Thursday, September 22, 2016

TIP: Comparing differences in code between 2 programs

Fire up transaction SE39. Enter your 2 ABAP program names, 1 on the left and 1 on the right, then press enter. You will see the 2 programs in the split screen editor. Now select the “Compare” icon (Ctrl+Shift+F11). The system will show you the different lines in the code by highlighting them in blue. (Press Ctrl+Shift+F10 to see the next difference.)
Note: You can also use this transaction to connect to another system via RFC to compare code between systems.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Courses on openSAP Help Users Navigate SAP S/4HANA® and Digital Transformation Journeys

  • SAP BW/4 HANA in a Nutshell: Aimed at business intelligence and data warehouse managers, consultants, implementation experts, architects and developers, this course provides a high-level overview of the SAP BW/4HANA solution. The course consists of lectures, system demonstrations and a course assignment complemented by an online forum in which students participate in discussions. 
  • HR + Finance with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors®: Over the course of five units, students gain a complete understanding of finance and HR in the cloud. Areas of focus include how an end-to-end suite and a digital core can help organizations manage real-world cases. Other in-depth topics include how the SAP S/4HANA suite helps executives digitize and transform business. Also discussed is how dashboards, by displaying operational information in the form of key performance indicators in real time, can impact financial performance, such as profitability."

Worksoft Process Mining Unveiled at SAP® TechEd® | Business Wire

Worksoft Process Mining Unveiled at SAP® TechEd® | Business Wire: "DALLAS & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Worksoft®, an SAP partner and leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process testing and discovery, today unveiled Worksoft process mining, an innovative solution for automatically discovering business processes and generating functional tests from historical data residing in SAP® software. By process mining data flows in SAP software, Worksoft accelerates business process discovery and the development of automation portfolios for functional testing and QA. The announcement was made at the SAP TechEd® conference being held in Las Vegas, Sept. 19-23, where Worksoft is exhibiting in booth #103."

Friday, September 16, 2016

SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori

What is SAP Screen Personas?

At its highest level, it may be understood as a skin which sits over a SAP GUI. Much simpler than the old SAP GuiXT. SAP Screen Personas, has benefits in that it is easy to configure, can have multiple transactions represented in the underlying screen. It has a graphical interface which looks superb. It can sit on top of any one of the 16,000 SAP GUI screens, it can work on your own custom transactions that work through a SAP GUI. It does not work on screens which use SAP WEB Dynpro.

What is SAP Fiori?

This is the new strategic direction of the user experience in SAP. Its background on initial development was interesting in that it was outsourced to a cluster of specialist designers to create a design framework for all future apps and screens. The result was an initial pilot of around 18 SAP Fiori Apps, which then grew in quick succession to now approximately 300 applications, after the latest SAP Fiori release (wave 3). They run through a HTML5 browser on your mobile device (or any web enabled device), you log in to SAP through the device and access a single app per function. The apps call services in SAP and provide results in real time. They do not have offline access. (This is planned through the SAP mobile platform, currently under development enhancement).

Thursday, September 15, 2016

TIP: Correcting Delivery Status inconsistencies

Follow this procedure to correct inconsistencies between delivery items (LIPS) and item status (VBUP)

  • Execute report WS_CORR_LIPS_VBUP_0` to delete the delivery lines
  • Execute report RVDELSTA to update the delivery status

Se OSS note 79210 for the detail

Monday, September 12, 2016

VIDEO: SAP PTP with batch Management

Sunday, September 11, 2016

VIDEO: SAP Transportation Resource Planning

Saturday, September 10, 2016

SAP Batch Management - Concept to Config

Thursday, September 8, 2016

SAP Mobility: Get It Right - Reveal's Rutul Thakkar

"At Reveal, we focus on our Business Maturity Continuum and oVo(R) methodology to align people, process and technology and transform supply chains. SAP Mobility solutions are a good way to bring people, process and technology together. There are a few different tools offered by SAP, SAP partners and third-party sources available for application development, but in order to keep the application maintenance effort minimum and to keep SAP as the single source of information, we recommend using the tools offered by SAP. These tools can be used in different ways. To avoid rework and to make maintenance easy, consider asking, “What are the data sources for application?,” “On which device(s) and platform(s) should the data be displayed?” and “Is this application for internal organization users or external users?” when setting up the tools." - Read full article at

Rutul covers the following topics in his blog:
  • SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • OData services
  • UI development
  • User Authentication
  • Reveal applications

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Book countdown: "SAP Event Management - Still SAP's Best-Kept Secret ..." - Available 9/26/2016

Title: SAP Event Management - Still SAP's best-kept secret ... 
Author: Kevin Wilson 
Contributions by: Elizabeth Vail, Kinjal Rathod, Renier Walters 
ISBN13: 978-0-9842350-3-2 ISBN10: 0-9842350-3-5 
MSRP: $89.95 
Pages: 960 
Publish Date: 26th September 2016
"It's been 2 years in the making - It covers all versions up until SAP EM 9.2 - It covers SAP TM and GTS integration in detail - Way more detail than the 1st version - A 'must own' for anyone dealing with SAP EM. I've provided the 1st chapter, as downloadable content, for FREE on Genie Press. I want everyone to understand the power of SAP Event Management! " - Kevin Wilson
Check out Genie Press to pre-order at a $20 discount or pre-order from Amazon.