This book offers a comprehensive guide to implementing SAP and HANA on private, public and hybrid clouds. Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations run their IT infrastructures: the shift from legacy monolithic mainframes and UNIX platforms to cloud based infrastructures offering ubiquitous access to critical information, elastic provisioning and drastic cost savings has made cloud an essential part of every organization’s business strategy. Cloud based services have evolved from simple file sharing, email and messaging utilities in the past, to the current situation, where their improved technical capabilities and SLAs make running mission-critical applications such as SAP possible. However, IT professionals must take due care when deploying SAP in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. As a foundation for core business operations, SAP cloud deployments must satisfy stringent requirements concerning their performance, scale and security, while delivering measurable improvements in IT efficiency and cost savings. The 2nd edition of “SAP on the Cloud” continues the work of its successful predecessor released in 2013, providing updated guidance for deploying SAP in public, private and hybrid clouds. To do so, it discusses the technical requirements and considerations necessary for IT professionals to successfully implement SAP software in a cloud environment, including best-practice architectures for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS deployments. The section on SAP’s in-memory database HANA has been significantly extended to cover Suite on HANA (SoH) and the different incarnations of HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI). As cyber threats are a significant concern, it also explores appropriate security models for defending SAP cloud deployments against modern and sophisticated attacks. The reader will gain the insights needed to understand the respective benefits and drawbacks of various deployment models and how SAP on the cloud can be used to deliver IT efficiency and cost-savings in a secure and agile manner.
This guide introduces readers to the fundamentals of cloud computing with SAP technologies and applications and dives deep into SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition, formerly known as SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud or multitenant edition (MTE). Explore and evaluate SAP S/4HANA deployment models and compare and contrast the similarities and differences between them. Obtain a multi-dimensional understanding of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition, including business functionality coverage, landscape and systems, configuration and extensions, release strategy, user experience, and the implementation framework, SAP Activate. Walk through the detailed criteria and arm yourself with the information you need to make a fully informed decision on whether S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition is the right choice for your organization. - Basics of cloud computing in SAP and SAP Cloud strategy - Analysis of SAP S/4HANA deployment models - DNA of S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition - SAP S/4HANA Cloud assessment criteria and considerations
Bring your cloud and on-premise applications together with SAP Cloud Platform Integration! Learn how to integrate processes and data in your system, step-by-step, by developing and configuring integration flows in the Cloud Foundry and Neo environments. Explore prepackaged integration content in the integration content catalog, debug and secure integration projects, enable B2B integration, develop custom adapters, and more. With this guide, master SAP Cloud Platform Integration! a. Fundamentals Find out how SAP Cloud Platform Integration fits into SAP's cloud strategy. Whether you're in the Cloud Foundry or Neo environment, explore its architecture and tools, and learn how to run your first integration flow. b. Integration Development Using prepackaged integration content? Developing custom integrations? Either way, this guide has you covered with step-by-step instructions and screenshots. Master the SAP Cloud Platform Integration runtime, including processes like debugging and error handling. c. Updated and Expanded Revised to include new SAP Cloud Platform Integration features including open connectors, ELSTER integration, AMQP and JMS adapters, integration flow processing simulation, and how to use the service on both Cloud Foundry and Neo. 1) Integration flows 2) Integration content catalog 3) Modeling synchronous and asynchronous scenarios 4) Debugging 5) Security 6) B2B integration 7) Root cause analysis 8) Web UI 9) Message mappings 10) SAP API Management
This practical guide explores the architecture and daily use of SAP Cloud Connector. Examine key roles and activities for SAP Basis consultants, developers, and operators. For Basis consultants: receive instruction on installation and configuration. Troubleshoot challenging configuration tasks for cloud and on-premise systems and walk through upgrades and API configuration. For developers: discover how to set up connections to on-premise systems and the SAP Cloud Platform, for example, when building an interface or an application. Learn about available protocols, how to set up mail connections, and how to work with multiple subaccounts and different Cloud connectors. For operators: review day-to-day tasks to ensure high-quality delivery of businesscritical messages. Learn how to best set up alerts and tackle hourly and daily monitoring. Receive expert guidance on logging, tracking, and tracing. Walk through a detailed example of a purchase order interface. - Foundations of SAP Cloud Connector - Basis activities including installation and configuration - Developer activities including connection instructions - Detailed inbound RFC example
A practical handbook packed with expert advice on architectural considerations for designing solutions using SAP BTP to drive digital innovation Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free eBook in the PDF format Key Features Guide your customers with proven architectural strategies and considerations on SAP BTP Tackle challenges in building process and data integration across complex and hybrid landscapes Discover SAP BTP services, including visualizations, practical business scenarios, and more Book Description SAP BTP is the foundation of SAP's intelligent and sustainable enterprise vision for its customers. It's efficient, agile, and an enabler of innovation. It's technically robust, yet its superpower is its business centricity. If you're involved in building IT and business strategies, it's essential to familiarize yourself with SAP BTP to see the big picture for digitalization with SAP solutions. Similarly, if you have design responsibilities for enterprise solutions, learning SAP BTP is crucial to produce effective and complete architecture designs. This book teaches you about SAP BTP in five parts. First, you'll see how SAP BTP is positioned in the intelligent enterprise. In the second part, you'll learn the foundational elements of SAP BTP and find out how it operates. The next part covers integration architecture guidelines, integration strategy considerations, and integration styles with SAP's integration technologies. Later, you'll learn how to use application development capabilities to extend enterprise solutions for innovation and agility. This part also includes digital experience and process automation capabilities. The last part covers how SAP BTP can facilitate data-to-value use cases to produce actionable business insights. By the end of this SAP book, you'll be able to architect solutions using SAP BTP to deliver high business value. What you will learn Explore value propositions and business processes enabled by SAP's Intelligent and Sustainable Enterprise Understand SAP BTP's foundational elements, such as commercial and account models Discover services that can be part of solution designs to fulfill non-functional requirements Get to grips with integration and extensibility services for building robust solutions Understand what SAP BTP offers for digital experience and process automation Explore data-to-value services that can help manage data and build analytics use cases Who this book is for This SAP guide is for technical architects, solutions architects, and enterprise architects working with SAP solutions to drive digital transformation and innovation with SAP BTP. Some IT background and an understanding of basic cloud concepts is assumed. Working knowledge of the SAP ecosystem will also be beneficial.
When migrating to the cloud, no journey is the same. If you're ready to make the leap, you've come to the right place From internal to public and private external cloud computing--discover which choice best fits your enterprise. With information on options for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), you'll learn to customize an implementation path and build a roadmap for migration. It's no longer whether or not to move to the cloud, but how. Let us show you. In this book, you'll learn about: a. Internal Cloud Want to set up your own internal cloud for SAP systems? Learn how to utilize converged infrastructures, such as Vblock and FlexPod, and the SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager to get the job done. b. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Operating in a private cloud with an external data center? Discover which service interfaces and usage scenarios to implement with examples based on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and third-party providers such as Swisscom and Verizon. c. Platform as a Service (PaaS) Looking for platform solutions to develop and integrate the cloud? Explore information on SAP HANA Cloud Platform for big data and analytics environments, and the SAP Cloud Appliance Library based on Amazon Web Services. Highlights: Cloud computing Operation and migration Public and private cloud Internal and external cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS Converged infrastructures SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud SAP HANA Cloud Platform SAP Cloud Appliance Library
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are a growing topic among small- and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs, and it is completely clear that CRM is a tool that businesses should have in place to manage sales processes. Teams of salespeople must have a system to run their daily activities, and small businesses and solopreneurs must track their marketing effort, a functioning structure for maintaining their contacts with prospects and clients to improve the effectiveness of their sales effort. CRM tools, once only available to large corporations, is now powerful technology for small and medium businesses. Small and medium businesses are now able to implement CRM solutions under a more cost-effective balance as an alternative to traditional tools like Salesforce, Dynamics, or Oracle. The reason for the success is mainly the simplicity of new tools and solutions that have been developed for the management of sales processes. This book discusses how to implement a CRM from the perspective of the businessperson—not the more typical IT consultant or the technical staff. It benefits business development, sales management, and sales process control. Small business owners must understand why and how implementing a CRM will create value for the business—how it will focus on business development, sales management, and how sales leads develop into happy customers. Small business owners must first understand what a CRM systems is, how it works, what its main functions are, and how it serves to manage workflows in the company’s sales department. Generally, entrepreneurs struggle to find the time to read and study complex and fully comprehensive books. This book provides direct operational guidelines to those who need easy-to-read information about how to use CRM effectively. Business professionals must be able to set up CRM systems and avoid mistakes and wasting time. This book provides an overview of what can be done with CRM and how it happens to empower business people to find new customers and win their business. This book discusses the logic of CRM in sales, giving tips and explanations on why and what happens when it's implemented in a specific way. Essentially, it will give the entrepreneur the know-how behind CRM in sales in general terms, supporting enhanced customer relationships.
What opportunities are to be found? Evolution or Revolution? What did you purchase last month? What benefits does this system provide? What is the difference between SAP Data Hub and SAP Cloud Platform Integration? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make SAP Cloud Platform investments work better. This SAP Cloud Platform All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth SAP Cloud Platform Self-Assessment. Featuring 950 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which SAP Cloud Platform improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose SAP Cloud Platform projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in SAP Cloud Platform and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the SAP Cloud Platform Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which SAP Cloud Platform areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the SAP Cloud Platform self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific SAP Cloud Platform Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
If you work in a company that uses SAP or other non-SAP ERP systems and are looking at migrating to the latest digital core from SAP, whether the cloud or on-premise edition, then this book is for you! Explore your options for transitioning to SAP S/4HANA. Walk in detail through the phases of a data migration project using SAP Activate methodology. Identify SAP rapid data migration best practices for SAP S/4HANA with SAP Data Services. Learn about methods for migrating data to a new SAP implementation scenario, as well as the SAP Data Services architecture that deals with the process of extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) of data. Examine the steps required to execute the migration within the ETL stages and how SAP Data Services can be extended to meet additional migration needs. Take a deep dive into SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit and SAP S/4HANA migration object modeler. Walk through the steps required for migrating data from source systems to SAP S/4HANA (on-premise or cloud edition) using the preconfigured data migration objects delivered by SAP. Delve into the process of creating a migration project and generating the upload template, as well as the steps for uploading and validating the data, including error handling. Review the various migration options and tools available for migrating your legacy data to SAP S/4HANA (on-premise or cloud edition). - Data migration scenarios and tools for moving data to S/4HANA - Plan an S/4HANA data migration using SAP Activate methodology - Step-by-step guide for using S/4HANA migration cockpit and S/4HANA migration object modeler - Evaluate S/4HANA migration tools
A staggering 70% of digital transformations have failed as per McKinsey. The key reason why enterprises are failing in their digital transformation journey is because there is no standard framework existing in the industry that enterprises can use to transform themselves to digital. There are several books that speak about technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in silos, but none of these provides a holistic view on how enterprises can embark on a digital transformation journey and be successful using a combination of these technologies. FORMULA 4.0 is a methodology that provides clear guidance for enterprises aspiring to transform their traditional operating model to digital. Enterprises can use this framework as a readymade guide and plan their digital transformation journey. This book is intended for all chief executives, software managers, and leaders who intend to successfully lead this digital transformation journey. An enterprise can achieve success in digital transformation only of it can create an IT Platform that will enable them to adopt any new technology seamlessly into existing IT estate; deliver new products and services to the market in shorter durations; make business decisions with IT as an enabler and utilize automation in all its major business and IT processes. Achieving these goals is what defines a digital enterprise -- Formula 4.0 is a methodology for enterprises to achieve these goals and become digital. Essentially, there is no existing framework in the market that provides a step-by-step guide to enterprises on how to embark on their successful digital transformation journey. This book enables such transformations. Overall, the Formula 4.0 is an enterprise digital transformation framework that enables organizations to become truly digital.
This comprehensive handbook serves as a professional reference and practitioner’s guide to today’s most complete and concise view of private cloud security. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of private cloud computing security issues. The knowledge imparted will enable readers to determine whether the private cloud security solution is appropriate for their organization from a business and technical perspective, to select the appropriate cloud security model, and to plan and implement a cloud security adoption and migration strategy.
New to SAP S/4HANA Cloud? This is the book for you! Get detailed descriptions and screenshots to see what is possible in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, from core functionality like finance and logistics to reporting with embedded analytics and KPIs. Learn how SAP S/4HANA Cloud impacts your users and how it can be extended, integrated, and adopted by your organization. Get information on the latest intelligent technologies to experience the complete solution scope. Discover what SAP S/4HANA Cloud means for your business! Highlights include: 1) User experience 2) Analytics 3) Business processes 4) Extensibility 5) Integration 6) Adoption 7) Lifecycle management 8) Intelligent enterprise 9) Intelligent technologies