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How to Prepare for a Comprehensive System Audit and Technical Review of SAP Access Control 10.0

Learn invaluable tricks and tips for overcoming top auditing issues specific to an SAP Access Control 10.0 system. Key Concept A system audit is an exercise performed to gain assurance that defined controls work as intended, thereby eliminating the likelihood of fraudulent or malicious activities in the enterprise system. It involves the verification of conformance...

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Kehinde Eseyin
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Kehinde Eseyin is a security architect. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He has about 12 years of IT security, governance framework, IS risk, and compliance experience gained by working in numerous global organizations. Over the years, he has demonstrated competencies in security design, information assurance, cyber security, data privacy, threat and vulnerability management, penetration testing, business architecture, project management, IT audit, IS controls framework, and identity and access management.



Introducing the Front-End Workspace Designer

SAP NetWeaver BW Workspaces provides an ad hoc modeling environment partly created by the BW back-end global team. It is completed by a company’s advanced analysts. Ned Falk explains what tasks power users need to carry out to incorporate the tool using the Workspace Designer. If you can train this super-user group in proper BW…...

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Ned Falk
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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.



Reconcile Costing-Based CO-PA with FI and Generate Full Product-Level P&L Reports

Ashim Nanda explains how to reconcile costing-based Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) with FI using the G/L account as a characteristic. Key Concept SAP Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) supports two forms of profitability computation: costing based and account based. Account-based CO-PA reconciles with FI, whereas costing-based CO-PA has higher flexibility and computational capabilities that provide businesses with supporting…...

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Introducing BW 7.3's New InfoProviders

Ned Falk introduces the new InfoProviders in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3. Some only work with SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator and HANA, and some with BW running on any approved databases such as Oracle or SQL Server. Knowing the purpose and benefits of each InfoProvider type ensures you pick the correct one when modeling your BW…...

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Ned Falk
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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.



Using Standard Text with Variables in SAP Smart Forms

Learn how to use standard text with variables in SAP Smart Forms. Key Concept Smart Forms is a tool for creating and maintaining forms within SAP systems, such as CRM, SCM, SRM, ERP HCM, and Healthcare. Smart Forms provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface that allows you to create and modify company-specific forms to communicate…...

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An Introduction to BW Workspaces in 7.3: Increase User Flexibility with Central Oversight

Ned Falk describes the functionality behind BW Workspaces, which is new to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3. It is only available with 7.3 running on SAP HANA or HANA’s predecessor, SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA). See the tasks the BW back-end global team needs to perform to set up BW Workspaces. Key Concept SAP’s Silvia Bratz…...

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Ned Falk
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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.



Tips for Mapping Physical Production Operations to the Optimal Manufacturing Type in SAP ECC

ManagementThe requirement to integrate your SAP system with a shop floor system can have a profound impact on which manufacturing type you adopt. Learn the characteristics of each manufacturing type in an SAP system and the master data and transactional steps required to implement each in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC). View a decision framework…...

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Reduce Your Company’s Spending with SAP Active Ingredient Batch Management

Active ingredient batch management enables you to directly process transactions using quantities of active ingredients. Learn about the process and understand the main master data and customizing details that are required to run it. Key Concept Base units of measure are the primary units of measure (stock keeping units), but alternative units of measure also…...

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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Offers New Capabilities for Analysis, Explorer, and Lumira

Ingo Hilgefort describes several new integration features in release 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite. Learn about the most important new features and functionality across the complete BI suite. Key Concept The 4.1 release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite of products has several new features, such as the support for variable variants with…...

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Ingo Hilgefort
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Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.