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The following articles are written by SAP experts, contributors from the SAPinsider Community, and SAPinsider’s skilled team of editors and research analysts. From technical guides to thought leadership pieces, these articles contain essential insights to help SAP customers solve day-to-day challenges, understand what types of decisions organizations need to be making, and receive lessons learned from other SAP customer experiences.

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  1. Working with the Data Monitor in SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

    By Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge

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    An Introduction to DataOps: A New Approach to Acting on Large Volumes of Information Faster and More Effectively

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    Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

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    Operational Excellence: Achieving S&OP Success

    The majority of companies that have implemented S&OP do not have a fully mature process in place, leaving gaps between a company’s current S&OP process and what is possible. Many report they are “going through the motions,” lack executive support, struggle with end-to-end integration of their supply chains, and continue to operate in functional silos. Arguably, the biggest…
  2. Tips and Tricks for Adding Selected Images to Your CO-PA Reports

    In this month’s column, Gary’s tip is a step-by-step demonstration of how the graphical interface in the 4.6 B&C release can be used to spiff up CO-PA reports by personally customizing the report headers with the addition of selected pictures, logos, and other images – even web addresses. Here’s a little trick you can use…...…
  3. Web-Enable Your SAP Applications with the Power of JavaScript

    If your organization is like most, you’re probably migrating at least some of your applications to the web. Release 6.10 of the SAP Web Application Server (Web AS) offers some enhancements that will make your life as an application developer much easier. The SAP Web AS supports direct Internet communication, enabling it to function as…...…
  4. How to Build Optional Parallel Processing into Your Applications for Increased Throughput and Reduced Processing Time

    When you set out to design an application, you have several critical decisions to make – its functionality, user options, user interface, interfaces to other processes or systems, etc. Whether or not to build a parallel-processing option is one of these. This article helps you make this decision by providing criteria for evaluating whether parallel…...…
  5. “Why Do Previously Approved Sales Orders End Up on the Credit Hold List a Second Time… And What Can I Do About It?”

    Anyone who works with the Credit Management module knows that previously approved sales orders sometimes end up on Credit Managers’ hold lists a second time. This unwanted outcome is due to two “default” settings in the Credit Management module. This article discusses these settings and shows you how you can implement your own preferences for…...…
  6. Ask the FI/CO Expert: “Can the ‘Special Fields’ Settings Be Made Available to End Users?”

    This month’s “Ask the FI/CO Expert” question concerns ABAP List Viewer (ALV) functionality that was introduced in R/3 Release 4.6: specifically, how to make the “Special Fields” (such as Material #, Quantity, User name, and Entry date) available to end users. As this article explains, the secret is to run two quick ABAP programs after…...…
  7. A Quick Look at How to Use “Frozen” Data, and Speed Up Your CO-PA Report Response Speeds in the Process!

    Typical CO-PA reports are much more complicated than average reports. Once you click on the “Execute” button, it’s not uncommon to see a 500 percent slowdown while the system retrieves all the relevant data from the database, online. As you’ll see in this article, you can greatly speed up the execution of your CO-PA reports:…...…
  8. Tips and Tricks from the Trenches

    This is a monthly column where SAP Financials product manager, Gary Fullmer, shares tips and tricks from SAP experts, including SAP product managers and SAP consultants, on ways current FI/CO capabilities can be more fully utilized and expanded. For this first column, a senior FI/CO configurator and former SAP FI/CO platinum consultant discusses some useful…...…
  9. Looking Forward to the Unicode Advantage: Internationalization and Integration

    Unicode is an international character-encoding scheme that is used by modern standards such as HTML and XML, and in programming languages such as Java and ABAP 6.10, to enable global, multilingual Internet data communication and systems integration. This article will help managers, administrators, and developers assess whether the newer SAP Unicode systems fit their specific…...…
  10. Speed Up High-Throughput Business Transactions with Parallel Processing – No Programming Required!

    Parallel processing is a built-in option available with many SAP programs that helps improve the throughput and processing time of business transactions that must process large amounts of data in a tight time frame. This article shows you how to determine whether parallel processing is the right course of action, how the workload is split…...…