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Why SAP Needs to Build a Bigger Buzz for SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Great Technology in Search of a Developer Community

When it comes to technology, SAP has more than delivered with the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. But when it comes to excitement among the developer community, SAP HANA Cloud Platform is lacking. In this article, columnist Joshua Greenbaum explores why this is and discusses the importance of creating organic buzz in today’s developer community.  

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Implementing Mobile Services for Your SAP System Using Google Firebase

See how you can implement mobile business scenarios by combining Google Firebase and your SAP system. Key Concept Firebase is a Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) offering from Google. Firebase offers services such as a real-time database, user authentication, and file storage. Easy-to-use software development kits (SDKs) are available for iOS and Android to use these services. You…...

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How to Build Tiles for Use in SuccessFactors Dashboards 2.0 Reports Dashboards

Learn the step-by-step process for creating tiles for dashboard reports within the SuccessFactors Dashboards 2.0 Reports functionality. Key Concept The SuccessFactors Dashboards 2.0 Reports functionality is a high-visibility tool for presenting data graphically. With its new features, you can now see data from the different SuccessFactors modules—not just performance and goals data—in different types of…...

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Extended Supply Chain Management with SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP SNC

Learn how to use SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) and SAP Integrated Business Planning to enable collaboration scenarios in extended supply chain management to monitor your supply chain more efficiently and be alerted in case of irregularities. Key Concept SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) has been used by many companies to support collaboration…...

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Plan Your SAP S/4HANA Finance Implementation with an Understanding of Multicurrency Architecture

Learn about the multicurrency architecture in SAP S/4HANA Finance and discover how to set up the right solution design aligned to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), external reporting, and internal management reporting needs. Key Concept In both the classic General Ledger and the SAP General Ledger, you can define three parallel currencies in FI, two…...

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Seven guiding principles for a successful SAP Cloud for Customer implementation

Prevent common mistakes and avoid the pitfalls that can occur on a CRM cloud journey with these seven jewels of CRM wisdom. Based on real-life SAP Cloud for Customer implementations, these principles impart: The importance of a results-oriented approach to defining a project as illustrated by a walk-though of an “Impact Case” methodology Ways to…...

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8 Simple Steps for Creating a Successful Dashboard (Part 2): Steps 1 – 4

In this second part of a three-part series of articles, learn about the first four steps of this new approach to building better dashboards. Key Concept One key for creating a successful dashboard is to have a complete grasp of the actual business problem that the dashboard should solve. This process also includes interacting 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.

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How to Use Advanced SAP HANA Modeling Features to Improve Performance

Value help and mapping of variables and input parameters have been underused features of SAP BW for many years. In native SAP HANA modeling these features can be implemented with just a bit more effort. Learn how these foundational concepts previously used in SAP BW can be used in SAP HANA to create calculation views.

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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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New End-to-End Project Deployment Process in Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.2

Learn about developments done with multiple large corporations for the IT Requirement-to-Deploy process in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.2. Follow the management of the IT Service Management (ITSM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) spaces from requirement management, to design, build, test, and deployment in an integrated fashion. Key Concept The Requirement-to-Deploy focus solution is…...

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