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SAP Simple Finance: New Options in Profitability Analysis

Discover what changes in profitability analysis (CO-PA) when you use SAP HANA as a database. Learn how to link the general ledger and CO-PA and see what functional enhancements have been made to account-based CO-PA to provide greater transparency. Ensure that you get the best of both worlds: figures in the income statement that match...

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Janet Salmon
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Janet Salmon joined SAP in 1992. After six months of training on R/2, she began work as a translator, becoming a technical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993. As English speakers with a grasp of German costing methodologies were rare in the early 1990s, she began to hold classes and became a product manager for the Product Costing area in 1996, helping numerous international organizations set up Product Costing. More recently, she has worked on CO content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Financial Analytics, and role-based portals. She is currently chief product owner for management accounting. She lives in Speyer, Germany, with her husband and two children.



Integrating External Maps and Other Objects into BusinessObjects Design Studio

Learn how to use the SAP Design Studio software development kit (SDK) to implement maps and other custom objects. Use HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript as well as the SAP UI5 library to develop the most useful functionality for your Design Studio applications. Key Concept The software development kit, or SDK, is a…...

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Demystifying Transfer Pricing Execution and Intercompany Accounting

Transfer pricing has always been a complex topic, but as companies increasingly expand into global markets, it is more important than ever. In this column from PwC, gain in-depth insight into the system design and frameworks necessary to support transparent and compliant transfer pricing policies.

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An Overview of the New Navigation Features of BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.4

Learn the steps needed to leverage the new User Interactivity features for crosstabs and the navigation options for the filter panel for BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.4. These features allow user-specific analysis on the fly without the need to code anything. Key Concept The User Interactivity features for crosstabs as well as the drag-and-drop navigation feature…...

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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 SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Off Functionality

Learn about SuccessFactors Time Off functionality within Employee Central. This functionality is included in Employee Central to store the time information of employees per your company’s requirements. Gaining a good understanding of the Time Off module and its capabilities gives project teams an understanding of the capabilities and provides how-to solutions for requirements. Key Concept…...

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Tailor Your Project Authorization with Partner Roles

Discover how to enable extended authorization within Project System based on partner roles. Based on your roles within a project, you can be given or refused certain functionality. For example, the project manager may change the time planning of his own projects but not of other projects. Key Concept Project System (PS) is an SAP…...

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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.



Advanced Demand Planning with S&OP and SAP HANA

Learn how to meet the challenges of integrating SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) statistical forecasting with SAP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and SAP HANA. Key Concept SAP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a solution powered by SAP HANA that supports an organization’s end-to-end sales and operations planning business process. In SAP S&OP,…...

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Exploit Predictive Analytics for a Pricing Strategy

Shreekant Shiralkar and Rohit Kumar Das show how to apply SAP Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) functions in SAP HANA to retail store data to calculate an optimum price. Key Concept The Predictive Analysis Library (aka PAL) is a set of predictive algorithmic functions embedded in SAP HANA. Each of the algorithms is written in native…...

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Extend the Table Introspector Utility Class to Support Long Text Data

David Duncombe shows how to use an extended table introspector utility class to dynamically generate a formatted representation of internal tables at run time, with added support for output to a Microsoft Excel workbook. This offers a more natural way to format long text data. Key Concept The iXML library is an API that offers…...

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