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SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95
This book focuses on security topics associated with cloud computing within the SAP space and provides readers with detailed knowledge, expert guidance and best practices to minimize risk and ensure mission critical systems and data remain secure at all times. View
SAP in the Cloud: Migration Roadmap

SAP in the Cloud: Migration Roadmap (Electronic Editions)

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$39.95
This book is a sequel to SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide published by insiderBOOKS. While that volume made the case for why you should move your SAP applications to the cloud, this book will explain how to do it. Written for a wide range of audiences, the book is a rich source of information about migrating to the cloud. View
SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

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

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

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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
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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
Mitigate Risk with SAP Access Control

Mitigate Risk with SAP Access Control (Electronic Editions)

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This exclusive compendium of articles on SAP Access Control, recently published in SAP Professional Journal, has been curated to help you advance your GRC skills and stay on the leading edge of SAP technology. View
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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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The SAP Blue Book — A Concise Business Guide to the World of SAP

The SAP Blue Book — A Concise Business Guide to the World of SAP

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You’re considering implementing SAP. Are you sure you’re ready? Learn from an industry expert what it means to implement SAP—and which changes it will bring to your company.

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The SAP Green Book — A Business Guide for Effectively Managing the SAP Lifecycle

The SAP Green Book — A Business Guide for Effectively Managing the SAP Lifecycle

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Breaking news: Implementing SAP doesn’t help your business!—It’s the actions taken after go-live that ensure continuous success. Learn how to assess your SAP maturity, how to make business talk to IT (and vice versa), how to keep your end users happy, and more.

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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
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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 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

Examining the Position Management Capabilities in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP SuccessFactors and SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) consultant Jyoti Sharma of HRIZONS recently took questions from SAP customers in an hour-long chat on SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of questions, covering topics such as comparisons of organizational management capabilities in on-premise SAP ERP HCM systems against position management functionality in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, implementation best practices, and more. 


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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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