Financials

SAP financials functionality — including integrating with other modules and applications, SAP GRC, automating month-end closes, controlling, compliance, reporting, upgrading, and more.

BOOKS

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Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP (Electronic Editions)

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This exclusive anthology of articles recently published in Financials Expert delivers unparalleled guidance on how to optimize financial reporting processes with SAP applications. Discover insights on how to release a standard cost estimate in the middle of the month, techniques that you can put to use immediately for automating the creation of task lists in the SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, as well as step-by-step instruction on how to optimize the bad debt process in SAP ERP Financials. And, that's just the beginning! Our expert authors explain the ins and out of how to use the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in to create a dynamic rolling forecast input form as well as how to significantly improve your ability to view financial data by using the EPM add-in’s report signage parameter. Each of the articles in this compendium has not only been written by an expert, but has also been reviewed for quality, completeness and accuracy by the seasoned Financials Expert editorial team and our trusted panel of advisors. View
Controlling-Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) with SAP (2nd Edition)

Controlling-Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) with SAP (2nd Edition)

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If you’re looking for a book that will help get you started with configuring Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) in SAP, look no further! Revised and updated, this best-seller will get you up to speed with the basic tools, methods, and key functionalities you need for a CO-PA implementation.

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Product Cost Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition)

Product Cost Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition)

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Run your business more transparently and effectively: use this updated reference and configuration guide to learn about product cost planning, cost object controlling, and integrated planning. Easy-to-understand process overviews and configuration setup requirements will help you customize product cost controlling to your business needs.

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Configuring Controlling in SAP ERP

Configuring Controlling in SAP ERP

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Finally—your one-stop resource to SAP ERP Controlling configuration has arrived! If you are involved in the initial implementation or the ongoing maintenance of a CO solution, this book delivers the hands-on advice you need to smooth the customizing process.

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Financial Reporting with SAP (2nd Edition)

Financial Reporting with SAP (2nd Edition)

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This book provides finance and IT teams with best practices for delivering financial reports faster, more accurately, and in compliance with various international accounting standards. Featuring step-by-step coverage of all major FI  reporting functions (including Sub-Ledger, Corporate Finance Management, and Governance, Risk & Compliance), this book will...

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Maximizing SAP ERP Financials Accounts Receivable

Maximizing SAP ERP Financials Accounts Receivable

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Every company implementing SAP ERP Financials has use for the Accounts Receivable (AR) component, but many never utilize it to its full capacity. This often leads to decreased return on investment and increased user fatigue.

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Integrating SAP ERP Financials: Configuration and Design

Integrating SAP ERP Financials: Configuration and Design

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This book teaches you to maximize the return on investment of your SAP solutions by helping you build a fully integrated system. It explains the integration points between SAP ERP Financials and other software—including Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Human Capital Management, and Asset Accounting—and allows you to save resources and time.

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Using Crystal Reports with SAP

Using Crystal Reports with SAP

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If you have to generate reports with Crystal Reports in an SAP NetWeaver BW environment, this is the book you need. You’ll learn how to quickly create effective reports that get the right information to the right people.

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Maximizing SAP General Ledger

Maximizing SAP General Ledger

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This indispensable reference book provides implementation teams, functional and technical teams, and end-users with a roadmap for the maximum utilization of SAP General Ledger. It focuses on using SAP General Ledger in real-world situations, details how to customize and optimize it for specific business processes, and...

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Optimizing Value Flows with SAP ERP

Optimizing Value Flows with SAP ERP

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Discover how and where value flows move through the SAP system, and where they sometimes trickle off. You will learn the financial processes in procurement, distribution, and production in detail and how to optimize them for better integration and cost efficiencies.

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Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP

Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP

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Your course is set and the light is green. Enable your business to navigate the hairpin turns of the financial close process with this end-to-end overview.

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Implementing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

Implementing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

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Take the labor-intensive guess-work out of number crunching, financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting! With data at your fingertips and this comprehensive guide to BPC, quickly model new business scenarios and efficiently create and approve plans, budgets, and forecasts.

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CHAPTERS

Chapter 5: Conclusion

In the preceding chapters of this book we discussed all possible integration scenarios associated with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting. SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting provides a built-in integration or the avenue to build integration with other key players in the recruiting industry throughout the recruitment cycle, including sourcing, screening, assessment, interviewing, background checks, and utilizing social media.


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Chapter 4: Built-In External Point Integrations

This chapter covers some external points of integration between SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting and third-party applications. These integrations don’t require a middleware or a big implementation. They usually can be achieved by adding a small piece of code to the existing XML code or enabling a switch in Provisioning or Admin Center.


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Chapter 2: Internal (Cross-Module) Integrations

This chapter takes a look at cross-module integration in SAP SuccessFactors, which is the integration of two or more modules. Included in this chapter are the benefits of integrating several modules, as well as prerequisites for doing so and tips and takeaways you can use to make things easier. Learn how to use the On-Page Business Card to create smooth workflows and step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the different modules.


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Chapter 1: Overview of the Internal/Third-Party Integration Choices Available with the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Execution Suite

This chapter will provide an overview of the different modules in SAP SuccessFactors. It will provide an introduction to the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Execution (REC) Suite, as well as the various modules contained within the suite. From there, later chapters will cover the integration of two or more SAP SuccessFactors modules.


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Chapter 6: Master Data Creation Using Screen Programming

This chapter is about master data creation using a screen program. We are starting screen programming for managing master data, but at this level we are using a simple screen design and very basic screen elements. We will design screens for site master data, site assignment to a user, and article master data. While in the development process, you will get an understanding of the different screen elements and the flow logic of screens. You will experience the creation and use of a selection screen and learn about screen validation by applying different input checks that restrict use to ensure the correct values are entered in screen fields. Details on dealing with the database for reading, creating, and modifying records and how to create transaction codes are included. At the end of this chapter we will go through the process of attaching a search help to any field on general or selection screens.


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Chapter 4: SAP User Management

This chapter introduces SAP user management. You will learn about preinstalled users in SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) ABAP and their responsibilities, and how to change the password of any user, lock or unlock a user, create new users, and copy new users from an existing user. We will also create roles for assigning transaction code authorizations to users.


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Chapter 5: Introduction to the ABAP Data Dictionary and Managing Data Dictionary Objects

In this chapter we start our point of sale (POS) project development. This chapter provides an overview of the ABAP Data Dictionary and its different objects (e.g., data elements, domains, structures, tables [database tables], views, search helps, and table types [internal table types]). We will then go through the process of creating all the main ABAP Data Dictionary objects that we will use in the development of the POS project in the following chapters. Finally, we will learn how to change or delete ABAP Data Dictionary objects.


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ARTICLES

Avoiding the 10 Worst Practices of SAP Development Projects

It is a common misconception that unsuccessful SAP projects, regardless of purpose or scale, fail due to a lack of time, money, and/or people. Research shows that this is rarely the case. Projects typically fail for other reasons, like faulty business practices. While there are obviously an infinite number of things that can go wrong, this article zeroes in on the 10 worst — the ones that are the most common, potentially detrimental, and above all avoidable. And although some of these observations may seem obvious at first glance, as an intertwined whole, they will provide a strong safety net for your next project.
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Mastering the SAP HANA Backup and Restore Process

When organizations implement SAP HANA, they need to devise a strategy to protect the data that the system manages in-memory. Depending on your SAP HANA use case, failure to protect this data can lead to significant monetary or productivity losses. One way to protect the data is through the implementation of a backup and restore strategy. This article helps to fortify your general knowledge of the SAP HANA backup and restore process.
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Protect Your SAP HANA Investment with HA and DR Options

Implementing an SAP HANA system involves more than just selecting a standalone server. Organizations must also consider the different options available in terms of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Depending on the organization’s service level requirements, multiple servers, storage devices, backup devices, and network devices might be required. This article gives an overview of the different ways organizations can achieve SAP HANA HA and DR. Equipped with this information, you can develop the right SAP HANA architecture and business continuity strategy more easily.
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Complement Warm Data Management in SAP HANA via Dynamic Tiering

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Christian Savelli describes the Dynamic Tiering option available starting with SAP HANA Support Package 9, which enables a more effective multi-temperature data strategy. It offers management of warm data content via the extended table concept, representing a major enhancement from the loading/unloading feature currently available.
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How to Build an Analytical Dashboard with SAP Lumira Based on SAP CATS Data

Walk through a number of practical steps for setting up a simple analytical dashboard with SAP Lumira. Learn how to complete visualizations in SAP Lumira for a number of real Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS) key performance indicators (KPIs). Analyzing proper business performance indicators on an analytical dashboard helps you make appropriate business decisions faster. The approach described for setting up a dashboard on CATS KPIs can be applied to any other business area with SAP or non-SAP data sources.
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Popular Chapters

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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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