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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    Video: Output Management’s Vital Role for SAP Customers

    When organizations with hundreds of SAP systems and thousands of printers in different parts of the world make big changes in their SAP architectures, ineffective output management add to the complexity and hamper the success of digital transformation initiatives. This is why it’s important to understand the vital role output management plays for SAP customers.…
  2. How to Configure Asset Management for the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Step-by-step instructions for allowing companies that use R/3 to accommodate this new law providing post 9-11 tax relief. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, and its debilitating effects on the American economy led the United States Congress to pass an economic stimulus bill known as the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002…....…
  3. Calling BAPIs from the SAP Web Application Server

    Reading time: 2 mins

    With the SAP Web Application Server 6.10, you can build state-of-the-art web applications in ABAP. Some of the web applications that you want to build will be unrelated to the SAP application components, but in many cases you will need some access to the SAP application functionality. This article shows you, step-by-step, how to find…...…
  4. How to Add Fields to Any Fixed Asset Report

    Reading time: 4 mins

    If your requirements for a custom fixed asset report involve only the addition of fields, then all you need to do is this quick two-step process. Project teams face a common dilemma when it comes to reporting requirements. Almost always, the system-delivered reports are not exactly what the end user wanted. In some cases, the…...…
  5. Ask the FI/CO Expert: Changing an Active “Group Currency” Setting with the SLO (System Landscape Optimization) Toolkit

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Your only option for changing your group currency might be to use SAP’s SLO, which provides tools to deal with change to production R/3 systems. On the surface, this month’s question seems to deal with the topic of euro conversions in the FI module. However, according to our guest expert, ICM America Managing Director Ali…...…
  6. A Programmer’s Guide to the New Exception-Handling Concept in ABAP

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Errors happen. There are few things more certain than that in software development. Programmers must account for this inevitability and determine what should happen once an error has occurred. This article presents a new exception-handling concept in ABAP that has been introduced with Release 6.10. It provides detailed explanations of how to work with the…...…
  7. Pick the Right Reporting Tool for the Job: CO-PA or BW

    Reading time: 12 mins

    If you have the option of using either CO-PA or SAP’s Business Information Warehouse to produce reports, then it pays to think about which tool you use in a given circumstance. Choosing the wrong one could mean poor performance, a loss of flexibility, or compromised integrity of the result. Many of my clients use both…...…
  8. Access Asset Accounting Customizing with One Transaction Code by Bringing Back ORFA

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Transaction code ORFA used to be the preferred method of directly accessing the asset subledger for customizing. In R/3 4.6, ORFA functionality is still there, but hidden. This article explains how to make it active again. R/3 used to offer a way for you to access FI’s Asset Accounting customizing with a single transaction code,…...…
  9. Increase the Report Writer/Report Painter Toolset Query Capabilities in Less Than an Hour

    Reading time: 7 mins

    By adding FI and CO tables that are not in the standard Report Writer/Report Painter library, you can give yourself more options for creating queries using these tools. SAP delivers several tables in the standard R/3 system that work with the Report Painter/Report Writer tools. If you’ve used Report Painter, then you know that you…...…
  10. BAPI Programming Made Easy

    Reading time: 2 mins

    As the number of BAPIs increases with every release and new ways of utilizing BAPIs evolve, like web services and the SAP Web Application Server, many readers have asked for an introduction suitable for beginners. This article aims to address that demand, but contains enough information that even readers already familiar with BAPIs should benefit…....…