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Enhanced ABAP Development with Core Data Services (CDS)

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler
SAPinsider

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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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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Where ABAP Meets SAP HANA

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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.

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Planning Your SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy

Kessler - Planning Your  SAP NetWeaver Upgrade Strategy by Karl Kessler
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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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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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A Foundation for the Future

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SAPinsider

In this column, SAP’s Karl Kessler reveals what to expect with the upcoming release of SAP NetWeaver 7.5. He highlights the market changes that have necessitated a new foundation, details SAP NetWeaver 7.5’s new features, and how this release sets the groundwork to support the next stage of innovation.

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