SAP Unveils Fiori: This Week in ERP

SAP Unveils Fiori Application Suite

This week, global software giants SAP launched SAP Fiori, a new collection of responsive HTML-5 apps designed to make the use of popular SAP functions intuitive on a variety of devices - smartphone, tablet, desktop. The released apps include functions such as employee leave requests, manager purchase order approval, sales order tracking, and purchase order tracking. The release of these apps demonstrates SAP’s will to keep up with the latest end-user expectations of UI’s, however, the pricing of Fiori as a separate product to SAP’s Business Suite will perhaps leave current customers slightly perplexed.

SAP Announce General Availability of Business Suite on HANA

SAP have been busy. As well as the release of SAP Fiori, the company has announced the availability of the majority of its Business Suite applications - including ERP systems - on the new SAP HANA database platform. This move comes ahead of the original schedule, with little more than 12 weeks since the beginning of beta testing. SAP state that approximately 100 companies are working with SAP to move applications to HANA, however, as of this week, only 10 of these companies have applied HANA to their Business Suite systems. Not content with these two major announcements, SAP also revealed the expansion of their App Store availability to 26 countries.

Netsuite Partner with Autodesk and Meltwater to Expand ERP Functionality

Also busy this week we're cloud ERP vendor Netsuite who announced integration with Meltwater and Autodesk to expand the company’s ERP functionality in online intelligence and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) respectively. PLM integration will give manufacturers implementing Netsuite’s cloud ERP an end-to-end system for managing product design & development, manufacturing and sales. Integration with Meltwater will provide Netsuite ERP users with business insights into market trends and customer opinions.

Epicor ERP Reaches 1000 Implementations

Global ERP providers Epicor have announced that their ERP systems has now been implemented by over 1,000 customers around the globe. Recent customers of Epicor who have implemented the company’s ERP system include engineering and manufacturing companies Kooima Company and RSA Engineered Products.

Deacom adds MRO Module to ERP

Process manufacturing ERP provider Deacom, this week announced the addition of MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) to their ERP software system. This additional functionality includes the ability to monitor maintenance costs, schedules and purchasing, as well as integrate these actions with the DEACOM master production calender.

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Tom Feltham

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Tom Feltham was Editor at ERP Focus for three years from 2013-2016. Tom still keeps tabs on the ERP software market and occasionally puts pen to paper when inspiration strikes.

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