ASAP – Accelerated SAP – Project Implementation

SAP Project Implementation is made simple by a methodology-package that is provided named ASAP (Accelerated SAP). This paper consists of three components: (1) ASAP Roadmap, (2) Tools, (3) R/3 Services & Training.
You will further explore what the three components consist of and how they help expedite the implementation process for each SAP Client.

ASAP ROADMAP:

  • Project Preparation
  • Business Blueprint
  • Realization
  • Final Preparation
  • Go-live, support, and continuous improvement

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BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals

BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals provides key terms and concepts BI Power Users need to understand prior to creating an ad hoc query in BEx Query Designer.

BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals are organized in multiple sections.  Each section will build on the concepts covered in previous Fundamentals topics:

  • BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals – Part I: Provides an overview of basic key terms and concepts BI Power Users need to understand prior to creating a basic ad hoc query in BEx Query Designer. This section covers key terms and concepts of Key Figures, Dimensions, Characteristics, Free Characteristics, Attributes and Filters
  • BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals – Part II: Builds on the key terms and concepts covered in BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals – Part I. This section covers key terms and concepts of Key Figure Properties, Restricted Key Figures, Caharacteristic Properties and Variables
  • BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals – Part III: Builds on the key terms and concepts covered in BEx Ad Hoc Query Fundamentals – Part I and Part II. This section covers key terms and concepts of Compound Characteristics, Hierarchy Characteristics, Hierarchy Characteristic Properties, Hierarchy Variables, Basic Formulas, Ad Hoc Query Dates, Key Date

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Daily BW Systems Checklist

This list of transactions is designed to guide a Basis Admin team member through the process of keeping tabs on major systems issues and root cause issues and trends for each system in the landscape.

This will only identify and help triage issues to Helpdesk, Infrastructure, OS team or DBA team, Basis or functional developers or whomever…but guarantees that each system in a landscape gets a regular, weekly look. The goal is to eliminate root causes of repeating issues. Read more

Configuring and Using the Maintenance Optimizer

After viewing this presentation you will…

  • Learn about the Maintenance Optimizer in SAP Solution Manager 7.0, the new tool for downloading maintenance updates for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 applications.
  • Obtain a step-by-step guide to the technical configuration process to set up the Maintenance Optimizer.
  • Gain insight into why it’s best and simplest to implement ST-ICO along with the latest support package stack before beginning to set up the Maintenance Optimizer.
  • See how to use the Maintenance Optimizer to download, for example, Support Package Stacks.
  • Discover how to upgrade your Solution Manager’s support package stacks to the highest available level before starting to configure the Maintenance Optimizer.

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Using Master Data in Business Intelligence

Master data is reference data about an organization’s core business entitles. These entities include people (customers, employees, suppliers), things (products, assets, ledgers), and places (countries, cities, locations). The applications and technologies used to create and maintain master data are part of a master data management (MDM) system. MDM, however, involves more that applications and technologies, it also requires an organization to implement policies and procedures for controlling how master data is created and used. Read more

Free HR User Tutorials from SAP Journals You Should Not Miss!

Following @MGILLET on Twitter, i have noticed two great links to SAP HCM tutorials provided by him. If you have not seen yet, i had created a limited list of SAP People to Follow on Twitter topic for your reference a while ago. So what you will find in these tutorials ? Following are the titles from the documents:

  • Identify Locked Personnel Numbers before Executing Payroll Runs
  • Using Variants for Simplifying Data Input – A Guide for SAP HR Users and Consultants
  • Quickly Access Complex IMG Paths via Direct Transaction Codes
  • Time Evaluation Made Easy
  • Employee Quick Search Shortcut Strings
  • Recording Changes Made in Personnel Development Infotypes
  • Dynamic Actions – Valuable Tips and Tricks

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Web Dynpro: Context Mapping and Model Binding

With the launch of the NetWeaver platform, SAP introduces a new framework for developing browser based user interfaces, Web Dynpro. As it claims to be the user interface technology for all applications within the scope of NetWeaver, it comprises many complex concepts, such as a generic, platform independent meta model oriented on the Model View Controller (MVC) design pattern.

Web Dynpro allows the separation of design decisions, navigation issues and data modelling, which includes the concepts to store and transport data inside an application. Context Mapping and Model Binding, mentioned in the title, are twomechanismfor data passing inWeb Dynpro. Nevertheless this paper focuses not only on these issues, but also explains the basic principles concerning data management. Read more