Faisal Altaf

Faisal Altaf

Faisal has nine years of experience in IT, seven-and-half years of which have been in SAP Development. Currently he is the SAP Technical Division Head at Al Yamamah Steel Industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In the past he completed an end-to-end implementation of SAP-IS Retail at Serbal Trading in KSA. He has also worked in SAP IS-EC&O at Presson Descon International in Pakistan and Descon Karachi & Lahore Manufacturing Works, also in Pakistan. In 2010 Faisal earned his certification in SAP Application Development, ABAP focus. An experienced author, Faisal has written several articles for SAP Professional Journal and is a frequent contributor on SCN.

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Intro to ABAP

Introduction to ABAP: A Project-Driven Guide (Electronic Editions)

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This highly visual, project-driven insiderBOOK provides novices with a comprehensive, practical guide to the basics of ABAP development. Readers begin to understand SAP programming techniques in no time by performing practical tasks while reading the book. As compared to a theoretical study, this is a hands-on experience where you can practice whatever you are reading or visualizing, for better, quicker, and longer-lasting learning. Starting with the basic fundamentals, this book quickly guides you toward more advanced concepts. View

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  • Chapter 4: The Launch Phase

    This chapter examines the first of four phases every cloud implementation should have, beginning with the Launch phase and opening with an explanation of on-boarding methodology. While not a rehash of project management methodology, it provides best practice recommendations for selecting a project team, finding a partner, establishing project governance, creating project plans, reviewing and defining scope and transition, defining priorities, and refining roles and responsibilities.

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  • Chapter 3: SAP on the Cloud: In Depth

    This chapter examines SAP’s new cloud platform based on SAP HANA and how it is different not only from other similar applications but even from other SAP implementations. It also makes the case for on-premise implementations versus cloud managed services. It asks the question: If my SAP implementation is mission critical, should it be on the cloud? It also presents an overview of the methodology of moving SAP to the cloud, including a detailed discussion of SAP’s newest cloud platform based on SAP S/4HANA.

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  • Chapter 8: Software Updates

    This chapter covers the importance of software updates. It may seem like a boring topic, but keeping software up to date is essential to good security. We also talk about how a provider can implement updates without interrupting your service. You'll understand how those updates have prevented issues in the past and where to look for new SAP notes, which detail fixes. You should be able to ask intelligent questions about their update policy to make sure it's as aggressive as you need it to be. 

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