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Why Choose the Cloud?

Chapter 2 Excerpt - SAP in the Cloud: Migration Roadmap
For enterprises, moving to the cloud is no longer a question of if, but when. Three-quarters of you are already there in some form, taking advantage of the speed and scalability that the cloud offers. The popularity and benefits of the cloud do not mean that enterprises are abandoning traditional IT systems. The IT of the future, if we examine the trends, is that there will always be some form of hybrid IT landscape. Some recent reports predict that more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017.
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Cloud-Based Financials in SAP

Chapter 8 Excerpt - SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide
SAP has several versions of cloud-based financials, some of which have been around for a while. But for now, the solution that is being hyped for the cloud is SAP S/4HANA Finance. Read this excerpt from Chapter 8 of SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide for insight into what makes SAP S/4HANA Finance such a game-changer.
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Four ways to ensure the security of your cloud server

If you’ve recently moved your SAP solutions into the cloud, you’ve probably given some thought about the safety of your network and the information that your business transfers on a daily basis. And who can blame you? With an almost daily dose of reports in the news about hacks and compromised personal information, it’s a critical requirement for any business to make sure they have the proper physical safeguards in place to protect information.


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Overview of the New ABAP Debugger in SAP GUI for Windows

Chapter 3 Excerpt - Introduction to ABAP

Most of the time during development, you have to monitor the values of variables and check the flow of the program by executing the program line-by-line using a debugger. Using the ABAP Debugger, you can execute the code line-by-line or by section, display or change the value of a variable, and check the flow logic of the program.


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Recruitment Management and Recruitment Marketing

Chapter 2 Excerpt - SAP SuccessFactors Recruitment

The Recruitment Management and Recruitment Marketing integration provides a number of advantages to companies, including employee referral, site branding, real-time job syncing, and single sign-on. Let’s look at the benefits of each of these.


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Setting Up Local Connections

Chapter 5 Excerpt - Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 with SAP BW and SAP HANA

SAP Lumira is able to leverage connections from the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform as well as establish location connections towards SAP HANA or SAP BW. In this section we will first set up a local connection towards SAP BW and then set up a local connection towards SAP HANA. In general, SAP Lumira does not provide the ability to create a list of connections locally, so the local connection is established each time you create content using SAP Lumira. In case of a local connection for SAP BW, SAP Lumira leverages the entries from SAP GUI.


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Selecting the Right BI Tool: SAP BusinessObjects BI Portfolio and Personas

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With the acquisition of SAP BusinessObjects a few years back, SAP extended its offerings in the Business Intelligence (BI) area and is now in a position to offer companies a broad range of BI products. With this larger set of BI clients also comes more complexity when choosing the right BI tool based on your own specific requirements. Learn about the available options and how to choose the best BI tool to meet your company’s needs.

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Protect Critical Nodes in Transaction Code SPRO with Email Alerts

As you know, SPRO is a critical transaction code, but there are some nodes that are the most critical part of the system configuration. There is no functionality available for the system to send email alerts if a user tries to display or change those nodes. I will explain how to identify your critical nodes and let the system send you email alerts if any user tries to display or change these nodes. I cover two scenarios.

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Popular Chapters

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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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  • Chapter 7: User Access Controls

    In this chapter, we talk about how SAP manages users and roles and how that prevents even the best intentioned users from making a mess of things. We discuss how to separate your user roles to prevent mishandled data and how to ensure individual user security. This chapter is the heaviest in SAP details, so you should come away from it knowing how to create your users and roles and how to make sure those credentials stay secure. 

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  • Chapter 6: Encryption

    This chapter details how encryption protects your data, both while sitting idle on a drive and travelling over networks. We'll cover the technologies around encryption and how you can enable them in you SAP system. You come away with an understanding of the importance of encryption and proper key management, as well as the ways that encryption can go wrong.

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