SAP Press Chapter Download Library

This collection of SAP Press chapter excerpts has a variety of information covering project management, software and modules, data management, NetWeaver, administration, and development.

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Building a foundation with SAP Data Services

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, learn how to build a strong data foundation using the functionality in the SAP Data Services package.

   SAP ERP Project Management

Strategies for SAP ERP integration with other business applications

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, find an introduction to SAP ERP integration with other enterprise software systems.

Getting started with SAP ERP reporting

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, find out how to get started with SAP ERP reporting, including ABAP reports and analysis tools.

WLAN standards and integrating WLAN into SAP hardware infrastructures

How much have wireless technologies changed in recent years? Have they undergone rapid development in bandwidth and use? In this section, discover how wireless technologies are having an influence on adaptive SAP hardware infrastructures, and learn how to determine the best locations for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) nodes when considering an adaptive SAP hardware infrastructure.

How to attain high availability for SAP and local area networks

Learn why link aggregation supports only parallel point-to-point connections between two devices in an SAP infrastructure. Understand why installing redundant cables and switches for separate work centers can lead to high costs and complex configurations, and learn why up to 50% of work centers can lose their network connections.

   SAP software and modules

Understanding SAP Extended Warehouse Management

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, find an introduction to SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), including its history and how the application has evolved.

Getting started with SAP HR payroll administration

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, find out how to complete standard payroll administration functions in SAP ERP HCM and make HR more efficient.

Boosting inbound warehouse operations for SAP ERP users

In this book chapter excerpt, learn how SAP ERP users can improve their warehouse operation strategy through inbound delivery.

Asset accounting in SAP ERP Financials

In this SAP Press book chapter, learn the basics of asset accounting in SAP ERP Financials, including implementation, integration, and configuration.

Tips for getting the most out of SAP Financial Accounting

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, learn SAP Financial Accounting basics such as maintaining general ledgers, running Account Detective reports, and viewing standard aging reports.

Configuring Employee Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM

In SAP Press book chapter excerpt, find out how to get started configuring the Employee Self-Services (ESS) feature of SAP ERP HCM.

Getting started with SAP financial transaction management

In this book chapter excerpt, you'll learn the basics of managing financial transactions in SAP, including how usage conventions work and how to create a financial transaction using the entry screen.

Chapter 3: 'SAP CRM Marketing'

Whether you're considering implementing SAP CRM, you're a project leader looking for details on how it works, or you're new to SAP, this reader-friendly guide is the resource you need.

Chapter 3: 'Key Techniques in Sales and Distribution'

This chapter examines the most popular techniques used in Sales and Distribution. You will become familiar with condition techniques as they are used in pricing, and you'll learn the basics of some of the powerful determination techniques with partner function and text. Last but not least, you will learn about data transfer to the subsequent document from the preceding document.

Chapter 7: 'E-Recruiting'

The E-Recruiting feature of SAP ERP HCM is completely new but very important as non-traditional recruitment gains in popularity. This excerpt walks you through the processes and roles, how to make requisitions, how to work with process templates, questionnaire features and other key components.

Chapter 3: 'Demand Planning with SAP APO-DP'

This book shows you how to best use the cross-company modules APO-DP and APO-SNP in your supply chain, for a wide variety of tasks such as carrying out accurate forecasts and optimally utilizing the means of transport.

   SAP Data Management

Building a foundation with SAP Data Services

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, learn how to build a strong data foundation using the functionality in the SAP Data Services package.

Understanding master data types in SAP materials management

In this book chapter excerpt, find introductions to material master data and vendor master data types used in SAP materials management.

Features and functionality of SAP Xcelsius 2008

Converting standard data into interactive, visual forms -- such as Flash -- is a way to create a more accessible and user-friendly experience. In this book chapter excerpt, you'll find an introduction to SAP Xcelsius 2008, a dashboard design tool that is part of the SAP BusinessObjects suite. Take a look at the features of Xcelsius and find out if this software meets your business needs.

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) and SAP BI reporting basics

Read this chapter from the book SAP BEx Tools to learn SAP Business Intelligence (BI) and SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx) reporting basics. You'll also find information on other BEX tools such as BEx Analyzer, Query Designer and Web Analyzer.

   SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise SOA

Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, get familiar with the features of the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) suite.

Designing a business model for SAP BPM users

In this SAP Press book chapter excerpt, learn about the importance of the business model concept for SAP business process management (BPM) users. Discover what goes into a business model framework.

Avoiding SAP NetWeaver BW implementation project mistakes

In this book chapter excerpt, learn what some of the most common SAP NetWeaver BW project mistakes are. Find strategies for avoiding NetWeaver BW project pitfalls.

Application security for SAP NetWeaver PI

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI) links SAP and non-SAP programs across an integrated central platform. With so much data being exchanged, understanding and preparing for potential security risks is critical. In this book chapter excerpt, you'll find an introduction to the functions of the SAP NetWeaver PI suite. In addition, you'll learn about the risks and controls involved in SAP NetWeaver PI's application security.

Getting started with NetWeaver RFC to PI data transfers

Data integration in SAP NetWeaver PI can be a complex process. In this book chapter excerpt, you'll find out how to use ABAP programs to transfer master data via the RFC adapter to the PI system. You'll learn the basic principles of this process and read data design best practices.

Chapter 4: 'Information Integration'

This book discusses basic technologies like BAPI, .NET Connector and web services, as well as end user integration topics like Desktop Office Integration, Duet and PDK for .NET. In addition, BI interfaces between SAP BW, MS Analysis Services and SQL-Server are also discussed in detail - no relevant aspect of integration is left out - including those at the process level. Learn from comprehensive configuration scenarios exactly how best to develop robust and slender web services with XI and BizTalk.

Chapter 2: 'SAP Architecture Concepts'

This reference book serves as an essential collection of insights, procedures, processes and tools that help you unlock the full potential of your SAP systems. First, hit the ground running with a detailed introduction to SAP NetWeaver and the SAP Business Suite. Then, elevate your mastery of key concepts such as system architecture, security, Change and Transport Management, to name just a few. All of the practical advice and detailed information provided is with a clear focus on helping you guide your team to achieve a faster return on investment.

   SAP Administration

Chapter 4: 'Technical Exercises'

As an integral part of end-to-end process integration, this book provides both experienced and new SAP PI developers with a detailed overview of the functions and usage options of SAP PI.

Chapter 8: 'Performance'

This book provides administrators with essential information on Oracle databases as well as their interaction with SAP systems.

   SAP Development

Introduction to SAP ABAP internal tables

In this SAP Press book chapter download, find an overview of SAP ABAP internal tables. Learn about the different ABAP table types available.

Advanced ABAP operations with elementary data types

In this book chapter excerpt, discover some ABAP advanced operations that can be performed using elementary data. You'll also learn how to use these features in your ABAP programs.

Chapter 5: 'Shared Memory Objects'

This book shows advanced ABAP programmers new concepts, technologies, techniques, and functions that have been introduced to ABAP (Release 7.0) in the last few years.

Chapter 6: 'Advanced Concepts in ABAP Objects'

Based on ABAP Objects, this 1000+ page book describes all concepts of modern ABAP up to Release 7.0 (including a "sneak preview" of Release 7.10). Brand new topics found in the new edition include SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP, Regular Expressions, Shared Objects, class-based exception handling, assertions, Web Dynpro for ABAP, Object Services, dynamic programming, interface technologies (RFC, ICF, XML) and test tools, among others.

This was first published in October 2010

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