Welcome to 2013! Our latest downloads & practical advice to start the new year

by Kristine Erickson

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year to all of our members!  

We wish the best to all of you in the coming year - especailly in a year where we've seen...

...some big predictions that have fizzled (Mayan apocalypse, anyone?)

...some events that have not matched the hype (Facebook IPO?)

...and even some exciting fireworks in the SAP market (HANA vs. Exalytics?)

This year, we have some practical advice -- straight from some of our favorite gurus, working every day with their clients and SAP technology. What are they - and their customers - looking forward to in 2013? Read here for more from Dr. Bjarne Berg on BI & HANA, Kellie Fitzgerald on HR,  Bob Ferrari on SCM, Prashant Mendki on Ariba and SAP, and more. 

Our team also offers a gift to you that you can really use … new exclusive downloads for members of Insider Learning Network.  Be sure to  check these out as we add to them throughout the year.  Here you'll find practical advice from speakers & SAP PRESS authors, including:

Streaming keynotes from SAP executives including  from our Financials, HR, and BI conferences

HANA: A sample chapter from Dr. Berg & Penny Silvia’s SAP HANA: An Introduction, published this year by SAP PRESS

Reporting: David Dixon’s BI 2012 presentation from his session “Power to the users: Guidelines to define and optimize a self-service reporting strategy”  

Access Control & security:   A case study on Access Control 10.0 “How Coca-Cola reduced the number of roles within its SAP landscape by 90%” by Kyleen Wissell

Payroll: Steve Bogner’s “Seven Tips That Ensure a Smooth and Successful Implementation of Payroll Functionality” session slides

Financials: Get tips measuring your financial processes on “Best Practices for Financial KPI Design”

Accounting: A sample chapter on in-house banking from the SAP PRESS book Maximizing Cash Management with SAP ERP Financials  by Eleazar Ortega Van Steenberghen

SD & custom development: A sample chapter from the SAP PRESS book ABAP Development for Sales and Distribution in SAP: Exits, BAdIs and Enhancements by Michael Koch

Project management:  Brian Wilson’s slides from his session “A comprehensive guide to adding PMI and ITIL methodologies to your project management portfolio”

Enjoy these and all the advice you'll find on Insider Learning Network in the coming year - and we wish you a year full of successful ventures! 

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