Business Insights and Tech Tips February 2015

Business Insights And Technology Tips For Small And Midsize Business Enterprises (SMB & SME)


SAP Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

SAP has shown exceptionally strong growth in the cloud and continues to lead in this industry-wide transformation. Achieving guidance, full year non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support, SAP’s revenue increased 45% at actual and constant currencies to €1.10 billion. SAP also showed solid software and software-related service revenue performance despite the accelerated shift from upfront to more ratable revenue. Non-IFRS software and software-related service revenue grew 7% at constant currencies (6% at actual currencies to €14.87 billion) achieving the full year target for 6% – 8% growth at constant currencies. Non-IFRS operating profit increased by 3% at constant currencies to €5.63 billion (3% at actual currencies to €5.64 billion), achieving the full year outlook of €5.6 – €5.8 billion at constant currencies.

“In 2014 we continued to deliver on our winning growth strategy. We are the fastest growing enterprise cloud business at scale with the most users in the world. SAP HANA is delivering massive simplification for our customers,” said Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP.



SAP Plans Assortment Planning Tool for the Connected Retailer

SAP SE recently announced, at the NRF 104th Annual Convention and EXPO, plans to launch the SAP® Assortment Planning for Retail application to help retailers better address current challenges. In the age of the empowered consumer, shoppers have higher expectations of retailers, and require fresh, compelling assortments to stay engaged and loyal. which is envisioned to enable retailers to optimally cluster stores using attributes then select and plan items per store cluster in order to maximize sales and profit.



Google Translate Gets Smarter With Language Detection, Word Lens

For all those who travel for business, and could benefit from having real-time translation capabilities, a universal translator is here, and it’s on your phone. According to Pete Pachal, “Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and the new version includes automatic language detection in conversation mode, so having a conversation between two people who don’t speak the same language is actually possible.”



Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ends, But Don’t Panic

According to writer, Lance Ulanoff, the end of mainstream support for Microsoft Windows 7 has arrived. Soon, Microsoft will stop creating new features, the free support will cease and no security updates will be released for its six-year-old operating system. Many still  using Windows 7 will be able to utilize Microsoft’s “Extended Support” until 2020.



A Look Back At Some Of The Most Popular Innovations Of 2014

You may have already heard about many cool new innovations pertaining to cyborgs, thought-controlled planes, peacock shrimp armor, sharpshooting, and the “Interstellar” spacecraft. Author Allison Barrie has put together a list of the viewer’s favorite innovations that were covered in 2014.


About SAP Gold Partner Cornerstone Consulting, Inc.

Based in Tampa, FL, Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. is a business consulting and information technology (IT) company. Not only is Cornerstone an award-winning value added reseller (VAR) of  extremely efficient and integrated business (accounting, customer and sales management (CRM), inventory tracking-control-management, warehouse management, materials requirement planning (MRP), light manufacturing, accurate real-time analytical reports, and more) software systems, our highly-skilled team specializes in cutting-edge solutions and tech support for:

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  • Internet
  • Cloud Computing
  • Custom Programming
  • Web Development

If you are researching enterprise resource planning business management software systems, and would like more information about the fastest selling ERP program on the market, Cornerstone Consulting specializes in cutting edge solutions to make organizations run better than ever previously imagined.

Innovative Software and Technology for Your Growing Small or Midsize Manufacturing and/or Wholesale Distribution Business/ Enterprise (SMB/SME)

Cornerstone provides software products, tech services and business process outsourcing which support all areas of a small or medium sized business, such as: financial accounting, operations, customer relationship management, sales, inventory control-tracking-management, warehouse management, e-commerce, and more. Cornerstone’s “dream team” of programmers, trainers and consultants specialize in providing our Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Medical Device, and Online Retail clients with optimal business process configuration, integration and automation.

If you’d like your small or medium enterprise to run better, out-maneuver competitors, have better solutions for finding new customers and transform your business with the latest in technology, you have definitely found the right team to make it happen.

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