Scrum’s the Word: How Endeca Mastered an SAP Implementation in Just 22 Weeks

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  1. Streamlining End to End Supply Chain with Rodan+Fields

    When global growth is your target, avoid manual processes that slow your progress and compound complexities. Facing widespread challenges in order fulfillment and supply planning, Rodan+Fields (R+F) needed to make a change. Rapid growth and a global reach led this skincare manufacturing and distribution company to outgrow its mostly manual processes. The company’s legacy processes…...…
  2. Scrum’s the Word: How Endeca Mastered an SAP Implementation in Just 22 Weeks

    ManagementThe project team responsible for implementing a new SAP ERP system at Endeca Technologies knew what it was getting into. Several team members had worked with SAP systems at prior jobs, and knew that the pain associated with a badly executed implementation could be severe. By using a novel approach to project management and ongoing…...…
  3. Thread Dump Analysis — Are Your Applications Hanging by a Thread?

    ManagerLearn how you can use a Thread Dump Analysis in SAP Solution Manager to identify performance problems in the Java stack and isolate the problem to a specific Java package or application. Key Concept An important part of performance tuning on the Java stack is to create and perform a Thread Dump Analysis. Thread Dump…...…
  4. Enhance All Layers of an Application with the New and Classic Enhancement Technologies

    Working in cooperation with the classic append technology, the Enhancement Framework enables you to enhance all levels of an application from the Web Dynpro ABAP user interface over the application logic to the database layer. By going through a comprehensive example you will learn how to use the Enhancement Framework and discover the underlying principles…...…
  5. Effectively Create a Standard Cost Estimate Across Plants

    ManagementA complex manufacturing scenario may require operations to be carried out in different plants that manufacture a given good at various stages. Weigh the pros and cons of SAP’s four methods for creating a standard cost estimate for a semi-finished good in the receiving plant in a multiple-plant scenario. Key Concept A standard cost estimate…...…
  6. Going Global? Update Your Web Shop Text Fields in 10 Minutes Without Modifying Source Code

    A small enhancement to the SAP E-Commerce text process allows you to make it easier to adjust static Web text, such as the text on buttons. This gives you the opportunity to implement a custom translation process that fits your individual requirements, enabling global companies to provide the same Web experience to all customers, regardless…...…
  7. An Insider’s Keys to a Successful BI Project

    ManagementAs the director of business information services at Office Depot, Brad Ferguson oversaw a variety of business intelligence (BI) initiatives that delivered and maintained a data integration and reporting analytics infrastructure for 20,000 users. Now a consultant for Meridian Partners, Ferguson helps companies within Meridian’s SAP practice get the most out of their own enterprise…...…
  8. Automate a Supplemental Savings Plan for Wages Over the Qualified Plan Limit

    Learn the configuration of a special benefit plan, wage types, and a rule in payroll that makes contributions to a supplemental savings plan possible even in the middle of a pay period. Key Concept The US Internal Revenue Service prohibits contributions to a qualified savings plan from earnings that exceed the section 415 compensation limit…....…
  9. Distribute Critical Data Among Multiple SAP Systems by Using Change Pointers

    Using change pointers allows you to select exactly what data you want integrated systems to communicate to each other. See an example of the functionality with SAP ERP Central Component and SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services. Key Concept Application Linking and Enabling (ALE) enables communication between SAP applications. It allows you to define the master…...…
  10. Configure SAPSprint for Secure Server-Based Printing on Windows

    You can have as wide and varied a range of printing needs as you have business needs. Learn about the available SAPSprint options — what they are and what they do — so you can help your organization meet its specific printing needs. Key Concept Secure Network Communications (SNC) integrates an external security product with…...…