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What forums you may ask; the Sybase NNTP forums? No, those are going away. Not on the schedule that was originally proposed (December 1 of 2012), but they will go away soon. Replacing them are the online discussion forums in the PowerBuilder Development Center (PDC), part of the SAP Community Network (SCN). Never fear though, the information on the Sybase NNTP forums aren't going away; a searchable archive of the messages will be available. If you've been using PowerBuilder for a long period of time, then you'll know we've gone through a similar transition before. We started in one section of a Windows Developers section in CompuServe. In 1993, PowerSoft was moved to their own separate section in CompuServe for support of all their products. By 1997 though, the Internet had come of age and the decision was made to officially move the forums from CompuServe onto a Syb... (more)

SAP Business One iPhone App

How very cool to see that an iPhone Application for SAP Business One get featured in a top story in the Silicon Alley Insider.  Although, this was a list of the most expensive iPhone apps. To check out the original story go here: The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps (AAPL) To see the iPhone app in action, view product features, or buy it, go here: MATG SAP Business One To check out the app's publisher, go here: My Accounts To Go To check out the full story, click the title of the post or click Read More below. ... (more)

SAP Business One on a Mac

So you want to run SAP Business One on a Mac? There are several ways you can do this, but first, it makes sense to think about the user experience you're going for. Do you want it to run in a separate window? Do you want users to have to manually start a separate set of proceses to get it to function? Do you only want to publish it to a few desktops, or do you want it to be portable? Orchestra decided that to have a truely exceptional user experience running SAP Business One on anything but a Windows PC, you have to consider the following: A seamless experience that allows users to launch from a desktop icon, view the application in full color and in high quality, and allow them to resize and reshape the application without having to worry about a separate window. The application has to appear to be running locally in nearly every sense. No complex connection or ... (more)

SAP Business One & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

SAP Business One on Ulitzer The information below is excerpted from a Frequently Asked Questions document by SAP. The information below is designed to provide an overview of SAP Business One and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Companies running SAP Business One and needing to comply with the act will find information about how they can utilize the software to comply with requirements. Sarbanes-Oxley Act - Background On July 30, 2002, President Bush signed into law the U.S. Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, more commonly known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The act, drafted by Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Rep. Michael Oxley, was created in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals involving a list of prominent companies including Enron and WorldCom. The act was designed to enforce corporate accountability and responsibility and... (more)

SAP Makes Decisive Move in EDI

SAP Session at Cloud Expo It is not every day that BIG news comes out of the world of EDI and B2B. I think GXS acquiring Inovis was BIG and Tibco acquiring Foresight was interesting, but today SAP and Crossgate announced that SAP will be reselling and private labeling Crossgate's EDI, B2B and e-Invoicing services. In the world of SAP this is huge! Some of you may know that SAP is already a co-owner of Crossgate, and that Crossgate's EDI/B2B exchange is tightly integrated with SAP, but it was always sold as a separate service on Crossgate's paper. Now SAP's field sales teams can sell it directly from SAP's price list. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! I have a lot of experience working with SAP's sales teams and can tell you that making it to the SAP price list makes a BIG difference. The solution will be called the SAP Information Int... (more)

AppZero and OpSource Partner

Server application virtualization pioneer AppZero and OpSource, a provider of enterprise cloud and managed hosting, on Wednesday announced a partnership that will make it easy for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their server-based Microsoft and SAP applications from the datacenter to the OpSource Cloud, a cloud service for companies requiring pay-as-you-go flexibility and 100% availability as well as high security and control. "Our customers have been asking for a simple way to move Microsoft and SAP applications to the cloud quickly and cost-effectively, and we're pleased to team with AppZero to bring them the best solution possible," said Keao Caindec, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, OpSource. "This partnership is an example of the powerful technology that can be built by taking an ecosystem approach to cloud-building." The OpSource ... (more)

Linking Pulldown Attributes in NW IDM 7.1

One of the coolest things about NetWeaver Identity Manager is that there are always new tricks to learn. The development team keeps finding new and interesting ways to extend the functionality of the product. This, in turn, allows us to further extend what we can offer to our customers. Sometimes what I learn for a particular customer is brand-new, sometimes it's functionality that's been around for years, but either way, it's usually of use to someone, so I like to share when I can. Recently I was asked by a client how we could link two fields together so that for a given value chosen in the first field via a pull down box would result in a specific subset of values being available in the second pull-down. After a bit of research and some emailing I found that the use of the FIELD attribute prefix was the way to go. Here's how it all works: In your database, create a... (more)

Mobile Enterprise Users Need Simplicity

SAP has a section of their SDN/SCN portal for enterprise mobility.  On this site they have a diagram depicting an end-to-end mobile solution.  This diagram does a good job of causing fear in just about everyone.  The diagram shows a deep stack of technology components, each with their own complex technical design and functionality.  I can just imagine an enterprise IT team gasping in distress at this diagram.  However, understanding how everything in your car works is not necessary in order to drive it. Let me give you an example.  ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the developer of a host of workforce automation and service chain optimization applications.  They have already mobilized field services applications and implemented them with SAP.  It is now available out-of-the-box.  The complexity of the implementation has largely been removed. If the back... (more)

SAP Certified IBM’s Cloud Platforms via a Hosted Delivery Model

"Clients looking to deploy SAP applications in the cloud can rely on IBM to help them manage, maintain and scale their solution requirements in a safe and secure cloud environment that allows for flexible services and lower operating costs," said Jim Comfort, IBM's vice president of Offering Management for its outsourcing business. "Running SAP applications on IBM's Cloud Platforms and services can help clients meet their business goals, explore new markets and drive growth." IBM on Thursday announced that SAP AG has certified its capabilities to deliver and manage clients' implementations of SAP applications via a hosted delivery model and IBM's Cloud Platforms. The certification enables IBM to provide enterprises around the world with hosted and cloud-based support of the entire SAP solution portfolio, including business software applications for customer relatio... (more)

Spot Buying Improves Procurement Process

This latest BriefingsDirect podcast, from last month's 2013 Ariba LIVE Conference in Washington, D.C., explores how Blue Marble Media in Atlanta has been using so-called spot-buying capabilities on the Ariba Network and Ariba Discovery to find new sales channels and new clients in the cloud. To learn more about how agile procurement works for on the mid-market sell side, we're joined by Cal Miller, Vice President of Business Development at Blue Marble Media. The interview is conducted Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: Ariba, an SAP company, is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Tell us a little bit about your company -- your size, what services and products you provide. And why is the cloud not intimidating to you as a smaller firm for selling and finding new customers? One of the real benefi... (more)

SAP Business One is Compatible with Windows 7

Windows 7 is compatible with SAP Business One 2007 and SAP Business One 8.8 Now that windows 7 has been released and all signs are pointing towards a migration away from windows XP and Vista, a number of questions arise for business users. Do all my other applications I depend on work on Windows 7? Will the performance of my applications be affected? For everyone running SAP Business One, we can answer both of these critical questions. Does SAP Business One run in Windows 7?  YES Does SAP Business One performance improve with Windows 7?  YES There are also many new features of Windows 7 that will make using business applications, such as SAP Business One and Crystal Reports, more user friendly. One of the cool little aspects of Windows 7 that will make using SAP Business One even easier to use: For those of you who frequently have multiple windows of SBO open, Window... (more)