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OData Service and SAP Fiori: A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building a Custom UI5 Application Using MM Data

by Lukas Dietzsch, CEO, Blackvard Management Consulting, LLC

This integrated example of how to build an SAP Fiori application provides a step-by-step approach for how to transfer SAP materials management data onto a mobile device. This real-world business case, which is similar to any user’s Open Data Protocol (OData) service request, illustrates the entire process: covering the app creation, required services, publishing, and the app deployment.

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Tips, Tricks, and New Features with SAP HANA Calculation Views

by Joerg Boeke, Independent BW Senior Consultant and Solution Architect

Joerg Boeke explains how to use SAP HANA calculation views and procedures as data providers for complex calculation views. He explains the concept of graphical joins versus SQL Script-based joins in procedures being fed to calculation views. Step by step he demonstrates the new modeling concept and its advantages to cut down load times as well as remodeling phases.

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Quickly Resolve SAP HANA Authorization Errors and Issues

by Kehinde Eseyin, Security Architect

See how to activate tracing to resolve authorization errors in SAP HANA. You then can troubleshoot authorization errors related to repository role activation, SQL privileges, and analytical privileges.

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Enhanced ABAP Development with Core Data Services (CDS)

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler, Vice President of Product Management ABAP Platform, SAP SE
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With the advent of SAP HANA, a new data modeling infrastructure called core data services (CDS) has been introduced by SAP to simplify how developers define semantically rich data models. Read on to learn the concepts behind CDS and how it works in ABAP development processes, and walk through a step-by-step guide on using CDS with SAP’s development toolset.

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SAP S/4HANA 1610 Material Ledger Actual Costing: Understand the Fundamental Changes and the Impact on Conversion

by Ajeet Agarwal, Senior Business Process Consultant, SAP India (SDC)

Learn and understand the massive changes in material ledger actual costing with SAP S/4HANA 1610. See how the technical and functional changes to this version of SAP S/4HANA affect organizations that use actual costing in a source system and are migrating from earlier SAP S/4HANA releases to SAP S/4HANA 1610.

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Planning Your SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy

Kessler - Planning Your  SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy by Karl Kessler, Vice President of Product Management ABAP Platform, SAP SE
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SAP NetWeaver serves as the technology foundation for many SAP customer landscapes. With maintenance ending for older SAP NetWeaver releases still in use at some customer sites, now is the time to move to a newer version that will meet modern business needs and pave the way to adopting innovations such as SAP S/4HANA. This article helps you make a strategic plan for your organization by providing a concise, comprehensive overview of SAP’s current maintenance strategy for SAP NetWeaver.

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Strategic Supply Chain Management, Part I of II

Key performance indicators (KPIs) allow organizations to measure performance as it relates to specific projects, products, or workflow and use the information to evaluate their success at reaching business objectives. KPIs, also known as level-1 metrics, can define the level of achievement expected from either a person, machine, or process, given the current operating environment. Selecting the right KPIs to measure and monitor performance is essential to achieving business goals, and tracking KPIs in the appropriate tool, such as a dashboard or scorecard will help supply chain businesses make strategic decisions. This article will examine the process for creating KPIs, provide examples of widely used KPIs, and explain why they have proven value across supply chain industries.


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How Johns Hopkins Improved Process Efficiency with SAP Fiori

Although business transactions such as entering travel reimbursement forms, ordering office supplies, or performing the proper paperwork to onboard a new employee may not immediately come to mind when you think of the most important aspects of running a business, these transactions happen frequently enough that the efficiency with which they run is worth examining. Johns Hopkins found many opportunities for improvement when they drilled into some of these internal transactions taking place at their organization and found that increasing their focus on user experience (UX) was necessary to provide a more efficient environment for their employees.


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Solving Day-to-Day Delivery Issues While Processing Stock Transport Orders

by Vineet Pandey, Business Process Analyst, Schlumberger

Common delivery issues occur when working with stock transport orders. Review several business scenarios that illustrate how to identify and then resolve the delivery problems.

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