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


  1. Webinar On-Demand: Learn How to Improve E2E Procurement Performance with SAP Ariba and Qualtrics

    We live in a world of global and complex supply chains. Companies are heavily dependent on the performance of procurement teams and suppliers. The Covid-19 pandemic has also shown us how vulnerable companies can become when suppliers cannot deliver the essential components on time. To enhance the complete Source-to-Pay Experience, Infosys has created an end-to-end…
  2. Manager Self-Service’s Monitors Send Budget Alerts to Managers

    Reading time: 8 mins

    As part of a series on Manager Self-Service (MSS), the author takes a closer look at the various monitors that alert managers before budgets are overrun. The alerts are based on rules the finance department or managers define. In this article, which is part of a series on Manager Self-Service (MSS), I will take a…...…
  3. 5 Best Practices for a Smooth Training and Events System Extension

    Reading time: 12 mins

    It is often just a matter of time until companies that are live with R/3’s Personnel Administration and Organizational Management implement the remaining HR functionalities, such as the Training and Event Management component (PE). Once PE is implemented, it makes sense to leverage the investment by employing the application everywhere in your organization where learning…...…
  4. HR Module Maintenance Best Practices Using HR Support Packages

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Almost immediately after implementing the HR module, each customer is faced with the need to keep its R/3 system current by applying HR Support Packages. This article explains how you can continue to ensure a high level of reliability in your production environment by fitting HRSPs into your existing change management process. In traditional, custom-built…...…
  5. Automate Sales Analytics in BW as a Predecessor to a Full CRM/BW Landscape

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Use BW’s Reporting Agent and standard Business Content to automatically generate operational sales-analytics reports, and pave the way for a full-blown mySAP CRM implementation later.   What do your sales people, or at least your good sales people, do best? Sell! Sell! Sell! Are your sales people great at planning and running Excel? Are they…...…
  6. Meet the Three Challenges of Extracting Financial Data: High Volume, Content Modifications, and Satisfying User Needs

    Reading time: 17 mins

    Learn how to optimize three key processes to help meet the demands of extracting line-item financial data from R/3: loading financial data, enhancing the extraction process to modify content, and defining delta management to deal with high volume.   Extracting FI line-item data presents a number of challenges. Because of the large volume of detailed…...…
  7. Update BAPIs and Commit Handling

    Reading time: 5 mins

    These are some of the major tasks for a BW to HANA migration. by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Peter Graf, Vice President of Marketing, SAPMarkets SAPinsider - 2000 (Volume 1), June (Issue 1) by Karl Kessler and Joachim Jakob, SAP AG SAPinsider -…
  8. Split One Record into Multiple Records for Reports Using Return Tables

    Reading time: 25 mins

    When a report requires that one record be split into multiple records, the method often used is to modify the data in the source system. You can avoid this tedious process by using a hard-to-find BW option called the return table. It allows you to insert ABAP code within an update rule to split the…...…
  9. Ask the BW Expert: How Do I Get Custom Hierarchies from Development into Production?

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Follow this simple two-step process for transferring a custom hierarchy for an InfoObject from your development system into your production system. Dear BW Expert, I’ve created a custom hierarchy for an InfoObject directly in the BW development system and did not load it from R/3. How do I get the hierarchy into the production environment?…...…
  10. Put BW’s Newly Enhanced Data-Mining Tools to Use

    Reading time: 15 mins

    BW has built-in data-mining capability that lets you perform many types of customer analytics without having a full mySAP CRM implementation. Find out how BW’s seven data-mining tools and their associated models can help you answer key questions about your customers.   Think of an aspect of your business where you feel cost could be…...…