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Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach
IT has long been seen as one of the best ways to address the challenges of the business environment. Yet the complexity and rigidity of IT infrastructure keep

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Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1


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sap hr basics  While the unveiling of SAP Business Suite 7 has caused a flurry of media articles and blog posts like the ones from Ray Wang and Brian Sommer  (and one of mine might still come down the track when all the dust settles), it is interesting that the North American launch of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 a day later went with comparably much less buzz. There were related Dynamics NAV 2009 events in some other world regions , but I cannot say much about their attendance and noise level. Despite the Microsoft Read More

Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


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sap hr basics  provided by Oracle and SAP all in an interface that is casual-user friendly. This combination enables companies of all sizes to extend the value of investments already made and enjoy some of the benefits created by Ariba’s business commerce solutions. Ariba Supplier Information Management Solution enables companies to identify and assess new sources of supply, on-board approved suppliers, and gain a 360-degree view of supplier information performance and risk. With Ariba’s supplier management Read More

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How HR Software Can Help with Compensation Management


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sap hr basics  HR Software Can Help with Compensation Management Compensation is a core human resource (HR) concept whose efficiency depends in large part upon the approach chosen by those implementing it. Compensation as Financial Transaction Traditionally, organizations have seen employees as a resource that has a cost attached to it (like any other capital), may require some investment for maintenance (e.g., training), and needs to be replaced when it becomes obsolete (retirement), or removed when not needed Read More

SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies


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sap hr basics  well over a decade, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been offering market-leading enterprise applications software tailored to specific industries, starting with the oil and gas and the utilities industries (the original SAP industries). Other industries, such as media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and the public sectors have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions for midsized enterprises. For instance, SAP software has mapped standard business Read More

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HR Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit


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sap hr basics  Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit The human resources (HR) departments of most organizations today have assumed more responsibilities, not the least of which is ensuring compliance with labor and employment regulations. These include having fair employment practices, ensuring workplace safety, and maintaining up-to-date records, among many others. And those businesses operating on a global scale must not only continuously review their practices, policies, and procedures for Read More

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