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May 3, 2015

Pricing on SAP HANA spells the end of pricing-engine Issues

One of the most important applications for running business has been the pricing engine. However the needs of sales teams, products strategy group and technology owners has evolved to make pricing as the most dynamic business function and also a very complex business application. Sales teams want to have the real time price, products strategy team wants to move away from cost plus mentality and technology owners want to reduce process variability in pricing procedures.

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Airbus group speeds up financial closing with the SAP HANA platform

In today's digital world, one cannot understate the importance of data and information. Businesses that will exploit data the best will eventually win the battle for market share and customer loyalty. However, merely the ability to generate insights and perform analytics on different forms of data is not enough. You need solutions that are fast, simple, agile, and highly scalable. Traditional Business Intelligence or Data Warehouse solutions are simply unable to meet these demands simultaneously.

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November 8, 2012

MDM for end to end Product datamanagement and enrichment

Most of the MDM implementations focus on maintaining certain pieces of information that is of good quality and governed. While most of the MDM programs success to meet these requirements by means of using various technologies they often fail to address the end to end business process needs and business continuity if MDM implementation is not looked at holistically from end to end business process point of view.

 

A recent SAP MDM based Product Master solution, focuses on the

·         Product data initiation from an R&D system

·         Enrichment for packaging, commercial information, safety information, labels and trade names by different departments

·         Distribution to around 15 operational systems in the logical model that is suitable for those areas

 

Thus MDM is no longer doing data maintenance, but it is enabling the product development process. Various SAP and non-SAP technologies used in the process: SAP MDM, SAP CE, PI, Custom Data Base, ABAP/ECC, SAP BI.

 

November 10, 2011

Architecture Plan for SAP Netweaver based Solution

Architecture for any IT based solution is a most important factor for aligning IT with business expectation. This also facilitates a transparent and manageable roadmap for most adaptable and efficient system landscape. An effective architectural design of a solution helps business to fulfill their target in an open, scalable and easy to handle infrastructure. This blog will focus on approach of an architecture design for SAP Netweaver based solution.

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May 13, 2011

Consolidation with a federation based approach- Is it really a way out?

In some of my previous blogs I have been trying to bring to fore some of pertinent questions and choices that our clients are facing in the Business Objects-BI space, there also certain similar dilemma that they are facing with certain choices in the Business Objects Enterprise-Information Management (EIM) area. One of the many questions  that we  face on a regular basis from our client is on whether to use the Business Objects-Data Federator(BO-DF) in a given scenario and the specific advantages of  the tool as such.

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May 12, 2010

Minimize your Customization & Accelerate your Realization - Part III

In Part I and II of this blog we discussed about how package applications provide solution for an integrated Customer Care & Billing system. But with extensive package customization the benefits are overshadowed. However, with a pre-configured package solution, much of the customization can be pre-built and adopted as a hyper package thus reducing the realization period. Part III of this blog will provide insight into the pre-configured package solution available from Infosys for Utility Billing and Customer Care functions. Also suggested is to read fellow Infoscion Parmarth's blog on CIS modernization and the need for an integrated customer care & billing system here.

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March 23, 2010

Centralized Procurement through SAP SRM - the next great wave of savings - Part 1

Continually changing turbulent economic environment is forcing organizations to adopt innovative business strategies to stay competitive, efficient in order to achieve highest level of benefits to the stakeholders. Procurement function is playing an ever increasing role in this transformation journey and its importance is becoming increasingly visible.

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