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Digital Transformation: An Executive Guide

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

$39.95

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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Application Data Management

Application Data Management: Empower Business Teams to Get Data Right (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95

A comprehensive guide to using application data management (ADM) as a framework to
empower business teams to maintain and govern high quality data in your enterprise applications.

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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)

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$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_BI_Reporting

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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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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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 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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