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Ausable, Intermec partner on manufacturing software for SAP users

PAR Technology Corp. subsidiary Ausable Solutions Inc., based in Norcross, Ga., has announced a partnership with Everett, Wash.-based Intermec Technologies Corp. The agreement will provide Windows CE-based handhelds in plant operation integration for SAP R/3 users. That will allow factory-floor employees to access enterprise data. Intermec also will supply wireless LAN access points, bar code scanners and printers for use with Ausable's systems.



Ascential, SAP team to improve business analytics for Novo Nordisk

Denmark's Novo Nordisk has selected Westboro, Mass.-based Ascential DataStage to use with its mySAP Business Intelligence software. This will consolidate the Danish pharmaceutical company's worldwide data resources into a single warehouse. Novo Nordisk plans to build a data warehouse that draws on data from virtually any source within the company. The initial task is to convert and migrate over 40 Gb of Novo Nordisk's information.



CE Link meets data and document archival needs for SAP R/3 users

Herndon, Va.-based Ceyoniq Inc. has released CE Link for R/3. This assists in the storage and retrieval of enterprise-level documents and archived data in SAP R/3. CE Link for R/3 delivers an SAP ArchiveLink 4.5-certified strategy for securely archiving all enterprise-wide business objects, including data and documents related to R/3 transactions. CE Link's archiving functionality can also be extended to software from Siebel, Oracle, Microsoft and Lotus.


AMR predicts ECM market will grow to $264 billion by 2005

Boston-based AMR Research has announced its technology market forecasts and named the top vendors within each application segment of the enterprise commerce management (ECM) market. One of the top vendors was SAP. The market for these types of applications and services is expected to reach $264 billion by 2005, up from $108 billion in 2001. More than one third of this revenue is expected to be driven by the applications segment.

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New source for Lotus and SAP

ChorusAmerica, an integrated e-business solutions company and Lotus Premier Business Partner in Portsmouth, N.H., and Heidelberg Consulting Inc., an SAP consulting services firm and member of the Novasoft Group, in Waltham, Mass., are jointly marketing and selling their consulting services offerings in North America. The two companies say they are now able to provide one source for all of their customers' SAP and Lotus needs.

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