000 globally," the company said in a statement.
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Oracle falls below IBM and SAP in CPM systems matrix

However, Park said business leaders have been requesting more visibility into financials over the past few years, so many CPM vendors have added BI capabilities -- a trend that he predicts will accelerate over time. "There's been increased end-user demand for overall performance management ability -- [for] corporate performance as a phrase to be defined correctly rather than talking about it simply from a financial perspective," Park said. "So it's not just [about] understanding finance, but also head count, revenue [and] the various contributions that each product or effort provides to company performance. Because of that, companies now need to be able to see the numbers more easily, so we're seeing a trend of BI coming into traditional CPM." The impact that cloud-based technology is having on the CPM systems market is reflected by Software as a Service ( SaaS ) vendor Adaptive Planning's placement in the leader's quadrant. While Park said he was surprised by this positioning for a native cloud vendor, he explained that the matrix methodology factored in ease of use as well as ease of deployment, which boosted Adaptive Planning's overall score. He also said the vendor's acquisition of BI vendor myDials in 2012 has enhanced the platform's reporting and analytics . "Adaptive Planning is still a relatively small company, [and] in terms of pure market share they have a long way to go before they approach IBM, SAP and Oracle," Park said.
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