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Supply Chain Management Tips and Best Practices

Supply Chain Management Tips and Best Practices: A Sampling of Exclusive Content from SCM Expert (PDF Download)

$79.95
This anthology is a sampling of the content available in SCM Expert, a trusted online library of independent SAP information. The content published on SCM Expert helps you ensure that you are following best practices for managing SAP processes with core ERP functionality, with SAP HANA, and with cloud-based resources. View
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SAP HANA Live: Real-Time Operational Reporting (Electronic Editions)

$19.95

Get an overview of the hundreds of SAP HANA Live (formerly part of the Composite Analytic Framework, or CAF) views that you can use to enable real-time operational reporting and analytics. Using this approach, companies can use standard views directly as data sources for reporting. This approach also enables companies to form an alternative foundation for much of the operational reporting currently done in enterprise data warehouses and data marts inside SAP Business Warehouse (BW).

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Keeping up with ABAP

Keeping Up with ABAP (Electronic Editions)

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$79.95
In a two-part series on ABAP in the 21st century, Karsten Bohlmann, a development architect from SAP SE, covers recent advancements in the ABAP language. Sigrid Wortmann and Christiane Kettschau from the ABAP Language Team introduce ABAP Managed Database Procedures that allow you to embed native database source code in ABAP applications. Lukas Dietzsch of Blackvard Management Consulting compares Javadoc and ABAP Doc documentation approaches. Rounding out the anthology with tips and best practices for using ABAP are Chris Savelli of COMERIT; Charles (Tim) Soper of SAP; Rehan Zaidi, a senior SAP technical consultant; and George Chen of Lynk, Inc. A bonus article by Dr. Volker Stiehl on SAP HANA Cloud Integration is a sample of another area in which SAP Professional Journal has a significant amount of content. View
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Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 with SAP BW and SAP HANA (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95

This new resource shows you how to optimize the integration of SAP systems and SAP BusinessObjects BI tools, including SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (Analysis Office), SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. With this simple yet detailed guide, you’ll learn what you can do with the latest SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 software in combination with your SAP landscape.

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Supply Chain Execution in SAP

SAP Supply Chain Execution: Implementation, Integration, and Optimization Strategies (COMING SOON!)

This all-new insiderBOOK helps readers make informed decisions about their organization’s global IT strategy for supply chain execution (SCE) using SAP solutions. Immediately understand all of the SCE options available from SAP, and learn how best to achieve complete visibility throughout your supply chain. The author provides detailed, step-by-step instruction with a focus on integrating processes end to end and realizing business value in both the short and long term. If you are evaluating, integrating, or optimizing your implementation of SAP solutions for supply chain execution, this book is your ideal guide.

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SAP HANA for BASIS Administrators

SAP HANA for Basis Administrators (COMING SOON!)

This book delivers the very latest information on ever-evolving SAP HANA technology, with an in-depth focus on installation, configuration, and operational aspects for both on-premise and cloud scenarios. The author illustrates the use of SAP HANA for efficient query processing in ERP systems using highly detailed examples based on solutions such as SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA Finance. Basis administrators who want to know more about SAP’s current and future direction will find the information in this book extremely valuable.

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Enhance Your BI Reporting Skills: Tips for Using SAP HANA, SAP Lumira, Design Studio, and Web Intelligence (Electronic Editions)

$79.95

SAP’s reporting offerings have exploded in the recent past. Changes and enhancements to SAP HANA, SAP Lumira, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence have added significant functionality to SAP’s reporting toolbox. In this anthology from BI Expert, we offer a one-stop option for learning about these new functionalities and understanding how you can best use them to meet your company’s BI needs.

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SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95
SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide is the definitive resource for business and IT leaders and managers who are responsible for establishing their organization’s cloud strategy for SAP® solutions. If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to, and explanation of, SAP solutions for the cloud, you’ve come to the right place.
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Predictive Analysis with SAP: The Comprehensive Guide

Predictive Analysis with SAP: The Comprehensive Guide

$69.95

Today’s businesses are driven by data. Unlock the potential of your structured and unstructured data, anticipate market changes, and drive decision making with this comprehensive guide to SAP Predictive Analysis tools—SAP Predictive Analysis module, the PAL Library, R Integration, and SAP HANA.

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SAP Performance Optimization Guide: Analyzing and Tuning SAP Systems (7th Edition)

SAP Performance Optimization Guide: Analyzing and Tuning SAP Systems (7th Edition)

$79.95

In today’s high-stakes business environment, system performance is the king of the jungle. From system and load distribution, to memory management, to buffering and locks, you know there’s a lot of ground to cover—and many pitfalls to avoid. Up to date for SAP NetWeaver 7.3, this authoritative guide to analysis and tuning offers the practical tips and real-world examples to reach your tuning potential.

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Advancing Your ABAP Skills (Electronic Editions)

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$119.95
At SAP Professional Journal, our mission is to help you build your skills and achieve the business goals of the organizations you serve. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal and BI Expert, has been curated with this guiding principle in mind — to help you advance your ABAP skills and stay on the leading edge of SAP technology. View

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

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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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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BLOG POSTS

The Future of Programming Languages for SAP Systems

How SAP HANA, Cloud, and Other Innovations Affect Development

James Wood is the author of the SAP Professional Journal article “What’s the Next Generation in SAP Application Development?” and a featured author in the "Advancing Your ABAP Skills" anthology. He took readers' questions on the long-term outlook for ABAP and related technologies in this online chat from SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of questions from SAP customers.


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What Are the Real-World Gains with SAP HANA?

Experts Tackle Customer Questions About Migrations, Sizing, and Performance

BI Expert author Dr. Bjarne Berg and his COMERIT colleagues Rob Frye, Jesper Christensen, and Joe Darlak took part in a live Q&A on SAPinsider Online to discuss how to quickly move your SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) system to SAP HANA using the database migration option tool. An edited selection of answers to SAP customer questions about migrations, sizing, and performance appears below.


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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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