The new SAP Business One mobile app for Android 1.1 has just been released. It offers:
- Additional scenarios in conjunction with SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, which uses SAP’s in-memory technology:
- Enterprise Search (for Android tablet devices only)
- Pervasive analytics for business partners and inventory
- Cash flow forecast and customized pervasive dashboards
- Selection criteria for SAP Crystal Reports
- Additional fields and support of multiple branches in sales order module
- User-defined fields at document row level
- Selection of a company database from a list at logon
- Support of Hebrew language
You can download the mobile app directly from Google play.
Just for the record, version 1.0.1 came to market on November 26, 2013. On January 21, 2014 version 1.0.2 brought an optimized Adoption of Android tablets.
Some general information:
- The app demo mode offers a direct login option to a SAP Business One server in Germany or alternatively in China so everyone can try out the app directly under almost real conditions.
- Find this FAQ /Support page for SAP Business One mobile app on SCN, it also features some more details and references the detailed online user guide for Android.
- Check this pdf for a comprehensive introduction to the app, available in several languages: Brazilian Portuguese | Chinese | English | Japanese | Korean.
- SAP Partners: Access the page Mobility with SAP Business One on SAP PartnerEdge for further references.
Information to planned release dates can be found here.
- SAP Partners and customers can also access SAP Note 1924930, ‘SAP Business One mobile app for Android – Troubleshooting and compatibility information’.
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Are you considering a new ERP solution? Not convinced that Microsoft Dynamics AX is the right choice?
Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics AX ROI / Benefits Estimator!
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SAP Crystal solutions dashboard and visualization software – formerly known as the Xcelsius family of products – illuminates your business by providing consolidated views of key metrics, so you can answer your business questions easily. Interact with your data in more meaningful ways with what-if scenarios and other visual components – and use that data to make informed decisions.
One such product is called SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008 (formerly Crystal Xcelsius). Below is a video on how you can get started with SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008.
Getting Started with SAP Crystal Presentation Design (Formerly Xcelsius Present)
In terms of generating reports, you’re given a very simple option of either plugging the report directly into SAP Business One or even further analyzing the data via Excel.
What really helps is the ability to convert basic (read: boring!) reports into animated and interactive reports that allows for almost instant analytic and analysis.
Below is a screenshot of a sample dashboard created using Crystal Presentation Design in just 5 minutes.
You can also download a sample of the SWF file here:
With the New Year quickly coming upon us it’s that time of year when budget’s are being assessed, business plans drawn up and software solutions reviewed.
Has your business grown this year? Are you planning to grow next year? Do you find time is being wasted repeatedly completing tasks manually or perhaps you feel you don’t have the visibility necessary to put a firm business plan in place?
We’ve put together the top ten sign’s it’s time for you and your business to consider investing in an ERP solution…we hope you find them helpful!
- Your business uses multiple software packages to process a variety of business transactions and these aren’t interlinked in a single database.
- As a direct result of the multiple disparate systems data has to be entered multiple times for the same transaction time and time again. This is affecting data accuracy is also a drain on human resources.
- You lack a warehouse management system with build in RF and barcode scanning technology.
- Your system(s) don’t process eCommerce transactions.
- Accounting personnel spend weeks reconciling accounting entries to close‐year end.
- Sales and customer service representatives lack visibility in to order status and rely on warehouse employees to provide them with timely updates so they can keep the customer informed.
- You’re unable to retrieve accurate and useful business performance information in a timely manner which hinders business decision making and execution of business strategy.
- You are unable to gain full visibility of the true cost of operations across your business particularly labour and services provided.
- Your business regularly fails to anticipate demand resulting in inventory shortages and surpluses.
- Your existing system(s) run on an outdated technology platform.
In summary, if you recognise that your business is suffering from internal process inefficiencies and you lack clear visibility and access to key information an ERP solution designed specifically for SMEs will be able to accommodate your growing business needs.
A fully integrated solution can help you do what you do best even better, allowing you to save time and money and increase profitable business growth.
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TFP Solutions group of companies specializes in providing Business Productivity IT Solutions and Services for business enterprises. Our business proposition to our clients is to enhance the Total Factor Productivity of their businesses. The principal activity of TFP Solutions Berhad is an investment holding company. The Group currently has 8 subsidiaries:
• MBP Solutions Sdn Bhd
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Our business comprise of 2 main business pillars, Business Management Solutions (BMS) and Converged Infrastructure Solutions (CIS).
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Exploring the internal cloud
Using cloud-based infrastructure services doesn’t always mean sending your precious data to a third-party provider. While services such as Amazon EC2 are great for SMBs or enterprises with occasional workload spikes, sometimes organizations want the benefits of a cloud with more control, flexibility and security assurances than a third party can provide.
That’s why some companies looking to adopt a shared-services operating model are choosing to build their own internal clouds. Here we cover the differences between internal and public clouds, what an internal cloud can do for your organization, and what you should do to prepare for building your own.
What’s the difference?
When most people think of cloud computing, they think of the most visible examples, such as Amazon EC2, Google AppEngine and Microsoft Azure. Those services are public clouds, which means they operate outside of customers’ firewalls. The resources that power the clouds are owned by the companies that operate them, not by the customers.
Perhaps the biggest feature of public clouds is they give customers a way to avoid purchasing and managing certain hardware and software. That’s why they’re so attractive to organizations that don’t have the budget or internal resources to make this capital expenditure.
An internal cloud, on the other hand, is owned by the company and operates behind the company firewall. An internal cloud doesn’t let companies ditch hardware altogether. Instead, it’s all about creating dynamically available resources based on a highly virtualized, tightly integrated, converged infrastructure.
What’s the better model?
Both internal and public clouds can be excellent choices, depending on a company’s unique requirements. But internal clouds are becoming popular because they offer a degree of flexibility, compliance, security, transparency and control that public clouds typically don’t.
Public cloud: easy start up, less control
To understand the benefits of internal clouds, let’s first look at the advantages and disadvantages of public clouds. On the plus side, public clouds are convenient and easy to use. The infrastructure is already set up, so you don’t have to worry about how to build it. You simply go to the provider’s web site, order a service, and pay for only what you use.
On the other hand, public clouds don’t afford the control that customers have within their own firewalls. That means the provider may not use the exact security, privacy, and compliance mechanisms that your business requires. Although you can choose from a menu of services and service-level agreements (SLA), your pricing options are limited. The biggest worry, however, is that everything that could go wrong is out of your hands.
Internal cloud: more control, more service delivery options
An internal cloud is an attractive alternative because it features many benefits of public clouds without any of the drawbacks. Your organization can stick to its tried-and-true security mechanisms. You can maintain specific compliance procedures that might be required for your industry. You can maintain the benefits of the IT infrastructure you’ve already built. You can fine-tune every part of your internal cloud without feeling beholden to a third-party.
Another benefit of internal clouds: Companies can create new revenue streams by offering the internal cloud to external companies.
One drawback is that, depending on an IT organization’s maturity and existing infrastructure, building an internal cloud may call for additional capital and skills. But for many companies, the ability to serve multiple BUs and fulfill multiple SLAs quickly and consistently provides plenty of justification for the expense.
How do we prepare?
Building an internal cloud is a bigger endeavor than signing up for an external cloud service. But for organizations that require a high degree of security, control, flexibility and cross-BU standardization, it’s a smarter option.
As in any major IT initiative, the first step is careful planning. Experts recommend that organizations planning an internal cloud follow these six steps before implementation:
- Rally stakeholders around a common vision.
- Create a common understanding of concepts and trends.
- Investigate best practices.
- Mobilize customer teams for fast decision-making.
- Identify your strategic cloud-related initiatives.
- Lay out the next steps in a project roadmap.
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By Chandler Harris InformationWeek
An early access program will allow select enterprises to use the HP P6000 Enterprise EVA before the official unveiling of the upgraded product.
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday confirmed its next-generation Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) is coming in June. In the meantime, HP is offering an early access program that allows select enterprises to use the HP P6000 Enterprise EVA before the official unveiling of the upgraded product.
A “couple hundred” customers will be treated to HP’s mainstream enterprise block access storage array, with most of them existing EVA users, said Tom Joyce, vice president of marketing for HP Storage, in an interview.
“The reason we decided to do it this way is because the EVA is one of the most successful storage products in history, with up to a 100,000 out there,” Joyce said. “We have a very significant customer base and a lot of folks are looking forward to the new product.”
The EVA is part of HP’s Converged Infrastructure portfolio that includes virtualization, unification, and management of storage, networking, and compute resources. The HP EVA is typically deployed for core enterprise applications from messaging to enterprise resource planning.
The HP P6000 EVA is the company’s fifth generation EVA and will feature increased capacity and performance improvements. The HP P6000 EVA will include a 6 Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) back-end, support for standard SAS hard disk drives, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity. It will have new software features for increased functionality, but HP isn’t disclosing details yet.
The EVA is HPs mainstream enterprise block access storage array, with an estimated 100,000 deployed. After HP acquired 3PAR last year, it said there would be two more generations of EVA to fit into HP’s Converged Infrastructure product portfolio. The upcoming EVA upgrade is the first of these.
While there is overlap in both the offerings, Joyce says they are far enough apart to provide offerings for different enterprise needs. He gives a car analogy to describe the product, with the EVA the Ford F150 truck and the 3PAR product the Ferrari.
“Many consumers decide to go with the EVA for its functionality, simplicity, and economic value for general storage use cases,” Joyce said. “If an organization is primarily services oriented they can go with 3Par.”
The EVA upgrade is part of HP’s ongoing Converged Infrastructure strategy. HP’s merger with cloud storage provider 3Par last year helped in its competition against archrival Cisco, which has been strong in the conjoined data center and cloud computing markets. For its converged infrastructure strategy, HP noted that it is focusing on its storage, server, and networking portfolio. 3Par helped to beef up HP’s storage operation.
Sometimes its quite easy to think that an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is greater than the sum of its parts. I tend to disagree. I think (and again, this is something I personally believe) an ERP is only as good as its reporting functionality.
Wikipedia somehow helps solidify my point of view by reporting:
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrates internal and external management information across an entire organization…
Management information usually falls into the realm of reports and reporting tools.
SAP Business One comes with (you should be sitting down for this!) not one but 6 (SIX!) Reporting tools, 7 if you include SAP Crystal Solutions Dashboard (formerly known as Xcelsius).
- SQL Queries (within SAP Business One)
- Drag and Relate
- XL Reporter (XLR)
- Crystal Reports (CR)
- SAP Crystal Solutions Dashboard / Xcelsius *
- MS SQL Analysis Services
- 3rd Party Reporting tools – Excel etc
* SAP Crystal Solutions Dashboard / Xcelsius requires an additional license purchase
In the next few blog posts I’ll detail out the above tools and how they help in day to day operations as well as administration of SAP Business One.