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SAP HANA was released as a work in progress. Tenants could leverage the increased speed of the HANA database immediately, but had to wait for the updated SAP S/4HANA applications to be released. Each release has allowed applications to more fully harness HANA, creating new, compelling reasons to migrate for a range of use cases. With the S/4HANA 1709 release, SAP has taken yet another step toward creating a complete product, with substantial benefits over Suite on HANA for most use cases. As with any ERP software, there will be future improvements and innovations, but at this point upgrading to S/4 is a worthwhile investment for nearly every landscape still on SAP ECC or Suite on HANA. New Functionality in the S/4HANA 1709 Release SAP S/4HANA 1709 provides brand new functionality in a range of sectors and industries, including manufacturing, finance, shipping, commodi... (more)

Attention, danger ! Configuration applications SaaS : retomber dans mauvaises habitudes ERP

  Les solutions SaaS, Software as a Service, existent depuis le début des années 2000, merci Salesforce. Les lecteurs de ce blog savent depuis longtemps tout le bien que je pense des véritables solutions SaaS, l’innovation majeure dans le monde des usages, après la catastrophe des ERP intégrés. Alerte météo : de gros « nuages » noirs commencent à envahir le beau ciel bleu SaaS initial ;  ils ont pour nom « surconfiguration » et sont porteurs de risques majeurs de tempête. Les entreprises doivent réagir rapidement pour éviter qu’ils ne pénètrent chez elles.    Les avantages « potentiels » des applications SaaS Un petit rappel sur les avantages des applications  SaaS : les personnes qui maîtrisent bien le sujet peuvent passer directement au paragraphe suivant. Un logiciel SaaS : Est uniquement disponible dans des infrastructures de Cloud Public ; tout éditeur qui ... (more)

[video] Jumpstart to #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @EARPintegration #DX #ERP #FinTech

"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a h... (more)

Real-World AJAX

So, what do AJAX and SOA have in common? The answer: Everything. Is AJAX an enterprise technology? The answer: Absolutely. As we move to next-generation enterprise architectures using newer notions such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), there's a need for a dynamic Web interface that can layer over services and provide more value to the enterprise. Moreover, the enterprise in general can benefit from the advantages of AJAX; it's just a matter of making enterprise developers as well as the SOA architects aware of AJAX. AJAX is becoming the standard dynamic interface for the Web. It adds value to SOA as well, providing the core-enabling technology for user interaction no matter whether we're dealing with applications that are remotely hosted or local to the enterprise. In essence, AJAX provides better edge technology for SOAs, or the top layer of technology deal... (more)

Kaba Workforce Solutions Launches Highly Anticipated B-COMM Version 7.0

Kaba Workforce Solutions (previously known as Kaba Benzing America), the North American operating subsidiary of Kaba Holding AG, Switzerland (SWISS: KABN), a global provider of enterprise-class Workforce Management solutions, announced it has launched the latest version of its time and labor communications software, B-COMM 7.0. B-COMM 7.0 is a proprietary technology designed as three separate solutions to compliment and enhance enterprise systems by providing the communications link necessary for automated and validated Time and Labor data collection. B-COMM 7.0 is a certified software that links Kaba time collection and shop floor terminals to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as, but not limited to, Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP. B-COMM 7.0 communicates via XML messages and efficiently and seamlessly manages the communications stream providing a secure,... (more)

ERP Process Automation | @DevOpsSummit #ERP #Cloud #DevOps #FinTech #DigitalTransformation

ERP Process Automation Demands More than a Simple Scheduling Solution By Tony Beeston The car you drive, the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the phone calls you make are all touched by an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Whether it's Oracle, SAP or another supplier, the ERP software and processes manage the back-office functions of every major industry. So if you use ERP at the core of your business processing, it's important to get it right. Now more than ever. In the application economy, almost every business is becoming a software-driven business. Successful organizations need an ERP platform defined to deliver agility, speed to market and innovation. Not enough organizations have one though. While ERP applications have become the systems of record for many businesses, they have also become a major bottleneck to agile operations, faster processes ... (more)

Making the Case For a J2EE Application Framework

By the time you read this, the J2EE revolution will be gaining significant momentum. Most large companies will have some type of new development around it; many more existing and new e-businesses that leverage this technology will have emerged. Many platform providers will have delivered core J2EE functionality, committed resources to transition to this technology, or made plans to build J2EE-based interfaces to their systems. All systems go.... "J2EE is ready for the masses" will be the theme for the near term. To give this notion of a J2EE revolution a little more perspective, we should look at it in terms of the technology adoption curve well articulated by Geoffrey Moore in his book Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers (Harperbusiness; 1999). As with any new technology, there will be an industry adoption curve that ... (more)

Interview...with Paul Lipton Director of Object Technologies at Computer Associates

JDJ: Paul, tell us about some of the things going on at Computer Associates. Lipton: In the past, most people knew CA (www.ca.com) as a big mainframe company, and they may also know us as the company that acquired Sterling Software in the last year and Platinum Technologies the year before that. Certainly we do have a lot in the areas of enterprise management and e-business for many platforms. But not enough people in the Java community realize how powerful our Java solutions are. For example, we have Jasmine ii, which is something incredibly interesting for the Java community to look at. JDJ: What does the ii stand for? Lipton: It stands for intelligent infrastructure, and that's what Jasmine ii is all about. Once you get past the "What app server am I going to buy?" stage, you start to look deeper at the real-world problems that companies, their suppliers, and their ... (more)

Transition to a Java-Based n-Tier Architecture in a B2B E-Commerce Solution

Let me first intoduce PurchasePro.com, Inc. - a provider of Internet B2B electronic commerce services. The company's e-commerce solution consists of public and private "e-marketplaces" where businesses can buy and sell a wide range of products and services in an efficient, competitive and cost-effective manner. It was built using Microsoft technologies such as COM and SQL Server. Until recently, our procurement solution was in the form of a Windows "fat application" that used a custom communications medium called the Datapipe to connect to our Microsoft SQL Server database. There were advantages as well as some inherent disadvantages to this approach. One of the advantages was that businesses rely on Microsoft to provide complete solutions for their technological needs and some businesses won't let non-Microsoft technology be a part of their solution. Another was t... (more)

SAP Takes Sides in the Java vs. Microsoft Battle.

(November 20, 2001) - Hasso Plattner made a sweeping announcement regarding the future of Java at SAP's TechEd Conference this morning in Los Angeles. SAP has selected Java as the "open" programming language of the future and elevated Java to an equal status with its own proprietary, ABAP programming language. SAP's Web Dynpro Web Appplication Server will be harnessed to support the J2EE standard and ABAP. SAP developers will be able to use both ABAP and Java side-by-side in the Dynpro server.SAP claims that their internal testing of Java has lead them to the conclusion that there will not be any performance penalty by using Java (relative to ABAP). Plattner clearly stated that SAP will replace their current front-end interface for mySAP.com using open technologies -- Java Server Pages, XML and HTML. Plattner estimates that this will mean the replacement of over 150... (more)

Business Process Management & Web Services

The journey of business process management (BPM) from technologies such as document flow routing to service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based Web services has been a process of evolution rather than revolution. In this article, we'll discuss the convergence of Web services and business process management, how Web services alleviate some of the core problems with BPM, and how Web services can help companies evolve into process-based organizations leading to increased efficiency and lower operational costs. It's all about processes, after all. Business process management (BPM) enables enterprises to automate and integrate the disparate internal and external corporate business processes. It does so by supporting dynamic process topologies that allow the boundary between processes and participants to be determined either statically or dynamically on a real-time basis. Furt... (more)