Why You Should Consider an SAP Sandbox System

Remember when you were a small child and the sandbox could become a battleground, or a bakery, or just a place to bury your toes? You could do anything there, use your imagination to create monsters or mountains. And, once you were tired of that particular game, you could flatten out the sand and start all over with building an

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SAP IDES: The Perfect Steppingstone to SAP Mastery

IDES stands for “Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System” and in the SAP R/3 world it represents a model company. Using IDES, you can do training that will increase your knowledge and competence with SAP. In the newer S/4HANA IDES System, SAP offers Model Companies that offer the same training advantages, and also gives you the option to use them as

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SAP GRC Auditing: Why It’s Crucial for Your Organization

Most people hear the word “audit” and begin to tense up. That’s probably because it is typically used in the context of an IRS audit, and nobody wants that. However, an audit is simply an objective examination and evaluation, usually of financial records, and in this context, including systems, applications, and products as well. When you use an SAP landscape,

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SAP Security: Best Practices, Risk, and More

SAP Security is like an extraordinarily complex, multi-person juggling act. You may have seen performances where a couple people juggle several balls, throwing them between each other, while always keeping them in the air. Imagine if that were expanded to include every person in your business and all those balls represented every one of your customers, every item in your

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SAP Basis vs SAP ABAP

What Is SAP ABAP? ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is the primary programming languages in which many of SAP’s applications are written. ABAP began life as a purely procedural language and has subsequently incorporated object-oriented features. ABAP programs are run on SAP’s Netweaver ABAP application server, the only publicly available ABAP runtime environment. In most organizations, ABAP experts are programmers

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SAP Basis vs SAP Security: What Are They, Differences, and More

“An SAP system administrator ensures that the Basis components of every SAP system and their functions are working correctly during live operation.” SAP Administration: Practical Guide, p. 17 Galileo Press, 2011. SAP Basis SAP Basis is landscape administration for all SAP environments. It is designed to keep all of the different systems in the landscape working at optimum efficiency— all

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CCMS in SAP Basis

You have the finest enterprise resource planning (ERP) software available in SAP; now you need to know how to optimize its use. The best way forward is to use the Computing Center Management System (CCMS) to monitor, control, and configure your SAP system. Monitoring Your CCMS can conduct system-wide monitoring and automatic reporting. It produces alerts that are assigned a

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SAP Basis: What It Is and Why You Need It Managed

You’ve invested in SAP to bring your business to the forefront of your industry, and SAP Basis is the system administration of that software. SAP runs on almost any system, and you can use the database of your choice. It’s designed to be scalable and with the future in virtualization and cloud computing, SAP is an essential foundation for the

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SAP ERPs: Past, Present, and Future

Past SAP has been around for a long time; its first ERPs came out in the 1970s, and its first R/ system dealt only with financials. Capacity increased, and SAP released its first R/3 in 1992. Then, with version 5.0 of R/3, SAP renamed the application the ERP Central Component (ECC) in 2004. As this trajectory indicates, the ad hoc

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That Urge to Look: Moderating the Digital Addiction

Steve Jobs did not let his kids have iPhones. Google built a woodworking lab for their employees. Why? They realized the consequences of overusing technology. While the digital age has opened so many doors, over indulgence has many serious repercussions on our health, relationships, psychological wellbeing and many other aspects of our lives. The average adult looks at their smartphone 150

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Bridging the Digital Divide:

How SAP and IT organizations are helping the 3.5 billion people without internet access. For many of us, living without constant access to the internet is unimaginable. We use computers—in one form or another—constantly. But what about those who have minimal, if any, access to the internet? Those who have never even touched a computer? Nearly half of the world’s population—3.5

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Machine-Learning & Our Current Plague

“40% of American adults will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime”—CDC study shows. This horrendous statistic shows the rise of our relentless plague of modern diseases; diabetes, overweight, cardiovascular disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s (now thought to have a common cause—the latter being reclassified as diabetes type 3). As the authors of the study that produced this frightening statistic conclude, “These findings…emphasize the need for

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