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  1. The Future of Business Intelligence Benchmark Report

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    In This Report: We have entered the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Technology has taken a massive leap in the last decade and is expected to take another exponential leap in this coming decade, leading to rapid advances in the discipline of data science. Data science practices introduced the world of…...…
  2. Lessons in Logon Load Balancing

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    In large SAP R/3 environments that require multiple application instances, you can achieve intelligent, automated distribution of workload across multiple application instances, with minimal impact to end users, through logon groups. This article explains how logon groups work and how to use them to establish a logon load balancing strategy that can improve system performance,…...…
  3. Leveraging the R/3 Warehouse Management Structure with the MM-MOB and WM-LSR Interfaces

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    /Project ManagementIntegrating the R/3 Warehouse Management (WM) module with mobile data entry devices and external warehouse management systems is made possible by two interfaces — Mobile Data Entry (MM-MOB), which enables mobile entry and transfer of data to and from SAP, and Warehouse Control Unit (WM-LSR), which enables the sending and receiving of information between…...…
  4. Achieving a More Manageable and Reliable R/3 Spool Server Landscape Using Release 4 Output Classifications, Logical Servers, and Alternate Servers

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    Three new output features give rise to a more manageable, more reliable R/3 spool server environment — classifications, logical servers, and alternate servers. With Release 4, classifications of output devices and spool servers (along the lines of production, high-volume, desktop, and test printing) are now made possible within R/3 itself. This helps you ensure that…...…
  5. An Introduction to SAP’s New and Improved Frontend Printing

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    Dr. Stefan Fuchs describes a new spool access method that allows the transfer of print data from the application server to the current location of the SAPGUI. From there the data is sent to the local spooler on the user’s particular frontend. That new spool access method — method “F” — is what SAP calls…...…
  6. Extending and Modifying SAP Standard with Business Add-Ins and the New Modification Assistant

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    Up until now, Customer Exits and Modifications were the only development techniques available for extending and modifying standard SAP applications. Release 4 introduces two new techniques – Business Add-Ins and the Modification Assistant. Business Add-Ins are predefined exit points in a source that allow developers to either insert their own logic during implementation or simply…...…
  7. Real-Time, Outbound Interfaces to Non-R/3 Systems Made Simple with Change Pointers, Message Control, and Workflow

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    Developers often struggle with custom ABAP/4 code or database logging to devise ways to track changes to data and then to trigger output of that changed data across outbound interfaces to non-R/3 systems. The onus of creating a way to track changes as they occur rests squarely on the shoulders of these developers, but it…...…
  8. Size Does Matter – Strategies for Successful SAP R/3 Capacity Planning

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    Capacity planning is not a trivial task. Choose your hardware vendor and equipment carefully, and upgrades will pose few problems. Choose the wrong vendor-model combination, and you will be forced to make extensive changes to your hardware and operating system that will entail extensive planning and testing, and could ultimately require all new equipment. So…...…