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An Introduction to HANA Live for Logistics Operational Reporting

Companies running SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) or other Business Suite applications on SAP HANA can use HANA Live virtual data models for BusinessObjects-based operational reporting without SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). In addition, you can analyze data based on Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) data to provide a full logistics picture...

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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.

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Sometimes employees need to move from one SAP payroll system to a different one due to a corporate buyout, merger, or reorganization. Often the existing terms and conditions are preserved, so effectively the old SAP payroll system has to be reimplemented in the new SAP system. I discuss some methods, shortcuts, and pitfalls learned from…...

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Understand the Central Configuration Manager Tool in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 for Better System Administration

The Central Configuration Manager (CCM) is a platform management tool that allows SAP BusinessObjects administrators to maintain and control BusinessObjects platform server components. Learn about the features included within the CCM tool in BusinessObjects 4.0 and see how to use CCM to successfully administer a BusinessObjects 4.0 platform. Key Concept The BI 4.0 server is…...

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How to Configure Cash-Basis Accounting As a Parallel Ledger

Learn how to implement cash-basis accounting in the SAP General Ledger. Follow step-by-step instructions of end-to-end configuration of this functionality. Key Concept SAP introduced a separate ledger functionality called the cash ledger as part of the SAP General Ledger in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) enhancement pack 4. The cash ledger is composed of…...

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Use This Tool to Create or Update Mass Data Through BDC

Sandeep Kumar introduces a tool that allows you to run Batch Data Communication (BDC) through the SAP GUI. BDC can be used for a mass data update whenever a sample record is created using a standard SAP transaction. To create a BDC and run it, you need to perform a large number of manual activities…....

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Realize a Faster Design Build by Procuring Components without Building the Assemblies

SCMProcuring components without building assembly production orders is a common requirement for creating product prototypes. You can meet this demand by creating a forecast for the assembly material and running material requirements planning (MRP). Discover the material master settings to use and walk through a test procedure for verifying the functionality. Key Concept Planning without…...

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Realize a Faster Design Build by Procuring Components without Building the Assemblies

SCMProcuring components without building assembly production orders is a common requirement for creating product prototypes. You can meet this demand by creating a forecast for the assembly material and running material requirements planning (MRP). Discover the material master settings to use and walk through a test procedure for verifying the functionality. Key Concept Planning without…...

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Picklists Management and Cascading Picklists in SuccessFactors

Learn how to create, edit, and update picklists and cascading picklists in SuccessFactors systems. Also, learn how to configure the picklists’ permission in the administration tools. Key Concept Picklists are the data files that can be configured to create drop-down lists in some SuccessFactors modules, such as Employee Profile, Employee Central, Succession Planning, and Recruiting…....

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Develop an Action Plan Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan (CP) enable companies to improve their products, processes, and services to ensure greater customer loyalty and minimize customer returns. These also help to minimize or eliminate product failures and help with business processes optimization. Key Concept The Risk Priority Number (RPN) quantifies the overall risk of…...

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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.

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