What's Slowing Down Your BI Reports? Q&A on End-to-End Analysis of SAP BusinessObjects BI Performance with Johann Kottas

What are the first steps to diagnosing slow response times in your BI reports and dashboards? Is the source  of the slowdown in the content design, server resources, or configuration? BI expert Johann Kottas takes questions on analyzing SAP BusinessObjects BI response times at each processing layer in this live Q&A.


SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – A Beginner’s Guide

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In this blog Dr. Berg takes a look at the features of Design Studio, exploring the basic functions and also look at the capabilities of this new interesting tool from SAP.



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Learn in detail about the newest development additions to SAP NetWeaver 7.4. Topics covered include features for database-independent programming with Open SQL, unified data modeling and definition with core data services, and simplified control of stored procedures with ABAP-managed database procedures.


GRC Guidebook: Strategies and Tools to Mitigate Risk

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Kevin McCollom, SAP Vice President and General Manager of GRC Solutions, kicks off this SAPinsider Special Report with an article that highlights the primary reason for becoming regulatory compliant: While the average cost of compliance for organizations is $3.5 million, the average cost of non-compliance-related problems is $9.4 million. By building a robust GRC platform and investing in the right resources, you can minimize these costs and comply with regulations. In additional articles, SAP partners provide you with specific tips on developing your GRC strategy, choosing solutions, or using the ones you have in place. Topics include the importance of data archiving, how to avoid cyber attacks, an exploration of risk management principles in banking, measures to achieve global access control, and security monitoring of SAP systems.


Moving to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: Technical Tips and Advice on SAP BPC 10.0/10.1 Migration and Implementation

What changes in a move from legacy, Excel-based budgeting and planning to an integrated SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) platform? How does the 10.1 BPC release differ from 10.0? Puneet Gupta, Kranthi Kumar and Sanjeev Mehta take readers’ SAP BPC questions on preparing for implementation.