To help with your business challenges, we’ve assembled an archive of our white papers and articles on current industry issues and trends.
SAP ITSMobile: Web-based SAP Data Collection Solution
Since the introduction of the Internet and Web Browsers in the mid to late 1990s, a passion has developed for creating "web-based" software, often leading to misguided and unstable applications. Data collection was one such casualty in the rush to incorporate this new technology, once completely dominated by the ubiquitous character-based RF terminal. Experience and technology improvements have led to viable web-based data collection solutions that seem to equally delight and confound the user community. Users love the modern graphical user interface, but are less enthusiastic about performance.
This product brief provides a basic understanding of the "web-based" SAP Data Collection Solution referred to as ITSMobile. The brief focuses on the business perspective and does not delve into the technical details of the solution. The ITS primer portion of the paper presents both a technical overview of ITSmobile, the web-based RF solution provided by SAP AG, along with information related to activating and using it as an RF solution. This document is primarily intended as a reference for technical personnel.
Wireless Technology Migration: Mitigating Risk and Increasing Supply Chain Efficiency
Today’s competitive, agile business demands anytime/anywhere connectivity and access to real time data. Many supply chain management solutions rely on wireless technology for Automatic Identification/Data Capture (AIDC) to ensure supply chain efficiency. With the rapid evolution of wireless networks, along with compliance issues and ever-changing logistics requirements, migration to advanced wireless systems is essential – and essentially inevitable. This paper helps identify business drivers that justify this migration, and offers a road map that will help you discover the best possible technology management partner.
A Best-Practices Approach to Getting the Most Out of SAPConsoleTM
If your organization has invested in SAPConsole, you’ve taken big strides toward becoming more efficient and productive in today’s competitive marketplace. One of the many reasons organizations deploy SAPConsole is the desire to manage and maintain an efficient, secure mobile computing environment – no easy task, given the current regulatory environment and constantly changing attempts to breach corporate data. But as your needs change, and as better and more efficient mobile devices come on line, it may be time to take a look at your SAPConsole configuration. This paper, drawing on the combined expertise of Pragma Systems, Stay-Linked and PEAK Technologies, will help make sure you’re maximizing the value you get from your enterprise mobility environment, generally, and SAPConsole, specifically.
Integrated Solution from PEAK Technologies, Pragma and Stay-Linked Still the Best Way to Make the Most of SAPConsoleTM
SAPConsole is one of the most powerful tools you can deploy to optimize the performance of your enterprise mobility infrastructure. Leveraging that value requires the right combination of resources, and the right approach to creating the ideal RF design that marries mobile-computing technologies from leading suppliers.
PEAK Technologies, working closely with Pragma Systems and Stay-Linked, in 2008 launched a state-of-the-art SAPConsole solution stack that set new standards for maximizing the value of your investment in SAPConsole. This new whitepaper provides a proven, numbers-based case for the Pragma/Stay-Linked solution, with real-time performance data detailing why our solution offers a secure, scalable, easy-to-use mobile computing environment.
SAP Data Collection Solutions - Selecting an Approach for Implementation
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Implementing a successful SAP® data collection solution begins with selecting the right approach. This white paper focuses on solutions for industrial environments using SAPConsole, ITSMobile and Mobile Web Dynpro. Provides a conceptual understanding for why one implementation approach might be a better fit for your situation.
Wireless Device Management: Controlling The Wireless Enterprise and Reducing Total Cost of Ownership. Wireless technology makes today's global supply chain enterprise more flexible and better able to respond to changing markets and aggressive competition. However, the fundamental value of wireless devices - their mobility, which translates into ease of use and efficiency - is also their greatest challenge from an IT management perspective. Download this paper now and read why many businesses now recognize that comprehensive management of their wireless device infrastructure is a crucial component of a total IT enterprise management solution.
Benefits of RFID Integration Using SAP-Centric Connectivity: Leveraging Your SAP Solution Investment. There are many ways for companies to integrate RFID into their own supply chain business processes. This whitepaper discusses how SAP NetWeaver can be used for a 100% SAP-centric RFID solution that enables companies to leverage their investment in SAP software when extending into RFID initiatives. See how RFID can and should be used as an enabling software and not just a solution by itself.
The Handyman's Guide To Supply Chain Device/SAP Connectivity Tools. From RFID readers to printers, applicators, PLCs, lights, sensors, scanners and more, the supply chain is comprised of devices of all shapes and sizes, all with unique languages, roles and rules. Integrating these disparate devices seamlessly into the SAP® eco-system is essential to maximizing supply chain efficiency and SAP ROI. Each of these devices is capable of becoming an integral part of SAP system, provided you have the right tools.
Printer Applicators: The Right Choice For You? From consumer goods and building materials to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, all of these products need to be tracked to their final destination or retail shelves. With bar coding and radio frequency identification (RFID) mandates dictated by major retailers like Wal-Mart and Target, the decision to use printer applicators over a hand labeling “slap-and-ship” method for high volume or high value items is an easy one, especially when unreadable bar codes or incorrect label placement can result in retailer chargebacks. Learn about the key factors to evaluate when exploring a printer applicator solution as well as what to consider when looking to integrate printer applicator solutions into existing technologies or ERP systems.
"Do Service Contracts Make Good Business Sense?”
Today's complex technology forms an essential part of mission-critical operations that must deliver maximum uptime. Less than optimal performance can reduce revenue, erode customer confidence, damage trading partner relationships, and lead to expensive workarounds. During times of flat or reduced budgets, companies are caught in a vise. They need to manage spending carefully without compromising smooth flowing operations.
Service contracts offer a way to optimize the performance of essential equipment while controlling cost. They can extend the life of equipment while helping companies manage cash flow better. Service contracts also free internal resources while making expert knowledge available through a service provider. Getting the optimal value from a service contract depends on choosing the right partner — one that combines the right attitude, quality, experience, vendor certifications, responsiveness, and experience with superior coverage and flexibility.
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Recent News on Computer Hacking Incidents Reinforces Need For Constant Network Vigilence - PEAK Technologies Offers Six Quick "Best Practices" to Protect Your Company's Network
Businesses seeking to protect their sensitive systems and data must be just as aggressive as the hackers and solidify their approach to network security practices, systems and management. Just about any network, no matter how well protected, can be breached if hackers invest enough time and effort (and money) to break in. Our experience at PEAK Technologies includes developing a set of security best-practices that, if rigorously applied across a network, will make it secure enough that hackers will turn toward easier targets rather than spending time on your system.
Are You Protected? — PEAK Performance, Fall 2004
Can my company reap wireless returns without risking security havoc through stolen data? What would it take to have wireless security? And what’s the journey like? A security roadmap has the answers. Without a roadmap for a wireless security plan in place, reaping the benefits from wireless returns can be a bumpy journey. Learn how to get on the right track.
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Mobile Data Capture: Key to Running Your Warehouse in Real Time — PEAK Performance On-line SAP, Fall 2006
The goal of any well functioning supply chain is getting the right material to the right location at the right time. Coupling RF mobile data capture with SAP warehouse management or inventory management systems can work to eliminate confusion while speeding up order flow, cutting operating costs, and reducing inventory balances. How could a technology solution possibly deliver on such a huge promise?
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RFID Report Card: Evaluating the Enterprise — PEAK Performance, Fall 2005
Manufacturers and retailers need to build supply chains that are fast, responsive, and flexible. To deliver value to the end consumer, CIO’s struggle with the notion that systems must be capable of sensing, deciding, and responding to external supply-chain events. Understanding the potential of RFID as a transformational IT technology is essential for any business struggling with supply- chain issues. With the introduction of Gen2 technology, RFID efficiencies are within reach.
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Runaway WLAN: Managing Wireless in the Open Standards Environment — PEAK Performance, Spring 2005
Gone are the days of the single-source manufacturer with proprietary technology. The wireless arena has evolved to an open standards environment with new rules and a different set of challenges. This shift to open standards has put greater powers in the hands of customers, enabling them to shop among various device and software features. Companies are looking for ways to navigate this new environment and deal with profound differences and a new set of challenges.
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Consumables: Key To Driving Printing ROI — PEAK Performance, Fall 2004
Bar Code printing has made operations throughout various industries and applications far more efficient. The bar code and Auto ID systems address the fundamental need to track information form point “A” to point “B” in the most efficient and accurate way possible. However, a truly effective bar code system is only as good as the components selected to make the system work, specifically the printer consumables which serve as the heart of any enterprise printing system.
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