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Understand ABAP objects-the object-oriented extension of the SAP language ABAP-in the latest release of SAP NetWeaver 7.5, and its newest advancements. This book begins with the programming of objects in general and the basics of the ABAP language that a developer needs to know to get started. The most important topics needed to perform daily support jobs and ensure successful projects are covered. ABAP is a vast community with developers working in a variety of functional areas. You will be able to apply the concepts in this book to your area. SAP ABAP Objects is goal directed, rather than a collection of theoretical topics. It doesn't just touch on the surface of ABAP objects, but goes in depth from building the basic foundation (e.g., classes and objects created locally and globally) to the intermediary areas (e.g., ALV programming, method chaining, polymorphism, simple and nested interfaces), and then finally into the advanced topics (e.g., shared memory, persistent objects). You will know how to use best practices to make better programs via ABAP objects. What You'll Learn Know the latest advancements in ABAP objects with the new SAP Netweaver system Understand object-oriented ABAP classes and their components Use object creation and instance-methods calls Be familiar with the functions of the global class builder Be exposed to advanced topics Incorporate best practices for making object-oriented ABAP programs Who This Book Is For ABAP developers, ABAP programming analysts, and junior ABAP developers. Included are: ABAP developers for all modules of SAP, both new learners and developers with some experience or little programming experience in general; students studying ABAP at the college/university level; senior non-ABAP programmers with considerable experience who are willing to switch to SAP/ABAP; and any functional consultants who want or have recently switched to ABAP technical.
In today's competitive business environment, most companies realize that the better they can manage their customer relationships, the more successful they will become. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software systems are key tools for companies to manage the customer-facing processes of their businesses. However, many companies have resisted implementing this most critical customer-oriented application due in large part to the lack of a single-point resource on implementing a CRM system. This book attempts to fill that gap. Implementing SAP (R) CRM will help technologists and managers come to grips with the vision, concept, and technology of CRM. It begins by laying out the groundwork for understanding CRM. It explains the concept and context of CRM and the tangible business benefits of CRM adoption. Demonstrating a professional approach to the evaluation and selection of SAP, it details the critical success factors (CSFs), patterns, and anti-patterns of a successful SAP CRM implementation. CRM implementations can add significant benefit to the company's bottom line only if the company first transforms itself into a customer-centric and customer-responsive enterprise. This book explains what it means to be a customer-centric and responsive enterprise, and provides a framework for business operations based on customer relationships, rather than the traditional four Ps (product, positioning, price, promotion). It further spells out business process reengineering (BPR) strategies to configure internal business processes and operations with SAP CRM to improve customer-facing strategies, services, and relationships.
Leverage the flexibility and power of SAP MII to integrate your business operations with your manufacturing processes. You'll explore important new features of the product and see how to apply best practices to connect all the stakeholders in your business. This book starts with an overview of SAP's manufacturing integration and intelligence application and explains why it is so important. You'll then see how it is applied in various manufacturing sectors. The biggest challenge in manufacturing industries is to reduce the manual work and human intervention so that the process becomes automatic. SAP MII explains how to bridge the gap between management and production and bring sound vital information to the shop floor in real time. With this book you'll see how to ensure existing manufacturing and information systems share a common interface for all users in your enterprise. What You'll Learn Understand the functional aspects of SAP MII Implement SAP MII in different Manufacturing sectors Explore new technical features of SAP MII 12.x Integrate scenarios with SAP MII Discover practice guidelines Who This Book is for All levels of SAP manufacturing professionals.
This book sheds light on cross-industry and industry-specific trends in today's digital economy. Prepared by a group of international researchers, experts and practitioners under the auspices of SAP's Digital Thought Leadership & Enablement team within SAP's Business Transformation Services (BTS) unit, the book furthermore presents relevant use cases in digital transformation and innovation. The book argues that breakthrough technologies have matured and hit scale together, enabling five defining trends: hyper-connectivity, supercomputing, cloud computing, a smarter world, and cyber security. It presents in detail how companies are now reimagining their products and services, business models and processes, showcasing how every business today is a digital business. Digitalization, defined as the process of moving to a digital business, is no longer a choice but an imperative for all businesses across all industries and regions. Taking a step toward becoming a digital enterprise is demanding and challenging. The dimensions of customer centricity, leadership and strategy, business models, including offerings (products and services), processes, structure and governance, people and skills, culture, and technology foundation can serve as orientation for digitalization. The articles in this book touch on all dimensions of this digital innovation and transformation framework and offer possible answers to some of the pressing questions that arise when practitioners seek to digitalize their business.
Master the SAP product ecosystem, the client environment, and the feasibility of implementing critical business process with the required technical and functional configuration. SAP Project Management Pitfalls is the first book to provide you with real examples of the pitfalls that you can avoid, providing you with a road-map to a successful implementation. Jay Kay, a SAP Program Manager for Capgemini, first takes a deep dive into common pitfalls in implementing SAP ERP projects in a complex IT landscape. You will learn about the potential causes of failures, study a selection of relevant project implementation case studies in the area, and see a range of possible countermeasures. Jay Kay also provides background on each - the significance of each implementation area, its relevance to a service company that implements SAP projects, and the current state of research. Key highlights of the book: Tools and techniques for project planning and templates for allocating resources Industry standards and innovations in SAP implementation projects in the form of standard solutions aimed at successful implementation Managing SAP system ECC upgrades, EHP updates and project patches Learn effective ways to implement robust SAP release management practices (change management, BAU) Wearing a practitioner's insight, Jay Kay explores the relevance of each failed implementation scenario and how to support your company or clients to succeed in a SAP implementation. There are many considerations when implementing SAP, but as you will learn, knowledge, insight, and effective tools to mitigate risks can take you to a successful implementation project.
Delve into the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently prepare, implement, and develop ETL processes About This Book * Install and configure the SAP Data Services environment * Develop ETL techniques in the Data Services environment * Implement real-life examples of Data Services uses through step-by-step instructions to perform specific ETL development tasks Who This Book Is For This book is for IT technical engineers who want to get familiar with the EIM solutions provided by SAP for ETL development and data quality management. The book requires familiarity with basic programming concepts and basic knowledge of the SQL language. What You Will Learn * Install, configure, and administer the SAP Data Services components * Run through the ETL design basics * Maximize the performance of your ETL with the advanced patterns in Data Services * Extract methods from various databases and systems * Get familiar with the transformation methods available in SAP Data Services * Load methods into various databases and systems * Code with the Data Services scripting language * Validate and cleanse your data, applying the Data quality methods of the Information Steward In Detail Want to cost effectively deliver trusted information to all of your crucial business functions? SAP Data Services delivers one enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data processing. It boosts productivity with a single solution for data quality and data integration. SAP Data Services also enables you to move, improve, govern, and unlock big data. This book will lead you through the SAP Data Services environment to efficiently develop ETL processes. To begin with, you'll learn to install, configure, and prepare the ETL development environment. You will get familiarized with the concepts of developing ETL processes with SAP Data Services. Starting from smallest unit of work- the data flow, the chapters will lead you to the highest organizational unit-the Data Services job, revealing the advanced techniques of ETL design. You will learn to import XML files by creating and implementing real-time jobs. It will then guide you through the ETL development patterns that enable the most effective performance when extracting, transforming, and loading data. You will also find out how to create validation functions and transforms. Finally, the book will show you the benefits of data quality management with the help of another SAP solution-Information Steward. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide with step-by-step instructions to perform specific ETL development tasks.
In this book, noted expert Andrew Okungbowa explains SAP Asset Accounting (FI-AA) in SAP-ERP, including its associated business benefits, and guides you through the considerable complexities of SAP-ERP configuration. Using FI-AA for fixed asset management enables you to manage assets in multinational companies across a broad range of industries and produce reports to meet various needs in line with legal requirements. Configuring SAP-ERP can be a daunting exercise, however, and there are few resources that address these issues. Asset Accounting Configuration in SAP ERP fills that resource gap by covering the major aspects of SAP FI-AA for anyone with SAP experience and the basic accounting knowledge and bookkeeping skills necessary to apply configuration. It provides configuration explanations in the simplest forms possible and provides step-by-step guidance with illustrations and practical examples. What You'll Learn
Take a deep dive into SAP Fiori and discover Fiori architecture, Fiori landscape installation, Fiori standard applications, Fiori Launchpad configuration, tools for developing Fiori applications and extending standard Fiori applications. You will learn: Fiori architecture and its applications Setting up a Fiori landscape and Fiori Launchpad Configuring, customizing and enhancing standard Fiori applications Developing Fiori native applications for mobile Internet of Things-based custom Fiori applications with the HANA cloud platform Bince Mathew, a SAP mobility expert working for an MNC in Germany, shows you how SAP Fiori, based on HTML5 technology, addresses the most widely and frequently used SAP transactions like purchase order approvals, sales order creation, information lookup, and self-service tasks. This set of HTML5 apps provides a very simple and accessible experience across desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Prerequisites and steps for setting up a Fiori landscape and Launchpad Fiori standard application configuration Extending and customizing standard Fiori applications Developing custom Fiori applications from scratch Building custom Fiori applications for Internet Of Things using HANA cloud Fiori apps with cordova and kapsel plugins