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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein How Tool-based SAP Change Control Helps SAP Customers

01/29/2009 by Peter Helfenstein

HP PPM in combination with beteo’s SAP Change Control Current Practice can help SAP customers to reduce cost and risk the SAP change process.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein beteo Successfully Assists SBB in Implementing HP Quality Center

12/10/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

Test factory based on HP Quality Center is available for all SBB projects

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Happy Birthday beteo ALM Experts Blog

10/09/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

On Oct. 8, 2008 beteo Blog celebrated its first birthday. In the first year of beteo Blog a lot has happened.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein E2E SAP Testing – Halfway Under Control?

08/05/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In many blogs, we have discussed the deficiencies in SAP testing. Changes to an existing system are the order of the day. Again and again, errors are corrected, customizing and programs must be adapted, new functions are rolled out. Also, technical changes as hot fixes and service packs must be installed, as well as upgrades. In view of the large number of changes, problems with testing is not want you really want. But most SAP customers have come to terms with it, solving retroactively the problems involved with rolling out badly or incompletely tested changes – amidst the applause of the business. This is quite an effort, but still considered a more sensible approach than testing the whole software system.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein HP BTO Software Centers – Overview

07/24/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

HP offers a number of BTO Centers. These software packages support in the context of a BTO strategy specific phases of the application lifecycle. The following overview is meant to shed light on the HP BTO jungle.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Forrester: HP is Number 1 for Functional Testing

07/14/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

According to then most recent Forrester Wave Report dating July 8, 2008 on Functional Testing solutions HP clearly keeps on leading this market.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein beteo SAP Change Control Miniguide

06/11/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

The new SAP Change Control Miniguide below has just been posted on our beteo website. Additions and feedback are welcome!

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Business and IT – Change Impact Must Be Managed

04/17/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

Continuously growing system complexity
Nowadays, existing IT systems cover more or less the complete business processes. In most cases, strategic decisions to buy commercial software  – instead of making software – are in place. New developments of complete business systems are the exception to the rule. Against the background of this situation, a new concept of developing applications is required: It is no longer build-centric, but rather change-centric, also see item #4 in the Blog written by Niel Roberston, CTO at ALM-vendor Newmerix.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Application Management Reduces SAP Costs

03/04/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In the context of large commercial software installations, the opportunity to reduce costs in the long run – all through the life cycle of the systems – is tremendous. Four fields of Application Management, pragmatically introduced and applied, are able to substantially contribute to this potential benefit.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Global Swiss Start-ups Stand Shoulder To Shoulder – Press Release

12/13/2007 by Peter Helfenstein

Collanos Software and beteo, two Swiss global start-ups, close ranks to share resources, expertise and partnerships. Collanos Software CEO Peter Helfenstein in addition takes on the COO position of beteo. Hence both Collanos and beteo can profit from the experiences and structures of both companies. Despite the intensive cooperation and the shared resources, beteo and Collanos will remain clearly distinctive companies.

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