Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help your company keep up with the increasing complexity of developing today’s high-tech products. While smaller companies may use relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger companies rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains. Mid-size companies can feel stuck because PDM is too basic, but PLM feels out of reach.
This resource will help you:
• Recognize why “simple” solutions fall short and do not support your capabilities
• Better connect to customers and the supply chain
• Drive higher product development speed
• Get started with the right PLM solution
Midsize manufacturers need a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. So, what’s the right size PLM to fit a midsized high-tech company? Download this resource and take a look.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
Midsize Aerospace and Aviation manufacturers need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help. It drives better product development performance by managing product-related data, processes and projects. While smaller companies may be able to control, access and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger manufacturers rely on full featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global Aerospace and Aviation companies.
Given the evolution of past major advances in wireless-LAN technologies, it should come as no surprise that products based on the still-in-development IEEE 802.11ac standard are now appearing across the board, from residence to enterprise. Just as was the case with 802.11g and 802.11n, the standards-development process is now far enough along that the semiconductor community is shipping in volume, the Wi-Fi Alliance has been able to issue an initial interoperability specification, and system-vendor products offering up to 1.3 Gbps are now available at prices very close to those of 802.11n APs but with on the order of a 30% improvement in price/performance on a spectral-efficiency basis and from 100% to more than 200% in performance overall.
The product development ecosystem is complex, as it entails nearly every area of an enterprise — each with its own set of tools, files and needs. Enterprises need the right solutions to untangle the web of data management and enable a smarter approach to manufacturing. This article discusses how distributed data management, now an integrated part of SOLIDWORKS Manage, stores and regulates design data to streamline processes and improve the movement of information.
There’s growing, industry-wide pressure to integrate more software and electronics into products. In fact, innovative products are now critical to the success of future-thinking companies — 52 percent of companies developing smart products fear they’ll lose market share unless they continue to make products smarter. There are, however, unique challenges that come with perfecting development processes and managing complexities. This e-book, by research firm Tech-Clarity, outlines steps to successfully transforming your products into smart, connected systems.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: Apr 10, 2014
David Norfolk of Bloor Research International discusses research that compares two high-productivity platform as a service (PaaS) development platforms: OutSystems Platform and Force.com from Salesforce.com (now re-branded as Salesforce1 Platform). In this webcast, he will debunk the main myths surrounding high-productivity application development and how both platforms have overcome them, albeit with somewhat different approaches for different kinds of customers.
In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.
In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.
Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available.
In healthcare, bringing new and reliable products to market is essential for staying relevant and competitive. That's why when McKesson needed to transform its development environments, the nation's largest healtchcare IT solutions provider turned to HP CloudSystem Matrix. By moving from a traditional rack-mount server infrastructure to an HP CloudSystem Matrix integrated solution, McKesson saw an 84-fold increase in processing speeds on their development environments (down to 40 mins. from 7 days). They also enjoyed a 42% reduction in physical server count and a 67% decrease in management time. Read this case study to see how your own organization can use an HP CloudSystem Matrix solution to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and drive innovation.
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This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices supported by IBM solutions. Learn more today!
Data pipelines are a reality for most organizations. While we work hard to bring compute to the data, to virtualize and to federate, sometimes data has to move to an optimized platform. While schema-on-read has its advantages for exploratory analytics, pipeline-driven schema-on-write is a reality for production data warehouses, data lakes and other BI repositories.
But data pipelines can be operationally brittle, and automation approaches to date have led to a generation of unsophisticated code and triggers whose management and maintenance, especially at-scale, is no easier than the manually-crafted stuff. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With advances in machine learning and the industry’s decades of experience with pipeline development and orchestration, we can take pipeline automation into the realm of intelligent systems. The implications are significant, leading to data-driven agility while eliminating denial of data pipelines’ utility and necessity.
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- What systems engineering is
- How systems engineering can help you develop smart, connected products
- Help expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products
- How to cut costs
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.
Organizations developing products and systems in industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, medical devices and consumer electronics are undergoing a transformation driven by the rapid growth in functionality delivered by software and electronics. This paper outlines an approach for using this shift to gain a competitive advantage.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
SSL Certificates have been in use for almost 15 years, and they continue to serve a vital role in protecting data as it travels across the Internet and other networks. From online financial transactions to e-commerce to product development, SSL Certificates make it possible for users around the world to communicate sensitive information with the confidence that it is safe from malicious hackers. The Internet has evolved in innumerable ways over the past decade and a half; so why do SSL Certificates continue to instill trust? Simply put, SSL Certificates are very effective in protecting data in transit.
Yet, customers transacting on websites and systems that are protected by SSL security still face serious threats . One key reason for this danger: poor SSL Certificate management. Enterprises with hundreds of SSL Certificates from several different providers could lose track of certificates in their environment.
This white paper will present the pitfalls associated with poor SSL Certificate management, why they are potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how enterprises can keep track of SSL Certificates effectively.
Agile is a cornerstone of software delivery from IT to complex and embedded systems. This research-based paper reports on key challenges, patterns and working practices for extending Agile to cross-discipline deployment in product and systems development.
For most electronics and high tech companies, the bill-of-materials (BOM) is the central hub of product definition activities. It conveys the information needed by various departments, such as Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing, to get the product built. However, current BOM development processes are not well-suited to today’s realities.
IBM and PTC, leaders in product development and innovation, are offering joint solutions that combine our expertise and technology to fully support cross-enterprise product development optimization. Together, we enable companies to meet time-to-market, cost-reduction and quality requirements, in an ever-increasing, complex global marketplace.
For most high tech companies, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is the central hub of product definition activities. It conveys the information needed by various departments to get the product to market.During this one-hour web cast, the AberdeenGroup will discuss how Best-in-Class companies are not only addressing these challenges but are excelling in their product development processes. In addition, PTC and IBM Rational will show how high tech manufacturers' can synchronize system requirements, multiple design disciplines and internal systems to provide a single definition of a product - 'a single source of truth' - throughout the product development process.
Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.
Security is a growing concern in our increasingly connected Internet of Things. Everything that is connected is potentially subject to malicious and criminal attack. Learn how to incorporate security analysis and development techniques to build secure smarter systems.