New Release: First Steps in SAP S/4HANA Universal Parallel Accounting by Janet Salmon

Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce our latest book release First Steps in SAP S/4HANA Universal Parallel Accounting by Janet Salmon.

Universal Parallel Accounting (UPA) is perhaps the most significant innovation since the introduction of the universal journal in SAP S/4HANA. The business requirements behind UPA will be familiar to anyone who has worked in a mul- tinational organization. What is new is the architecture—ledger and currency settings are used consistently, across all financial applications within the organization. If the universal journal was the single document that combined information from the general ledger, asset accounting, controlling, material ledger, and margin analysis, then Universal Parallel Accounting takes the idea a step further by providing consistent ledger and currency settings across all finance applications. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Universal Parallel Accounting and explains how it is different from previous approaches. Troubleshoot the challenges of working with multiple accoun- ting principles, fiscal year calendars, and currencies in subsidiaries, alongside the common accounting principle, fiscal year calendar, and group currency. Take a closer look at ledgers, accounting principles, and fiscal year variants. Explore key changes to asset accounting, overhead accounting, and inventory accounting. Compare and contrast the approach to calculating WIP and vari- ances—instead of calculating at period-end closing, they are calculated with each goods movement and confirmation. Learn more about the new way to recognize revenue. This book expertly guides readers through key updates to parallel accounting in SAP.

  • Introduction Parallel Accounting in SAP S/4HANA
  • Use Cases for Universal Parallel Accounting
  • How Universal Parallel Accounting differs from Previous Approaches
  • Explore key changes to asset accounting, overhead accounting, and inventory accounting

Author Janet Salmon is currently the end-to-end process owner for Financial Planning & Analysis at SAP SE in Walldorf. She has accompanied many developments in the Controlling components of SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA. Janet joined SAP AG as a translator in 1992, having gained a degree in Modern and Medieval Lan-guages from Downing College, Cambridge and a post-graduate qualification in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath. Janet became a tech-nical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993 and a product manager in 1996.

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New release – Practical Guide to SAP CO-PC (Product Cost Controlling) in SAP S/4HANA

Don’t miss the latest Espresso Tutorials release Practical Guide to SAP CO-PC (Product Cost Controlling) in SAP S/4HANA 2nd edition by Tanya Duncan.

Because of its complex integration, Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC) has often been regarded as the most challenging module in SAP ERP. In this 2nd edition, the most important concepts, business processes, and configuration settings have been updated to cover SAP S/4HANA, including how Material Ledger has evolved in S/4HANA. There is also a new chapter on sales order costing. By concentrating only on the essentials, this book can be easily used as a supplementary guide for readers who are implementing or supporting SAP CO-PC. Transaction and configuration screenshots have been included to illustrate processes and concepts covered in this book, and Fiori app names and GUI transaction codes have also been provided. In addition, this guide examines the integration of CO-PC with other modules, and offers helpful tips to consider during implementation.

  • Introduction to value flows in SAP S/4HANA Controlling
  • Step-by-step examples
  • Configuration for make-to- stock and make-to-order costing
  • Detailed month-end closing processes

Author Tanya Duncan is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP. She leads finance transformation projects enabled by SAP S/4HANA for consumer pro- ducts and life sciences clients. Tanya is the author of several SAP book titles and earned her MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. She also holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Grand Valley State University.

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New Release: Introduction to SAP S/4HANA

Don’t miss the latest Espresso Tutorials release – Introduction to SAP S/4HANA by Prof. Dr. Bernd Scheuermann, Prof. Dr. Christian Drumm, and Stefan Weidner.

This easy-to-understand introduction to SAP S/4HANA guides you through the central processes in sales, purchasing and procurement, finance, production, and warehouse management using the model company Global Bike. Familiarize yourself with the basics of business administration, the relevant organizational data, master data, and transactional data, as well as a selection of core business processes in SAP. Using practical examples and tutorials, you will soon become an SAP S/4HANA professional!

Tutorials and exercises for beginners, advanced users, and experts make it easy for you to practice your new knowledge. The prerequisite for this book is access to an SAP S/4HANA client with Global Bike version 4.1. 

  • Business fundamentals and processes in the SAP system
  • Sales, purchasing and procurement, production, finance, and warehouse management
  • Tutorials at different qualification levels, exercises, and recap of case studies
  • Includes extensive download material for students, lecturers, and professors 

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What is New in SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA

Curious what’s new in SAP GTS? The most recent version of SAP’s GTS solution was released in Q4 of 2021, but many customers have only recently become aware of its availability. Don’t miss this video tutorial presented by SAP’s Linda McKee available exclusively via the SAP Learning Platform to learn about this current GTS release, including:

  • Overview of the main differences and innovations in GTS, edition for SAP HANA compared to the classic GTS 11
  • Learn about the roadmap for GTS, including what is planned for release in 2023

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New SAP Book Release – A Practical Guide to Cybersecurity Governance for SAP

Don’t miss our latest book release A Practical Guide to Cybersecurity Governance for SAP by Julie Hallett and Sarah Hallett Reeves.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about how to apply cybersecurity principles to SAP software. Management expects that the SAP security team is prepared to implement a full cybersecurity project to integrate SAP software into a new or existing company cybersecurity program. It’s not that simple. This book provides a practical entry point to cybersecurity governance that is easy for an SAP team to understand and use. It breaks the complex subject of SAP cybersecurity governance down into simplified language, accelerating your efforts by drawing direct correlation to the work already done for financial audit compliance. Build a practical framework for creating a cyber risk ruleset in SAP GRC 12.0, including SOX, CMMC, and NIST controls. Learn how to plan a project to implement a cyber framework for your SAP landscape. Explore controls and how to create control statements, plan of action and milestone (POA&M) statements for remediating deficiencies, and how to document con- trols that are not applicable. The best controls in the world will not lead to a successful audit without the evidence to back them up. Learn about evidence management best practices, including evidence requirements, how reviews should be conducted, who should sign off on review evidence, and how this evidence should be retained.

  • Introduction to cybersecurity framework compliance for SAP software
  • SAP-centric deep dive into controls
  • How to create a cyber risk ruleset in SAP GRC
  • Implementing a cyber framework for your SAP landscape

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New Release – The SAP Material Master in SAP S/4HANA – a Practical Guide (3rd edition)

Don’t miss the 3rd edition of the best-selling book The SAP Material Master in SAP S/4HANA – A Practical Guide by Matthew Johnson and Jawad Akhtar.

Delve into this updated best-selling guide on SAP Material Master! Updated to cover key updates to the SAP Material Master in SAP S/4HANA, this guide walks through basic concepts on how to tailor the SAP Material Master to your production environment, as well as learn detailed information on material master settings and their impacts. This book provides the opportunity for readers to better understand their unique environments and how to make the SAP Material Master work for them. This guide provides best practices for how to approach common scenarios, and offers cost-saving tips. Find out why planning is the most important (and often overlooked) aspect of understanding the SAP Material Master. Review how material master settings impact FI/CO and other SAP modules. This third edition incorporates feedback from readers, and includes solution updates, new information on advanced planning views, extended service parts planning views, and the SAP Fiori app for Material Master. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the authors bring readers up to speed on best practices for optimal use of the SAP Material Master.

  • Fundamental SAP Material Master concepts
  • How settings impact other modules in SAP
  • Cost-effective procurement and planning techniques  
  • Inventory and quality management best practices

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New Spanish-language book release: SAP Héroes

Don’t miss our latest Spanish-language book release SAP Héroes by Isa Bodur and translated by Francisco José Ramírez. Keep reading to learn more!

Han pasado 20 años desde que entré en contacto por primera vez con SAP. Tras licenciarme, empecé mi primer trabajo en una consultora internacional. Durante la entrevista de presentación con mi jefe de entonces, me preguntó: “¿Quieres dedicarte a SAP?”. – Recuerdo perfectamente que pensé: “Hmm… SAP… ¿Qué es eso?”. Así que salí de su despacho sin darle una respuesta concreta. Enseguida fui a hablar con un compañero de trabajo: “Oye Jochen, dime, ¿debería dedicarme a SAP? “Su respuesta fue firme y precisa: “Por supuesto, hazlo, es un seguro de vida”.

En estos 20 años, he tenido la suerte de participar en varios proyectos internacionales de SAP, de ayudar a dar forma a los procesos corporativos y de conocer a mucha gente interesante.

Por supuesto, acumular muchos conocimientos de SAP en las áreas de diseño de procesos, personalización, diseño de interfaces y tecnología SAP no ha pasado desapercibido durante este tiempo. En 2018, había empezado a publicar estas experiencias regularmente en mi blog– donde se han acumulado cientos de posts muy útiles a lo largo del tiempo.

En esta obra he resumido mis conocimientos sobre SAP de forma puntual y sistemática. Mi objetivo con mis aportaciones y, por tanto, con el contenido de este libro es, en primer lugar, crear un efecto WOW y, en segundo lugar, transmitir conocimientos que son útiles pero que no se conocen de forma general.

Este libro no le decepcionará si busca algo nuevo sobre los siguientes temas:

  • SAP GUI – Trucos y consejos
  • Análisis y configuración de SAP IDocs
  • Información privilegiada sobre Customizing de SAP
  • Características ocultas para el Debugging de ABAP
  • Conocimientos importantes sobre la determinación de mensajes
  • Conocimientos básicos sobre procesos SD
  • Batch-Job-Setup y análisis

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New Release: Cálculo de Nómina en SAP by Antonio de Ancos Cid

Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce our latest Spanish-language book release Cálculo de Nómina en SAP by Antonio de Ancos Cid.

Este libro se ha escrito pensando en todos los consejos que le hubiera gustado recibir al autor en los comienzos de su trabajo con SAP HR. Explica cómo se compone el cálculo de la nómina, cómo está estructurado el sistema y qué se hace en cada una de las partes para optimizar la gestión de recursos humanos. Esta guía proporciona herramientas para utilizar el programa de una forma más óptima y brinda soluciones de gestión de RR. HH. central, nómina, horarios, asistencia y absentismo (pagado/no pagado), alicuotación y retroactividad, entre otros. Finalmente, concluye con un caso práctico (revisión general) que permite realizar y repasar todos los conceptos tratados a lo largo de los capítulos. Una vez comprendida la estructura que ofrece SAP, se puede configurar el sistema de acuerdo con las necesidades de cada equipo para sacarle el máximo partido.

  • Una guía práctica y completa del cálculo de nómina en SAP.
  • Conceptos básicos: esquemas, reglas, funciones y operaciones.
  • Incluye el cálculo bruto estándar y los subprocesos principales.
  • En un lenguaje asequible y con un caso práctico de aplicación real.

Antonio de Ancos Cid has been an SAP consultant since 1997 and an official SAP instructor since 2002, specializing in the areas of Human Resources and Technology.

Antonio de Ancos Cid es consultor SAP desde el año 1997 e instructor oficial SAP desde el año 2002, especializado en las áreas de Recursos Humanos y Tecnología.

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New Release: Practical Guide to SAP ABAP – Part1 Conceptual Design, Development, Debugging // プラクティカルガイドSAP ABAP パート1 設計・開発・デバッグ

Don’t miss Espresso Tutorials’ latest Japanese-language book release translated by Yuto Kikuchi Practical Guide to SAP ABAP – Part1 Conceptual Design, Development, Debugging // プラクティカルガイドSAP ABAP パート1 設計・開発・デバッグ.

This book offers a comprehensive practical guide to SAP ABAP for ABAP professionals. Part I of this two-part series lays the groundwork with ABAP basics. Readers will learn fundamental methods and procedures for everyday ABAP use— for example, how to download files from SAP directories to workstations. Dive into the SAP Data Dictionary and how it works. Get detailed information on effective debugging techniques and how to use the SAP Debugger. Clarify when it is best to use standard SAP tables vs. Z-tables. Get expert developer tips and tricks including how to navigate ALV grid lists. Understand the documentation programs available to you and how to use them. Obtain useful reference lists of SAP transactions and SAP database tables. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the author brings readers up to speed on the fundamentals of SAP ABAP.

  • How to get the most out of SAP ABAP
  • Guide for understanding and using the SAP Data Dictionary
  • Beginner and advanced debugging techniques
  • Expert ABAP development techniques

【本書はSAP S/4HANAをカバーしていません。】本書はABAPプログラマ向けの実用ガイドです。パート1ではABAPの基礎的な説明からスタートしています。例えば、ファイルのダウンロード方法やデータディクショナリの構成についてです。さらにABAP経験者でもあまり知られていない様々なデバッグテクニックやALVリストでユーザが行をダブルクリックしたときに詳細画面を表示する方法まで実践的な内容を盛り込んでいます。また、変更文書の更新方法やSE16でテーブルエントリの値をマニュアルで書き換える方法など知っておくと重宝する内容にも紙面を割きました。スクリーンショットを多用し、理解しやすい内容にしています。

•    ABAPの機能を最大限に活用する方法

•    データディクショナリの構成と使用方法

•    ウォッチポイントやシステムデバッガなどの様々なデバッグテクニック

•    メール送信や動的プログラミングなどの上級プログラマ向けの内容

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New book release – Primeros pasos en SAP S/4HANA

Don’t miss our latest Spanish-language book release Primeros pasos en SAP S/4HANA by Sebastian Brunner, Philipp Reichhardt, and Martin Munzel, and translated by Iñigo Montoya! Learn more.

Esta guía de iniciación rápida nos será especialmente útil si es la primera vez que vamos a trabajar con el software de SAP o si venimos de un sistema SAP ERP y nos vamos a enfrentar a SAP S/4HANA. Pensada para todos los públicos, muestra una visión general concisa y clara de las funcionalidades y sirve de introducción a la nueva interfaz SAP Fiori.

Empieza explicando los términos ERP, HANA y S/4HANA y las dos opciones de licenciamiento para S/4HANA: en local (on-premise) y en la nube; y termina mostrando los principales procesos de negocio integrados y cómo están mapeados en SAP S/4HANA mediante una serie de aplicaciones Fiori.

Para ello, los autores realizan un recorrido por los módulos de logística como, por ejemplo, la gestión de materiales (compras), las ventas y distribución o la planificación y control de la producción, para mostrar a continuación la integración con la contabilidad financiera y el control de gestión (controlling).

Aprenderemos las funcionalidades más importantes, los datos organizativos y datos maestros necesarios y los componentes principales de cada módulo.

Finalmente, mediante ejemplos prácticos, seguiremos paso a paso los tres procesos de extremo a extremo más importantes en SAP S/4HANA: Lead-to-Cash (Order-to-cash), Purchase-to-Pay y Design-to-operate (Forecast-to-Fulfill).

  • Presentación de los procesos de negocio a través de los diferentes módulos
  • Los términos básicos del mundo SAP explicados de manera sencilla y entendible
  • Introducción a la nueva interfaz de usuario SAP Fiori
  • Material adicional: 4 horas de vídeo en nuestra plataforma online

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Register now for free Journey to SAP S/4HANA event

Don’t miss Journey to SAP S/4HANA September 19, 2023. This free virtual event will cover key technical and product changes in SAP S/4HANA. Session highlights include:

  • System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA – Boris Rubarth, SAP SE
  • Moving to SAP S/4HANA – How much should you change? – Janet Salmon, SAP SE
  • SAP Asset Manager: Prescriptive Statistics and Predictive Analytics – Nithyasree Balasubramanian
  • Introduction to SAP EWM-MFS – Dominik Tylczynski, VESLOG
  • SAP Build: Democratization of Extensibility – Nithyasree Balasubramanian
  • New SAP S/4HANA Functionality in the Universal Journal – Paul Ovigele, ERPfixers

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New 2nd Edition – Practical Guide to SAP GTS

Don’t miss our newest publication – Practical Guide to SAP GTS Part 1: SPL Screening and Compliance Management by Kevin Riddell, Rajen Iyer, and Mouli Venkataraman.

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SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) helps companies maximize supply chain performance and reduces the overall cost and risk of global trade by ensuring regulatory compliance, accelerating trade activity, and enabling trade compliance automation. This updated 2nd edition to Practical Guide to SAP GTS helps the user navigate the system, while offering compliance insight to maximize their return on investment. Dive into difficult-to-navigate menus and review available functionality. Using screenshots and detailed instructions, readers will obtain best practices for meeting and exceeding compliance standards. Includes suggested audit plans to sustain long term compliance. The book is current to version SAP GTS for HANA GTS e4H and explores GTS Version for HANA and its new features in detail. In addition, includes information on the new Fiori-based Apps and UX developments, new features, and process improvements. This book covers:

  • Tips and tricks for leveraging SAP GTS to automate trade compliance
  • Overview of regulatory requirements and compliance suggestions
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of business processes
  • Review of SAP GTS for HANA GTS e4H with screenshots