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Quick Takes: New implementations and enhancements

This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the States of Guernsey headed for SAP software. Meanwhile, Panasonic integrated NextLinx to speed up their transactions, and Octopus enhanced its SAP adapters.

U.S. Department of the Interior implements mySAP Human Capital Management

The U.S. Department of the Interior has implemented mySAP Human Capital Management from Washington-based SAP Public Services Inc. for its human resource requirements. The new software is part of a DOI project to update its operations, increase capacity to meet user requirements and better serve citizens. Now, the DOI has applicant tracking, training and events and personnel deployments from the mySAP software. It also chose Employee Self Service to allow its personnel to access their own records, update information and review payroll and benefits.

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States of Guernsey selects Logica for GBP4.5M e-government software

The States of Guernsey have chosen London-based Logica PLC to provide an e-government modernizing program. The software will allow the States to install best practices for procurement and financial procedures. The five-year contract will involve a core SAP implementation, change management and training for up to 400 users, as well as hardware, application hosting support for the duration of the contract and the development of an e-procurement system.



Panasonic selects NextLinx's Trade Collaborator for its U.S. import operations

Seacaucus, N.J.-based Panasonics Logistics Company of America chose Rockville, Md.-based NextLinx Corp.'s Trade Collaborator. The new software will simplify Panasonic's inbound shipments, reduce logistics fees, lower inventory carrying costs and support Panasonic's future growth. It will integrate with Panasonic's SAP ERP system to automate and speed up transactions.



Octopus enhancement puts more power into customers' hands

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Octopus Inc. has released the latest version of its enterprise software platform, which includes information elements that map to the needs of business users. The new release also includes enhancements to the Octopus Adapters for SAP and Siebel. These adapters are used to find information that is locked in enterprise data silos, allowing Octopus to then display and relate it as needed.


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