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SAP HANA High Availability and Disaster Recovery Essentials (Electronic Editions)

SAP HANA provides speedy access to your data, but only if everything is running smoothly. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal, contains tips and best practices on how to ensure that your data is highly available despite any system mishap or disaster that may occur. View

Advancing Your ABAP Skills (Electronic Editions)

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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


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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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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  • 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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