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Continuous Improvement/Project Engineer - Perrigo - Georgia, VT

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At Perrigo our mission is clear: we seek to provide quality affordable healthcare products. With over $3 billion in sales and more than 9,000 people working around the world, Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier. We develop, manufacture, package and distribute over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and consumer products.

With over five million square feet of FDA-approved manufacturing facilities Perrigo offers a broad line of store-brand products that contain the same active ingredients as the advertised brand products -- and we're the world’s largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market.


A Continuous Improvement/Project Engineer at Perrigo serves as the Site or Business Unit Continuous Improvement consultant who instills a Process Excellence culture through involving and educating all levels and functions of employees in Lean Sigma principles, concepts, methodology, initiatives and tools. This position will align with site/business unit leadership and Corporate Black Belts to provide leadership and oversight for initiatives which facilitate and drive change to improve efficiency, and effectiveness, bottom line performance of the site or business area and build a quality-focused culture of continuous improvement. This position will also support capital investment projects via the role of Project Engineer.


Responsibilities:

1. Work with business units and/or site leadership teams using Lean Sigma tools and analytical skills to identify and prioritize Continuous Improvement projects or activities; identify stakeholders and resources; reprioritize as necessary to address changes in business.


2. Facilitate cross-functional and site foundational elements, projects and project teams, ensure appropriate Lean Sigma principles, concepts, methodology & tools are applied throughout the project, ensure employee involvement and engagement at all levels/functions and provide governance to ensure improvements are measured and sustained.


3. Designs and implements site or business unit Lean Sigma Strategy and program elements and framework to keep pace with growth and business changes. Develop project plans with business managers, including site resource identification and alignment, milestones, deliverables, project prioritization and tracking and governance.


4. Develop and provide, lean and six sigma training at the site. Identify training and communication requirements for the site and/or business unit project. Identify and secure resources. Assess Lean Sigma site maturity and recommend improvement actions.


5. Review summaries and provide direction on project report-outs to local steering team.


6. Mentor, influence and act as consultant for leaders to facilitate culture change. Ensures alignment on initiatives, Lean Sigma principles, concepts and methodology within the site or business unit and aligns to the overall Lean Sigma program via alignment to CIPO team. Act as coach for Project teams and Green Belts on projects and initiatives.


7. Plays an independent role in the development and implementation of capital projects and functions as project engineer and project manager by providing work direction to project teams and allied support groups while interfacing with multiple departments, consultants, and contractors.


8. Performs engineering activities in support of design and construction of capital projects and performs complex engineering tasks in the development and implementation of equipment installations, process improvement, and facility, utility, and maintenance related projects.


9. Organizes and generates relevant data and prepares project scopes, cost estimates, economic justifications, and capital appropriation requests, as required, to obtain management approval. Selects equipment, prepares specifications, assembles design documentation, procures equipment, and coordinates installation and start-up activities for systems and equipment.


Required Skills


Required Experience


Qualifications :

Advanced knowledge and demonstrated skills in Lean Sigma. Must be a high performer with the ability to influence site and/or business unit leadership and functional teams to change through collaboration. Leadership abilities including strong communication and listening skills are required. Advanced analytical and problem solving skills are necessary. Strong planning skills and the ability to work independently on multiple projects with cross-functional teams is essential. Must possess a bachelor degree in Engineering or a closely aligned field combined with Lean Sigma or Six Sigma certification (or capability and desire to complete a Black Belt certification within 18 months following appointment) and a minimum of 2 years of experience in Lean or Six Sigma role with a demonstration of results. In lieu of a degree consideration may be given to those who hold 6+ years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience. Must be able to demonstrate leading successful process improvement projects. Familiarity with statistical software and proficiency with MS Office and SAP are preferred. Demonstrated experience within a FDA current GMP regulated environment as well as capital project management experience strongly preferred.







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Sales Support / Customer Service - Seiko Instruments USA, Inc. - Torrance, CA

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Seiko Instruments Inc. (represented in the U.S. by Seiko Instruments USA Inc.) is a manufacturing organization historically responsible for the design and production of timepieces that established the SEIKO brand name. Today, Seiko currently manufactures and markets a wide variety of products such as electronic components, scientific instruments, information systems, communication products, machine tools and printers.


Our Micro Energy Division manufactures and sells a portfolio consisting of Micro Batteries and Capacitors. We are currently looking for an experienced Sales Support Specialist to join our dynamic and high energy customer service team in providing assistance to both field sales and customers. This position will work from our U.S. headquarters, located in Torrance, California.


As the team’s Sales Support Specialist, you will be responsible for providing support functions to the division’s internal and external customer base, including direct customer accounts, sales representatives and distributors. Your daily activities will include order processing, problem resolution, inventory management and processing of RMA’s, chargeback’s and sales returns. You will also be responsible submitting for monthly activity reports to our parent company in Japan.


Desired Experience and Skills:



  • 3 – 5 years previous Inside Sales Support / Sales Admin / Customer Service experience.

  • Bilingual in Japanese / English required.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills (Japanese and English).

  • Familiarity SAP enterprise software or similar ERP system.

  • Experience in Electronic Component industry a plus.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Seiko Instruments USA, Inc. offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package, a professional work environment, and opportunities for professional growth.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Required experience:



  • Bilingual Japanese/English: 5 years




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Scale House Operator - Ethanol Plant - Valero Energy Corporation - Welcome, MN

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The Scale House Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently weighing raw materials (corn and dried distillers grain) in and out.


  • Operates computerized scales (SAP computer software system) to ensure accuracy of all transactions.

  • Grades all incoming samples of corn proficiently and accurately.

  • Analyzes test data and determines appropriate action.

  • Maintains and calibrates testing and weighing equipment.

  • Maintains daily update of checklists and routine duties calendar.

  • Interfaces with QA/QC laboratory to ensure effective implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures.

  • Collaborates with maintenance department to facilitate maintenance and repair of scale house equipment.

  • Assists in maintaining the security of the plant.



Qualifications


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Candidates with experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred.




About Valero

Valero Renewables is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, which is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio and the world’s largest independent petroleum refiner. Valero was the first traditional refiner to enter large-scale ethanol production. Now one of America’s largest ethanol producers, Valero Renewables has 11 plants in seven Midwestern states and annual production capacity of 1.3 billion gallons.


About Valero Renewables – Welcome


Valero Renewables-Welcome is located near Welcome, Minn., about four miles west of Fairmont and 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The bio-refinery sits on approximately 300 acres and started ethanol production in June 2009. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Welcome plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 75 full-time personnel.


Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.

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Project Manager - The Principal Consulting - South Plainfield, NJ

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Experience: 2 years.

Qualification: MS (BS+5 years of exp) in CS, CIS, MIS, Engineering (any field)

Work Location: 50 Cragwood Road, Suite 301,South Plainfield, NJ 07080 and Other client locations

Hours: 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 9:00 - 5:00 PM

Overtime: N/A

Salary: DOE

Job Duties: Manage, develop, direct, & coordinate projects & progress of work, resolve problems, & ensure standards for quality of work are met. Exp in Methodologies, SDLC, SAP BW, SAP BOBJ, SAP ECC, SAP CRM, SAP HANA, BW Analyzer, SAP BO, Xcelsius, Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, OLAP, BO Explorer, Oracle 10g/11g, DB2, Sybase iQ, SQL Server, Windows 2000/NT/XP/7, MAC OS X, Unix, ABAP/4, Java script, C, C++, and Visual Basic. Execute cross-functional super scenarios, & manage disaster recovery process.

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Customer Care Account Representative - Florham Park, NJ (CRR) Job - BASF - Florham Park, NJ

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Customer Care Account Representative - Florham Park, NJ (CRR)-1404591

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Description

BASF Customer Care Representative

- Are you a high achiever looking for an opportunity to contribute directly to the Customer Experience?

- Are you passionate about collaborating with world-class, brilliant colleagues to solve complex challenges for our customers?

- Do you have a global mindset and a passion for innovation, sustainability and process improvement?


If this sounds like you, we want to get to know you…


Customer Care Representative Position


We are BASF, the world’s largest chemical company and the leader in sustainable chemical solutions.


BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each and every day. We have big goals for our Customer Care group and we’re working hard to make our customers more successful by providing a best in class customer experience.


BASF is always growing our talent within the Customer Care Centers, and therefore, we have a need for continuous recruitment. We have posted this position in anticipation of future openings to pro-actively identify potential talent for our Customer Care team!


This is where you come in.


We’re looking for a Customer Care Representative who will execute and deliver a strong Customer Experience related to order fulfillment in BASF North America. In return for innovating and pushing yourself and your team to be the best every day, you’ll have your accomplishments recognized and rewarded, you’ll get amazing growth opportunities, and you’ll know firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by a network of other brilliant colleagues.


Your background


You should have…

- A track record of innovating and identifying process improvements

- Expertise in building customer rapport and customer relationships

- Experience in order fulfillment/logistics

- Bachelor Degree preferred; minimum of a High School Diploma required

- Six months of relevant business experience

- People who know you should describe you as…

- Effective listener then communicator

- Proactive solution provider

- Strong Multi-tasker

- Delivers on promises

- Collaborative

- Driven with an incredibly strong work ethic

- Customer Focused


You should be motivated by…

- Solving complex challenges facing our customers and their businesses for today and the future.

- Building relationships with both internal and external customers

- Your sense of adventure, your commitment to own and drive your career, and your passion to take on new challenges and grow for many years to come.

- Being a part of a network of brilliant professionals

- A culture of creativity, collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, responsibility, and safety.


Where you’ll work


This role is located in our Headquarters Building at Florham Park, NJ.


Interested in learning more? Want to apply?


BASF is aggressively recruiting the world’s best Customer Care Representatives. If you’re ready for a global adventure, ready to innovate, and ready to be a part of a brilliant team that is changing the world now and for years to come, we want to hear from you.

- Apply Online at jobs.basf.us description at BASF careers site


Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

- Bachelor's degree preferred and must have at least 6 months professional work experience/ college internships

- Computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products (especially Excel/Word) and web-based applications

- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple PC applications

- Ability to interact with the customer in a helpful and friendly manner and to understand customer needs

- Ability to work well in a team environment

- Ability to set priorities and manage time in a dynamic work environment

- Good problem solving, analytical and math skills

- Strong oral and written communication skills


Desired:

- Degree in supply chain management or logistics. Knowledge and understanding of supply chain process, materials planning, VMI and consignment

- Knowledge of COGNOS, SAP and Lotus Notes

- Developed business acumen

- Knowledge of Non Conformance Management (NCM) process

- APICS certification or working towards APICS certification

- Ability to read, write and speak a foreign language is desirable


BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.


Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park

Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Organization: NTS-Information Services & SC Operations







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Principal Supervisor - Technical Accounting - DTE Energy - Detroit, MI

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Principal Supervisor - Technical Accounting - 07081 About DTE Energy
DTE Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in Detroit, MI. We are a diversified energy company, involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Our operating units include DTE Electric Company, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, DTE Gas Company, a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on coal and gas mid-stream services, power and industrial projects, unconventional gas production and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at
http://ift.tt/1e5XP1w .

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Description

Job Summary


The supervisor of accounting policy and research provides leadership, supervision and feedback to members of the accounting policy and research team. Coordinates and manages complex financial accounting and analysis relating to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Regulatory Accounting Principles (RAP) issues. The responsibility also includes researching and providing accounting and disclosure guidance based on accounting authoritative literature and pronouncements. Provides technical accounting and finance expertise on a wide range of accounting and business issues, including the impacts on the relevant disclosures.


Key Accountabilities


- Provides accounting guidance on all accounting and disclosure related matters.


- Researches current and emerging accounting issues and implements related accounting policies and procedures.


- Ensures compliance with GAAP, SEC requirements and regulatory accounting.


- Prepares accounting analysis and whitepapers


- Analyzes complex business transactions and determines accounting requirements, including the related disclosures


- Coordinates the preparation of external financial reports in compliance with SEC and other regulatory reporting requirements.


- Prepares draft financial statements, footnotes, and management’s discussion and analysis


- Acts as liaison with external auditors on accounting and disclosure related issues


- Facilitates and supports identification of process improvements


Qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent. CPA or equivalent experience required. MBA preferred.


- Minimum of seven years’ experience including auditing, financial accounting and reporting.


- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


- Experience in application of a broad range of technical accounting and reporting requirements.


- Experience with application of ASC 815 to complex derivative transactions preferred.


- Experience with application of ASC 810 to new acquisitions/contracts preferred.


- Working knowledge of IFRS and differences from US GAAP preferred.


- Experience in the energy industry preferred.


- Ability to organize work independently and to work in teams.


- Computer skills include the MS suite, additionally SAP experience preferred.


- Highly developed oral/written communication skills.


- Ability to present and communicate financial information to large and/or small audiences


- Ability to respond quickly to changing customer requirements and changes in the business; flexibility in working hours required.


Job Function Accounting, Auditing & Tax

Primary Location Michigan-Southeast Michigan-Detroit Downtown HQ: WCB (Walker Cisler Building)

One Energy Plaza

Detroit 48226


Job Type Regular

Is this position covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement? No

Skills Based Testing Required: Not Applicable

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Leader Pre-Hire Assessment

This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered position and must pass DOT drug screen and is subject to random drug testing. No

NERC-CIP Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access (cyber and/or physical) to NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corp. — Critical Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security Standards) controlled assets or documents? No

CFATS Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access to restricted areas and/or access to critical assets of a CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) designated High Risk Chemical Facility? No

FERC Training: This position will require Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Gas Training qualifications No

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Human Resource Manager - RTI International Metals, Inc. - Canton, OH

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Position Summary:

Plan, direct, and manage the human resource activities for the Canton, Ohio facilities to maximize the strategic use of talent and be actively involved in decisions related to the selection and development of talent, reward and recognition programs, policies/procedures and regulatory compliance.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:


· Successful track record of decision making related to talent selection and development.


· Knowledge of employment law and the resources necessary to keep current with the changes in legislation.


· Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and to promote a high level of employee morale.


· Administer corporate wide programs such as recruitment, selection, compensation, tuition assistance, leave Programs (such as FMLA, Military, STD) , and relocations programs


· Administer and coordinate the Corporation’s Affirmative Action plans, EEO-1 reporting and related activities.


· Oversee administration of benefits programs including life, medical, dental, optional insurances, FSA, Dependent Care, 401k, ESPP, Incentive Plan, PTO, and leaves of absence within the business unit.


· Manage performance review program for effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the business unit.


· Coordinate, track and design training and development opportunities for employees.


· Develop, recommend, and support employee communications practices and systems to keep employees informed regarding important company information.


· Maintain business unit and corporate handbooks on policies and procedures; provide support to business unit personnel relating to site-specific and corporate policies and procedures.


· Other assigned duties or projects.


Qualifications / Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or appropriate equivalent combination of education, experience and training will be considered.


• Management experience in either HR or Labor Relations in a manufacturing organization, administering corporate wide initiatives is preferred.


• SAP Human Capital Management module desired


• Experience with EEO/AAP compliance and employment law required.


• Minimum of 5 years experience in HR Generalist or related leadership roles.


• PHR/SPHR certification is desirable.


• Ability to travel domestically as required for business needs.


• Experience in recruiting, and staffing.







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HR Specialist - Kraft Foods - Coshocton, OH

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Kraft Foods Group – Company Overview

Kraft Foods Group is one of the most admired and largest food and beverage businesses in North America. We’re also one of the largest worldwide among publicly traded consumer packaged food and beverage companies, based on our 2013 combined net revenues of $18.7 billion.


We manufacture and market food and beverage products, including convenient meals, refreshment beverages and coffee, cheese and other grocery products, primarily in the United States and Canada under a host of iconic brands. Our product categories span breakfast, lunch and dinner meal occasions, both at home and in foodservice locations.


Our diverse brand portfolio consists of many of the most popular food brands in North America, including three brands with annual net revenues exceeding $1 billion each –


Kraft


cheeses, dinners and dressing;


Oscar Mayer


meats; and


Maxwell House


coffees – plus over 20 brands will annual net revenues of between $100 million and $1 billion each.


In the United States, based on dollar share in 2012, we hold the number one branded share position in a majority of our 50 product categories, as well as in 18 of our top 20 product categories. We hold the number two branded share position in the other two product categories.


Coshocton Manufacturing Facility – Location Overview


Located in central Ohio (one hour from Columbus) in beautiful mountain foothills, Kraft Foods-Coshocton Plant offers significant opportunities for growth and development for its over 400 engaged employees, proudly making America’s Favorite Bacon: Oscar Mayer.


This site is expanding production in 2015, and we are looking for talented, engaged employees to join our team!


Position Description:

Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, performs all the activities of the Human Resources Department including staffing, affirmative action, EEOC compliance, employee assistance. Provide Human Resources services to all functions in the plant by serving as a consultant to plant management and employees. The position offers the opportunity for development and career growth within the HR function in a unionized facility.


The incumbent in this position must be able to build strong relationships with their employees and have a customer-centered attitude.


Key Responsibilities:

1.


Tracks attendance records for all employees and issues disciplinary action when needed.


2.


Administers FMLA for the site


3.


Oversees and executes the internal job posting process.


4.


Answers questions from employees about attendance, benefits, etc.


5.


Recruitment of Hourly and Salaried staff as needed.


6.


EEO and AAP Administrator for the Kraft-Coshocton Plant.


7.


Works closely with Disability Case Manager for short-term disability and leaves of absences in the coordination of both salaried and hourly employees.


8.


Benefits coordinator for all employees to ensure current benefits


and benefits changes are communicated.


Escalates benefits questions and issues to corporate benefits contacts as needed.


9.


Maintains records for all internal and external training attended by Coshocton employees into the tracking system.


10.


Processes all tuition reimbursement claims and sends to corporate for payment.


11.


Coordinates all Unemployment Compensation claims by managing all claims, and works closely with the third party administrator.


12.


All other duties as assigned


Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree required. PHR certification preferred.


Previous experience in Human Resources function is required.


Experience in manufacturing environment a plus.


Prior experience in union environment would be an asset.


Must possess effective communications skills and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple processes and projects.


Strong customer focused experience is necessary to be successful in this position.


Should have understanding of Employment Law, Safety, Compensation and other HR Generalist disciplines.


Proficient in Microsoft Office.


Experience with SAP strongly preferred.


Must be able to work full-time including overtime as needed.


Must be flexible with start time to adjust to meet with employees as needed.


A successful candidate will be required to complete a background check and drug test.


Kraft Foods offers a comprehensive benefits package that begins on the first date of hire, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Short- and Long-Term Disability.


Kraft Foods also offers a generous 401(k) plan with both basic contribution and employee match and PTO (paid time off) program that begins with


4 weeks


for January hires and prorated thereafter.


Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.


As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance.


Job


:


Human Resources


Primary Location


:


NA-US-OH-Coshocton







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Vishal Sikka at Infosys is good for us: SAP top executive - Times of India

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BENGALURU: Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP with global responsibility for development and delivery of all SAP products, noted that Infosys had just implemented SAP's in-memory database suite Hana across the organization. "I have another call today with Infosys to further expand that relationship," he said on a visit to Bengaluru.

He noted that SAP was a product company, and Infosys had thousands of consultants. "This is what I wrote to Vishal in May when he left, that if we work together, we can have a win-win situation for both companies," he said.


Asked if Sikka leaving with some of his colleagues had caused any internal disruption, Leukert said it hadn't. "An executive leaving for personal reasons happens every day. The overall attrition in the company has not changed. Only some close friends of Vishal left," he said.


Sikka reportedly left SAP partly because he was unhappy at not being offered a co-CEO role. He was the architect of Hana, a very successful product that enabled real-time analytics and the development and deployment of real-time applications. It is also believed that Sikka was unhappy about Hana's steep pricing and believed that an open source in-memory database could disrupt Hana.


Leukert said he did not see any risks. The database, he said, was the most critical and sophisticated element in the entire IT stack from infrastructure to applications. "People throw away smartphones and tablets within 2-3 years, and buy new ones, but companies don't do that with their database. It's very difficult to change. If I were an open source developer, I could add a lot more benefit and have much better chance of success by focusing on other elements of the stack. So chances of somebody working on an open source database is low. And even if someone did, companies are likely to consider adopting it a big risk. If something goes wrong, it could be very disruptive." he said.


SAP, he said, was working to massively simplify its software -- mainly through use of the cloud -- so that customers can deploy and use them easily, and had just launched solutions that bring together the new world of connected things, sensors and machine data with existing business processes and applications.

"The physical and digital worlds are merging to create new business models. And never in the last 10-15 years have we been in a position to have value-added dialogues with customers as we are able to now with our new solutions," he said.


One application involves installing sensors in soap and towel dispensers in hotels, companies, event halls that measure soap and towel usage. This allows service staff to refill on time, obviates the need for them to move around to check usage, and keeps inventory levels down. Somebody could even use it to sell data to customers, such as how many washrooms to open and how many towels to stock.


Another application has allowed Hamburg port in Germany to end the massive traffic jams caused by trucks waiting for ships (ship arrivals are unpredictable). A control tower obtains information on ships reaching the port, and conveys that in real time to the trucks concerned.If a ship has not arrived, the trucks concerned are routed to a parking area.


"Real-time is critical in all this, and combined with our cloud 'as a service' solutions, allows a lot more speed and agility for organizations. We get a small percentage based on the usage," Leukert said, adding that SAP was working towards becoming a cloud company. That's a significant change for a company once known for expensive on-premise solutions.



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Will SAP Gain from the Acquisition of Concur Technologies? - Zacks.com

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SAP SE (SAP - Analyst Report) recently acquired the major cloud-based travel and expense management company, Concur Technologies, in order to enhance its transition to cloud business.


The decision to acquire Concur comes as a strategic move on part of SAP, as the combined group will now have access to over 50 million users in the cloud, which is more than any enterprise cloud company. Further, in terms of revenue, the merged entity will henceforth become the second largest cloud company.


The deal has expanded SAP’s network over the $1.2 trillion corporate travel spectrum, while strengthening its foothold in the market for network-based, context-aware mobile applications. Catalyzing one of the largest business networks, the combined resources of the two entities are expected to generate annual transaction volumes of more than $600 billion.


As of present, SAP has been receiving a major portion of its revenues from on-premise products. However, the ongoing shift toward cloud-based technology comes with a clouded vision of the future as well. This apart, costs of transition are likely to weigh on the company’s margins, as indicated by downward revision of fiscal 2014 guidance for operating profit to a range of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currency, compared with the previous range of €5.8 – €6.0 billion.


Only time will tell that whether the latest move will eventually benefit this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. A deeper insight on SAP can be obtained from our most recent research report issued on Dec 26, 2014.


Stocks That Warrant a Look


Better-ranked stocks in the industry include Blount Callidus Software Inc. (CALD - Snapshot Report), Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN - Snapshot Report) and Smith Micro Software Inc. (SMSI ), all three sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).







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Lead Operations - Holcim - Bloomsdale, MO

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Position Responsibilities (key duties, scope of position, goals, expectations, skill requirements, and travel requirements):

·


Work closely with equipment suppliers, plant staff and Process Area Teams to ensure the successful operation of the plant.


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Successfully complete training and demonstrate competence and ability to operate plant systems from the central control room.


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Create start up and shutdown plans as well as safe job procedures


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Visible leader and unwavering supporter of Safety, Health and Environmental principles at the plant, including policies and procedures.


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Supervise team of multi-skilled Cement Technicians to safely and efficiently operate and maintain a 4 million ton per year cement plant.


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Exercise leadership over an area of the plant i.e.: directing various Area Leaders and supervising Cement Technicians, ensuring processes within the area are being operated safely and efficiently.


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Directly participate in the hiring process, day-to-day personnel decisions as well as performance evaluations and disciplinary proceedings for technicians.


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Create positive culture to maintain Holcim represented status - Model plant´s Belief & Commitments Statements


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Provide coaching, oversight and feedback to develop personnel into full functioning team members.


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Successfully deliver and/or oversee training (safety, technical and non-technical) to new employees as part of the plant master training


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Ability to correctly make decisions while delegating when appropriate, considering the large business impact of decisions due to size of plant.


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Adjusts process set points based on knowledge of cement chemistry, raw mix design, plant quality and business objectives, equipment and operational limitations to ensure a consistent product that meets quality specifications while maintaining high OEE.


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Successfully complete required training, earning certified status through the Holcim OCP process.


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Demonstrate competence in all aspects of Control Room operation


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Identify potential for optimization and improvement


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Optimize fuel mix (usage of Pet Coke and AFR)


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Other duties as assigned


Education Criteria:

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Bachelor´s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical Engineering / Technology ( or equivalent training) preferred


Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative):


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Excellent leadership, coaching, delegation, and interpersonal skills.


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Excellent safety, environmental and quality orientation


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Excellent communication with the ability to communicate with diverse groups and all levels of the organization


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Demonstrated problem solving with the ability to make sound decisions based on a thorough analysis of available data/information, and follows up on critical issues


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Strong detail orientation with demonstrated planning and organizational skills


·


Initiate action to surpass required goals, is innovative and cost and safety conscious in approach to process improvement (proactive)


·


Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team and as a leader


·


Strong mechanical aptitude


·


Flexibility to work rotating shifts


·


Integrity and ethical behavior


Other Related Experiences Required or Preferred:

·


Experience leading technical teams > 10 people for 3+ years preferred


·


Experience in operating cement kilns preferred


·


Heavy industrial experience 3+ years required


·


Basic computers skills required (web, spreadsheets, etc.)


·


Business knowledge a plus


·


Basic electrical knowledge/experience preferred


·


Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (SAP preferred)


·


Refractory management and installation experience preferred


·


Knowledge of modern cement kiln, combustion and grinding processes preferred







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Assistant General Manager - Burberry Limited - Atlanta, GA

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Req ID: 21003

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

Burberry is proud to be an iconic British brand and recruits individuals with strong creative talents, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for the brand. Burberry team members uphold the five core strategies of the business and look to the brand as beacon. This group of with diverse skills leads to an incredibly collaborative and energetic workplace. As a true brand ambassador, you will motivate and develop your team to deliver exceptional results.

In the role of Assistant General Manager , your passion and your strategic vision will lead the store team in providing an iconic customer experience, ensuring maximum profitability. You will achieve and maintain operational excellence through the efficient running of all areas of the store. Your commercial awareness, connection to your local client base and partnership with the Regional and Corporate teams will ensure your store’s success. You will collaborate with your General Manager to create and lead all store sales and training initiatives.

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Excellent leadership and people management skills

Proven track record from a luxury brand

Proven ability to network, recruit, train, develop and assess talent

Excellent communication skills at all levels

Proven ability to increase sales and profitability

Strong clientele background

Sound commercial and brand awareness

Experience within a General Manager or equivalent level role in a high volume and luxury environment

Technical proficiency with SAP, MS applications, Apple products and POS systems

Fluency in a second language will be highly regarded


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: USA || Georgia (US-GA) || Atlanta || Retail || Management || n/a ||




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Vishal Sikka at Infosys is good for us: SAP top executive - Times of India

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BENGALURU: Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP with global responsibility for development and delivery of all SAP products, noted that Infosys had just implemented SAP's in-memory database suite Hana across the organization. "I have another call today with Infosys to further expand that relationship," he said on a visit to Bengaluru.

He noted that SAP was a product company, and Infosys had thousands of consultants. "This is what I wrote to Vishal in May when he left, that if we work together, we can have a win-win situation for both companies," he said.


Asked if Sikka leaving with some of his colleagues had caused any internal disruption, Leukert said it hadn't. "An executive leaving for personal reasons happens every day. The overall attrition in the company has not changed. Only some close friends of Vishal left," he said.


Sikka reportedly left SAP partly because he was unhappy at not being offered a co-CEO role. He was the architect of Hana, a very successful product that enabled real-time analytics and the development and deployment of real-time applications. It is also believed that Sikka was unhappy about Hana's steep pricing and believed that an open source in-memory database could disrupt Hana.


Leukert said he did not see any risks. The database, he said, was the most critical and sophisticated element in the entire IT stack from infrastructure to applications. "People throw away smartphones and tablets within 2-3 years, and buy new ones, but companies don't do that with their database. It's very difficult to change. If I were an open source developer, I could add a lot more benefit and have much better chance of success by focusing on other elements of the stack. So chances of somebody working on an open source database is low. And even if someone did, companies are likely to consider adopting it a big risk. If something goes wrong, it could be very disruptive." he said.


SAP, he said, was working to massively simplify its software -- mainly through use of the cloud -- so that customers can deploy and use them easily, and had just launched solutions that bring together the new world of connected things, sensors and machine data with existing business processes and applications.

"The physical and digital worlds are merging to create new business models. And never in the last 10-15 years have we been in a position to have value-added dialogues with customers as we are able to now with our new solutions," he said.


One application involves installing sensors in soap and towel dispensers in hotels, companies, event halls that measure soap and towel usage. This allows service staff to refill on time, obviates the need for them to move around to check usage, and keeps inventory levels down. Somebody could even use it to sell data to customers, such as how many washrooms to open and how many towels to stock.


Another application has allowed Hamburg port in Germany to end the massive traffic jams caused by trucks waiting for ships (ship arrivals are unpredictable). A control tower obtains information on ships reaching the port, and conveys that in real time to the trucks concerned.If a ship has not arrived, the trucks concerned are routed to a parking area.


"Real-time is critical in all this, and combined with our cloud 'as a service' solutions, allows a lot more speed and agility for organizations. We get a small percentage based on the usage," Leukert said, adding that SAP was working towards becoming a cloud company. That's a significant change for a company once known for expensive on-premise solutions.



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Will SAP Gain from the Acquisition of Concur Technologies? - Zacks.com

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SAP SE (SAP - Analyst Report) recently acquired the major cloud-based travel and expense management company, Concur Technologies, in order to enhance its transition to cloud business.


The decision to acquire Concur comes as a strategic move on part of SAP, as the combined group will now have access to over 50 million users in the cloud, which is more than any enterprise cloud company. Further, in terms of revenue, the merged entity will henceforth become the second largest cloud company.


The deal has expanded SAP’s network over the $1.2 trillion corporate travel spectrum, while strengthening its foothold in the market for network-based, context-aware mobile applications. Catalyzing one of the largest business networks, the combined resources of the two entities are expected to generate annual transaction volumes of more than $600 billion.


As of present, SAP has been receiving a major portion of its revenues from on-premise products. However, the ongoing shift toward cloud-based technology comes with a clouded vision of the future as well. This apart, costs of transition are likely to weigh on the company’s margins, as indicated by downward revision of fiscal 2014 guidance for operating profit to a range of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currency, compared with the previous range of €5.8 – €6.0 billion.


Only time will tell that whether the latest move will eventually benefit this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. A deeper insight on SAP can be obtained from our most recent research report issued on Dec 26, 2014.


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Lead Operations - Holcim - Bloomsdale, MO

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Position Responsibilities (key duties, scope of position, goals, expectations, skill requirements, and travel requirements):

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Work closely with equipment suppliers, plant staff and Process Area Teams to ensure the successful operation of the plant.


·


Successfully complete training and demonstrate competence and ability to operate plant systems from the central control room.


·


Create start up and shutdown plans as well as safe job procedures


·


Visible leader and unwavering supporter of Safety, Health and Environmental principles at the plant, including policies and procedures.


·


Supervise team of multi-skilled Cement Technicians to safely and efficiently operate and maintain a 4 million ton per year cement plant.


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Exercise leadership over an area of the plant i.e.: directing various Area Leaders and supervising Cement Technicians, ensuring processes within the area are being operated safely and efficiently.


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Directly participate in the hiring process, day-to-day personnel decisions as well as performance evaluations and disciplinary proceedings for technicians.


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Create positive culture to maintain Holcim represented status - Model plant´s Belief & Commitments Statements


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Provide coaching, oversight and feedback to develop personnel into full functioning team members.


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Successfully deliver and/or oversee training (safety, technical and non-technical) to new employees as part of the plant master training


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Ability to correctly make decisions while delegating when appropriate, considering the large business impact of decisions due to size of plant.


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Adjusts process set points based on knowledge of cement chemistry, raw mix design, plant quality and business objectives, equipment and operational limitations to ensure a consistent product that meets quality specifications while maintaining high OEE.


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Successfully complete required training, earning certified status through the Holcim OCP process.


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Demonstrate competence in all aspects of Control Room operation


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Identify potential for optimization and improvement


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Optimize fuel mix (usage of Pet Coke and AFR)


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Other duties as assigned


Education Criteria:

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Bachelor´s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical Engineering / Technology ( or equivalent training) preferred


Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative):


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Excellent leadership, coaching, delegation, and interpersonal skills.


·


Excellent safety, environmental and quality orientation


·


Excellent communication with the ability to communicate with diverse groups and all levels of the organization


·


Demonstrated problem solving with the ability to make sound decisions based on a thorough analysis of available data/information, and follows up on critical issues


·


Strong detail orientation with demonstrated planning and organizational skills


·


Initiate action to surpass required goals, is innovative and cost and safety conscious in approach to process improvement (proactive)


·


Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team and as a leader


·


Strong mechanical aptitude


·


Flexibility to work rotating shifts


·


Integrity and ethical behavior


Other Related Experiences Required or Preferred:

·


Experience leading technical teams > 10 people for 3+ years preferred


·


Experience in operating cement kilns preferred


·


Heavy industrial experience 3+ years required


·


Basic computers skills required (web, spreadsheets, etc.)


·


Business knowledge a plus


·


Basic electrical knowledge/experience preferred


·


Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (SAP preferred)


·


Refractory management and installation experience preferred


·


Knowledge of modern cement kiln, combustion and grinding processes preferred







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Assistant General Manager - Burberry Limited - Atlanta, GA

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Req ID: 21003

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

Burberry is proud to be an iconic British brand and recruits individuals with strong creative talents, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for the brand. Burberry team members uphold the five core strategies of the business and look to the brand as beacon. This group of with diverse skills leads to an incredibly collaborative and energetic workplace. As a true brand ambassador, you will motivate and develop your team to deliver exceptional results.

In the role of Assistant General Manager , your passion and your strategic vision will lead the store team in providing an iconic customer experience, ensuring maximum profitability. You will achieve and maintain operational excellence through the efficient running of all areas of the store. Your commercial awareness, connection to your local client base and partnership with the Regional and Corporate teams will ensure your store’s success. You will collaborate with your General Manager to create and lead all store sales and training initiatives.

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Excellent leadership and people management skills

Proven track record from a luxury brand

Proven ability to network, recruit, train, develop and assess talent

Excellent communication skills at all levels

Proven ability to increase sales and profitability

Strong clientele background

Sound commercial and brand awareness

Experience within a General Manager or equivalent level role in a high volume and luxury environment

Technical proficiency with SAP, MS applications, Apple products and POS systems

Fluency in a second language will be highly regarded


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: USA || Georgia (US-GA) || Atlanta || Retail || Management || n/a ||




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Entry Level - Software Developer: Atlana, GA Job - GM - Atlanta, GA

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Entry Level - Software Developer: Atlana, GA-INF0009328

General Purpose of Position:

GM is enabling IT transformation by leveraging the latest technology trends into software development and testing geared towards meeting and exceeding the goals of our customers. The GM IT team is focused on creating an exciting environment that not only motivates, but challenges technically adept students. GM’s Information Technology team is responsible for developing, delivering, and supporting exciting IT solutions across GM’s core business areas using various methodologies and software tools. We’re building on our momentum and we’re changing the way we do things. We’re shifting our focus from running the business to advancing innovation. In short, we’re currently seeking the next generation of game-changers to help us usher in a new age of automotive IT innovation.


At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.


Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!


Major Duties and Responsibilities (Include preferred academic majors)


The Software Developer is responsible for developing solutions that drive innovation and competitive advantage. The role encompasses writing code to build and support GM’s systems, applications, and platforms as well as configuring, optimizing, and deploying packaged software (COTS). The role will interface with other project developers and architects to ensure that designs and quality are meeting GM requirements. Each Developer is envisioned to be part of the full SDLC of a project: from initiation through deployment.


Qualifications

- BA in MIS or CIS, BS in Computer Science or related field

- Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0

- Strong ability to comprehend complex technology and business problems

- Ability to work in a high paced, global environment

- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

- Ability to learn new concepts and apply them to solutions

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Graduation dates: December 2014 or 2015

- You must have the right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now and in the future

- Experience with programming in Java, .NET or other languages

- Knowledge of XML and relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL)

- Familiarity with packaged software (eg., SAP, PeopleSoft, Sharepoint, etc)

- Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as well as software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.)

- Understanding of security, efficient code reuse, and software design


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or protected veteran status.

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date : Aug 29, 2014, 8:22:08 AM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology







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Vishal Sikka at Infosys is good for us: SAP top executive - Times of India

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BENGALURU: Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP with global responsibility for development and delivery of all SAP products, noted that Infosys had just implemented SAP's in-memory database suite Hana across the organization. "I have another call today with Infosys to further expand that relationship," he said on a visit to Bengaluru.

He noted that SAP was a product company, and Infosys had thousands of consultants. "This is what I wrote to Vishal in May when he left, that if we work together, we can have a win-win situation for both companies," he said.


Asked if Sikka leaving with some of his colleagues had caused any internal disruption, Leukert said it hadn't. "An executive leaving for personal reasons happens every day. The overall attrition in the company has not changed. Only some close friends of Vishal left," he said.


Sikka reportedly left SAP partly because he was unhappy at not being offered a co-CEO role. He was the architect of Hana, a very successful product that enabled real-time analytics and the development and deployment of real-time applications. It is also believed that Sikka was unhappy about Hana's steep pricing and believed that an open source in-memory database could disrupt Hana.


Leukert said he did not see any risks. The database, he said, was the most critical and sophisticated element in the entire IT stack from infrastructure to applications. "People throw away smartphones and tablets within 2-3 years, and buy new ones, but companies don't do that with their database. It's very difficult to change. If I were an open source developer, I could add a lot more benefit and have much better chance of success by focusing on other elements of the stack. So chances of somebody working on an open source database is low. And even if someone did, companies are likely to consider adopting it a big risk. If something goes wrong, it could be very disruptive." he said.


SAP, he said, was working to massively simplify its software -- mainly through use of the cloud -- so that customers can deploy and use them easily, and had just launched solutions that bring together the new world of connected things, sensors and machine data with existing business processes and applications.

"The physical and digital worlds are merging to create new business models. And never in the last 10-15 years have we been in a position to have value-added dialogues with customers as we are able to now with our new solutions," he said.


One application involves installing sensors in soap and towel dispensers in hotels, companies, event halls that measure soap and towel usage. This allows service staff to refill on time, obviates the need for them to move around to check usage, and keeps inventory levels down. Somebody could even use it to sell data to customers, such as how many washrooms to open and how many towels to stock.


Another application has allowed Hamburg port in Germany to end the massive traffic jams caused by trucks waiting for ships (ship arrivals are unpredictable). A control tower obtains information on ships reaching the port, and conveys that in real time to the trucks concerned.If a ship has not arrived, the trucks concerned are routed to a parking area.


"Real-time is critical in all this, and combined with our cloud 'as a service' solutions, allows a lot more speed and agility for organizations. We get a small percentage based on the usage," Leukert said, adding that SAP was working towards becoming a cloud company. That's a significant change for a company once known for expensive on-premise solutions.



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Will SAP Gain from the Acquisition of Concur Technologies? - Zacks.com

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SAP SE (SAP - Analyst Report) recently acquired the major cloud-based travel and expense management company, Concur Technologies, in order to enhance its transition to cloud business.


The decision to acquire Concur comes as a strategic move on part of SAP, as the combined group will now have access to over 50 million users in the cloud, which is more than any enterprise cloud company. Further, in terms of revenue, the merged entity will henceforth become the second largest cloud company.


The deal has expanded SAP’s network over the $1.2 trillion corporate travel spectrum, while strengthening its foothold in the market for network-based, context-aware mobile applications. Catalyzing one of the largest business networks, the combined resources of the two entities are expected to generate annual transaction volumes of more than $600 billion.


As of present, SAP has been receiving a major portion of its revenues from on-premise products. However, the ongoing shift toward cloud-based technology comes with a clouded vision of the future as well. This apart, costs of transition are likely to weigh on the company’s margins, as indicated by downward revision of fiscal 2014 guidance for operating profit to a range of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currency, compared with the previous range of €5.8 – €6.0 billion.


Only time will tell that whether the latest move will eventually benefit this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. A deeper insight on SAP can be obtained from our most recent research report issued on Dec 26, 2014.


Stocks That Warrant a Look


Better-ranked stocks in the industry include Blount Callidus Software Inc. (CALD - Snapshot Report), Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN - Snapshot Report) and Smith Micro Software Inc. (SMSI ), all three sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).







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Vishal Sikka at Infosys is good for us: SAP top executive - Times of India

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BENGALURU: Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP with global responsibility for development and delivery of all SAP products, noted that Infosys had just implemented SAP's in-memory database suite Hana across the organization. "I have another call today with Infosys to further expand that relationship," he said on a visit to Bengaluru.

He noted that SAP was a product company, and Infosys had thousands of consultants. "This is what I wrote to Vishal in May when he left, that if we work together, we can have a win-win situation for both companies," he said.


Asked if Sikka leaving with some of his colleagues had caused any internal disruption, Leukert said it hadn't. "An executive leaving for personal reasons happens every day. The overall attrition in the company has not changed. Only some close friends of Vishal left," he said.


Sikka reportedly left SAP partly because he was unhappy at not being offered a co-CEO role. He was the architect of Hana, a very successful product that enabled real-time analytics and the development and deployment of real-time applications. It is also believed that Sikka was unhappy about Hana's steep pricing and believed that an open source in-memory database could disrupt Hana.


Leukert said he did not see any risks. The database, he said, was the most critical and sophisticated element in the entire IT stack from infrastructure to applications. "People throw away smartphones and tablets within 2-3 years, and buy new ones, but companies don't do that with their database. It's very difficult to change. If I were an open source developer, I could add a lot more benefit and have much better chance of success by focusing on other elements of the stack. So chances of somebody working on an open source database is low. And even if someone did, companies are likely to consider adopting it a big risk. If something goes wrong, it could be very disruptive." he said.


SAP, he said, was working to massively simplify its software -- mainly through use of the cloud -- so that customers can deploy and use them easily, and had just launched solutions that bring together the new world of connected things, sensors and machine data with existing business processes and applications.

"The physical and digital worlds are merging to create new business models. And never in the last 10-15 years have we been in a position to have value-added dialogues with customers as we are able to now with our new solutions," he said.


One application involves installing sensors in soap and towel dispensers in hotels, companies, event halls that measure soap and towel usage. This allows service staff to refill on time, obviates the need for them to move around to check usage, and keeps inventory levels down. Somebody could even use it to sell data to customers, such as how many washrooms to open and how many towels to stock.


Another application has allowed Hamburg port in Germany to end the massive traffic jams caused by trucks waiting for ships (ship arrivals are unpredictable). A control tower obtains information on ships reaching the port, and conveys that in real time to the trucks concerned.If a ship has not arrived, the trucks concerned are routed to a parking area.


"Real-time is critical in all this, and combined with our cloud 'as a service' solutions, allows a lot more speed and agility for organizations. We get a small percentage based on the usage," Leukert said, adding that SAP was working towards becoming a cloud company. That's a significant change for a company once known for expensive on-premise solutions.



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SAP SE (SAP - Analyst Report) recently acquired the major cloud-based travel and expense management company, Concur Technologies, in order to enhance its transition to cloud business.


The decision to acquire Concur comes as a strategic move on part of SAP, as the combined group will now have access to over 50 million users in the cloud, which is more than any enterprise cloud company. Further, in terms of revenue, the merged entity will henceforth become the second largest cloud company.


The deal has expanded SAP’s network over the $1.2 trillion corporate travel spectrum, while strengthening its foothold in the market for network-based, context-aware mobile applications. Catalyzing one of the largest business networks, the combined resources of the two entities are expected to generate annual transaction volumes of more than $600 billion.


As of present, SAP has been receiving a major portion of its revenues from on-premise products. However, the ongoing shift toward cloud-based technology comes with a clouded vision of the future as well. This apart, costs of transition are likely to weigh on the company’s margins, as indicated by downward revision of fiscal 2014 guidance for operating profit to a range of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currency, compared with the previous range of €5.8 – €6.0 billion.


Only time will tell that whether the latest move will eventually benefit this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. A deeper insight on SAP can be obtained from our most recent research report issued on Dec 26, 2014.


Stocks That Warrant a Look


Better-ranked stocks in the industry include Blount Callidus Software Inc. (CALD - Snapshot Report), Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN - Snapshot Report) and Smith Micro Software Inc. (SMSI ), all three sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).







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BENGALURU: Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP with global responsibility for development and delivery of all SAP products, noted that Infosys had just implemented SAP's in-memory database suite Hana across the organization. "I have another call today with Infosys to further expand that relationship," he said on a visit to Bengaluru.

He noted that SAP was a product company, and Infosys had thousands of consultants. "This is what I wrote to Vishal in May when he left, that if we work together, we can have a win-win situation for both companies," he said.


Asked if Sikka leaving with some of his colleagues had caused any internal disruption, Leukert said it hadn't. "An executive leaving for personal reasons happens every day. The overall attrition in the company has not changed. Only some close friends of Vishal left," he said.


Sikka reportedly left SAP partly because he was unhappy at not being offered a co-CEO role. He was the architect of Hana, a very successful product that enabled real-time analytics and the development and deployment of real-time applications. It is also believed that Sikka was unhappy about Hana's steep pricing and believed that an open source in-memory database could disrupt Hana.


Leukert said he did not see any risks. The database, he said, was the most critical and sophisticated element in the entire IT stack from infrastructure to applications. "People throw away smartphones and tablets within 2-3 years, and buy new ones, but companies don't do that with their database. It's very difficult to change. If I were an open source developer, I could add a lot more benefit and have much better chance of success by focusing on other elements of the stack. So chances of somebody working on an open source database is low. And even if someone did, companies are likely to consider adopting it a big risk. If something goes wrong, it could be very disruptive." he said.


SAP, he said, was working to massively simplify its software -- mainly through use of the cloud -- so that customers can deploy and use them easily, and had just launched solutions that bring together the new world of connected things, sensors and machine data with existing business processes and applications.

"The physical and digital worlds are merging to create new business models. And never in the last 10-15 years have we been in a position to have value-added dialogues with customers as we are able to now with our new solutions," he said.


One application involves installing sensors in soap and towel dispensers in hotels, companies, event halls that measure soap and towel usage. This allows service staff to refill on time, obviates the need for them to move around to check usage, and keeps inventory levels down. Somebody could even use it to sell data to customers, such as how many washrooms to open and how many towels to stock.


Another application has allowed Hamburg port in Germany to end the massive traffic jams caused by trucks waiting for ships (ship arrivals are unpredictable). A control tower obtains information on ships reaching the port, and conveys that in real time to the trucks concerned.If a ship has not arrived, the trucks concerned are routed to a parking area.


"Real-time is critical in all this, and combined with our cloud 'as a service' solutions, allows a lot more speed and agility for organizations. We get a small percentage based on the usage," Leukert said, adding that SAP was working towards becoming a cloud company. That's a significant change for a company once known for expensive on-premise solutions.



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SAP SE (SAP - Analyst Report) recently acquired the major cloud-based travel and expense management company, Concur Technologies, in order to enhance its transition to cloud business.


The decision to acquire Concur comes as a strategic move on part of SAP, as the combined group will now have access to over 50 million users in the cloud, which is more than any enterprise cloud company. Further, in terms of revenue, the merged entity will henceforth become the second largest cloud company.


The deal has expanded SAP’s network over the $1.2 trillion corporate travel spectrum, while strengthening its foothold in the market for network-based, context-aware mobile applications. Catalyzing one of the largest business networks, the combined resources of the two entities are expected to generate annual transaction volumes of more than $600 billion.


As of present, SAP has been receiving a major portion of its revenues from on-premise products. However, the ongoing shift toward cloud-based technology comes with a clouded vision of the future as well. This apart, costs of transition are likely to weigh on the company’s margins, as indicated by downward revision of fiscal 2014 guidance for operating profit to a range of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currency, compared with the previous range of €5.8 – €6.0 billion.


Only time will tell that whether the latest move will eventually benefit this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock. A deeper insight on SAP can be obtained from our most recent research report issued on Dec 26, 2014.


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