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Building a Better Business Process Hierarchy (BPH)

ManagerLeverage these techniques and standards to produce a business process hierarchy (BPH) that accurately represents your “to be” solution, improves solution documentation, reduces effort, and provides more intuitive navigation. Key Concept Taking advantage of standards for naming conventions, using shortcuts, and document linking can provide more insight into your solution design, improve transparency of process...

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How to Automatically Select Members by User in the SAP EPM Add-In

Learn how to create a fully dynamic report in the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in that automatically selects members by user. The benefit to a company is that it offers a low cost-of-maintenance technique to automatically provide users with the data they need. See how to create this report from start to finish. Discover…...

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How to Migrate SAP NetWeaver BW onto HANA for Comprehensive Analytics

Learn the three methods for migrating SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 to SAP HANA and the key modeling considerations to ensure efficient migration. Understand the function of the BW Migration Cockpit for BW on HANA, which allows for control of migration and maintenance through one feature. Key Concept HANA Live contents are prebuilt HANA models delivered…...

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Key Things You Need to Know about SEPA

Become familiar with the current implementation status of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and the reasons for the suggested postponement of the regulation. Understand the main consequences of SEPA for companies doing business in Europe. Get an overview of the most important SEPA functions delivered within the SAP Financials system. Learn critical elements and…...

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Maintain Employee Promotions Efficiently for Equal Opportunity Survey Reporting

Learn how to maintain employee promotions in SAP ERP HCM systems and use this information for effective Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting. Learn how to configure the standard SAP HCM system for generating the statutory equal opportunity survey report. Key Concept Report RPLEOSU0 is the equal opportunity survey (EOS) that is produced by the SAP…...

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Use SAP Document Management System to Optimize Your Imports Process

Integrating SAP Document Management System (DMS) with your imports procurement process can save significant time, effort, and resources compared with a completely custom-developed or an out-of-SAP solution. Key Concept International trade is an integral part of many businesses. It is a complex process, requiring a large amount of documentation in areas such as legal, shipment,…...

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Jawad Akhtar
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Jawad Akhtar earned his chemical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has 17 years of professional experience, of which nine years are in SAP. He has completed eight end-to-end SAP project implementation lifecycles in the areas of PP, QM, MM, PM, and DMS in the steel, automobile, chemical, fertilizer, FMCG, and building products industries. He also has worked as an SAP integration manager and an SAP project manager. He has been proactively involved in a business development and solution architect role for seven years. He is the author of Production Planning and Control with SAP ERP, it's filled with in-depth infomation on discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing types. His profile on LinkedIn is at https://pk.linkedin.com/in/jawadakhtar. You may follow Jawad on Twitter @jawadahl. Currently, he is associated with AbacusConsulting as Head of SAP Delivery.



How to Enhance Your SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Logon Page Customization

SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 Logon Page architecture has changed the method you use to customize the logon page. It no longer uses HTML tags for user interface (UI) element rendering. Instead, it uses SAP tags. SAP tags are classes packaged in a JAR file called tc~sec~ume~logon~logic_api. Key Concept SAP tags are SAP-flavored HTML tags that…...

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Time-Saving Tips for Testing Electronic Bank Statement in BAI2 Format

Learn some tips on how to optimize the implementation and testing of the BA12 electronic bank statement file format for financial reporting. Key Concept The BA12 electronic bank statement file format is used to transfer financial data to perform electronic cash management balance reporting. Balance reporting transmissions include data describing hundreds of different types of…...

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Your First Steps in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is the new product by SAP for the area of professionally authored dashboards. See how you can easily create executive style dashboards using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. Key Concept SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio was released in 2012 and is available now in release 1.2. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is a developer-focused…...

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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.