Thursday, June 30, 2016

SAP's ERP app for small biz gets an overhaul | Computerworld

SAP's ERP app for small biz gets an overhaul | Computerworld: "The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with analytics and other key features. 
Originally announced last year, SAP Business One 9.2 is the latest version of SAP's ERP app for small and medium-size businesses, and it's now generally available both on-premises and in the cloud. 
Built on SAP's Hana database platform, the updated software includes better forecasting capabilities thanks to the inclusion of predictive analytics. Equipped with those tools, SMBs can better forecast product demand, improving their material requirements planning and helping them prioritize, SAP said."

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Demo


Building a Roadmap to Adopt SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

This webinar will answer the following questions:
  • What critical planning capabilities do world-class companies need?
  • How well does SAP IBP enable these capabilities?
  • How should you adopt the solution over time?
In today’s competitive manufacturing, distribution, and retail environments, firms must innovate and improve their supply chain capabilities to achieve profitability and growth objectives. Companies need real-time analytics to become more demand-driven and rapidly adjust supply chain decisions based on downstream behavior and consumption. 
In response to these challenges, SAP’s IBP solution represents a significant step forward in building SAP’s supply chain planning capabilities. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Supply Chain Execution with SAP software

In this three-minute video, Markus Rosemann, VP Solution Management, Supply Chain Execution, SAP, talks about SAP solutions for logistics and fulfillment. Learn more about SAP solutions for Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, and Track & Trace.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

SAP Supply Chain Execution Platform: How it Addresses Today's Business Challenges

In this 2-minutes video, Markus Rosemann, VP Solutions, Supply Chain Execution, SAP, talks about today's business challenges like increasing demand volatility and supply chain complexity, and the need for customer centricity and speed to fulfill service expectations. See how SAP solutions for logistics and fulfillment can help.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vertex Indirect Tax Accelerator for SAP ERP - YouTube

Vertex Indirect Tax Accelerator for SAP ERP - YouTube: "Gain an understanding of how the Vertex Indirect Tax Accelerator for SAP ERP differentiates the Vertex O Series solution in the market, new features, benefits and installation requirements."

Friday, June 24, 2016

SAP Integrated Business Planning - Business Trends and New Solution Capabilities

SAP Executive Martin Barkman describes how SAP Integrated Business Planning enables customers to do medium-to-long-term forecasting, and also to improve short-term demand planning. Receiving real-time information and running what-if scenarios allow quick actions. Based on the HANA cloud platform, the solution helps better serve the customers' needs.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal decoded: Google can relax, Oracle and SAP should worry | Hindustan Times

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal decoded: Google can relax, Oracle and SAP should worry: "I think the deal is neutral to Google, and slightly negative to Facebook, only because Zuckerberg had some dreams about building a professional side to the network and probably will be less motivated to do so now. But I believe the deal is hugely threatening to SAP, Oracle and Salesforce. It can change the very nature of B2B IT strategy – and potentially create a huge barrier that can lock out these mega-billion dollar players from the big buyers. CIOs will be interested to know how it can change their company’s life. And if Microsoft plays its cards well, change it can. Startups CEOs can benefit too. Can they have their appointment calendars and email on Outlook auto-filled with data about the people they’re meeting and writing to from LinkedIn? Maybe. Can LinkedIn messaging do a better job than Slack can? Foreseeably. Can it be a great plug-in? Sure."

SAP EWM helps duty-free retailer Heinemann deliver 99.9% on time

Stefan Oltmanns is Head of Programme Management at Gebr. Heinemann KG, a global player in the travel sector. He talks about the new challenge to also deliver goods to their customers’ homes within 48 hours, and how the SAP EWM standard solution could actually meet all their needs without any modifications. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SAP's Arbia to Simplify Direct Materials Procurement - June 15, 2016 - Zacks.com

NEWS: SAP's Arbia to Simplify Direct Materials Procurement - June 15, 2016 - Zacks.com: "Leveraging on the competence of Arbia Network, the Ariba Collaborative Sourcing Professional can easily connect with ERP and execution systems which will eventually bring efficiency gains and savings for clients. It will help business enterprises better connect with people, processes and indentify information procurement needs, thereby perfecting their sourcing activities. Some of the notable benefits of the Ariba Collaborative Sourcing Professional include the speeding up of product launches, improved tracking of item costs across time and contract compliance. Procurement, a crucial part of effective supply chain management, requires coordination of multiple high quality components sourced at low cost to allow smooth running of business organizations."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SAP TIP: Running LSMW in the background

There are 3 main executable tasks. As long as these can run  in the background and their results can be placed on the application server then the process can be run in the background.

After creating your LSMW proceed as follows:

1) Go to the step called “Specify Files” and check the file name for: Imported Data File for Imported Data (Application Server)
2) Go to the step called “Specify Files” and check the file name for: Converted Data File for Converted Data (Application Server)
3) Proceed through all steps manually in the foreground including the Read data step if you are loading a file from the front-end.
4) Go to the “Convert Data” step and check the program name of this step by using the menu path: System–>Status. On the same screen (selection parameter screen for “Convert Data”) save the selection parameters as a variant. This saves the Application Server file names for background processing.
5) Go to SM36 and define a background job with program step, using: The Convert Data program name and variant in step 4.

Uncovering Risk From SAP HANA Vulnerabilities Can Be Simple and Easy

Uncovering Risk From SAP HANA Vulnerabilities Can Be Simple and Easy: "The latest reports about SAP HANA vulnerabilities reveal some critical vulnerabilities related to authentication, authorizations, patches and misconfigurations, which could make SAP HANA systems a high risk for customers. If any of these known vulnerabilities are exploited, it could result in significant business loss to customers running SAP HANA in applications. Other consequences related to an exploit or data breach include failed compliance, brand reputation impact and declining customer trust resulting in churn."

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SAP Product Lifecycle Costing

How do you calculate the cost of a new product? Most companies are still using spreadsheets even for cost control in the early engineering phase and beyond. What about integration into your corporate systems? Find out how SAP Product Lifecycle Costing can help you innovate for profitability.

NEWS: SAP on Wheels!

SAP Run Simple

SAP's Run Simple Truck is on a 34-week tour across Europe.
Get a look inside this lean, mean BIG DATA machine!

NEWS: German software firm SAP announced as highest paying company in the UK | Daily Mail Online

German software firm SAP announced as highest paying company in the UK | Daily Mail Online: "Forget banking, top wages are paid to IT staff: German software firm announced as highest paying company in the UK. German software maker SAP best paying firm with average £90,000 salary"

NEWS: Customers Choose SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to Accelerate Innovation

Press Release: Customers Choose SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to Accelerate Innovation: "VIENNA, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) customers and partners are increasingly adopting SAP HANA® Cloud Platform as the platform as a service for SAP® applications. SAP HANA Cloud Platform helps companies across all industries and lines of business (LOBs) to extend existing on-premise and cloud apps, integrate cloud applications and build entirely new ones. Companies including Owens-Illinois Inc., ZS Associates Inc., Pacific Drilling Services Inc. and Barry Callebaut have all chosen SAP HANA Cloud Platform to help them innovate in the cloud and embrace digital transformation. This announcement was made at the SAPinsider event taking place in Vienna, Austria, June 20–22."

CONFERENCE: SAP Ariba Live Rolls On - August 29 in Singapore | Business Wire

SAP Ariba Live Rolls On | Business Wire: "PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAP Ariba Live is on the move again. On the heels of sold-out events in Las Vegas and Madrid, the premier global commerce conference is headed for Singapore. The three-day show – which is the first-ever to be held in Asia - kicks off August 29 at the Marina Bay Sands."

Monday, June 20, 2016

SAP TIP - Debugging a pop-up window

When a pop-up (dialog box) appears and exits your debugging session it is a pain... There is a simple trick to switch on debugging once you reach a pop-up box. 

Do the following: Create a TXT file and save it on your desktop with the following command:

[Function]
Command=/H
Type=SystemCommand


If you want to activate debugging on a pop-up/dialog box, simply drag and drop the TXT file from your desktop onto the pop-up/dialog box in SAP. Next time you press enter you will be continue in your debugging session.

SAP® Vehicle Insights Drives the Digital Transformation of Connected Vehicles

SAP® Vehicle Insights Drives the Digital Transformation of Connected Vehicles: "SAP® Vehicle Insights, an application that offers a variety of services to manage connected vehicles, including basic data analytics that can be used for fleet analytics, vehicle diagnostics and mobility-as-a-service scenarios, pushing live mobility to the next level. It enables companies to use information about entire fleets and car-specific key data like gear recognition, fuel stops, scores for economical driving or heat mapping to improve not only the management of their fleets but also of individual vehicles. With predictive maintenance functions for mileage and tire wear, repairs can be planned more efficiently, thus reducing costs. "

Develop Your Procurement Roadmap with SAP and Ariba

If you spend all your time just keeping up with day-to-day procurement demands and processes, with little-to-no time to focus on sourcing strategy and driving innovation, watch this short video.

You'll gain some insight into how SAP and Ariba can provide you with a road-map for your procurement future, one in which you're streamlining processes, saving money, and accessing a whole new world of suppliers, partners, and cloud solutions that can help you strategize and innovate in the days ahead. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Innovation, Made in Latin America

After cementing global prominence in innovation-intensive sectors such as biotechnology and aerospace, Brazil now makes its mark in the tech scene. SAP Labs Latin America unleashes the country's innovation potential – critical to the region's growth.

Will SAP Break Its M&A Silence?

Microsoft buying LinkedIn is putting on the pressure for SAP to make a big push in the cloud space. SAP has a good offering already in the cloud but it needs to quickly take in the market share before it gets too far out of the game. Personally, I like Jive as an option to buy and move forward with...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Striving towards becoming a world-class consultant? What’s the next step you need to take?

Kevin Wilson (Reveal)
Author: Kevin Wilson (Reveal, Inc.)
Firstly, let me make a few "for granted" statements:
  1. The consultant in question is honest and has genuine integrity
  2. The consultant is not lazy or afraid of hard work
  3. The consultant has an abundance mentality - "There is enough for you and me in this game"
So, assuming you have the above-mentioned qualities let's work on what steps I would take to get to the next level. What would you need to focus on?