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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.


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.


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.


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.


Strategic Supply Chain Management, Part II of II

In Part I of this two-part series, Understanding what to measure for effective KPI development, key performance indicators (KPI) were defined, the article reviewed how to develop effective KPIs for your business, and several examples of KPIs that have proven effective for the different domains in the value chain, regardless of the industry, were provided. In this article you will learn the framework and audience for dashboards and scorecards and the driving factors of each. When to use an operational, tactical, or strategic dashboard based on business objectives and audience will be explained, along with the principles and benefits of each type. This article will also provide the design thinking process for dashboards and scorecards.


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.


SAP Announces Board Level Organizational Changes

The message for SAP in 2020 has been very much one of customer focus. At their FKOM event in January, the message was “Forward Together” and the keynotes in all regions focused on customer stories and driving customer success. A week later, during the FY2019 earnings call, CFO Luka Mucic stated that, “Everyone needs to be pushing to make customer success a top priority. Customers must feel the benefit.” And when SAP announced the extension of mainstream maintenance to 2027 of ERP 6.0 and the other core applications of Business Suite, multiple executives indicated that SAP was making this change now because they were listening to customer input. This customer-focused change continued on February 20 when SAP announced organizational changes focused on better supporting customers, and the departure of two long-term executive board members.


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.