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SAP SI America established as legal entity in the United States

German consulting firm SAP Systems Integration AG (SAP SI AG) has completed its acquisition of Prescient Consulting LLC, a SAP implementation consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Prescient now will be known as SAP Systems Integration America LLC (SAP SI America).

SAP SI AG, a subsidiary of German software giant SAP AG, bought the company to expand its services in the United States.

SAP SI America is a SAP National Implementation Partner and services partner specializing in SAP implementations, upgrade and support services, e-business solutions and Global HR/Payroll.

SAP SI America's business focuses on specific industry and cross-industry solutions, including mySAP Retail, mySAP Consumer Products, mySAP Higher Education & Research, mySAP Public Sector, mySAP Mill Products, mySAP Human Resources and mySAP solutions for manufacturing.

Leading provider of high-tech printing technologies to implement mySAP Product Lifecycle Management

SAP AG has announced that Heidelberger Druckmaschinen will implement mySAP Product Lifecycle Management (mySAP PLM) for collaborative engineering; custom product development; and project, asset and quality management among multiple business partners.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG provides modern print solutions in more than 170 countries. The company decided to implement mySAP PLM in its U.S. and European business units to streamline collaboration among everyone involved in product development after a 20-week test project.

Sap enhances solutions for discrete industries

SAP AG has added industry-specific functions to its software so customers can handle supply management, customer relationship management and enterprise portals more effectively.

The new functions are for mySAP Aerospace & Defense, mySAP Automotive, mySAP Engineering & Construction and mySAP High Tech. They are expected to be available in the second quarter.

Actional and WebFlow Inc. partner to extend SAP WorkFlow to non-SAP applications

Actional Corp. and WebFlow Inc. have formed a partnership to offer direct-connect, real-time integration between SAP and other ERP and legacy applications.

WebFlow has traditionally focused on business processes within SAP. The partnership helps WebFlow expand its focus to collaborative e-business integration beyond SAP.

Actional, which provides direct-connect integration solutions for e-business, will enable WFI to develop the infrastructure needed for high-volume e-business and other internal process applications.

Swire Coca-Cola USA live with SAP solutions, ea consulting conducts six-month implementation

Swire Coca-Cola went live with SAP solutions last month. The implementation took six months and links several different systems together. Six million records of legacy data were converted to SAP solutions.

Swire Coca-Cola, USA is headquartered in Draper, Utah, and has two production centers and 29 sales and distribution centers in 10 western states. It is a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Swire Pacific Ltd.

The implementation was overseen by ea consulting Inc., a certified mySAP Services Partner and a Certified Hosting partner in the mySAPHosted Solutions program.

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