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  • Turning Data into Information and Information into Business Insights.

    Actuate e.Services Certified Business Solutions

    for SAP and PeopleSoft.

  • Introduction Value Statement Actuate e.Services, with proven expertise in delivering world class Information Delivery and Technology solutions has the ability to design applications that transform operational ERP data into business insights that can be delivered real time, is highly adaptive, scalable and secure. Value Proposition

    Offer BI Solutions that connect to both structured and unstructured ERP data (without having to rely on building a data warehouse solution first).

    Provide a single and unified interface to access data from multiple ERP transaction sources.

    Apply Actuate e.Services best practice and implementation methodology to maximize ROI (Return On Investment).

    Provide Just In Time (JIT) metrics via Executive Dash Boards to measure business performance and enable quick decision-making.

    Document Purpose The purpose of this document is to develop a blueprint for Actuate e.Services Enterprise Systems business and practice development initiative. This document provides a high level overview of:

    ERP market distribution and business potential. SAP and PeopleSoft product architecture. Technical architecture of SAP and PeopleSoft. GAP analysis of existing BI solutions available within SAP and PeopleSoft. Actuate Value Proposition to provide enhanced BI solutions.

  • Business Development Opportunities SAPs share in the enterprise software market

    Of all global companies (defined as companies with revenues over $1 billion), 36 percent use SAP.

    Of all midsize companies (with revenues from $200 million to $1 billion), 18 percent use SAP.

    Of all growth market companies (with revenues from $50 million to $200 million), 11 percent use SAP.

    Of the over 15,000 SAP implementations, 3000 are not yet complete. Distribution of industries currently using SAP software worldwide, by type of industry (copyright SAP AG) Of the organizations in all market categories, some 69 percent have already deployed or have plans to deploy an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suite. SAP sells over 200 software licenses per month other ERP software suppliers do not sell half this many licenses in a year. Some of the over 7000 companies that use SAP include:

    Microsoft Ciba Geigy Samsung

    IBM Colgate Palmolive Texas Instruments

    General Motors Motorola

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  • Typical Cost Distribution of ASAP projects SAP provides tools to facilitate implementation to its clients and consulting partners. Accelerated SAP-ASAP-is one such tool available to assist with SAP implementations. ASAP tools provide detailed guidelines to assist and define many aspects of the implementation.

    Services10%

    Electronics14%

    Chemical18%

    Other11%

    Paper3%

    Unv.4%

    Metal4%

    Traffic4%

    Trade4%

    Mining & Trans.5%

    Office & EDP7%

    Food & Tab7%

    Steel & Auto9%

    In-House Resources

    21%

    Hardware Costs17%

    Software License

    Fees20%

    Consulting Fees36%

    Training Fees6%

  • SAP SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing. The acronym is used to refer both to a software product and the company that makes the software. SAP is an enterprise software system. The software is designed to manage all business processes that occur in a corporation. SAP can simultaneously manage the process in sales and marketing department, human resources, accounting, manufacturing and the rest. The quality that sets Sap apart from the other enterprise software systems is that it manages the broadest spectrum of business areas, and it is the most integrated system because (ideally) all process areas use the same programming language and access the same databases, making business transaction results instantaneous. SAP continues to add new business practices and modify and update the old ones. Figure below shows how the SAP modules are currently divided to handle all aspects of business and also shows how a company might begin matching up its business processes to the best practices available in the R/3 system. Typical business associations to SAP R/3 model

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  • Existing Information Delivery Capabilities within the SAP system Information details Screen based drill down on many items. If one needs access to detailed information, they can keep double clicking on items until they find what they are looking for. Centralized Data SAP provides corporations with a centralized control point, minimizing the duplication of records and creating consistency in record input. Critical information can be maintained with no concurrency conflict. The centralized control process ensures high data integrity. Real-Time Information Instantaneous notifications of transactions facilitate real time response and better decision-making. Updates are immediate and available for instant verification. Document History and Tracking SAP creates a document for every transaction that occurs. Every transaction is recorded as an activity enabling companies to maintain audit trails. Search Options SAP provides a list of search option for required data.

  • Current Limitations of the Reporting Systems within SAP and Actuate Solutions to provide enhanced Information delivery solutions for SAP Distributed Reporting Systems in SAP Though SAP provides a centralized data source for Reporting, each module such as MM or FI has its own reporting system leading to difficulties in:

    Providing Organizational level reporting solutions.

    Providing a Single Portal for all reporting requirements.

    Customization and management of reporting solutions.

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    PP Reports MM Reports SD Reports

    IS Reports WF Reports PS Reports

    Actuate Information Delivery Solutions have the ability to provide a consolidated reporting solution for all modules of SAP, making it easier for executives to generate high level summarized information for any function within the organization in a secure and scalable format.

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    SWOTs (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Actuate Strengths:

    Reduction in training costs by providing a single reporting interface to the entire organization.

    Central reporting repository for all modules of SAP.

    Centralized administration and storage of Reports.

    Single source for Security Administration.

    Transform existing SAP reporting infrastructure into a complete Internet eBusiness framework.

    Report through corporate intranets, Web-based e.Business applications, and Microsoft(r) Excel front-office solutions.

    Provide Web based access to business objects, multiple data sources, and the wealth of business processes in SAP R/3.

    Deliver a complete SAP R/3 end-to-end reporting system.

    Provide end-to-end business-to-business procurement reports.

  • Actuate Weaknesses: No reference implementation. Need to compete with SAP BW and other SAP BI vendors.

  • PeopleSoft PeopleSoft is recognized as one of the leading contenders in the ERP arena. Each packaged application produced by the ERP vendor must have functionality to accommodate a wide range of companies with varying business requirements. Some requirements may be dictated by the particular laws of a given state or even country. With the expansion of companies into the Global marketplace, the challenge to provide complete ERP solutions is greater than ever. PeopleSoft has responded to these challenges and has produced an impressive set of functional applications in areas such as Finance, Human Resource Management, Manufacturing, and Student Administration. PeopleSoft Latest BI offering competing with Actuate: PeopleSoft Enterprise performance Management System

    The PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite o

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