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SAP Master Data Governance

Ready for the next generation of SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM)? Meet SAP MDG! Start by understanding the deployment options and main data domains. With the basics under your belt, build a firm foundation in data, process, and UI modeling. Take your skills to the next level with complete coverage of data quality, search, and consolidation functionality. Finally, learn to replicate data into different systems or migrate it altogether. Master your master data ...

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SAP BW/4HANA

What is SAP BW/4HANA? More importantly, what can it do for you? Between these pages, you'll explore the answers to these questions, from simplified data models and SAP BW/4HANA Analytics to automated data lifecycle management. You'll find step-by-step instructions for installation and setup, a guide to administrative tasks to keep your SAP BW/4HANA system in tip-top shape, and the low-down on security in your new system. Explore the data warehouse of the future!

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SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence – The Comprehensive Guide

Bring your data presentations into focus with this comprehensive guide to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Updated for Webi 4.2, this book will teach you to create, design, and share your reports, while exploring the fundamentals of Webi and its extended capabilities. This fourth edition includes information on data source options for building new documents and queries, and a new HTML5-based viewing interface. Punch up your reporting and analysis

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SAP Ariba: Contract Management

With this E-Bite, you’ll learn how to manage contracts in SAP Ariba. Get step-by-step instructions for implementing SAP Ariba Contracts. Understand the contract strategies for indirect procurement; then learn to create, consume, and amend contracts. This E-Bite was originally published as Chapter 3 from SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass: Functionality and Implementation ...

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SAP Ariba Invoice Management

With this E-Bite, you’ll learn how to manage invoices and other accounts payable processes with SAP Ariba! Understand the functionality of SAP Ariba Invoice Management, SAP Ariba's discounting capability, and SAP Ariba Payables; then implement each module. This E-Bite was originally published as Chapter 5 from SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass: Functionality and Implementation ...

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Predictive Modeling with Automated Analytics/SAP Predictive Analytics 2.x

Predictive analysis can be an invaluable asset in the business world—as long as you know how to use it. Luckily, the Automated Analytics module of SAP Predictive Analytics is here to help. Learn to harness this tool, from correctly setting up data inputs to using four major modules. See how to build classification, clustering, time series analysis, and recommendation models with step-by-step instructions. Explore the future through your data ...

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Using Crystal Reports with SAP

Look no further to master Crystal Reports with SAP BW! Learn how to quickly create effective reports that get the right information to the right people. You'll become an expert on the primary features and functions of Crystal Reports, while also learning the skills necessary to integrate Crystal Reports with other SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP applications and data sources ...

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Financial Reporting with SAP

Uncover the best practices for delivering financial reports faster, more accurately, and in compliance with the different international accounting standards. Featuring step-by-step coverage of all major FI reporting functions, this new edition helps you streamline and simplify financial business processes and automate reporting in SAP ERP Financials. Get updated content on statutory and segment reporting, AP and AR reports in SAP ERP, Consolidated Financial Reporting, SAP BusinessObjects, and much more ...

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Getting Started with SAP Lumira

Take your data viz up a notch with SAP Lumira! In this book, get the whole story on using SAP Lumira to create compelling infographics, storyboards, and more. Learn how to access and query data sources, create new objects, export and publish data, and use the SAP Lumira SDK to enhance and extend data sources and visualizations. With step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and detailed examples, you'll learn how to make each picture—or chart—worth a thousand words ...

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SAP Data Services – The Comprehensive Guide

It's time to extract, transform, and load your skills on managing enterprise data! With this book on SAP Data Services, you'll be an expert in no time. After learning about topics like planning, blueprinting, and integrating SAP Data Services, you'll get into the core of the book: detailed steps on how to perform Data Services tasks. Get the skills you need for your daily job, from basic tasks like designing objects, to advanced duties like analyzing unstructured text ...

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Predictive Analysis with SAP

Unlock the potential of all your data with this comprehensive guide to SAP's predictive analysis toolset, with details on the SAP Predictive Analytics, the PAL library, R integration, and SAP HANA. Benefit from practical examples, case studies, and explanations. Written for the business user, this guide will help you choose the best algorithm for your needs and organize your data into comprehensive data models ...

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Data Migration with SAP

When it comes to data migration, choosing the right approach for your organization can be overwhelming. This comprehensive guide not only leads you through project planning, but also gives you step-by-step instructions for executing your migration with LSMW, SAP Data Services, the batch input technique, and more. Whether you’re implementing SAP ERP, moving to the cloud, migrating to SAP S/4HANA, or replacing a legacy system, let us smooth the way ...

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Archiving SAP Data – Practical Guide

In the face of large data accumulation, data archiving plays a vital role in maintaining SAP system performance while adhering to legal requirements. Strategize and execute your SAP data archiving plan with this guide! Begin with the basic principles, before diving into tools for storage and transactions for accessing archived data. Whether you’re using a classic approach or SAP Information Lifecycle Management, get the know-how you need to clean out the clutter in your SAP system ...

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Enterprise Information Management with SAP

Learn how to effectively manage your data with the tools in SAP's EIM offerings. From SAP Data Services to the latest solutions like SAP PowerDesigner and SAP HANA Cloud Integration, you'll learn what the different products are and how they work together. Then, get started using them for common tasks with the help of step-by-step instructions and guiding screenshots. This is the resource you need to make sure your enterprise is sitting on a solid foundation—of clean data ...

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Implementing SAP BW on SAP HANA

If you’re making the leap from SAP BW to SAP HANA, this book is your indispensable companion. Thanks to detailed pre-migration and post-migration steps, as well as a complete guide to the actual migration process, it’s never been easier to HANA-ify your SAP BW system. Once your migration is complete, learn everything you need to know about data modeling, reporting, and administration. Are you ready for the next generation of SAP BW ...

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SAP HANA Advanced Data Modeling

If you’re looking to move past the SAP HANA basics and get knee-deep into some real data model design, you’ve come to the right place. With step-by-step instructions and sample coding, this book will teach you how to build and design predictive, simulation, and optimization models. From information views to AFL models, you’ll learn to scale for large datasets and performance-tune your models to perfection ...

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ABAP Development for SAP NetWeaver BW

Steer your BW-specific programming and push your implementation beyond standard requirements! This book is your trusted guide to the most often-used and helpful custom enhancements in SAP BW. Dive into user exits and BAdls for data extracting, importing, reporting, and planning. You'll develop an understanding of why these custom enhancements are necessary, when to apply them, and how to perform them. With this book, kick your implementation up a notch ...

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SAP Solution Manager for SAP S/4HANA

Are you moving to SAP S/4HANA? Learn how SAP Solution Manager 7.2 can smooth your path! Readiness checks? Check. Custom code management? Check. Automated testing? Check. Explore deployment best practices and the fully supported SAP Activate, along with other essential SolMan functionality. Whether you're deploying SAP S/4HANA with SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, or as a standalone system, SolMan 7.2 will give you the tools you need ...

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SAP BW 7.4 – Practical Guide

Don't just read about SAP BW—get your hands dirty with this updated, must-have guide. Tackle all of the common tasks you'll encounter when working with SAP BW, from creating objects, to extracting and transforming data, to mastering the BEx tools. Keep your skills sharp with information new to this edition, including updates for SAP BW 7.4 and SAP BW on SAP HANA. And follow along with a comprehensive case study to cement your knowledge ...

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Implementing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

Complete an SAP BPC implementation from end to end with this comprehensive guide! Learn how to configure both the standard version with traditional data models and the embedded version run on SAP HANA—and how you can get from one to the other. Look beyond system architecture and into the steps for fast and accurate reporting, data loading, planning, and consolidation. This SAP BPC implementation guide has you covered ...

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Data Modeling in SAP NetWeaver BW

An SAP BW system is only as good as its data models. Have you mastered the skill? This book will teach you what you need to know to become an expert in the art of data modeling. Build flexible models that not only satisfy existing requirements, but are positioned to adapt and grow with a company’s changing needs. This is your must-have guide ...

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SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – The Comprehensive Guide

Breathe some life into your analysis applications and dashboards with this guide to SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio! Updated for release 1.6, this second edition is jam-packed with the need-to-know details for report developers and designers—from using the IDE to implementing CSS styles and classes. Enhance your applications even further with information on advanced scripting and SDK extensions. It’s time to take your BI to the next level—are you ready ...

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SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence – The Comprehensive Guide

Sharpen your data presentations with this comprehensive guide to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. From creating a report, to displaying data via charts, to sharing reports with others, get everything from the basics to the actionable details that inform your work. This third edition of our best-selling book on Webi includes expanded coverage of new topics like SAP HANA and mobility. Make your reporting and analysis intelligent ...

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Universe Design with SAP BusinessObjects BI – The Comprehensive Guide

This is your comprehensive resource on IDT and universe design! From universe creation to universe publication, get the step-by-step instructions you need to create the building blocks of reports for Webi, Dashboards, and more. Learn to build single- and multisource data foundations and business layers, convert UNV to UNX, and more. This book will teach you everything you need to master the IDT and put intelligent report design within your grasp ...

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Creating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects

With this comprehensive guide to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, your job just got easier. Learn how to use the tool formerly known as Xcelsius to build effective, visually appealing dashboards that display crucial information in an easy-to-digest format. This is the reference both SAP and non-SAP users need to learn about all the features of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards. With its fully illustrated content and detailed instructions, this one-stop guide is your ticket to becoming a Dashboards expert ...

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SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects – The Comprehensive Guide

Finally—the entire SAP business intelligence world in one volume! Get the big picture from all angles: backend, frontend, and everything in between. Tools covered include BEx Query Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Web Analyzer, BEx Web Application Designer (WAD), Analysis, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and Dashboards (Xcelsius). Get to know the world of SAP BI ...

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Implementing SAP HANA

If you’re ready to move past the basics and see what SAP HANA looks like in the real world, you’ve come to the right place. From initial setup to connecting to a business intelligence platform, follow along with a practical case study that details a complete SAP HANA implementation. Learn how to provision data with SAP Data Services, model data with SAP HANA information views, and connect SAP HANA to SAP’s business intelligence tools. It’s time to put SAP HANA to work ...

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Text Analytics with SAP

There's a lot of value in unstructured data, but parsing it isn’t something any old analytics engine can do. In this E-Bite, find out how to use SAP HANA, SAP Data Services, and SAP Predictive Analytics for linguistic and sentiment analysis. Get a crash course in the fundamentals of text analysis, and then learn how to perform full-text indexing, text mining, entity extraction, and more. Do you know what your customers are saying ...

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Creating and Using Advanced DSOs in SAP BW on SAP HANA

Master the Advanced Data Store Objects (aDSOs) in your SAP BW on SAP HANA system with this E-Bite! Create, manage, and use aDSOs: Get practical details on the primary features of aDSOs, including aDSO tables and enhanced reporting capabilities. Then walk through step-by-step instructions to create the basic structure and artifacts for aDSOs. Finally, learn how to operate an aDSO with actual cost data using the SAP BW Modeling perspective, load transactional and plan data, and more ...

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Building Planning Applications with SAP BW Integrated Planning

You know your BW basics, but have you mastered Integrated Planning? In this E-Bite, learn how to create real-time InfoCubes, define characteristic relationships, set data slices and aggregation levels, and more. Then, with all your planning filters, functions, and sequences ready to go, put the pieces together to design both Excel- and web-based applications. Step-by-step from A to Z: If you have this E-Bite, you don't need a crystal ball ...

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Introducing SAP BusinessObjects Cloud: BI and Planning

You've heard of SAP BusinessObjects Cloud (formerly SAP Cloud for Analytics), but do you know what it's all about? In this E-Bite, see how the tool will help you to visualize, analyze, and share data for all your business intelligence and planning needs. Learn about its different functions and see its capabilities in action by following along with a real-life demo scenario. Are you ready to move your BI to the cloud ...

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Data Federation with Multisource Universes in SAP BusinessObjects BI

If you've got a galaxy of data, you know that sometimes a single-source universe just doesn't do the job. In this E-Bite, learn how to use the Information Design Tool to create multisource joins, derived tables, federated tables, pre- and post-filters, and more. Then put it all together to understand how to use data federation in union, mixed source, and data quality scenarios. Wield the IDT for all your multisource needs ...

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SAP Information Steward: Monitoring Data in Real Time

Overrun and overwhelmed by an influx of data? Monitor data in real-time with this E-Bite on SAP Information Steward! Discover how to assess, analyze, and cleanse your data with three modules: use Data Insight for building scorecards and rules, Metadata Management for metadata collection and organization, and Metapedia for defining business standards and terminology against data. Thanks to a detailed case study, you’ll untangle your data in no time ...

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Introducing the SAP Digital Boardroom

Tomorrow’s boardroom is here today! In this E-Bite, learn how to configure your SAP Digital Boardroom with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. Bring real-time business insight to your boardroom meetings by following along with a business scenario. Use live connection data to enhance the boardroom experience with stories, geospatial charts, and the agenda builder. Take your boardroom to the next level ...

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Using SAP LT Replication Server (SLT)

Need to replicate your data in real time? Do it with this E-Bite on SAP LT Replication Server (SLT)! Start with SLT basics and use cases before jumping right into data extraction, transformation, and loading. With a focus on SAP HANA, code examples will explain how to implement and optimize these processes. Explore monitoring tools and find out how to troubleshoot any problems that arise ...

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Data Provisioning and Cleansing with SAP HANA SDI and SAP HANA SDQ

SAP HANA is nothing without good data. In this E-Bite, learn how to use SAP HANA EIM (enterprise information management) functionalities to load and cleanse data. Follow step-by-step instructions to set up adapters to establish connectivity. Build flowgraphs for altering and cleansing data with SAP HANA Studio. Then, see how transforms can process your data through joins, sorting, geocoding, and more. SAP HANA SDI and SDQ: Avoid fast trash ...

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Data Aging for SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA

If you've upgraded to SAP ERP on SAP HANA, it's time to upgrade your data archiving skills as well. In this E-Bite, find out how to use data aging to manage hot and cold documents. You'll learn about data aging objects and their methods, creating partitions, executing data aging runs, and more. Based on the example of FI_DOCUMENT in SAP S/4HANA Finance (SAP Simple Finance), see data aging in action and then apply your skills to other data aging objects as well ...

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Data Integration with SAP Data Services

Data integration is a necessary process, but it can be tough to get started, even with all the tools in your hands. Learn to integrate data with three SAP Data Services integration scenarios: through generic warehouses, with a POS system, and with SAP BW, SAP APO, and SAP ECC for sales and distribution planning. Give your data new meaning and more value with data integration ...

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Introducing SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics

Analytics, simplified. Learn how SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics supports operational reporting on live transactional data and process analytics. Build and enhance data models with CDS views, customize your models to meet business needs, and explore best practices for your implementation. Your first stop on the way to using Embedded Analytics ...

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