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

by Joerg Boeke

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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Enhanced ABAP Development with Core Data Services (CDS)

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler
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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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Seamlessly Activate and Deploy SAP Fiori 1.0 for SAP Solutions for GRC

by Kehinde Eseyin, Security Architect

Understand the technical architectural design, setup, and implementation of SAP Fiori in the SAP GRC environment as it relates to SAP Access Control, SAP Risk Management, and SAP Process Control applications. SAP Fiori provides a friendlier and intuitive user interface to access these SAP applications.

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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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Planning Your SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy

Kessler - Planning Your  SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy by Karl Kessler
SAPinsider

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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Report on the Fly Using Flexible Hierarchies in SAP S/4HANA 1709

by Gaurav Agarwal, Principal Consultant, SAP S/4HANA Finance, Infosys Limited

Learn how to extend and structure your cost center and profit center master data so that you can use a new feature in SAP S/4HANA 1709. The SAP Fiori Manage Flexible Hierarchies application enables easier maintenance of master data as well as flexible reporting when using flexible hierarchies.

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Take Your ABAP Skills to the Cloud

Take Your ABAP Skills to the Cloud by Karl Kessler
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As of September 2018, SAP Cloud Platform ABAP environment is here. This new cloud-based ABAP development and runtime environment combines the latest features of ABAP and SAP HANA with the innovations available with SAP Cloud Platform, such as SAP Leonardo, and the benefits of a cloud-based deployment. This article helps prepare you for this new world by explaining the basic architecture and mechanics of SAP Cloud Platform ABAP environment and, using practical examples, demonstrates how you can use your existing ABAP expertise in this new environment to develop applications in the cloud.

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Clearing Open Items in SAP Systems: Best Practices for Reconciliation and Automation

Q&A on clearing open items by Michael Gilmartin and Stephen Wolfman
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In many finance departments, open items can pile up in the system, slowing down operations with an overabundance of unmatched transactions. These open items need to be matched and cleared as quickly as possible, but for large organizations, that can be a time-consuming and inefficient task. During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, this issue was tackled by BlackLine’s Michael Gilmartin, Director of Solutions Consulting, and Stephen Wolfman, Director of Product Management. These experts fielded attendees’ questions on open-item management, automation for open-item clearing, and solutions for simplifying that process. Below is an abridged transcript of the conversation. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/ClearingOpenItems.

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ChaRM Changes in Solution Manager 7.2: How to Transition Your Existing ChaRM Configuration Risk Free

by Vessy Panayotova, Senior SAP Solution Manager Analyst, Employment and Social Development Department, Government of Canada

Learn how the new Solution Documentation in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 affects the configuration and administration of Change Request Management (ChaRM) and what to address when upgrading existing ChaRM functionality.

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