The following articles are written by SAP experts, contributors from the SAPinsider Community, and SAPinsider’s skilled team of editors and research analysts. From technical guides to thought leadership pieces, these articles contain essential insights to help SAP customers solve day-to-day challenges, understand what types of decisions organizations need to be making, and receive lessons learned from other SAP customer experiences.


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    Working with the Data Monitor in SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

    Reading time: 12 mins

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    An Introduction to DataOps: A New Approach to Acting on Large Volumes of Information Faster and More Effectively

    Reading time: 6 mins

  3. Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

    Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

    Reading time: 15 mins


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    Cloud Decisions for Executives Who Run SAP

    Reading time: 15 mins

    The cloud is here. According to SAPinsider research results and discussions with executives, many companies are now operating in the cloud. During the November Executive Meeting, participants learned about the latest research around cloud and heard executives share their cloud journeys. The meeting and its executive insights are the focus of this article. Riz Ahmed,…
  2. Unleash the Power of Dynamic Actions: Tips and Tricks to Get the Best Results

    Reading time: 20 mins

    The Personnel Administration (PA) submodule contains a plethora of interrelated infotypes. Your business process may demand that changes made in one infotype affect the fields of another, or that they trigger an entirely separate activity. Imagine yourself in a situation where you may be required to create a tax infotype automatically for an employee when…...…
  3. Performance Problems in ABAP Programs: How to Fix Them

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Whatever the cause of your program’s performance troubles, optimizing the runtime of the application requires that you first find out where the majority of the runtime is spent. The first installment of this two-part article series showed you how to use SAP’s performance monitoring and tracing tools to identify the critical actions or code sequences…...…
  4. Use Templates to View Costs in Different CO Applications

    Reading time: 11 mins

    The Activity-Based Costing (ABC) module was first introduced in R/3 with Release 4.0 to allow users to access data in several other modules and to transfer costs or quantities from one to the other. This is accomplished with templates. Many users think that templates can only be used in the ABC module. However, from Release…...…
  5. Put Better Programs into Production in Less Time with Code Reviews: What They Are, How to Conduct Them, and Why

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    There is no substitute for a close examination of others’ code before it is released into production. A “code review” is the process of having someone other than the author evaluate a program at various points in the development cycle, prior to placing it into productive use. This article provides a brief introduction to the…...…
  6. 8 Steps to Take and 9 Tips to Consider Before You Implement the Travel Management Module for Trip Expenses

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Travel is one of the largest controllable expenses for a company. SAP’s Travel Management module (FI-TV) is designed to help a company manage these costs. The author, who worked for SAP AG as a developer of the module, gives a business process perspective on the technical configuration to help you get started, if you are…...…
  7. Fast Data Conversion, Migration, and Updates for Functional Analysts with LSMW

    Reading time: 11 mins

    SAPepxerts/FinancialsData conversion is no longer a one-time activity. Gone are the days when it was required only during an initial SAP implementation project. Here are some day-to-day business scenarios when you may be called upon to convert data. Data conversion is no longer a one-time activity. Gone are the days when it was required only…...…
  8. SAP .NET Connector for C Programmers

    Reading time: 2 mins

    In the past, the SAP ActiveX Controls and the SAP DCOM Connector were the only options available for writing Windows-specific applications that communicate with ABAP-based SAP components like R/3. SAP has now released a new product for the Microsoft platform, the SAP .NET Connector, which has several advantages over the SAP ActiveX Controls and the…...…
  9. Data Transformation in SAP Standard ALE Distributed Business Processes: How to Ensure an Efficient, Effective Implementation

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    SAP’s Application Link Enabling (ALE) is an integrated toolset for distributing data between SAP systems as well as between SAP and non-SAP systems. ALE offers a wide range of tools for performing data conversions between systems, each with its own advantages and limitations. This article outlines these data conversion tools — their capabilities, relative merits,…...…
  10. Who Changed My Config?

    Reading time: 7 mins

    The author explains how to use the table logging functionality to answer the question, Who changed my config? Table logging is a functionality that enables recording of all insertions, deletions, and changes in configuration tables. He says it has proven invaluable in preventing configuration errors from impacting the production systems at his projects. Have you…...…