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SAP SuccessFactors HCM Update: Can Machine Learning Fight Workplace Bias?

During the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 event in Orlando this May, SAP announced a new approach and product focus for SAP SuccessFactors HCM Solutions. SAP’s new core focus with the HCM software is to improve workforce diversity and inclusiveness across all industries. This includes plans for solving gender bias, racial discrimination and other inequalities in the workplace through SAP technology.

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It's Time To #LearnLikeAnInsider

What does it mean to learn like an insider?

Imagine a time in the foretelling future when modern-day museums display libraries, bookstores, and classrooms. Future generations line up in groups and pay the entrance fee for a chance to explore these archaic displays. Teenagers are caught quietly giggling about how people gathered in such places in the "olden days" to learn from outdated, overused textbooks.

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Upgrading SAP Access Control? Here’s What You Need to Know

GRC expert Gary Prewett recently answered questions from SAP customers in a live, hour-long chat on SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of the Q&A, covering topics such as version considerations for existing SAP customers and what to consider with a completely fresh SAP Access Control upgrade,
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The Future of Programming Languages for SAP Systems

How SAP HANA, Cloud, and Other Innovations Affect Development

James Wood is the author of the SAP Professional Journal article “What’s the Next Generation in SAP Application Development?” and a featured author in the "Advancing Your ABAP Skills" anthology. He took readers' questions on the long-term outlook for ABAP and related technologies in this online chat from SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of questions from SAP customers.

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What Are the Real-World Gains with SAP HANA?

Experts Tackle Customer Questions About Migrations, Sizing, and Performance

BI Expert author Dr. Bjarne Berg and his COMERIT colleagues Rob Frye, Jesper Christensen, and Joe Darlak took part in a live Q&A on SAPinsider Online to discuss how to quickly move your SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) system to SAP HANA using the database migration option tool. An edited selection of answers to SAP customer questions about migrations, sizing, and performance appears below.

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Examining the Position Management Capabilities in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP SuccessFactors and SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) consultant Jyoti Sharma of HRIZONS recently took questions from SAP customers in an hour-long chat on SAPinsider Online. Below is an edited selection of questions, covering topics such as comparisons of organizational management capabilities in on-premise SAP ERP HCM systems against position management functionality in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, implementation best practices, and more. 

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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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