SAP: Your own S/4 HANA system?

I’ve previously written a four part guide on how to install your own ECC 6.0 IDES server. This has by far been my most popular series and I think it speaks to the importance for consultants to have a readily available reference system. Many consultants have access to test and demo systems through their employer, but many consultants do not have this luxury or would simply prefer access to a private system for their own use. S/4 HANA introduces a new challenge to do-it-yourself-ers because of its hefty hardware requirements (and price tag). If you are interested in running your own SAP S/4 HANA system, I’m going to run down a few options that may be within reach.

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What I Use: Tech In My Home Office…

Not a day goes by where I take for granted the ability to work from home. I have my own custom work space where I can comfortably work and take conference calls. I have customized my home office with a variety of technology and convenience that helps me stay productive and focused. Read on for a curated list of my work from home tech.

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SAP: How to find Best Practices Baseline Content for ECC 6 (ERP607)

Search Google for “SAP Best Practices” and you will quickly find SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) website. On that site you will find a wealth of information relating to S/4 HANA, S/4 Cloud, Hybris, and Analytics among other things. But what if you need to reference Best Practices content for ECC 6.0? Read on to find out where to find the Best Practices Documentation for what’s quickly becoming an SAP legacy product.

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SAP: First Impressions of SAP Fiori 2.0

I’m currently in the midst of two SAP S/4 Hana projects — one conversion from ECC 6, and one implementation.  Both projects have given me ample exposure to SAP’s S/4 Hana system and the new Fiori front end.  Is the newly polished SAP Fiori 2.0 interface ready for prime time?  Read on for my first impressions.

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SAP: Transport Management Tips & Tricks

Transports are a necessity to any SAP Professional.  They package up all of our brilliant solutions for easy transport to new systems and clients.  But where do they live?  How can you find them?  Read on for more about SAP Transport Management.

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Consulting Tip: Play RSA Token Poker!

As consultants, we spend a lot of time on the road.  Why not inject a little fun into your work day by playing RSA Token Poker!  It’s fun, it’s easy, and can easily help determine who’s picking up that bar tab.  Read on for more.

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Consulting Tip: Think Before You Type

Here is a consulting tip:  I received an interesting email this week from an individual representing another vendor also supporting my client.  This email became a reminder of how valuable it is to keep your cool and, by all means, think before you type.  The names are changed to protect my client (and Donald’s unfortunate employer):

Honestly, your response is a joke. Im on PTO and Thank you for pointing out the obvious. I could ask you to run a simple query in SAP to determine a handful of products that are negative but I guess that would be asking too much.

Kathryn- im sorry you have to deal with this. If you could let me know a couple neg products that would be helpful. Thank you!

Donald

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Is it Time For a Modern SAP Resume?

Like many, I try to keep my Resume as fresh as possible.  Even if you’re not actively job-hunting, updating your resume regularly will ensure that you’re capturing the more salient activities you’re performing and perhaps replacing those that are less important.  But in the age of the cloud where LinkedIn reigns supreme, is it time to re-think the classic interpretation of the professional Resume?  Is it time for a modern SAP resume?

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SAP: Working with Change Records in SD

One of the best weapons in a support consultant’s arsenal is the ability to review document changes.  Sometimes, being able to build a precise timeline around occurrences of an issue can be crucial to finding a solution.  Let’s discuss more about the structure and use of SAP change records in Sales and Distribution.

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SAP Quick Tip: Finding SAP User Exits

SAP User Exits…  Depending on your perspective, they are either a saving grace which allows you to bend SAP to your liking, or a frightening Carte Blanche which allows your clients to do the most crazy stuff (and later ask you to fix it).  Either way, they are a critical tool for an SAP consultant.  Their number is legion and here is how to find them.  …all of them.

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