IBM software can enhance the benefits for your company when used in conjunction with your SAP applications.

Cut costs by reducing total costs for storage requirements
Data management systems with state-of-the-art compression technology can help stretch your SAP investment. IBM® DB2® software provides an SAP-optimized dashboard system to help you better manage your SAP environment and a single upgrade with ease of installation when you move to SAP ERP 6.0 with Unicode functionality.

Protect data accuracy and integration
IBM has SAP-certified archival solutions and IBM InfoSphere® Information Server to help safeguard data that may be required for compliance. Reduce database size and cut down the amount of data moved during the upgrade. Cleanse your customer data to provide better customer experience in the future.

Provide portal access and enterprise-level integration
IBM WebSphere® is a proven technology that perfectly complements the SAP NetWeaver integration product, and can provide an enterprise entrance to the SAP world.

Greater transparency, flexibility and security features
Security, monitoring and event management systems like IBM Tivoli® solutions allow you to verify the compliant behavior of users beyond system boundaries, and provide efficient and effective operations management capabilities.

Better end-user productivity
IBM Lotus® software provides collaborative solutions that can help your employees work together more effectively and productively in your SAP environment.

Better-quality SAP application development and modification
Modify and test business applications before you use them in production. IBM supports you in improving your software quality across complex application environments and beyond with the IBM Rational® software portfolio.

Speed delivery while reducing project costs using IBM InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
IBM InfoSphere Optim™ System Analyzer is a web-based diagnostic tool designed to help you identify system changes within SAP applications and systems, and measure their impact. With approximately 200 prebuilt templates to support major system lifecycle events, this application can help eliminate manual efforts.
In the case of SAP upgrades, SAP project teams can identify configuration differences, business process modifications, and custom code to reduce delays due to system changes. This can help identify what subset should be extracted for development and testing.

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