Synactive Announces New Release of Liquid UI Client for SAP








SAP ERP App and Platform by Synactive Inc. Delivers SAP Connectivity to iOS Users







Wed Aug 7, 2013 3:12am EDT FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Synactive, Inc., ( http://www.guixt.com ) a leading provider of user connectivity technology to SAP ERP has just released a new GuiXT Liquid UI Client for SAP version. The new release, now available through the app store , provides patented connectivity technology to access all SAP ERP transactions while simplifying, customizing and improving users' SAP experience. The app, which is free to download, includes the following new features: -Support for ALV Grid Control for displaying lists. This provides the user the ability to display reports and analyze SAP statistical data for business functions such as sales, technical operations or purchases from the iOS device. -Support for additional native transactions such as the ability to render a report that displays the hierarchy of a functional location. In addition to the breadth of Plant Maintenance, Material Management, Sales and Distribution, Human Resources and Basis transactions already supported on the verified transaction list , Synactive continues to add transactions to complete the SAP user experience. -Support for connecting to the SAP message server or GuiXT Server that acts as a message server for more efficient execution of SAP transactions due to load balancing "We continue to expand the breadth of our patented connectivity technologies from iOS devices to SAP with ALV Grid support," says Synactive CEO Thomas Ewe. "Although most of our customers find the native SAP screens too complex, with our WYSIWYG and process recording tools, these screens and transactions are easily combined, simplified and tailored to your processes and the smaller screen size. The result is a fully mobilized and simplified transaction of your business process, available immediately, without the need to rebuild anything." "For large enterprise-wide deployments, our desktop and Windows Mobile/CE customers require load-balanced environments to optimize resources and provide added scalability," said Shengchi Huang, Synactive's Engineering Director. "With the native message server and SAP ROUTER connection now enabled with the iOS client, the number of smartphone and tablet users can be can be scaled to the scalability of SAP ERP itself." For more information on GuiXT Liquid UI Products, Synactive is hosting a webinar titled "Powerful GuiXT Liquid UI for SAP ERP" on Thursday, Aug 8 at 10am PDT. This 1-hour session will cover the Liquid UI Platform and application integration scenarios for SAP GUI and mobile devices. About Synactive, Inc.
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SAP ERP users get more options to improve UI







SAP recently rolled out version 2.0 of Screen Personas, which gives users the ability to personalize their SAP based screens based on preference and job role. The update introduces a new version of Personas' Microsoft Silverlight-based client as well as an HTML version. Both clients come as part of a single download and installation, according to a recent company blog post . The Silverlight and HTML clients "run independently and do not interact," solving "different problems in different use cases," according to the post. Already an Insider? Sign in IDG News Service - Options are growing for SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning) customers that want to snazz up the system's screens, both for the enjoyment of end-users and improved productivity. SAP recently rolled out version 2.0 of Screen Personas, which gives users the ability to personalize their SAP based screens based on preference and job role. The update introduces a new version of Personas' Microsoft Silverlight-based client as well as an HTML version. Both clients come as part of a single download and installation, according to a recent company blog post . The Silverlight and HTML clients "run independently and do not interact," solving "different problems in different use cases," according to the post. However, the updated Silverlight version offers better performance and scalability, with support for all browsers containing a Silverlight plug-in. Microsoft has only committed to supporting Silverlight, its attempt to compete with the likes of Flash for rich media and Web development, until 2021. SAP is building Personas with backward compatibility in mind, meaning customers' installations won't break if and when it switches to another format, the company said during a webinar earlier this year.
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In addition, SAP unveiled earlier in the month a rapid deployment cloud solution for enterprises. The product integrates version 6.0 of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management product and the SuccessFactors Business Execution suite using pre-packaged tools based on standard application programming interfaces. The SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors rapid-deployment solution bridges the gap between on-premise systems and the cloud, enabling enterprises to deploy hybrid cloud solutions, rather than moving to cloud through a rip-and-replace approach. The new product leverages SAP's acquisitions of cloud-based business commerce network Ariba for $4.3 billion and human capital management firm SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion last year. "There are SAP customers that want a hybrid cloud environment. They want to leverage some aspects of what they get in the cloud, like recruiting and talent management, but they want to keep their core HR data sitting on premise," explained Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. "Now, instead of doing things like batch processing and file transfer protocol, FTP, we have real-time native integration between SuccessFactors and our core HR solution," Birdsall toldFierceEnterpriseCommunications. SAP has more than 150 rapid deployment solutions across line-of-business, industries, mobile analytics, database and cloud segments. With the rapid deployment approach, "we not only deliver the scope of what we recommend you implement in your industry around CRM, ERP, mobility or HANA, but you get all of those other assets that we deliver with it as well," Birdsall related. SAP sees its Ariba acquisition as the key to its future growth, according to a report byIT World. While SAP HANA is its fastest growing product right now, Jim Hagemann Snabe, SAP's co-chief executive officer, sees the future in Ariba. "We have 41 years' experience of optimizing within companies. Now the next phase is optimizing relations between companies.
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SAP launches new ERP, CRM products at CeBIT 2013







The Silverlight and HTML clients "run independently and do not interact," solving "different problems in different use cases," according to the post. However, the updated Silverlight version offers better performance and scalability, with support for all browsers containing a Silverlight plug-in. Microsoft has only committed to supporting Silverlight, its attempt to compete with the likes of Flash for rich media and Web development, until 2021. SAP is building Personas with backward compatibility in mind, meaning customers' installations won't break if and when it switches to another format, the company said during a webinar earlier this year. SAP is already looking into alternatives and has "plenty of time" under Microsoft's time frame for Silverlight to make a transition, according to the company. Meanwhile, the HTML-based Personas provides a lighter-weight option, requiring no client installations, with the tradeoff being a smaller feature set, according to the post. SAP has made other moves recently in the user-experience realm.
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SAP ERP customers gain options for improved UI







The app, now available through the App Store, requires no additional infrastructure for users to experience SAP GUI re-designed and re-imagined for iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices. Synactive also announced the Liquid UI Platform that enables new mobile applications to be built on top of existing SAP transaction logic through a innovative "record once, run everywhere" technology, without Java or ABAP programming. A single script can create front-end changes to SAP GUI, scan guns, web browser and smartphones/tablets. "Just start from any SAP ERP module and build upon it," said DeeDee Kato, Director of Marketing at Synactive. "Liquid UI connects to SAP ERP via highly efficient native connectivity protocols, without the need for browsers, Web servers, ITS, or the Sybase(R) Unwired Platform. An additional benefit to the connectivity protocol is that all existing SAP security and authorizations remain intact." "Creating the best possible SAP ERP experience for all touch points, including all iOS devices, remains our focus," said Thomas Ewe, CEO and founder of Synactive, Inc. "We're seeing companies moving away from expensive handheld scanners to more cost-effective iOS devices. Liquid UI for iOS plans to support every industry-standard sled attachment, so companies can deploy a POS solution for SAP, like what they have in Apple Stores, within a matter of days." Additional features introduced in the Liquid UI Platform include: - Encryption, ensuring the connection from a device to the SAP system is stable and secure - Workflow integration through email that launches Liquid UI for quick approvals - SAP session persistence even when network connectivity is lost or iOS app is shutdown - Barcode scanning is supported with the device's built-in camera. Third party scanning sleds will be supported soon. For more information about Liquid UI for iOS, the Liquid UI Platform and all GuiXT Products and Solutions, contact Synactive and its many global partners, including Capgemini, iTelligence, Linx/AS, and Optimal Solutions Integration. About Synactive, Inc.
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ERP implementation benchmark: Comparing SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft







The market share difference between SAP and everyone else is quite large. Selection rates.Given SAP's market share, it is no surprise the company often appears on procurement short lists, as indicated in this chart: Although SAP achieves the top spot in short lists, both Oracle and Microsoft are more frequently chosen than SAP. As the survey report states:the study suggests that after "assessing the available information, organizations are not easily convinced thatSAP is the best option." It is possible that SAP's reputation for being expensive and complicated to implement scares potential buyers. Implementation duration.According to the survey, Oracle projects show the largest gap between planned and actual implementation durations, as the graph shows: In general, Microsoft has the smallest implementations, relative to Oracle and SAP. Overall, 61% of all implementations reported in the survey run late. This number is not surprising because it is consistent with data from other research. The study also lists the reasons that projects run late. As listed in the table below, technical issues cause only a small percentage of projects to run late. More commonly, projects are late due organizational, business, and project management challenges. SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS The report presents the following overall summary information: SAP Largest share of the market Highest short-listing rate Lowest selection rate when short-listed Longest payback period Highest selection rate when short-listed Longest implementation duration Largest delta between planned and actual implementation duration Lowest percent of users who realized between 81- and 100-percent ofbenefits Microsoft Dynamics Smallest share of the market Lowest short-listing rate Highest percentage of users who realized between 81- and 100-percent ofbenefits CIO STRATEGY CONCLUSIONS The survey data suggests that Microsoft Dynamics is doing something right, despite its low market share. However, it is likely that Dynamics projects tend to be smaller than those from SAP or Oracle, which explains the shorter project and higher success rates. Oracle comes off worst among the three vendors, based on the lowest benefits realization and longest gap between planned and actual project duration. SAP has the longest payback period, suggesting these projects may involve greater business process complexity than is typical from the other vendors.
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SAP v Oracle: crm small business crm on demand Battle of the ERP Giants







Oracles focus is more around what it can provide through its stack of products all the way from servers and storage through database and middleware to business intelligence and applications both general purpose and more industry-specific, said Martens. SAP is looking over time to win over its customers who are currently using Oracle middleware and Oracle database to using SAP middleware, SAPs Sybase relational database and SAPs HANA in-memory computing platform. She viewed the acquisitions of both business intelligence pureplay Business Objects and mobile specialist Sybase as being key in reinvigorating SAP and expanding its portfolio to make it more competitive with Oracle across a wider swathe of products. She said the fight has moved beyond the bounds of an ERP contest. SAP has been more bullish about in-memory technology and cloud computing, but Oracle is now also pushing those strategies, she said. It could be argued that SAP has embraced cloud computing concepts more warmly than Oracle given Oracle leaderships continued public ambivalence about the benefits of multi-tenancy. She gives SAP the lead, too, in the SME side. SAP aims products specifically at small and midsized businesses with its Business One, Business ByDesign and Business All-in-One lines of software. Oracle may target some mid-market customers through its partners, but it doesnt offer specific mid-market products, aside from its manufacturing-focused JD Edwards ERP. That could change, though, with a simple acquisition a popular strategy for Oracle.
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Small Business Accounting Software












Accounting software thats user friendly should be the first item on the checklist. Business Accounting Software and Invoicing Small business accounting software should always start with invoicing. The management system should be able to perform the majority of bookkeeping functions when invoices are created. When an invoice is created, the system should be able to automatically post to all appropriate journals at the end of the business day. Examples of Automatic Journal Postings Sales Sales Tax Business Management Systems and Inventory Control Depending on the type of small business, a good management system should be able to keep track of product inventory. In a service related business the system should be able to track service charges or labor sales. Since it all starts with invoicing the product should be automatically deducted from inventory by part number or product code when an invoice is created. Some other considerations for inventory control by product code or part number may include: Automatic deduction from perpetual inventory At least 12 months of sales history by month Bin locations Create stock orders with stocking levels and reorder points Track special orders Ability to perform physical inventory counts Product fields like pricing, descriptions etc Business Accounting Software and General Ledgers Management system software should have good general ledger flexibility. It should allow the entrepreneur to create general ledgers as needed for easier analyses of financial statements. The system should automatically post from the journals to the general ledgers and then on to the financial statements. Accounting Software and Payroll Considerations Many businesses use a separate service for payroll. Incorporating payroll into a small business management system can result in some savings versus the expense of a payroll service. If payroll is incorporated into the bookkeeping software, make sure that all payroll transactions automatically transfer to the general ledgers.
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The Best Free Small Business Accounting Software







An inside look at how Inc. 500|5000 companies scale their businesses. Everything you need to know about hiring, team building, and company culture to take your business to the next level. Stay sharp with cutting-edge ideas, insights, and strategies for entrepreneurs. Inc. Wire How to Choose Business Accounting Software: Business Accounting Software Options Types of accounting products available The range of accounting software products available for small and mid-sized businesses has been growing steadily. Right now, there are a few general categories to choose from: small business payroll and accounting packages, more full-service business management programs, online Web-hosted applications, and free programs. Here is a run-down of each category and some of the popular products available for small to mid-sized firms: Small business payroll and accounting.
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Invoicing/Receivables Management Software aids small businesses.







Its ProfitStars() division today introduced BillSimple(TM) from iPay Solutions(TM), the electronic invoicing and receivables management system that simplifies how small business customers bill and collect receivables. A survey from Experian found that in 2012, on average, businesses waited 29.2 days for payments after issuing invoices and as a result paid their bills more than one week past due. iPay Solutions' BillSimple enables financial institutions to offer self-branded invoicing with the option to accept credit card and ACH payments. Now, businesses can invoice, collect, track, and manage receivables electronically on a single platform. By providing more flexible payment options, they are able to increase on-time payment collection and accelerate cash flow while enhancing customer satisfaction. Greg Adelson, group president of iPay Solutions, said, "Small businesses depend on consistent cash flow and on-time payments to reinvest back into the company. This valuable customer segment depends on its primary financial institution for efficient and effective financial management solutions, and we are excited to provide our financial institution clients with a competitively differentiating solution that can help them prosper. BillSimple also provides financial institutions with a new non-interest fee-based offering that can boost customer retention and revenue." BillSimple gives small businesses the flexibility to create custom invoices and easily import disparate customer data. The solution also enables them to leverage current merchant acquiring relationships to accept more credit card payments online and over the phone, as well as set up automatic recurring billing. For integrated ACH processing, BillSimple leverages ProfitStars' Enterprise Payment Solutions(TM) (EPS), which offer broad ACH transaction processing including single and recurring prearranged payment and deposits (PPD), corporate credit or debit (CCD), WEB (Internet) and TEL (telephone).
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50 Online Invoicing Apps for Small Businesses







At the back of the pack are Billing Boss (Free, 2.5 stars), Intuit Billing Manager (Free, 3 stars), and Wave Accounting (Free, 2 stars). These applications may not have scored the highest marks in our in-depth reviews, but they can prove valuable to the small business owner who wants to handle the accounting basics on the cheap. If you're looking for small business accounting software that's simpler and cheaper than QuickBooks Premier Edition 2011, check out the links below for in-depth reviews of six free alternatives that can save you cash and keep you from spending the majority of your day face-down in an instrument manual. And don't forget to check out our roundup of the best small business accounting software . Starting at $79 first month, $39/month thereafter QuickBooks Premier Edition 2011 and its more junior versions offers a superior blend of accounting tools, usability, and integration, but its size, and price, may prove overwhelming. Billing Boss Free Everything the product does right (no cost, simple interface and navigation, collaboration, etc.) is tainted by the fact that users must do (and redo) a lot of unnecessary data entry as they create invoices. It's recommended only if you want to retire your clunky credit card terminal for the convenience of your smartphone. Free You get it all with the free FreshBooks, which is easily the best of the free small business accounting applications: client and product/service records, easy invoice creation and dispatching, document-sharing and reports, and the best integration/smartphone support on the Web. Intuit Billing Manager Free Billing Manager helps you easily create and e-mail free, unlimited one-time and recurring invoices, and tracks payments and sales taxes. It's a surprisingly plain vanilla offering from accounting powerhouse Intuit. Outright Free Outright lacks some capabilitiesand some partner choicesthat would broaden its appeal. But the free application's innovation, security, and simplicity make it a good choice for the self-employed and very small businesses owner. Wave Accounting Free Wave Accounting is a new, free small business accounting site that lets you download transactions from financial institutions and quickly categorize them.
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Best accounting software for small businesses







Pricing starts at $30/mo. Billing Manager is an Intuit product, which says a lot. It is a completely free tool, web-based, and you can easily add merchant services to get paid by credit card. I presume it will integrate with Quickbooks, but couldnt find it stated on the site. ReceivePay offers two products: Secure Invoicing lets you create payment-enabled invoices directly from QuickBooks or Microsoft Word. The other product is a credit card payment software, so that people can pay you instantly from the invoice by credit card. No pricing information available without filling out a form. Moobiz is a suite of business products from CRM to project management to marketing. Of course, it has an invoicing app with a 30-day free trial and then lowest plan starts at approximately $25/mo. You can add other apps as needed. CheddarGetter gets points for a catchy, different name. They are aimed at the micro-payments and subscription type businesses. It would work well with other types, but if you have a recurring payment take a closer look. Has a free plan, then starts at $39/mo.
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How to Choose Business Accounting Software







There is an abundance of free and paid software available to help your small business stay on top of its finances. This article compiles the top accounting software and compares their features to help you make the right software choice for your small business. Common Features There is a lot of software available for small businesses. Choosing the right one can be difficult. Oftentimes, software seems overly loaded with bells and whistles with only marginal utility for your company, while other software has less functionality than Microsoft Excel. Though large companies can often afford to special order software tailored to their needs, this is not a feasible option for most small businesses. Aside from basic accounting capabilities, most software has expanded into full-fledged suites. Some features include: General ledgers a simple interface of accounts payable vs.
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Sanjay Poonen, The Face Of SAP's Mobile Division, Just Took On One Of VMware's Toughest Jobs








Newsbyte: SAP Business One Application Reaches 40,000 Customers With 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.







Now, at VMware, he's got an equally daunting task: To convince IT professionals to use VMware's "desktop virtualization" software. This lets any device run Windows and corporate apps over a network connection, rather than as software installed on the device. VMware competes with Citrix in this area and has had a number of executives leading the charge. In 2012 it acquired a company called Wanova for an undisclosed sum. Wanova's tech became a new desktop product called Horizon Mirage launched earlier this year. The CEO of Wanova, Sebastiano Tevarotto, stayed on as a vice president to lead the End-User Computing unit for a mere 10 months leaving in March, according to his LinkedIn profile . CORRECTED: Chalamish had been the general manager of the unit since 2011, before the acquisition of Wanova. He is being replaced by Poonen. Chalamish had been with VMware since 2009 and is leaving VMware to become a venture capitalist funding Israeli companies, VMware confirmed. In an email with Business Insider, Poonen told us he was "very excited ... I see a huge opportunity to help extend the great brand of VMware from the data center to the desktop." Plus, he joked, "the best part is my commute doesn't change." (VMware's parking lot is across the street from the Palo Alto SAP office.) There's a lot of churn going on among VMware's execs since VMware's new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, stepped in a year ago . Besides Chalamish, other recent departures include early employee Jerry Chen, who left his job as vice president of Cloud and Application Services to become a VC at Greylock Partners; Mike Clayville, former vice president of marketing for VMware's cloud who left to help Amazon build a new enterprise sales staff as vice president of worldwide commercial sales; and Tod Nielsen who had been leading VMware's platform-as-a-service cloud Cloud Foundry who became CEO of Heroku, the Salesforce.com-owned direct competitor. UPDATED: VMware sent us this statement: "Boaz Chalamish has been a key executive at VMware since he joined the company in 2009, first helping to create VMware's management business unit, then taking over as head of the company's end-user computing business in 2011. During this time, he has helped these emerging businesses achieve outstanding results to become strategic assets in helping to deliver on our company priorities of software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing, including the successful launch of the VMware Horizon Suite in February 2013. Boaz announced internally in May that he would be leaving VMware to pursue his interest in the venture business with a focus on Israeli companies, and he will remain with the company through the end of August.
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chose SAP based on its ability to deliver business solutions that enable organizations to become more adaptable, responsive and profitable. With the help of SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support. The application has also helped automate and integrate all accounting and financial processes across the organization and provide timely and accurate financial information. "SAP Business One enables small and emerging companies like 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. to remain nimble while competing with larger, global players," said Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni, chairman and CEO, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. "By delivering an easy-to-use and intuitive user experience, the application helps us manage back-office operations in limited time and in a manner that is most efficient to us. As the 40,000th customer, we are a testament to SAP's clear commitment to providing integrated solutions that help today's SMEs do business on a global scale." Working with 635 partners globally, SAP Business One has achieved steady growth to become the company's best-selling ERP application (as measured in number of customers) since its introduction in March 2002. Used in more than 150 countries and available in 41 country localizations and 27 languages, SAP Business One is an easy-to-use, affordable and fast-to-implement solution with low total cost of ownership for SMEs as well as affiliates and subsidiaries of larger companies. The application covers key processes needed to run an end-to-end business, including accounting and financials; sales, service and customer relationships; warehousing, inventory and distribution; purchasing and operations; human resources; and reporting. For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.
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SAP ERP System Uncovers $41M in Accounting Errors





CP Ships gained new visibility into its financial operations as a result of its ongoing installation of SAP

It certainly didnt help SAP meet the expectations of analysts when it last reported quarterly earnings in January. So how is SAP supposedly doing this? blog url Discounts. Large discounts on apps and business intelligence products coupled with no discounts on database and mobile products have the effect, Goldmacher argues, of making it look as though the database and mobile products are growing faster than they are. Absent the uneven application of discounts by product, the database and mobile businesses are materially lower growth businesses and investors are overly confident in the ability of these two product lines to impact the model in the near to intermediate term, he wrote. I asked SAP spokesman Jim Dever about all this. He said that no such discounting is taking place.
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Mental Accounting Explains Why You Buy Things You Don't Need





SAP

Songini September 6, 2004 12:00 PM ET Computerworld - An ongoing installation of SAP AG's financial software at a London-based container shipping firm has exposed flaws in its legacy accounting systems, forcing the company to lower its earnings over the past three years by a total of $41 million. Officials at CP Ships Ltd. said the SAP rollout itself contributed to the need for the restatement, which was announced last month. Demands placed on business units while the software was being installed early this year led to delays in transferring information between shipping operations and the finance department, making it hard to update cost estimates in a timely manner. The processing of actual cost data was also delayed, CP Ships said. On the plus side, the company said the SAP applications have delivered new visibility into its financial operations. The installation "revealed some deficiencies in former systems and related business and accounting processes, for which corrective action has been taken and continues," CP Ships said in a statement. The use of the software has also improved financial controls on transactions and account balances, particularly ones involving different internal operating units, said CP Ships. That helped executives identify $8 million in erroneous account balances that had been reported as part of the company's financial results for 2003 and this year's first quarter. CP Ships rolled out the SAP-based system to five of its seven lines of business in January, Chief Financial Officer Ian Webber said during a webcast briefing about the restatement and the company's second-quarter results. Webber noted that the software has also allowed CP Ships to improve its financial reconciliation procedures. CP Ships gained new visibility into its financial operations as a result of its ongoing installation of SAP's software. The company is working to strengthen its accounting operations through steps such as using the SAP applications to speed up the processing of financial data and customer invoices, Webber said.
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UTS Business School bakes SAP into courses







The courses will be offered as either standalone subjects or as part of a Master of Business in Accounting. Bean-counting is the focus on the new courses, two of which are foundation level affairs consisting of a Certificate 1 in Accounting with SAP ERP and another subject titled Cost and Operations Management with SAP ERP. Four advanced courses offer: Certificate 2 in Accounting with SAP ERP Management Accounting with SAP ERP Sales and Distribution Management with SAP ERP Procurement and Inventory Management with SAP ERP SAP's saying the courses were created to create the workforce industry says it wants, but can't find. UTS' Associate Professor Bernhard Wieder sang from the same hymn sheet, saying in a canned statement We know that a large number of organisations use enterprise systems to do their accounting and that they are looking for employees with the knowledge, practical skills and ability in SAP enterprise solutions. He declares himself excited to address this shortage, which is a problem not only in Australia and New Zealand, but in many markets around the world. One of Australia's largest exports is higher education, so Wieder's mention of the world is not entirely press-release puffery: it's feasible graduates of these courses could fan out across the world to bring SAP accountacy lore to the planet. The courses will use a blended style, with face-to-face content from UTS Business School academics and online content from SAP uAcademy. Classes start in mid-2013. This partnership is not the first time UTS has teamed with a large IT vendor, as it has for several years worked with Cisco on an Internetworking Program that makes heavy use of Cisco certification curricula.
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SAP Accused of Inflating HANA Growth Numbers







With the help of SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support. The application has also helped automate and integrate all accounting and financial processes across the organization and provide timely and accurate financial information. "SAP Business One enables small and emerging companies like 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. to remain nimble while competing with larger, global players," said Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni, chairman and CEO, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. "By delivering an easy-to-use and intuitive user experience, the application helps us manage back-office operations in limited time and in a manner that is most efficient to us. As the 40,000th customer, we are a testament to SAP's clear commitment to providing integrated solutions that help today's SMEs do business on a global scale." Working with 635 partners globally, SAP Business One has achieved steady growth to become the company's best-selling ERP application (as measured in number of customers) since its introduction in March 2002.
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Newsbyte: SAP® Business One Application Reaches 40,000 Customers With 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.







People mentally create spending accounts with implied budgets for activities like entertainment, food, travel, and clothing. If they feel like theyve overspent in one category, they will delay needed purchases in that specific category even though they still spend on other items. A Princeton study showed this effect by asking participants to react to the following scenarios: Imagine you just arrived at a theater and as you reach into your pocket to pull out the $10 ticket you purchased in advance, you discover that its missing. Would you fork over another $10 to see the movie? Compare that to a second scenario in which you did not buy the ticket in advance, but when you arrive at the theater, you discover you had lost a $10 bill on the way. Would you still buy a movie ticket? Even though they have the same value, only 46% of those who lost the ticket were willing to buy a replacement, while 88% of those who lost the equivalent amount in cash were willing to buy a ticket. In the first case, the participants reported that they felt they were paying $20 for the movie because they were withdrawing additional money from their entertainment budget while in the other, the lost money came out of an overhead budget. By contrast, at work were often willing to transfer budget from one category to another. For example, if your travel budget is down to zero but you need to visit an important client, its likely that you can use available funds from the third-party consulting budget instead. The impact on cash flow is the same. Like financial accounting, mental accounting requires people to periodically close the books. As Ive previously blogged , taxi drivers seem to balance their mental books on a daily basis.
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SAP launches disaster recovery function for Sybase Server [Global Data Point]





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The low impact, warm standby service uses database replication software for high-speed transaction log replication that enables real-time failover to a secondary site and failback to the primary site when operation is restored. The new functionality provides disaster recovery, enabling SAP Business Suite applications running on SAP Sybase ASE avoid the cost and business risks of downtime during system disruptions. Log-based transactional replication technology in SAP Sybase Replication Server creates a secondary site or multiple secondary sites at any distance from the primary site without degrading the performance of the primary site. The technology enables users to distribute and synchronise data across geographies to multiple systems, provide real-time availability of application data for reporting servers and data warehouses and migrate data to new databases, hardware or OS platforms, while supporting industry regulations requiring strict transaction tracking. SAP Sybase Replication Server is currently available for both new and existing runtime customers of SAP Sybase ASE at no additional cost. (c) 2013 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
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Xero unruffled by unlikely challenger SAP







Ad Feedback Meanwhile, MYOB EXO is being marketed as the "next step" in MYOB's product range with modules supporting finance, job costing, point of sale, fixed assets, customer management, reporting and inventory control. It can also be delivered as a cloud suite. Auckland-based Enprise sells and services both SAP systems and MYOB EXO. Chief executive Mark Loveys said all the major accounting firms are pushing clients towards cloud solutions, but there is still demand for on-premise systems. "It's quite a mixed market at the moment," he said. "It's become quite common to have that discussion about what is the best structure." Loveys said the difference between Netsuite and Xero on one hand, and MYOB EXO and SAP's cloud software on the other, is that the latter offer "single tenancy" as opposed to multi-tenancy in their cloud deployments. Loveys compared multi tenancy to riding a bus, where you take service changes on the chin. For some companies, with complex processes, better control over change timetables is required and that comes with single tenancy.
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Utility Billing Management System








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The system, designed for Windows 95/98/NT, allows the utility to collect meter readings manually or with a hand held computer and offers over 45 standard management reports. Use the main menu to access all functions within the system. The menu has been designed for ease of use and simplicity of operation. The company information screen is where users assign all information about their company and set up the defaults that are used throughout the system. Defaults allow users to set up common data elements once; then anywhere they are used in the system, the default value is placed in that field. However, these items may be changed on an individual basis whenever the user requires. All items are available on one screen by simply selecting a tab. Tabs available on the company information screen are miscellaneous, bill messages, user defined charges, user defined fees, and rates and taxes. The account information screen allows the user to add, edit, delete, or view all the information necessary for each customer. As with the company information screen, all information for the customer is available on one screen by selecting a tab. Available tabs include special instructions, history information, charges, notes, usage, deposits, meter information, rates and taxes, other charges, and current payments. ProSon Utility Solutions, 355 Elmira Rd. N., Suite 104, Richardson, TX 75081.
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Utility Billing Management System

Otherwise, you may be committing to a system that is going to be much more expensive to implement and maintain based on unsubstantiated and invalid reasoning. The most significant reason to choose a hosted e-billing system may be that it costs less. Hosted systems have virtually no start-up costs and cost less to operate and maintain. Because of this, it is easier to cancel or switch vendors as your needs change. With a non-hosted system, you are heavily invested in infrastructure costs and are certainly not as flexible in your ability to cancel or switch, unless money is no object at your company. Hosted systems take much less time to implement than non-hosted systems, which means a quicker path to legal cost savings. Also, from a start-up cost standpoint, hosted systems require little involvement by company IT personnel, which can be a very significant issue. Apart from the fact that IT must be heavily involved in the installation of a non-hosted system, they must continue to be involved to perform equipment and software maintenance, such as daily back-ups, security scans, and patches (software upgrades). Unless your company is different from other insurers, IT resources are already spread pretty thin.
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LTE Demands Billing, Charging System Advancements







Are client references available for you to call? Are demo disks of the software available? What is the availability and accessibility of system set-up, training and support, as well as the approximate cost of these essential items? Does the company have the capability to import data from your previous billing system if necessary, what is the cost for this service, and have they been successful with this? What are the hardware and networking requirements recommended by the software vendor for optimum efficiency? What is the cost of their basic system and what is included? What additionalproducts are available at an extra charge to enhance the basic software package? Contrary to popular belief, the cost of a billing management software generally has no direct correlation with the capabilities or customer satisfaction ratings of the software vendor! Medical billing/office management software packages can range in price from under $2,000 to in excess of $25,000, depending on the bells and whistles many of the software companies offer in addition to their basic packages. Most billing software packages on the market today are completely functional when utilized by appropriately educated personnel, however, keep these important ideas in mind as you shop for a software package for your medical practice. Not many physician offices today still depend solely on patient ledger cards and a daily log sheet the benefits of a good computerized billing system far outweigh the time consuming, duplicative efforts required by the paper systems of the past. Todays medical offices work with systems that allow the physicians practice features such as computerized appointment scheduling, electronic chart documentation, integrated test result reporting, electronic claims billing, electronic payment reconciliation, complete accounts receivable tracking, and internal collection modules, all of which allow the efficiency, accountability and oversight that could never have been possible with a paper process.
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Selecting the right billing system







In a survey of 80 operators worldwide, Dublin-based Openet found that 70 percent believe Intelligent Network (IN)-based charging systems will be replaced with real-time, online charging systems (OCS) within the next four years. An even larger number (87 percent) of respondents said that most operators will replace existing billing solutions with real-time charging. The introduction of LTE is driving more sophisticated charging and billing requirements that legacy infrastructures were never designed to handle," said Chris Hoover, VP of marketing at Openet. "As they expand their service catalog to better serve customers and compete, operators know that modern, flexible, real-time charging is critical." The survey also revealed that real-time charging must support rapid time to market for new services. Seventy-nine percent of operators said that a centralized offer catalog is important in accelerating time to market. Also, there's a growing trend toward on-device interaction with subscribers that is managed by charging systems 74 percent said the top strategy for increasing ARPU and loyalty involves providing on-device purchases and activation. Openet's report also shows the increasing role charging plays in helping operators stay ahead of the competition. Seventy-nine percent said real-time charging enables service innovation. Openet is a provider of real-time transaction management software and services. Follow senior online managing editor @Craig_Galbraith on Twitter.
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Evaluating E-Billing Systems







Subscribers on those systems who exceed a monthly data cap of 300 GB will be charged $10 for each additional 50 GB if they bust the data cap four times within a 12-month period, Comcast said on its customer care website. Comcast is also offering $5 monthly discounts to light Internet users similar to one of the options Time Warner Cable ( NYSE: TWC ) offers in every state within its footprint except for Hawaii. Comcast said subscribers who take its "Economy Plus" tier will receive monthly credits of $5 on their bills if they consume less than 5 GB of data each month. Subscribers who download more than 5 GB of data will be charged $1 per gigabyte. Comcast began experimenting with usage-based billing last year on its systems in Nashville, Tenn., and Tucson, Ariz. In Tucson, it has raised its standard 300 GB data cap if subscribers order one of its premium broadband tiers. Subscribers who buy its 105 Mbps tier get a data cap of 500 GB, and customers who take its Extreme 50 tier get a 450 GB cap. Comcast used the trial in Nashville to test the model of charging $10 overage fees to subscribers who exceed its 300 GB monthly cap. Savannah is a noteworthy choice for one of the markets Comcast is using for the broadband billing tests it will kick off Sept. 1.
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Virgin Mobile tweaks billing system for new TCP code





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The adaptations typically relate to accounting for usage.Vodafone said it didnt need to make any system configuration changes to offer the alerts. Virgin Mobile previously provided a running tally for customers of calls made and data used each month. However, this could not be viewed as a rolling percentage of how much included value or data quota it represented on a customer's plan. A call might be calculated to cost $10 based on the telco's charge rates, and appear as such in the customer's running tally, but actually be included free of charge under the customer's plan terms. Mandatory usage alert notifications require telcos to be able to accurately inform customers how they are tracking with respect to the inclusions of their plan. Virgin Mobile needed to change the configuration of its CSG Singleview billing system to make that level of accuracy possible. It had previously waited until the end of each month before working out how to properly account for raw voice and data costs run up by the customer. Now, as a voice call or data session ends and is ' rated ' (costed), Virgin automatically engages its billing system to work out what that usage means in terms of the inclusions of the user's plan. Customers are given a more accurate picture of how their usage correlates with the caps or included value of their plan they no longer need to perform their own calculations or wait until the end of the month to find out what they are to be billed for. It fundamentally changed the way we bill our customers, Virgin Mobile CIO Graham Milne toldiTnews. "[The billing system] previously had the ability to send out an SMS if customers used more than a certain amount, so the notification component was already there.
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SAP Supports Customer Growth in Emerging Markets by Combining SAP® ERP With Mobile, Analytic and Cloud Innovations








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This integrated and comprehensive modern offering enables companies new to SAP to implement a system optimized to their specific needs, allowing for scalability at affordable cost. SAP ERP Foundation Extension addresses the specific needs of fast-growing companies in emerging and established markets to run their business in real time and is based on the proven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP ERP, which has been optimized for use with SAP HANA. Underlining the importance of this new offering for emerging markets, the announcement was made at an SAP customer conference being held today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The offer has also been introduced at customer events in Shanghai, China, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mumbai, India. Additional events in other fast-growing markets will follow this quarter. Powered by SAP HANA and enhanced with application innovations in mobile, analytics and cloud, SAP ERP Foundation Extension spans mission-critical core processes -- such as finance, human resources, IT management, manufacturing, procurement, sales and service and compliance -- and can be deployed flexibly on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. To help accelerate business productivity and efficiency, it offers industry best practices, unparalleled integration tools, role-based controlled access and extensions for basic business processes via cloud, analytics and mobile solutions. Deployment options for SAP ERP Foundation Extension range from the established on-premise landscapes to hybrid models to private cloud environments, such as the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, first introduced in May, or any SAP partner cloud offering. Additionally, various SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, delivered either by the SAP Consulting organization or the vibrant ecosystem of more than 3,700 SAP services partners, can accelerate time to value. The offerings will also be available for indirect sales, and gives 3,900 SAP channel partners and value-added resellers (VARs) the opportunity to enhance their own industry-specific SAP Business All-in-One solutions. Mission-Critical Capabilities Included as Part of Standard Offering SAP ERP Foundation Extension combines SAP ERP with a range of innovative capabilities in a tailored bundle of applications, including: -- SAP Business Objects(TM) business intelligence (BI) solutions for access to the most requested applications in the renowned analytics portfolio, with ability to tailor reports, blending analytics into operations -- SAP Access Control application for enablement of full compliance early on and ability to deploy a holistic role-based concept from the start -- SAP Fiori(TM) apps for increased employee productivity and end-user acceptance with Web-based apps on any device, as introduced at SAPPHIRE NOW in 2013 -- SAP Cloud for Sales solution for instant sales force enablement with a lean, intuitive cloud-based solution -- SAP NetWeaver Process Integration software for integration of third-party legacy systems to help ensure seamless business operations -- SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On software for an enhanced user experience with no redundant system log-on by the end-user -- SAP HANA and the benefits of the planned SAP HANA Live offerings intended to protect IT investment Rapid-Deployment Solutions Help Ensure Quick Implementation SAP Rapid Deployment solutions bring together preconfigured best practice business processes and implementation services to accelerate time to value while helping customers leverage proven business experiences. SAP Rapid Deployment solutions enable speedy implementation of SAP ERP Foundation Extension for all major elements, including SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA, SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite, SAP Fiori and SAP Access Control.
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The Business Case for Strategic Philanthropy





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Furthermore, in an age where professionals want more than a paycheck, and in fact, want to work at a company they believe has a strong social purpose, programs like that of SAPs are the building blocks to employee engagement and entrenching themselves as solid, responsive stakeholders. For SAP, this is not just about keeping smiles on the faces of employees at its Waldorf headquarters, or Palo Alto and other regional officesestablishing programs for social good is also a way to groom and develop local talent to sustain the companys long-term future. Last week, I spoke on the telephone with Brittany Lothe, SAPs Director of Global CSR, to learn more about the companys approach towards strategic philanthropy. What is it that we can do as a business that can fundamentally change peoples lives for the better? Brittany Lothe of SAP SAP has already entrenched itself in several emerging markets, such as South Africa , for almost as long as the company has existed. With its oft-repeated mantra of providing software site products that make the world better, the company is on a mission to foster a supportive business climate. For communities and countries, such work of SAP and other firms helps boost economic opportunities that are much needed where youth employment is a stubborn challenge. And depending on the nature of its software donations, varying results will bear fruita healthier population, a stronger business climate and a more educated workforce. SAP will need both skilled employees and successful customers; entrepreneurs who can develop services that complement the companys suite of products; and of course, healthier and more mobile communities to help SAP maintain and grow its business worldwide. Donations of technology help expand access to health, and in this photo, banking Some may call this shared value, Michael Porters concept firms such as Nestle are quick to espouse.
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Eight months later, in the wake of overwhelmingly positive partner feedback, SAP is expanding its Follow Your PSA campaign to 32 PSAs working with partners worldwide, including Western Europe, CIS, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. According to SAP PSA Adel Abed, who has many of his partners as followers, Twitter posts work because they deliver quick, timely, relevant updates in a medium they already use each day. But unlike consumer-oriented usage of Twitter, business-to-business tweets are more about quality than quantity. When I spoke with Abed recently, he told me that partners dont want another source of mass information. By following their PSAs tweets, they can access the information most relevant to their priorities when they need it. In fact, business-to-business usage of social media like Twitter continues to grow. Studies show that 80 percent of business-to-business marketers use Twitter to distribute content. Companies like SAP are finding that tweets promote a relaxed mindset, making partners and other audiences more receptive to messages and likelier to take action so everyone wastes less time. SAP Partners who follow their PSAs can check tweets at their convenience. Most important, tweets contain useful information that they care about like reminders about training and certification sessions, deadline alerts for product development, and other enablement programs. Feedback from partners inthe original pilot such as Data One , MDSAP TR, and Detay Danismanlik Bilgisayar bears out the positive response. With our PSAs tweets, we are now able to find and follow many updates on one single platformour PSA puts all the pieces together for us in one basket, and that is Twitter. It is always a challenge to keep track of webinars and trainings and get directed to the right people. Twitter triggers us to click on the link and register for the event instantly. Partners need a strong liaison to help them stay on top of new trends and solutions. Our PSAs insights deliver it completely. All of our email in-boxes are full, so private Twitter messages are a good alternative. Having access to tweets on my mobile device means I can get immediate information with links to documents I can use right away even if Im out of the office. Twitter posts can serve as a conversation starter or springboard to action, capturing partner attention and pointing them to further resources.
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Twitter Means Business at SAP: Timing is Everything for Partner Success





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"It's a new interface for us. We enter a new volume business with an on-demand solution. This is the most important announcement I've made in my career." Among the key details from the statement ( SAP also has an FAQ ): Kagermann said SAP didn't impose any design limitations. "From the beginning we designed it for end to end processes with a user interface people can tailor depending on roles and responsibilities," said Kagermann. "I believe what you see today is something no one else can offer." SAP will charge $149 per month per user with "lower price points for efficiency users." That means companies needing limited access to software will be $54 a month for a set of five users. The application is available in the U.S. and Germany for a few pilot customers. Early customers in China, France and the United Kingdom can now sign up. Among the first 20 live customers in Germany and the United States are STEMME AG, a utility and sports aircraft manufacturer; Judge Consulting Group, a provider of business technology consulting services; MANTZ airmotions GmbH & Co.
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SAP Co-CEO: Business ByDesign 'is Not a Fantasy'





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But a bigger problem has been the inability to take the domain knowledge that exists within a company like SAP and turn that into pre-built, highly-verticalized, analytical solutions that anticipate problems, identify them to the relevant users, and suggest or direct corrective action. The reason why this kind of analytical solution hasnt to date dominated companies like SAP is simple: there was too much growth to be had just getting the world to buy into a modern, back-office transaction system. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and pretty much everyone else in this industry made the choice to grow the easy way, and did so until recently with little or no question about whether they were on the right path or not. This model hummed along well until two simultaneous problems smacked the vendors right in the kisser. The first is that growth started to stagnate an inevitable result of market saturation and the second was that line of business users and even a few forward thinking CIOs started looking for more value, more innovation, and more competitive differentiation from their ERP systems, and what they realized they had instead was software that leveled the playing field, but not much else. Meanwhile, a lot of innovative start-ups began showing what a company could do with highly verticalized analytical software, and it was obvious that there was something in this new industry focus for everyone: Going into verticalized analytics could not only give vendors like SAP something else to sell to existing customers, they could potentially greatly expand the number of users at a given customer site, as these advanced analytics permeated the fertile, untapped ground for business-level analysis. And the line of business buyer and CIO could start buying software that actually made a competitive difference to their executives, instead of something ERP that was functioning more like a boring utility than an exciting, competitive technology. Where were the BI tools vendors like Business Objects while this problem was playing out in the ERP market?
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Why Did SAP buy Business Objects?







Chude Osiegbu, Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to problems that its clients face in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said, We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market. SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing. Osiegbu disclosed that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning solutions were fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He said companies were replacing their old business systems with ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the benefits of using SAP for businesses, he stated that SAP delivered systems are modern and efficient, with a support infrastructure unparalleled in the software industry. He added, SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide. Those numbers are estimated to grow as more and more enterprises jump on the SAP ERP bandwagon. Corroborating this, the SAP Partner Manager Account Manager, Mrs. Ayokanmi Ayuba, sid using SAP ERP suite in providing business solutions was a step to organisational success. She said SAP had been tried and trusted and with Axels presence in Port-Harcourt Nigeria, provision of SAP business solutions was not far-fetched.
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VMware Hires Ex-SAP Exec to Head End User Computing Business







In-memory processing in the upcoming release supplies another jolt of performance. "We're keeping all transactional data at any time in main memory," Zinow said. He demonstrated how a user could quickly drill into various aspects of a transaction, examining data from various viewpoints, with the application rarely appearing to write back to or read from the database. Other improvements, such as to system management, will be less apparent to users. "We've worked a lot in the last two years to get all of the upgrade processes, data migration, backup and recovery, to automate this as much as we could." Meanwhile, although multitenancy is a big theme for 2.5, customers will still have a single-tenant option. But it will cost more, Zinow said. Speaking of money, SAP is no longer using revenue as a yardstick for Business ByDesign's success, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said during a press conference Monday. "We will measure our success in the number of customers running the software," he said. In addition, it is too early to provide numbers regarding future customer growth, he said. SAP needs to be more aggressive, in an "un-SAP-like" way, if it hopes to gain new customers for Business ByDesign, given all the "loud guys in the SaaS market" like Salesforce.com and NetSuite, said 451 Group analyst China Martens, before the conference began. Moreover, non-SAP customers who are kicking the tires on a variety of SaaS (software as a service) applications may also "have a very negative connotation and view of the company," Martens said. "How do you change that?" At the same time, SAP could also position Business ByDesign at "unhappy SAP users who have one foot out the door," she said.
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SAP rolls out SAP Business ByDesign





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SAP has made other moves recently in the user-experience realm. Last October, it showcased a product called AppDesigner, which allows users to create simple applications in a drag-and-drop manner. Yet another product, Fiori, features more than 25 cross-platform applications focused on the most popularly used SAP functions and processes. Other alternatives Third-party vendors are also offering alternative ways to interact with SAP back-end systems. On Wednesday, Synactive announced a new version of its GUIXT Liquid UI client for SAP, which provides access to the system from iOS devices. In one sense, SAPs UI-related endeavors provide it with a hedge against the fact that no new major version of its flagship Business Suite is in sight. SAP announced the current edition in 2009 and has committed to mainstream support for the release until 2020. SAP is also rolling out a series of enhancement packs that it says provide new features without the work involved in a full-blown upgrade.
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SAP, AXEL target South-South market with solutions







However, the recent release of Business Objects 4.0 solves that problem, with a unified interface, a common data-access layer and other improvements, Lucas says. While acknowledging that 4.0 is a step in the right direction, Evelson maintains that SAP has more integration work to do under the covers. The other problem with 4.0 is its late arrival. Originally, SAP talked about a general availability date in 2010. Then it held a launch event in February of this year, where it said the release would be in May. In the end, the date slipped to mid-September. When a vendors late by a few weeks or months, its one thing, Evelson says. But with yearlong delays, how can you as a buyer make plans and depend on them? SAP held off the general release for legitimate and important reasons, according to Lucas: We set some pretty stringent go-live criteria for ourselves. If we didnt get to those, we werent going to go live. Only a handful of customers participating in the 4.0 ramp-up programSAPs name for when products are out of beta but not yet in mainstream releasewere still experiencing some issues by the end, he adds. Some of it was implementation, some of it was customers requesting features that werent really bug [fixes], Lucas says. The Score Arch Coal is currently running version 3.1 of the Business Objects BI suite with solid success, says Jamie Oswald, a senior BI analyst there. The mining company, which doesnt run any other applications from SAP, is looking to upgrade to 4.0 probably at the beginning of next year, Oswald says. Right now, work on upgrading the companys mining supply chain software is a top Apriority. I like the Business Objects road map of bringing these tools together and still making them platform-agnostic, Oswald says.
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SAP business resource planning customers can now snazz up their user interface





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Poonen, whose background reads like an IT whos who with executive roles at Symantec (SYMC), Veritas and Informatica (INFA) following software engineering stints at Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL), is tasked with handling strategy, products, engineering and delivery across all of VMwares end user computing solutions. Boiled down to the basics, his job will be to get IT pros to use VMwares desktop virtualization technology, a task that Boaz Chalamish, who has been at the company since 2009 and headed the End User Computing unit for the past two years, served notice internally last May that he would relinquish his role this month in favor of the venture capital business, according to VMware. "Sanjay brings a wealth of software industry experience that will be key to VMwares success as we drive further growth in our end user computing business, said Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive. As VMware continues its strategic focus on the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end user computing, we continue to strengthen our executive bench. We believe Sanjay is a distinguished leader whose expertise will be invaluable as we continue delivering the products and solutions customers need to enable a more secure and mobile workforce. Right at the top of reasons as to why Poonens hiring is important to VMware is the virtualization vendor is staking a portion of its growth strategy on the End User Computing groupwhich also houses cloud storage and application managementalong with software-defined data center and the hybrid cloud. Even though VMware refrains from breaking out the unit's revenue in its financial reporting, the company has allowed its growth is in the mid-teens compared to last year. Poonen said he took the job for the opportunity to command the end user computing market. VMware is uniquely positioned to help customers thrive in the era of mobile, social and cloud computing, he said. VMware has made tremendous progress in helping customers connect end users to their data, applications, content and desktops with enterprise-class control and security.
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Nigeria: SAP Partners Axel Enterprise Systems On Business Solutions







According to a Co-Director Axel, Mr. Chude Osiegbu , Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to client problems in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said: "We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market." He explained the meaning of SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing, and maintained that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He also revealed that currently, many companies replace their old business systems with the best-of-breed ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the numerous benefits of using SAP for businesses, Osiegbu stated that SAP delivers systems that are modern and highly efficient, with a support infrastructure that is unparalleled in the software industry. In addition he said: "SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide. Those numbers are estimated to grow as more and more enterprises jump on the SAP ERP bandwagon." Corroborating this position, the SAP Partner Manager Account Manager, Ayokanmi Ayuba, who was present at the event, made it clear that using SAP ERP suite in providing business solutions is a step to organisational success. She said SAP had been tried and trusted and with Axel's presence in Port-Harcourt Nigeria, provision of SAP business solutions is not far-fetched. She encouraged all companies present to grab this opportunity, by joining the winning companies, who already use SAP.
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How To Choose The Right Small Business Billing Software








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6) Reporting Producing accurate reports in seconds is something you no longer have to dream about. In fact it is a necessity in todays competitive market. Ensure your billing software can calculate information on sales based on date, salesperson and customer type. If you operate a B2B business, another key performance indicator may be dispatch totals, based on date, and employee. But one important thing to remember about software you can only get out what you put in. So if you are looking for a specific report, make sure that information is being recorded by your billing software package. 7) Backup Ive seen first-hand how devastating a hardware failure can be. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of data can be destroyed in seconds if you do not have a backup procedure in place.
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Savannah, GA, October 23, 2012 --( PR.com )-- The health and medical is a large industry catering to a market that is pretty much everyone. Everybody gets sick and needs health care regardless of age, gender or background. And so it is understandable why this industry is so large and its services are so vast. Some of the major challenges that large industries catering to such a large market such as this, involve the area of the financial transactions. The medical billing process is repetitive and the data has so many variants, and the patients receiving the medical bills are endless. Medical billing is a meticulous and heavy process for the medical staff, and the endless number of patients waiting to receive their bills makes this process take up a lot of time and prone to mistakes. HealthPac comes up with a solution for this by providing a medical billing software. HealthPac offers an automated Medical Billing Company Software for medical and health industries to help eliminate healthcare revenue leakage. Medical billing is a repetitive process that is endless as long as there are patients being served.
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Security is programmed to provide screen and field level security for any user. Each field can be defined for a user as hide, display only or full access. All the system functions are designed to save time and therefore money in completing each task. The cash receipts payment processing interface posts payments and reconciles balances against what was paid and what should have been paid. Balance billing of secondary payers is automatically initiated to increase collections and speed payment from secondary pay sources. The payments can be selected and sorted to display just the tickets that meet a certain set of criteria. For example invoices can be selected for a particular Medicare EOB and sorted in the same sequence as they are on the EOB. Then simply click the records you want to pay and the cash posting is done.
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Medical Billing Software from HealthPac







government contractors and project-focused businesses, GCS Premier v5.0 comes with user interface that offers role-based navigation and process-driven workflows. Premier Billing embeds functionality within Microsoft Excel 2007 to aid billing processes. Pre-built and customizable templates facilitate fast invoicing, while data security is maintained to ensure Defense Contractors Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance. (Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.) Original Press Release USA Deltek Announces General Availability of GCS Premier 5.0 Growth-minded government contractors and project-focused businesses benefit from role-based interfaces, more efficient billing processes, reduced training expenses and improved government audit compliance. With GCS Premier 5.0, we've seen some of our billing go from 90 minutes to 60 seconds per invoice and we're starting to see faster billing cycles. As an added benefit, the invoices are easier for our clients to follow Herndon, VA September 2, 2008 - Deltek, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused organizations, announced the general availability of GCS Premier version 5.0. The GCS Premier 5.0 release delivers unparalleled enhancements to the industry's leading project accounting solution for small to medium U.S. government contractors. Deltek's GCS Premier 5.0 provides customers important and innovative enhancements including: New User Interface A new user interface makes navigation faster and easier through improved look and feel and adds role-based navigation providing an additional layer of efficiency and compliance. Additionally, the new interface will provide increased productivity and lower training costs through process-driven workflows.
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HealthTech Solutions Group Acquires Billing and Claims Management Software Company GAFFEY







Plano, TX / Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 HealthTech Solutions Group (and affiliated entities), a leading cloud-based revenue cycle management software business serving more than 150 hospitals and $10 Billion in net patient revenue, announced the acquisition of GAFFEY, a pioneer in the eligibility and billing segments of the hospital revenue cycle software industry. The combination of HealthTech and GAFFEY creates an end-to-end revenue cycle software company dedicated to optimizing revenue capture and collection efficiency. The combined business offers hospitals and healthcare providers a unique and robust set of software tools that span the revenue cycle, including: Best-in-class technology-based solutions for: Patient Eligibility, Billing/Claims Management, Denial Management, Contract Calculation, Follow-up and Collections, Workflow Automation, and Business Intelligence Services and BPO Solutions for: Collections, Revenue Recovery Solutions, Billing Bridge Routine Consulting, and Best Practices Management The acquisition is backed by HealthTechs private equity sponsor, Altaris Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively in the healthcare industry. We are thrilled about becoming part of HealthTech and to be joining the Altaris portfolio of companies, said HunMi Pak, CEO of GAFFEY and President of the combined business. Their breadth of experience in building successful technology companies coupled with the deep domain expertise of the Altaris and HealthTech teams, provides GAFFEY with vast resources to draw upon as we embark on the next chapter of growth of our software and solutions to our customers. Derek Morkel, HealthTechs CEO commented on the acquisition, We are extremely excited about the addition of GAFFEYs team and customers to HealthTech. The combination creates an end-to-end and seamlessly integrated set of SaaS-based revenue cycle software & workflow technologies. Our customers routinely are requesting solutions that reduce the number of vendors and provide a single workflow platform for their entire revenue cycle. The combination of GAFFEYs claims management software suite with HealthTechs workflow and automation tools will provide our customers with an even more compelling ROI. About GAFFEY: For over 25 years, GAFFEY has been helping hospitals improve their revenue cycle through a bundled software solution called Revenue as a Service or RaaS a coupling of eligibility, billing and contract calculation solutions with complementary support services that are presented as a software-as-a-service fee-based model. About HealthTech Solutions Group: HealthTech offers hospitals and healthcare providers software and business office services to enable them to improve productivity in order to collect more cash and collect it more efficiently. More than 30 million claims representing $10 billion of net patient revenue is collected annually on HealthTechs AlphaCollector platform, a central business office workflow product. The company also offers claims autostatusing, retroactive Medicaid eligibility screening, and a variety of other tools and services to its more than 150 hospital customers. HealthTech is based in Plano, TX with an additional office in Nashville, TN.
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Hybris CEO Lüdi: SAP acquisition adds commerce, not old school CRM








SAP CRM on HANA, and other news out of Madrid





I've enjoyed talking with Hasso [Plattner], Vishal [Sikka], Jim [Hagemann Snabe], and Bill [McDermott], he said. According to Ludi, 90% of the core team at Hybris favoured the SAP option, and they are all very impressed by the in-memory database appliance Hana . Ludi said the degree of agility required for contemporary commerce using multiple channels to get the customer is beyond the traditional relational database: On the database layer we are already at the limits of the relational database model. We have an abstraction layer to the database, so we can plug in NoSQL databases, whether MongoDB, Cassandra, or Neo4j. They all have their pros and cons. As for Hana, which does speak SQL, it took us about a week to report Hybris to Hana. Ludi confirmed the Hybris negotiating team drew confidence from talking to senior executives at Ariba and Success Factors SAP acquisitions being run as relatively independent entities. SAP also confirmed that it does not understand Hybriss specialist area in providing commerce platforms, he said.
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SAP buys e-commerce company Hybris to move into CRM market







This collaboration is enhanced by support for content access, analytics, and other key features that round out a pretty good looking CRM tool. But what is under the hood is perhaps even more significant, insofar as it gives us a glimpse into a broad-based SAP strategy that will give Sales OD users and partners access to a large portfolio of functionality that will truly challenge Salesforce, and provide a potent rivalry to Microsofts plans for Dynamics and its Azure on-demand platform. The secret sauce for Sales OD comes in the form of an even tighter connection to SAPs Business ByDesign than had been previously intimated. ByD has become not only the platform for Sales OD and SAPs other present and future on-demand applications, but the functionality in ByD all the non-CRM, ERP stuff that ByD is designed to do will resource be made available via a forthcoming software development environment that is similar to the SDK SAP released last year. That makes it possible to extend Sales OD to include direct process and data integration with the rest of the ByD stacks individual on-demand processes, making it the kind of deeply integrated CRM/ERP application that Salesforce has to partner to deliver. This on-demand integration will be in addition to direct integration to the on-premise SAP Business Suite. The ByD connection will also bring Sales OD into the extended CRM world that Microsofts Dynamic CRM is targeting with its xRM development environment , which has huge implications for partners as well as customers. Of course, for the most part, Dynamics is targeting the SMB market, whereas Sales OD is a large-enterprise product targeted, initially at least, at SAPs installed base.
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SAP Developing Collaborative CRM App







I had mostly a technology background at the time; marketing to me was only branding and advertising, a completely different world. I quickly learned that marketing meant demand generation in all its various forms, and that when its done properly there is a robust science behind it and also behind how we fulfill that demand through our sales operations. In addition I learned that powering these sales and marketing processes with a world-class CRM solution, as we have at SAP, can have a huge impact on an organizations top and bottom lines. I have now come full circle and work for SAP Global IT. In his last post The Evolution of SAP Runs SAP, Oliver described the SAP Runs SAP showcase initiative, and how the SAP Global IT organization always strives to be SAPs first and best customer. Our biggest success through this program has been our upgrade to version 7.0 of the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application. Internally, we referred to this upgrade initiative the CRM Clear Vision program. We initiated the CRM Clear Vision program based on a value-oriented business case completed by SAPs Value Engineering team. SAP executed the program as a company-wide effort, driven jointly by the sales, marketing and field services lines of business and IT. In October of 2009 we delivered a next-generation user interface and a multitude of usability improvements to the field through a technical upgrade. We completed process enhancements for large and midsize sales units, as well as marketing and field services, in 2010. Great processes go a long way to improve data quality. To capitalize further, we also created a game-changing 360 degree customer cockpit using SAP BusinessObjects solutions on top of this CRM platform.
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SAP Puts CRM in the HANA Cloud







The companys majority investor is HGGC, a private investment firm based in Palo Alto, California. It has 500 customers, including General Electric, Thomson Reuters and Toys r Us. SAP intends to run Hybriss technology on in-memory database Hana. The two companies already have joint customers, including Nespresso , a coffee and coffee machines maker. Hagemman Snabe said 106 of Hybriss customers are already integrated with SAP. We will go further, adding mobile applications into the mix, and cloud a lot is on-premise now. And you can get radical reduction of costs with Hana. Upon completion of the transaction, expected in the third quarter of 2013 and subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, Hybris will operate as an independent business unit and will retain its existing management team led by CEO Ariel Ludi and president and co-founder Carsten Thoma.
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SAP Runs SAP: Unleashing a Virtuous Cycle with CRM 7.0





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Real-time interactions:Companies will be able to leverage just-in-time customer insight to deliver one-to-one interactions through any channel. Organizations will be able to deliver a differentiated customer experience and provide customers with highly personalized offerings, which will accurately reflect the specific customer needs and wants. They will be able to act on information as it happens and proactively engage with customers to resolve issues, introduce new products and services, and decide on future courses of action. Real-time execution:Companies will be able to instantly carry out end-to-end customer processes beyond the front office, truly deliver on their brand promise, and create differentiated customer experiences. A key component of the SAP 360 Customer solution will be theSAP CRMapplication powered by SAP HANA. Other products to be included are cloud-based solutions such as theSAP Customer OnDemandsolution, theSAP Jamsocial software platform, and several mobile solutions. SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA is also planned for availability as a rapid-deployment solution for new customers and CRM installations, as well as to support existing customer pilots. Carter Lusher, chief IT analyst at Ovum, believes the SAP CRM powered by HANA announcement is interesting as it bundles together a number of CRM-related products with tight integration with the SAP HANA in-memory data and computing appliance. "This CRM/HANA solution simplifies deploying a full CRM infrastructure from SAP while leveraging the fast not just big data capabilities of HANA. It's an important move for SAP as it illustrates how HANA can be leveraged as the foot-in-the-door product to pull SAP enterprise applications into a non-customer," he says. "Another leverage point is the capture of social data into the CRM infrastructure to be analyzed by HANA in a time-sensitive manner." CRM, Lusher adds, "is a perfect use case for HANA because CRM requires both big data and fast data functionality.
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SAP CRM Sales On-demand Heads to Market







This is a smart move for SAP The CRM market has been around since the mid-1990s and is mature in its basic rhetoric and value proposition, mainly focused on benefits for the company using CRM (such as improved employee productivity and driving revenues). SAP has many competitors, from providers of legacy on-premise applications (for example, Oracle with its portfolio of CRM brands such as Siebel) to aggressive SaaS/cloud vendors (such as Salesforce.com) and up-and-coming companies with different propositions (such as open source SugarCRM). SAP CRM is not the current undisputed market share leader, the center of hype, or the purveyor of some new twist in CRM technology, so it needed a way to differentiate itself from the competition. Making a major investment in CRM development and marketing would be a smart move for SAP, as CRM is a bright spot in the enterprise applications market. For example, in its recent earnings announcement Oracle called out CRM as having nearly 20% growth in order to overshadow otherwise disappointing applications numbers. According to Ovums CRM Business Trends 2011 survey, even in the tough economic environment, CRM budgets in 2012 are expected to grow at approximately 45% of respondent companies, versus the 5% that expect budget cuts. Customer experience is open to misinterpretation Although differentiated from Oracles or Salesforce.coms messaging, customer experience is not a new and unique message in CRM. Some vendors, such as RightNow, which Oracle recently agreed to acquire, have built their brands around it. In addition, customer experience is used by call center and contact center vendors. However, these vendors have typically had a narrow meaning to the phrase mainly that interacting with the company is more efficient. Interacting more efficiently is a benefit for the customer, but does not encapsulate the broader and more value-added approach that SAP is starting to discuss.
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SAP emphasizes customer “experience” for CRM







SAP is unveiling the application at Sapphire in hopes of convincing some customers to join an early-adopter program, which will help the vendor fine-tune the software before releasing it as a product, Wookey said. He acknowledged that SAP's notion of marrying collaboration with CRM has echoes of Salesforce.com's Chatter, which was announced last year. "It's good that Salesforce.com has Chatter," Wookey said. "It's an interesting validation of the marketplace." The new application will eventually succeed SAP's CRM On Demand product, which has not set the marketplace on fire since its release several years ago. Only about a couple dozen customers are currently using the software and SAP stopped actively selling it some time ago, Wookey said. Those remaining customers will continue to be supported and eventually migrated over to Sales On Demand, he said. He declined to call CRM On Demand a failed product, saying many customers used it merely as an on-ramp to SAP's on-premises CRM suite. SAP is planning to use StreamWork to create other collaboration-themed applications, Wookey said.
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While the news wasnt totally unexpected, the move represents a pretty large jump forward for SAPs portfolio of cloud-based applications. At the same time, SAP also announced the SAP 360 Customer package , basically a hyped-up version of SAP CRM that runs on SAP HANA, the companys in-memory database platform. The product is the first to fulfill SAPs promise to start running ERP transactional processes on HANA. Nick Heath spells out some of the benefits of SAP 360 Customer : SAP 360 Customer will offer real-time text, transaction and analytics processing to generate immediate insights into customer preferences and behavior, he said. Analysis can be carried out on both on internal company data and external data, such as posts on social networks, and results can be delivered to a range of mobile devices. At the same time, Doug Henschen sounds a note of caution as the HANA road map continues to play out : SAP has long promised that running both transactional and analytical workloads on a single database would drive dramatic simplification by eliminating layers of complexity and data redundancy built into conventional architectures. With applications like CRM and analytics like data marts, warehouses and analytic apps running on a single database, SAP says HANA will consolidate the database layer. Thats the vision, but with just one major core app now supported (with CRM now moving into beta on HANA), customers will still need a separate database(s) for all their other transactional applications. SAP is also releasing Service Pack Stack 5 (SPS 5) for HANA, which includes support for real-time streamed data processing, embedded analytics, and enhanced text analytics that give customers the ability to filter files, identify entities and do sentiment analysis in 31 languages all within HANA, according to SAP. SPS5 is intended to help developers build applications to run on HANA more easily and add business rules to those applications.
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How to Choose Business Accounting Software








Sage 50 2014 Streamlines Small Business Accounting







How to Choose Business Accounting Software: What to Know Before You Start Shopping Know your budget limitations A key consideration is your budget. Off-the-shelf software, such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, and MYOB, are all very affordable. However, when you start focusing on industry-specific accounting software, also referred to as vertical software, the costs go up and up and up. Most vertical business accounting software is sold through a value-added reseller (VAR), so they can demonstrate the program and assist you with the installation, set-up, and training. The software has a higher price tag since it has a smaller market than generic accounting software, and annual maintenance fee are required for you to receive updates and upgrades as they are produced. You also have to pay for the VAR's services. These costs need to be factored into your budget, if you go that route. Reach out to other businesses and software consultants Find out what everyone else is using in your industry.
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EasyAs Accounting Releases Upgraded Version of Small Business Accounting Software







So if you are looking for a specific report, make sure that information is being recorded by your billing software package. 7) Backup Ive seen first-hand how devastating a hardware failure can be. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of data can be destroyed in seconds if you do not have a backup procedure in place. Ensure you select a billing software package that has a built-in backup utility or works with your current backup system. Online help & support If youre a new computer user, then youll definitely need a software package that has a comprehensive online and easy-to-use help system. Also check out what direct technical support is available through the vendor. Some software companies charge very high fees for personal support, so ensure you include this in your budget. 9) Budget How much are you going to spend? That really depends on the complexity of the software package you are looking for. Smaller software packages can be found under US$100, and larger more complex packages can cost well over US$3000. Take a look at the number of customers you have, the number of sales orders you process, and choose a solution that fits your business. 10) Customisations If you purchase an off-the-shelf billing software package, you may require minor customisations to suit your unique business processes and industry.
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6 Factors to Consider When Selecting Accounting Software for Your Small Business





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Its likely that you use different applications to manage your various business operations (perhaps an e-commerce platform, a CRM system, or job tracking). Seek out accounting software that integrates with your other business management applications. Also, keep in mind that as your business succeeds and grows you may adopt other tools to handle the increased workload. In general, the more flexible your software is, the better. 3. Connects to your bank Perhaps even more important than integrating with your CRM or job tracking platform is having the ability to connect your books with your bank. In the old days, you would have to manually enter bank transactions into your desktop software, but the cloud-based applications of today does this for you. Bank, credit card, and PayPal statements can be fed directly into your accounting software. All you have to do is match and reconcile bank transactions against accounting transactions. This process is much more accurate and efficient than the old-fashioned method.
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How To Choose The Right Small Business Billing Software





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There is an abundance of free and paid software available to help your small business stay on top of its finances. This article compiles the top accounting software and compares their features to help you make the right software choice for your small business. Common Features There is a lot of software available for small businesses. Choosing the right one can be difficult. Oftentimes, software seems overly loaded with bells and whistles with only marginal utility for your company, while other software has less functionality than Microsoft Excel. Though large companies can often afford to special order software tailored to their needs, this is not a feasible option for most small businesses. Aside from basic accounting capabilities, most software has expanded into full-fledged suites. Some features include: General ledgers a simple interface of accounts payable vs. accounts receivable. Extensions are available with most software, including support for tax documenting, check handling, and payments Double-entry bookkeeping the ability to automatically track both where money is coming from and where it is spent POS point of sale capability to process sales, including electronic (card and online, eg PayPal ) and check payments Customer Relation Management (CRM) tools to help assist your customers, including an interface for customer support representatives and IT personnel that can effect customer payments or accounts Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) more of a suite type than a feature, ERP is a comprehensive set of tools for everything from financial planning, human resources, and manufacturing and warehouse management.
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They can square away several invoices in one fell swoop. It's part of Sage's mission to make it easier for busy entrepreneurs to "receive money instead of receipts," said Willman. In fact, it was the most-requested enhancement by Sage 50 customers. At first glance, it may seem like a subtle difference, but it's a timesaver that Sage's development and customer care teams were thrilled to deliver, said Willman. "Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference for them," she said. Small Business Invoicing The company claims that Sage 50 is more efficient while issuing invoices, too. Similar to the new accounts receivable functionality, invoicing now makes better use of the available screen real estate by displaying pertinent information such as critical due dates. The product also helps business owners save time -- and perhaps some of their sanity -- by proactively displaying a customer's credit status on quotes, proposals and invoices, which allows them to make smarter decisions about setting terms or whether to engage with them at all. This focus on fast, efficient workflows ripples throughout the entire product. A revamped Purchase/Receive Inventory screen offers many of the same easy-access payment options and account-management options. Similarly, the new Quote List now offers at-a-glance status updates and one-click sorting, so that you don't have to open each and every one to determine where you stand.
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Small Business Accounting Software







Brisbane, Australia - July 3, 2013 /MarketersMedia/ -- EasyAs, a specialist in accounting software, has recently released an upgraded version of its EasyAs Small Business Accounting Software . The new version, which is Version 81055, offering additional and improved features, making lighter work of accounting for small businesses in countries all around the world. The popular accounting software from EasyAs is now being used in more than 25 countries around the world. The software has been designed to make accounting easier for small businesses in a number of ways, including simple reporting and an effective project management area. The easy to use accounting software has also won awards in the past, having been named the ahottest software of 2008a. Small businesses that are interested in trying out the software can head to the company website where a free 30 day trial is available. This will then enable businesses to determine whether the software is suited to their needs and make a more informed decision with regards to their purchase. An official from EasyAs said: aFor many small businesses, accounting can be a time consuming, confusing, and frustrating process. However, with the EasyAs Small Business Accounting Software, the whole process is made far easier. Businesses all around the world now rely on our software to make accounting quickly, simple, and convenient. The software is really simple to use, and with the latest upgrade is more effective than ever. Businesses can even try before they buy when they try the software on a trial basis through our free 30 day trial offer.a Small businesses can access an overview of the software via the company website, which provides details of the areas that are covered such as invoicing, reporting, income tax, expenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, quotations, construction accounting , and other areas of accounting that small businesses have to deal with on a regular basis.
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Best accounting software for small businesses







Using a checklist will enable the entrepreneur to find the best system for their business and eliminate those that dont meet their needs. Its also important to have a system that is user friendly and easy to use. Accounting software thats user friendly should be the first item on the checklist. Business Accounting Software and Invoicing Small business accounting software should always start with invoicing. The management system should be able to perform the majority of bookkeeping functions when invoices are created. When an invoice is created, the system should be able to automatically post to all appropriate journals at the end of the business day. Examples of Automatic Journal Postings Sales Sales Tax Business Management Systems and Inventory Control Depending on the type of small business, a good management system should be able to keep track of product inventory. In a service related business the system should be able to track service charges or labor sales. Since it all starts with invoicing the product should be automatically deducted from inventory by part number or product code when an invoice is created.
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Synactive Announces New Release of Liquid UI Client for SAP








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Synactive is a privately held software company headquartered in Foster City, CA, that provides user-interface customization to and has well-established alliances with leading organizations in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, and utilities industries around the world. Please visit us at http://www.guixt.com for more information about Liquid UI for iOS and all the GuiXT Products and Solutions for desktop, mobile, and offline. SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Sybase is a trademark or registered trademark of Sybase, Inc. indicates registration in the United States. Sybase is an SAP company. Sybase is a trademark or registered trademark of Sybase, Inc. indicates registration in the United States.
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Twitter Means Business at SAP: Timing is Everything for Partner Success





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Feedback from partners inthe original pilot such as Data One , MDSAP TR, and Detay Danismanlik Bilgisayar bears out the positive response. With our PSAs tweets, we are now able to find and follow many updates on one single platformour PSA puts all the pieces together for us in one basket, and that is Twitter. It is always a challenge to keep track of webinars and trainings and get directed to the right people. Twitter triggers us to click on the link and register for the event instantly. Partners need a strong liaison to help them stay on top of new trends and solutions. Our PSAs insights deliver it completely. All of our email in-boxes are full, so private Twitter messages are a good alternative. Having access to tweets on my mobile device means I can get immediate information with links to documents I can use right away even if Im out of the office. Twitter posts can serve as a conversation starter or springboard to action, capturing partner attention and pointing them to further resources. However, as a public forum, Twitter does have limitations. PSAs are careful not to reveal sensitive pricing or other information thats more appropriate for email, telephone, or in-person contact. Links to further information on the SAP Community Network Interactive Portal and sappartner.edge , the companys dedicated partner website, are password protected.
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VMware Hires Ex-SAP Exec to Head End User Computing Business







According to one of the Directors in Axel, Mr. Chude Osiegbu, Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to problems that its clients face in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said, We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market. SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing. Osiegbu disclosed that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning solutions were fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He said companies were replacing their old business systems with ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the benefits of using SAP for businesses, he stated that SAP delivered systems are modern and efficient, with a support infrastructure unparalleled in the software industry. He added, SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide. Those numbers are estimated to grow as more and more enterprises jump on the SAP ERP bandwagon. Corroborating this, the SAP Partner Manager Account Manager, Mrs. Ayokanmi Ayuba, sid using SAP ERP suite in providing business solutions was a step to organisational success. She said SAP had been tried and trusted and with Axels presence in Port-Harcourt Nigeria, provision of SAP business solutions was not far-fetched.
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Nigeria: SAP Partners Axel Enterprise Systems On Business Solutions







has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support. The application has also helped automate and integrate all accounting and financial processes across the organization and provide timely and accurate financial information. "SAP Business One enables small and emerging companies like 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. to remain nimble while competing with larger, global players," said Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni, chairman and CEO, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. "By delivering an easy-to-use and intuitive user experience, the application helps us manage back-office operations in limited time and in a manner that is most efficient to us. As the 40,000th customer, we are a testament to SAP's clear commitment to providing integrated solutions that help today's SMEs do business on a global scale." Working with 635 partners globally, SAP Business One has achieved steady growth to become the company's best-selling ERP application (as measured in number of customers) since its introduction in March 2002. Used in more than 150 countries and available in 41 country localizations and 27 languages, SAP Business One is an easy-to-use, affordable and fast-to-implement solution with low total cost of ownership for SMEs as well as affiliates and subsidiaries of larger companies.
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Why Did SAP buy Business Objects?







Axel Enterprise Systems, a Port Harcourt based company, hosted the event recently in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to enlighten private and public sector players webpage of Nigeria, on the benefits of SAP business solutions. According to a Co-Director Axel, Mr. Chude Osiegbu , Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to client problems in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said: "We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market." He explained the meaning of SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing, and maintained that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He also revealed that currently, many companies replace their old business systems with the best-of-breed ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the numerous benefits of using SAP for businesses, Osiegbu stated that SAP delivers systems that are modern and highly efficient, with a support infrastructure that is unparalleled in the software industry. In addition he said: "SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide.
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Its a grandiose vision, in that SAP has jettisoned its organic growth model in favor of stealing a page from Oracles big acquisition playbook. And taken some heat in the markets as a result. The marriage of BI tools and vertical industry knowledge is a vision I think is long overdue for the industry, and one that could prove very valuable to SAP as well as cause trouble in a number of places. Redmond is clearly one place where the heat just got turned up a notch or two: Microsoft definitely gets the tools side of BI in spades, but has no clue how to put to work the domain knowledge needed to get things moving for its line of business customers. IBM is another place where trouble is now brewing: having eschewed direct participation in the applications business, it is stuck putting the considerable domain knowledge of its consulting group into expensive, one-off custom projects that have a significantly larger total cost of ownership than the packaged solutions SAP can now try to bring to market with Business Objects. For IBM and Microsoft, its time to be a little worried about the future of the BI market. And then theres Oracle, crowing somewhat that this huge acquisition justifies its own jumbo acquisition strategy. Which it does, in a way.
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SAP, AXEL target South-South market with solutions







Poonen, whose background reads like an IT whos who with executive roles at Symantec (SYMC), Veritas and Informatica (INFA) following software engineering stints at Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL), is tasked with handling strategy, products, engineering and delivery across all of VMwares end user computing solutions. Boiled down to the basics, his job will be to get IT pros to use VMwares desktop virtualization technology, a task that Boaz Chalamish, who has been at the company since 2009 and headed the End User Computing unit for the past two years, served notice internally last May that he would relinquish his role this month in favor of the venture capital business, according to VMware. "Sanjay brings a wealth of software industry experience that will be key to VMwares success as we drive further growth in our end user computing business, said Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive. As VMware continues its strategic focus on the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end user computing, we continue to strengthen our executive bench. We believe Sanjay is a distinguished leader whose expertise will be invaluable as we continue delivering the products and solutions customers need to enable a more secure and mobile workforce. Right at the top of reasons as to why Poonens hiring is important to VMware is the virtualization vendor is staking a portion of its growth strategy on the End User Computing groupwhich also houses cloud storage and application managementalong with software-defined data center and the hybrid cloud. Even though VMware refrains from breaking out the unit's revenue in its financial reporting, the company has allowed its growth is in the mid-teens compared to last year. Poonen said he took the job for the opportunity to command the end user computing market. VMware is uniquely positioned to help customers thrive in the era of mobile, social and cloud computing, he said. VMware has made tremendous progress in helping customers connect end users to their data, applications, content and desktops with enterprise-class control and security. I am excited to join the VMware team at this critical time in the industry to help accelerate our momentum in end user computing. Poonen is VMwares second notable executive hire in the last week. The company also landed Chuck Hollis , EMC s (EMC) former CTO, as chief strategist for its storage and application services (SAS) business unit.
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Reduce AR Days With Web-Based Billing Software












ZirMed has pre-edits. We work only the claims that have been flagged for errors. If there are errors, we look them over immediately. What used to be a labor-intensive process now saves our employees 8 hours a week. Adventist Health now has the ability to exchange eligibility request files. Three days prior to a patient appointment, ZirMed sends an eligibility request to the insurance company to ensure that Adventist Health has the patients current insurance information on file. ZirMeds registration assist provides automated insurance verification, says Russell. It puts the results right into our scheduling system, so the registration clerk doesnt have to search for the insurance eligibility. If a rejection notice is returned, which states that the patient is no longer covered with that insurance, Adventist Health is able to follow up with patients before they even come in, and have the correct information available upon their arrival. The vendors print services have proven efficient and popular with patients for Adventist Health. Previously, patients statements were printed by a different company twice a week. ZirMed offers both printed and e-delivery statements (an email with a secure link).
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Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side







Link It Software - Santa Clarita, CA Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer EZ Maintenance Software tracks/controls all equipment & vehicle maintenance plus inventory control. Two versions: Windows & Web (the Web version is accessible via the Internet). Modules include equipment & vehicle tracking/maintenance control, work orders, histories, costing, billing, vendors, inventory, purchasing & bar coding. EZ Maintenance web based software produces bar coding, scheduled or unscheduled work orders, with step-by-step instructions, tracks costs, hours, downtime, P.O.'s, RFB's, vendors. EZM Web provides email alerts, passwords & is market proven with thousands of users worldwide. NetCitadel, Inc. - Mountain View, CA Manufacturer Manufacturer of web-based software. Software centralizes all security devices within a cloud-based platform and features virtual offering change automation, virtualization integration, cloud integration, and disaster recovery. Munetrix LLC - Auburn Hills, MI Service Company Has been loaded with data for most of Michigan's 1,800+ municipal governments for the years 2006 a 2010. Additionally, the tool has been developed to permit the storage of budgeted & forecast data for forward-looking analysis for years 2011 & beyond. Municipal governments who have purchased license agreements can update forecast& budget data for forward-looking, top-down planning.
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CCH Integrator is an integrated web-based suite that was created for corporate professionals worldwide to help them simplify processes, increase efficiency and improve accuracy." Break Through Barriers, Bridge Borders with New Streamlined Solution Created for multinational corporations, and domestic corporations with cumbersome tax processes, CCH Integrator leverages the latest technology to streamline current corporate tax data collection, provision, research and compliance processes, while helping to reduce audit risk associated with global tax regulations. Key components of the CCH Integrator suite include Global Integrator and Global Tax Research Integrator. About Global Integrator Global Integrator software provides a single platform for data collection, analysis and tax reporting globally. Scalable for both small and large corporations, Global Integrator offers multi-jurisdictional functionality that delivers benefits to both the head office and local countries. With Multi-GAAP reporting, this single solution provides reconciliation from head office GAAP, to local GAAP, to local tax. Global Integrator also offers multi-currency and multi-language capabilities and is completely configurable by the end user to meet the individual data collection, calculation and reporting needs of corporations. With Global Integrator, companies only need to enter tax data once because it leverages the same set of reconciled numbers for local and head office accounting, reporting, compliance and forecasting. In addition, Global Integrator: -- Standardizes calculations and schedules with flexible templates that provide consistent reporting formats across countries. -- Customizes data collection schedules and questionnaires to suit individual reporting needs. -- Compares and integrates head office and local GAAP reporting for tax accounting under both FAS109 and IFRS in a single calculation. -- Performs full conversions, including reconciliation of exchange rate differences.
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HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Announces New “Cloud-to-Cloud” EDI Integration for Intuit QuickBooks Online







This offers users a ... HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that its TrueCommerce web-based EDI solution now integrates with QuickBooks Online accounting software. This offers users a complete, easy-to-use and affordable EDI solution to connect with trading partners quickly and painlessly. Having worked with Intuit for many years as a preferred partner, we observed the growth of QuickBooks Online customers and the need for a proven EDI provider to offer an affordable and easy-to-use EDI integration, said Nick Manolis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Group. Having delivered industry-leading EDI solutions and unparalleled service and support to QuickBooks users for over fifteen years, HighJump TrueCommerce is pleased to extend its integrated EDI solution to the fast-growing QuickBooks Online community. TrueCommerce Transaction Manager for QuickBooks Online offers straightforward, automated integration to seamlessly connect QuickBooks users with their customers using EDI. Integrated documents include invoices and purchase orders. Customer data, Items, and pricing are verified and synchronized between the two systems, saving time and reducing errors. To serve large retailers and grow the business profitably, SMB manufacturers need an efficient order fulfillment process that includes electronic data interchange (EDI), stated Russell Fleischer, CEO, HighJump Software. Integrating TrueCommerce EDI with QuickBooks Online will greatly reduce manual effort so you'll improve efficiency, eliminate errors and increase the return on your IT investments giving you an edge over competitors who don't have integrated EDI. The robust and scalable cloud-to-cloud EDI integration with QuickBooks Online is also compatible with the available web-based TrueCommerce labeling solution ideal for the growing number of suppliers whose trading partners mandate the use of UCC-128 or GS1-128 labels. This comprehensive web-based functionality enables users to host their EDI solution completely in the cloud while taking advantage of anytime/anywhere access with no maintenance, backup or update responsibilities while meeting all trading partner requirements. About HighJump Software Inc. HighJump Software is a global provider of supply chain management software that streamlines the flow of inventory and information from supplier to store shelf. More than 4,500 customers worldwide have transformed their supply chains using HighJump Software .
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Web-Based Accounting Software helps minimize tax complexity.







According to Lynn Spears, Business Analyst at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Billing Bridge is a user friendly system with many features that out performs other ambulance billing systems. Claim submissions are cleaner than ever preventing claim rejections and extra back end work. The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers. This allows billing to start as early as at the patients side and reduces redundant data entry.
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Jemena aligns SAP system to business demerger








SAP outlines plans for Hybris, push into 'omni-commerce'





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Utility infrastructure firm Jemena is embarking on a two-phase project to "align" a recently-launched SAP system with the ongoing demerger of its business. The company went live with its JSAP system on April http://www.whatech.com/members-news/it-service/15687-australian-pharmaceutical-industries-selects-tcs-for-integration-of-sap-erp-program 4, consolidating two legacy SAP 4.6C systems into a single SAP ECC6 instance. The legacy SAP systems came from Alinta (whose Eastern Australian assets became Jemena in 2008) and Agility, which Alinta had previously acquired from AGL in 2006. "These versions of SAP were unsupported and did not integrate with each other making things very difficult for the business from both a financial and human resources perspective," the firm noted in its latest internal magazine. "The new SAP implementation has provided Jemena with one comprehensive, responsive, accurate and integrated system for managing and reporting information needed to run the Jemena business." With JSAP bedded down, the next step is to align the system with Jemena's business transformation, which will result in the demerger of the current firm into separately-governed Assets and Services businesses. The Services business has been rebranded Zinfra Group and launched on April 1. The Assets business will stay branded as Jemena.
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Axel Enterprise Systems, a Port Harcourt based company, hosted the event recently in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to enlighten private and public sector players of Nigeria, on the benefits of SAP business solutions. According to a Co-Director Axel, Mr. Chude Osiegbu , Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to client problems in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said: "We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market." He explained the meaning of SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing, and maintained that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He also revealed that currently, many companies replace their old business systems with the best-of-breed ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the numerous benefits of using SAP for businesses, Osiegbu stated that SAP delivers systems that are modern and highly efficient, with a support infrastructure that is unparalleled in the software industry. In addition he said: "SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide.
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Nigeria: SAP Partners Axel Enterprise Systems On Business Solutions







Before agreeing to the SAP acquisition, Hybris had "other options, even financially more interesting options," but the fit with SAP seemed better from a broader integration perspective, Luedi said during the press conference. In the interview, Luedi criticized Oracle's approach to the market, saying its many acquisitions in the sector make it difficult for customers to piece together a complete package of commerce tools. In contrast, Hybris provides a single stack that is "much easier to deploy and customize," he claimed. An Oracle spokeswoman declined to comment on Luedi's remarks. Meanwhile, other plans for Hybris include a push into more verticals outside the "obvious" one of retail, Becher said Tuesday. Other targets will include manufacturing, banking and financial services. SAP also intends to couple Hybris with its Ariba online supplier network , which hundreds of thousands of companies use to buy products. In addition, SAP will begin pushing Hybris into new geographic territories, particularly China, Becher said.
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T-Systems Receives Global Run SAP Certification for Operations and Implementation







As an SAP Global Partner for services, support and hosting, the Company is now one of the very few providers worldwide that is certified as a global SAP partner in all three of these core areas. The SAP global partnership stretches not only across national borders, it also spans a broad range of industries, technologies and user groups. "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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SAP Bets Big On India; Unveils 3 New Apps







As ZDNet reported in May's Federal Budget coverage , the government allocated AU$102.2 million over the next five years to replace the legacy IT support system, which has been in place since 2002. The current system, named after the goddess of children in Roman mythology, is used by over 3,000 staff members every month, affecting 1.5 million members of the public who are either paying or receiving child support, with over 1 billion transactions going through the system every year. It has 650 screens and windows supported by 1,000 mainframe-based servers, consisting of 7,500 code modules with a database of 350 tables with close to 7,500 data access points. A spokesperson for the department told ZDNet that the Cuba application was built in-house using the CA-Gen development platform, supported by a range of other technologies that enabled the system to interact with departmental software. Initial high-level design was provided by Unisys in 2002, and the application has been maintained in-house since then. In tender documents published on Thursday , the department indicated that it is looking for a solution that would replace Cuba with an SAP commercial off-the-shelf product, with accelerated SAP methodology to be employed. The company that wins the tender will need to develop the new system, migrate the child support database to the new platform and validate the data, decommission the existing Cuba system, and archive the data and ensure the new system integrates into the department's communications network. The department is looking to have the new system deployed by mid-2016, with the existing Cuba system decommissioned by the end of 2016. Although the initial contract period is set out over five years, the department said in the tender documents that it is looking to shorten the time frame for the implementation of the new system to three years. The tender is open to expressions of interest until August 12, 2013.
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DHS eyes SAP for AU$102m child support system overhaul







These solutions will help clients automate several operational areas including tracking and control, streamlining of procurement systems, budget and expense management, project and scheme implementation. "These will help turn huge amounts of data into actionable information and deliver services more efficiently," he said. Government verticals are one of the biggest revenue drivers for SAP India, in line with global trends. It works with more than 1,250 public sector firms in 70 countries. The company does not break up country-specific numbers. Its clients include Department of Posts, Air India, Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd, Ministry of Company Affairs, Electronics Corporation of India Limited and BSNL among others. "We actively partner with the government to help them offer citizen services in a more efficient and transparent manner. These solutions have been developed by SAP Labs as part of our efforts to offer solutions for India, made in India," he said.
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Open source VoIP systems move into SA ISPs












The group evaluated a number of commercial products, but the initial cost was too high and each ISP would have had to pay an ongoing fee to access the technology (Compare VoIP Monitoring, Analysis and Management products). OEG proposed the idea to build a carrier-grade VoIP platform with commodity servers and open source software. Related Content OEG managing director Mike O'Connor said an entry cost of A$100,000 for a commercial telephony system is high and "you are stuck with whatever they gave you, and they are not really designed for the local market". "We looked at Asterisk and an early version of Yate, but was never really designed to be carrier grade in that sense, it was meant to be a PABX," O'Connor said. "We wanted something designed for the purpose so we used OpenSER, a carrier-grade SIP routing platform which is extremely configurable and used by a lot of organizations." The open source components used to build the system include RADIUS, MySQ L, and CDRTool, with the Web-based administration tools developed in PHP. "Those components gave us the basis of the system and some six weeks later we had an operational system with call routing, authentication, and IVR," O'Connor said, adding the system also has its in own Web-based billing system in PHP. The features that OpenSER doesn't offer, like voicemail, were done with Asterisk, which is running on a separate machine, but is in the same environment. The system came into production this time last year, but an AAPT "pipe kerfuffle" meant the group lost its main VoIP provider. After getting back the services it lost, the group re-released its VoIP service and now has some 1800 user accounts, of which about two-thirds are active.
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Start-up morphs open-source security system for research networks into commercial platform







LAMP allows us to scale very cost competitively. It also allows us to let our customers scale non-linearly. We don't officially contribute code back to open-source projects as a company, but our developers do contribute to open-source projects on their own. We don't have an official policy that gives developers work time to write open-source code, but they do it as part of their work. I suspect that a lot of this happens in the SaaS world. It would be better, in my opinion, to have an official company policy encouraging open-source development. Where much is given, much is expected. SaaS companies are basically open-source companies with a veneer of IP to provide added value. Given the importance of the foundation, it would be wise for SaaS companies to proactively contribute to the open-source projects that give them the scale and robustness that Ed described to me.
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5 open source billing systems to watch







[Get the latest news on the Australian government in CIO's Government newsletter ] [ Ten Hot Security Start-Ups to Watch ] Randall says examples of what could be done further with Bro include possibly building a data-loss prevention system that might be combined with the Bro IDS or other various appliances. There's a growing demand for professional services related to Bro, and Broala as a start-up could provide customer support, he points out. Randall said Bro development has been funded by grants by the National Science Foundation. But the establishment of privately held Broala (which publicly reports no venture capital funding yet) is a step to further modernize Bro in a more commercial setting where demand has been building. Randall estimated that there may be as many as 10,000 organizations in both the government and private sector that use the open-source Bro IDS today. One of the best-known Bro IDS deployments has been at ESnet. Greg Bell, scientific networking division director of ESnet, says the high-speed network supports 100Gbps speeds between 40 main Department of Energy (DoE) labs and other sites. Because ESnet was designed as a high-performance network for use by the national laboratories, such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, it has been optimized for large-scale data transfers that scientists might require, with a single data flow reaching 10Gbps. The Bro IDS supports high speeds effectively, according to Bell , who adds it has proven to be a flexible security tool to monitor ESnet via its use on a LAN. He adds Bro isn't used in-line to block suspected attacks but can be configured to take specific actions, such as communicating with a border router to block certain traffic. Bro, running on Free BSD as freely downloaded-code, now has IPv6 support, Bell says.
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Amberdms gives open source accounting green light







A number of other applications only run locally, this makes them difficult to share and operating system dependant, whereas ABS supports any number of users and just about any operating system with an HTML capable browser, he said. The code itself is quite modular, it's pretty easy to add and remove the modules; however, we haven't expanded it into a proper module system where users can pick and choose what modules they wish to install. This may change in future, but no immediate plans to split it into a more modular application. When asked why there arent many open source accounting and billing options available for businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Carr said many begin life as side projects developed internally and then released as open source projects in case it might be useful to someone or because they were built on existing open source code. This tends to lead to software that is suitable for the organization that developed it, but too complex or limited for other organisations to use, he said. Its also expensive. Many open source projects are being developed by small companies like Amberdms, who don't have millions in investor funds to spend on promotions and brand awareness. To overcome this, Carr recommends getting open source applications in front of tax accountants. A lot of people use whatever software their accountants tell them to use, he said. Getting involved with accounting companies is an important step to getting wider and more mainstream uptake of [open source] accounting products. Proprietary accounting companies know this and spend a lot of money and time on making these vital relationships with accountants because it leads to so many more sales. Carr said ABS is flexible and can be configured for different tax rates and types to suit the sales tax requirements of most countries. We are also working on getting more translations into the application to make it more attractive to non-native English speakers and will have a tool released in 1.5.0 to allow users to translate the applications themselves and submit back to Amberdms. ABS does not yet support multi-currency, but Carr said it is on the development roadmap.
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Opinion: Open-Source EHR System a Viable Option for Wide Use







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Opinion: Open-Source EHR System a Viable Option for Wide Use

WorldVistA -- an open-source, low-cost electronic health record system that is easy to use and readily available -- "could be the key to the health care system we ought to have already," according to a New York Times opinion piece by Thomas Goetz, deputy editor of Wired magazine.

The program is based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR system, called VistA, which has improved "nearly every benchmark of quality in health care," Goetz writes. The VistA EHR system is credited with helping to reduce costs per patient at the Veterans Health Administration by 32%, using inflation-adjusted dollars, over the last 10 years.

WorldVistA in April was approved by the Certification Commission for Healthcare IT, and CMS has provided a grant to help support the broad adoption of the software platform.

The system "costs about one-tenth of what a proprietary system does for a license fee and a support contract" because it is in the public domain, Goetz writes. He adds that WorldVistA can be scaled to meet the needs of "neighborhood clinics, small-town hospitals, hospital systems" and larger health care organizations.

However, WorldVistA has some drawbacks, including its inability to be as "customizable as some proprietary systems, and its graphical interface isn't as intuitive or as polished," Goetz writes, adding that they system's staffing and billing functions are not the strongest in the industry.

"But for the vast majority of health care providers, WorldVistA is what they've been waiting for: a low-cost, simple-to-use system that makes it easier to provide quality health care," Goetz writes (Goetz, New York Times, 5/30).

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Aria Systems: Open source in the corporate door, out the employee door?







1. AgileBill AgileBill was released as a commercial product in 2004 and then open sourced by its creator Tony Landis in 2008. AgileBill is a billing and invoicing application suitable for the membership/subscription type of business model, including Web hosting companies, ISPs and VoIP providers. AgileBill features plug-ins for payment processing, provisioning, and interfacing with third-party applications and services. It has also given rise to the AgileVoice and AgileISP VoIP and ISP billing applications, respectively. Licence: Open AgileBill Licence 2. Amberdms Billing System The Amberdms Billing System (ABS) is a billing system that also provides a number of useful accounting and business management functions. ABS has apps for invoicing, service management, HR and time-keeping, and is designed for small and medium businesses as well as small ISPs and IT companies. Third-party integration can be done via the API and commercial support is available from New Zealand company Amberdms. ABS claims to have an easy UI and integration between timekeeping and invoicing features means customers can be automatically billed for hours worked. Licence: AGPL 3. Freeside Freeside is a billing, trouble ticketing and provisioning automation software tailored to online businesses, including ISPs, ITSPs, hosting and content providers.
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Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side












The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers. This allows billing to start as early as at the patients side and reduces redundant data entry. The result has been more accurate billing and a faster recovery cycle. About ImageTrend, Inc.
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Web-Based Software Suppliers







Link It Software - Santa Clarita, CA Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer EZ Maintenance Software tracks/controls all equipment & vehicle maintenance plus inventory control. Two versions: Windows & Web (the Web version is accessible via the Internet). Modules include equipment & vehicle tracking/maintenance control, work orders, histories, costing, billing, vendors, inventory, purchasing & bar coding. EZ Maintenance web based software produces bar coding, scheduled or unscheduled work orders, with step-by-step instructions, tracks costs, hours, downtime, P.O.'s, RFB's, vendors. EZM Web provides email alerts, passwords & is market proven with thousands of users worldwide. NetCitadel, Inc. - Mountain View, CA Manufacturer Manufacturer of web-based software. Software centralizes all security devices within a cloud-based platform and features virtual offering change automation, virtualization integration, cloud integration, and disaster recovery. Munetrix LLC - Auburn Hills, MI Service Company Has been loaded with data for most of Michigan's 1,800+ municipal governments for the years 2006 a 2010. Additionally, the tool has been developed to permit the storage of budgeted & forecast data for forward-looking analysis for years 2011 & beyond. Municipal governments who have purchased license agreements can update forecast& budget data for forward-looking, top-down planning.
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Web Based PT Software From Hands On Technology, TheraOffice.Web, Now Available







If you've been searching for a cost effective, easy to use PT software that will make your life easier, we invite you to visit our website or call our offices to learn more about how TheraOffice from Hands On Technology can help. "We know that some physical therapists aren't limited to working in their own offices. Many may work in remote or satellite locations a few times a week and this way they can streamline their operations since they won't need to wait to get back to the office to create patient notes, update billing information, schedule future appointments or other office tasks. We understand the demands today's physical therapists are under and because of this, we've created a software that consistently, and easily, meets those demands," said Daniel Morrill, CEO of Hands On Technology ( www.rehabsoftware.com ). TheraOffice and TheraOffice.Web were developed 12 years ago by practicing physical therapists who continue to use the software. This means that the software is continuously tested and that users can be sure that it is compatible with all regulations, including HIPAA policies. Developers from Hands On Technology are constantly soliciting feedback from users to improve the performance of the physical therapy billing software , including looking for ways to cut costs, increase revenue and improve the efficiency of each clinic that TheraOffice supports. Some key features of TheraOffice include: Treatment progressions Custom protocol with home exercise Collection manager Drag and drop appointment scheduling Scheduling rules And more "It was vital for us that TheraOffice and TheraOffice.Web are easy to use. While we provide support to large hospitals and clinics, it was just as important to make it easy and affordable for small start-ups and local neighborhood clinics. If you've been searching for a cost effective, easy to use PT software that will make your life easier, we invite you to visit our website or call our offices to learn more about how TheraOffice from Hands On Technology can help," said Morrill. About Hands On Technology: Hands On Technology ( www.rehabsoftware.com ) is a leader in the electronic medical record and practice management software. Its flagship product, TheraOffice, was designed for physical therapy offices by a physical therapist and can be found in more than 900 clinical practices across the world. The company works tirelessly to provide users with the most current, user-friendly and efficient tools to help improve productivity.
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More companies save costs with Web-based accounting software







The approach shares attributes with the so-called software-as-a-service or SaaS concept in which companies offer a suite of Web-based software for a fee. Increasingly, software companies are also looking to host the data as well, creating an all-in-one system that clients access through the Web. Many of the biggest players in accounting software are pushing hard to gain a foothold in the growing market. Intuits popular Quickbooks Online continues to add features and grew its users by 44 percent in 2010, and companies like Microsoft, Google and Amazon are developing platforms that are already bringing more power to cloud-based computing. Newer names like San Mateo-based Netsuite are also riding the growing trend, touting benefits that include robust integration of different elements of their software. One of the greatest benefits of the new wave of online services, Mr. Perez said, is the fact that companies can sign up for custom-tailored packages of software as they need it. The scalability of these services allows the software to grow with the company, saving money over bundles of software that might offer more or less than the business requires. At BPM, Mr. Jannicelli said that the firm has created a specialized team to manage the increasing requests to move in-house accounting systems to cloud-based options.
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Invoicera: Web Based Billing & Invoicing Tool







Benefits of Client Self-Service Allowing your clients to book their own appointments online delivers several benefits. It can increase client satisfaction since it lets them easily schedule an appointment based upon their top priority, whether that's the earliest possible booking, the most convenient time, or seeing their favorite therapist. Clients can also cancel appointments or change times. A Web-based service is available for your clients to use 24 hours a day since it does not depend upon someone answering your phone during business hours. This also relieves your staff of some tedious scheduling-related tasks. You'll still need someone to answer the phone to schedule appointments: Not every client will have Internet access, and some will not feel comfortable booking appointments online. AppointmentQuest Web-based Scheduling Service AppointmentQuest's Web-based interface allows clients to book their own appointments. AppointmentQuest's Web-based interface allows clients to book their own appointments. AppointmentQuest Online Appointment Manager is a highly capable Web-based appointment scheduler with client self-service capabilities. It offers six membership packages with varying features and capacities, priced at $7 per month and up. You can try out AppointmentQuest by signing up for a free 30-day trial account. I found the application process easy, but setup proved time-consuming and somewhat problematic.
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Mailbag: Web-Based Appointment Scheduling





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The tool is feature-rich and lets you create invoices in multiple languages and currencies, add clients and staff members, customize your invoice templates, use different payment gateways, track expenses and much more. There are different pricing plans available along with a decent free plan. The tool also has expense and time tracking options to help keep track of time and money spent on each project and stay productive. The free plan lets you created unlimited invoices for up to 3 clients and use up to 16 international payment gateways. Features Create invoices and organize client billings online. Add staff members, track time and expenses for each project. Set tasks, schedule and backup invoices. Use different languages, currencies and payment gateways.
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SAP's Strategy For The CRM Battle








SAP Gets to the Core of CRM







SAP CRM has the ability to show anyone the plans for creating demand, how fast products are selling, how many are in inventory, how fast the factories are running, the speed materials are flowing through supply chain, and the complete customer history. This unified view is our product. Our vision goes way beyond the SaaS players. Thats why weve more than doubled the number of users of our product in the last two, very tough years. Why cant the SaaS companies provide that? They are used by many large companies. When you find a SaaS CRM used at a large company, it is a silo, perhaps with a few integrations. To do the kind of integration we have out of the box would take years of development.
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SAP Puts CRM in the HANA Cloud







This collaboration is enhanced by support for content access, analytics, and other key features that round out a pretty good looking CRM tool. But what is under the hood is perhaps even more significant, insofar as it gives us a glimpse into a broad-based SAP strategy that will give Sales OD users and partners access to a large portfolio of functionality that will truly challenge Salesforce, and provide a potent rivalry to Microsofts plans for Dynamics and its Azure on-demand platform. The secret sauce for Sales OD comes in the form of an even tighter connection to SAPs Business ByDesign than had been previously intimated. ByD has become not only the platform for Sales OD and SAPs other present and future on-demand applications, but the functionality in ByD all the non-CRM, ERP stuff that ByD is designed to do will be made available via a forthcoming software development environment that is similar to the SDK SAP released last year. That makes it possible to extend Sales OD to include direct process and data integration with the rest of the ByD stacks individual on-demand processes, making it the kind of deeply integrated CRM/ERP application that Salesforce has to partner to deliver. This on-demand integration will be in addition to direct integration to the on-premise SAP Business Suite. The ByD connection will also bring Sales OD into the extended CRM world that Microsofts Dynamic CRM is targeting with its xRM development environment , which has huge implications for partners as well as customers. Of course, for the most part, Dynamics is targeting the SMB market, whereas Sales OD is a large-enterprise product targeted, initially at least, at SAPs installed base. Microsofts Dynamics CRM will also have a different competitive profile due to its ability to provide a complete hybrid on-premise and on-demand CRM option, something SAP and Salesforce.com cant do. But the ability of Dynamics CRM Online to eventually make use of a rich palette of services to be available in the Azure on-demand environment on top of its current ability to extend the CRM model using the xRM SDK will put it on a collision course with Sales OD and ByD. At a minimum, Sales OD will make it hard for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics to pick off the easy wins among the SAP customers unhappy with earlier SAP CRM versions, much as ByDs CRM functionality will be able to cut into competing vendors ability to poach the subsidiaries of smaller operating entities of SAPs large-enterprise customer base.
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SAP CRM Sales On-demand Heads to Market







McDermott and fellow CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said: Hybris puts SAP on the leading edge of the consumer economy. "SAP has made a decisive move to raise the stakes in customer relationship management and define the next generation customer experience." Hybris was founded in 1997. It offers what it describes as a complete omni-channel commerce platform that incorporates web, mobile, call centre and store ways to shop. It uses master data management to unify commercial processes. The companys majority investor is HGGC, a private investment firm based in Palo Alto, California. It has 500 customers, including General Electric, Thomson Reuters and Toys r Us. SAP intends to run Hybriss technology on in-memory database Hana. The two companies already have joint customers, including Nespresso , a coffee and coffee machines maker. Hagemman Snabe said 106 of Hybriss customers are already integrated with SAP. We will go further, adding mobile applications into the mix, and cloud a lot is on-premise now. And you can get radical reduction of costs with Hana. Upon completion of the transaction, expected in the third quarter of 2013 and subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, Hybris will operate as an independent business unit and will retain its existing management team led by CEO Ariel Ludi and president and co-founder Carsten Thoma. McDermott said SAP is paying a "fair price, consistent with high growth assets", but the deal figure was not disclosed.
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SAP buys e-commerce company Hybris to move into CRM market







"With SAP 360 Customer powered by SAP HANA, companies gain true 360-degree customer insight that is real time, actionable, and available anywhere." SAP 360 Customer will provide unique capabilities to turn insight into action and engage with customers one-to-one in context and in real time. It is already transforming the way companies engage with customers. Lenovo, the world's second-largest PC vendor, has been an early adopter of the SAP HANA platform to support the fast growth of the organization. "Knowing exactly what is happening in our business at any moment and being able to respond quickly to changing market conditions is critical for the success of Lenovo," saidXiaoyu Liu, vice president of global application development at Lenovo, in a statement. "SAP HANA has proven to be a high-performing platform to help us achieve this goal. That's why we are exploring supercharging customer relationship management with SAP HANA. We have already seen 30 times faster performance in key processes during the customer validation phase. The first results are very promising, allowing our business to not only get 360-degree real-time business insight, but also significantly accelerating all our customer-facing operations." "We have realized the long-held vision of our founderHasso Plattnerto deliver a real-time enterprise with transaction, text, and analytics processing on one platform," saidVishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation.
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SAP on Social CRM





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These include brand reputation, sales, service issues and loyalty. SAP is a long-established and leading-edge CRM solutions supplier. To get a handle on Social CRM, TMCnet.com recently interviewed Vinay Iyer, vice president, SAP( News - Alert ) CRM Marketing. TMCnet: Customers are, have been, and will be social. What social media tools appear to have done is to spread their commentsand with this their influence on whether to buy products and services--to far wider audiences in near real-time. Should we not talk about Social CRM as distinct from CRM but instead comprehensive CRM? VI: Customers increasingly use social media channels and communities like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp( News - Alert ) and Amazon market place to consider the opinion of others in the decision-making process for products and services.This applies equally to B2B and consumer companies. We believe that Social CRM is a component of the overall CRM strategy. Social CRM offers two advantages. First, social CRM is a way to follow unstructured conversations among customers, or customers and companies. Second, it is a new channel for communications, adding a new customer touch point to the existing channels: the Web, e-mail, phone, mail and in-person meetings.
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SAP emphasizes customer “experience” for CRM







This will potentially allow SAP to replace with HANA the rival databases from Oracle and others that its ERP customers are now using. Meanwhile, CRM on HANA will be available as a RDS (rapid deployment solution), which provides fixed-priced bundles of services and software for quick implementations, SAP said. While CRM on HANA is a "key component" of 360 Customer, SAP is also planning to incorporate its Customer OnDemand application, Jam social networking software and "several" mobile applications, according to a statement. The company didn't provide pricing information or availability dates for the full 360 Customer package. All told, SAP 360 Customer will allow users to interact with customers, analyze customer behavior and complete transactions in real time, according to SAP. It will also have the ability to paint a "360-degree view" of a customer through a combination of transactional data, social networks and other sources, SAP said. The announcement constitutes "an important move for SAP," Ovum chief IT analyst Carter Lusher said in a research note published Tuesday. "It illustrates how HANA can be leveraged as the foot-in-the-door product to pull SAP http://www.thomasnet.com/products/billing-software-96150875-1.html enterprise applications into a non-customer." The new offering also has interest from a purely technological perspective, Lusher wrote. "It creates a 'fast data' CRM, because customer data is in one high-performance repository that can be exploited by sales, marketing, service, and e-commerce." In addition, SAP is planning to offer "aggressive pricing," another telling move, according to Lusher. "This makes sense as this CRM/HANA package is an important proof-of-concept that SAP can deliver HANA-based purpose-built business solutions that rebut the perception that SAP enterprise applications are both slow in performance and complex in deployment." While the product stack is for now mostly on-premises software, "an unannounced but obvious-to-forecast transition to a cloud-based variation makes it a real contender in the marketplace," Lusher added. SAP 360 Customer can also be seen as a competitive response to Oracle's recently announced "customer experience management" strategy, which couples its CRM software with other technologies gained through acquisitions such as social media marketing vendor Vitrue.
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Rather than being a discreet function, CRM is part of software-driven gestalt. With the enhancements, SAP Business One now makes CRM a core business function, according to Gadi Shamia, vice president, SAP Business One. Shamia attributes the slow growth of CRM among SMBs to the fact that it has largely lived at the edge of the business process. "CRM applications have existed for 10 years, but the penetration has always been limited to 10-15 percent, whereas financial applications are about 100 percent." Could the lack of success of CRM be because SMBs simply don't need it? SAP doesn't buy that line of thinking. "The need for CRM is much higher than the penetration figures show. Standalone CRM applications haven't filled the gap.
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SAP promises '360-degree' view of customer with HANA-powered CRM platform







One the major drivers of a move to customer experience is that socially connected and digitally armed customers have not only more choices than ever, but also megaphones to broadcast their dissatisfaction with companies. As a consequence, SAP feels that companies have to focus on improving customer experience or face shrinking revenues and potentially viral attacks on the brand. This is a smart move for SAP The CRM market has been around since the mid-1990s and is mature in its basic rhetoric and value proposition, mainly focused on benefits for the company using CRM (such as improved employee productivity and driving revenues). SAP has many competitors, from providers of legacy on-premise applications (for example, Oracle with its portfolio of CRM brands such as Siebel) to aggressive SaaS/cloud vendors (such as Salesforce.com) and up-and-coming companies with different propositions (such as open source SugarCRM). SAP CRM is not the current undisputed market share leader, the center of hype, or the purveyor of some new twist in CRM technology, so it needed a way to differentiate itself from the competition. Making a major investment in CRM development and marketing would be a smart move for SAP, as CRM is a bright spot in the enterprise applications market. For example, in its recent earnings announcement Oracle called out CRM as having nearly 20% growth in order to overshadow otherwise disappointing applications numbers. According to Ovums CRM Business Trends 2011 survey, even in the tough economic environment, CRM budgets in 2012 are expected to grow at approximately 45% of respondent companies, versus the 5% that expect budget cuts. Customer experience is open to misinterpretation Although differentiated from Oracles or Salesforce.coms messaging, customer experience is not a new and unique message in CRM.
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How to Choose Business Accounting Software












There are several top-selling accounting software programs you can buy off the shelf, or over the Web, that will meet most small business needs by providing the accounting tools and reports you need to use your financial data. These include the best-selling QuickBooks series by Intuit, which is available in a variety of tiered editions and for which there are add-ons, such as a cash-flow calculator. Other popular products include the easy-to-learn drag-and-drop formatted Simply Accounting by Sage Software, which is available in up to 20-seat licenses. Sage also makes Peachtree Complete Accounting Software , which comes in tiered offerings serving from 1 to 40 users and has targeted modules for construction, distribution, and manufacturing businesses. Other popular options include Cougar Mountain Software and MYOB Accounting . Business management software programs. These are higher-priced and more full-features accounting programs that may also include other financial functions you need to track in your business, such as point of sale, inventory control, customer relationship management (CRM), billing, purchasing and even enterprise resource management (ERP). Some popular picks in this category include Everest's Business Management Software , which integrates all business processes into one solution, and NetSuite -- the latter of which boasts that it's "everything you need in one powerful solution." Web-hosted accounting applications. A new breed of online financial management applications has emerged in the last few years, taking advantage of the growing confidence that businesses are developing in the Web as a safe business environment. Now that entrepreneurs are indeed becoming comfortable with the 'software in the cloud' model and the inherent benefits it offers, they are in growing numbers starting to look beyond e-mail or office productivity to more sophisticated and sensitive applications like financials. The heavyweight of small business accounting, Intuit, has launched an online alternative called Quickbooks Online.
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The Best Free Small Business Accounting Software







Outright (Free. 3.5 stars), like Zoho Invoice, has an intuitive interface, but builds upon that by giving users the ability to download credit card transactions. At the back of the pack are Billing Boss (Free, 2.5 stars), Intuit Billing Manager (Free, 3 stars), and Wave Accounting (Free, 2 stars). These applications may not have scored the highest marks in our in-depth reviews, but they can prove valuable to the small business owner who wants to handle the accounting basics on the cheap. If you're looking for small business accounting software that's simpler and cheaper than QuickBooks Premier Edition 2011, check out the links below for in-depth reviews of six free alternatives that can save you cash and keep you from spending the majority of your day face-down in an instrument manual. And don't forget to check out our roundup of the best small business accounting software . Starting at $79 first month, $39/month thereafter QuickBooks Premier Edition 2011 and its more junior versions offers a superior blend of accounting tools, usability, and integration, but its size, and price, may prove overwhelming. Billing Boss Free Everything the product does right (no cost, simple interface and navigation, collaboration, etc.) is tainted by the fact that users must do (and redo) a lot of unnecessary data entry as they create invoices. It's recommended only if you want to retire your clunky credit card terminal for the convenience of your smartphone. Free You get it all with the free FreshBooks, which is easily the best of the free small business accounting applications: client and product/service records, easy invoice creation and dispatching, document-sharing and reports, and the best integration/smartphone support on the Web.
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EasyAs Accounting Releases Upgraded Version of Small Business Accounting Software







Online banking has set a standard for security, so make sure your software meets or exceeds this standard. That means Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, multi-layered firewall server protection, and routine external audits and inspection. 5. Customer Support The ability to connect with an employee, other users, and experts is essential when learning any new software. The answer to your question will not always be in the manual or on the resources section of a website. Software providers with large customer bases often have online communities, made up of users interacting with each other. These communities are normally monitored by employees, who chime in on discussions when necessary. If you really want to become a bookkeeping master, you can opt for software that offers extensive training, such as video tutorials and webinars.
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6 Factors to Consider When Selecting Accounting Software for Your Small Business





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The new version, which is Version 81055, offering additional and improved features, making lighter work of accounting for small businesses in countries all around the world. The popular accounting software from EasyAs is now being used in more than 25 countries around the world. The software has been designed to make accounting easier for small businesses in a number of ways, including simple reporting and an effective project management area. The easy to use accounting software has also won awards in the past, having been named the ahottest software of 2008a. Small businesses that are interested in trying out the software can head to the company website where a free 30 day trial is available. This will then enable businesses to determine whether the software is suited to their needs and make a more informed decision with regards to their purchase. An official from EasyAs said: aFor many small businesses, accounting can be a time consuming, confusing, and frustrating process. However, with the EasyAs Small Business Accounting Software, the whole process is made far easier.
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EnteGreat Acquires Technology Solutions Company's SAP Consulting Practice








Diagonal Consulting Achieves SAP Global Partner Center of Expertise (PCOE) Certification







Now more than ever EnteGreat is poised to directly align enterprise business processes with manufacturing operations, in order to ensure the success of companies across major industry sectors." Gellings concluded, "The acquisition also complements our existing MES business which we serve through our longstanding relationships with a variety of software partners." "This acquisition brings together two companies with similar cultures and complementary offerings," added David Wasson, former Senior Vice President and Practice Lead of TSC's SAP Consulting Practice and now President of the new wholly owned subsidiary, EnteGreat Solutions, LLC. "We are extremely excited about the opportunities for growth ahead. We are adding EnteGreat's manufacturing execution expertise to our portfolio of superior end-to-end SAP solutions. By accessing EnteGreat's deep skills, products and capabilities in the manufacturing space we will be able to take advantage of new market opportunities as we continue to serve our existing customers." An important component of the deal involves the merger of complementary intellectual property (IP) that includes both companies' SAP accelerators, including EDGE(TM), CMF(R) and MPF(TM). The combined IP further differentiates EnteGreat with technology that accelerates customers' time-to-value while reducing the risk associated with deploying SAP solutions. Both organizations are distinguished by their experienced management and integration consultants. EnteGreat's responsive structure and efficient business model has helped it deliver superior value to its Fortune 500 customers since 2000. With the acquisition, the company now boasts the infrastructure, architecture capabilities, enterprise implementation services and support capabilities of larger consulting firms. Its more experienced and efficient teams of consultants deliver a lower total cost-of-ownership solution with shorter delivery times.
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SAP Consulting Specialists- Harlex Consulting, Release DataSuite v3.0







Greg Tomb, who was CEO of SAP North America before leaving the vendor early this year, recently formed Vivido Labs, which offers remote help-desk service provided by a roster of experienced SAP professionals, Tomb said. The main difference between Vivido and traditional consulting contracts is that customers can purchase help a la carte, and can get it faster, he said. A large systems integrator may demand a minimum length of engagement or be unable to immediately put qualified help on the job, he said. About 1,000 SAP consultants have expressed an interest in working with Vivido, but the company has selected an initial group of about 400 for now, according to Tomb. The system works well for the experts, many of which are veterans and "tired of traveling," Tomb said. "It gives them the ability to make extra money and get in front of new customers. ... These people love working through the hard problems," he added. Following feedback from initial customers, continue Vivido is now tweaking its platform to ensure customers can name a preferred consultant if desired, rather than be assigned one randomly from a group specializing in a particular area, Tomb said. Vivido is focusing on customers whose SAP implementations are already up and running and need help with configuration issues or other "post-go-live" problems, Tomb said. However, a customer that is just about to hit the switch on an implementation might want to call in Vivido's experts to serve as a last-minute extra set of eyes, he added. In addition to remote help, Vivido is attempting to build up a large repository of white papers, how-to guides and other information relating to specific areas of SAP software.
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SAP PSCD, Sr. Consultant or Sr. Specialist







This requirement is designed to recognize SAP support and service partners like Diagonal Consulting who consistently deliver outstanding service with a reliable level of quality and support excellence for all SAP software solutions. Already a fully accredited SAP partner for the past 20 years and a leader in SAP software implementation, training and support, Diagonal is now a PCOE-certified channel partner. This certification is further proof of Diagonals tireless dedication to providing SAP expertise and support to organizations across a wide range of industries. In accordance with the requirements of SAPs PCOE certification, Diagonal Consulting enrolled its employees in a comprehensive program that ensured their proficiency using SAP Solution Manager to provide a high standard of support services to its SAP customers. Over the course of this program, all Diagonal support consultants demonstrated their long-standing SAP knowledge and expertise. This certification reinforces what the firms satisfied clients have known all along: "Diagonal's SAP consultants are more than just technical experts. They are experienced professionals with real-world expertise in SAP software service and support." The PCOE certification reaffirms the fact that Diagonal Consulting clients receive an outstanding level of expertise and support the long-standing standard of Diagonal Consulting. To ensure this reliable level of quality service and expertise is maintained on an ongoing basis, Diagonal Consulting is committed to renewing their PCOE certification every two years.
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Startups take SAP consulting to the cloud







Infosys has more than 700 consulting clients, 30,000 consultants and covers 10 industries. Consulting and integration accounts for 31 percent of Infosys' revenue. For Infosys, the Lodestone deal gives the company more of a global footprint and bolsters regions such as Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The deal is expected to close by the end of October. Here's a look at Lodestone's focus areas: Lodestone had about $221 million in 2011 revenue. Analysts generally gave the deal high marks. Infosys rival HCL recently acquired Axon, another SAP integrator. Meanwhile, Infosys had to diversify since it was focused too heavily on financial services clients. Deutsche Bank analyst Aniruddha Bhosale said: We believe the acquisition is a step in the right direction and will help Infosys diversify its geographical (improve its positioning in Continental Europe) and vertical (reduce dependence on financial services) exposure...Lodestone has a meritocratic culture with a mindset different from that of most offshore vendors. We believe, Infosys should maintain Lodestone brand and run it as a wholly owned subsidiary.
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Infosys' Lodestone purchase beefs up SAP consulting





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Sorry, we had a problem creating the alert. Please wait a few seconds and try again. SAP PSCD, Sr. Consultant or Sr. Specialist DELOITTE. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Deloitte s.e.n.c.r.l., a Quebec limited liability partnership. Your career is important to you. Its important to us, too. The time is right for you to join Deloitte. Deloitte is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and accessible to clients and employees of all abilities. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,700 people in57 offices.
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Markets open in 6 hrs 27 mins SAP Consulting Specialists- Harlex Consulting, Release DataSuite v3.0 Press Release: Harlex Consulting Fri, May 17, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Print LONDON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlex Consulting, the UK-based SAP Consulting Specialists, announce the new version of their SAP data quality software, DataSuite. DataSuite v3.0 includes new functionality and significant improvements in design and efficiency. Harlex DataSuite is a custom-built package in SAP which analyses, tracks and reports on data quality either as part of SAP data migration or business-as-usual scenarios. Comparing your company's actual data quality against your agreed data standards, DataSuite allows you to analyse and identify data quality gaps. And by interfacing with your live SAP environment or your legacy system, DataSuite allows you to track changes in your data quality over a period of time. DataSuite v3.0 now offers a sophisticated de-duplication package which identifies matching records in your data, groups them around a suggested survivor and then allows users to review and modify the results. Built in line with the twin principles of Harlex Consulting's Advantage methodology for SAP data migration - Data Quality and Control - DataSuite v3.0 is an invaluable tool in any SAP environment, helping clients to manage risk and reduce costs in their SAP data migration.
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Startups Trying to Change the SAP Consulting Game







A large systems integrator may demand a minimum length of engagement or be unable to immediately put qualified help on the job, he said. About 1,000 SAP consultants have expressed an interest in working with Vivido, but the company has selected an initial group of about 400 for now, according to Tomb. The system works well for the experts, many of which are veterans and "tired of traveling," Tomb said. "It gives them the ability to make extra money and get in front of new customers. ... These people love working through the hard problems," he added. Following feedback from initial customers, Vivido is now tweaking its platform to ensure customers can name a preferred consultant if desired, rather than be assigned one randomly from a group specializing in a particular area, Tomb said. Vivido is focusing on customers whose SAP implementations are already up and running and need help with configuration issues or other "post-go-live" problems, Tomb said. However, a customer that is just about to hit the switch on an implementation might want to call in Vivido's experts to serve as a last-minute extra set of eyes, he added. In addition to remote help, Vivido is attempting to build up a large repository of white papers, how-to guides and other information relating to specific areas of SAP software. The materials undergo a thorough vetting process by a team of SAP "scholars," according to Tomb. Meanwhile, startup CumulusIQ, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is taking a somewhat different approach to remote support.
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AppDirect Acquires jBilling, World's Leading Open Source Billing Solution












EDT AppDirect Acquires jBilling, World's Leading Open Source Billing Solution Move Expands Footprint of Both Companies, Combines Global Billing and Marketplace-as-a-Service Expertise SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired jBilling, the global leader in open source billing solutions. With this strategic move, both companies will expand their reach while leveraging their global expertise in billing and marketplace solutions. Going forward, jBilling will continue to serve new and existing customers, while both companies are poised to create a new, differentiated distribution model that makes delivering web-based services faster, easier, and more seamless. "Billing and payments are central not only to the AppDirect platform, but to the online distribution of software and services as a whole," said Daniel Saks, president and co-CEO of AppDirect. "We see a lot of opportunity to change the way cloud service distribution works, and with jBilling's flexible, open source platform, we've found the ideal solution to do just that. The technology makes billing better for providers, developers, and customers alike." Founded in 2002, jBilling powers the billing systems of a variety of trusted telecom providers, SaaS companies, public utilities, and others around the world, including Constant Contact, VeriFone, Sage Software, and more. jBilling is based in Ottawa, Canada, and has a distributed team of billing experts around the globe. The company's leading technology, long-term experience, and industry expertise have enabled jBilling to become the world's leading open source billing solution, with over 120,000 downloads across more than 150 countries, and greater than 10 million invoices processed each month. "jBilling brings unparalleled simplicity to subscription and other types of complex billing, and the company has helped businesses in a range of industries make payments easier," Saks said. "We're excited to work with jBilling's expert team to bring their powerful set of solutions to even more users worldwide." jBilling is a reliable, advanced open source solution built on Java technologies. With a flexible plug-in architecture, the software can be configured to accommodate a range of billing scenarios, including subscriptions, pre-payments with credit cards, complex pricing, and more. jBilling is available in several different editions tailored to meet specific business needs, including jBilling Telco Edition, a new solution being released today that offers both a SaaS version that can be used in the cloud, and a downloadable version that can be installed and configured on site.
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Open Source: Balancing Innovation and Risk







Four years ago, Le Foll decided to try and break away by making a move to an open source approach in Acterna's OSS and Test OS solution. "We were emerging from Chapter 11," he says, "so we focused on reuse rather than purchasing for a new DSL product we were creating for France Telecom." Le Foll cited 15 points of reuse and first addressed performance issues: "Our Sybase database needed to improve performance from a daily rate of 100,000 alarms in collections devices to 1.5 million per day." Since Sybase couldn't do it, Le Foll contacted Oracle, which guaranteed a 20 percent increase in performance. "That was not enough, as we needed a database to perform 10 times faster than what [the customer] had in place." He heard a database expert contend that MySQL could beat anyone in terms of performance. "I was skeptical, but I got buy-in from the CO to try something innovative, so we went with MySQL." The result, Le Foll says, was a database that performed 20 times faster than what France Telecom had had. "The customer wasn't too upset that most of it was developed with free software," he says. "The customer doesn't care as long as it works and is supported." The influence of MySQL is that it wipes out the low end for Oracle, which offers no application suites there. Rather, Oracle now builds and ships its software on Linux, and it ports to Sun and HP. Open source software accounts for 95 percent of Acterna's critical components running at Tier 1s throughout Europe, Le Foll says.
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Amberdms gives open source accounting green light







The Bro IDS has been used for security monitoring in high-speed networks, notably the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) which has deployed it for about 15 years to monitor and protect ESnet. The founders of Berkeley, Calif.-based Broala say they intend to maintain Bro's open-source heritage but also to expand this core open source code to include newer applications. "There are hundreds of potential applications for this programming language," says Liam Randall, managing partner at Broala, co-founded with key open-source Bro developer Vern Paxson as chief scientist, Robin Sommer as director of R&D, and Seth Hall as director of engineering. [Get the latest news on the Australian government in CIO's Government newsletter ] [ Ten Hot Security Start-Ups to Watch ] Randall says examples of what could be done further with Bro include possibly building a data-loss prevention system that might be combined with the Bro IDS or other various appliances. There's a growing demand for professional services related to Bro, and Broala as a start-up could provide customer support, he points out. Randall said Bro development has been funded by grants by the National Science Foundation. But the establishment of privately held Broala (which publicly reports no venture capital funding yet) is a step to further modernize Bro in a more commercial setting where demand has been building. Randall estimated that there may be as many as 10,000 organizations in both the government and private sector that use the open-source Bro IDS today. One of the best-known Bro IDS deployments has been at ESnet. Greg Bell, scientific networking division director of ESnet, says the high-speed network supports 100Gbps speeds between 40 main Department of Energy (DoE) labs and other sites. Because ESnet was designed as a high-performance network for use by the national laboratories, such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, it has been optimized for large-scale data transfers that scientists might require, with a single data flow reaching 10Gbps. The Bro IDS supports high speeds effectively, according to Bell , who adds it has proven to be a flexible security tool to monitor ESnet via its use on a LAN. He adds Bro isn't used in-line to block suspected attacks but can be configured to take specific actions, such as communicating with a border router to block certain traffic.
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5 open source billing systems to watch







Licence: AGPL 4. CitrusDB CitrusDB is a billing system developed with PHP and MySQL that can also be used to keep track of customer information (CRM), services, products, invoices and credit cards, and support information. The goal of the project is to provide an open source customer care and billing solution that can be used in many different service industries like ISPs, consulting, and telecommunications. Standard billing features include any billing cycle -- one-time, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, 6-months or yearly -- and billing is able to provide batch credit card exports, printed invoices, or emailed invoices. CitrusDB also has an online account manager which allows customers to view their account services and recent balance and payments. It also allows them to submit support notes to their account via the online form. Licence: GPL 5. JBilling JBilling is a Web-based billing system developed in Java. It is cross-platform and supports multiple database systems.
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Start-up morphs open-source security system for research networks into commercial platform







ABS has templates that can be edited with LaTeX which are then rendered as PDFs (or PostScript) at bill processing time. Carr is the only full-time developer working on ABS, but he hopes to get another developer in the first half of 2010. There are a couple interesting side projects we have been working on based around a lot of the technology we developed for ABS that will be getting released at some stage in the next few months, he said. The application stands at nearly 35,000 lines of code. All code is PHP with the exception of the installer and some packaging tools which are written in Perl. ABS is in its early days, but so far has received some contributions from the community in the form of bug fixes and templates for different invoice styles. We are busy adding more tools to make it easier for non-code contributions, for example, version 1.5.0 will include a tool to allow users to translate the application into their native language and then submit the translations back up to Amberdms with the click of a button, Carr said. There has also been a bit of interest in working with Amberdms to integrate with other applications, but these discussions are still at an early stage. Carr believes there are a few key differences that set ABS apart from other open source accounting applications. We focus on user experience and developer resources. Too many accounting programs focus on providing features and making the accountants happy, rather than making software that's actually a nice experience for the user.
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SAP's (temporary) accounting 'error' on Q2








SAP touts IFRS accounting application







The circled figure should have read Total Revenue. According to the corrected PDF which carries a date of 07/20 (the day following Jason's story), the original document is a Word file. So I could not let this pass without referring readers to SAP's blurb on Duet where the company says: Duet software enables seamless access to SAP business processes and data via Microsoft Office -- revolutionizing how information workers interact with enterprise applications. I'm wondering what Amit Chatterjee , senior vice president for SAPs Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business unit has to say about this? Last time, we met, he was crowing about how well GRC was performing. Clearly not well enough - at least internally. As a reminder, KPMG had this to say about SAPs internal systems As the auditor for the SAP Group, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprufungsgesellschaft (KPMG) audited the Executive Boards evaluation of the functioning of the internal control system for financial reporting and this systems effectiveness on December 31, 2006, and issued an unqualified audit opinion. I should stress the Q2 preliminary results are unaudited financial statements. Nevertheless, as Jason says: For a company that is meant to help enterprises gain better control of their financial and other business processes, there will be ashen faces at SAP.
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SAP cloud evangelist happy to blur the borders







Would you drive the same distance to save $5 on a $125 leather jacket? According to research from Richard Thaler at University of Chicago , 68% of respondents would drive to get the calculator but only 29% for the leather jacket. On the surface, this result is illogical the savings is the same ($5) in both cases. The decision seems to be based on the inherent concept of getting a deal. One third off of an inexpensive calculator is a more powerful motivator than 4% of a leather jacket. Thaler describes this irrational decision as an example of mental accounting . Mental accounting can be thought of as the home equivalent of financial accounting; both have charts of accounts, closing periods, and investment trade-offs. Unfortunately, while there are professional financial accountants, the evidence suggests that were not very good when it comes to mental read more accounting. People mentally create spending accounts with implied budgets for activities like entertainment, food, travel, and clothing. If they feel like theyve overspent in one category, they will delay needed purchases in that specific category even though they still spend on other items. A Princeton study showed this effect by asking participants to react to the following scenarios: Imagine you just arrived at a theater and as you reach into your pocket to pull out the $10 ticket you purchased in advance, you discover that its missing. Would you fork over another $10 to see the movie? Compare that to a second scenario in which you did not buy the ticket in advance, but when you arrive at the theater, you discover you had lost a $10 bill on the way. Would you still buy a movie ticket? Even though they have the same value, only 46% of those who lost the ticket were willing to buy a replacement, while 88% of those who lost the equivalent amount in cash were willing to buy a ticket. In the first case, the participants reported that they felt they were paying $20 for the movie because they were withdrawing additional money from their entertainment budget while in the other, the lost money came out of an overhead budget. By contrast, at work were often willing to transfer budget from one category to another. For example, if your travel budget is down to zero but you need to visit an important client, its likely that you can use available funds from the third-party consulting budget instead. The impact on cash flow is the same. Like financial accounting, mental accounting requires people to periodically close the books. As Ive previously blogged , taxi drivers seem to balance their mental books on a daily basis. Hourly employees spend more on weekends, regardless of their actual account balances. Every yearI spend less in the first two weeks of January and the last two weeks of April, even though I know holiday gift giving and tax payingwont be repeated for another year. Whilesome believe that mental accounting is over-hyped , I find that it often explains seemingly irrationalfinancial behavior. Like why Ive bought so many calculators on sale
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Mental Accounting Explains Why You Buy Things You Don't Need





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"We're thrilled to be recognized as the SAP partner providing virtually unparalleled quality for our clients," said Jerry Hoberman, deputy global SAP practice leader and director, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "This award underscores our commitment to delivering implementations of solutions that generate business value for our clients." The SAP Pinnacle awards showcase SAP's commitment to its partner ecosystem strategy, which delivers unmatched value to customers and enables SAP to reach its business goals. Award winners will be formally recognized at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP's international customer conference held in Orlando, Fla., May 1416, 2013. "We congratulate Deloitte on its well-deserved receipt of the 2013 SAP Pinnacle Quality Award and for its outstanding partnership with SAP," said Eric Duffaut, corporate officer and president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. "SAP is an innovative and fast-growth company. We put customer success at the center of everything we do. Our vibrant and expanding ecosystem of partners is critical to the company we are now and the company we want to become in the future. Together with our partnerswho are co-innovating with us, reselling, and implementing our solutionswe offer choice and deliver transformational value to our joint customers of all sizes. Partners like Deloitte are our force multipliers, and today, more than ever, they are essential to our customers' success." As a recipient of a 2013 SAP Pinnacle award, Deloitte has been invited to participate in the SAP Leadership Forum at SAPPHIRE NOW.
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Newsbyte: SAP® Business One Application Reaches 40,000 Customers With 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.







WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. SAP was recognized as a market leader for both "2008-2010 worldwide revenue" and "2010 growth and market share" for financial accounting applications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO ) SAP solutions for financial accounting span end-to-end processes to deliver greater insight and visibility across organizations, helping CFOs transform their business. SAP has made significant investments to help ensure that financial accounting applications improve performance, increase confidence in financial reporting and address changing financial compliance requirements. These investments can be seen in recent product innovations delivered to the market that cover existing solutions for shared services, treasury and financial risk management, travel and expense management, receivables management, invoice to pay and the financial close. The addition of new developments including a new accelerator for profitability analysis powered by the SAP HANA platform and new mobile applications, including payment approvals, travel and expense management and strategy management further extend the transformational value of the finance portfolio from SAP. "We are very excited to be recognized by IDC as the leading provider of financial accounting software worldwide," said James Fisher, vice president, Marketing Finance Solutions, SAP. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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IAS 39 establishes a comparable measurement for financial assets by requiring banks to calculate the value of their assets and liabilities based more strongly on market valuation and to include additional assets such as futures and options in their consolidated reporting. SAP Accounting for Financial Instruments includes a centralized financial database that creates a full audit trail; enables drilldowns from consolidated report data to single transactions, across business areas; and allows banks to compare disparate financial information reliably. This centralized database also helps banks meet the complicated hedge accounting requirements of IAS 39, which stipulate that financial data, usually coming from different systems and managed in different sub-ledgers, be comparable based on a common valuation process. In addition, the software allows banks to valuate, post and report diverse financial assets on a single platform that helps ensure consistent master data, methods and market data. It provides flexible tools for generating reports from integrated financial data, producing balance sheets and generating profit and loss statements and notes. It also features an extensible architecture to support additional reporting needs such as the pending Basel II requirements. Expanding Solution Set for Analytical Banking SAP Accounting for Financial Instruments is part of SAP's expanding set of analytical applications designed to support financial analysis, profitability analysis and risk management in banks. Including applications such as SAP Basel II, this analytical banking set is based on a common infrastructure - SAP's integrated finance and risk architecture - which features the centralized financial database as well as industry-specific processes and methods. The open architecture enables banks to harmonize their entire analytics system landscape, integrating additional SAP, third-party or custom-designed analytical applications.
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Xero unruffled by unlikely challenger SAP





But there are essentially a different set of tools now in use now and the way we speak to developers is different too," says Denecken. "Coming from an ERP background I can tell you that the cloud is just so much faster in terms of the speed of innovation and we release every quarter. This of course means we can fix and/or adapt every quarter depending on what the end user wants and also based upon what works for the programmers themselves too. Developers now get feedback so much faster. With the cloud, you can see almost instantaneously whether an application is being used or not," he adds. More tangentially, Denecken points to what he called the possibility of Bring Your Own Cloud in 2013, where the line between private and public cloud will grow blurry as employees look for solutions that cater to personal and business needs. SAP is supposedly embracing this movement by supporting multiple devices on multiple platforms. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Denecken talks up hybrid clouds and the initiatives his firm is driving towards here in terms of openness and customer choice. Hybrid is about data security yes, but it is also about processes because these start on premise they can then move to a hybrid solution for the proportion of cloud connectivity that they need to make, before then returning to an on premise environment. This arguably more fluid and dynamic description of the hybrid use case model is interesting, coming from the process-centric viewpoint that is being described here. SAP is quick to remind us that it thinks it knows how businesses run as it has been looking after business processes for over 40 years now. A CEO told me that SAP has the god-given right to do financials in the cloud -and this is due the fact that we have the DNA to understand how finance works and so taking this forward with Financials OnDemand based on HANA is a natural process for us, he sys. SAP's wider One Cloud strategy is referenced here, which is designed to also bring together Business ByDesign, Business Objects BI on OnDemand and the SuccessFactors brand. Deneckens other trends for 2013 include the so-called Geopolitical Cloud i.e.
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SAP Ranked Leader In Worldwide Financial Accounting Applications







SAP's local partners have been building their sales pipeline ahead of the launch and report strong interest from organisations either outgrowing their accounting packages (most commonly Xero's), and looking for more functionality, or companies looking for "point solutions" such as customer relationship management systems. Nick Mulcahy, director of local SAP partner Soltius, said he hasn't yet come across any users of software from Xero's arch-rival, MYOB, but is receiving some interest from users of Exonet, now owned by MYOB and rebranded MYOB EXO, and also users of Greentree software. Like NZX-listed Xero, both MYOB EXO and Greentree were developed in New Zealand. Mulcahy said the Xero users he is talking to are generally happy, but outgrowing the platform and looking for something more. Because they are already familiar with cloud-based software, the sale of SAP's new cloud products is easier, he added. In addition to companies using software from other providers, Mulcahy said Soltius is also getting interest from quite a few organisations not using any accounting or ERP software, relying on spreadsheets instead. Last week, SAP launched its cloud products, including a localised version of its Business ByDesign suite.
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Deloitte wins 2013 SAP Pinnacle Award







The 40,000th customer to use SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has found a suitable integrated business management solution that meets its business requirements. The announcement was made at the SAP Business One Forum 2013 , being held July 30 in Mumbai, India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO ) "The latest 9.0 version of SAP Business One is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging businesses like 4G Identity Solutions," said Ray Boggs, vice president of SMB Research at IDC. "SAP has continued to enhance product capabilities to help growing firms manage all aspects of their operations in an affordable way including customers, sales, accounting and financials with the ultimate goal of boosting overall performance in an increasingly competitive environment." 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. joins the growing number of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) using SAP Business One to capture business information in a single system while maintaining scalability as business expands. Looking to automate its business processes and provide an accurate update of real-time business information across all functional areas, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. chose SAP based on its ability to deliver business solutions that enable organizations to become more adaptable, responsive and profitable. With the help of SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support. The application has also helped automate and integrate all accounting and financial processes across the organization and provide timely and accurate financial information. "SAP Business One enables small and emerging companies like 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.
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How To Choose The Right Small Business Billing Software








Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side







9) Budget How much are you going to spend? That really depends on the complexity of the software package you are looking for. Smaller software packages can be found under US$100, and larger more complex packages can cost well over US$3000. Take a look at the number of customers you have, the number of sales orders you process, and choose a solution that fits your business. 10) Customisations If you purchase an off-the-shelf billing software package, you may require minor customisations to suit your unique business processes and industry. Some software vendors offer customisations at quite reasonable prices. But ensure you include this cost in your budget. 11) Other features What else do you want from you billing software?
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Medisoft Medical Billing Software Version 18 Available for Doctors and Medical Billing Services





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CRM software and services revenue and electric utility billing is expected to more than double by 2020. The industry will increase from $2.5bn this year to $5.5bn in 2020, according to a report from Navigant Research. Increased adoption of the electric utility billing business is being driven by smart grid deployments and is expected to grow further in the coming years. Navigant Research's research director, Eric Woods, said that the new billing and customer information systems enable utilities to exploit the rich data extracted from meter data management systems and offer a point of leverage for selling new products and services. "They also provide a two-way communication platform that utilities can use to empower customers to manage their own energy consumption," Woods added. The report revealed that while distributed renewable energy generation, net metering, and microgrids develop and spread, traditional models are giving way to a more transactive energy business. The report said in future the role of utilities as suppliers of energy will be challenged by the establishment of peer-to-peer relationships between utility customers who will generate their own energy and feed the residue energy to the grid. As the relationship between utilities and customers is set to change the billing systems, CRMs must adapt to the new relationships, the report suggested.
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The software is completely new, developed from the ground up for a superior user experience. According to Lynn Spears, Business Analyst at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Billing Bridge is a user friendly system with many features that out performs other ambulance billing systems. Claim submissions are cleaner than ever preventing claim rejections and extra back end work. The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers.
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Oracle unveils billing software







Plano, TX / Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 HealthTech Solutions Group (and affiliated entities), a leading cloud-based revenue cycle management software business serving more than 150 hospitals and $10 Billion in net patient revenue, announced the acquisition of GAFFEY, a pioneer in the eligibility and billing segments of the hospital revenue cycle software industry. The combination of HealthTech and GAFFEY creates an end-to-end revenue cycle software company dedicated to optimizing revenue capture and collection efficiency. The combined business offers hospitals and healthcare providers a unique and robust set of software tools that span the revenue cycle, including: Best-in-class technology-based solutions for: Patient Eligibility, Billing/Claims Management, Denial Management, Contract Calculation, Follow-up and Collections, Workflow Automation, and Business Intelligence Services and BPO Solutions for: Collections, Revenue Recovery Solutions, Billing Bridge Routine Consulting, and Best Practices Management The acquisition is backed by HealthTechs private equity sponsor, Altaris Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively in the healthcare industry. We are thrilled about becoming part of HealthTech and to be joining the Altaris portfolio of companies, said HunMi Pak, CEO of GAFFEY and President of the combined business. Their breadth of experience in building successful technology companies coupled with the deep domain expertise of the Altaris and HealthTech teams, provides GAFFEY with vast resources to draw upon as we embark on the next chapter of growth of our software and solutions to our customers. Derek Morkel, HealthTechs CEO commented on the acquisition, We are extremely excited about the addition of GAFFEYs team and customers to HealthTech. The combination creates an end-to-end and seamlessly integrated set of SaaS-based revenue cycle software & workflow technologies. Our customers routinely are requesting solutions that reduce the number of vendors and provide a single workflow platform for their entire revenue cycle. The combination of GAFFEYs claims management software suite with HealthTechs workflow and automation tools will provide our customers with an even more compelling ROI. About GAFFEY: For over 25 years, GAFFEY has been helping hospitals improve their revenue cycle through a bundled software solution called Revenue as a Service or RaaS a coupling of eligibility, billing and contract calculation solutions with complementary support services that are presented as a software-as-a-service fee-based model. About HealthTech Solutions Group: HealthTech offers hospitals and healthcare providers software and business office services to enable them to improve productivity in order to collect more cash and collect it more efficiently. More than 30 million claims representing $10 billion of net patient revenue is collected annually on HealthTechs AlphaCollector platform, a central business office workflow product. The company also offers claims autostatusing, retroactive Medicaid eligibility screening, and a variety of other tools and services to its more than 150 hospital customers.
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Utility billing and CRM software revenue to hit $5.5bn by 2020







"With this release of Medisoft Version 18 , physicians and billing services can stay up to date with accurate claims submissions by being on the most current version of the software that supports electronic medical claims submissions thru the Relay Health Clearinghouse and other national clearing houses," says Selent. An important piece in the life-cycle of revenue for a practice is statement mailings. "This used to be a time consuming and challenging aspect of most doctors offices," says Selent. "And it was often most neglected because of the time commitment and hassles of printing, folding, stuffing, stamping and mailing the statements. "All the obstacles are now a thing of the past," continues Selent. "All the office has to do now is click on a few buttons, remove patients they don't want to receive a statement, then hit "submit" and the statements for the whole practice gets sent electronically to a statement processor." The processing company prints the statements of quality forms; folds them; stuffs them; includes a return mail envelope, and mails the statements", thus removing a major obstacle to this important aspect of the revenue stream of doctors offices. "This version of Medisoft also includes a "one year no cost license" of e-prescribing for a single doctor. This feature is required to prevent a reduction in payments to most doctor offices," says Selent.
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BigTime Releases New Mobile Time & Billing App







, cloud-based time and billing software, recently released a time and billing app that allows small and mid-sized firms to access their time and billing data from their iOS mobile device. BigTime Mobile takes remote time management to a whole new level, putting pro-level time and expense tracking functionality in the palm of your hand, said Brian Saunders, CEO and founder of BigTime. When you look at the mobile T&B apps that are currently out there, this really is a game changer - the kind of mobile app the markets been asking for. BigTime Mobile provides anytime, anywhere access to many of the features of BigTimes desktop version. Users can submit timesheets by sending an email. The expense entry function allows users to log billable or non-billable costs, offline or online, upload pictures of receipts and more. All QuickBooks data is pulled into the mobile app automatically. Other features of BigTime Mobile include the ability to track time, online or offline; user-friendly interface; fully customizable daily and weekly views; the ability to submit timesheets from the app; cost tracking by project, task and type; automatic syncing with the web version; real-time access to team and project information and the ability to call, text or email clients right from the app. The BigTime Mobile app is available for free through the iTunes App Store, for current subscribers of BigTime Express and BigTime IQ. Users want the ability to manage projects, have full access to staff/client contact information, and see data by the week, even month. And they want to do it in a way thats organic to how they already interact with their smartphone, said Saunders.
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HealthTech Solutions Group Acquires Billing and Claims Management Software Company GAFFEY







Among other players, Just-in-Time Solutions provides software for online billing. Personal finance firm Intuit is exploring various vendors for its users to pay their bills, including a partnership with Oracle rival Sybase . Oracle's Internet Bill & Pay software, version 1.0, is being announced Wednesday at a banking show and is targeted at businesses such as banks that want to provide online billing services to their customers. It allows companies that bill customers for goods or services both to present bills and to receive payments online. It will allow banks, service providers, and portals to consolidate bills from multiple billers and act as a single online access point for consumers--a position avidly sought by banks but one where portal sites like Netscape's Netcenter also hope to play a role. The promise of online billing is that it can cut costs by saving postage and handling costs and generate new revenue for billers or bill consolidators through selling additional services or advertising like billing inserts many utilities use. Scandinavian phone carrier Telia is using Oracle's software, and CheckFree is partnering with Oracle. The new software is in pilot testing and is expected to ship by June.
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SAP, AXEL target South-South market with solutions








Newsbyte: SAP(R) Cloud for Travel Solution Helps Increase Global Compliance and Empower Customer Choice With Open Booking







According to one of the Directors in Axel, Mr. Chude Osiegbu, Axel is a consultancy outfit focused on delivering solutions to problems that its clients face in the area of enterprise resource planning using SAP. He said, We also maintain a high quality team of training and administrative staff and also a resource network that is able to provide top-notch quality of training, consulting and support delivery available in the market. SAP as an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing. Osiegbu disclosed that SAP Enterprise Resource Planning solutions were fully integrated business real-time systems that enable transactions to be processed end-to-end and eliminate data inconsistencies between sub-systems. He said companies were replacing their old business systems with ERP package developed by SAP. Enumerating the benefits of using SAP for businesses, he stated that SAP delivered systems are modern and efficient, with a support infrastructure unparalleled in the software industry. He added, SAP has developed industry-specific ERP solutions that address the needs of over 28 industrial sectors and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide. SAP has managed to build up a client base of more than 12 million users worldwide. Those numbers are estimated to grow as more and more enterprises jump on the SAP ERP bandwagon. Corroborating this, the SAP Partner Manager Account Manager, Mrs. Ayokanmi Ayuba, sid using SAP ERP suite in providing business solutions was a step to organisational success. She said SAP had been tried and trusted and with Axels presence in Port-Harcourt Nigeria, provision of SAP business solutions was not far-fetched. She encouraged companies to embrace the technology by joining companies already using SAP.
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SAP’s Business Objects







"SAP has continued to enhance product capabilities to help growing firms manage all aspects of their operations in an affordable way -- including customers, sales, accounting and financials -- with the ultimate goal of boosting overall performance in an increasingly competitive environment." 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. joins the growing number of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) using SAP Business One to capture business information in a single system while maintaining scalability as business expands. Looking to automate its business processes and provide an accurate update of real-time business information across all functional areas, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. chose SAP based on its ability to deliver business solutions that enable organizations to become more adaptable, responsive and profitable. With the help of SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support. The application has also helped automate and integrate all accounting and financial processes across the organization and provide timely and accurate financial information. "SAP Business One enables small and emerging companies like 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. to remain nimble while competing with larger, global players," said Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni, chairman and CEO, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. "By delivering an easy-to-use and intuitive user experience, the application helps us manage back-office operations in limited time and in a manner that is most efficient to us. As the 40,000th customer, we are a testament to SAP's clear commitment to providing integrated solutions that help today's SMEs do business on a global scale." Working with 635 partners globally, SAP Business One has achieved steady growth to become the company's best-selling ERP application (as measured in number of customers) since its introduction in March 2002. Used in more than 150 countries and available in 41 country localizations and 27 languages, SAP Business One is an easy-to-use, affordable and fast-to-implement solution with low total cost of ownership for SMEs as well as affiliates and subsidiaries of larger companies.
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Newsbyte: SAP Business One Application Reaches 40,000 Customers With 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.







The Pitch SAP got into business intelligence in a big way with the 2007 acquisition of Business Objects. For every use case in BI, theyve got a good tool, says Forrester Research analyst Boris Evelson. Moreover, Business Objects products arent dependent on the broader SAP product stack, according to Steve Lucas, general manager of business analytics and technology at SAP. Half of our [Business Objects] development resources are focused on non-SAP use cases, he says. Over half of our customers have nothing from SAP except analytics. SAP is also positioning its new Hana in-memory database engine as a foundation for the core Business Objects suite and a new series of specialized analytics applications. Many Business Objects customers are large enterprises, but SAP also sells subsets of the full suite to small and midsize companies. The Catch Despite all the strengths of Business Objects products, they have lacked a unified feel, giving the user a Asomewhat disjointed experience, Evelson says. However, the recent release of Business Objects 4.0 solves that problem, with a unified interface, a common data-access layer and other improvements, Lucas says. While acknowledging that 4.0 is a step in the right direction, Evelson maintains that SAP has more integration work to do under the covers. The other problem with 4.0 is its late arrival. Originally, SAP talked about a general availability date in 2010.
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SAP Co-CEO: Business ByDesign 'is Not a Fantasy'





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ET Newsbyte: SAP(R) Cloud for Travel Solution Helps Increase Global Compliance and Empower Customer Choice With Open Booking Text SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP(R) Cloud for Travel solution, designed to effortlessly manage travel and expenses, is offering additional convenience for business travelers with new open booking capabilities enabled by integration with Traxo, a web based travel management provider, as well as out-of-the-box support for 20 countries. With these updates, in addition to recently added analytic and mobile capabilities, SAP Cloud for Travel is designed to allow financial officers and business travelers to handle the end-to-end process of travel and expense management faster and with lower cost while staying in compliance with corporate policies. The announcement was made at GBTA 2013, being held August 4-7 in San Diego, where SAP is onsite at booth #2737. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) "SAP Cloud for Travel is a fully integrated solution that helps us eliminate excessive administrative work and reduces travel expenses," said Tony Velleca, chief information officer, UST Global. "We've already witnessed tangible business ROI since our implementation of SAP Cloud for Travel, and now with open booking, we are looking forward to retaining visibility of travelers' behavior while providing flexibility for arranging trips." Through integration with Traxo, SAP Cloud for Travel provides business travelers with the choice to manage booking their way while still giving companies the visibility and control neededto help ensure compliance. When travel transactions happen outside a corporate travel system, it is difficult for financial teams to match up expense reports and credit card data. In partnership with Traxo, SAP Cloud for Travel now aggregates travel data from all relevant channels and seamlessly and securely sends this information back into a company's financial and travel system. Traxo also captures reservations of flights and hotels that are booked anywhere online. It then combines the reservations into digital itineraries available on SAP Cloud for Travel. To learn more about the integration of SAP Cloud for Travel and Traxo watch a video: "Manage Your Itineraries with SAP Cloud for Travel and Traxo." "In partnership with SAP, Traxo offers a rescue tool that helps eliminate travel chaos and produce a smooth, easy outcome for employees and employers alike," said Andres Fabris, CEO and founder of Traxo. "With open booking from SAP Cloud for Travel and Traxo, employees are empowered with greater freedom, choice and flexibility. Employers enhance their visibility into the critical travel information they need to run their business -- everyone benefits." Global capabilities of SAP Cloud for Travel are expanding with out-of-the-box support for 20 countries and integration with leading online booking tools, which help customers configure the solution to fit their company's travel policy and ensure compliance.
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Wipro Launches Co-Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions in Bangalore







SAP originally hoped to have 10,000 customers and US$1 billion in revenue for the application in 2010. But in 2008, SAP realized it couldn't run Business ByDesign at scale in a cost-effective manner and slowed down the product roll out while figuring out a fix. To date, only about 100 early customers are using the application. But now SAP says the necessary plumbing and rewiring work is complete. The upcoming Business ByDesign version 2.5 introduces an option for multitenancy, a key factor in making the software profitable. With multitenancy, a number of customers share the same instance of an application, with their data kept separate. This cuts down on overhead for equipment and simplifies system management for the vendor, particularly upgrades, which can be delivered to many users at once. A single-tenant option will remain available, but at a higher cost. Pricing information was not disclosed. The update, which is set for release early in the third quarter, also includes in-memory analytics that can be tapped via Microsoft Excel; mobile device support; a user interface built with Microsoft's Silverlight technology; and a development toolkit that will enable partners to build extensions.
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Non-IFRS software and cloud subscription revenue in the Asia Pacific and Japan region declined 7 percent, although it was up 18 percent in the Americas, as the company saw strong growth in software revenue in markets in Latin America, particularly Brazil. SAP said HANA was a major growth engine and contributed to 102 million in software revenue, growing 21 percent year-on-year in the quarter. The company continues to expect HANA software revenue to be between 650 million and 700 million in 2013. Strong customer interest in SAP Business Suite powered by HANA which was made generally available in May and HANA Enterprise Cloud, a new hosting service based on the platform, are expected to drive adoption of HANA, it said. The company also reported that non-IFRS deferred cloud subscription click here! and support revenue was 361 million at the end of the quarter, a year-over-year increase of 68 percent. Deferred cloud subscription and support revenue includes committed future cloud subscription and support revenue already paid by the customer for subsequent quarters of the year. A downgraded outlook SAP, however, forecast at least 10 percent growth in non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue at constant currencies for the full year 2013, down from 11 to 13 percent forecast in the last quarter.
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SAP rolls out SAP Business ByDesign





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About Wipro Ltd. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT ) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients to do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com . SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Business Objects, BusinessObjects and the Business Objects logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Business Objects is an SAP company. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Wipro Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Why Did SAP buy Business Objects?







and Germany for a few pilot customers. Early customers in China, France and the United Kingdom can now sign up. Among the first 20 live customers in Germany and the United States are STEMME AG, a utility and sports aircraft manufacturer; Judge Consulting Group, a provider of business technology consulting services; MANTZ airmotions GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of air fresheners for homes and vehicles; and Compass Pharma Services LLC. In a release, Compass claimed that it was able to spend less than 25 percent of its original IT budget. The software will be rolled out globally throughout the world, including Australia, India and Spain. Kagermann noted that Business ByDesign is targeted toward small and mid-sized businesses, notably those that can't afford a complete ERP suite. However, I wonder how this will be enforced in practice. According to SAP's FAQ: "We expect the typical SAP Business ByDesign customer to have between 100 and 500 employees. There is no maximum user limit; however, a minimum of 25 users must be licensed." So what happens if you're a 500 employee company with an SAP ERP suite? Will SAP turn you away? The FAQ also notes there's no migration path necessary since comparing Business ByDesign with the company's other applications is apples and oranges.
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SAP posts growth but lowers outlook in main software business





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So build tools they did, along with data warehouses, and reports, and dashboards that added much to the flow of data around the enterprise but little to raise overall business IQ and competitiveness. What SAP is saying to the market with this acquisition is that top notch business transaction knowledge, married to top notch business analytics tools, should yield the elusive analytical enterprise that works faster, smarter, and more profitably than its competitors. Its a grandiose vision, in that SAP has jettisoned its organic growth model in favor of stealing a page from Oracles big acquisition playbook. And taken some heat in the markets as a result. The marriage of BI tools and vertical industry knowledge is a vision I think is long overdue for the industry, and one that could prove very valuable to SAP as well as cause trouble in a number of places. Redmond is clearly one place where the heat just got turned up a notch or two: Microsoft definitely gets the tools side of BI in spades, but has no clue how to put to work the domain knowledge needed to get things moving for its line of business customers. IBM is another place where trouble is now brewing: having eschewed direct participation in the applications business, it is stuck putting the considerable domain knowledge of its consulting group into expensive, one-off custom projects that have a significantly larger total cost of ownership than the packaged solutions SAP can now try to bring to market with Business Objects. For IBM and Microsoft, its time to be a little worried about the future of the BI market. And then theres Oracle, crowing somewhat that this huge acquisition justifies its own jumbo acquisition strategy.
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Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side












According to Lynn Spears, Business Analyst at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Billing Bridge is a user friendly system with many features that out performs other ambulance billing systems. Claim submissions are cleaner than ever preventing claim rejections and extra back end work. The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers. This allows billing to start as early as at the patients side and reduces redundant data entry. The result has been more accurate billing and a faster recovery cycle. About ImageTrend, Inc.
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Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side





Customers can now choose to host the software on its servers or over the Internet. Hands On Technology, a company that offers physical therapists physical therapy billing software, unveils its newest product: web based PT software. Customers can now choose to host the software on its servers or over the Internet. Online PR News 04-June-2012 Hands On Technology, a company that provides software for physical therapy offices, announces it has unveiled the newest version of its flagship software, TheraOffice. The web based PT software , known as TheraOffice.Web, gives customers the opportunity to choose whether they want to host the software on their own servers or through the Internet. The new web based PT software can access the TheraOffice's servers through any Windows based device via the Internet. Physical therapy offices no longer need to worry about purchasing any other software or hardware, which makes TheraOffice.Web a cost-effective solution. It was vital for us that TheraOffice and TheraOffice.Web are easy to use. While we provide support to large hospitals and clinics, it was just as important to make it easy and affordable for small start-ups and local neighborhood clinics. If you've been searching for a cost effective, easy to use PT software that will make your life easier, we invite you to visit our website or call our offices to learn more about how TheraOffice from Hands On Technology can help. "We know that some physical therapists aren't limited to working in their own offices.
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Web-Based Accounting Software helps minimize tax complexity.







announced the release of Billing Bridge, the Web-based solution for EMS billing and claim reimbursement. ImageTrend worked closely with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services to deliver a product that could meet the demands of a high volume of claims and reduce the time needed to process each claim. The software is completely new, developed from the ground up for a superior user experience. According to Lynn Spears, Business Analyst at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Billing Bridge is a user friendly system with many features that out performs other ambulance billing systems. Claim submissions are cleaner than ever preventing claim rejections and extra back end work. The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers. This allows billing to start as early as at the patients side and reduces redundant data entry. The result has been more accurate billing and a faster recovery cycle. About ImageTrend, Inc.
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Web Based PT Software From Hands On Technology, TheraOffice.Web, Now Available







Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is a global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. As part of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, CCH offers tax and accounting professionals in corporations and firms around the world market-leading solutions to help them be more accurate, productive and profitable. "Professionals in corporate tax and finance departments around the world face enormous challenges and complexity each and every day," said Scott Gruchot, CCH Corporate Services Vice President and General Manager. "We're very pleased to announce that CCH offers a solution that can help them. CCH Integrator is an integrated web-based suite that was created for corporate professionals worldwide to help them simplify processes, increase efficiency and improve accuracy." Break Through Barriers, Bridge Borders with New Streamlined Solution Created for multinational corporations, and domestic corporations with cumbersome tax processes, CCH Integrator leverages the latest technology to streamline current corporate tax data collection, provision, research and compliance processes, while helping to reduce audit risk associated with global tax regulations. Key components of the CCH Integrator suite include Global Integrator and Global Tax Research Integrator. About Global Integrator Global Integrator software provides a single platform for data collection, analysis and tax reporting globally. Scalable for both small and large corporations, Global Integrator offers multi-jurisdictional functionality that delivers benefits to both the head office and local countries. With Multi-GAAP reporting, this single solution provides reconciliation from head office GAAP, to local GAAP, to local tax. Global Integrator also offers multi-currency and multi-language capabilities and is completely configurable by the end user to meet the individual data collection, calculation and reporting needs of corporations. With Global Integrator, companies only need to enter tax data once because it leverages the same set of reconciled numbers for local and head office accounting, reporting, compliance and forecasting. In addition, Global Integrator: -- Standardizes calculations and schedules with flexible templates that provide consistent reporting formats across countries.
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SAP CRM on HANA, and other news out of Madrid








SAP Gets to the Core of CRM







While the news wasnt totally unexpected, the move represents a pretty large jump forward for SAPs portfolio of cloud-based applications. At the same time, SAP also announced the SAP 360 Customer package , basically a hyped-up version of SAP CRM that runs on SAP HANA, the companys in-memory database platform. The product is the first to fulfill SAPs promise to start running ERP transactional processes on HANA. Nick Heath spells out some of the benefits of SAP 360 Customer : SAP 360 Customer will offer real-time text, transaction and analytics processing to generate immediate insights into customer preferences and behavior, he read more said. Analysis can be carried out on both on internal company data and external data, such as posts on social networks, and results can be delivered to a range of mobile devices. At the same time, Doug Henschen sounds a note of caution as the HANA road map continues to play out : SAP has long promised that running both transactional and analytical workloads on a single database would drive dramatic simplification by eliminating layers of complexity and data redundancy built into conventional architectures. With applications like CRM and analytics like data marts, warehouses and analytic apps running on a single database, SAP says HANA will consolidate the database layer. Thats the vision, but with just one major core app now supported (with CRM now moving into beta on HANA), customers will still need a separate database(s) for all their other transactional applications.
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SAP Refocuses on "Fun"







"[SAP CRM 2007] is like iGoogle and Excel -- but better," he said. "We needed to offer an enterprise application to solve business problems. We've combined the power of SAP with the fun and intuitiveness of iGoogle and Excel." This power can also be accessed via any Web-enabled mobile device, according to de la Cruz. With an iPhone in hand, he displayed for the audience a view of the SAP CRM 2007 solution that has the same look and feel as the typical iPhone menu. But it's not just iPhones -- Stutz said that SAP CRM 2007 can be accessed using any Web-enabled phone or smartphone. "We should not be tied to an office," Stutz said. "We don't need a computer anymore." However, new customers may have to pay more than they ever would have in order to gain access to the new functionality promised in SAP CRM 2007. According to R.
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SAP Puts CRM in the HANA Cloud





Organizations will be able to deliver a differentiated customer experience and provide customers with highly personalized offerings, which will accurately reflect the specific customer needs and wants. They will be able to act on information as it happens and proactively engage with customers to resolve issues, introduce new products and services, and decide on future courses of action. Real-time execution:Companies will be able to instantly carry out end-to-end customer processes beyond the front office, truly deliver on their brand promise, and create differentiated customer experiences. A key component of the SAP 360 Customer solution will be theSAP CRMapplication powered by SAP HANA. Other products to be included are cloud-based solutions such as theSAP Customer OnDemandsolution, theSAP Jamsocial software platform, and several mobile solutions. SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA is also planned for availability as a rapid-deployment solution for new customers and CRM installations, as well as to support existing customer pilots. Carter Lusher, chief IT analyst at Ovum, believes the SAP CRM powered by HANA announcement is interesting as it bundles together a number of CRM-related products with tight integration with the SAP HANA in-memory data and computing appliance. "This CRM/HANA solution simplifies deploying a full CRM infrastructure from SAP while leveraging the fast not just big data capabilities of HANA. It's an important move for SAP as it illustrates how HANA can be leveraged as the foot-in-the-door product to pull SAP enterprise applications into a non-customer," he says.
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SAP emphasizes customer “experience” for CRM





SAP also adds employee relationship management capabilities, which are designed to track information about employees, their roles and activities. SAP reports that the employee relations capabilities will allow companies to organize information on service technicians, such as their labor rates, in order to support field service management activities. SAP also adds contract management capabilities that track customer equipment, service contract agreements and customer use. SAP Business One is designed to automatically update customers' equipment records upon purchase so that users can track whether products are under warranty or have special service contracts. SAP reports that these enhancements build on Business One's sales force automation capabilities, which enable business managers to track sales opportunities, view pipeline opportunities and follow customer activity. While SAP says that small businesses can now address all their business needs in one out-of-the-box software, its partners are also working on customized versions for vertical markets. "It's big with wholesalers and others in the buy-sell businesses," Shamia said.
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However, SAPs CRM website has not been modified to reflect experience, and still focuses on traditional CRM messages. As best as Ovum can determine from the early discussions, customer experience looks to shift the software from a functionality focus on making the company more efficient to enhancing customer loyalty by creating a system that drives reliability, relevance, responsiveness, and convenience for the customer. Another way to look at this is to shift the benefit of CRM from exclusively for the company to the customer. Customer experience is not just a business-to-consumer issue, but also a business-to-business issue. One of the interesting data points SAP shared from recent surveys of executives is that although 80% of organizations named customer experience as a top strategic initiative, only 20% thought they were doing a good job. One the major drivers of a move to customer experience is that socially connected and digitally armed customers have not only more choices than ever, but also megaphones to broadcast their dissatisfaction with companies. As a consequence, SAP feels that companies have to focus on improving customer experience or face shrinking revenues and potentially viral attacks on the brand. This is a smart move for SAP The CRM market has been around since the mid-1990s and is mature in its basic rhetoric and value proposition, mainly focused on benefits for the company using CRM (such as improved employee productivity and driving revenues).
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5 open source billing systems to watch












In this edition of 5 Open Source Products to Watch, we take a look at billing systems. Thats right, there are open source applications available for invoicing and billing customers. Theyre open source, Web-based and can be extended and integrated to suit specific needs. Best of all, they dont cost a red cent. 1. AgileBill AgileBill was released as a commercial product in 2004 and then open sourced by its creator Tony Landis in 2008. AgileBill is a billing and invoicing application suitable for the membership/subscription type of business model, including Web hosting companies, ISPs and VoIP providers. AgileBill features plug-ins for payment processing, provisioning, and interfacing with third-party applications and services. It has also given rise to the AgileVoice and AgileISP VoIP and ISP billing applications, respectively.
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Open source VoIP systems move into SA ISPs







Already an Insider? Sign in Computerworld - When three ISPs in South Australia were looking to add voice services to their portfolio and reduce running costs, they embarked on a VoIP infrastructure project using open source software. Independent ISPs RBE Internet, netYP, and Webshield formed the Interconnect group to offer VoIP services, and contracted Adelaide-based OEG Australia to do the technology integration work. The group evaluated a number of commercial products, but the initial cost was too high and each ISP would have had to pay an ongoing fee to access the technology (Compare VoIP Monitoring, Analysis and Management products). OEG proposed the idea to build a carrier-grade VoIP platform with commodity servers and open source software. Related Content OEG managing director Mike O'Connor said an entry cost of A$100,000 for a commercial telephony system is high and "you are stuck with whatever they gave you, and they are not really designed for the local market". "We looked at Asterisk and an early version of Yate, but was never really designed to be carrier grade in that sense, it was meant to be a PABX," O'Connor said. "We wanted something designed for the purpose so we used OpenSER, a carrier-grade SIP routing platform which is extremely configurable and used by a lot of organizations." The open source components used to build the system include RADIUS, MySQ L, and CDRTool, with the Web-based administration tools developed in PHP. "Those components gave us the basis of the system and some six weeks later we had an operational system with call routing, authentication, and IVR," O'Connor said, adding the system also has its in own Web-based billing system in PHP. The features that OpenSER doesn't offer, like voicemail, were done with Asterisk, which is running on a separate machine, but is in the same environment. The system came into production this time last year, but an AAPT "pipe kerfuffle" meant the group lost its main VoIP provider. After getting back the services it lost, the group re-released its VoIP service and now has some 1800 user accounts, of which about two-thirds are active.
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AppDirect Acquires jBilling, World's Leading Open Source Billing Solution







16, 2012, 9:02 a.m. EDT AppDirect Acquires jBilling, World's Leading Open Source Billing Solution Move Expands Footprint of Both Companies, Combines Global Billing and Marketplace-as-a-Service Expertise SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired jBilling, the global leader in open source billing solutions. With this strategic move, both companies will expand their reach while leveraging their global expertise in billing and marketplace solutions. Going forward, jBilling will continue to serve new and existing customers, while both companies are poised to create a new, differentiated distribution model that makes delivering web-based services faster, easier, and more seamless. "Billing and payments are central not only to the AppDirect platform, but to the online distribution of software and services as a whole," said Daniel Saks, president and co-CEO of AppDirect. "We see a lot of opportunity to change the way cloud service distribution works, and with jBilling's flexible, open source platform, we've found the ideal solution to do just that. The technology makes billing better for providers, developers, and customers alike." Founded in 2002, jBilling powers the billing systems of a variety of trusted telecom providers, SaaS companies, public utilities, and others around the world, including Constant Contact, VeriFone, Sage Software, and more. jBilling is based in Ottawa, Canada, and has a distributed team of billing experts around the globe. The company's leading technology, long-term experience, and industry expertise have enabled jBilling to become the world's leading open source billing solution, with over 120,000 downloads across more than 150 countries, and greater than 10 million invoices processed each month. "jBilling brings unparalleled simplicity to subscription and other types of complex billing, and the company has helped businesses in a range of industries make payments easier," Saks said. "We're excited to work with jBilling's expert team to bring their powerful set of solutions to even more users worldwide." jBilling is a reliable, advanced open source solution built on Java technologies. With a flexible plug-in architecture, the software can be configured to accommodate a range of billing scenarios, including subscriptions, pre-payments with credit cards, complex pricing, and more. jBilling is available in several different editions tailored to meet specific business needs, including jBilling Telco Edition, a new solution being released today that offers both a SaaS version that can be used in the cloud, and a downloadable version that can be installed and configured on site.
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AppDirect Acquires Open Source Billing Company jBilling





Learn More Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 Comments Today cloud app store company AppDirect announced its acquisition of open source billing company jBilling . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks says existing jBilling wont be affected and AppDirect will continue to sell and support jBilling products. AppDirect makes white label software-as-a-service app stores. Saks says its customers are mostly local IT consulting companies who want to be able to sell SaaS applications like Google Apps, DocuSign, New Relic, and SendGrid. The company was founded in 2009 by Saks, co-CEO Nicolas Desmarais (previously of Bain Capital) and technical co-founder Andy Sen (who worked at Salesforce.com on its enterprise app store AppExchange). Saks was an investment banker in the SaaS market at Viant Capital and saw that many had trouble reaching businesses users. Businesses dont know where to find and purchase software. They mostly go through local consultants or buy boxed software through companies like Office Depot. That meant the new wave of cloud services werent finding their way to traditional businesses. AppDirect makes it possible to sell several different SaaS apps, and provides a universal login system based on OpenID. Its also quite possibly enabling, through its partnership with Rackspace and AppFog , the sort of platform-as-a-service app stores that I previously postulated . The company raised a $3.25 round of seed funding in 2011, and a $8.5 million series A from iNovia Capital last summer .
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SAP Developing Collaborative CRM App








SAP on Social CRM





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It will have a "very Facebook-like" feel, according to Wookey. SAP is unveiling the application at Sapphire in hopes of convincing some customers to join an early-adopter program, which will help the vendor fine-tune the software before releasing it as a product, Wookey said. He acknowledged that SAP's notion of marrying collaboration with CRM has echoes of Salesforce.com's Chatter, which was announced last year. "It's good that Salesforce.com has Chatter," Wookey said. "It's an interesting validation of the marketplace." The new application will eventually succeed SAP's CRM On Demand product, which has not set the marketplace on fire since its release several years ago. Only about a couple dozen customers are currently using the software and SAP stopped actively selling it some time ago, Wookey said. Those remaining customers will continue to be supported and eventually migrated over to Sales On Demand, he said. He declined to call CRM On Demand a failed product, saying many customers used it merely as an on-ramp to SAP's on-premises CRM suite. SAP is planning to use StreamWork to create other collaboration-themed applications, Wookey said. He declined to provide details.
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Agents need to understand the entire front-office processes and possess the know-how to use new social media technologies. According to Gartner( News - Alert ), social CRM will improve customer service and create new contact center opportunities in the next two years for about 30 percent of the leading global companies. Many of those, already embracing social media for their business, have realized that their customer service employees can provide more rapid customer service using social media than with traditional call center channels. However, we are not quite there yet. Not all contact centers are well equipped to respond to use social media channels.The reason for that is that social CRM is often a siloed effort, driven by the communications department and not part of the core customer engagement strategies. TMCnet: Discuss social community i.e. the wide open posts and Tweets versus company-hosted sites as means of interacting with the social customer. Which is the trend and why? VI: The answer homepage to this question depends on the topic of conversation. Conversations about business trends, technologies and general topics tend to flow better in a third-party hosted (non-company hosted) settings. Those conversations are more unstructured and need to facilitate an exchange of a wide range of opinions. Company-hosted collaboration site are recommended for discussions about company-specific and product-specific topics, such as services and technical issues. Especially product support sites have to be monitored by the vendor to ensure a high quality of customer service.
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SAP, RIM Bring CRM Application to BlackBerry





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With SAP the client company is responsible. Isnt that whats driving a lot of SaaS adoption? With the SaaS vendors, the customer has one choice. We believe that many companies will want to choose between varying models, from SaaS, to hosted, to on-premise solutions. Remember, for a SaaS software vendor to support a massive customer base at scale, it has to keep things simple. It is not clear that a SaaS software vendor could offer the breadth of functionality that we provide, especially not for 20 industries. Compare our features to theirs.
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SAP's Strategy For The CRM Battle







It is already transforming the way companies engage with customers. Lenovo, the world's second-largest PC vendor, has been an early adopter of the SAP HANA platform to support the fast growth of the organization. "Knowing exactly what is happening in our business at any moment and being able to respond quickly to changing market conditions is critical for the success of Lenovo," saidXiaoyu Liu, vice president of global application development at Lenovo, in a statement. "SAP HANA has proven to be a high-performing platform to help us achieve this goal. That's why we are exploring supercharging customer relationship management with SAP HANA. We have already seen 30 times faster performance in key processes during the customer validation phase. The first results are very promising, allowing our business to not only get 360-degree real-time business insight, but also significantly accelerating all our customer-facing operations." "We have realized the long-held vision of our founderHasso Plattnerto deliver a real-time enterprise with transaction, text, and analytics processing on one platform," saidVishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation. "Support pack stack 5, to be announced this week, is a non-disruptive increment for SAP HANA and yet a large step forward, as it aims to enable integrated application services, key enterprise capabilities for high availability, disaster recovery, and integrated text analytics, as well as key OLTP optimizations that enable us to release our first mission-critical SAP Business Suite application, SAP CRM, to run completely on the SAP HANA platform." Customers will benefit from three elements of SAP 360 Customer, including the following: Real-time insight:Organizations will gain proprietary customer insights, understand customer needs and preferences, and predict future behavior. This real-time and true 360-degree view of the customer will be based on the most accurate front-office interactions, back-office transactions, and publicly available information from social networks.
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SAP Puts CRM in the HANA Cloud







The companies Friday unveiled a co-development partnership that executives called a "game changer" for the mobile business market at a press conference at SAP's office in New York. They did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, in which SAP enlisted RIM to build a version of its CRM (customer relationship management) applications for the BlackBerry platform. SAP's CRM is the first application that will run natively on the BlackBerry, but eventually the companies plan to build mobile versions of SAP's applications -- including ERP (enterprise resource planning) and supply chain -- for BlackBerry devices, said Bill McDermott, president and CEO of SAP Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan. "This is a major win for RIM and for SAP, but much more importantly for any mobile professional that works anywhere in the world today," he said. McDermott said that until now, CRM has failed salespeople because of the inherent mobility of their jobs. "They don't want to be chained to a desktop or tethered to the wall; they want to be out on the street selling something to somebody who needs a solution," he said. McDermott called putting CRM on the BlackBerry platform empowering them "at the tip of the spear where the relationship happens with the customer." According to research firm IDC, there will be about 1 billion mobile business users by 2011, which will represent about 30 percent of the workforce. Mobile devices are increasingly becoming essential for business users who need to be connected to the Web and their e-mail and other business applications all of the time.
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SAP Gets to the Core of CRM







The speed at which companies can get access to data on HANA-based transactional systems means they can simplify their infrastructures, Hagemann Snabe said. "Most of the complexity that we've created was not because we love complexity, but due to the slowness of the disc," he said. CRM and more Hagemann Snabe said that CRM is one of "five major pillars" served by SAP's core Business Suite software and that SAP is working on running other parts of the Business Suite on HANA. "I can assure that we have not stopped our efforts [at CRM], if anything we increased the speed of our efforts on having the entire Business Suite run on HANA, where the customer wants that." Hagemann Snabe said that SAP will be reliant on its network of partners to develop many of the applications and services on its HANA platform, which is used by more than 600 customers. A key component of the SAP 360 Customer offering is the HANA-powered SAP CRM application. But SAP 360 Customer also brings together several different SAP offerings - including the SAP Customer OnDemand cloud offering, the SAP Jam social software platform and several mobile solutions. SAP 360 Customer will offer real-time text, transaction and analytics processing to generate immediate insights into customer preferences and behaviour, he said. Analysis can be carried out on both on internal company data and external data, such as posts on social networks, and results can be delivered to a range of mobile devices. Carter Lusher, research fellow and chief analyst for enterprise application ecosystem at Ovum, said that SAP 360 - and future SAP offerings based on HANA - will give companies the ability to tap many more sources of data to serve their customers with more personalised information, while still returning that information at near instantaneous speeds. Hagemann Snabe said that one of the ways that SAP 360 Customer would be sold was as a single package with one price. He said the simplicity of the pricing model - one price for a package to tackle one business need - was indicative of how SAP intends to resolve common criticisms about the complexity of it different offerings and pricing model . SAP also announced several changes that will make it easier for customers running SAP Business Suite software to integrate with the Ariba Network, the B2B network purchased by SAP earlier in the year .
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SAP puts CRM on HANA, and promises more to come







SAP also adds employee relationship management capabilities, which are designed to track information about employees, their roles and activities. SAP reports that the employee relations capabilities will allow companies to organize information on service technicians, such as their labor rates, in order to support field service management activities. SAP also adds contract management capabilities that track customer equipment, service contract agreements and customer use. SAP Business One is designed to automatically update customers' equipment records upon purchase so that users can track whether products are under warranty or have special service contracts. SAP reports that these enhancements build on Business One's sales force automation capabilities, which enable business managers to track sales opportunities, view pipeline opportunities and follow customer activity. While SAP says that small businesses can now address all their business needs in one out-of-the-box software, its partners are also working on customized versions for vertical markets. "It's big with wholesalers and others in the buy-sell businesses," Shamia said.
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SAP and RIM Announce Availability of Integrated SAP CRM and BlackBerry Solution







The integrated solution benefits organizations with enhanced employee productivity and service while empowering mobile users with the ability to access critical customer information on the go. The integrated solution also leverages the inherent security, management capabilities and efficiency of the BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Solution, and introduces a number of key innovations for mobile CRM, including: Instant Access to Up-to-Date Information In just one or two clicks, users can gain access to up-to-date client information from a BlackBerry smartphone, including contacts, sales leads and logged activities. This seamless and intuitive CRM experience is made possible through deep integration between the SAP CRM application, the BlackBerry(R) Sales Client for SAP CRM, and core BlackBerry smartphone applications. Push-Based Notifications The new solution can automatically deliver or push all customer data updates in the SAP CRM system immediately to the user, as well as pushing sales leads immediately to the sales representatives BlackBerry smartphone inbox with one-click access to the new information. Access to CRM Data Anytime, Anywhere Users rely on their BlackBerry smartphones for access to people and information on the go. This new solution enables contacts and account information to be continuously accessible on BlackBerry smartphones, and a local cache system allows access to certain information even if the user is outside of network coverage. Industry-Leading Security SAPs established enterprise application security combined with the renowned wireless security of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution provides end-to-end encryption to help protect confidential customer information whether stored on a BlackBerry smartphone, in transit, or in the SAP CRM application.
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Insurance Software offers web-based processing abilities.








Reduce AR Days With Web-Based Billing Software







According to IDP President & CEO Gary Gilbert, Agent X Press was developed in response to growing needs among small p&c insurers to provide agents and MGAs with web-based policy processing and to lower internal costs associated with existing agent-response methods. "Many small p&c insurers are employing phone and fax to field their agents' inquiries and to provide quotes," Gilbert says. "The process is cumbersome, time consuming and often uncertain. Agents may face situations where they require feedback during off-hours. Or the insurer's employees responsible for addressing agents' requests may simply be unavailable. Web-based Agent X Press makes the insurance company's inquiry, quote and related functions available to the agent network 24 hours every day." The suite's ultimate purpose is to help agents achieve greater customer satisfaction through quick response to customer questions, and to help agents capture additional sales. In operation, an agent simply enters a customer's name or unique identification data, such as policy number. He or she can then obtain the status of a bill or a claim, or obtain an accurate quote, in seconds. Subsequent to providing a quote, Agent X Press will permit the agent to electronically submit the application to further speed the process that may lead to a sale. Agent X Press' functionality is based on input collected from managers at small insurance companies, and their agents and MGAs. The field-proven suite is priced to appeal to small, value-conscious businesses. "Web-based processing for agents has become a mature business practice throughout most of the property and casualty insurance industry," Gilbert notes. "But the price of web-enabled processing has kept smaller carriers from investing in it and realizing its benefits.
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Billing Bridge Software Starts Claims at Patient’s Side







We schedule the claims batches to run at night, and I receive a message in the morning letting me know the outcome, says Hamilton. ZirMed has pre-edits. We work only the claims that have been flagged for errors. If there are errors, we look them over immediately. What used to be a labor-intensive process now saves our employees 8 hours a week. Adventist Health now has the ability to exchange eligibility request files. Three days prior to a patient appointment, ZirMed sends an eligibility request to the insurance company to ensure that Adventist Health has the patients current insurance information on file. ZirMeds registration assist provides automated insurance verification, says Russell. It puts the results right into our scheduling system, so the registration clerk doesnt have to search for the insurance eligibility. If a rejection notice is returned, which states that the patient is no longer covered with that insurance, Adventist Health is able to follow up with patients before they even come in, and have the correct information available upon their arrival. The vendors print services have proven efficient and popular with patients for Adventist Health. Previously, patients statements were printed by a different company twice a week. ZirMed offers both printed and e-delivery statements (an email with a secure link).
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Web Based PT Software From Hands On Technology, TheraOffice.Web, Now Available







ImageTrend worked closely with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services to deliver a product that could meet the demands of a high volume of claims and reduce the time needed to process each claim. The software is completely new, developed from the ground up for a superior user experience. According to Lynn Spears, Business Analyst at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Billing Bridge is a user friendly system with many features that out performs other ambulance billing systems. Claim submissions are cleaner than ever preventing claim rejections and extra back end work. The robust reporting system exceeds the needs for all departments and financial reporting. Spears continued, From an administrator viewpoint, the set-up of the system is much less work than other billing systems. Billing Bridge addresses some of the shortcomings of older, more traditional medical billing and claims software. Because it is Web-based, Billing Bridge does not require installation on a clients computer and does not have limitations on the number of users. It can be accessed simultaneously from multiple locations, making it perfect for large services with multiple locations. ImageTrend designed this to support organizations such as Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which is a large, hospital-based 911 ambulance service that also provides wheelchair services. One of the key features for existing ImageTrend Service Bridge users who do self-billing is the unique integration that enables automatic medical billing encoding for certain services and two-way communication between the medical billing personnel and care providers. This allows billing to start as early as at the patients side and reduces redundant data entry.
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Web-Based Accounting Software helps minimize tax complexity.







Online PR News 04-June-2012 Hands On Technology, a company that provides software for physical therapy offices, announces it has unveiled the newest version of its flagship software, TheraOffice. The web based PT software , known as TheraOffice.Web, gives customers the opportunity to choose whether they want to host the software on their own servers or through the Internet. The new web based PT software can access the TheraOffice's servers through any Windows based device via the Internet. Physical therapy offices no longer need to worry about purchasing any other software or hardware, which makes TheraOffice.Web a cost-effective solution. It was vital for us that TheraOffice and TheraOffice.Web are easy to use. While we provide support to large hospitals and clinics, it was just as important to make it easy and affordable for small start-ups and local neighborhood clinics. If you've been searching for a cost effective, easy to use PT software that will make your life easier, we invite you to visit our website or call our offices to learn more about how TheraOffice from Hands On Technology can help. "We know that some physical therapists aren't limited to working in their own offices. Many may work in remote or satellite locations a few times a week and this way they can streamline their operations since they won't need to wait to get back to the office to create patient notes, update billing information, schedule future appointments or other office tasks. We understand the demands today's physical therapists are under and because of this, we've created a software that consistently, and easily, meets those demands," said Daniel Morrill, CEO of Hands On Technology ( www.rehabsoftware.com ). TheraOffice and TheraOffice.Web were developed 12 years ago by practicing physical therapists who continue to use the software. This means that the software is continuously tested and that users can be sure that it is compatible with all regulations, including HIPAA policies. Developers from Hands On Technology are constantly soliciting feedback from users to improve the performance of the physical therapy billing software , including looking for ways to cut costs, increase revenue and improve the efficiency of each clinic that TheraOffice supports.
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With Multi-GAAP reporting, this single solution provides reconciliation from head office GAAP, to local GAAP, to local tax. Global Integrator also offers multi-currency and multi-language capabilities and is completely configurable by the end user to meet the individual data collection, calculation and reporting needs of corporations. With Global Integrator, companies only need to enter tax data once because it leverages the same set of reconciled numbers for local and head office accounting, reporting, compliance and forecasting. In addition, Global Integrator: -- Standardizes calculations and schedules with flexible templates that provide consistent reporting formats across countries. -- Customizes data collection schedules and questionnaires to suit individual reporting needs. -- Compares and integrates head office and local GAAP reporting for tax accounting under both FAS109 and IFRS in a single calculation. -- Performs full conversions, including reconciliation of exchange rate differences. -- Calculates tax positions based on estimates/restructures. -- Provides a single system that contains all tax provisions and tax returns globally for all years. -- Integrates with general ledgers, local compliance systems, Microsoft Excel and other tax applications. -- Integrates federal/state, provincial and dual tax system calculations. -- Offers built-in status tracking, audit controls, electronic sign-off and transparency of who modified what and when, including drill-down from the tax footnotes back to the source.
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Mailbag: Web-Based Appointment Scheduling





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Stand-Alone or Integrated? The appointment schedulers I've seen built into financial management or billing applications never seem to be quite as good as the stand-alone programs. Of course, the downside of using a stand-alone appointment scheduler is the lack of integration with your billing app. Regular readers will know I'm a fan of Web-based business application services. They tend to be easier to set up than packaged applications that you install on your own PC, and they usually handle software updates and data backups automatically. Web-based apps are also more likely to offer online self-service. Customers can access certain capabilities over the Internet, if you permit it. Benefits of Client Self-Service Allowing your clients to book their own appointments online delivers several benefits. It can increase client satisfaction since it lets them easily schedule an appointment based upon their top priority, whether that's the earliest possible booking, the most convenient time, or seeing their favorite therapist. Clients can also cancel appointments or change times. A Web-based service is available for your clients to use 24 hours a day since it does not depend upon someone answering your phone during business hours.
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Startups Trying to Change the SAP Consulting Game








WCI Consulting Receives 2012 SAP Pinnacle Award







The main difference between Vivido and traditional consulting contracts is that customers can purchase help a la carte, and can get it faster, he said. A large systems integrator may demand a minimum length of engagement or be unable to immediately put qualified help on the job, he said. About 1,000 SAP consultants have expressed an interest in working with Vivido, but the company has selected an initial group of about 400 for now, according to Tomb. The system works well for the experts, many of which are veterans and "tired of traveling," Tomb said. "It gives them the ability to make extra money and get in front of new customers. ... These people love working through the hard problems," he added. Following feedback from initial customers, Vivido is now tweaking its platform to ensure customers can name a preferred consultant if desired, rather than be assigned one randomly from a group specializing in a particular area, Tomb said. Vivido is focusing on customers whose SAP implementations are already up and running and need help with configuration issues or other "post-go-live" problems, Tomb said. However, a customer that is just about to hit the switch on an implementation might want to call in Vivido's experts to serve as a last-minute extra set of eyes, he added. In addition to remote help, Vivido is attempting to build up a large repository of white papers, how-to guides and other information relating to specific areas of SAP software. The materials undergo a thorough vetting process by a team of SAP "scholars," according to Tomb.
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EnteGreat Acquires Technology Solutions Company's SAP Consulting Practice







Now more than ever EnteGreat is poised to directly align enterprise business processes with manufacturing operations, in order to ensure the success of companies across major industry sectors." Gellings concluded, "The acquisition also complements our existing MES business which we serve through our longstanding relationships with a variety of software partners." "This acquisition brings together two companies with similar cultures and complementary offerings," added David Wasson, former Senior Vice President and Practice Lead of TSC's SAP Consulting Practice and now President of the new wholly owned subsidiary, EnteGreat Solutions, LLC. "We are extremely excited about the opportunities for growth ahead. We are adding EnteGreat's manufacturing execution expertise to our portfolio of superior end-to-end SAP solutions. By accessing EnteGreat's deep skills, products and capabilities in the manufacturing space we will be able to take advantage of new market opportunities as we continue to serve our existing customers." An important component of the deal involves the merger of complementary intellectual property (IP) that includes both companies' SAP accelerators, including EDGE(TM), CMF(R) and MPF(TM). The combined IP further differentiates EnteGreat with technology that accelerates customers' time-to-value while reducing the risk associated with deploying SAP solutions. Both organizations are distinguished by their experienced management and integration consultants. EnteGreat's responsive structure and efficient business model has helped it deliver superior value to its Fortune 500 customers since 2000. With the acquisition, the company now boasts the infrastructure, architecture capabilities, enterprise implementation services and support capabilities of larger consulting firms. Its more experienced and efficient teams of consultants deliver a lower total cost-of-ownership solution with shorter delivery times. To learn more about EnteGreat's expanded SAP capabilities, please visit the company at SAPPHIRE 2008, Orlando, FL., May 4-7 at Booth # 881.
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Greg Tomb, who was CEO of SAP North America before leaving the vendor early this year, recently formed Vivido Labs, which offers remote help-desk service provided by a roster of experienced SAP professionals, Tomb said. [ Discover what's new in business applications with InfoWorld's Technology: Applications newsletter and Killer Apps blog . ] The main difference between Vivido and traditional consulting contracts is that customers can purchase help a la carte, and can get it faster, he said. A large systems integrator may demand a minimum length of engagement or be unable to immediately put qualified help on the job, he said. About 1,000 SAP consultants have expressed an interest in working with Vivido, but the company has selected an initial group of about 400 for now, according to Tomb. The system works well for the experts, many of which are veterans and "tired of traveling," Tomb said. "It gives them the ability to make extra money and get in front of new customers. ... These people love working through the hard problems," he added. Following feedback from initial customers, Vivido is now tweaking its platform to ensure customers can name a preferred consultant if desired, rather than be assigned one randomly from a group specializing in a particular area, Tomb said. Vivido is focusing on customers whose SAP implementations are already up and running and need help with configuration issues or other "post-go-live" problems, Tomb said. However, a customer that is just about to hit the switch on an implementation might want to call in Vivido's experts to serve as a last-minute extra set of eyes, he added.
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Startups take SAP consulting to the cloud







Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as anticipate, believe, estimate, expect, forecast, intend, may, plan, project, predict, should more info and will and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
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Diagonal Consulting Achieves SAP Global Partner Center of Expertise (PCOE) Certification







Finance Sat, Aug 3, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed Diagonal Consulting Achieves SAP Global Partner Center of Expertise (PCOE) Certification Diagonal Consulting Inc. recognized for outstanding customer support in accordance with SAPs technical and organizational standards Press Release: Diagonal Consulting Inc. Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:49 PM EST Print BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Diagonal Consulting, an SAP implementation, training and support provider with North American headquarters located in Berwyn, PA, has built a reputation as a dedicated client service and support leader. In recognition of that service-oriented dedication, Diagonal recently earned its globally recognized Partner Center of Expertise (PCOE) certification in accordance with SAPs new support authorization requirement. This requirement is designed to recognize SAP support and service partners like Diagonal Consulting who consistently deliver outstanding service with a reliable level of quality and support excellence for all SAP software solutions. Already a fully accredited SAP partner for the past 20 years and a leader in SAP software implementation, training and support, Diagonal is now a PCOE-certified channel partner. This certification is further proof of Diagonals tireless dedication to providing SAP expertise and support to organizations across a wide range of industries. In accordance with the requirements of SAPs PCOE certification, Diagonal Consulting enrolled its employees in a comprehensive program that ensured their proficiency using SAP Solution Manager to provide a high standard of support services to its SAP customers. Over the course of this program, all Diagonal support consultants demonstrated their long-standing SAP knowledge and expertise. This certification reinforces what the firms satisfied clients have known all along: "Diagonal's SAP consultants are more than just technical experts. They are experienced professionals with real-world expertise in SAP software service and support." The PCOE certification reaffirms the fact that Diagonal Consulting clients receive an outstanding level of expertise and support the long-standing standard of Diagonal Consulting. To ensure this reliable level of quality service and expertise is maintained on an ongoing basis, Diagonal Consulting is committed to renewing their PCOE certification every two years.
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Providers trained on new NC Medicaid billing system








Accenture Builds Demand Response Billing System for Yokohama Smart City Project to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Peak Demand







Some providers attending the session said the state owes them as much as $130,000 in claim, since the $480 million system was rolled out to users on July 1. NCTracks, which replaces a 35-year-old computer system, uses different identification numbers for various products and services than the old processing system, and the billing software some providers use isn't compatible with the new numbering system. That is forcing providers to manually enter claims into the state system one by one instead of submitting dozens in a single batch. Another issue keeping providers from getting paid is that they have not updated their electronic fund transfer information in the new system. "We just feel like this could have been better implemented, because, if we don't have money to pay our staff, we can't provide a service for our patients," said Teresa Oudeh, an administrator at Oudeh Medical Plaza in Dunn. "We just think it's unreasonable and outrageous." The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services predicted a rough transition when it launched the NCTracks, but spokesman Brad Deen said he's not sure what could have been done differently. The system has processed claims totaling about $38 million for approximately 900 providers without any problems, he said. Prior to launching NCTracks, DHHS held training seminars across the state from April to June. At the Raleigh session, about 20 people attended.
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Electronic Billing Systems a Rising Priority Among Insurers







You are actually having that served to you rather than going out and buying servers. The STG system from MajescoMastek, which Pacific Compensation is in the final stages of implementing, is a rules-based system in which they can specify a rule that either goes across all the transactions or part of the transactions, so those rules can be enforced across the entire application. The differences between Pacific Compensations old system and the new are night and day, says Cardenas. The old system could not adequately communicate in a modern fashion with the carriers customers. The company sent out a paper invoice with few, if any, options. We didnt have a lot of things that brokers, who are intermediaries, wanted, says Cardenas. Sometimes those relationships get complex. We were limited in how we would look to our brokers and the end customer. Clunky is the way I would describe it. Cardenas expects to take things slowly to begin with, so paper billing will continue, but the possibility of electronic billing and other positives for the future. This system, unlike the old system, which was just a black box, is talking to all the various components of our systems, says Cardenas.
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Depending on the number of legacy billing systems still around, data might be stored in dozens of different formats. But what about all the new customers who will request service while the new billing system is implemented over the next year or longer? Do you train the front-end customer service reps to type in customer information in the new format, using the new combination of fields and on-screen forms, or do you wait until later in the year to change those customers over to the new system? The process of acquiring new customers and keying in their data could be the first change under the billing system implementation. Scheduling the Work: Think it Through Few executives take the time to intelligently devise a migration schedule for their new billing and OSS systemswhich messes up everybody's business process. It's not just about scheduling such work for after hours and weekends. Determining which customers to move onto the new platform first depends on the carrier's reason for installing the new system. For instance, is the new billing system designed to make the introduction of new products and services easier? Does the carrier move those subscribers who can afford the new products and services to the new billing platform first? Here are some questions Michie says carriers have to ask themselves: The carriers should schedule the migration of business and enterprise customers to the new system before residential customers.
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Patent Issued for Ink Billing System with Changeable Billing Rate Table







It involves 4,000 homes, a total of 14 office buildings, condominiums, and factories, 2,000 EVs, and 27 MW in solar energy capacity. Accenture is responsible for building and operating a demand response billing system for a community energy management system "CEMS," which is being developed by Toshiba. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com Accenture Smart Grid Services focuses on delivering innovative business solutions supporting the modernization of electric, gas and water network infrastructures to improve capital efficiency and effectiveness, increase crew safety and productivity, optimize the operations of the grid and achieve the full value from AMI data and capabilities. It includes four offering areas which cover consulting, technology and managed solutions: Work, Field Resource Management; Transmission & Distribution Asset Management; Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and Grid Operations. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.
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Impact of New Billing & OSS Systems on Existing Processes







Smart meters replaced analog meters throughout the city months ago, but the utility has still been using meter readers to manually report electricity and water use as officials ensure that the system works as intended. About 25% of customers are already being billed through the digital reads, but officials said that after some technology upgrades this month, the entire system will be online for billing beginning next month. The system does work as we expected, said Craig Kuennen, the utility's business transformation and marketing administrator. Smart meters had a rough start in Glendale after opponents spoke out against them at several public meetings, claiming that the radio frequencies emitted from the devices made them sick. Fewer have complained about the user data being collected. On Tuesday, the City Council approved spending more than $700,000 on software and data security upgrades that would protect the personal data gathered through the digital system. Utilities across the country are switching to smart grids in order to increase efficiencies and possibly lighten energy loads during peak times as customers curb use during high-cost periods. The U.S. Department of Energy gave Glendale $20 million of the $70 million it needed to upgrade the city's electrical and water systems. Through the smart grid system, Glendale residents can view their consumption through online portals. Glendale Water & Power is also testing a digital photo frame that shows energy and water use on an easy-to-read display. In a few months, the utility plans to use focus groups to analyze how pilot program participants feel about the frames, Kuennen said. Although the billing switch will begin in January, there are still several parts of the smart grid that won't be complete until 2014, officials said.
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Evaluating E-Billing Systems







I gave the example of a report showing how much time our attorneys were spending just on chiro depositions. We had identified this as a key expense driver in our LSVI files and we wanted to be able to get more information. I recall that he looked at me strangely for a moment and then responded that he was sure his company could come up with a report that would help us better track our Egyptian depositions. It was then my turn to look strangely at him. Many times I had not been on the same page with a person sitting across from me, but this was the first time we were not on the same continent. That experience brought home the need to select an e-billing company that has a focus on insurance claims legal work rather than corporate legal work. The two types of legal work and the way they are managed can be as different as different can be. Employees of e-billing companies that are more focused on corporate legal customers may not be well versed in the jargon -- let alone the intricacies -- of claim legal work. Their employees may know all about IP suits, but have no clue about LSVI suits. Thus, their ability after the sale to help the insurer customize business rules (notice they call them "business" rules and not "claim legal" rules) for use in their rules engines, train the insurer's staff on how to properly review legal bills, or design customized claim management reports is limited to non-existent. If they have lawyers on staff to assist customers, then these lawyers typically come from "white shoe" law firms and have corporate law rather than insurance defense law backgrounds.
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Glendale's 'smart meter' billing system nearing completion





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"Printers such as inkjet printers and laser printers generally print text, pictures, or other content (referred to herein generally as 'information') on plain paper, special paper, or another recording medium by placing or fusing ink on the recording medium. The ink is typically stored in a cartridge which can be freely installed into and removed from the printer. When the ink inside the cartridge is depleted in the course of using the printer, ink can be added by simply replacing the cartridge. "Printer manufacturers also usually supply the ink and toner cartridges that are used in their printers to the end users, and are therefore also in the business of selling cartridges filled with ink. "More recently, manufacturers have developed new billing systems for charging the printer user based on the amount of ink consumed in addition to selling individual cartridges. "Japanese Unexamined Patent Appl. Pub. 2002-36582 discloses a billing system in which the inkjet printer uses optical sensors to measure how much ink remains in the ink cartridge, and calculates ink usage based on how much ink remains. A data processing device connected to the inkjet printer acquires data relating how much ink is used (referred to below as simply 'ink usage') from the inkjet printer, and sends data relating to ink usage over a network to a server in a service center.
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SAP Co-CEO: Business ByDesign 'is Not a Fantasy'








Wipro Launches Co-Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions in Bangalore







"These companies are at a size where they need a certain level of business processes, such as order entry, but don't need advanced planning and scheduling algorithms." Business One provides a "simple, server-based solution in-house, with support from a local partner." Business All-in-One is essentially a packaged subset of SAP's high-end Business Suite, and is meant for companies with 1,000 to 2,500 workers, Zinow said. "They are at the same level of business process literacy as most large companies." SAP is therefore pointing Business ByDesign at companies with 100 to 1,000 employees. These companies "are growing fast, and what they need most is a business process library," he said. "At the same time, these companies say 'I don't want an IT organization.'" But they do want an application internet with the same responsiveness as one run on-premises. To that end, SAP has worked closely with telecoms to ensure working with Business ByDesign is a zippy experience, according to Zinow. Users should expect average response times of a second to 1.2 seconds, or "human interaction speed," he said. In-memory processing in the upcoming release supplies another jolt of performance. "We're keeping all transactional data at any time in main memory," Zinow said. He demonstrated how a user could quickly drill into various aspects of a transaction, examining data from various viewpoints, with the application rarely appearing to write back to or read from the database. Other improvements, such as to system management, will be less apparent to users. "We've worked a lot in the last two years to get all of the upgrade processes, data migration, backup and recovery, to automate this as much as we could." Meanwhile, although multitenancy is a big theme for 2.5, customers will still have a single-tenant option.
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SAP posts growth but lowers outlook in main software business





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Profit grew 10 percent to 724 million. Software and software-related service revenue grew 6 percent year-on-year to 3.3 billion although revenue from software dropped 7 percent to 982 million. Cloud subscriptions and support revenue increased 206 percent to 159 million, while support revenue grew 8 percent year-on-year to 2.2 billion. Non-IFRS software and cloud subscription revenue in the Asia Pacific and Japan region declined 7 percent, although it was up 18 percent in the Americas, as the company saw strong growth in software revenue in markets in Latin America, particularly Brazil. SAP said HANA was a major growth engine and contributed to 102 million in software revenue, growing 21 percent year-on-year in the quarter. The company continues to expect HANA software revenue to be between 650 million and 700 million in 2013. Strong customer interest in SAP Business Suite powered by HANA which was made generally available in May and HANA Enterprise Cloud, a new hosting service based on the platform, are expected to drive adoption of HANA, it said. The company also reported that non-IFRS deferred cloud subscription and support revenue was 361 million at the end of the quarter, a year-over-year increase of 68 percent.
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Press Release: SAP AG Tue, Jul 30, 2013 2:00 AM EDT 74.82 +0.7400 MUMBAI, India, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG ( SAP ) today announced that 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd., a pioneer in providing large scale biometric identity management solutions, has selected the SAP Business One application to streamline critical business areas, including accounting, finance, HR, sales, customer relationship management, and purchase and inventory management. The 40,000th customer to use SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has found a suitable integrated business management solution that meets its business requirements. The announcement was made at the SAP Business One Forum 2013 , being held July 30 in Mumbai, India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO ) "The latest 9.0 version of SAP Business One is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging businesses like 4G Identity Solutions," said Ray Boggs, vice president of SMB Research at IDC. "SAP has continued to enhance product capabilities to help growing firms manage all aspects of their operations in an affordable way including customers, sales, accounting and financials with the ultimate goal of boosting overall performance in an increasingly competitive environment." 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. joins the growing number of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) using SAP Business One to capture business information in a single system while maintaining scalability as business expands. Looking to automate its business processes and provide an accurate update of real-time business information across all functional areas, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. chose SAP based on its ability to deliver business solutions that enable organizations to become more adaptable, responsive and profitable. With the help of SAP Business One, 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. has streamlined the entire sales process: tracking leads and opportunities, managing sales orders, managing customer data, and administering after-sales support.
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Newsbyte: SAP® Business One Application Reaches 40,000 Customers With 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd.







The marriage of BI tools and vertical industry knowledge is a vision I think is long overdue for the industry, and one that could prove very valuable to SAP as well as cause trouble in a number of places. Redmond is clearly one place where the heat just got turned up a notch or two: Microsoft definitely gets the tools side of BI in spades, but has no clue how to put to work the domain knowledge needed to get things moving for its line of business customers. IBM is another place where trouble is now brewing: having eschewed direct participation in the applications business, it is stuck putting the considerable domain knowledge of its consulting group into expensive, one-off custom projects that have a significantly larger total cost of ownership than the packaged solutions SAP can now try to bring to market with Business Objects. For IBM and Microsoft, its time to be a little worried about the future of the BI market. And then theres Oracle, crowing somewhat that this huge acquisition justifies its own jumbo acquisition strategy. Which it does, in a way. But the promise of a whole new way to build and deliver business analytics a la Business Objects + SAP is very different than the strategy of acquiring customers and maintenance revenues and then upselling these new customers a set of existing applications that are part of a broadening portfolio. Oracle is justifying its buying spree by the promise of upsell and cross-sell of existing functionality, SAP is hoping this deal will result in net new solutions that have not really existed in the market before.
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Why Did SAP buy Business Objects?







Wipro Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov . We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf. SAP Forward-looking Statement Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as anticipate, believe, estimate, expect, forecast, intend, may, plan, project, predict, should and will and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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Microsoft Open Technologies and Azul Systems® to Partner on an OpenJDK™ Build for Windows Azure








Open Source Systems





Deploying Java applications on Windows Azure will be further simplified through the existing open source MS Open Tech Windows Azure for Eclipse Plugin with Java . The new Azul Systems offering will be available later this year. For more information and updates about the new product or the MS Open Tech and Azul Systems partnership, subscribe to the MS Open Tech Blog . Customers and partners of Microsoft and Azul are also invited to contact Azul at AzureInfo@azulsystems.com for additional information about Azul's Early Access Program. About Azul Systems Azul Systems (Azul) is an award-winning provider of Java runtimes for the enterprise. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Azul has been delivering Java solutions for more than 10 years with deep domain knowledge in Java runtimes, elastic memory, Pauseless Garbage Collection, and runtime resource monitoring. Azul is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Java Community ProcessSM (JCP) and has licenses to the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK). Azul's enterprise products enable organizations to simplify their Java-based operations while achieving lower average latencies, improved scalability, greater response time consistency and dramatically improved operating costs. For additional information, visit: http://www.azulsystems.com . About Microsoft Open Technologies Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft dedicated to advancing the company's investment in openness including interoperability, open standards and open source.
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Opinion: Open-Source EHR System a Viable Option for Wide Use







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Learn More Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 Comments Today cloud app store company AppDirect announced its acquisition of open source billing company jBilling . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks says existing jBilling wont be affected and AppDirect will continue to sell and support jBilling products. AppDirect makes white label software-as-a-service app stores. Saks says its customers are mostly local IT consulting companies who want to be able to sell SaaS applications like Google Apps, DocuSign, New Relic, and SendGrid. The company was founded in 2009 by Saks, co-CEO Nicolas Desmarais (previously of Bain Capital) and technical co-founder Andy Sen (who worked at Salesforce.com on its enterprise app store AppExchange). Saks was an investment banker in the SaaS market at Viant Capital and saw that many had trouble reaching businesses users. Businesses dont know where to find and purchase software. They mostly go through local consultants or buy boxed software through companies like Office Depot. That meant the new wave of cloud services werent finding their way to traditional businesses. AppDirect makes it possible to sell several different SaaS apps, and provides a universal login system based on OpenID. Its also quite possibly enabling, through its partnership with Rackspace and AppFog , the sort of platform-as-a-service app stores that I previously postulated . The company raised a $3.25 round of seed funding in 2011, and a $8.5 million series A from iNovia Capital last summer .
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Opinion: Open-Source EHR System a Viable Option for Wide Use

WorldVistA -- an open-source, low-cost electronic health record system that is easy to use and readily available -- "could be the key to the health care system we ought to have already," according to a New York Times opinion piece by Thomas Goetz, deputy editor of Wired magazine.

The program is based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR system, called VistA, which has improved "nearly every benchmark of quality in health care," Goetz writes. The VistA EHR system is credited with helping to reduce costs per patient at the Veterans Health Administration by 32%, using inflation-adjusted dollars, over the last 10 years.

WorldVistA in April was approved by the Certification Commission for Healthcare IT, and CMS has provided a grant to help support the broad adoption of the software platform.

The system "costs about one-tenth of what a proprietary system does for a license fee and a support contract" because it is in the public domain, Goetz writes. He adds that WorldVistA can be scaled to meet the needs of "neighborhood clinics, small-town hospitals, hospital systems" and larger health care organizations.

However, WorldVistA has some drawbacks, including its inability to be as "customizable as some proprietary systems, and its graphical interface isn't as intuitive or as polished," Goetz writes, adding that they system's staffing and billing functions are not the strongest in the industry.

"But for the vast majority of health care providers, WorldVistA is what they've been waiting for: a low-cost, simple-to-use system that makes it easier to provide quality health care," Goetz writes (Goetz, New York Times, 5/30).

Copy HTML HTML has been copied Opinion: Open-Source EHR System a Viable Option for Wide Use Wednesday, May 30, 2007 opinion piece by Thomas Goetz, deputy editor of Wired magazine. The program is based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR system, called VistA, which has improved "nearly every benchmark of quality in health care," Goetz writes. The VistA EHR system is credited with helping to reduce costs per patient at the Veterans Health Administration by 32%, using inflation-adjusted dollars, over the last 10 years. WorldVistA in April was approved by the Certification Commission for Healthcare IT, and CMS has provided a grant to help support the broad adoption of the software platform.
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T-Systems Receives Global Run SAP Certification for Operations and Implementation








County Will Rip and Replace Ailing SAP System







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. They also offer enhanced traceability and verification protocols that help companies improve cost efficiency, quality assurance and compliance. Global certification also makes T-Systems the best choice for implementing the Run SAP methodology in enterprises at the international level. Last year T-Systems Mexico was one of the first ICT service providers in Latin America to receive Run SAP certification in implementation, enabling it to offer customers cost-saving expertise in the planning and realization of end-to-end solution standards. About T-Systems Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 47,600 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers' core business all over the world.
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The survey was not simply measuring satiasfaction with the SAP applications, however. There are a range of issues that can have an adverse affect on SAP performance, analysts said, including the age of the deployment not detailed in the survey and the technology infrastructure on which it runs. With SAP drawing on so much other software as well as network and server infrastructure, problems in other areas can have a significant negative impact. The Compuware study states: SAP software can only do the job it is designed for if the overall IT infrastructure is stable and reliable. In order to ensure that SAP technology runs effectively, everything from computing platforms to database and network connections must be running with maximum efficiency. Businesses running SAP often use the system as the backbone of their operations, and expressed serious concerns over the potential financial risks of SAP technical issues. Nearly all businesses 96 percent warned that they faced financial risks if their SAP systems experienced performance problems. Over half said there was a high risk of such an event causing damage. In general, most companies are unhappy with their ERP environments, said Ray Wang, chief executive at Constellation Research Group.
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Half of SAP users 'dissatisfied' with system performance







A chart in the Marin County report details what various solutions to the problem would cost over a 10-year period. Maintaining the system at "status quo" would tally up US$34.7 million; fixing it and also "supporting continual improvement" by hiring more workers would cost $49.8 million; and merely fixing problems and running the system would ring up a $34.1 million bill. In contrast, starting over with a new product would cost just $26.2 million over the same 10-year period, according to the report. No particular software package is currently in mind for the replacement, according to Hill. There is little need to hurry, suggested board member Susan Adams. "The technology is changing," she said. "I think this is a good opportunity to shake out the sheets and see what's available." SAP "strongly believes in the value and performance of its software in use in Marin County," said spokesman Andy Kendzie.
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Amgen Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP for Webinar on Automating Account Reconciliations







Finance Fri, Aug 2, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed Amgen Joins BlackLine Systems, SAP for Webinar on Automating Account Reconciliations Director of corporate accounting from biotechnology pioneer to discuss ease of integration with SAP solutions, benefits realized since using BlackLine, plus best practices for optimizing account recs Press Release: BlackLine Systems Wed, Jun 19, 2013 9:02 AM EDT 109.06 -0.33 LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotechnology industry pioneer Amgen ( AMGN ), is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems and enterprise application software leader SAP AG ( SAP ) for a webinar next week entitled "No Account Left Behind! Learn How Amgen Uses Solutions from BlackLine and SAP to Help Keep Its Account Reconciliations in Good Shape." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061117/LAF027LOGO ) The webinar, geared at finance, accounting, audit and compliance managers in mid- to large size organizations will focus on how finance and/or compliance executives can further ensure the integrity of their balance sheets and ultimately financial reports by implementing software, such as BlackLine's SaaS-based Account Reconciliation solution , to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process. Carlos Gonzalez, CPA,director of corporate accounting at Amgen, will present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP solutions and key benefits the public biotech company has seen since using BlackLine. The session is designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation process optimization can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process. Gonzalez will highlight how Amgen uses solutions from BlackLine alongside SAP software to review and rate the quality of each reconciliation in order to better ensure the accuracy of the company's financials. What: "No Account Left Behind! Learn How Amgen Uses Solutions from BlackLine and SAP to Help Keep Its Account Reconciliations in Good Shape" When: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT Speaker lineup: Stefan Karl, chief solution expert, Finance Solutions, SAP AG Susan Parcells, CPA, director, Finance Transformation, BlackLine Systems Carlos Gonzalez, CPA,director, Corporate Accounting, Amgen Attendees will learn best practices for optimizing the account reconciliation process, including how to: Implement technology to gain visibility into and control over the status, progress, exceptions and risk points around the financial close Help ensure all accounts are being reconciled (including new accounts) and that the correct, most updated balances are being reconciled, all the time Review and rate each reconciliation on the quality and accuracy of its resulting balance Use standardized templates to help improve the quality and consistency of reconciliations Create automated workflow so tasks are assigned, prepared and reviewed by the right people at the right time Query real-time dashboards and reports to gain insight into specific reconciliations Use an online document repository for easy access to all supporting documents associated with reconciliations Import data directly from SAP solutions via a customized BlackLine Connector To register, please go here . BlackLine is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdgeprogram. The company is also a participant in SAP Store, the online e-commerce channel or "e-channel" for enterprise solutions and services from SAP and its partners designed to provide SAP customers with information on relevant, complementary technology solutions that are certified by SAP (such as the BlackLine solution). BlackLine was named a 2011 SAP Pinnacle award finalist in the "Software Solution Newcomer of the Year" category. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented http://www.ems1.com/ems-products/ePCR-Electronic-Patient-Care-Reporting/press-releases/1472947-Billing-Bridge-Software-Starts-Claims-at-Patients-Side/ annually to the "best and brightest" of the SAP partner ecosystem, recognizing partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success. About BlackLine Systems BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. BlackLine headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company's growing global client base. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com . SAP, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Media Contact:
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‘Suppliers meet buyers’ over SAP system – and are happy





Simon Wakeford, of Public Services, talks to Island Coachways MD Hannah Beacom.

Its a scam, steer clear of it. Richard Herbert | 18/07/2013 12:38 pm As I've said before, the Green Deal isn't aimed at tenants, it's aimed at owners. No problem and nothing wrong with that, they are the biggest remaining sector after all - the lowest hanging fruit if you will. And as for the article, I tend to agree with DaveBWY, the assessment uses occupant's fuel bills; done correctly its probably about as robust as it can be. Now if the article was about the interest rates... Affinity Sutton | 19/07/2013 10:20 am Its good to see that the Occupancy Assessment acts as a flag to energy users about what their savings might be in reality. But the Green Deal is a loan that remains with the property, not the person, so it is based on savings of a typical household.
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Those businesses spoken to yesterday at a suppliers meet the buyers event admitted issues over payments had been frustrating but it had not deterred them from future opportunities with departments. The new system and the shared transactional service, known as the Hub, was introduced at the beginning of the year. Barras Lane Convenience Store and Pound World Plus owner Nigel Staples is a supplier and said he had experienced problems with SAP in the past and as a result it took three months before he was paid. It made me hesitant rather than putting me off working with the States again, he said. Former bus contractor Island Coachways Ltd still supplies the States with coaches. Its managing director, Hannah Beacom, said departments had worked hard to resolve any issues the company had with payments. It doesnt put us off and they made it clear today that they were trying to resolve any issues and that has given me more confidence. To read Guernsey Press stories in full click here for subscription details.
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