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. Data Downloads to Excel Made Simple with SAP’s Desktop Office Integration (DOI) — A Programmer’s Guide

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Downloading data from SAP is usually done by displaying the data in the SAP Data Browser and using SAP’s list-saving functionality to transfer the displayed data to a file on the client computer. Unfortunately, the Data Browser display is limited to 255 characters, often forcing users to be very selective about which and/or how many…...…
  3. Ready to Build Your First MiniApp? It’s Quick and Easy with the ABAP Workbench!

    Reading time: 2 mins

    MiniApps are “smart,” stateless, role-specific Web applications that are fully integrated in the mySAP Workplace. SAP delivers a variety of MiniApps that offer access to various SAP component systems, and also provides ample opportunity for developers to create their own using HTML, DHTM, JavaScript, Active Server Pages, and Java. With Release 4.6C, you can now…...…
  4. Get Double Productivity from the Classroom: Master the Art of ‘Speed-Learning’ Popular Courses Such As BW, APO, CRM, and More!

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Whether taking a training class or reading a book on most SAP software application products, what at first glance might seem to be new and complex is oftentimes based on something familiar. Newer SAP products such as BW data warehouse, APO, and CRM are no exception. This article uses the mySAP BW module to illustrate…...…
  5. Using Field Symbols in ABAP

    Reading time: 16 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 -…
  6. COM4ABAP: A Simpler, Cleaner, Universal Approach to Harnessing COM Objects in ABAP

    Reading time: 2 mins

    The SAP DCOM Connector allows communication between an R/3 system and an external application via the “outside-in” approach, but there are times when you will actually need the process to work in the opposite direction. While this was possible in the past, it was by no means easy! Now, with Release 4.6D of the RFC…...…
  7. Need to Get Your Customizing and Testing Ready for a Global Rollout? Use BC Sets and the Test Organizer to Smooth the Way!

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Customers with numerous subsidiaries and installations often want to establish an SAP system landscape based upon a common standardized core, otherwise known as a global template, which reflects all of the R/3 settings and data that are specific to a corporate entity. Descriptions of common company processes, instructions regarding how (and how often) subsidiaries should…...…
  8. Data Archiving Essentials — What Every Administrator Needs to Know

    Reading time: 3 mins

    As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Administrators are well advised to archive data before ailing performance becomes a characteristic of their SAP environment. SAP Data Archiving enables you to keep the size of your database under control over the long term, ensuring improved system availability and performance,…...…
  9. Everything a BAPI Programmer Needs to Know About the Business Object Repository

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Trying to develop or use SAP’s Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs) without a solid understanding of what they are, how they are defined in the Business Object Repository (BOR), and what the difference between a BAPI and the ABAP Function Module underneath is, leads to errors and frustration. Beginners are often confounded as to how…...…
  10. Dynamic Documents: Completing the New Face of Reporting

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    Screen programming and list programming used to occupy two different worlds. Controls programming changed that. The ALV Grid Control allows you to replace tabular lists with control-based tables on screens, and the SAP Tree Control provides a new way of displaying hierarchical lists. But how can you display unstructured output in a control-based environment? Starting…...…