Charles Tim Soper

Charles Tim Soper

Charles “Tim” Soper is a senior education consultant at SAP. For the last 17 years, he has been teaching SAP classes on a variety of topics in financial and managerial accounting, business warehouse, business consolidations, and planning. He is the planning and consolidation curriculum architect and has written SAP course manuals. He also works as an SAP Senior Educational Consultant. Early in his career, he worked for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, as a senior financial analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester.

ARTICLES

How to Automatically Select Members by User in the SAP EPM Add-In

Learn how to create a fully dynamic report in the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in that automatically selects members by user. The benefit to a company is that it offers a low cost-of-maintenance technique to automatically provide users with the data they need. See how to create this report from start to finish. Discover how to use EPM functions to automatically detect the logged-in user and then, for example, the cost centers that they need to analyze.
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Set Up a Dynamic Rolling Forecast Input Form in the EPM Add-In

Learn how to create a fully dynamic input form in the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in. The benefit to a company is that it offers a low cost-of-maintenance feature that can generate monthly forecast data. See how to create this form from start to finish. Discover how to use Excel functions for automatically determining the month and year, how to control time in the columns, and how to use formatting to prevent data entry for prior time periods.
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BOOKS

Keeping up with ABAP

Keeping Up with ABAP (Electronic Editions)

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$79.95
In a two-part series on ABAP in the 21st century, Karsten Bohlmann, a development architect from SAP SE, covers recent advancements in the ABAP language. Sigrid Wortmann and Christiane Kettschau from the ABAP Language Team introduce ABAP Managed Database Procedures that allow you to embed native database source code in ABAP applications. Lukas Dietzsch of Blackvard Management Consulting compares Javadoc and ABAP Doc documentation approaches. Rounding out the anthology with tips and best practices for using ABAP are Chris Savelli of COMERIT; Charles (Tim) Soper of SAP; Rehan Zaidi, a senior SAP technical consultant; and George Chen of Lynk, Inc. A bonus article by Dr. Volker Stiehl on SAP HANA Cloud Integration is a sample of another area in which SAP Professional Journal has a significant amount of content. View
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Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP (Electronic + Print Bundle)

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This exclusive anthology of articles recently published in Financials Expert delivers unparalleled guidance on how to optimize financial reporting processes with SAP applications. Discover insights on how to release a standard cost estimate in the middle of the month, techniques that you can put to use immediately for automating the creation of task lists in the SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, as well as step-by-step instruction on how to optimize the bad debt process in SAP ERP Financials. And, that's just the beginning! Our expert authors explain the ins and out of how to use the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in to create a dynamic rolling forecast input form as well as how to significantly improve your ability to view financial data by using the EPM add-in’s report signage parameter. Each of the articles in this compendium has not only been written by an expert, but has also been reviewed for quality, completeness and accuracy by the seasoned Financials Expert editorial team and our trusted panel of advisors. View
BestPractice_FIReporting

Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP (Electronic Editions)

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$79.95
This exclusive anthology of articles recently published in Financials Expert delivers unparalleled guidance on how to optimize financial reporting processes with SAP applications. Discover insights on how to release a standard cost estimate in the middle of the month, techniques that you can put to use immediately for automating the creation of task lists in the SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, as well as step-by-step instruction on how to optimize the bad debt process in SAP ERP Financials. And, that's just the beginning! Our expert authors explain the ins and out of how to use the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in to create a dynamic rolling forecast input form as well as how to significantly improve your ability to view financial data by using the EPM add-in’s report signage parameter. Each of the articles in this compendium has not only been written by an expert, but has also been reviewed for quality, completeness and accuracy by the seasoned Financials Expert editorial team and our trusted panel of advisors. View
BestPractice_FIReporting

Best Practices for Financial Reporting in SAP (Print)

$89.95
This exclusive anthology of articles recently published in Financials Expert delivers unparalleled guidance on how to optimize financial reporting processes with SAP applications. Discover insights on how to release a standard cost estimate in the middle of the month, techniques that you can put to use immediately for automating the creation of task lists in the SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, as well as step-by-step instruction on how to optimize the bad debt process in SAP ERP Financials. And, that's just the beginning! Our expert authors explain the ins and out of how to use the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) add-in to create a dynamic rolling forecast input form as well as how to significantly improve your ability to view financial data by using the EPM add-in’s report signage parameter. Each of the articles in this compendium has not only been written by an expert, but has also been reviewed for quality, completeness and accuracy by the seasoned Financials Expert editorial team and our trusted panel of advisors. View

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    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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