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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.


SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) for the Intelligent Enterprise

SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) for the Intelligent Enterprise by Matthias Allgaier

A holistic integration approach is a key prerequisite for organizations pursuing a digital path for their business. This article introduces SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M), which helps organizations shape their integration strategy — using predefined integration patterns for processes-, data-, user-, and Internet of Things-centric integration scenarios — and become an Intelligent Enterprise.


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.


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.


Enhanced ABAP Development with Core Data Services (CDS)

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler, Vice President of Product Management ABAP Platform, SAP SE

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.


What Business Users Can Expect from the New Functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance

starmann thumbnail by Birgit Starmanns, Senior Director, Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk, SAP

As SAP customers start to adopt SAP S/4HANA Finance, they want to know how the new solution differs from their current SAP ECC implementation and what new capabilities it presents. This article will help to illuminate how these SAP S/4HANA Finance innovations provide business users more efficiency and automation, which in turn allows finance and risk teams to focus on more value-added activities. It offers an introduction to SAP S/4HANA Finance, including a review of the available deployment options, along with a description of the new functionality available to business users. Finally, it looks at the key decision points that SAP customers consider as they prepare for a deployment of SAP S/4HANA Finance.


Coca-Cola Amatil Automates Distribution Center Operations and Vehicle Load Planning

by Pierce Owen, VP, Research, SAPinsider

This research brief examines how Coca-Cola Amatil Limited integrated SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) with its automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in its distribution center to automate operations and improved truck load planning with SAP Transportation Management (TM). SAPinsider recently interviewed Keith Harrison, Solution Delivery Manager for Supply Chain Applications at Amatil.


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.


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

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.