SAP SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational corporation, which is considered as the largest software producer in terms of sales in the Europe and fourth largest corporation in the world. Previously was named SAP AG. However, has changed its legal form from a German stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft, AG) into a European Company (SE). The corporation focuses on software development and the management of all business processes in the company, such as accounting, controlling, sales, purchases, production, warehousing and human resources.
Dedicated team Dedicated Team model (DTM) is popular business model for dynamic companies where client and company make an agreement about what kind of work has to be done in specified amount of time. Thereafter, the company selects and provides IT professionals who will only work on the current client`s project and who will satisfy its requirements. Client has full management control over the project and team, while company is providing an administrative support.
ISO 9001 ISO Certification is one of the most recognisable requirements for a quality management system. The first standard (ISO 9001) was released over 30 years ago, and now more than 1.2 million organisations globally are certified to the ISO 9001 standard. Since the standard is designed to be flexible enough, it can be applied in various types of organization, from large, multinational organisations to small local businesses. Due to flexibility of standards the organizations can define these requirements themselves and continually improve their processes in order to reach them. ISO 9001:2015 was published in September 2015. And for those enterprises which currently have ISO 9001:2008 certification will need to update it to 2015 version during three years after release. The 2015 version is considered as the most up to date practice in quality management, which can be applicable to all types of enterprises, including service-oriented organizations. Certification is not a requirement. The enterprises can use the standard to increase the productivity of work without being certified. However, a good quality management system can bring benefits to companies of all sizes and all sectors. Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification •Better quality management helps company to deliver products that meet customer requirements. •More productive and efficient work will save the time and reduce spending. •Allows company to become more competitive in the market, thus, increase opportunities of business expansion. • Identify the risks associated with organization. •Win more high value customers with better customer service. •Make company's workers more motivated and engaged with process of a company. In addition to above-mentioned, certification can be quite valuable for companies as some clients require ISO 9001 before doing business. When the company is inspected by an independent certification agency against the requirements of the standard, it is a signal to buyers, customers, suppliers that they can be confident that company meets all standards. Certification can not only improve credence of your clients to the company but also will make it more competitive in marketplaces.
Business Intelligence (BI) Business intelligence (BI) is a term that describes the process of transformation data into new and valuable knowledge that can be used to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of enterprises. BI is made up of several related components, including data mining, online analytical processing, data warehousing, querying, and reporting. Those components simplify interpretation of large volumes of data.
Business Process Outsourcing Business process outsourcing or BPO is the delegation of one or more of processes from one company to another. BPO is often divided into two categories: back office outsourcing which includes internal business functions such as billing, finance and accounting, and front office outsourcing which include customer-related services such as marketing or tech support telecom and media. Some companies pay for services by the hour or by the project, or come to some other kind of payment arrangement. But, usually, big outsourcing deals involve multi-year contracts. Among the many kinds of business process outsourcing, IT BPO is a the most popular one.
VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol is better known as VoIP. It is a category of hardware and software that gives the ability to deliver voice information in a separate packet over the Internet Protocol (IP) rather than the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN). A main advantage of VoIP is that it enables to make a call or send SMS, voice messaging without any charging. Today, VoIP is available on many smartphones, personal computers, and tablets.
CMMI Level 5 The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement program and service that can be used as a guidance for the organizations to enhance its work performance and productivity. An approach can be implemented in the project or department, and at the level or the whole organization. The first CMMI version was released in 2002 by members of government and at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The program was majorly funded and required by Department of Defense. And it was created to help to identify the goals, improve and maintain products, keep customers satisfied, and ensure that company is working as efficiently as possible. “Process areas” is a basic element in every Capability Maturity Model. Process areas don’t describe how to implement the process but describe what process should be implemented. The CMMI can be used in two different representations - staged and continuous. The staged representation consists of five “maturity levels”. It is suitable for those companies which see problems in many areas and want to improve company overall. However, if the company is mostly satisfied with its work processes and wants to improve particular areas only, it will be more appropriate for the company to choose the continuous representation. As in this case the company is capable of selecting those process areas in which they are interested. One more divergence is that continuous representation consists of capability levels (from 0 through 5) while the staged representation consists of maturity levels (1 through 5). The model identifies five levels of process maturity for an organization: CMMI can be implemented in all types organization, not just for software. But a small organization with limited resources may be less likely to benefit from the program. It worth to mention, a company is rated at a certain level of CMMI. But it is not a certification (like ISO). Of course, a company may publish its results on the website, but it is not obligatory. As any other program, CMMI is oriented in a long time period and implementation of process improvements can take from months to years. And it does not guarantee that applying CMMI will increase performance in every organization.
Embedded Software Development Embedded software is a piece of software written to control hardware or non-PC devices that are not typically work of as computers. It is written specifically for the particular hardware which has constraints in memory and processing because of the limited computing capabilities of the device. Embedded software can be found in dedicated GPS devices, factory robots and wearables.
Customer Relationship Management Customer relationship management (CRM) is an approach to managing and analyzing the relationship with company’s current and future customers. The goal of CRM is to research information about the target audiences, improve business relationship with customers, thus, increase sales. Also, CRM is responsible for compiling information on customers from a range of different channels, including a company’s website, telephone, email, live chat, marketing materials, social media, and more.