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Quick Takes: SAP gets new VP, mySAP enhances financials

New VP for SAP Professional Services

SAP America has named Richard A. Stewart its new vice president for the SAP Professional Services Organization. Stewart will oversee the SAP consultant work force in the Americas and will work closely with SAP partners on implementation projects.

Stewart previously worked at Grant Thornton LLP, a privately held international accounting and consulting firm in Chicago.

SAP to enhance mySAP Financials

SAP AG has announced new applications that compliment mySAP Financials. The new features include applications for tax or commission calculations, payments, settlements and financing via the Web, and integrated analytical applications for financial, CRM, supply chain management, and human resources.

The new mySAP Financials functions are scheduled to be shipped in mid-2001.

SAP trainers in acquisition deal

Terra Firma Consulting, Inc. (TFC), a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SAP Preferred Consulting and Training Vendor, has completed an agreement of sale of certain assets with Kaleidoscope Transition Management, Inc. (KTM), a SAP preferred training vendor in Chicago.

Founded in 1996, KTM has provided training services for SAP for more than 4 years. TFC delivers high-end SAP consulting services.

The acquisition by TFC includes the assignment of KTM's SAP trainers' and consultants' contracts, KTM's client list, and schedule of taught and to-be-taught SAP courses.

E-business integrator gets SAP certification

SeeBeyond, a Monrovia, Calif.-based provider of e-business integration solutions, has received SAP's interface certification for the Staging BAPIs of the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW). The company announced that it was the first to earn such certification.

SeeBeyond e*Way Intelligent Adapter is now certified to extract metadata from SAP BW and update and send data extracts back to SAP BW. The SeeBeyond interface solution gives SAP users the option of integrating all of their e-business activities.

SAP makes pitch to professors

SAP America will hold an International Research and Applications Congress for university professors to present ideas on transformation business technology. The two-day event is scheduled to run in conjunction with the SAP University Alliance Programs' Annual Curriculum Congress, Feb. 19 and Feb 20, 2001 in San Diego, Calif.

Professors are invited to prepare papers on topics including new technologies, computer science, organizational research, e-business, enterprise systems and e-learning.

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