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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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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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ABAP Development for SAP NetWeaver BW: Exits, BAdIs, and Enhancements (3rd Edition)

ABAP Development for SAP NetWeaver BW: Exits, BAdIs, and Enhancements (3rd Edition)

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$64.95
$20.00 (24%)

Steer your BW-specific programming and push your implementation beyond standard BI business requirements! This book is your trusted guide to the most often-used and helpful custom enhancements in SAP NetWeaver BW. 

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SAP BusinessObjects BI System Administration

SAP BusinessObjects BI System Administration

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$49.95
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A system administrator’s job isn’t easy. When stuff works, no one notices. When stuff breaks, suddenly everyone knows your name.

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Creating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition)

Creating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition)

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$49.95
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Impress your audience with eye-catching, informative, and easy-to-navigate dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards! In this book, you’ll quickly learn the basics of building your own dashboard and move on to customize your creations with themes, data connections, and other essential features.

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Enterprise Information Management with SAP

Enterprise Information Management with SAP

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$49.95
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If you’re wondering what you need to know about SAP’s enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, look no further. This book explains the changing face of EIM at SAP: what the different products are, how they work together, and how to get started using them.

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100 Things You Should Know about Reporting with SAP Crystal Reports

100 Things You Should Know about Reporting with SAP Crystal Reports

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Have you ever spent hours on a report only to discover that you could have saved time with a simple tip? Here you go: SAP PRESS equips you with “100 Things” that unlock the secrets of reporting with SAP Crystal Reports.

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Reporting and Analysis with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition)

Reporting and Analysis with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition)

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$59.95
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This book tells you everything you always wanted to know about getting started with the SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) tools. What are the different capabilities of each tool? 

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Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow

Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow (Electronic Editions)

$79.95

Implementing functionality in an SAP system always involves more than just the technology. As the 12 authors in this anthology show, the accompanying changes in business processes need just as much attention.

This collection of SAP Professional Journal articles shares their advice based on their many years of experience.

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SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x Reporting — Practical Guide

SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x Reporting — Practical Guide

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$59.95
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This book provides you with a detailed, how-to guide for using SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) 7.x and the BEx tools to generate enterprise reports. It will teach you how to design and distribute effective, attractive reports that meet critical business objectives.

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100 Things You Should Know about SAP NetWeaver BW

100 Things You Should Know about SAP NetWeaver BW

$49.95

Work smarter with SAP NetWeaver BW! Have you ever wondered if you're using SAP NetWeaver BW as efficiently as you could be?

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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

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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  • 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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