Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Corevist 2.0 Interface software for eCommerce is certified as Powered by SAP NetWeaver®


CONTACT: George Anderson

Raleigh, NC, August 16, 2017


RALEIGH, NC, August 16, 2017 – Corevist, a global provider of eCommerce solutions, today announced that its software, Corevist 2.0, has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. The SAP® Integration and Certification Center has certified that Corevist integrates with SAP NetWeaver 7.40. This means that companies using SAP solutions will be able to use Corevist to conduct eCommerce that communicates with SAP software in real time. Corevist eCommerce will help organizations reduce the burden on their customer service department by enabling a self-service B2B web portal for their customers.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Difference between SAP Workflow and SAP Event Management

People often confuse workflow functionality with SAP EM functionality and vice versa. Below is the rule of thumb that I follow to separate the understanding of the need for both sets of functionality.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

WHITEPAPER: Understanding the 10 EDI messages critical to deploying "Best in Class" Procure to Pay (PTP) SAP EDI

I have seen many, many EDI implementations in this space over the years and have yet to come by a single company that has adopted all of the good features available in SAP to bring real value in to the PTP process. In each part of the process, described below, I will highlight exactly what the purpose is for each EDI message or functionality and highlight the benefits for implementing it in the mentioned fashion.

Below, I list the PTP process for a typical replenishment PO where we procure stock via a Purchase Order (PO) to a supplier who delivers the product to our warehouse using one of our 3rd party carriers. The nuances around freight forwarding, drop ship and make to order scenarios are not covered here but are addressed using 90% of these same techniques as well.

Friday, August 11, 2017

TIP: Limiting Material Master field and view access

To configure the limiting of fields / views in the Material Master go to:


Logistic General -> Material Master -> Configuring Material Master


Create a user specific Screen sequence.

You can restrict the maintenance of certain views by auth. object M_MATE_STA

You can create a transaction variant for MM02 using transaction in SHD0. Therein you can keep any field you want for a particular user to be non changeable mode (I.e. display only). Then assign that transaction variant to the applicable user.


Similary create another transaction variant for any other user and assign the user to that transaction variant using the same SHD0 transaction (Standard variant tab).

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NEWS: Oracle's Booming Cloud Business Could Rip And Replace SAP As #1 In Apps

CLOUD WARS – Cloud computing, which has already triggered massive disruptions across industries in business models and traditional pecking-orders, is giving Oracle Corp. a once-in-a-generation chance to displace arch-enemy SAP as the world leader in enterprise applications.
For decades, SAP has been the world leader in enterprise applications and Oracle has been the front-runner in enterprise databases, with both companies retaining their leadership positions in spite of the seismic shifts in the industry caused by the moves from mainframes to minicomputers to client-server to the Internet.
Oracle's recent surge in cloud-applications revenue - it sold $1 billion in SaaS apps during the quarter ended May 31 and $3.4 billion for the year give it a legitimate chance to overtake SAP as the world's #1 provider of enterprise applications, particularly in the massive cloud ERP market.
In the combined category of on-premise apps plus cloud apps, it's still not very close as SAP's revenue for that category doubles that of Oracle for the corresponding set of products and services:
  • Oracle: For the 3 months ending May 31, it reported combined applications revenue of $2.86 billion: $964 million for SaaS apps and $1.9 billion for on-premise (see full details on page 10 of the Oracle press release).
  • SAP: For the 3 months ending June 30, it reported combined applications revenue for cloud plus on-premise of $5.61 billion (see full details on page 7 of the SAP press release).
Read full article here.

Monday, August 7, 2017

SAP is expanding its business for SMB and channel customers

The Germany-based software company moved into a new office in Tempe, Arizona, on July 25. The company brought physical operations to the Phoenix area due to the strong presence of startups. The vast majority (four in five) of SAP’s 355,000 customers are SMBs.

“We’ve been working in the SMB space for a very long time, with 80 percent of our customers being in the space, but it’s evolving,” said Christine Gavin-Johnson, vice president of commercial and channel sales for SAP North America. “Because new companies are showing up every day.”

There are approximately 200 employees in the facility Johnson tells Channel Partners that her company plans to add 150 seats to the Tempe office over the next three to five years. They will specialize mainly in sales, and some will be involved with the channel. SAP has approximately 16,000 worldwide partners.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

NEWS: SAP Says Restrictions on New Recruitment not a General Hiring Freeze

German business software company SAP denied a media report on Friday that said it has imposed a complete freeze on recruitment in order to meet financial targets this year, while reiterating that it had restricted new hirings in some areas.

Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche said on Friday that SAP had instituted a cost-savings program to control infrastructure spending, corporate purchasing and business travel that was not tied directly to generating sales.

SAP continued to hire new employees in development and sales while reining in on other types of recruitment as well as non-essential travel, the company said. "This is in no way a general hiring freeze," an SAP spokesman said.

WirtschaftsWoche said it obtained a leaked document, marked "strictly confidential" spelling out SAP 's plan, which it said had been decided on July 15 by the company's executive board.
During its quarterly investor call in July CFO Luka Mucic said SAP would hold back on incremental hiring after increasing its overall workforce by 3,000 in the first half of 2017 and 7,000 in the past year to 87,114 in June.

Read the full article here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Calling all SAP consultants - looking for your next gig?

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SAP South Africa execs allegedly paid bribes for government contracts!

Read the article here on some pretty serious stuff going on in SA. Pleased to see the response taken by SAP HQ.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SAP Launches New IoT Solutions at SAP® Leonardo Live - SAP GTT arrives

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) launched several new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at SAP® Leonardo Live, its global summit being held July 11–12 in Frankfurt, Germany, to showcase the latest technology and use cases for innovation, including the IoT. Part of the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, these IoT solutions take advantage of advances in Big Data and analytics, the ability to connect people, things and business with SAP Cloud Platform, and technologies such as machine learning to enable IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies across digital logistics, manufacturing and asset management. 

The new solutions include:

  • SAP Leonardo IoT Bridge, a configurable role-based digital command center giving operations managers unprecedented visibility and ability to act in real time
  • SAP Global Track and Trace, a cloud-based offering for unified, end-to-end tracking, monitoring and reporting of objects and business processes across supply chain networks
  • SAP Leonardo IoT Edge software to bring compute, storage and business semantics via the cloud to where intelligent devices reside outside of the data center, for near real-time and deterministic performance of business processes
  • SAP Digital Manufacturing Insights, a centralized, cloud-based manufacturing performance management solution that provides comprehensive visibility into manufacturing that enables process optimization
  • SAP Asset Manager, a cloud-based mobile app for managing asset health, inventory, maintenance and safety

"Less than one year ago, we announced our commitment to invest and grow our IoT business," said Dr. Tanja Rueckert, president, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP. "With SAP Leonardo as our digital innovation system, our new solutions and the many customers and partners demonstrating real-life use cases with us at SAP Leonardo Live, we are defining the path to digital transformation with innovation that can scale across the entire organization." Read full news release on PR Newswire

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SAP Banking solutions

The following areas are well covered by SAP solutions (click here for details):
  1. Digital Customer Engagement
    1. Contextual Marketing
    2. Smarter Selling
    3. Digital Experience and Commerce
    4. Online and Mobile Banking
  2. Retail Banking Operations
    1. Retail Deposits
    2. Retail Lending
    3. Centralized Payment Processing
  3. Commercial Banking Operations
    1. Cash and Liquidity Management
    2. Commercial Lending
    3. Financial Services Network
  4. Capital Markets Operations
    1. Cross-Asset Trading
    2. Capital Markets Treasury Management
  5. Analytical Banking
    1. Accounting for Financial Instruments
    2. Performance Management
    3. Risk Management
    4. Data Management for Finance and Risk

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SAP's financial services solution offering

  1. Financial Planning and Analysis
  2. Accounting and Financial Close
  3. Treasury Management
  4. Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Finance
  5. Payables and Receivables
  6. Real Estate Management
  7. Travel and Expense
Check out the details on SAP's financial offering here...

Monday, July 3, 2017

Choosing SAP HR module complicated by S/4HANA, SuccessFactors options

Five years ago, SAP made a major addition to its human capital management portfolio by buying SuccessFactors, one of the biggest vendors of HCM software as a service. But with human resource features starting to appear in SAP's next-generation ERP system, S/4HANA, what's the right SAP HR module to buy?
In a podcast, TechTarget contributor Luke Marson, who co-founded a consultancy that specializes in SuccessFactors implementations, offers advice on choosing an SAP HR module.
"If you're looking for core HR with S/4HANA, Employee Central would be the HR system you would look at," Marson says. "They're designed to integrate together and work together, and that's the long-term roadmap for SAP."
The choice is different, however, for organizations that are already running the on-premises SAP HR module, SAP HCM. They can still use S/4HANA with the on-premises HCM, he says.
Integration issues vary, too. Marson says the integration tools for sharing data between S/4HANA and Employee Central are better than those for Employee Central and SAP ERP (part of Business Suite, S/4HANA's predecessor). In contrast, the on-premises SAP HR module and finance module are "very tightly coupled," and run in the same software instance.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Everything EDI...

We would like to bring your attention to a portal that shares a lot of good information on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), a technology that has long been thought of as "dying" but is actually growing in its adoption.
Check it out for free mapping templates, links to standards, recruiters, service companies and much more...

Friday, June 30, 2017

NEWS: OpenText signs global reseller agreement with SAP on HR document management

Enterprise information management solution provider OpenText has announced a new global reseller agreement with SAP, under which its Extended ECM solution will be sold as SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content Management by OpenText.

The cloud-based solution, which has been designed exclusively for the SuccessFactors HCM Suite, will help organisations manage human resources and employee documents from generation to disposition in a secure and compliant way. According to OpenText, the solution will help businesses to improve their performance, efficiency and productivity by centralising document management.

“More than any other department, HR professionals are responsible for a vast amount of information which is pivotal to the organisation,” said Adam Howatson, chief marketing officer, OpenText. “Helping companies manage their essential employee records through a single, cloud-based source is a significant step for companies wanting to more effectively manage an increasingly global, digital workforce.”