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

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.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Early users of SAP IoT platforms report real business benefits

"One manufacturer said sensors connected to an internet gateway enable it to find efficiencies in improved asset management and share data with its customers -- just like SAP IoT marketing promised.

Software vendors are constantly leaping ahead of -- and playing catch up to -- their users' real business needs, and with the internet of things, SAP is right in the thick of it. The company is working a variety of angles to support its customers who are already using IoT-based systems, while it is also prepping for a future wave of SAP IoT implementations. 
But what are SAP IoT users really up to right now? Which industries are moving faster than others? Where are they finding value? "There are three kinds of use cases that we're typically seeing," said Nayaki Nayyar, general manager and global head of IoT and innovation go-to-market at SAP. "One is what we call industrial customers -- customers with heavy manufacturing looking to optimize operations cost, maintenance cost and turnaround time." Read more...

Monday, September 5, 2016

SAP CFO Says Software Development Cycle Is Four Times Faster - CIO Journal. - WSJ

"SAP SE CFO Luka Mucic, a 20 year veteran of the company and a member of its executive board, says the pace of the company’s software development cycle is four times faster than it was a few years ago.
“A couple of years ago, SAP would have released a major update to their core business suite modules every two years. Nowadays we are down to half-yearly development cycles,” Mr. Mucic said. 
The rise of the cloud, the breakdown of massive enterprise applications into smaller components and automation are driving improvements, according to Mr. Mucic. He made his comments during a recent meeting with Wall Street Journal editors.

Friday, September 2, 2016

SAP issues 26 patches to fix denial of service and SQL injection flaws | Computing

"Critical patch update fixes a total of 30 flaws in SAP’s ERP software - SAP has issued a series of 13 patches to fix security flaws exposing customers to the risk of denial of service attacks, cross-site scripting flaws and even a SQL injection flaw.
On top of that, SAP has also updated patches for 13 security flaws that were supposed to have been fixed in last month's SAP patch consignment. 
Other fixed flaws include two directory traversal vulnerabilities and two missing authorization check security flaws. According to ERPSsan, which specializes in analyzing ERP software for security flaws, 14 of the released SAP Security Notes have a ‘high priority' rating and one has what it calls a ‘Hot News' rating. It claims that 559 SAP servers worldwide are at risk of the denial of service vulnerability, with a cluster of vulnerable servers located in London and Ireland. Most, however, are located in India, the US or China." Read more...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Newsbyte: Study Finds Companies Using SAP® Jam Collaboration Can Save Millions, Experience Increase

"WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies deploying SAP® Jam Collaboration demonstrated an increased return on investment (ROI) through faster access to information, decreased employee training costs and reduced time spent on closing deals, according to a study commissioned by SAP SE (NYSE: SAP). 

 The July 2016 study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on SAP's behalf, calculated the total economic impact (TEI) of SAP Jam through a combination of qualitative and financial analyses from a portion of SAP's customer base. The study found that the enterprises using SAP Jam reported a combined net present value (NPV) of more than 19 million dollars and an ROI increase of 11 percent from a previous study in 2015. The results speak to the possible transformations and long-term financial benefits business enterprises using SAP Jam could experience. SAP Jam can help businesses through social collaboration rooted in business value, by providing a centralized, cloud-based platform that can help make it easier to find and share information, reduce the time it takes for sales to close deals, improve the speed of onboarding new employees and cut the response time of support organizations.