Calling all SAP BPC users! Learn to handle tricky financials planning, forecasting, and budgeting with this book on SAP Business Planning and Consolidation. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through completing daily SAP BPC tasks such as data consolidation, workflow management, and report creation. Explore preconfigured system reports and learn to tailor custom reports to your specific business requirements. Use SAP BPC productively to enhance your organization's planning processes. Routine BPC Activities Plan, budget, and forecast using SAP BPC data with the EPM Add-In or the Web Client. Find out how to generate and monitor consolidated data for internal reporting or legal consolidation. Explore business process flow (BPF) functionality for workflow management Reporting with SAP BPC Develop and format reports in SAP BPC using both routine and advanced functionality for report creation. Create custom reports or use pre-formatted system reports to better understand your SAP BPC data Advanced SAP BPC Tasks Conduct periodic system maintenance for inevitable business changes such as process alternations, security developments, or new consolidation requirements. Highlights: SAP BPC interfaces System modeling Planning, budgeting, and forecasting Consolidated data Custom SAP BPC reports BPF functionality BPF reports EPM Add-In Security management Dimension management
What does SAP HANA mean for you? This book is your introduction to all the essentials: from implementation options to the basics of data modeling and administration. With cutting-edge coverage of Smart Data Access, Vora, and more, this bestseller has everything you need to take your first steps with SAP HANA.
Author: Michael Missbach
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics
This book offers a comprehensive guide to implementing SAP and HANA on private, public and hybrid clouds. Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations run their IT infrastructures: the shift from legacy monolithic mainframes and UNIX platforms to cloud based infrastructures offering ubiquitous access to critical information, elastic provisioning and drastic cost savings has made cloud an essential part of every organization’s business strategy. Cloud based services have evolved from simple file sharing, email and messaging utilities in the past, to the current situation, where their improved technical capabilities and SLAs make running mission-critical applications such as SAP possible. However, IT professionals must take due care when deploying SAP in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. As a foundation for core business operations, SAP cloud deployments must satisfy stringent requirements concerning their performance, scale and security, while delivering measurable improvements in IT efficiency and cost savings. The 2nd edition of “SAP on the Cloud” continues the work of its successful predecessor released in 2013, providing updated guidance for deploying SAP in public, private and hybrid clouds. To do so, it discusses the technical requirements and considerations necessary for IT professionals to successfully implement SAP software in a cloud environment, including best-practice architectures for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS deployments. The section on SAP’s in-memory database HANA has been significantly extended to cover Suite on HANA (SoH) and the different incarnations of HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI). As cyber threats are a significant concern, it also explores appropriate security models for defending SAP cloud deployments against modern and sophisticated attacks. The reader will gain the insights needed to understand the respective benefits and drawbacks of various deployment models and how SAP on the cloud can be used to deliver IT efficiency and cost-savings in a secure and agile manner.
Author: Ronald James May
Publisher: ANU E Press
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Political Science
There is a vast literature on the principles of public administration and good governance, and no shortage of theoreticians, practitioners and donors eager to push for public sector reform, especially in less-developed countries. Papua New Guinea has had its share of public sector reforms, frequently under the influence of multinational agencies and aid donors. Yet there seems to be a general consensus, both within and outside Papua New Guinea, that policy making and implementation have fallen short of expectations, that there has been a failure to achieve 'good governance'. This volume, which brings together a number of Papua New Guinean and Australian-based scholars and practitioners with deep familiarity of policy making in Papua New Guinea, examines the record of policy making and implementation in Papua New Guinea since independence. It reviews the history of public sector reform in Papua New Guinea, and provides case studies of policy making and implementation in a number of areas, including the economy, agriculture, mineral development, health, education, lands, environment, forestry, decentralization, law and order, defence, women and foreign affairs, privatization, and AIDS. Policy is continuously evolving, but this study documents the processes of policy making and implementation over a number of years, with the hope that a better understanding of past successes and failures will contribute to improved governance in the future.
In the past 15-20 years major discoveries have been concluded on potato biology and biotechnology. Important new tools have been developed in the area of molecular genetics, and our understanding of potato physiology has been revolutionized due to amenability of the potato to genetic transformation. This technology has impacted our understanding of the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interaction and has also opened new opportunities for the use of the potato in a variety of non-food biotechnological purposes. This book covers the potato world market as it expands further into the new millennium. Authors stress the overriding need for stable yields to eliminate human hunger and poverty, while considering solutions to enhance global production and distribution. It comprehensively describes genetics and genetic resources, plant growth and development, response to the environment, tuber quality, pests and diseases, biotechnology and crop management. Potato Biology is the most valuable reference available for all professionals involved in the potato industry, plant biologists and agronomists. Offers an understanding of the social, economic and market factors that influence production and distribution Discusses developments and useful traits in transgenic biology and genetic engineering The first reference entirely devoted to understanding new advances in potato biology and biotechnology
Author: Bill McDermott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP—chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 became SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.
Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics
The fast progress in computer networks and their wide availability complemented with on one hand the "explosion" of the mobile computing and on the other hand the trends in the direction of ubiquitous computing, act as powerful enablers for new forms of highly dynamic collaborative organizations and emergence of new business practices. The first efforts in virtual enterprises (VE) were strongly constrained by the need to design and develop horizontal infrastructures aimed at supporting the basic collaboration needs of consortia of enterprises. Even pilot projects that were focused on specific business domains were forced to first develop some basic infrastructures before being able to develop their specific business models. Nowadays, although there is still a need to consolidate and standardize the horizontal infrastructures, the focus is more and more directed to the development of new vertical business models and the corresponding support tools. At the same time, in the earlier R&D projects, the attention was almost exclusively devoted to the operation phase of the VE life cycle, while now there are more activities addressing the creation phase, developing mechanisms to support the rapid formation of new virtual organizations for new business opportunities. In order to complete the life cycle, there is a need to also invest on support for VE dissolution.
Author: Marco Sisfontes-Monge
Publisher: SAP PRESS
Release Date: 2012
• Find step-by-step configuration and implementation highlights for the CO-PA component• Integrate CO-PA with SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC), and more• Uncover new trends for in-memory computing and the SAP HANA platformIf you're looking for a book that will help get you started with configuring Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) in SAP, look no further! Revised and updated, this best-seller will get you up to speed with the basic tools, methods, and key functionalities you need for a CO-PA implementation. Find what you need to make CO-PA work best for your business, and benefit from new information on integration topics, SAP BusinessObjects, and more.Business and Technical KnowledgeDecide whether costing- or account-based CO-PA is best for your business requirements, and understand how to configure the software for a successful implementation.Step-by-Step InstructionsFollow process-oriented steps, learn how to configure master data so it can be transferred to CO-PA from other SAP components, create reports, and define your planning environments.Supplement CO-PALearn about tools and technologies that can supplement your CO-PA practices such as SAP BPC, SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP BusinessObjects Analytics.Introduction to SAP HANAUnderstand what new in-memory trends mean for your ability to process and analyze business data with CO-PA.Updated and ExpandedBenefit from expanded content on topics like top-down distribution, work in process, reporting with CO-PA in the SAP NetWeaver BW environment, and much more.
Author: Thomas J. Mowbray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-18
A must-have, hands-on guide for working in the cybersecurity profession Cybersecurity involves preventative methods to protect information from attacks. It requires a thorough understanding of potential threats, such as viruses and other malicious code, as well as system vulnerability and security architecture. This essential book addresses cybersecurity strategies that include identity management, risk management, and incident management, and also serves as a detailed guide for anyone looking to enter the security profession. Doubling as the text for a cybersecurity course, it is also a useful reference for cybersecurity testing, IT test/development, and system/network administration. Covers everything from basic network administration security skills through advanced command line scripting, tool customization, and log analysis skills Dives deeper into such intense topics as wireshark/tcpdump filtering, Google hacks, Windows/Linux scripting, Metasploit command line, and tool customizations Delves into network administration for Windows, Linux, and VMware Examines penetration testing, cyber investigations, firewall configuration, and security tool customization Shares techniques for cybersecurity testing, planning, and reporting Cybersecurity: Managing Systems, Conducting Testing, and Investigating Intrusions is a comprehensive and authoritative look at the critical topic of cybersecurity from start to finish.