New Spanish-language book release: Estrategias y mejores prácticas en despliegues de SAP S/4HANA

Learn more about Espresso Tutorials’ latest Spanish-language book release by Daniel Mateo, Aušra Gustainienė, and Damian Jordan: Estrategias y mejores prácticas en despliegues de SAP S/4HANA.

Esta guía, elaborada por expertos, detalla cómo crear estrategias efectivas para desplegar SAP S/4HANA. Servirá de gran ayuda para identificar el mejor enfoque de despliegue para cada organización, profundizando en el planteamiento más común y mostrando cómo desarrollar un modelo global, e incluso cómo gestionar un proyecto de localización. También se analizan las mejores prácticas para estructurar, armonizar y estandarizar procesos y se comparten recomendaciones sobre cómo debería ser una organización de gestión del modelo global, tanto desde una perspectiva empresarial como técnica, y cómo establecer una estrategia de gestión de cambios organizativos. De igual modo, se ahonda en las estructuras organizativas, las actividades, los entregables y las responsabilidades de cada fase del proyecto, con un enfoque práctico en cómo gestionar cambios en un modelo global y cómo tratar la formación y el soporte posterior al despliegue.

  • Guía completa para proyectos de despliegue de SAP S/4HANA
  • Cómo elegir el enfoque adecuado para cada organización
  • Modelo global
  • Directrices para la implementación

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New release – Invoice Verification and the GR/IR in SAP S/4HANA

Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce our latest book release Invoice Verification and the GR/IR in SAP S/4HANA by Oona Flanagan.

Most organizations receive so many supplier invoices daily that it becomes too difficult to manage without automation to verify that the invoices are correct and can be paid. This book gives you an in-depth look at how invoice verification works in SAP S4/HANA. Explore how different posting types are made, and how to monitor and make corrections when there is no exact three-way match between the purchasing document, the goods or services receipt, and the invoice. Learn how to review blocked invoices so that suppliers can be paid, as well as ensure that the general ledger accurately reflects what has been received, invoiced, and what should be accrued. Explore opportunities for streamlining your invoice verification process. Take a closer look at new functionality available with SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, as well as how some processes have been simplified. Walk through the invoice verification stages using Fiori and other apps. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the author brings readers quickly up to speed on invoice verification and the GR/IR in SAP S/4HANA.

  • Invoice verification process in SAP S/4HANA
  • Tools for GR/IR reconciliation
  • Configuration settings that affect the invoice verification process
  • Period end processes and reporting

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Author Oona Flanagan is an Anglo-Irish freelance SAP FICO and SAP S/4HANA consultant, as well as a qualified accountant and published author. She has over 20 years of global implementation experience across multiple industries (pharma, fashion, food, beverages, consumer goods, media, packaging, shipping containers, banking, and transportation), as well as many years accounting experience. 

Oona loves languages and has worked in multiple countries during her SAP career. Oona owns her own company, Jazzmore Solutions Limited, has an MBA, and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants and the British Computer Society.  

New release – Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA

Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce our newest book release Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA by Ernst Schulten. This book provides a compact overview of how you can use SAP S/4HANA to map and efficiently control business processes in a company. It gives you an insight into digitalization in these areas. The presentation follows the content of the course that prepares students from universities and colleges of applied sciences as well as prospective SAP consultants for the internationally recognized SAP industry certification exam TS410. Take a deep dive into the processes in internal and external finance, human resources, purchasing, production and sales, maintenance and project management. You will gain an insight into the value creation processes of the financial supply chain. You will also find out what advantages and opportunities new developments in the area of SAP software offer: the SAP S/4HANA system with the in-memory database HANA, the SAP Fiori apps, and SAP Mobile Start.

  • Introduction to SAP S/4HANA
  • Fundamental central concepts
  • Simple examples with practical applications
  • Preparation for the official SAP TS410 certification exam

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Author Ernst Schulten holds a degree in business administration and business informatics. As part of his daily work, he connects institutions with cooperation partners worldwide and provides a comprehensive network as well as scholarships for young talents. His tasks include the setup and customizing of SAP systems in companies, research and teaching, as well as the technical and continuous preparation of SAP case studies, simulations, and business games. Worldwide, he conducts SAP-related courses at universities, universities of applied sciences, teaching institutions, and companies. In over 20 years, he has prepared a large number of people for certification to use SAP ERP and S/4HANA systems. Today, Ernst Schulten regularly holds the TS410 course as a freelance SAP trainer.

SAP BI Unveiled: Understanding SAP’s BI Portfolio

Check out our latest SAP video tutorial release by NDZ Anthony – SAP BI Unveiled: Understanding SAP’s BI Portfolio. Start watching now!

Become a well-rounded SAP BI Analyst by learning all there is to know about the SAP BI Landscape!

You may have wondered:

  • What’s the best path for me in my SAP analytics journey?
  • There’s a plethora of tools in SAP’s BI portfolio; which do I start with? BW? HANA? Datasphere?
  • Job titles like ‘SAP Analytics Consultant,’ SAP BW Consultant, and SAP Hana Consultant are some of the hottest careers in SAP tech; what certifications should I take to further my technical career as an SAP business analyst?

This course explores:

  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP BW
  • SAP Datasphere
  • SAP Data Intelligence
  • SAP Embedded Analytics, and more.

Author Ndz Anthony is a tech blogger, a part-time artist, and, most notably, a passionate BI instructor. He hails from the showery south of Nigeria, the garden city, and has his first degree in computer engineering. Ndz boasts over three years in the data industry and is a 7X certified SAP | Snowflake Consultant. He is adept at deploying and managing SAP data technologies such as SAP BW, SAP HANA, SAC, and Embedded Fiori Analytics.

New SAP book release: Practical Guide to SAP Entitlement Management with SAP S/4HANA

Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce the publication of Practical Guide to SAP Entitlement Management with SAP S/4HANA by Santosh Kumar and Kai Zhang.

SAP Entitlement Management with SAP S/4HANA streamlines and automates entitlement management processes and operations, from initial modelling and full lifecycle management to reporting. This practical guide introduces SAP Entitlement to aspiring consultants and to users who are supporting new implementations., and covers functionality and integration points, and where this solution fits in the quote-to-cash process. Explore entitlement models and how to set up entitlement rules. Learn how to integrate entitlement management with other SAP solutions, including SAP Sales and Distribution (SD), SAP Subscription Order Management (SAP S/4SOM), and SAP Subscription Billing. Walk through business use case examples for split and merge entitlement sce- narios, as well as a bundled entitlement scenario. Be guided, step-by-step, on how to configure SAP Entitlement Management, as well as deployment options. Gain an understanding of how background jobs, business events, monitoring, and migration functionality work. Take a closer look at advanced features such as merging and splitting. Learn how to create and change entitlements, and also how to split and merge entitlements. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the authors bring readers quickly up to speed on SAP Entitlement Management.

  • SAP S/4HANA Entitlement Management models and functionality
  • Configuration and deployment options
  • Creating and changing entitlements
  • Splitting and merging entitlements

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Author Santosh Kumar is an SAP Solution Architect with extensive experience in SAP Entitlement Management, FSCM (CFM), Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR) and its integration with SAP and non- SAP systems, in multiple industries. He has worked on many SAP implementations in full life-cycle projects and has provided remote support in a variety of roles.

Author Kai Zhang is currently leading an Order to Cash CoE team of 20 experts for SAP MaxAttention. He has more than 18 years of experience with SAP Order to Cash technical/functional tasks, and has worked with some of the largest SAP installations in the world. Kai is an expert in SAP performance optimization and tuning, root cause analysis and scalability improvements.

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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