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With the change in naming SAP took the opportunity to reconsider the solution’s positioning to where its strengths are. By putting NetWeaver in the name, SAP stresses Folders Management’s affiliation with technology for orchestration of business processes. Focusing on selected aspect of the solution allows for a much clearer articulation of its benefits: SAP NetWeaver Folders Management helps expert users structuring their work in the way they think. It gives them guidance through entire lifecycles of business processes. It enables expert users to get more work done more easily. For the value of expert users is their subject matter expertise and they shall not be distracted by unnecessary administration of data.

With more than 500 live customers, SAP NetWeaver Folders Management used to be one of the worst kept secrets of the SAP solution portfolio. Many applications of the SAP Business Suite use its integration framework to simplify user interaction with their complex structures and data. Many partner companies and consultancies provide for dedicated implementation templates, or for entire packaged solutions using SAP NetWeaver Folders Management for specific business needs. Go to the SCN EcoHub http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/ecohub/  – or do a Google search – to find out about all these offerings. You may have to search by the previous name though, SAP Records Management. It might take some time to have the new name permeate throughout the internet.

Leveraging their vast industry and implementation experience SAP would like to encourage its EcoHub partners to innovate based on SAP NetWeaver Folders Management’s tried and proven integration framework. SAP’s new collaborative innovation portal, Idea Place, already contains a couple of suggestions. It’s still in beta as of now, but you can already go to ideas.sap.com to see what’s there, vote, suggest your own ideas and make SAP NetWeaver Folders Management even better.  

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