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Building Intelligent Nation through Skills Building among Youth

SAP building skills of youth through emerging technologies Last year, SAP partnered with NITI Aayog to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs (STEM Labs) in 5 years. In the first phase of pilot, NITI Aayog under Atal Innovation Mission provided 16 schools to SAP for adoption. SAP’s focus has been to ensure that we prepare the youth with advanced science and electronics skills, provide mentorship, equip with digital skills & emerging technologies in order to prepare them for Intelligent Economies. The initiative was initiated as by signing the Statement of Intent between NITI (National Institute of Transforming India) Aayog – Planning Commission of India, Government of India, the initiative is funded by India Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Read More Here  SAP delivers Programme Pedagogy & Curriculum – towards Intelligent Technologies SAP prepares the curriculum and devises the pedagogy for all the schools, as well as provides mentorship to the students. Do-it-yourself...

Transport Request Check Tool

Introduction: While many of us would like to simulate/check our transport request for error before we import the changes into production system, it becomes almost a necessity during big Go-Live’s / Release Management phase to sequence the transport request and check dependency between requests. Although there are lot of solutions already been implemented like the followings Home Made Transport Sequencer Transport Checking Tool Object Level Program to Simulate Transport Request it is always best to use tools provided by SAP. Solution: With ST-PI component, SAP has delivered tcode /SDF/TRCHECK (program: /SDF/CMO_TR_CHECK) which makes sure errors of transport request gets detected before TR is imported to production system. Refer to program documentation for details. Lot more details can be found in Note: 2475591 TR check tool Idea: Given that we have a solution doesn’t mean we end up using it to the best of its value. Hence it will be great to...

Show Inactive BPs in Reports & Docs

Skip to Content Product Information Follow RSS feed Like 0 Likes 14 Views 0 Comments Remember the catering who provides the food for Christmas party? And what about the customer who orders every year giveaways for the annual conference? When having business partners whose activity is limited to certain period in the year, setting them as “Inactive” for the rest of the time is pretty self-evident. It leaves your list of business partners clean and up-to-date when creating marketing documents and generating reports. But, what if you want reports to consider their activities? Or create for them drafts? For such use cases SAP Business One enables you to select the relevant options and give inactive business partners presence in reports and documents: When selected, inactive business partners and their related transactions or documents can be visible in reports, and when creating new document selecting an inactive business partner is made available...

New Workflow Feature – “Assign to Me”

Approvals…..approvals  you  can hear the most in Sucessfactors employee central where the most human resource actions are performed on workflow approvals .Updates ,requests everything depends on workflow approval .But now workflow has increased its performance in mitigating the duplication of approval process in dynamic group. Here we go with the new feature which clears the manaully intimation of approval in workflow for dynamic group. What is “Assign to me “? New updated feature from Q4 2018 release “Assign to me ” in Workflow approval requests. Gives Visibility to a workflow allowing team to know who the process is currently with preventing duplication .This will increase the efficiency of the team processing workflow in a dynamic group.   Configuration Settings for “Assign to me “ Permissions need to be enabled to for the users who need to manage workflows with “Assign to me “. Admin Center—–> Manage Role Permissions —–> Select role...

How To Translate Abstract Strategy Into Concrete, Measurable Business Actions

How To Translate Abstract Strategy Into Concrete, Measurable Business Actions As I discussed in the “Strategy and Enterprise Architecture” series , business capabilities are the link connecting strategy and business model to enterprise architecture and the underlying technology that executes the strategy. Understanding this link enables companies to align resources, people, and processes to transform themselves in response to market dynamics, maintaining a competitive edge. The game plan for strategy execution Another important dimension, which drills through one specific capability, is integrated business planning. This capability translates the strategy down to operations through the enterprise architecture. For many decades, business planning focused almost entirely on financial and budgeting activities. Meanwhile, operations developed its own short-, mid-, and long-term planning processes, sometimes including its own separate financial projections after the fact. As a result, different functions of the organization make decisions on individual conflicting plans, disconnected from the corporate strategic priorities and...

Understanding evolution of CDS and AMDP in most simple way

After reading this blog reader would have a clear idea why SAP recommends CDS views, what is AMDP and what are the benefits of CDS and AMDP over other methods. As we all know HANA works on Push down techniques means, to make HANA DB do the calculations which was earlier done by application layer in ECC. Further, Push down technique can be achieved using two approaches: Bottom-Up approachTop-Down  approach 1. Bottom-Up approach : Here In Bottom-Up, we create views (Calculation view, Attribute view, Analytic view) at HANA DB layer with HANA Modelling and these views are later exposed and used in ABAP layer via external views. External Views : Read onlyMonitored by ABAP dictionaryCan be used in ABAP programs to access data available in the form of Information Views in SAP HANA DB.More optimized than stored procedures. (discussed below) Summing up.. Create HANA view in DB layerCreate external viewUse external view...

10KBLAZE and SAP ( From an administrative point )

I am sure everyone by now would have read tons of articles on ‘ how to make your SAP systems secure ‘ specially after the recent published article by Onapsis on 10KBLAZE.This article focusses on specifics of what steps we need/can take to safeguard our SAP systems. If you want to read detailed study of Onapsis report please see this link here . An important thing to know is the affected systems can also S/4 HANA on premise versions. I will divide the blog into 2 parts. Part A will be about security of the gateway. Part B  will deal with the security of Message server   Part A : The SAP gateway ( and its security )   Here I will point out what exactly you need to take care for securing your SAP gateway. 1>. Check the Early Watch Alert (EWA).There will be section in EWA which mentions about...

With SAP S/4HANA, Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A Enjoys Quicker Performance and Real-time Insights

With SAP S/4HANA, Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A Enjoys Quicker Performance and Real-time Insights - YouTube Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Loading... Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A. is a 60 year-old company in Northern Peru with around 15 cement and concrete plants supplying construction materials. Peter Russo, VP Digital Core Marketing, SAP talks with Luis Miguel Soto Valenzuela, CIO, Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A. about their move to S/4HANA. Since moving to S/4HANA in January 2019, Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A. has seen quicker performance and is enjoying the real-time insights provided through S/4HANA. As a result of the movement to S/4HANA, the company released 100 apps on Fiori and it went really smoothly. Were there any surprises? Luis Miguel Soto Valenzuela describes that “It went very smoothly. We thought we...

Data Assurance (DA) : Bulk data copy (Oracle to HANA)

At the end of  my last blog I mentioned a new Data Assurance (DA) feature that allows you to materialize (aka bulk data copy) a table without the overhead of first sorting and comparing the source data.  I’ve been putting off writing this blog because, while the new feature has been working great on my current project, the feature wasn’t available to the general public until recently (DA 16 SP04 PL06). REMINDER: While DA can run on its own, SAP has continued Sybase’s method of distributing DA as a subsystem within the (Sybase)SAP Replication Server (SRS) product.  In other words, you have to download SRS to get at the DA distribution software, which means you need to download SRS 16.0 SP04 PL06 (or better) to get access to this new feature. Background   In an earlier blog I mentioned working on a project where the client needed to migrate 180+ TB...

Summary of SAP SME SEEDx Partner Innovation Week 2019

During the week of May 06~10 2019, we have organised a series of online webinars about building intelligent solutions for SMEs hosted by our SAP Virtual Event Services for our SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign partners, namely SAP SME SEEDx Partner Innovation Week as part of SAP SME SEEDx program, which aims to enable the SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign partners to deliver the Intelligent Enterprise for SME customers. The initiative is simply to bring the content of the development track in SAP SMB Innovation Summit 2019 to the developers through the channel of SAP Learning Hub, who were not able to attend the summit, which turned out be very well-received by the community.  Almost 80+ participants went through each the session. If you missed out the live sessions, now here you have the replay and presentation on SAP Learning Hub(s-number login required). Special thanks to the...

Troubleshooting SLT loading process

Introduction The SAP Landscape Transformation (SAP LT) Replication server is one of the tool provided by SAP for data migration. This tool can be used for real-time (and non-real-time) data replication sourcing from SAP ERP or non-SAP systems into S/4 HANA. This is a trigger based replication, where DB triggers happen whenever there is data populated in the logging table (holds newly created data in source system). This document will guide in troubleshooting the triggers and the process of loading in SLT and will further help in identifying the reason behind stuck triggers. This document will help in exploring in depth behavior of SLT. This document is written in context where data is migrating from ECC to CFIN (Central Finance) via SLT. Steps  Login to SLT System(Middleware) through SAP GUI. Execute program ‘IUUC_REPL_PREDEF_OBJECTS’ via transaction se38. Enter the MTID/Configuration number (three-digit number) for which data loading is stuck. Once you execute, below screen...

SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting – Product Strategy

Author: SAP Development Version: May 2019 This article describes SAP Development strategy for SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting, our next-generation product designed to meet financial consolidation and close requirements. For over 30 years, our customers trust us to be the software expert to help them run their financial consolidation and overall closing process: complete flow of collection, processing, analysis and publication; reporting cycles including plan, actual and simulations. Today, we build the consolidation software of the Intelligent Enterprise . From a functional/process perspective, S/4HANA Finance for group reporting takes the best of our existing solutions for consolidation. From a technology standpoint, our new consolidation software embeds all recent techs such as in-memory database, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive algorithms and chat bots to further improve your consolidation process. Please note this article and SAP’s strategy is subject to the Legal Disclaimer at the bottom of this page. In particular, the...

The path to SAP S/4HANA cloud single tenant or to SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, what do you need to know?

Are you getting positioned to embrace the cloud during your SAP S/4HANA journey, but still hesitating between the different deployment options? SAP Enterprise Support Academy is releasing two meet-the-expert (MTE) webinars covering two of the SAP S/4HANA deployment options: The first session gives you insights into the single tenant edition of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, formerly called SAP S/4HANA Cloud private edition. In this session, you will learn its key characteristics, solution scope, and what’s new in 2019 including a comparison with the other deployment options. The second session reveals the benefits in having a private cloud infrastructure to run SAP HANA applications on, managed by SAP, with the market-leading hyperscalers for extended and impactful high performance computing and storage utilization. Don’t miss the upcoming webinar on how to run SAP S/4HANA within SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Before you can access the registration links, a one-time registration in SAP Learning Hub, edition...

SAP Partner Podcast: SAP’s New Vision for Strategic Data Management

On this episode , we welcome Neil McGovern, senior director of product marketing, helping customers and partners understand the value of SAP data warehousing products. Neil recently attended and roked a chili cook-off competition without ever having cooked one earlier, with a receipe downloaded from the internet 2 days beforehand. Listen in as our hosts and Neil talk about SAP HANA Cloud Services – a new vision for strategic data management for SAP, and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – the first product built on this new vision. We hope you enjoy this podcast series. Subscribe via  openSAP ,  iTunes  or other popular podcasting platforms. We welcome your feedback on the pod! Original link Original author: SAP Blogs - The Best Run Businesses Run SAP

Support for redefining your enterprise with smart models and processes

Based on  SAP Enterprise Support Academy ‘s current and successful expert-guided implementation (EGI) portfolio on discovering and getting onboarded with SAP Cloud Platform, the next logical entry in the series is to do a deep dive and get hands–on with more advanced topics. All SAP Enterprise Support and PSLE customers that are  registered  in SAP Learning Hub can join.   SAP Cloud Platform can help you in simplifying and accelerating your digital transformation. As a single platform-as-a-service offering (PaaS), this integration and development platform serves as an ideal technological foundation to maximize your business agility and responsiveness. Helping you on your journey in becoming an intelligent enterprise, in June SAP Enterprise Support Academy will introduce 3 new EGIs that will complement the existing SAP Cloud Platform offerings. Keep in mind, SAP Cloud Platform is enterprise ready, and features:  seamless integration of existing solutions and hybrid system landscapes rapid deployment of preconfigured applications and services simple development of native business applications holistic life-cycle management of all interfaces consistent user experience  We welcome you...

What´s new in IBP Response and Supply 1905 – Order-based Planning

  Hi everyone With Release 1905 in IBP for Response and Supply a lot of new features and functions for the order-based planning process were offered. Highlights in 1905: Consideration of assembly scrap for in-house production –Assembly scrap as defined in SAP S/4HANA on the plant view of the material now integrated to order-based planning in the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution.Option to overwrite assembly scrap on production data structure level.Consideration of assembly scrap in order-based planning for calculation of component demands as well as capacity requirementCapacity based quantity –Operation base quantity of the routing integrated from SAP S/4HANA (or the SAP ERP application) to the production data structure as capacity base quantity for the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution.Creation of planned orders and production orders integrated from SAP S/4HANA (or SAP ERP) capacity consumption considering capacity base quantity from the SAP Integrated Business Planning production data structureConsideration of the capacity...

Data Migration: ECC to CFIN via SLT

Introduction SLT (SAP Landscape Transformation) Replication Server is a data migration tool, which is used for real time data migration. SLT is the ideal solution for all HANA customers who need real-time (and non-real-time) data replication sourcing from SAP ERP or non-SAP systems into HANA. There is always an active configuration which is responsible for data migration. For documents which failed to load in normal replication, SLT also provides manual way to load the same. This document will help in exploring in depth behavior of SLT. This document is written in context where data is migrating from ECC to CFIN (Central Finance) via SLT. Exploring SLT behavior Activating/Deactivating the Configuration/MTID (Mass transfer ID) Though there are various ways to deactivate the active configuration, when systems are going under maintenance. Below is snap of transaction LTRC where list of configurations can be seen. Here also we get option to activate/deactivate the config/MTID Select the configuration,...

S/4 HANA Finance: Bank Account import to S/4 – Transaction FI12_HBANK + NBWC + Import and Export Bank Accounts

The following blog will focus on the process of creation and massive import of Bank Accounts to an S/4 HANA system, as part of a migration activity needed during a Greenfield transition to S/4 scenario and via the tool “Import and Export Bank Accounts”. This is considering that the creation of House Bank/ Bank Accounts in S/4 HANA has been split between customizing and Master Data activities. Configuration and testing will be shared in this post.   While referring to an S/4 HANA environment, the word “S/4” will be used, and for a non-S/4, “ECC”.   Main transactions in S/4  Transaction FI12 or FI12_HBANK Transaction NWBC + Tool “Import and Export Bank Accounts” Previous transactions in ECC Transaction FI12  Screens in transaction FI12  (S/4 system on the LEFT | ECC on the RIGHT) Creating a House Bank remained the same. The change is in the creation of a Bank Account: Only visualization...

Integrating Employee Central with S/4HANA Cloud: Getting it running and solving issues – Link Collection

Process Integration of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central with SAP S/4HANA Cloud is based on scope item JB1 which requires certain implementation and operational effort on customer/partner side. Below is a collection of most relevant references to assist you further with these aspects. Setting up and testing the integration: SAP publishes scope item JB1 with a newest release each quarter synchronously with the release date of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. You’ll find the newest set-up instructions and test script under  https://rapid.sap.com/bp/scopeitems/JB1 New features you might consider: Go to the  What’s New Viewer – SAP S/4HANA Cloud  and e.g. search for keyword JB1 When you face problems during implementation / productive usage: SAP is publishing Tips and Tricks on various issues in this FAQ article with many further references: 2655576 – FAQ: SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration with SFSF EC – SAP ONE Support Launchpad Check also the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community , Line...

Domain Certificate Renewal(*sapbydesign.com)

Background The existing server certificate for domain “*. sapbydesign.com ” is being renewed as it is going to expire on May 27, 2019. Scope You will be affected if either of the below scenarios are applicable to you: Your browser does not have DigiCert Certificates.You have an inbound communication integration to your ByD product. Impact The SSL certificates for your below URLs are scheduled to be updated with new certificates. myXXXXXX.sapbydesign.com  and  myXXXXXX-sso.sapbydesign.com If you have third party integrations like web services/APIs in your Business ByDesign tenant, you may be required to update the domain certificate. These updates should be conducted by your internal IT resources, with the new certificate information that can be found below. Current Certificates: Root: Baltimore Cybertrust Root Intermediate: Verizon Public SureServer CA G14-SHA2 New Certificates: Root: DigiCert Global Root CA Intermediate: DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA Download new certificate Below is the certificate which you can download directly from...

FM to Select Dynamic Fields Data from Table

FUNCTION Z_FM_MUTLIPLE_SELECT_DATA IMPORTING IV_FIELD TYPE ANY IV_TABLE TYPE ANY IT_INPUT TYPE ANY TABLE EXPORTING ET_OUTPUT TYPE ANY TABLE.       FIELD-SYMBOLS: <fv_field> TYPE any, <fv_table> TYPE any. DATA: lv_where TYPE string.   IF it_input[] IS NOT INITIAL. CONCATENATE iv_field ‘ IN it_input’ INTO lv_where. ASSIGN: iv_field TO <fv_field>, iv_table TO <fv_table>.   SELECT (<fv_field>) FROM (<fv_table>) INTO TABLE et_output WHERE (lv_where).   ENDIF. ENDFUNCTION. Original link Original author: SAP Blogs - The Best Run Businesses Run SAP

How Swiss Federal Railways Reshaped Asset Management with Reliability-Centered Maintenance

Today at Sapphire, I dropped into a session to hear from Urs Gehrig, Senior Consultant at Swiss Federal Railways SBB, the national railway company of Switzerland. Urs explained how Swiss Federal has successfully implemented reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) processes for its trains by empowering its workforce to access information in real time and predict potential operational problems ahead of time. The focus of reliability-centered maintenance is, of course, reliability. On a daily basis, Swiss Federal transports 1.25 million passengers on more than 6,000 trains. Keeping these trains running in a reliable fashion is a top priority. To get the job done, Swiss Federal powers its RCM processes with SAP Intelligent Asset Management solutions. Specialist technical knowledge is pooled across disciplines and mixed with operational context. The result is RCM analysis based on comprehensive data – and a fully justified maintenance file presented in a standardized format. RCM, of course, is hardly a...

Why Applied OO?

A few years ago I was invited by a customer to give a course on ABAP OO (aka. ABAP Objects). During the training, I then learned that some participants attended the third course on this topic in the company. It was impossible for you to implement the content ad hoc after  3-5 days of training. After a few days of dealing with the daily business, only 1% of the learned material had remained in memory. This was the starting point for me to look for a better solution and also to try to solve the arising problems better. “All software engineers can program, but not all programmers can engineer Software.” – Samer Buna I am a great advocate of the Asian philosophy Kaizen. The constant preoccupation with the question of what can be improved sometimes leads to impressive results. I want to share these with you here… A new way of Object orientation?...

Send IoT Data to a custom endpoint on Cloud Foundry

Introduction In this blog post I will describe how you can forward IoT data from SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things for the Cloud Foundry Environment to a custom endpoint on Cloud Foundry. IoT Services supports several kinds of message processing. You can find all of them here . For our purpose we’ll use the HTTP forwarding. Of course Cloud Foundry is not the only platform to which you can forward your IoT messages. When do you need this kind of processing? In most of the cases you’ll forward your IoT data to SAP Leonardo IoT. There the data is stored and you can do a lot of cool stuff, like operate rules on your data, analyse your data, build applications etc. But sometimes you might have scenarios where you don’t want to pull the data but get it pushed to you. For example to forward the data using web sockets...

SAP Tech Night Melbourne #sitMEL 1906 – Thursday 6th June

Welcome to the second SAP Tech Night Melbourne #sitMEL of 2019! This event will be held on Thursday June 6th from 5.15pm – 7.15pm at Bourne Digital (SAP Apphaus), 9 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 (basement).  We are extremely fortunate to have Dr Nic from SAP showcasing the development of a chatbot using Conversation AI platform. Cannot wait for this one! Agenda 5.15pm – 6.00pm Welcome Drinks & Food / SAP AppHaus Update – Sponsored by Bourne Digital 6.00pm – 6.10pm SAP Community Updates There are a lot of changes going on in the SAP Community, including some additional Tutorials on how to navigate around the SAP Community as well as helpful information about Questions and Answers. These good practices around helping others in the SAP Community will be showcased in a quick demo. I will also provide a list of my favourite SAP Community Blog posts since we met last and hope to generate some interactive discussion on...