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Is Business Objects the Next ERP?

ManagementOver the past two decades, the ERP system has evolved from a collection of components into a platform for collaboration and innovation. Find out why Business Objects executives, speaking at the inaugural Business Objects Influencer Summit, say its platform is poised to undergo a similar transformation – and what it means for the SAP ERP...

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Leverage Component-Based Architecture in Web Dynpro Java Business Applications: Part 3 — Componentization Patterns in Practice

This is the last article in the series on componentization of Web Dynpro Java business applications. The first two articles provided general concepts, principles, and benefits of a component-based application design, as well as the conceptional aspects of implementing a component-based architecture in Web Dynpro Java using the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI). This article…...

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Use SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 Tools for Provisioning and Consuming Enterprise Services in ABAP

What is the best way to create and provision enterprise services in a service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) environment? This article shows you how to model, implement, configure, publish, and consume enterprise services in ABAP using the tools of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) 7.1 to provide and consume enterprise services, including using SAP…...

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3 Exchange Rate Design Options for Multi-Country SAP Implementations

A good exchange rate design can handle requirements for foreign currency transactions considering local statutory requirements. Various design options are available to meet these exchange rate requirements. Key Concept There are a number of statutory requirements around foreign currency processing in a multi-country scenario related to exchange rate source, frequency of exchange rate update (daily…...

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Synchronize Master Data Between Customer Master Data and Business Partner

See how to synchronize master data between a customer and business partner in an SAP ERP system. With this synchronization, you streamline master data, avoid redundancy, and protect master data integrity. Key Concept Master data such as products, customers, suppliers, and employees is most important for making business transactions. The SAP system uses the Business…...

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Discover the Financial Aspects of Trade Compliance with GRC Global Trade Services

Although SAP GRC Global Trade Services works very closely with logistics and interfaces with supply chain processes, it affects Financial Accounting in a number of ways as well. Learn how the functionality affects finance functionality and features directly and indirectly. Key Concept GRC Global Trade Services supports the production of international shipping documentation, including commercial…...

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Integrate the Four Capabilities of SAP GRC Access Control

Learn about integration points of the four capabilities of SAP GRC Access Control in one place. Key Concept Risk Analysis is the process by which user access is evaluated against segregation of duties (SoD) rules to determine if the access causes any SoD conflicts. SAP GRC Access Control is comprised of four separate capabilities: Risk…...

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Jayne Gibbon
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Jayne Gibbon, CPA, has been implementing SAP applications since 1996 and is currently a director in the Chief Customer Office at SAP. Jayne’s focus is making customers successful with their SAP HANA deployments. She has helped more than 100 customers drive business value with SAP HANA. Prior to joining SAP in 2007, Jayne worked for two multinational manufacturing companies based in Wisconsin. While an SAP customer, Jayne led the very first implementation of Virsa’s Compliance Calibrator, which is now part of SAP Access Control. Jayne’s experience includes internal audit; computer security; governance, risk, and compliance; SAP HANA; and SAP analytics.



Report Foreign Payments with the SCB Indicator to Comply with Foreign Trade Regulations

Get an understanding of the State Central Bank (SCB) indicator, which you can use to fulfill legal foreign trade regulations. See an overview of the mandatory and optional customizing settings that are necessary to process the SCB indicator in the correct way in your SAP system. Discover where to find the SCB indicator within the…...

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Kees van Westerop
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Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.



Simplify Your Month End by Using the Factory Calendar for Batch Job Scheduling

Examine how a factory calendar aligned to the fiscal calendar can simplify month-end batch job scheduling, especially if you are not using Schedule Manager and Closing Cockpit. Understand how to create a factory calendar that matches your fiscal calendar and how to create a batch job that follows this calendar. Key Concept Every company is…...

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