Articles by Charles Tim Soper

An Introduction to AMDPs for Integrated Planning

Learn how to use standard planning functions that come with SAP BW Integrated Planning (SAP BW IP) to implement your own custom planning functions and program them to call SAP HANA-stored procedures. Learn how to set up an ABAP Managed Database Procedure and why this approach provides the best performance boost.


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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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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    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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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    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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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    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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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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