CAS Solution Receives "SAP Certified Integration" Certification from SAP (R).Demand Side Management Specialist Achieves Successful SAP Certification
ATLANTA & KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- SAP AG (company) SAP AG - (Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung - German for "Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing") A company from Germany that sells the leading suite of client-server business software. The US branch is called SAP America. has awarded CAS, the world's leading provider of Demand Side Management solutions for the Consumer Products industry, the SAP "Certified Integration" seal for its CPWerx[TM] 6.0 suite of solutions. To complete the certification process, CAS had to demonstrate to SAP that its solution could integrate seamlessly to transfer order data to an SAP system using HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. . The actual case tested for integration was based on transfer of order data from CPWerx 6.0 to SAP ERP The SAP ERP application is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software manufactured by SAP AG that targets business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. It is the successor product to SAP R/3. Central Component 5.0 (SAP ECC (1) (Error-Correcting Code) A type of memory that corrects errors on the fly. See ECC memory.
(2) (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) A public key cryptography method that provides fast decryption and digital signature processing. 5.0). The CPWerx solutions suite, which was developed on the SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.
(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability. principle and based on Microsoft.NET, achieved all the criteria without a hitch.
CAS has a long history of integration with SAP, with approximately 200 successful integration projects in clients' SAP environments, covering connection of its own solutions at both the back end and the front end. Clients benefit from the process expertise of CAS' sector specialists, which ensures that users at the front end have all the relevant information for their particular step in the process available at the right place and at the right stage of the overall process. Standard interfaces with SAP, other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. systems and in house software solutions, along with integration templates, make for fast and accurate implementation.
CPWerx has been developed based on Microsoft.NET technology on the service oriented architecture (SOA) paradigm, and has a five-layer architecture. The user interface layer creates the user interface in an Internet browser See Web browser. . Following this is the web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. layer, which controls how the user interface is created. The third layer is home to the business logic function, where business rules and validations are carried out on the application server. The fourth layer, data abstraction, supports a variety of DBMS (DataBase Management System) Software that controls the organization, storage, retrieval, security and integrity of data in a database. It accepts requests from the application and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data. technologies such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM Many people are too new to the computer industry to remember that IBM once occupied the lofty position that Microsoft currently enjoys. Today, it's a Microsoft versus The Rest of the World computer industry. Yesterday, it was IBM versus everybody else. , and allows the databases extracted from the fifth (database) layer to be available to the upper levels. All applications and elements of the CPWerx suite, from Trade Promotion Management to Field Sales Management, Category Management and Reporting & Analytics, are completely integrated and use a joint data set with a consistent data model.
Because current integration and data exchange standards like XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. or Web Services are supported, data can be exchanged between CPWerx and SAP solutions in both directions. In addition, selected SAP functions can be displayed and executed in the CPWerx user interface and vice versa VICE VERSA. On the contrary; on opposite sides. .
CPWerx - the CAS solution for demand side management
The efficiency potential that ERP or supply chain management solutions offer remains largely underdeveloped in most companies. By concentrating on the demand generating processes that drive the effectiveness of their actions, manufacturers can have a direct and focused impact on brand growth and profitability. Such focus once more allows manufacturers to gain competitive advantage from their campaigns. This concentration on process effectiveness and profitable brand growth is at the heart of demand side management. Indeed the latest version of CPWerx, 6.0 has been centered on the philosophy of Demand Side Management, in order to allow manufacturers to focus and grow in this manner.
CPWerx 6.0 is the largest solution for the management of demand oriented consumer products processes in the world. In this version, enhanced reporting and analytics functionality includes an Information Store which offers more than 90 sector-specific reports to support optimization of the planning and implementation cycle. Integrated via a single interface, CPWerx 6.0 ensures brand growth activities are both more transparent and also seamlessly integrated across both function and channel. Whether at head office, a remote office or in a store CPWerx 6.0 ensures the right information is always available at the right time. In addition to the new Reporting and Analysis module, there are substantial improvements to the Trade Promotion Management and Field Sales Management modules. Put simply, CPWerx 6.0 offers a consistent overall approach to solving demand side management issues. With just a few clicks of the mouse, companies can be in complete control of all measures that create demand, so as to accelerate demand and increase their rate of return.
CAS is the leading, global provider of Demand Side Management solutions for the Consumer Products industry. With more than 20 years of industry-specific experience, CAS has unrivalled expertise in delivering solutions that manage profitable growth across the customer facing enterprise. By integrating closed loop business processes throughout the nine modules of its solution, CPWerx supports the full spectrum of sales and marketing enterprise wide - including Trade Promotion Management, Field Sales Management and Category Management. CAS customers include leading Consumer Products companies such as Beiersdorf, Campbell Soup Company Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) (also known as Campbell's) is a well-known American producer of canned soups and related products. Campbell's products are sold in 120 countries around the world. It is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. , Coty, Danone, Del Monte Foods Del Monte Foods (NYSE: DLM) is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California.
It offers canned goods in Del Monte, S&W and Contadina brands, pet foods under Kibbles n' Bits, 9Lives, Pounce, Milk-Bone and several premium brands, , Electrolux, Heineken, Henkel, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing, and Minute Maid. CAS has global headquarters in Germany with affiliate offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For further information please visit www.cas.com.
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