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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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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: The Complete Integration Guide (Electronic Editions)

$39.95

The SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting execution suite (REC) includes Recruitment Marketing (RMK) and Recruitment Management (RCM). Together with Onboarding (ONB), the solutions offer organizations the ability to efficiently identify and attract the best candidates. This insiderBOOK provides you with step-by-step configuration advice and best practices to take advantage of available integrations between SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting and other SAP SuccessFactors modules, plus solutions from third-party vendors.

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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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Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP (Electronic Editions)

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$79.95
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
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SuccessFactors and SAP ERP HCM: Technical Tips and Integration Advice (Electronic Editions)

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SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors comes with a lot of confusion in the marketplace about what this move means for current SAP ERP HCM users and how they can integrate SuccessFactors technology into existing SAP landscapes. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in HR Expert, helps to clarify the confusion, answers your integration questions, and provides technical guidance on how to properly plan for and use SuccessFactors in your organization.

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Discover SAP ERP Financials (2nd Edition)

Discover SAP ERP Financials (2nd Edition)

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  • Discover what SAP ERP Financials is and whether it’s right for your business
  • Improve your financial processes and save money with this powerful software
  • Explore the major modules and their application for financial processes

You know that business financials are an essential part of every business, large or small, but do you how SAP ERP Financials can make it easier? From basic accounting and complex financial audits to reporting, SAP ERP Financials offers vast, diverse and customizable solutions. This title offers a very detailed, reader-friendly reference that will give you an in-depth overview of the key components of SAP ERP Financials. Perfect for new users, decision-makers, and power users, with this title you will learn how to improve your efficiency in key financial areas, including profitability analysis, financial supply chain management, cost-accounting, and more. Updated for SAP ERP 6.0, EhP 5 and 6 with an expanded focus on real world scenarios and practical case-studies.

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CHAPTERS

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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Chapter 7: Integration Roadmap Update

After reviewing the different integration options of the SAP BusinessObjects BI clients in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA, we will take a look at some of the upcoming changes and enhancements to the SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio.


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Chapter 1: Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2

In this chapter we will provide a quick overview of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, as well as learn more about the different SAP BusinessObjects BI client products. After the overview, we will take a look at the business requirements on which each of the BI client products is focused, as well as the types of user audiences.


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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

Upgrading SAP Access Control? Here’s What You Need to Know

GRC expert Gary Prewett recently answered questions from SAP customers in a live, hour-long chat on SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of the Q&A, covering topics such as version considerations for existing SAP customers and what to consider with a completely fresh SAP Access Control upgrade,
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Popular Chapters

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  • Chapter 1: On Premise vs. The Cloud

    Before we get into what goes into cloud security, we need to have a basic understanding of what a cloud deployment means to your IT environment. We’ll talk about the types of clouds and the layers of cloud computing that you can use, then finish with a discussion of what an SAP system can look like in a cloud environment and some of the threats that the system can face.

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  • Chapter 2: Why Choose the Cloud?

    Companies are choosing the cloud to deliver responsive IT and to innovate the way people work. Regardless of your role in your organization, you may find that cloud computing can open the door to business transformation. This chapter attempts to explain some of those advantages.

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