Social Icons

Thứ Bảy, 31 tháng 5, 2014

The cloud questions facing SAP at Sapphire Now - Diginomica

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News




diginomica


business insights for the digital enterprise





Copyright diginomica LLC 2013-14, Created under Creative Commons Licence, some rights reserved








Subribe Sap Feeds

Movilitas Consulting Becomes SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP(R ... - MarketWatch

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News



COLUMBIA, MD, May 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, Inc., today announced it has become an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP(R) Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America. SAP Business All-in-One is a comprehensive, proven solution with preconfigured, industry-specific business processes to enable more predictable and affordable implementations. Optimized for midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One has the flexibility to adapt and extend as a business evolves and grows. Movilitas Consulting is also authorized to resell the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and the SAP Global Batch Traceability (SAP GBT) applications.


With its designation as an authorized SAP channel partner, Movilitas Consulting now provides a complete solution that encompasses facets to facilitate for successful implementation, including SAP software licensing, implementation services, training and documentation, staffing and optimization and support.


"Our new authorization to resell SAP All-in-One solutions allows us to expand our value proposition to Midsize businesses looking for a proven solution that is uniquely configured and optimized for their industry and unique business needs," said Ross Young, president and CEO, Movilitas Consulting. "In addition, we are also able to now offer customers a more comprehensive supply chain solutions portfolio by reselling SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and SAP GBT applications.


Movilitas Consulting intends to broaden its services for SAP solutions by offering the SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America by extending its sales, marketing, implementation and support resources. Movilitas Consulting will also continue its specialized focus on helping customers optimize their supply chain, and maintain the integrity of product visibility for complete supply network traceability.


"SAP is pleased to welcome Movilitas Consulting into our growing reseller channel," said Lou Meshulam, senior vice president and managing director, Global Partner Operations, North America, SAP. "We look forward to working with Movilitas Consulting as an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America as well as SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals, and SAP GBT, helping companies to achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs, regulatory compliance and a better understanding of business processes."


About Movilitas Consulting


Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, provides end-to-end supply chain, track and trace and mobility solutions. Movilitas Consulting solutions enhance customers' control of their extended supply chain, help ensure compliance with global regulations, and optimize field-based business processes helping to accelerate the pace of business performance.


For more information on Movilitas Consulting, visit www.movilitas.com .


SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.


All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


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










For more information, press only:
Tim Wills
Vice President of Marketing
410-312-6046
Email Contact






SOURCE: Movilitas Consulting


(C) 2014 Marketwire L.P. All rights reserved.







Subribe Sap Feeds

New SAP Channel Chief Readying New Partner Business Models - CRN

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News


Rodolpho Cardenuto would like to see SAP's channel partners involved in 100 percent of the software company's customer interactions.


"My mentality is very pro-partner," said Cardenuto, who was named SAP's global channel chief earlier this month. "I want the partners to touch 100 percent of our business. Our customers need them," he said in an exclusive interview with CRN on the eve of SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Fla., for customers and partners.


In the wide-ranging interview Cardenuto said the company's channel strategy is being fine-tuned around two business models: one a more traditional reseller model for partners who sell the company's on-premise and cloud applications, and the other for solution providers who build solutions around the vendor's flagship HANA platform.


Cardenuto also said the ultimate role of the new Global Partner Operations organization, which consolidates SAP's channel operations in one entity reporting to CEO Bill McDermott, is to support SAP's Global Customer Operations. "Because the GCO is focused on the customer, supporting GCO success is ultimately supporting our customers' success," he said.


SAP has been undergoing some extensive management changes in recent weeks, including the unexpected departure of Vishal Sikka, who oversaw development of the HANA in-memory database, and the elevation of GCO president Robert Enslin to SAP's Executive Board.


Several partners noted that corporate restructurings seem to be a frequent occurrence for SAP. "The one thing we would love to see out of SAP is some continuity. It seems like they're doing a reorg every six months," said Karen Mills, executive vice president at Idhasoft, a Santa Ana Calif.-based solution provider and SAP channel partner.


For partners, the most significant changes were the creation of the GPO and the appointment of Cardenuto to run it.


The GPO brings under one umbrella SAP's existing Ecosystems and Channels team, its OEM business, the SAP Business One application set for small businesses, and the company's other strategic partnerships. Most significantly, while channel operations were previously under the company's sales executives, the GPO reports directly to McDermott, giving the channel "a seat at the CEO table," company executives point out.


Cardenuto served as president of SAP Americas starting in January 2013. He joined SAP in 2008 as president of SAP's Latin America and Caribbean operations. Prior to joining SAP he worked at other IT companies for 25 years, including 15 years at Hewlett-Packard in a number of sales and SME management jobs.


Cardenuto said he's spent a good part of the past three weeks "getting my arms around the leadership team. Understanding what they are doing. And understanding what kind of synergies we can have once we consolidate the [channel] organization. We're putting together a single frame of governance for them so they can work together and leverage this new GPO organization."


Sapphire Now will be Cardenuto's first opportunity to meet some of the company's channel management team.


It will also be his first major forum for meeting with SAP channel partners, although he said he has been meeting and speaking with partners every day since assuming his new position. "They love the idea of the GPO," he said. "They love the idea of having an organization that's focused on the partners and that's working with them. [And] they love the idea of elevating the partner organization to the level of the CEO."


Cardenuto frequently met with partners when he was president of SAP Americas, as well as before when he managed Latin America for the company. But he acknowledged that in his new job he's seeing the channel from a different perspective.


Sapphire Now attendees can expect to hear a great deal about SAP's cloud computing offerings and HANA – the company's mantra is now "the cloud computing company powered by SAP HANA."


One of the GPO's missions, Cardenuto said, is working with channel partners to develop HANA as a broad cloud computing platform.


"We are becoming a very, very significant cloud player in the market. And a very profitable cloud player in the market," he said. Lining up the company's resources and those of its channel partners to develop HANA is both "a challenge and an opportunity" for SAP and its partners.


"We have a very strong, very solid partner ecosystem, from VARs, to systems integrators, to technology partners," he said. Given that many have developed applications and services on other SAP systems, such as its SAP Business Suite flagship line of ERP applications, he's confident partners can negotiate another platform transition.


"Partners look for opportunities in the market," Cardenuto said. "They understand what the market is going through, they understand the cloud, they understand that HANA is the next generation of our database and the platform for future applications. It's about business transformation."


Vision33, an SAP partner based in Irvine, Calif, does indeed understand. The company works with SAP's BusinessOne software for on-premise and cloud deployments and has been developing internal expertise around HANA. "We know that HANA is the future platform for SAP," said Alex Rooney, Vision33 vice president.


And partners must help their customers simplify the complex technology stack that many are wrestling with, he said, another theme that will be prevalent at Sapphire Now.


As SAP evolved in recent years to rely more heavily on the channel for sales, rather than its historical reliance on direct sales, the company set a goal of the channel accounting for 40 percent of new sales. That goal was largely met in the last year.


But Cardenuto said that metric has become less meaningful as SAP sells more software on a cloud and subscription basis. "We set this metric based on our on-premise business and license business," he said. "If we go to subscription, if we go to cloud, if we go to different business models, this metric is not necessarily the best one to really indicate the partner contribution. We have to review our concepts."


And that leads to Cardenuto's dream of 100 percent partner involvement. "I told my team I want 100 percent," he said, whether it's a reseller or systems integrator, cloud service provider, consultant, OEM or ISV partner. "I want the partners to be a part of 100 percent of what we do."


PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2014







Subribe Sap Feeds

Microsoft and SAP Team Up in the Azure Cloud - Top Tech News

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News

Tech titans Microsoft and SAP are expanding to the cloud Relevant Products/Services their decades-old relationship. On Monday, the companies announced that various SAP applications are being certified for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

The applications include SAP's Business Suite, Business All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise database, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and the developer edition of its Hana in-memory computing platform. Through SAP's Cloud Appliance Library, the companies said that preconfigured software Relevant Products/Services packages will launch quickly.


In a post Monday on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft corporate VP Takeshi Numoto said that this arrangement means customers will be able to get the benefits of using SAP software on Microsoft's enterprise Relevant Products/Services -grade public cloud. His post indicates that SAP software is currently used by a significant enterprise base, including 86 percent of the global Fortune 500.


Retail and Banking-Specific Apps


The two companies have also agreed on a technical support and service arrangement where Microsoft handles infrastructure Relevant Products/Services problems, SAP takes application ones, and they both work together if the problem still remains unsolved.


Additionally, the companies said that an integrated version of SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft Power BI will be available through Excel, and an improved SAP Gateway is being launched by Microsoft. The gateway, available by the end of this year, is designed to give customers access to SAP data Relevant Products/Services and processes through Office 365 and Azure.


Also, SAP mobile Relevant Products/Services apps will now support Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Numoto posted that "industry-specific apps for retail and banking, as well as updated versions of the SAP Mobile Platform with SDKs for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, are on their way." Previews are expected by the end of this year, while general availability is targeted for next year.


Tech Service and Support


Industry analyst Laura DiDio of Information Technology Intelligence Corp told us that this expanded arrangement will be good for both companies, who are battling in common the cloud-presence of several competitors, notably Oracle.


In February, Oracle made its own Azure announcement, announcing that its WebLogic application server Relevant Products/Services and Java programming language were being made available for Azure.


DiDio added that the availability of SAP apps on Microsoft's Azure platform will also be good for the customers. "Both companies of course have a global reach, and both also have highly regarded technical service and support." The quality and availability of support, DiDio said, will be "the first thing the IT guys ask about."


The availability of the SAP Mobile Platform and related SDKs for Windows Phone, and the industry-specific apps for retail and banking, she pointed out, will be "a huge boost for Microsoft" among business Relevant Products/Services customers.


In April, Microsoft introduced an Azure Preview Portal to assist with multi-platform development of apps for its cloud platform. The Portal is intended to provide an integrated experience for developing and managing an application in one place, with resource and configuration management tools, a new billing system, open source software and Microsoft apps.







Subribe Sap Feeds

The cloud questions facing SAP at Sapphire Now - Diginomica

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News




diginomica


business insights for the digital enterprise





Copyright diginomica LLC 2013-14, Created under Creative Commons Licence, some rights reserved








Subribe Sap Feeds

Movilitas Consulting Becomes SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP(R ... - MarketWatch

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News



COLUMBIA, MD, May 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, Inc., today announced it has become an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP(R) Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America. SAP Business All-in-One is a comprehensive, proven solution with preconfigured, industry-specific business processes to enable more predictable and affordable implementations. Optimized for midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One has the flexibility to adapt and extend as a business evolves and grows. Movilitas Consulting is also authorized to resell the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and the SAP Global Batch Traceability (SAP GBT) applications.


With its designation as an authorized SAP channel partner, Movilitas Consulting now provides a complete solution that encompasses facets to facilitate for successful implementation, including SAP software licensing, implementation services, training and documentation, staffing and optimization and support.


"Our new authorization to resell SAP All-in-One solutions allows us to expand our value proposition to Midsize businesses looking for a proven solution that is uniquely configured and optimized for their industry and unique business needs," said Ross Young, president and CEO, Movilitas Consulting. "In addition, we are also able to now offer customers a more comprehensive supply chain solutions portfolio by reselling SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and SAP GBT applications.


Movilitas Consulting intends to broaden its services for SAP solutions by offering the SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America by extending its sales, marketing, implementation and support resources. Movilitas Consulting will also continue its specialized focus on helping customers optimize their supply chain, and maintain the integrity of product visibility for complete supply network traceability.


"SAP is pleased to welcome Movilitas Consulting into our growing reseller channel," said Lou Meshulam, senior vice president and managing director, Global Partner Operations, North America, SAP. "We look forward to working with Movilitas Consulting as an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America as well as SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals, and SAP GBT, helping companies to achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs, regulatory compliance and a better understanding of business processes."


About Movilitas Consulting


Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, provides end-to-end supply chain, track and trace and mobility solutions. Movilitas Consulting solutions enhance customers' control of their extended supply chain, help ensure compliance with global regulations, and optimize field-based business processes helping to accelerate the pace of business performance.


For more information on Movilitas Consulting, visit www.movilitas.com .


SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.


All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


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










For more information, press only:
Tim Wills
Vice President of Marketing
410-312-6046
Email Contact






SOURCE: Movilitas Consulting


(C) 2014 Marketwire L.P. All rights reserved.







Subribe Sap Feeds

New SAP Channel Chief Readying New Partner Business Models - CRN

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News


Rodolpho Cardenuto would like to see SAP's channel partners involved in 100 percent of the software company's customer interactions.


"My mentality is very pro-partner," said Cardenuto, who was named SAP's global channel chief earlier this month. "I want the partners to touch 100 percent of our business. Our customers need them," he said in an exclusive interview with CRN on the eve of SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Fla., for customers and partners.


In the wide-ranging interview Cardenuto said the company's channel strategy is being fine-tuned around two business models: one a more traditional reseller model for partners who sell the company's on-premise and cloud applications, and the other for solution providers who build solutions around the vendor's flagship HANA platform.


Cardenuto also said the ultimate role of the new Global Partner Operations organization, which consolidates SAP's channel operations in one entity reporting to CEO Bill McDermott, is to support SAP's Global Customer Operations. "Because the GCO is focused on the customer, supporting GCO success is ultimately supporting our customers' success," he said.


SAP has been undergoing some extensive management changes in recent weeks, including the unexpected departure of Vishal Sikka, who oversaw development of the HANA in-memory database, and the elevation of GCO president Robert Enslin to SAP's Executive Board.


Several partners noted that corporate restructurings seem to be a frequent occurrence for SAP. "The one thing we would love to see out of SAP is some continuity. It seems like they're doing a reorg every six months," said Karen Mills, executive vice president at Idhasoft, a Santa Ana Calif.-based solution provider and SAP channel partner.


For partners, the most significant changes were the creation of the GPO and the appointment of Cardenuto to run it.


The GPO brings under one umbrella SAP's existing Ecosystems and Channels team, its OEM business, the SAP Business One application set for small businesses, and the company's other strategic partnerships. Most significantly, while channel operations were previously under the company's sales executives, the GPO reports directly to McDermott, giving the channel "a seat at the CEO table," company executives point out.


Cardenuto served as president of SAP Americas starting in January 2013. He joined SAP in 2008 as president of SAP's Latin America and Caribbean operations. Prior to joining SAP he worked at other IT companies for 25 years, including 15 years at Hewlett-Packard in a number of sales and SME management jobs.


Cardenuto said he's spent a good part of the past three weeks "getting my arms around the leadership team. Understanding what they are doing. And understanding what kind of synergies we can have once we consolidate the [channel] organization. We're putting together a single frame of governance for them so they can work together and leverage this new GPO organization."


Sapphire Now will be Cardenuto's first opportunity to meet some of the company's channel management team.


It will also be his first major forum for meeting with SAP channel partners, although he said he has been meeting and speaking with partners every day since assuming his new position. "They love the idea of the GPO," he said. "They love the idea of having an organization that's focused on the partners and that's working with them. [And] they love the idea of elevating the partner organization to the level of the CEO."


Cardenuto frequently met with partners when he was president of SAP Americas, as well as before when he managed Latin America for the company. But he acknowledged that in his new job he's seeing the channel from a different perspective.


Sapphire Now attendees can expect to hear a great deal about SAP's cloud computing offerings and HANA – the company's mantra is now "the cloud computing company powered by SAP HANA."


One of the GPO's missions, Cardenuto said, is working with channel partners to develop HANA as a broad cloud computing platform.


"We are becoming a very, very significant cloud player in the market. And a very profitable cloud player in the market," he said. Lining up the company's resources and those of its channel partners to develop HANA is both "a challenge and an opportunity" for SAP and its partners.


"We have a very strong, very solid partner ecosystem, from VARs, to systems integrators, to technology partners," he said. Given that many have developed applications and services on other SAP systems, such as its SAP Business Suite flagship line of ERP applications, he's confident partners can negotiate another platform transition.


"Partners look for opportunities in the market," Cardenuto said. "They understand what the market is going through, they understand the cloud, they understand that HANA is the next generation of our database and the platform for future applications. It's about business transformation."


Vision33, an SAP partner based in Irvine, Calif, does indeed understand. The company works with SAP's BusinessOne software for on-premise and cloud deployments and has been developing internal expertise around HANA. "We know that HANA is the future platform for SAP," said Alex Rooney, Vision33 vice president.


And partners must help their customers simplify the complex technology stack that many are wrestling with, he said, another theme that will be prevalent at Sapphire Now.


As SAP evolved in recent years to rely more heavily on the channel for sales, rather than its historical reliance on direct sales, the company set a goal of the channel accounting for 40 percent of new sales. That goal was largely met in the last year.


But Cardenuto said that metric has become less meaningful as SAP sells more software on a cloud and subscription basis. "We set this metric based on our on-premise business and license business," he said. "If we go to subscription, if we go to cloud, if we go to different business models, this metric is not necessarily the best one to really indicate the partner contribution. We have to review our concepts."


And that leads to Cardenuto's dream of 100 percent partner involvement. "I told my team I want 100 percent," he said, whether it's a reseller or systems integrator, cloud service provider, consultant, OEM or ISV partner. "I want the partners to be a part of 100 percent of what we do."


PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2014







Subribe Sap Feeds

Microsoft and SAP Team Up in the Azure Cloud - Top Tech News

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News

Tech titans Microsoft and SAP are expanding to the cloud Relevant Products/Services their decades-old relationship. On Monday, the companies announced that various SAP applications are being certified for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

The applications include SAP's Business Suite, Business All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise database, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and the developer edition of its Hana in-memory computing platform. Through SAP's Cloud Appliance Library, the companies said that preconfigured software Relevant Products/Services packages will launch quickly.


In a post Monday on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft corporate VP Takeshi Numoto said that this arrangement means customers will be able to get the benefits of using SAP software on Microsoft's enterprise Relevant Products/Services -grade public cloud. His post indicates that SAP software is currently used by a significant enterprise base, including 86 percent of the global Fortune 500.


Retail and Banking-Specific Apps


The two companies have also agreed on a technical support and service arrangement where Microsoft handles infrastructure Relevant Products/Services problems, SAP takes application ones, and they both work together if the problem still remains unsolved.


Additionally, the companies said that an integrated version of SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft Power BI will be available through Excel, and an improved SAP Gateway is being launched by Microsoft. The gateway, available by the end of this year, is designed to give customers access to SAP data Relevant Products/Services and processes through Office 365 and Azure.


Also, SAP mobile Relevant Products/Services apps will now support Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Numoto posted that "industry-specific apps for retail and banking, as well as updated versions of the SAP Mobile Platform with SDKs for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, are on their way." Previews are expected by the end of this year, while general availability is targeted for next year.


Tech Service and Support


Industry analyst Laura DiDio of Information Technology Intelligence Corp told us that this expanded arrangement will be good for both companies, who are battling in common the cloud-presence of several competitors, notably Oracle.


In February, Oracle made its own Azure announcement, announcing that its WebLogic application server Relevant Products/Services and Java programming language were being made available for Azure.


DiDio added that the availability of SAP apps on Microsoft's Azure platform will also be good for the customers. "Both companies of course have a global reach, and both also have highly regarded technical service and support." The quality and availability of support, DiDio said, will be "the first thing the IT guys ask about."


The availability of the SAP Mobile Platform and related SDKs for Windows Phone, and the industry-specific apps for retail and banking, she pointed out, will be "a huge boost for Microsoft" among business Relevant Products/Services customers.


In April, Microsoft introduced an Azure Preview Portal to assist with multi-platform development of apps for its cloud platform. The Portal is intended to provide an integrated experience for developing and managing an application in one place, with resource and configuration management tools, a new billing system, open source software and Microsoft apps.







Subribe Sap Feeds

The cloud questions facing SAP at Sapphire Now - Diginomica

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News




diginomica


business insights for the digital enterprise





Copyright diginomica LLC 2013-14, Created under Creative Commons Licence, some rights reserved








Subribe Sap Feeds

Movilitas Consulting Becomes SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP(R ... - MarketWatch

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News



COLUMBIA, MD, May 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, Inc., today announced it has become an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP(R) Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America. SAP Business All-in-One is a comprehensive, proven solution with preconfigured, industry-specific business processes to enable more predictable and affordable implementations. Optimized for midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One has the flexibility to adapt and extend as a business evolves and grows. Movilitas Consulting is also authorized to resell the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and the SAP Global Batch Traceability (SAP GBT) applications.


With its designation as an authorized SAP channel partner, Movilitas Consulting now provides a complete solution that encompasses facets to facilitate for successful implementation, including SAP software licensing, implementation services, training and documentation, staffing and optimization and support.


"Our new authorization to resell SAP All-in-One solutions allows us to expand our value proposition to Midsize businesses looking for a proven solution that is uniquely configured and optimized for their industry and unique business needs," said Ross Young, president and CEO, Movilitas Consulting. "In addition, we are also able to now offer customers a more comprehensive supply chain solutions portfolio by reselling SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and SAP GBT applications.


Movilitas Consulting intends to broaden its services for SAP solutions by offering the SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America by extending its sales, marketing, implementation and support resources. Movilitas Consulting will also continue its specialized focus on helping customers optimize their supply chain, and maintain the integrity of product visibility for complete supply network traceability.


"SAP is pleased to welcome Movilitas Consulting into our growing reseller channel," said Lou Meshulam, senior vice president and managing director, Global Partner Operations, North America, SAP. "We look forward to working with Movilitas Consulting as an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America as well as SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals, and SAP GBT, helping companies to achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs, regulatory compliance and a better understanding of business processes."


About Movilitas Consulting


Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, provides end-to-end supply chain, track and trace and mobility solutions. Movilitas Consulting solutions enhance customers' control of their extended supply chain, help ensure compliance with global regulations, and optimize field-based business processes helping to accelerate the pace of business performance.


For more information on Movilitas Consulting, visit www.movilitas.com .


SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.


All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


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










For more information, press only:
Tim Wills
Vice President of Marketing
410-312-6046
Email Contact






SOURCE: Movilitas Consulting


(C) 2014 Marketwire L.P. All rights reserved.







Subribe Sap Feeds

New SAP Channel Chief Readying New Partner Business Models - CRN

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News


Rodolpho Cardenuto would like to see SAP's channel partners involved in 100 percent of the software company's customer interactions.


"My mentality is very pro-partner," said Cardenuto, who was named SAP's global channel chief earlier this month. "I want the partners to touch 100 percent of our business. Our customers need them," he said in an exclusive interview with CRN on the eve of SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Fla., for customers and partners.


In the wide-ranging interview Cardenuto said the company's channel strategy is being fine-tuned around two business models: one a more traditional reseller model for partners who sell the company's on-premise and cloud applications, and the other for solution providers who build solutions around the vendor's flagship HANA platform.


Cardenuto also said the ultimate role of the new Global Partner Operations organization, which consolidates SAP's channel operations in one entity reporting to CEO Bill McDermott, is to support SAP's Global Customer Operations. "Because the GCO is focused on the customer, supporting GCO success is ultimately supporting our customers' success," he said.


SAP has been undergoing some extensive management changes in recent weeks, including the unexpected departure of Vishal Sikka, who oversaw development of the HANA in-memory database, and the elevation of GCO president Robert Enslin to SAP's Executive Board.


Several partners noted that corporate restructurings seem to be a frequent occurrence for SAP. "The one thing we would love to see out of SAP is some continuity. It seems like they're doing a reorg every six months," said Karen Mills, executive vice president at Idhasoft, a Santa Ana Calif.-based solution provider and SAP channel partner.


For partners, the most significant changes were the creation of the GPO and the appointment of Cardenuto to run it.


The GPO brings under one umbrella SAP's existing Ecosystems and Channels team, its OEM business, the SAP Business One application set for small businesses, and the company's other strategic partnerships. Most significantly, while channel operations were previously under the company's sales executives, the GPO reports directly to McDermott, giving the channel "a seat at the CEO table," company executives point out.


Cardenuto served as president of SAP Americas starting in January 2013. He joined SAP in 2008 as president of SAP's Latin America and Caribbean operations. Prior to joining SAP he worked at other IT companies for 25 years, including 15 years at Hewlett-Packard in a number of sales and SME management jobs.


Cardenuto said he's spent a good part of the past three weeks "getting my arms around the leadership team. Understanding what they are doing. And understanding what kind of synergies we can have once we consolidate the [channel] organization. We're putting together a single frame of governance for them so they can work together and leverage this new GPO organization."


Sapphire Now will be Cardenuto's first opportunity to meet some of the company's channel management team.


It will also be his first major forum for meeting with SAP channel partners, although he said he has been meeting and speaking with partners every day since assuming his new position. "They love the idea of the GPO," he said. "They love the idea of having an organization that's focused on the partners and that's working with them. [And] they love the idea of elevating the partner organization to the level of the CEO."


Cardenuto frequently met with partners when he was president of SAP Americas, as well as before when he managed Latin America for the company. But he acknowledged that in his new job he's seeing the channel from a different perspective.


Sapphire Now attendees can expect to hear a great deal about SAP's cloud computing offerings and HANA – the company's mantra is now "the cloud computing company powered by SAP HANA."


One of the GPO's missions, Cardenuto said, is working with channel partners to develop HANA as a broad cloud computing platform.


"We are becoming a very, very significant cloud player in the market. And a very profitable cloud player in the market," he said. Lining up the company's resources and those of its channel partners to develop HANA is both "a challenge and an opportunity" for SAP and its partners.


"We have a very strong, very solid partner ecosystem, from VARs, to systems integrators, to technology partners," he said. Given that many have developed applications and services on other SAP systems, such as its SAP Business Suite flagship line of ERP applications, he's confident partners can negotiate another platform transition.


"Partners look for opportunities in the market," Cardenuto said. "They understand what the market is going through, they understand the cloud, they understand that HANA is the next generation of our database and the platform for future applications. It's about business transformation."


Vision33, an SAP partner based in Irvine, Calif, does indeed understand. The company works with SAP's BusinessOne software for on-premise and cloud deployments and has been developing internal expertise around HANA. "We know that HANA is the future platform for SAP," said Alex Rooney, Vision33 vice president.


And partners must help their customers simplify the complex technology stack that many are wrestling with, he said, another theme that will be prevalent at Sapphire Now.


As SAP evolved in recent years to rely more heavily on the channel for sales, rather than its historical reliance on direct sales, the company set a goal of the channel accounting for 40 percent of new sales. That goal was largely met in the last year.


But Cardenuto said that metric has become less meaningful as SAP sells more software on a cloud and subscription basis. "We set this metric based on our on-premise business and license business," he said. "If we go to subscription, if we go to cloud, if we go to different business models, this metric is not necessarily the best one to really indicate the partner contribution. We have to review our concepts."


And that leads to Cardenuto's dream of 100 percent partner involvement. "I told my team I want 100 percent," he said, whether it's a reseller or systems integrator, cloud service provider, consultant, OEM or ISV partner. "I want the partners to be a part of 100 percent of what we do."


PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2014







Subribe Sap Feeds

Microsoft and SAP Team Up in the Azure Cloud - Top Tech News

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News

Tech titans Microsoft and SAP are expanding to the cloud Relevant Products/Services their decades-old relationship. On Monday, the companies announced that various SAP applications are being certified for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

The applications include SAP's Business Suite, Business All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise database, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and the developer edition of its Hana in-memory computing platform. Through SAP's Cloud Appliance Library, the companies said that preconfigured software Relevant Products/Services packages will launch quickly.


In a post Monday on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft corporate VP Takeshi Numoto said that this arrangement means customers will be able to get the benefits of using SAP software on Microsoft's enterprise Relevant Products/Services -grade public cloud. His post indicates that SAP software is currently used by a significant enterprise base, including 86 percent of the global Fortune 500.


Retail and Banking-Specific Apps


The two companies have also agreed on a technical support and service arrangement where Microsoft handles infrastructure Relevant Products/Services problems, SAP takes application ones, and they both work together if the problem still remains unsolved.


Additionally, the companies said that an integrated version of SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft Power BI will be available through Excel, and an improved SAP Gateway is being launched by Microsoft. The gateway, available by the end of this year, is designed to give customers access to SAP data Relevant Products/Services and processes through Office 365 and Azure.


Also, SAP mobile Relevant Products/Services apps will now support Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Numoto posted that "industry-specific apps for retail and banking, as well as updated versions of the SAP Mobile Platform with SDKs for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, are on their way." Previews are expected by the end of this year, while general availability is targeted for next year.


Tech Service and Support


Industry analyst Laura DiDio of Information Technology Intelligence Corp told us that this expanded arrangement will be good for both companies, who are battling in common the cloud-presence of several competitors, notably Oracle.


In February, Oracle made its own Azure announcement, announcing that its WebLogic application server Relevant Products/Services and Java programming language were being made available for Azure.


DiDio added that the availability of SAP apps on Microsoft's Azure platform will also be good for the customers. "Both companies of course have a global reach, and both also have highly regarded technical service and support." The quality and availability of support, DiDio said, will be "the first thing the IT guys ask about."


The availability of the SAP Mobile Platform and related SDKs for Windows Phone, and the industry-specific apps for retail and banking, she pointed out, will be "a huge boost for Microsoft" among business Relevant Products/Services customers.


In April, Microsoft introduced an Azure Preview Portal to assist with multi-platform development of apps for its cloud platform. The Portal is intended to provide an integrated experience for developing and managing an application in one place, with resource and configuration management tools, a new billing system, open source software and Microsoft apps.







Subribe Sap Feeds

The cloud questions facing SAP at Sapphire Now - Diginomica

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News




diginomica


business insights for the digital enterprise





Copyright diginomica LLC 2013-14, Created under Creative Commons Licence, some rights reserved








Subribe Sap Feeds

Movilitas Consulting Becomes SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP(R ... - MarketWatch

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News



COLUMBIA, MD, May 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, Inc., today announced it has become an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP(R) Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America. SAP Business All-in-One is a comprehensive, proven solution with preconfigured, industry-specific business processes to enable more predictable and affordable implementations. Optimized for midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One has the flexibility to adapt and extend as a business evolves and grows. Movilitas Consulting is also authorized to resell the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and the SAP Global Batch Traceability (SAP GBT) applications.


With its designation as an authorized SAP channel partner, Movilitas Consulting now provides a complete solution that encompasses facets to facilitate for successful implementation, including SAP software licensing, implementation services, training and documentation, staffing and optimization and support.


"Our new authorization to resell SAP All-in-One solutions allows us to expand our value proposition to Midsize businesses looking for a proven solution that is uniquely configured and optimized for their industry and unique business needs," said Ross Young, president and CEO, Movilitas Consulting. "In addition, we are also able to now offer customers a more comprehensive supply chain solutions portfolio by reselling SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals and SAP GBT applications.


Movilitas Consulting intends to broaden its services for SAP solutions by offering the SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America by extending its sales, marketing, implementation and support resources. Movilitas Consulting will also continue its specialized focus on helping customers optimize their supply chain, and maintain the integrity of product visibility for complete supply network traceability.


"SAP is pleased to welcome Movilitas Consulting into our growing reseller channel," said Lou Meshulam, senior vice president and managing director, Global Partner Operations, North America, SAP. "We look forward to working with Movilitas Consulting as an SAP channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One solutions to midsize companies in North America as well as SAP EWM, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals, and SAP GBT, helping companies to achieve their objectives of improved growth, lower costs, regulatory compliance and a better understanding of business processes."


About Movilitas Consulting


Movilitas Consulting, a division of Peak-Ryzex, provides end-to-end supply chain, track and trace and mobility solutions. Movilitas Consulting solutions enhance customers' control of their extended supply chain, help ensure compliance with global regulations, and optimize field-based business processes helping to accelerate the pace of business performance.


For more information on Movilitas Consulting, visit www.movilitas.com .


SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.


All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.


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










For more information, press only:
Tim Wills
Vice President of Marketing
410-312-6046
Email Contact






SOURCE: Movilitas Consulting


(C) 2014 Marketwire L.P. All rights reserved.







Subribe Sap Feeds

New SAP Channel Chief Readying New Partner Business Models - CRN

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News


Rodolpho Cardenuto would like to see SAP's channel partners involved in 100 percent of the software company's customer interactions.


"My mentality is very pro-partner," said Cardenuto, who was named SAP's global channel chief earlier this month. "I want the partners to touch 100 percent of our business. Our customers need them," he said in an exclusive interview with CRN on the eve of SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Fla., for customers and partners.


In the wide-ranging interview Cardenuto said the company's channel strategy is being fine-tuned around two business models: one a more traditional reseller model for partners who sell the company's on-premise and cloud applications, and the other for solution providers who build solutions around the vendor's flagship HANA platform.


Cardenuto also said the ultimate role of the new Global Partner Operations organization, which consolidates SAP's channel operations in one entity reporting to CEO Bill McDermott, is to support SAP's Global Customer Operations. "Because the GCO is focused on the customer, supporting GCO success is ultimately supporting our customers' success," he said.


SAP has been undergoing some extensive management changes in recent weeks, including the unexpected departure of Vishal Sikka, who oversaw development of the HANA in-memory database, and the elevation of GCO president Robert Enslin to SAP's Executive Board.


Several partners noted that corporate restructurings seem to be a frequent occurrence for SAP. "The one thing we would love to see out of SAP is some continuity. It seems like they're doing a reorg every six months," said Karen Mills, executive vice president at Idhasoft, a Santa Ana Calif.-based solution provider and SAP channel partner.


For partners, the most significant changes were the creation of the GPO and the appointment of Cardenuto to run it.


The GPO brings under one umbrella SAP's existing Ecosystems and Channels team, its OEM business, the SAP Business One application set for small businesses, and the company's other strategic partnerships. Most significantly, while channel operations were previously under the company's sales executives, the GPO reports directly to McDermott, giving the channel "a seat at the CEO table," company executives point out.


Cardenuto served as president of SAP Americas starting in January 2013. He joined SAP in 2008 as president of SAP's Latin America and Caribbean operations. Prior to joining SAP he worked at other IT companies for 25 years, including 15 years at Hewlett-Packard in a number of sales and SME management jobs.


Cardenuto said he's spent a good part of the past three weeks "getting my arms around the leadership team. Understanding what they are doing. And understanding what kind of synergies we can have once we consolidate the [channel] organization. We're putting together a single frame of governance for them so they can work together and leverage this new GPO organization."


Sapphire Now will be Cardenuto's first opportunity to meet some of the company's channel management team.


It will also be his first major forum for meeting with SAP channel partners, although he said he has been meeting and speaking with partners every day since assuming his new position. "They love the idea of the GPO," he said. "They love the idea of having an organization that's focused on the partners and that's working with them. [And] they love the idea of elevating the partner organization to the level of the CEO."


Cardenuto frequently met with partners when he was president of SAP Americas, as well as before when he managed Latin America for the company. But he acknowledged that in his new job he's seeing the channel from a different perspective.


Sapphire Now attendees can expect to hear a great deal about SAP's cloud computing offerings and HANA – the company's mantra is now "the cloud computing company powered by SAP HANA."


One of the GPO's missions, Cardenuto said, is working with channel partners to develop HANA as a broad cloud computing platform.


"We are becoming a very, very significant cloud player in the market. And a very profitable cloud player in the market," he said. Lining up the company's resources and those of its channel partners to develop HANA is both "a challenge and an opportunity" for SAP and its partners.


"We have a very strong, very solid partner ecosystem, from VARs, to systems integrators, to technology partners," he said. Given that many have developed applications and services on other SAP systems, such as its SAP Business Suite flagship line of ERP applications, he's confident partners can negotiate another platform transition.


"Partners look for opportunities in the market," Cardenuto said. "They understand what the market is going through, they understand the cloud, they understand that HANA is the next generation of our database and the platform for future applications. It's about business transformation."


Vision33, an SAP partner based in Irvine, Calif, does indeed understand. The company works with SAP's BusinessOne software for on-premise and cloud deployments and has been developing internal expertise around HANA. "We know that HANA is the future platform for SAP," said Alex Rooney, Vision33 vice president.


And partners must help their customers simplify the complex technology stack that many are wrestling with, he said, another theme that will be prevalent at Sapphire Now.


As SAP evolved in recent years to rely more heavily on the channel for sales, rather than its historical reliance on direct sales, the company set a goal of the channel accounting for 40 percent of new sales. That goal was largely met in the last year.


But Cardenuto said that metric has become less meaningful as SAP sells more software on a cloud and subscription basis. "We set this metric based on our on-premise business and license business," he said. "If we go to subscription, if we go to cloud, if we go to different business models, this metric is not necessarily the best one to really indicate the partner contribution. We have to review our concepts."


And that leads to Cardenuto's dream of 100 percent partner involvement. "I told my team I want 100 percent," he said, whether it's a reseller or systems integrator, cloud service provider, consultant, OEM or ISV partner. "I want the partners to be a part of 100 percent of what we do."


PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2014







Subribe Sap Feeds

Microsoft and SAP Team Up in the Azure Cloud - Top Tech News

@ a< href="http://sap.rssfeeds.pw">Sap RSS News

Tech titans Microsoft and SAP are expanding to the cloud Relevant Products/Services their decades-old relationship. On Monday, the companies announced that various SAP applications are being certified for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

The applications include SAP's Business Suite, Business All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise database, SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and the developer edition of its Hana in-memory computing platform. Through SAP's Cloud Appliance Library, the companies said that preconfigured software Relevant Products/Services packages will launch quickly.


In a post Monday on The Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft corporate VP Takeshi Numoto said that this arrangement means customers will be able to get the benefits of using SAP software on Microsoft's enterprise Relevant Products/Services -grade public cloud. His post indicates that SAP software is currently used by a significant enterprise base, including 86 percent of the global Fortune 500.


Retail and Banking-Specific Apps


The two companies have also agreed on a technical support and service arrangement where Microsoft handles infrastructure Relevant Products/Services problems, SAP takes application ones, and they both work together if the problem still remains unsolved.


Additionally, the companies said that an integrated version of SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft Power BI will be available through Excel, and an improved SAP Gateway is being launched by Microsoft. The gateway, available by the end of this year, is designed to give customers access to SAP data Relevant Products/Services and processes through Office 365 and Azure.


Also, SAP mobile Relevant Products/Services apps will now support Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. Numoto posted that "industry-specific apps for retail and banking, as well as updated versions of the SAP Mobile Platform with SDKs for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, are on their way." Previews are expected by the end of this year, while general availability is targeted for next year.


Tech Service and Support


Industry analyst Laura DiDio of Information Technology Intelligence Corp told us that this expanded arrangement will be good for both companies, who are battling in common the cloud-presence of several competitors, notably Oracle.


In February, Oracle made its own Azure announcement, announcing that its WebLogic application server Relevant Products/Services and Java programming language were being made available for Azure.


DiDio added that the availability of SAP apps on Microsoft's Azure platform will also be good for the customers. "Both companies of course have a global reach, and both also have highly regarded technical service and support." The quality and availability of support, DiDio said, will be "the first thing the IT guys ask about."


The availability of the SAP Mobile Platform and related SDKs for Windows Phone, and the industry-specific apps for retail and banking, she pointed out, will be "a huge boost for Microsoft" among business Relevant Products/Services customers.


In April, Microsoft introduced an Azure Preview Portal to assist with multi-platform development of apps for its cloud platform. The Portal is intended to provide an integrated experience for developing and managing an application in one place, with resource and configuration management tools, a new billing system, open source software and Microsoft apps.







Subribe Sap Feeds
 

Sample text

Sample Text

Sample Text