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Quick Takes: SAPConsole to get boost from Vertex

Vertex enhances SAPConsole; New SAP R/3 guide book shows the way; BlueStar Solutions to host SAP demo center; Former PeopleSoft EVP joins Pivotal.

Vertex Interactive enhances SAPConsole

Vertex Interactive, a provider of supply chain execution and order fulfillment software has announced the Plus++...

I/O Engine enhancement to its SAP Practice offering. The recent Plus++ I/O Engine enhancement will provide increased performance, added functionality, and simplify the implementation of mobile data collection for SAPConsole. Key features of Vertex's Plus++ I/O Engine includes improved cursor movement and screen handling, an interface to weigh scales and other digital devices, and the support of portable bar code label printing with 2-D scanning capabilities. "The enhancements in Plus++ I/O Engine will greatly benefit SAP clients that use SAP Console," stated Rob Wilson, senior consultant, SAP Practice, Vertex Interactive. "Plus++ I/O Engine principally benefits the end user by simplifying the operation of RF devices. This reduces the amount of training and on-going support. Furthermore, since the functionality is inherent within SAP, the need for middleware and all associated costs or problems experienced are essentially eliminated,'' added Wilson. The Vertex Telnet Server was released initially in 1996 and is currently in use at hundreds of SAP sites around the world.

Veritex

SAP R/3 data integration guide is a tell-all

'SAP R/3 Data Integration Techniques Using ABAP/4 and Visual Basic' is a comprehensive guide to SAP RFC programming. It includes fully tested source code and Internet support. SAP analysts and programmers can find real world examples of integrating HTML, XML, Access, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and more.

SAP Web site

BlueStar to host SAP CRM demo center

SAP America will soon have a new demo center, based at BlueStar's network operations center in Phoenix, AZ. It will be the only demo center aside from the one at SAP America's corporate headquarters in Newton Square, PA. The fully loaded center will feature a suite of integrated SAP software, including SAP R/3, SAP APO, SAP BW, mySAP Workplace, mySAP Enterprise Portal and mySAP CRM-all of which will be hosted on IBM eServer xSeries. Blue Star Solutions has the superior technical expertise needed to host the site, say SAP officials.

BlueStar Solutions

Former PeopleSoft EVP joins Pivotal's Board

Pivotal, a top provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software, has announced the appointment of Howard Gwin to its Board of Directors. Gwin was previously executive vice president for worldwide operations at PeopleSoft. During his six-year career at PeopleSoft, he helped build the company from less than $100 million in revenues to more than $1.4 billion. He played a key role in the acquisition of Vantive; grew European revenues by more than four hundred percent in less than two years; and doubled international revenues within a year. "Howard's deep industry insight, proven track record, and extensive management expertise make him an ideal fit for Pivotal as we evolve to our next stage of growth," said Bo Manning, president and CEO, Pivotal. "Howard is the latest addition in a roster of talented people that have chosen to join the Pivotal team -- he has the expertise, vision and passion to help Pivotal boost its leadership position in the CRM market for mid-sized enterprises." Currently, Gwin is a management consultant working with a roster of successful technology companies.

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