ERP Platform & Infrastructure

The enterprise ERP system is the core of the SAPinsider’s business landscape, representing a single source of both business and financial data. At the same time it also is part of a larger landscape of solutions that consume that data including analytics, financial management, data management, SCM, and HCM. To be successful all these solutions require a supporting platform and infrastructure on which they are deployed. Content in this area will cover a wide range of topics from the SAP and partner technologies across the enterprise ERP space, the enterprise ERP systems themselves, the cloud platforms, providers, and technologies that underpin and support those systems, to the physical infrastructure and operating systems that are needed for SAP products to be deployed. 

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  1. Intel

    SAP HANA is one of the most significant releases in SAP’s history. It represents an enormous shift, bringing traditional ERP processes and functionality together with a high-performance data analytics engine embodied in SAP HANA. Hear directly from SAP Expert Kurt Hollis with key insights into the SAP HANA release strategy and your steps to success…
  2. A Custom Performance Test — Is It for You?

    A load test makes sense — in fact, it’s an absolute must — for large, complex, or highly customized systems with add-ons. In these situations, a load test, whereby you physically test a heavily loaded system before it is deployed, is the only way to verify that the hardware sizing, configuration, and parameterization of your…...…
  3. Destination and Session Management for the SAP DCOM Connector

    The SAP DCOM Connector (SDC) is the standard middleware for Windows applications that require access to SAP functionality. SDC contains an API that offers access to the “destinations” in which R/3 system and user information required for logon is maintained. This article provides an overview of those destinations and the SDC API that enables a…...…
  4. Paving the Way for a Smooth and Successful Integration of Your EDI and SAP Systems

    /Project ManagementSAP professionals are finding that the integration of SAP and EDI systems is fundamental to many of the e-commerce applications they are being asked to support. All too often, however, SAP teams do not have a working knowledge of their organization’s in-house EDI subsystem, and vice versa. This article aims to bridge that gap…...…
  5. ABAP Programming – An Integrated Overview

    With Release 4.0 and the debut of ABAP Objects, SAP is replacing the classical distinction between reporting and transaction programming with an integrated view, recognizing the simple fact that all application logic is programmed in ABAP and that the application can communicate with the user via screens and with the database via a common interface…....…
  6. A Beginner’s Guide to Accessing BAPIs with the SAP DCOM Connector

    This article will introduce you to the basic design principles behind SAP DCOM Connector (SDC), show you how to build BAPI-enabled applications with SDC in Visual Basic, and discuss some advanced concepts for SDC-based applications. In order to keep things simple, we will assume that our applications are built without MTS. So I will not…...…
  7. Extending SAP Business Workflow with Web Forms

    Web forms are the means by which developers can create applications that enable users to start workflows and execute work items from the comfort of a Web browser. A Web form is a simple, intuitive interface, which is made up of a relatively short list of fields and a “Submit” button. This interface obviates the…...…
  8. Lessons in Logon Load Balancing

    In large SAP R/3 environments that require multiple application instances, you can achieve intelligent, automated distribution of workload across multiple application instances, with minimal impact to end users, through logon groups. This article explains how logon groups work and how to use them to establish a logon load balancing strategy that can improve system performance,…...…
  9. Leveraging the R/3 Warehouse Management Structure with the MM-MOB and WM-LSR Interfaces

    /Project ManagementIntegrating the R/3 Warehouse Management (WM) module with mobile data entry devices and external warehouse management systems is made possible by two interfaces — Mobile Data Entry (MM-MOB), which enables mobile entry and transfer of data to and from SAP, and Warehouse Control Unit (WM-LSR), which enables the sending and receiving of information between…...…
  10. Achieving a More Manageable and Reliable R/3 Spool Server Landscape Using Release 4 Output Classifications, Logical Servers, and Alternate Servers

    Three new output features give rise to a more manageable, more reliable R/3 spool server environment — classifications, logical servers, and alternate servers. With Release 4, classifications of output devices and spool servers (along the lines of production, high-volume, desktop, and test printing) are now made possible within R/3 itself. This helps you ensure that…...…