Financials

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

BOOKS

Digital Transformation: An Executive Guide

Digital Transformation with SAP: An Executive Guide (Electronic Editions)

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A comprehensive explanation of the rise of digital transformation how you can use its power  to help keep up with the latest business trends and stay ahead of the competition.

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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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CHAPTERS

Chapter 11: Risk Management

In this chapter, we expand on the discussion of risk in chapter two to cover how you can incorporate an understanding of and management of your security risks in a cloud environment. We talk about identifying threats, assessing and testing for vulnerabilities, and the best practices around this process. You should be able to take these ideas here and asses your own risks, as well as the risks of any potential cloud providers.


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Chapter 10: Information Security Management

This chapter talks about how you and your provider can manage the cloud environment and how to understand the division of responsibilities between you and your provider. This includes the difference between a bare metal server and a managed environment, as well as how to secure any management interfaces. You'll know what managing a cloud environment takes so you can decide whether you want to do it yourself or leave to the provider.


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Chapter 9: Data Destruction

This chapter covers what a provider can do with hardware at the end of its lifespan. That hardware may still have retrievable data on it, so it's important to understand what options your provider has to protect it. We cover some standard techniques, including U.S. Department of Defense policy. You should be able to ask the right questions of your provider about what they do with old hardware, as well take care to improve your own efforts.


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Chapter 8: Getting Started with ADM

Throughout this book, we have explored the benefits and key value proposition of application data management (ADM). ADM is a business-led, decentralized initiative that helps improve data quality by implementing data governance on top of key enterprise applications. Improving both data quality and the processes that feed data into these enterprise applications enables your business to enhance trust in your data. This is a critical step for companies seeking to participate in the digital economy and leverage advanced analytics. 


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Chapter 7: ADM in the IT Stack

For the enterprise architect, the first steps in understanding application data management (ADM) in the enterprise stack are to distinguish master data from application data and then select the appropriate tool—master data management (MDM) vs. ADM—to administer each type of data. Master data are typically managed inside a central MDM application. Application data, in contrast, are data that are used by and stored in a single key application. In contrast to master data, they are managed locally for that application. 


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Chapter 6: ADM Adoption in the Enterprise

Today successful organizations are starting to value data as a strategic asset, and companies are ultimately working towards the same strategic goal—make the data they have as useful as possible to the organization and to the entities that interact with them. Organizations need to take the following actions to meet this goal:


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Chapter 5: Application Data Management Capabilities

Application data management (ADM) is a framework that can be vital to your company's data governance strategy. It involves managing data in key enterprise applications, such as your ERP systems, to ensure that data is timely and of high quality. The processes and tools that are elements of ADM provide key capabilities for both reactive and proactive governance, helping ensure smooth business operations and high confidence in your data.


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Chapter 4: Data Governance and Stewardship in ERP

Data governance and data stewardship are terms that are often thrown around within organizations today, but rarely with a common definition that triggers action. Essentially, data governance is the cycle of defining attributes that are necessary to maintain order, efficiency, and control of data in information systems. Data stewardship is the process of leveraging these attributes to maintain order, efficiency, and control.


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Chapter 3: Data as a Strategic Asset in Your Digital Journey

Every business, large or small, across industries from manufacturing and retail to education is being disrupted by fundamental shifts in digital and data resources. Companies that successfully adapt to these transformations and implement policies to treat data as a strategic asset will emerge as the leaders of tomorrow. 


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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

Bonus Article
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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HANA Studio: The New Star Join Modeling

Learn the basic steps to set up a new flavor of SAP HANA information views, the star join graphical calculation view. Understand why it is a valuable new addition in the HANA Studio modeling tool chest.
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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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