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SAP S/4HANA Essential Training for SAP Beginners

teacher avatar George Boyle, Project manager at Accenture

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36 Lessons (2h 43m)
    • 1. 1.1 Welcome

    • 2. 1.2 What you should know before taking the course

    • 3. 2.1 A brief history of SAP

    • 4. 2.2 Understand the key aspects of SAP Business Suite

    • 5. 2.3 Understand the key aspects of SAP S/4 HANA

    • 6. 2.4 Benefits and limitations of using SAP

    • 7. 2.5 Build business case for SAP S/4HANA

    • 8. 3.1 Create a logon system

    • 9. 3.2 Log on to SAP GUI

    • 10. 3.3 Work with different toolbars

    • 11. 3.4 Add a new item to favorites

    • 12. 3.5 Work with SAP command field

    • 13. 3.6 Work with SAP Help

    • 14. 3.7 Personalize your own data

    • 15. 3.8 Bonus: Navigate in the latest SAP GUI (Version 750)

    • 16. 4.1 Understand SAP Fiori

    • 17. 4.2 Fiori apps reference library

    • 18. 4.3 Generate Fiori apps recommendations report

    • 19. 4.4 How to navigate SAP Fiori launchpad

    • 20. 5.1 Understand organizational unit, element, structure

    • 21. 5.2 Explore master data

    • 22. 5.3 Display a material master record via Fiori Launchpad

    • 23. 5.4 Display a customer master data via GUI

    • 24. 5.5 Display a business partner via Fiori Launchpad

    • 25. 6.1 Understand embedded analytics in S/4HANA

    • 26. 7.1 HANA overview

    • 27. 7.2 Text processing

    • 28. 7.3 Spatial analysis

    • 29. 7.4 Graph processing

    • 30. 7.5 Disaster recovery

    • 31. 7.6 How to size HANA database

    • 32. 8.1 SAP implementation and customization

    • 33. 8.2 SAP Activate

    • 34. 8.3 Three transition scenarios to SAP S/4HANA

    • 35. 8.4 Understand SAP S/4 HANA Cloud edition

    • 36. 9.1 Conclusion

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About This Class

Master an advanced skillset in the area of SAP business processes foundation to land 6-figure job (*based on Glassdoor statistics) with practical experience during real life examples.

The lectures are designed to be interactive, easily consumable through hands-on and demo-rich formats to give you the whole picture by putting the different function modules together.

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning is an industry-leading ERP system to help more than 80% of fortune 500 companies stay competitive by streamlining business processes, unlocking productivity and exploring insights.

I'm George, and I've been teaching people how to deploy, configure, and use SAP ERP since R/3 came into existence in 1990s.

If you are new to SAP, this course will help you get started, and for those of you who have been around SAP for some time this series can be used to help you expand your knowledge and prepare for the SAP S/4 certificate exam.

In this video series, I break SAP S/4 down for you. Each video is a self-contained discussion of a particular SAP module or feature, like finance, sales, reporting, deployment, analytics and more. And I've tried to be practical in these episodes, too. Each one contains explanations of the topic, and demonstrations for using it.

Topics included:

  • S/4 HANA and ERP overview

  • Fiori

  • Embedded Analysis

  • HANA database

  • SAP¬†Implementation

Thank you for signing up for this course. The course will always be up-to-date here and nowhere else. I am also available for questions inside the course discussion board.

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George Boyle

Project manager at Accenture


Hello, I'm George, and I've been teaching people how to deploy, configure, and use SAP ERP since R/3 came into existence in 1990s.

Over 10-year of SAP implementation experience with Accenture and two of the fortune 500 clients has helped me grow into the role of an SAP project manager with a great understanding of what it takes for an organization to get to the top and stay there.

I am absolutely and utterly passionate about ERP and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you! Feel free to contact me on LinkedIn.

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1. 1.1 Welcome: the S A P E, r p or Enterprise resource planning platform helps large businesses streamline their processes and support each segment of their business from sales to financial accounting. S four Hana is the latest s, a p business suite that's been around since 2015. It continues to evolve, getting more and more powerful while remaining stable and flexible to use. And as a business or technical user, you'll have a lot of chance to use the new interface. Transaction codes deployed different data structures on configure various new modules to get the most out off S a. P S. Four Hana, you'll want to know what these new features are, how to use them on when to use them. I'm George, and I've been teaching people how to get the most out of S a p e r p. Since our three came into existence in the 19 nineties. Join me as we explore what's new or enhanced in S A P S four Hana and how these features can help you work faster and easier. As I say, P has removed the complex data structure, reduced the data footprint, improved the user experience and provided flexible deployment options. Whether you're already on route to s a PS four Harner or taking your first look, this course is your go to introduction to the new sweet. See, what s a P S four Hana offers for your core business processes, finance, manufacturing, sales and more. Learn about your reporting extension and adoption options. Let's get started. 2. 1.2 What you should know before taking the course: in order for you to get the best out of this course, it's very important that we set the expectations really early on in this video, I'm gonna walk you through some of the prerequisites of this course. This will enable you to be aware of some of the things you will need to know in order to successfully go through the course. Now I'm assuming you already have basic knowledge of S a p E r p. You don't need to be a pro. It s a Piot all. But I'll be assuming you know how to work with different modules on also know how to work with transaction codes to do some basic operations. Well, here's what you need to know if you're following along with May in this course s a P S four Hana comes in a variety of modules and products, some for business users, some for consultants, some for developers, even some for those in the field of implementation Project management And not all tools and techniques are alike, so it may just be a matter of time and having a bit of patients before you see them 3. 2.1 A brief history of SAP: the following chapters covered the introduction to the S, A p Company Milestones and the most popular applications for Enterprise Business Suite. Now I'm gonna dive into each of those individually S. A P is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations had courted in Walldorf, Germany with regional offices around the world, more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies have successfully implemented s a P Products s A p was named the most valuable brand in Europe with a value of over 33 billion euros in 2015. Now for a brief history lesson, so s a P was founded in 1972 out in 1973 there first commercial product are one was launched that offered a common system for multiple tasks, with databases allowing saving of data in a central system. Then, in 1979 s, a P brought our two to the market which was expanding the capabilities of material management and production planning. Moving on S a P developed and released are three in 1992 which was the batter leveraging enterprise wide information to coordinate all resources information and activities needed to do business, such as order fulfilment billing. Add HR management then in 2004 are stroke three. Enterprise was replaced by E. R. P. Central component. That s a P E C c the S a p business warehouse s a p Strategic enterprise Management on Internet transaction server will also merged into S a P E C C. In 2010 s A p a g e announced the release of S A P Hana 1.0, an in memory appliance for business intelligence allowing riel Time analytics. That's up to the present day in 2015 then S O. P released s stroke for Harner as its next generation business suite. The application is expanded with Hana in Memory Hybrid Database, a more simplified data model with no aggregates and no indices on the user experience platform Fiori to develop user friendly and secured corporate APS 4. 2.2 Understand the key aspects of SAP Business Suite: when we talk about S A P were generally speaking about the main product, So that s a P business suite. This is an enterprise platform that consists of a collection of different modules that have been provided by S a P business suite is often broken into two main categories. He up he on extended operations. Thea P Core deals with internal data across different departments like sales, production, procurement and financials. The ultimate Gulf AARP is to manage internal enterprise data such as people, money and products in a central system to extend your company's success by managing spend optimizing resources on streamlining operations. Even better, we've got to extend the central system to connect to external data with complex calculations and analyses. So other than AARP, there are four systems of extended operations. These are, firstly customer relationship management, or CRN. This helps companies acquire and retain customers, gain marketing and customer insight. Then there's product lifecycle management, or P L. O, and this helps manufacturers with product related information. Thirdly, supply chain management, or CME. This helps companies with the process of resourcing its manufacturing and service processes , and then finally supply relationship management, or Asar in. This enables companies to procure from suppliers 5. 2.3 Understand the key aspects of SAP S/4 HANA: the S a p E r p provides large businesses with a single software system to support all major business functions, No matter the industry s a P s E r. P is a suite of integrated modules used to collect, transact and report on data from their business activities. It enables the flow of information between the different parts of a company and with outside stakeholders like customers and vendors. On one of the questions we get a lot from people who are at the very beginning of there s a P journey is what is s a p a. Hannah. Why is it important? I know you're talking about it all over the place, but you never tell us what it is. S a P Hana is an in memory database. It stands for high performance analytical appliance in the idea behind that, it's a database that is substantially faster than any traditional database that runs on the disk. But why does that matter? Well, it matters because you have all of these different pieces off the business solution that are now feeding data back and forth. You've got a database that's constantly getting data from all these different sources. You've got all the traditional business sources that you're bringing data in and out off, so that could be your contracts and sales purchase orders all of the transactional data. But you've also got you X and you I data you've got information that's coming into and out of your website into and out of your forms, and then you have the proliferation of mobile data. So that's data coming out of mobile devices not just from your customers, but also from your workforce. As our workforce goes increasingly mobile, you've got more and more information that's coming from those data sources. And then you've got all of the machine learning solutions. So what good is data if you're not going to do interesting things with it? So you've got machine learning that's both reading from on writing to that holiday device, and then you've got the i O. T. Sensors. We've gotta take centers and everything now, so you might have I ot devices in your factory in your warehouses, your points of presence and points of sales. I O. T sensors are everywhere, and so you get this massive amount of data that's all coming in and you need a database that's able to handle it. That's why Heiner exists, because it's the core of your digital enterprise. It's the core database that everything feeds into from why does that matter? So let's talk about S 400. As for Hannah, is the application suite that goes around it. So you've got fairly normal components that go into it. The 1st 1 is going to be your e r p. The traditional s a P product, the one that everybody knows about. But you've also got the crm srm SCM, and you've got cloud solutions like Successfactors, Onda, Rieber. These are all important components of S 400 deployment. That's the piece that sits here right in the middle. That's the Net Weaver stack, which is an application platform you can deploy applications onto that can communicate back and forth with the database. And so not only do you have the data sources coming in and out, but now you've got all the applications that go along with it. So you've got applications that run on S a P net weaver platform directly. But also anyone can develop on top of that that we've a platform So 1/3 party business partner, a consultant. Anybody can develop an application that's specific to your needs that goes along with the Net Weaver platform. And why does all of that matter What good is data if you aren't going to do things with it ? Otherwise, it's just sitting out there. It's data in a warehouse, and that's where we start talking about the analytical pieces. Now I like to break up the analytical pieces into three levels, so your first level that's gonna be your tactical level. That's going to be your business intelligence platform. That's a central place where any employee who's got access to the sister congee Oh out and put together a query to get the data they need to do the job. The second piece is what I like to consider the enterprise level that's going to be the machine learning or s a P Leonardo. That's where you're using artificial intelligence to go out and actually gain important insight into your data that you might otherwise never know about. Then that third piece is what I like to think off as the strategic level that's going to be your digital boardroom. So that's your C suite and your board of directors that want the top down enterprise level view off what's going on in your system? What's going on in your factories. But they want to look at it at a strategic level. I want to see all of my factories, all of my warehouses at once, and then I want to be able to drill down. I see that we've got a up time issue at this particular factory or some sort of hang up in this warehouse or this piece of our inventory system or this piece of our logistics trail, and they can take that and go from that very high level and then start drilling down into it piece by piece, so that they can take the insight that they need to make those strategic level decisions. 6. 2.4 Benefits and limitations of using SAP: there are many benefits and limitations of using S A P reasons for and against implementing s a T at an organization could fill an entire course that said, Let's just review the top benefits and limitations. So why would a company spend so much time and money getting rid of their old systems on transition? Toe s a p first as a P eliminates information silos and standardizes data across an entire company or multiple companies. For example, instead of having one system that handles all your company's vendors and a different system that handles all your company's invent, Torri, all of this information is housed in S A P. As a result, ASAP automates core processes, for example, is there a part that needs to be ordered every time you're in venturing reaches a certain threshold. Rules can be set up to automatically order the new parts from your preferred vendors. When stocks hit a lower limit. Also, s a p E r P facilitates better decision making because all our businesses processes are in one system, you can create powerful real time reports that provide in depth data. Having access to this information in real time allows decision makers to collaborate, solve problems on recognize opportunities on the fly. Finally s a P is known for prioritizing and organization security and compliance. S a P security design feature allows for appropriate segregation of duties. It ensures only those who should be able to see sensitive information or make business decisions have the access to do so. It's also possible to customize S a p configuration settings with the company's policies, ensuring compliance across the system on with federal regulations. So we talked about the benefits. Now let's have a look at the limitations of S A. P s. A P is notorious for a very high total cost of ownership, or TCO. There are very high acquisition and implementation costs pad with recurring maintenance costs. Implementing S A P has a definite r a y, but it may be further away than companies realize. Not only is it expensive, it can take years to implement ASAP across an entire organization. S a P is highly configurable on because every company is unique. Customizing S a P two fitter business can result in unexpected multiyear implementations. Finally, the software itself could be really challenging. At first there's a steep learning curve that requires proper training for users to get up to speed. In companies where people have been doing their job a certain way for years, there can be huge resistance to change. The's growing pains have to be addressed proactively, with a robust training strategy to get users up to speed. In the next section, I'll introduce the ways to build a business case for S A. P S four Hana. The business case is a great tool for advocating and ensuring that an investment is justified in terms off the strategic direction of the organization on the benefits that it will deliver. 7. 2.5 Build business case for SAP S/4HANA: from the perspective of business cases. Which approach that is appropriate for your organization really is a very unique case by case situation where it's really looking at the degree of change, and it's a risk management exercise. I won't go through every single option. I think these options are somewhat self explanatory in terms of what they are. You've got wide ranges from fresh implementation or re implementation all the way to make a more step by step going to hammer and then eventually move to s 400. One lesson learned that I really wanted very quickly share here is when you're constructing your business case, it's critical you start out with the right implementation approach that suited for your organization for your situation. What's maybe not so important at the early stage, it's figuring out every single step that's associated with it. At least I recently worked with a client who just could not help themselves in terms of getting into detail on. Then it started going a little sideways in time. So try to cover off every technical question, every business question. And rather than focusing on the task at hand, which is to build a business case for people for all projects on launch the project successfully based on it. So to help you avoid getting into those traps, I've laid out a series of questions you may want to think through as you start to formulate your business case. It really starts with a business perspective. What are the reasons you're going? You want the next generation? What are the business drivers where the benefits later on in this video I'm going to take us a little bit into how we go about identifying the next set of questions. You know what kind of risk what level of change organization is able to go through. There's always gonna be competing priorities on being able to balance. That will be very important on what's really very prevalent. Now is you're going to a cloud solution appropriate for you or introducing a private cloud option as well as public options for S four Hana. So that's certainly a consideration most organizations will go through. So the next question what's the level of remediation? This is especially important for organizations who have a highly customized E C C system, and they don't want to see that investment going away, so we'll get like now as we go to the next one. So to understand what the level of remediation required to bring those older codes behind a compliant is something we need to very quickly get our arms around. The last question is addressing any kind of external event that may affect your overall Rome Up on decision. If you're in an industry where you have to be in compliance of external regulations, those deadlines will certainly have an impact on how you plan out. Your project on this may seem like the complication that most of us would actually, in reality like to make the process easier. I think many of you have heard about the new privacy, so it's certainly kind of boxes you in and forces you to do certain things within certain timeframes. There's no one right roadmap for everybody. Everyone is using S a P differently. Your organization is structured, not all that similar to your competitors or others in the industry. It's really good. We all spend some time to study the decisions that were made by those other companies that have already made them. But my caution here told of you is. Don't spend too much time on it. Take the lessons learned and move forward on. Really Focus on what? Your business and your organization. NATO, how your s a P system is supporting your business and your strategy. Your company's strategy certainly will be somewhat unique and different from all your competitors. So the decisions made by others are not necessarily going to resonate your organization. It's more than just your AARP system on the implementation roadmap should reflect that you need to consider there are new skills you're going to be acquiring. What's the effect? How do you go about supporting the system? You have to consider how the new business processes or the new functionalities would affect the users. What kind of training may be required? So it really needs to be a fully comprehensive, well rounded roadmap to address all of that. And lastly, just repeating what I've already said before regarding external compliance on regulation that something certain that you'll need to consider as you build up your map, I hope in these next few slides to share with you an approach to building a business case for S four Hana. So I like this chart, first of all, just to help present the concept off the business case. So what we have here is a time based model, and you typically include a financial analyst on the team to help build this model out. Most likely to be an Excel based model. But if you think about it, if you have any capital investment, you have a Siris of inflows, which are above the line, the central axis and central sciences, and you have a Siris of outflows. And then, over time we have the vertical bars representing the periods that would typically go over the years. And I'd say a five year model, normally a 10 year model, is a huge investment and s four Hana longer is appropriate if we take a look at the outflows. First of all, period zero is where we incur the bulk of those costs. So the largest box in the middle that's the capital costs and included in these casts would be our software licensing, perhaps system integration costs from the provider like yourselves, for example, then maybe customization costs involved, and if you're able to stick to the standard, then you'll have lower costs But don't forget change management costs, stakeholder alignment and so on, and there may be some backfield costs as well, alongside the capital. Cast will be going will be ongoing so holocausts you'll be incurring software maintenance and perhaps, um, hosting costs. Hardware, maintenance applications, support on there, maybe a few others. So again, Period zero is where the capital costs go out. And that needs to be a team of people involved in pulling these costs together. Because it will depend on the chart that we showed earlier on the different options on the face. You may want to include in the model those different options. Now let's take a look at the business benefits, which are the categories of groupings for the inflows coming in. I think this is a reasonable grouping of inflows. In your case, it may be slightly different, but let's take a look at the benefits. The first area is the cost avoidance in legacy, its capital costs. So if you do nothing and you just stay on the current platform, you would have to incur capital costs on your legacy. I t systems. Now, to the extent those and materials largely unexpected, you may be able to find them in your three or five year strategic business plants, and you'd include that has cost avoidance because it helps compensate for the offset in the capital costs you'll be incurring on the way I structured this chart, you can see that I start these benefits in period one, and they start later as you start moving down the time horizon to think about in this chart that I kind of moved from a position off more certain benefits to less certain benefits as you move up the line. So the cost of going into the legacy its capital cost is certainly something you'll avoid. You'll also avoid some cost avoidance in an ongoing operating Costas. Well, maintenance fees, for example, will go away. Perhaps some of the application support will go away, but they will be offset by the harder costs which are below the line. So the 1st 2 thes 1st 2 bars represent cost avoidance. The next level of the next four areas are more around benefits, and I've grouped them in this way. So the first area right shows and grouped is process. Harmonization benefits this transformation in s four Hana may enable you to run your business with best practices across the enterprise, so you may be able to use some shared services or shared service centers. So as a result of those processes, harmonization is doing things the same way throughout your enterprise, you may be able to realize some significant efficiencies. Now that may be in terms of the model that you don't hire into the future at the same rate that you've been hiring in the past as your business grows. So you're able to do two more with the same or less expense when you take advantage of some of the automate Teoh automation possibilities enabled by Heiner. So I think it's essential to get your process owners and to look at those different areas in the enterprise so that harder can help. So that's the process. Harmonization, benefit. And then, along with that, are new E. R. P capabilities. So Hannah has many capabilities that may be relevant to your business, So that's the next level of benefit groupings. I have, for example, new capabilities and asset management faster, more effective. MRP. Now we have embedded e. I am again essential to look at those and see if you are able to leverage and take advantage to help calculate some of the benefit. The grouping I have is working capital improvements. Now. I think the reality is that what the benefits to working capital really flow out from the two previous bars that I've mentioned because they tend to be more one time benefits. I've treated them as a separate buy, and I think the major areas would be in your trade receivables in your payables and in your invent Torri or your days stuck on hand. So if it as a result of s four Hana, you're able to realize improvements in any of those key working capital areas, then you'd incorporate those into the model as one time benefits and then finally s four. Hana is clearly the basis off the new digital core. It's the foundation for the digital enterprise serving as the basis for business into innovation and simplification. If, as a result of putting in s for Harner, you've planned or intended to take advantage of new capabilities such as Blockchain or Internet of things or robotic process automation to rely on that, you may want to also include benefits associated with those process improvements on incorporate that into your business case. So just to summarize on this slide, then this is an abstract model of a way of thinking about cost categories on benefit categories. And if I jump to the end of a business case that I have a summary sheet on a summary data, visualization could look something like this. We've got the X axis in the middle zero, and anything below the line shows money going out on anything above the line shows money coming in. Even though the numbers don't look anything like that, these are really categories you need to think through and think about. Let's just take a look. Spend a few minutes on this slide On the previous slide, I started with the cash outflow so you can see these blue boxes here represent the capital columns going out 18 million and 10 million and again completely made up numbers and then the ongoing costs for supporting the harder platform you see them going out 1234 and five. So those other project outflows in my example here the project inflows. We have thes gray bar areas which are working capital improvements. So in this particular business case, working capitals helping to work capital improvements are helping to justify the investment . And then in the yellow area, we have some improvements through incremental margin through incremental sales. Maybe the digital call has led the way for some on the channel sales that when the ones that were available prior to s 400 this is quite a useful way of representing the project cash outflows and inflows over tired and then all over laid onto that. I like to show the actual net cash flow, which is this blue line here. The first point is that negative 18 million on the next point in year one is about negative two million, which is the sum of the outflows and inflows. And we can plot that over time so your executive sponsors can see what's happening to cash in the enterprise. The other thing we could have done was to plot this on a cumulative basis as well. Just by adding these points together, I'm showing a different rendering. But I felt it just made the charts too busy. It'll give you a clear visual view when you actually break even which in this case, in my example, is 3.5 years. I also like to present the prophet and last few Cash flow is one thing. Profit is another on the red line represents the impact on the profit and loss account or than that income after tax. And we can see that's negative in the first couple of periods and then starts moving positive on without getting to financial. Why is it so low? That's because we have to depreciate the value of the capital investment as an expense against the income from year one onwards when we go live. And if your CFO doesn't like to look at this, then that may lead to some more discussions early on about how you can change the project or think through been bringing some of these benefits possibly earlier. And then, finally, there are classic project metrics that we used to evaluate your project. One is in that present value on that present value is nothing more than the addition off each of these cash flow positions each year, but we actually discount them by what's called the weighted average cost of capital, which I won't say the details, but it just says money now is more important than money. Later, we discount future cash flows out them up, and anything above zero is good. The big of the number, the better. If you congenital rate a positive NPV and five years, then it's a good thing. This is probably likely to be multiyear, so 10 years. He's also appropriate as well. The internal rate of return is a project measure. In my case, it's 16.5%. So if the enterprise is expected to earn 10% on its investments were returning 16.5%. In other words, anything above the enterprises weighted average cost of capital is a good thing. And then payback is looking at thes and discounted flows on determining when it bought it pays back earlier is better Now. I'd point out that what we're doing with any business case is we're making a lot of assumptions carrying into the future and figuring out whether or not this investment is going to generate a decent return will not. And so you may want to also form what we call sensitivity analysis. What if capital is five million more than we expect? What if the benefits the working capital benefits don't come in is expected more if our growth rates that may be assumed? Ah, half of what we expect. So you tested under different conditions to identify the range of returns. Those two slides are a way of thinking about the categories of costs that you need to include individualization. Now let's take a look at some of the benefit areas so they slide. I think as long as no doubt you'll know every client. Every business is different. And so how do you go about finding those benefit areas that are most appropriate to your business? Well, the model we like to use is to take a look at your existing pain points. So if you think of your legacy environment and you think of the way your business runs and you look at those key areas where you have existing issues that currently affect performance on resulting efficiencies, where you're doing more work than you want to or need to in order to achieve your business results so you look at the pain point analysis. The next level to think about then is the enablers in Harner that exist so that we can address those pain points now. It may be a changing processes or changing the harder technology that really can address these pain points. And then finally, you think about the future state. And this is where it's so important to have executive alignment on the global process. Owners or the process owners engaged and involved thinking about how the future state should look. If we address those pain points and then from that, you can generate a grouping and a listing of benefits that we can start to think about. How to quantify this is just a short rendering of some of the benefits we've seen from existing projects for S four Hana, for example. We've seen it as a 10% improvement in sales order accuracy, which is a great thing. But what does that mean in terms of bringing numbers and metrics into a business case? Well, an improvement in sales order accuracy would be an improvement in customer satisfaction, which likely leads to an improvement in customer attention or may include, or result in an improvement in volume of orders andan avoidance of lost sales. If you feel and believe that There are some genuine margin and sales volume benefits associate ID with an improvement in sales, order accuracy or improved customer attention, Then you can model out and you can incorporate it into your benefits case. We know that s four. Hana has done some fantastically powerful stuff with memory. Computing on has a wonderful ability to produce reporting in real time, freeing up analytical time to stop thinking through how, what the benefits of that are. Perhaps your monthly close process has improved. Perhaps you don't need now so many people doing different reconciliations because you're able to take advantage of soft closes throughout the period. So what does that mean in terms of your future hiring? Do you need to take on as many staff as you need to? And if not, then can you incorporate those benefits? This one next to a 15% cost saving achieved you to cost efficient and resilient cloud solutions. That's money you can take to the bank and incorporate into the business model. Another one here, 99% quicker payment processing, ensuring that suppliers are paid on a timely basis with S A P and putting in the right rules you can ensure your paying people according to terms. And I'm certainly no advocating that you push payment out. But in one client that I work with, they were paying people earlier than they needed to and not taking advantage of cash discounts. There was nothing preventing them from doing it. So part of the value realization was to make sure that they were paying according to the terms they wanted to pay, too. So that's an example of some of the S four business case is now in the next section will talk about next generation user experience with S A P Fury, so stay tuned. 8. 3.1 Create a logon system: So let's look at how to create the log on system in S a P gooey double click on s a P log on with the mouse. Now on the screen, we can see the S a P log on window displays. A list of available s A P systems I. D. S one orange TV orange, PRD, orange qs Click on the new button to create an available ASAP system on the create new system. Entry window pops up. Click on next select connection Type onto the system Description in description, Input, application, server instance number and system I D. Uh, lickle. Next, choose network settings based on your network condition. If it's good, select high speed connection land Radio button in clinical. Next in language settings, select default value is the log on system language moved to upload Download encoding area Select default ANSI for unicode systems value as encoding. Click on finish The system ideas to has been established in the S. A. P log on window. You can also click on, and it's to change the system. If you don't use the system anymore, you can click on delete to delete the system 9. 3.2 Log on to SAP GUI: right. This is about how to log on the system. Using S a p gooey s a p graphical user interface Double click on S a P log on icon to start ASAP Guri on the screen we can see the s a P log on window. In this displays a list of available s A P systems I. D. S one orange TV, orange PRD and orange que es Choose the system you want to look onto. So let's take our Inter curious as an example, so selected DoubleClick on the screen. We type the client named 380 on a roll test 99 in user and the password in the password. Now, if you look on for the first time, your system administrator would give you an initial password. You'll be us to enter a new one now, and after that you'll use your own password whenever you log on and two e n in language on press. Enter. Now it's the first time for us logging onto the system. So a password change dialog box displays and you enter your own new password in new password. And so this again then in repeat password as you're required to confirm the password. Change on what you've done that click enter, choose until now as many times as needed. So reading any system messages that might display until you get through to the S A P easy access screen. This screen is the default initial screen in the S A. P A system. The left side contains a tree hierarchy of menus available to you in the S A. P system. You can use the right side of the screen to display your company logo. This graphic is made available centrally by your system Administrator s a P office to four months to display menu of transactions. These are the role based user menu on the S. A P standard menu roll makes use. The menu is a collection of activities used in business scenarios. Users can access transactions through their own role based menu. The system administrator will set this up. The menu was then transferred to the front end. You can display the role based use a menu by clicking on the user menu Butter. The S. A P standard menu is a complete list of all possible transactions offered by the system. You can display the S A P standard menu by clicking on S A P menu. You can expand the tree hierarchy by clicking on that too. So click on the log off buttered the system Pop ups log off dialog On this point, you can choose latte Yes, and then we log off the system. 10. 3.3 Work with different toolbars: All right, let's look at all the kinds of s a p is useful Told bars, So double click on s a p log on to start the s a p gooey. That's the graphical user interface. Now on the screen will see the s a p look on window on the list of available systems These are I DS one orange TV orange pe adi and orange qs Choose the system you want to log onto so let's take orange. Curious is an example more selected Double click it. Now this screen type the client name 380 and the wrong test 100 user on the password in password and e n In language press enter on the keyboard So will now get to the s a p easy access screen. The menu bar is the top line of any primary window in the S a P system. The man you show depend on which application you're using. The's menu items may also contain cascading menus. You can check the system information by choosing system status on. You can check that personal data by choosing system. Use a profile on data. Let's move to the command field. You can start applications directly by entering their transaction code in the command field . You can find a transaction code for an application in the status bar on the S A. P easy access. Great. And I'll explain that later. So that's take transaction code s u 01 which is using maintenance as an example, So and ask you 01 in the command field and click on Enter to gain access. To use a maintenance cold initial screen on, use a maintenance code on initial screen. You can change the user information, so answer user role Test 100 click on change. This will take you to the maintain use of screen on this screen. You can change the user role Test 100 information. We don't change it, so we click on council to council this activity. So back on the user maintenance colonel initial screen, we want to get to escape easy access. I will click back. No, that's learn about the standard toolbar. So the buttons and this is shown on every ASAP screen, and in order to explain it, that's it will expand the tree hierarchy of the S a P menu over one pages preparation. If you put it mouse over a butter and the system displays a flag with the name or function of the butter. So, for example, print log off. If certain buttons are not available in application, the buttons you can't use it deactivated. So, for example, save back and cancel. We can use, find and find next to search content on the screen, a state transaction code CEO 01 for example, Click on find on, then search in Menu Tree and two C 001 in find and choose the find button. We'll get now c 001 with material like on fire next, and we'll get CEO 01 s Create, which contains CEO 01 and other CEO zero ones, which exist in a tree menu. We can also use first page previous page next page on last page buttons to navigate the content over one page. So let's Lonely creates new session Button opens a new session, said There are now two sessions after I click on create new session through three open sessions, and I can close one by clicking on Markoff. So that means there are now two sessions as before. We seldom used generate a short cut, but you can have a try, and it's very simple. Hey, a pressing F one of your keyboard will activate S a P help functionality, so we seldom Nicollet customized local layout could be used to personalize the style of your SAPI system. After finishing customizing layout, you just need to log off, then log on again on the layout will take effect. Then we use the transaction code s U 01 to demonstrate title bar application tool bar tab, page input field check box and status bar and Tosu 01 in the command field and click on Enter on using maintenance. Come on initial screen and to roll test 100 users click on change. You'll get now to the maintain user screen will select the defaults top the title, but names the function that you're currently using. The line in which maintain user locates is the title. The application toolbar shows the buttons available in the application that you're currently using that the line in which change display on the details but it is located is the application Tolbert, and you can switch between change and display mode by clicking on change display. A tab allows Ito organize several screen areas to improve clarity and organization of data . Defaults, Parameters and roles are all taps input field so you can enter text. Let's take start menu, for example. On Enter V A 01 in the field check box allows you to select several options from a group of fields. Take output immediately on delete after output, for example. Like both of them, I'll now create a new session used transaction code and be 51 which is the material document list to explain the radio. But now, with radio buttons, you can only select one option database, determines optimum access, start off with material number and start off with posting date A radio buttons so you can only select one of them, then back in, maintain user screen. I'll demonstrate the status. Bar the status by this place information on the current system status such as warnings and errors. You can also change the display very into show. For example, that transaction code of the transaction you're currently using I, N S and OVI are used to control over writing. Hollowed new content will overwrite the previous content in i n s mode. This is not the case. Take entering value in the output device, for example. Now the system is it over? Er mode. We had to see Oi has then switched I and ice moded Anto M s Seeley, End. Now we can see what the difference is between the over yard s modes up, click on Save on. The error message appears on the status, but we correct the error. Click on Save on Success Message appears on the status bar. Okay, that's the log off the system. 11. 3.4 Add a new item to favorites: All right, let's look in the S a p favorites. So double click on the S a P log on the icon to start the s a p gooey the graphical user interface on the screen, we can see the log on window with a list of available ASAP systems. That's I DS one orange TV, orange, PRD and orange que es Choose a system you want to log onto. We'll take orange. Curious is an example. So select bad and double click on this screen. We type the client named 380 and Roll test 100 user the password in password and two e n in language press enter. Well, then get through to the S a p easy access screen. We'll go to the production order information system and we can expand the tree hierarchy of ASAP to find it on double click on it. Now here's a tape. If you want to display the transaction code of an application, you can click the right mouse button in the blank she settings. Select a check box displayed technical names. When you expand the tree hierarchy of the S A P menu again, you'll find the transaction code. C O I s of the production order Information system. As the title bar displays. This is a production order information system screen. Suppose you're the manager of production, Department of Orange. You're frequently use transaction codes. C O I s for your convenience. You can put this in your favorites. How do we operate it? Well, so let's see. Oh, I s order information system. Flick on the right. Mouse button on. Click on out to favorites. You'll now see it appears. And favorites just click on CEO. I asking favorites. You'll get to the production order Information system screen. Okay, back to the S. A P easy access screen. If you can remember the transaction code, for example, CEO 03 displaced production order, then the operation is much easier. Just like favorites. Click on the right mouse button and click on insert transaction, Papa. Manual entry of a transaction dialogue and end to see 03 This appears in favorites. Okay, just click on the C 003 and favorites. You'll get to display production order screen. Okay. Back to the S. A P easy access crew. In addition to the transaction code, you can add other objects to favorites. Take Web address or file, for example. The operation is very similar to adding CEO 03 I'll add the Web address of Google. Http collectible back slash www dot google dot com. Two favorites Just like favorites, Click on the right mouse button and click on on other objects. The pop up ad Additional Objects Dialog Box, Select Weather Dressel File in on an address off file Path and to Google Search Engine on. Then in text, enter the website Google so www dot google dot com In a Web address on file, she's continued on. You'll see the Web address of Google now appears in the favorites. 12. 3.5 Work with SAP command field: double click on that SAPI log on Icon and that will start the graphical user interface or gooey on the screen will see the S a P log on window with a list of available systems. That's I DS one orange TV, orange PRD and orange que ass and you choose the system you want to log onto. Let's take orange. Qs is an example, So selecting DoubleClick now on this screen will type the client names free. 80 Island to roll Test 100 user and to the password is password E n In language press. Enter were on the S a P easy access screen in the SCP Easy access screen. Double click on CEO 03 Display production order in favorites. This will run Transaction Code CEO 03 in production order display Initial screen Click on creating the session in the Standard Tool bar to open a new session in this newly open session and to the transaction code C O. I asked in the command field and click on Answer. We'll get the order information system screen so there are two open sessions now slash oh, displays an overview of sessions I answer slash o in the command field and press Enter the system pops off. Overview of sessions. So there are two sessions now what is displayed? Production order. On the other is production order information system. If I choose Generate, I'll open 1/3 session. It's another three. Open sessions slash Oh, XX xx initiates the specified transaction in India's session. Now we can see the production order information system session in the production order information system session and to slash our me 21 end in the command field and click on enter toe open. Create purchase order any 21 end Is the transaction kind of creating a purchase order? So this is a newly opened create purchase order session, and now we've got four sessions. The new session transaction of the status bar owes me 21 en. So that's lona slash end is used to counsel the current transaction. So and two slash end the command field and click on Enter. This will cancel the create person Georgia transaction. Okay, let me check its work to write. Yet they create purchase order Transaction house being canceled. The fourth sessions been changed into the S. A. P Easy access session the next days slash and execs eggs. Eggs, which is used to initiate the specified transaction directly from another transaction. And B 51 is the transaction code of material document list. So answer slash NMB 51 in the command field and click on enter to initiate material document list directly from the production order Information system Session. This is the material document lift session Production order Information system session has been canceled and replaced by the material document list session. So we go full sessions display production order material document list on to S A P. Easy access sessions. All right, The next one is slash I We can use it to delay your current session, so and to slash I in the command field and click on Enter this Will Deletes the material document lists session. We got three sessions now display production order and now two s a P easy access sessions. So the material document list has been deleted in production order display answer slash O V A. 01 in the command field and click on answer. This will open a create sales older session V 801 is the transaction code for this. All right, so this is a create sales order. Session seven, there are now four. Again. So display production order creates sales order and still to s a PC access sessions. All right, let's not a new one. So this is slash any nd and we can use it to end the log on session with the confirmation dialog box. So end to slash any Indian command and click on enter up pops the log off dialog and you choose. Yes, all sessions have now been ended. Choose orange curious system and double click it to log on. And it's the same as before. So typing client names free 80 That's role test 100 user. The password is password E. Any language presented to go to the S a P 80 access screen. All right, open three new sessions, so create purchase order room. That's Emmy 21 hand. Create production order CEO 01 on S A P easy access and so slash O C 00 What? In the Cayman Fielding. Click away. This will create production or the session. Okay. Done. Click on. Create new sessions. Open a new s a p easy access screen and then enter Emmy 21 in the command field and click on Enter. This opens create purchase order. Okay, that's done. All right, so next is slash any X, and we can use this toe. End the log on session without a confirmation dialog box. So in production, or to create and so slash any X in the command field and click on Answer on. You'll see that all the sessions have been ended without confirmation dialog box. 13. 3.6 Work with SAP Help: Maybe you're familiar with the help function of other software products like Microsoft Office. So let's look a s a P help now. Okay, double click on the S. A P log on will start the S A. P Gilly a graphical user interface. Now this screen will see the S a P log on window displaying a list of available systems. Here, we've got ideas. One orange devi orange PRD and orange Que es and you choose the one that you want to log onto in this demo will take orange Que ass is an example. So selecting double click it on this green type of client names 30 and a roll test 100 in user and to the password in password and e n In language press, enter to get to the S a P easy access screen. In order to explain field help, we use maintain years of session and Tosu 01 in the command field and click on Enter To gain access to user maintenance initial screen on the user maintenance initial screen, you can change the user information and to user role test 100 click on change. You get to the maintain user screen. We select the defaults top. Let's take the field longer language. For example. If you've never used this field before, you'll need to find out what type of data you need to provide, and you can use F one for help. Half one will provide technical information on the field. Okay, we pressed F one on the keyboard Up pops the performance of system Wyndham. We can see the technical information about local language. Okay, for the field level language, you'll want to know whether there are possible values that already exist for that field or not. You can use, therefore, for help at four. Help will provide values that could be entered in the field. Okay, so now pressed F four on the keyboards on the system pops off the language window. We can see the longer language list that we can select. Choose that a Chinese is the language and trickled save to save the change. In addition to field help, ASAP, System provides comprehensive online how you can display this help from any screen in the system. You can also always request help by using the help menu are choosing the relevant icon the help menu contains the following options. So this application help, which displays comprehensive help for the current application. Selecting this menu option in the initial screen displays help on getting started with S a p ASAP library. That's where along loan documentation could be found. Glossary for searching for definitions of terms Release loads This displays notes that described functional changes occurring between S A P System releases S A P service marketplace This enables user log onto the marketplace Create support message with support messages. You can directly contact the responsible solution Manager Support unit from your S I P system settings. This enables you to select settings for help. Okay, now there's log off, then law gold against a check. If the local language has been changed, some choose orange que Assen DoubleClick. I'm alone again. Type the client names 380 and a roll test 100 user and to the password in password and to eat and in language on press Answer, we'll get to the S A p access green and you'll see now the change of lager language takes effect 14. 3.7 Personalize your own data: s a P provides the function of personalizing your own data. For example, in this session will learn how to personalize our data. So double click on the S A P logo and I can't to start the s. A P Guri graphical user interface on this screen will see ASAP log on displaying a list available systems Here there are I DS one orange devi orange PRD and orange QS. We'll choose a system we want to log on to take. Qs is an example So selecting the will click on it They're all this green type client 380 on into role test 100 user under the password in Password Presenter will get to the essay Puz access screen Now remember, from the last session longer languages Chinese So we need to log off and log on with English again. Then I explained how to personalize your using to face on the S a P system. So enter s U 01 in the command field and click Enter to start, maintain user transaction and the role test 100 in the use of field and click on change button on the application to Alma in Maintain user choose defaults. Tub change Local language From the day Chinese to here in English decimal notation is one color 234 color 567.89 day four Mounties. Why? Why? Why? Why? I m m d d Click on save to save the change, then check decimal notation and date former by running the transaction code C o i s and two c o I s in the command field and click on Enter to start the production order, Information system transaction and, sir, 100,000 in maximum number of orders field Choose February 28th 2014 as basic start date field press enter. The maximum number of orders failed is 100,000. Basic start date is 2014 slash 02 slash 28 exit the production or the information session and then change decimal notation on date format by running a transaction code s u 01 same as before. And so as zero wanted the command field and click enter to start, maintain user transaction and to roll test 100 in the years of field and click on change in maintain user session. Choose the false tab Now change decimal notation for one comma. 234 Cup of fighting 7.89 to 1.234 point 567 Collar 89 Change the date former From Why y y y slash mn slash t d two d d don't a man dot Why? Why? Why? Why save the change and log off now Logging on again. Choose the orange. Cuba has system and double click to lago. Remember, we're typing the client named 380 entering role test 100 in the user on the password and the password pressing answer gets through to the S A. P easy access screen again on the local languages. Now English. Then start the transaction code. C o I. S We'll check whether the change the decimal notation on date format has taken effect or not. So and the CEO, I asked in the command field press enter to start the production order information system transaction and 100,000 in maximum number of orders and shoes. February 28th 2014. That's the basic StarTac field percenter. Okay, Maximum number holders field now say is 100,000 with the decimal point on the basic start, they feel this 28 to 2014 so that changes of decimal notation on day former have taken effect. Well, the that's now Le Goff, the S a p A system. 15. 3.8 Bonus: Navigate in the latest SAP GUI (Version 750): this video lecture will go through how to use ASAP. Log on to gain access to the S A P system on navigating the S A p A system. So we're going to start the S A P log on from the Windows APP menu. Choose the windows button and choose s a P log on. To start the S A P Logan process, choose the T 41 space system and choose enter and into the data client 400 user name, password, language en for English and shoes enter. Now we're here. We're gonna locate a variety of transactions by the S A p easy access menu. So choose the S a P access menu. Then she's accounting and she's financial accounting accounts receivable on. Then she's account and you can see the transaction tax of display balances on display. Change line items are located in the account folder. Now you have specific transactions that use frequently to facilitate access. You create entries in your favorites folder, so we're going to create a favorite for the display balances transaction. So we choose display balances and shoes add to favorites on the application toolbar. Now you're just beginning to use the S A P system, and you want to personalize your user interface in S a P logo. The first thing you'd like to do is have the success warning and era messages appear in a dialogue box. Then, secondly, confirmed that the date and currency format display are according to your preferences. So, firstly, choose customized local lower layout in the system toolbar at the top of the screen now cheese options. She's interaction design. She's notifications in the messages area of the screen. Select the check boxes. Show success messages in the dialogue box showed warning messages in a dialogue box on show error messages in a dialogue box and shoes apply and then click. OK, then you confirm that the date and currency format display are according to your preference . So on the S a P easy access screen on the main menu bar. Choose system and use a profile. Use a data, then choose the default stop. Change the decimal notation and date format to the format of your choice, and when you're done, just press safe 16. 4.1 Understand SAP Fiori: Okay, so let's talk about fury. In general terms, what is it? Furious s a piece. New browser based user interface. So the idea is that you don't log into your old regular AARP system with the S A P going anymore. Instead, you use fury through a Web browser. At the moment s a P fury is actually free for all S A P customers so ASAP provides the license for free. So there's really no reason not to look into using it. And there's a lot of good upsides for it. Fury is also available for the oldie CC six system, but really mainly, if you want to use fury today, you should be on the S four harness system. Fiori also supports HTML five. That's a new coding standard, which means it's completely responsive, meaning it responds to the device it's being displayed on. That means you can run Fiori with the launch pad on your regular computer, your laptop, your tablet and even your mobile phone. It supports all of those devices. Also, it supports multiple operating systems, so it runs on Windows. It runs on IOS. So if you have a Mac computer and iPhone it runs on that. It also runs on Android. So if you have a Google phone, same thing you can launch the fury launchpad from that. Also, it's available in multiple languages. I don't even know how many they keep adding to it. But now, just like the S a P system in general is available in just about any language which you can think off. Same thing for fury. Also available in multiple languages. And last but certainly not least, Fiori comes with a set of APS on. When they first released it, they had, like, maybe 100 APs also available on. Then suddenly it was 300. And I think now that upto over 10,000 APS, that list is always growing. They keep adding more and more outs to fury on that covers really all areas of enterprise. So that's finance APS, APS for procurement and sales and logistics. HR anything you can think of in the system that is typically an app for it. And if there isn't one, there's probably one being developed where you can always custom develop your own ups to That's absolutely possible. Now let me show you why fury exists So here's a few sample screens from the S A p E C C six system from the user interface displayed through the regular ASAP. Gilly. So here's one. Here's another one. So just by looking at this, if you're familiar with working with S A P through the S A P gooey, you could kind of tell already that these are I don't know what the words are Very challenging screens. All right, so there's a lot of fields and a lot of buttons. A lot of icons on there. Each one of these things does something, so it's not very user friendly. If you think about it, the screen alone has over 100 items on that that you could click on there, do something. So this has been a point of contention over the last few years. In the user community, people always want something that's a bit easier to work with. A little cleaner, a little more modern. And that was really escapees. Main motivation. When they worked with fury, they wanted to make things easier for the user just to compare these screenshots. Here are a couple of screenshots from the Fury interface. So you've probably seen this one a lot. All right, this is a screenshot off the fury launchpad displayed in different devices, either a laptop or tablet or even a mobile phone. And you can already tell it's very, very different from the regular S. A P Curie screens. And once you work with the launch pad and you click on one of these tiles, you might see a screen that looks like this display through your browser. You can tell it's a very clean and modern look. It's again browser based. So you just use your regular Web browser to display this, and it's much easier to navigate much cleaner looking. All right, so that's a very big change or departure from the old screens we have to work with to the new Fiori screens. Fiori includes APS or these tiles, and there are three different types of up. The 1st 1 is a transactional tile or transactional app, and they do things like transaction codes in the S a P system. They can create, change, display or post things. So, for example, create a customer would be a transaction or posting invoice. That would be a transactional app on That's one of the categories or one of the types of up that exists in fury. The second type is analytic collapse. There's APS that visually display analytics information, reporting information or key performance indicators, or any kind of metrics you want to track. And they do this in real time. So the numbers you see are updated in real time automatically. You don't have to manually run a report for this anymore. And then the third type of app is called a factual up. And that's more of an informational kind of up, where you can display documentation or fact sheets or kind of contextual information that's related to the business object you're looking at. Okay, so keep that in mind. Three types of ups, most of the apse. You'll be working with other transactions, of course, on then the analytical APS to evaluate and report on key performance indicators or metrics 17. 4.2 Fiori apps reference library: Okay, so here we are in the actual life Fury APS Library on as we discussed in the previous module, a couple of things you can take note off on the top, right? Ive authenticated or ready to the site. So I'll have access to some additional capabilities, such as managing profiles and filters, which will cover in another module. If I've run previous up recommendations, I'll have a category to be able to review those that wouldn't be here if I was anonymous on this site. But let's go ahead and take a look at this on the top page here, which you can always get to from this'll home button. On any page, you have the ability to jump in and watch a quick video. Just a quick overview about the library. You can take a look at these additional lighthouse scenarios for quick time to Valley Fury scenarios. You can even get down and look at the external website on get a link to a fuel reaction in a free trial to test it out and play with it now in the top left here are high level what we call categories now. Categories are really just pre defined top level filters that are very convenient and commonly used to drill into categories. Now, the Apse library not only contains information on fury APS, but also on non fury technologies such as S a P U I five s, a p gooey Web, dyn pro and even design studio. The elapse category is going to show you everything available in the library so you can see that we have a time of this recording just under 11,000 different ups. And again, this is not just fury APS thes are any you I technology available in the library. So sometimes this can be useful to get account or if you really need wide open searching. But frequently you'll go into a little bit more of a filtered start point. And that's what these additional categories of four the 1st 1 lets you look at any you i technology application. But for S four Hana, that would be our first filter, the next to probably the most commonly used as starting points. And that's fury APS for us for Hannah. But a lot of customers, if they're still back on business suite, they want to know if Fury APS are available, and they can begin to use those on deploy them for users, even as there are merits for journey on. Do that with Business Suite on this category is a great way to get a list off those fury APS on a business suite. Now, this next one called available for S A P Fury Cloud. To explain this ASAP, Fury can be deployed in two primary ways. Traditionally, it could be deployed on premises where you take and download the fury application content. You deploy it to an on premise application servers such as an S a P Net weaver. But you're responsible for the management, that employment, that transporting all that type of governance work that goes with it. We also have available now the ability to deploy S a p fury on S a P cloud platform, our enterprise platform as a service offering. That offering is referred to as ehs ap Fiori Cloud and these are APS that are pre configured and optimized to run in S a P cloud platform in a decoupled fashion with pre defined integration to a back end as four or business suite system. But this filter lets you quickly determine which of the Fury APS are available to run on Fury Cloud and for more rapid time to value. So this case, let's go ahead. A very common way to peruse the library for customers is what's available or s four Hana. From a fury perspective, drilling into that category will show you a couple of things at the very top. Here you will always again when you have a list of applications or even additional filter categories like this on the left side, your current filter selections will always be shown at the top. 18. 4.3 Generate Fiori apps recommendations report: fury. APS library is easy to navigate, filter and group in order to find applications of interest. But many might ask the question. Well, how can I then discover which fury up to relevant to me based on my S a P system or implementation without manually having to search for them? The fury out recommendations function was created for you. The primary goal off the fury out recommendations function is to identify fury APS The best fit your needs based on the profile from your systems. What it really does is it provides a set of recommendations of relevance and readiness based on your system. Now here, relevance is described in the fury ups that are relevant to you based on the process ease that is being used in your system. So the system is trying to ascertain which processes are being used. So that kind of prioritize which ones would be most relevant and half the biggest bang for your buck if you will. And readiness describes how ready your particular system is in order to make use off or deploy those fury APS. Now the analysis itself provides a list of the applications that are relevant for the process is used, and we're getting a previous screenshot here on the right. It's going to show which Fiori outs are already installed, if any, because you may be doing this at a time after you deployed some, which can be used without a system update, which could be helpful. It will show APS that can be used, assuming that a software update or database migration requires. So that's going to require a little bit more work on the installations required in order to use certain fury. Arms. So I was trying to give you a real picture off the effort that's going to be required to make use of the applications, but also the relevance off those APS to your system. How it works is it uses a list of transaction codes are bloated to the Fury APS Reference library, and the analysis itself will then provide back the list of Fury APS In that kind of screen , we'll take a look at this momentarily based on your process ease. Also, as we mentioned, it will check the readiness of your landscape on, then provide some information about which UPS are ready, which are going to require some additional work to be done on display any kind of missing product versions that are required. So after you've logged in to the Fury APS library, a wizard will guide you through the steps. The first thing you're going to do is upload or select what's called a usage profile. Find that in a moment next, you'll upload system profiles based on it can be from harder deployment or a front end system or back in an essay P system. In order to do that, you're going to give it a name and run the analysis. Now, just from a reference perspective, a usage profile is really referencing a downloaded list of transactions that you're using in a productive S, a p R bob back end system. Whereas a system profile is really a list of the software component versions that are installed in your our bar Poor Hannah system. Now we're not going to cover how to obtain these in this particular course, because that's kind of that's not a Fury UPS library function. But the documentation that I will provide in the appendix of this course will link you through the document that provides details on how to obtain these profiles from your system 19. 4.4 How to navigate SAP Fiori launchpad: in this lecture, I will show you some basic operations in s A P Fiori launchpad like search for applications . Add applications to your home tile group, create a new custom tile group and launch and navigate through an application. So let's get started to start the S a p Fury launchpad from the windows APS menu, choose the windows button and choose fury Launchpad To start the S A p fury launchpad until your user name and password choose the language en For English. Choose Logan. Find all the application tiles that contain the word stuck in their title using the search feature and return to the home page to display all applications. Choose search at the top right of the screen. The search field opens now choose APS and in the search field and to the word stop and press enter applications. Tiles will appear in the result. Choose home on the top left part of the screen and you'll see all the applications again. Okay, Next, find all objects in the system that include the word Germany and returned to the home page to display all applications. So for this one, ensure that the search dropped down is set to all now in the search field and to the word Germany and she's enter. You'll see a list of all objects where Germany is mentioned. Now choose home and you'll see all applications again. Okay, Next, we're going to create a custom tile group named my Applications on, then assigned the following applications to your new group. So maintain business partner. Create sales order change sales order, create outbound deliveries from sales orders, pick outbound delivery, create billing documents. Be ever for sales order fulfilment all issues query, browser, browse views and show that the applications appear in the above sequence from left to right in the new tile group and changed the name of the change sales order tile to modify my orders. All right, so start the personalized mode by choosing the user icon at the top left corner of your screen. Then choose the icon at it home page to create a new title group at the top of the screen cheese. The plus sign at Group No over. Write the text entered group name with the new group. Name my applications to add an application. Shoes the plus sign Open up finder within the new group used the application catalogue. Select a drop down list on the left to choose sales order processing. Choose the pin icon below the Create Sales Order application. To add it to your group, choose the pin icon below the Change sales order application to out that to your group. Used the application catalogs and up to drop down list on the left to choose sales billing document. Choose the pin icon below the create billing documents. Fear four application To add that to your career Now again Used the application catalogs like to drop down list on the left to choose C E. C. Customer Engagement and Commerce SD Choose the pin icon here below the sales order fulfilment all issues application to add that to your group. Okay, so back to the application catalogue. Select a list on the left. This time we choose logistic execution. Outbound deliveries. Choose the pin icon below that, create outbound deliveries from sales orders application and add that to your group. Choose pinecone below the pick outbound delivery application to add that to your group and then we're going to the application. Catalogs like to drop down list on the left again to choose Analytics Query browser on Dhere. We choose the pin icon below. Query browser. Browse views application To add that to your group back to the application catalogue. Select to drop down. And this time we choose business partner data on the pin icon below the maintaining business partner application and out that to your group on on the top left, we choose back to return to the personalized screen. Now we could reorganize the tiles by dragging them so that they appear from left to right in the following sequence. Maintain business partner. Create sales order change sales order. Create outbound deliveries from sales orders, pick outbound delivery. Create billing documents fearful for sales order fulfilment all issues and query browser. Browse views on the change sales order tile. Choose the three dots icon at the bottom and select the edit tile information option on overwrite the time name with modify my orders and to the subtitle used to adjust pricing onto the description Text CFO to agree all queue for discounts. Okay, She's okay on to exit the personalized mode. Choose save changes at the bottom right corner of your screen. So next we're gonna launch the sales order fulfillment all issues application on display only orders that have issues relating to the delivery. So from your new personal tile group, choose the sales order fulfilment. All issues tile, and you'll see a list of all orders that are not fulfilled. She's thean delivery icon at the top of the screen to show only orders that have a problem in the delivery stage. Open the order at the top of the delivery list, and we can find out why the order isn't fulfilled using the process flow view. So for this one to open the details view, choose first order, then click the order number in the bottom left corner. Choose the process flow butter. Notice the red circle around delivery and the text of shipping issue. To return to the main issue, click this text and select open in issue. Look in the bottom right hand corner. You can see the post goods issue button. Post Goods issue is offered to get this order shipped and in the top left corner, choose home on will return to the home page 20. 5.1 Understand organizational unit, element, structure: Welcome back in this section I'll talk about some basic system concept will go through a few terminologies that we broadly use in the world of S A P. Let me ask you a simple question. Do you know how we outlined different business departments in the S A. P Enterprise? Resource planning is really important to understand some basic system concepts like master data, organizational units and elements. With these concepts, you can easily map your business structure toe s A P systems and get useful information on their activities. The company's enterprise structure is mapped to the S A P applications by using organizational elements organizational elements of the mechanism for defining a company's enterprise structure within the S a P system for legal and business related purposes. Organizational elements include legal company entities, plants, storage locations, sales offices and profit centers. They may be assigned to a single or to several applications each. Organizational elements such as plant is first defined in the implementation guide on then linked other organizational elements that's representing the whole enterprise structure while defining organizational elements. Remember, they defined the structure for how data is to be entered, tracked and extracted from the S A P system, the possible organizational elements from the highest to lowest level a client company, code plant storage location, sales organization, distribution channel, organization unit on position on in the coming slide, I'll explain a detailed relation between these. For example, then we've just drawn the most common organizational structure for Orange Company. So from the diagram we can see, Client is the highest level of all organizational elements. Now, Company code is the highest legal entity normally created by tax law, commercial law and other financial accounting criteria. Meanwhile, SMP Implementation Consultant will also consider geographical factors. Company Code is a subsidiary of Client One. Client may have many company codes. Plant is a physical location, which is set up material management. The plant is also a central organizational unit in production and planning. It belongs toe one company code, but one company code may have many plants. Storage location describes material stocks and in venturing management on its affiliated to plant. Now, one plant may have several locations. For example, the storage locations of raw material hard 001 on finished material. F 001 Sales organization. It's a central organizational unit in sales order management, and it controls the sales activities with different customers. Distribution channel could be used to define how the products reached customers. So, for example, we can sell goods from plant to retailers. Then retailers distribute the products to customers Orange directly sells to a customer organization unit describes the different functional or relational regional departments within an enterprise. 21. 5.2 Explore master data: all right in this section, I'm going to talk about master data, the core data that is essential to operations in the RPI. So first thing, what is muster data that well, this is the core data essential to operations in a specific business or business unit. Master data is shared by different people for different purposes. At the same time, information about material customers suppliers and not changed frequently. Therefore, if the users have to re enter this information will be a huge waste of effort, so it's really efficient. Keep this information in a place where every user can access it. So master data is normally created centrally for long term usage. All applications can access master later, and people can pick up the organized data into different views. Some typical examples of master data would be materials, mustard ater, customer master, data personnel, master data and so on and so forth. So a few examples than customer master data describes the business relationship between a company and their clients. Generators contains the customers general information such as name and address, phone number and other information as the attributes and customers apply. A master data also contains the completed basic information to define the relationship between a company on their suppliers. Employees Master data is used primarily by S a PRP human capital management module for management. This function enables you to map your organization structure efficiently. We plan to drill down to the details in the human Capital Management section. 22. 5.3 Display a material master record via Fiori Launchpad: So we're going to display material master record and locate various organizational and field level information contained within the material muster record on display The material master record with the S A p Fury APP display material. So to start the display material up in group Master data on the S A P Fury launchpad and in the material field and T R 504 and choose Enter Select View Basic Data one on Select view sales Sales organization data one Selective you sales general Plant data. Then she's continue. A new dialogue box appears requesting organizational levels. So we enter plant 1010 and to sales organization 1010 and to distribution Channel one Zahra . And she's continue now to locate and record the basic data. So on the basic data one tab you confined Material Description Base unit of measure Material group, Gross weight and weight to unit And to locate and record the sales data on the sales sales or 0.1 tab, you'll find the delivering plant is 1010 The tax category is T T X one. Output tax on the tax classifications is one full tax 23. 5.4 Display a customer master data via GUI: Okay. This demo, I'm gonna show you how to display customer master data. So I've opened up the S A p gooey and will locate a customer master record soon. We're going to use the customer. Roa 00 company code 1000 i d s a g sales organization 1000 So that's Germany Frankfurt Distribution Channel 10. Final customer sales on division Double zero, Cross division as very introduced. Play the customer Master Data from the S. A P Easy Access Man, you choose logistics sales and distribution Master data business partners customer display double click complete now into customer roar A 00 an inter company code 1000 sales organization and 2 1000 injured distribution channel and to 10 on in division and 200 now choose enter. Locate the general data Choosy addressed hub. And here we get the customer address related information so you can see the street name is Val just Karsa 86 to 90. The customer is located in the city of Berlin. The customer search term is s a p 01 Then we locate the company code data. Choose the company co data icon from the application Tober. Choose the account management tub. Now we can see the reconciliation account is 140,000. The reconciliation Accounting General Ledger is the account that's updated parallel to the sub ledger account for normal postings, for example, invoice or payment. Then we navigate a sales area data. Choose the sales area data. I constantly application Tobar. Now choose the shipping tub. We can see the shipping conditions ISO to standard. Choose the billing document tab on. We can see the terms of payment are said be 01 and all the information we have just seen is extremely important for a customer master record. 24. 5.5 Display a business partner via Fiori Launchpad: in this video, we're going to learn how to display a business partner Master record for a supply and use the s a p fury app to maintain business partner on display business partner T A v 04 So start the maintain business partner up in group Master data on the S A P Fury launchpad in the business partner field and two t Avia for and choose Enter. Now we're going to locate and record the general data. So display business partner in BP role business partner Jen the business partner Categorization is organization on the address tab. You confined the address information of this supply searched her s four F 13 street or house number Main Street 199 Postal code or city 20000 Hamburg time zone is C E T. When the language is English. Now located record undated For the business partner role F I vendor and for company code 1010 So change displaying BP role and use the drop down list of the display in BP role field and select F I vendor. Choose the company code button on the company code is 1010 Choose. Enter on the Vendor Account Management tab. You'll find that reconciliation account is 21100000 On the vendor payment transactions Tab , you can see that payment terms It's 0001 on payment methods is T. Okay, so we're gonna locate. We called the data full the business partner role supply and for purchasing organization 1010 So changes explain BP role on use The drop down list of the field display in BP role and select supplier. Now she's the purchasing button on the purchasing organization is 1010 and choose. Enter on the purchasing data tab. You can see that order. Currency is E. You are on payment. Terms is 0001 25. 6.1 Understand embedded analytics in S/4HANA: in this lecture will be talking about embedded analysis in us for here we have the architecture where they're technically with software. But if you want to be in the latest and greatest, you'll have your essay, your s four harder for your transactions and you have your B w for harder for your strategic analytics on all of this is obviously sitting on your hand a platform, and then you can pick and choose between the two systems, depending on what you're reporting needs. You now have the option of your embedded analytics with your S four system for more strategic analysis or even some predictive analytics, you can now use your B W for Hana, which has been rewritten from the ground up s A P has removed a 1,000,000 lines of code from that previous beautifully version. So it's supposed to be a very streamlined BW environment. So this is the landscape right now, where s a P wants your customers or where customers go to. So let's go talk about embedded analytics. Let me give you a primer on how all this works. So as for embedded analytics, the main premise here is that we have virtual data models. And as we progress here for most of you who haven't got the BW environment, you'll see that translates fairly nicely to what you have in the BW environment. In terms of just the general architecture. The difference being is that when a virtual data model we're no longer persisting with they too were reading data riel time directly out of the S for environment. With those virtual data models, you're looking directly at the tables and you can build a ton of different applications. On top of it may be using the business suite of the business objects, tools or analytics, cloud or fury, or different front end tools. At the same time, we can also connect the CD s views to a be doubly system and use that as a data source. If we move along to the next slide. This is the high level architecture. So how does this work? So at the very bottom, you've got the persistent layer. Now what does that mean? Thes your tables in your ass? 4 may have been simplified. A general ledger table that the tables physically existing in your s four system. So then we go up to modeling. Now we build the CD s views and we build that virtual data modelling in order to consume the raw data and for us to add semantics to it and add properties and make sure we're satisfying user requirements. What's the access method? We can have a no data service, which will then expose this to fury or other third party tools. But we have what we call this trend and analytical queries again. For those of you who have BW systems, this will translate to a pretty much be X query. That's how about CD s You behave. That'll be the front end tools that will see that as a back story. So finally, your visualization. This is where we consume the day to your end. User will consume that data on again will be your business objects or a front end tall like ASAP analytics cloud or Fury or 1/3 party system. So now let's talk about briefly the virtual data model. What is the virtual data model? Plain and simple. It's a bunch of views. What we call our CD s views on. We build a layered on top of each other so first of you that's been consumed by a second view, which has been consumed by 1/3 view. Again, the architecture of your virtual data model will depend on your requirements. It's not a straightforward linear view on top of the view. On top of another view, it just depends on what it is you need to build. Finally, you have your you why at the top, which again is your front end tool, which will consume those views. So what does a virtual data might look like again? For those of you who have a B W system, this will very similar to the architecture and be doubly where we initially loaded data into an ODS. Typically, you'd have a cube for a second layer on that, a multi provider or a composite provider. And then finally, you'll be X query, so those elements translate on the right hand side here of my screen, you have a very basic CD s view just pretty much your initial selection of data out of your tables in us. For once you do that, you build a composite view which selects data from that basic view on this is where we add all of the semantics. So this is where we define properties such as adding texts or attributes to a particular field such as material. And then on top of the composite view, we have the consumption, which is where we're pretty much building that victory that will be exposed to the front end. Tools on it will behave like a B E x query. You can even run this in our SRT, and you could do data previews and test if the query is working. Apart from that on the left hand side, we have our master data. So this is again similar to be w where we build your dimension on you build your views and then we put them together and we associate them with a composite view. So this is a virtual data model. All this is happening in real time. When the user executes that report so that cubes and the data is persistent. It exists physically and be doubly. And you have that overhead of your extraction your E T. Ellen, to be w as well as data memory that's been consumed by that persistent data. So moving along this view we're talking about here is CD s views. So they stand for core data services. On the definition is that they are semantically enriched, non persistent entities that could be built on top of each other on their executed during runtime. So for those of you again who have s a P have VCC in your environment where you can build a view on top of tables, it's pretty much the same principle with CD s views. But they're way more advanced and sophisticated, and you have a lot of additional functionality. So in brief, let's talk about the front end tools most of you here do you have business objects? So this is a S a P diagram in terms of where they see the front end tools going. So they have at the bottom part with the innovative, the core, your on premises tools again, they have their br sweet Loom era design, studio analysis, additional office, web crystal reports. You have your planning as well as predictive analytics. And now when you go to the cloud solution s a P analytics cloud is the new s A s solution for analytics. We also have the option for the digital boardroom which is a tool that allows for a touchscreen multiple TV's in the room, with reports in that where you can have meetings and literally drilled down into the data as the meeting is happening. So in terms of the on premises tools, we have Web intelligence here in the right analysis for office, which is your ad hoc reporting. It looks like accent. You got a pivot table with your data coming out of your data warehouse or s for? Many financial users really like to use analysis for office. It becomes an excel, and they can manipulate the data. And then you have Loom era, discovering where you can have lots of visualization, graphs and charts. It's more of a story telling tall as opposed to an ad hoc toll. It's a visualization tool. And then finally, on the cloud your analytics cloud on. This is just a standard S a P to live a template to demonstrate the tool, but it looks pretty slick, and it's actually really easy to create visualization using the tool 26. 7.1 HANA overview: in this section, I'm going to give you a short overview of S A P. Hard, as previously mentioned as SAPI, Harner is an in memory database solution in memory databases very fast compared with traditional databases. It's about 10 times faster because it keeps all the data in the memory. When we talk about S a p. Hannah, we actually talk about the components of Han on screen. The main component is the database itself. The highly database. Then we have s a P harder studio for data modelling. Then I'll say I say P harder is more like an appliance instead of a bunch of single bits of software. So what is a computer appliance is used for the combination of hardware and software especially tuned for that hardware. So there are certified vendors who could offer hardware to install harder applications. The harness software is also available on a cloud infrastructure known as S A P harder cloud. So s a P. Hunter is also available as a service on cloud. Now, we understand that in memory database like ASAP, Harner is very fast when compared with the traditional databases. But where is all this performance? Come from S a p Hana leverages low cost main memory that we call ramp on it leverages ramen . Also, it leverages multi core processes and finally, solid state drivers to achieve this kind of high performance. Solid state drives have become very popular these days. They don't have a spinning mechanisms such in them, so data is accessible more efficiently, but they're obviously more expensive than the traditional ones. Now, keep in mind, that s a P Hana database, which is an in memory database, could be used for both online transaction processing system or a well TP on online analytical processing system or O L. A P. So what line transaction processing systems are more geared towards operations and users using the system to enter day to day data like you purchase something from WalMart. It goes in the O LTP system to create the record. Day to day activity is handled by the O LTP system, so they require database updates or inserts that could happen very fast. And they're not really tuned where we can do deep queries to find out the trends and what's going on and so on. So oh, LAPD applications arm or useful for managers where they want to query the trends and do the analysis on there won't be doing lots of inserts. They'll be doing the query two different kinds of systems to different kinds of audience. Two different kinds of tuning required for both kinds of systems. That's the difference between O, L, T, P and O Help. Also, keep in mind that the S a p Hana database office query processing environment for structure databases like to dimension tables where data is residing in two dimension tables, very structured and less structured. Data is also handled by the harder database like texts and graphs. And so asset compliance is another important attribute of a data vote. So the S a P harder databases are 100% asset compliant. It guarantees the reliability of database transactions. As for attributes are covered under this broad turn asset compliance, animosity, consistency, isolation and durability. These are the qualities of an asset compliant database on the S. A P holiday database offers all of them stab. We understand that in memory database keeps all the data in the random access memory, so it's available immediately. So what kind of size is supported by ASAP, huh? In its early stages, Hollywood use upto one terabyte of RAM, and it keeps data in a compressed former. So up to five terabytes of UN compress data could go in one terabyte of RAM in a compress former. So it's about five times that. In 2011 ASAP, Hana could be used with up to eight terabytes from on would support 40 terabytes of compressed data in 2012. Harder would support up to 200 terabytes of RAM, so that means a lot of data. From a technical perspective. The harder database consists of two database engines. The column based store storing relational data in columns optimized for holding Data Mart tables with large amounts of data which aggregated and used in analytical operations on the robot he stops during relational data in Rose. This Rose stories optimized for right operations and has a lower compression rate at its query performance is much lower compared with the column based Oh, the engine that's used to store data that can be selected on a per table basis at the time of creation of a table, tables in the roast or loaded into memory at startup time whereas tables in the column store can either be loaded at start up on demand during normal operation of the S A P Hunter database. Both engines share a common persistency layer, which provides data persistency across both engines changes to in memory data votes. Pages are made persistent through safe points written to the data volumes on persistent storage. This is done automatically at least every five minutes, and it's customizable. Besides, every transaction committed in the S a P Hana database is persisted by the lager of the persistency layer in a log entry written synchronously to the large volumes on persistent storage for the coding Perceptive harness database support SQL MDX on B r C s B. R. C s. It's an essay behind a specific SQL script language. That's an extension to ask you A that can be used to push down data intensive application logic into the S a P. Hana database 27. 7.2 Text processing: Did you know that between 70 and 80% of data in an organization is unstructured? And most of this unstructured data is text based, so data can be classified in two categories. Unstructured and structured data. Now, what is unstructured data? This phrase usually refers to information that doesn't reside in a traditional row column database. For example, Facebook, twitter or emails. The benefits of structured data are that it could be identified and processed by machine after the storage data is so much easier to search, combine and filter for one's own purpose and what is structured data. Well, this is data that resides in a fixed field within a record or file, for example, a database. So with text analysis, we take unstructured data, transform it a structured data and analyze it. Okay, what is text analysis now? The term text analysis describes a set of linguistic statistical on machine learning techniques that model and structure the information content of textual sources for exploratory data analysis, research or investigation. Text analysis powered by Harner applies full linguistic and statistical techniques to extract and classify unstructured text into entities and demands. With the heart of platform. You can get really insights from your unstructured textual data. The platform provides search, text analysis and text mining functionality for unstructured test sources. There are several techniques used in text analysis in order to find a specific string or to perform linguistic searches. When we talk about text analysis features, we mean three million futures Full text index, full text search and fuzzy search. A full text index is a special type of token based functional index that's built and maintained by the full text engine for SQL Server. Full text search is designed to perform linguistic or language based searches against text and documents stored in your database. Fuzzy searches the technique of finding strings that match a pattern approximately. It's a type of search that will find matches even when uses misspell words or enter only partial words for the search. Furthermore, the harder database also supports data mining, which is used to discover interesting patterns as a part of pattern finding extract. Useful knowledge is part of knowledge Discovery on support decision making in businesses, text mining supports functions to determine the top rant related and relevant document in terms relative to a given reference, documents said on perform statistical analysis. It also supports methods for categorizing documents, given a set of reference documents with pre defined categorizations. 28. 7.3 Spatial analysis: in this lecture. What I'd like to do is introduce you to harness special services application and how to consume the different A P I and services we offer. A service is running on S a P cloud platform. Thes services focus on the collection, storage, processing and consumption of geo reference data from public sources like the E R P space agency. Well, the German weather agency as well from private sources like customer drawn images. It's exactly this combination of out of public information and Custer images and business data that allows individual domain specific spatial analysis on that drives high value business processes. Now s a P harder is fully integrated with industry leading partners who specialize in special processing. These include Google, S. R. I, Pitney Bowes, Hours and Tom. There are many use cases for special data. These include live traffic information, communicating with emergency services. Drivers sport in gay football, analysis out geographical sensors to the bulls and players and track movements, distances, contacts and so on. And energy companies map their pipes. Cables identify closest engineers or identifying nearby assets that could also be cleaned or maintained to save on separate coolants. 29. 7.4 Graph processing: data has been universally recognized as one of the most important pillars of the modern knowledge world. It's the new oil big data technologies that have changed the way data restored in processed the Modern World is all about connectivity relationships at contextual meaning to data. How a particular shopper is connected to the things he'll she buys is an example of connected data. Further information can be added to the subject to derive MAWR insights into shopping behavior. Graph data models are best suited to analyze this kind of highly connected data. Graph. Databases are best suited for storage and processing of data that is connected by multiple relationships. Traditional relational databases store data instruction formats across well defined columns and tables. Relationships are created across these tables by joining columns across primary and foreign keys for a query. To generate insights, it has to pass through a search operation for data matching across the keys primary entities for a relational database. Tables and columns, however, consider a situation in which numerous entities are connected, creating multiple joints across entities on resulting in complex queries as data increases . There's a drastic slowdown enquiries similar to what occurs when inserting updating or deleting entities when you receive data from numerous connected sources, The protests of searching and updating is time consuming and tedious. The solution to this complexity is a graph database, a graph database engine models, data as entities and relationships. Thes data entities are called nodes on the relationships between them are called Ng's Entities hold data while the edges defined how these data points are related. Properties had information that's more relevant to the entities, and the resulting data model is simpler and query searches of faster, since each note hold data with relationships to other nodes, Completing UPDATE is also faster than using relational databases for the same process. So let's move on to the heart. A graph processing S a P Hana enables relational data to be stored as tables but to be processed as a graph on the basis of relationships. Since Hannah supports both row and column based storage, building relationships across tables is more convenient than typical relational databases. Hannah also supports multiple processing engines in addition to graphs such as text search and spatial engines, which enables a combination of data processing capabilities across engines. S A P Heiner has a graph Engine supports Graph Pro Sings processing of data stored in Cologne the tables. The graph is basically a network of Veritas sees all nodes interconnected by edges Vertu sees represent entities of interest in a specific domain, and edges represent their relationships. A simple graph consisting of two Verte seize on one edge is shown here in Hana, and Edge is always directed, for example, to record the fact that Mary lives in New York. The two will represent Mary on V one will represent New York, the edge the one will be lives in and will be directed from Mary to New York. To Verte Sees can have a reciprocal relationship and thus to directed arrows pointing to each other. For instance, if Vito is Mary and V one is her instagram pal Pete, and they follow each other on the social network, there could be an edge. The one follows, pointing from V two to V one on that edgy, too follows, pointing from V one to V two, both Verte sees and Edge is gonna have properties, facts that are of importance in a specific domain. For example, for people such as Mary and Pete, we may need to know their ages and income levels. Similarly, for places such as New York, we may need to track properties such as population, latitude and longitude, etcetera. We can also record properties of the edge lives in or follows, such as the starting date of the relationship. 30. 7.5 Disaster recovery: S a P Harner is fully designed for high availability. It supports recovery measures ranging from faults and software errors to disasters that decommission an entire data center. S A B Hana offers three levels of disaster recovery support, backup storage replication and system replication. Let's come to backup storage s a P Harney users in memory technology, and it provides full persistence for any transaction that changes the data like roe insertions, deletions and updates. You can regime from a power outage without any loss of data and say behind persists two types of data to storage transaction redo logs on data changes in the form of safe points or transactions. Redo log is used to record a change, whereas a safe point is a periodic point in time when all the team data is written to storage in the form of pages. Safe points are also used to speed up priest up. That is when starting up the system logs need to be processed from the beginning, but only from the last safe point position. In a normal scenario, default safe points have performed every five minutes, but this can be configured. See points usually normally overwrite older safe points. But you can also freeze a save point for future use and this is called a snapshot. Let's move on to storage replication. One of the disadvantages of backups is the potential loss of data between the time of the last back up on the time of failure. A preferred solution, therefore, is to provide continuous replication of all persistent data. Storage replication is provided by various S A p harder hardware partners that offer a storage revenue replication solution. This backup of the volumes or file system is delivered to a remote network storage system. Now, in a system replication approach, you set up a system replication so that a secondary standby system is configured as an exact copy of the active primary system. With the same number of active hosts in each system, the number of standby hosts need not be the same with multi tier system of replication. You have only one primary system on can have multiple secondary systems, as you can see here, when the secondary system is started in recovery mode, each service component establishes a connection with its counterpart on requests. A snapshot of the data in the primary system after that all log changes in the primary system are replicated whenever logs have persisted in the primary system there also sent of the secondary system. A transaction in the primary system is not committed until the logs are replicated, so these are the methods used for disaster recovery. 31. 7.6 How to size HANA database: as previously mentioned, the hardware for us AP Harner is more expensive than the traditional disk, so we must correctly calculate the sizing requirements for harder to support the in memory technique that drives its powerful performance on to minimize future. What maintenance costs in this lecture will talk about how to properly size for us. AP Hana It starts with an explanation of the key performance indicators for S a P. Hannah Sizing on how sizing for us AP Harner is different from sizing for traditional databases. Well, then go through the two different sizing approaches initial sizing, which is for new solution. Implementations on Delta sizing, which is for changes to existing solution. Implementations. Let's get started with the KP eyes of Hana sizing sizing calculations for determining a system solutions. Will databases requirements are based on certain KP eyes. The three main KP eyes used a size for essay behind on memory space. CPU processing performance on disk size so memory. While traditional sizing approaches focus on CPU performance. The main driver for S a P harness sizing is memory because ASAP harder is a main memory database, which leads to a higher memory footprint compared with traditional databases. In addition to the main memory required for storing the business data. Temporary memory space is needed to operate the database management system to support complex queries or data that's needed for buffers. And cache is CPU Sizing for Hana. Database includes unique requirements for CPU processing performance. The CPU behaves differently with Harner compared with traditional databases. The processing engine for Harner is optimized operate very complex queries of maximum speed , which means that many of these queries are process internally and in parallel on most of the data is stored in a column based former. This architecture not only might lead to a higher CPU demand compared with traditional databases, it also requires planning for a lower average utilization to ensure there's enough headroom for the database to process queries sufficiently fast on disk size as an in memory database still requires disk storage space to preserve database information. If the system shuts down either intentionally or due to a power loss, for instance, data changes in the data base must be periodically copy to disk. To ensure a full image of the business data on disk and to preserve the current state of the database on all of the data entered in the persistence layer. Moreover, a logging mechanism is required to log changes and enable system recovery. To accommodate these requirements, there must always be enough space on disk to save data and logs. 32. 8.1 SAP implementation and customization: implementing s a period. An organization is a huge undertaking. Let's take a look at the steps needed for successful implementation depending on who you ask, there are multiple successful strategies to implement S A. P. However, they all follow a similar flower. In this lecture, I'll introduce the implementation method called Accelerated ASAP to deploy ASAP Business suite or C C. C 6.0 in the coming lecture will move to the latest implementation and customization roadmap for S A. P S four Hana Project preparation is first project Cost scope and resources are all decided During this step. The implementation team studies the current system is being used. Then they determine which system interfaces are required. This step also includes business blue printing. This is where requirements for the new system are mapped. The second step is called realization system configuration takes place during realization configuration is where s a P has matched with the company's existing business processes. All configuration is done utilising the existing s a p structure and functionalities. In other words, configuration ties together the way a company works with the out of the box functionality of S. A P realization is also where customization occurs. Basically, customization is making a change that is not supported by s a piece default functionalities Customization czar expensive on can really extend the length of an implementation. They can also complement future upgrades of S A P. The third step in typical implementations is testing. There are different types of testing one types called unit testing which tests individual parts of the program. Next Integration testing test How the systems are working together on how the program effects downstream business processes. Business day in the life testing is used to test the system by running entire processes from start to finish. And finally, performance testing ensures the system can handle all the data and transactions and make sure the system is fast enough for the end users. The fourth step in an implementation is final preparation. This is where all master data like customers, vendors and materials is uploaded into the new system. Final preparation is also where security rules are set up and training is conducted for all and users. The fifth step is go live. This is when all cut over activities basically switching from old system toe s a p happen at this point, and users start using the S A P production environment daily for their work. Finally, the last step is post go live support. This is where any production problems can be solved and any non business critical or your nice tohave customization are developed, tested and implemented into the system. These processes and to end can take his little of six months up to four or five years. For really complex implementations, companies often choose multi wave implementations. This means they'll implement at one location and ensure the system works well before implementing at other sites. 33. 8.2 SAP Activate: the S a p Activate innovation Adoption framework is a unique combination of best practices , methodology and guided configuration. To help customers and partners implement the S A P S four Hana, it's designed for 18 business professionals who are involved in the migration to or configuration integration or extension of S A P S four Hana with ready to run business processes optimized for S four Hana customers and partners can start fast, build smart and run simple while continuously innovating across implementation nodes. Depending on your business needs, you can choose the approach that means today's requirements while gaining the flexibility you need to meet future goals. S A P activate aims at supporting faster, less service intensive deployments and that rapid adoption of innovations throughout the entire product lifecycle. This leads to reduce time to value and total cost of ownership. Let me guide you through the detail steps. What are the innovations that we ship with? S A p activate first in the very early project phase in the discovery phase of a project That's the experience trial in the experienced trial phase. We deliver role based self lead evaluation of the product based on a reference solution and it utilises s a p fury as the easy to use front end integrated with new help functionality Pre configured trials. Role based self lead evaluation of s four Hana based on model enterprise structure and sample business processes Utilized the fury User experience Shared trial environment in the cloud free click through license with free trial period Focus on selected businesses, roles and processes in finance, project management, procurement, sales and marketing. Moreover, most of you seen our cloud trial that you can access easily through a click through license that's also available for customers and prospects. Next, there's a prefer face where you conduct initial planning and preparation on define project governance to start the project off on the right foot. This includes prepare your project and install software s a P harder database for hunter application and S A P fury. Alternatively, accelerate your on premises project with ready to activate software appliance with software components already installed, explore ready to run business and integration process is optimized for S a P s four hana embedded in core components of S a P. Hunter application. Start your fit gap analysis based on the model company. Moreover, we deliver not only pre configured business processes but also organizational and master data. This way you can immediately start testing your business processes In the explore phase. You review the solution functionality in scope in a Siris of show and tell sessions to confirm that business requirements could be met with standard S A P Best practices. Conduct solution, design workshops and create process oriented documents to illustrate how you intend to run your business using S four Hana capture, prioritize and document requirements and gaps in a solution. Backlog document. This is here where we want to change the way on how we address the customer business need by doing an initial scoping and solution activation of are delivered reference content. We want to get away from costly and time consuming blue printing exercises and instead sit together without prospect and provide information on what pre configured content or business processes are already in the system. And take that as a starting point. Some of you might have heard the term guided configuration or s 400 implementation cockpit . What this refers to is a set of tools that primarily supports content lifecycle management . It helps you to easily configure to make simple adjustments. Self service configuration allows a key user, for example, at I T expert or business user to apply very simple adaptations, almost a kind of personalization activity for those changes that are uncritical. One very typical example would be to adjust the threshold value of a purchase approval process. That's not enough. At a certain point in the project, customers will ask for more. On would like to expand the business processes that we initially delivered with operate configuration in those cases. Closely, classically, you'd go toe. I am Jean start customization. But one of the downsides of this old approach well customizing needs to be well documented , and over time, most likely the knowledge of that customizing is getting lost. What we provide is the expert configuration. This is a new tool to be really used for the non disruptive processes. If you want to extend processes, add additional processes, but just standard pre configuration. The expert configuration is the right tool to do so what it actually does. It records all those changes in the background and so we can keep a history of everything that a customer or implementation consultant is doing in the S four Hana system, realised through a time limited iterated process, incrementally built and tested a complete solution environment that's based on the business processes and requirements identified in the Explorer phase and captured in your backlog document. This is where you have to migrate, integrate into other solutions or extend your solution. There's a lot of information on migration and integration. Best practices when it comes to integration into other s a p cloud Business solutions Such a success factors are HR cloud. We provide pre configured integrate components whenever possible. Specifically, when it comes to cloud to cloud connectivity, we're building this integration component directly into the product. In this way, if success factor, the customer is already using employees central best practices and in the future wants to integrate with harder Cloud Edition. The integration is already there. It only needs to be activated and customized, but the main integration at the process level is already part of the product. In deploy phase, you prefer your s four hana solution for release moved to a production environment and conduct sustainment activities. At this point, you have everything you need to run your business. Moreover, we also change the way with S four Hana of how users get on boarded. We have embedded learning and documentation for very simple on boarding for end users. There's a particular learning application embedded in the product that lets us the user choose the content by your role in the company. This way, very quick access to trading for project teams is provided. Also, a new feature is the context sensitive screen help for every application that you get with the product. We provide contact sensitive screen help as an overlay on each application screen. In this way, at any point in time, when you get lost and don't know what to do next in the process, you can call up this functionality which will guide you what to do next. This was a brief rundown of the key activities the project team performs in each phase of the methodology. During each phase, the project team produces have prescribed set of deliverables that service input for the subsequent steps. The methodology provides examples of key project deliverables, including a procedure description of how to prepare and complete the deliverable. There are accelerators for each phase and work string, including templates, questionnaires, checklists, guidebooks and other tools that facilitate the efficient, consistent and repeatable delivery of implementations and upgrades of your s. A P solution landscape s four Hana is going to be updated on a quarterly basis, which means that every quarter will ship s a P best practices. As a result, we need to make sure that what a customer has activated or extended in the system is being protected. And we do that with content life cycle management with the tall set that we deliver as part of the product. In addition, there's also the integration into S a p solution manager for operations monitoring and support. Let's make a quick summary about the building blocks of S a p activate Best practice is ready to run business processes optimized for S a P S four Hana on a reference solution in the cloud tools a set of tools for an assisted implementation covering everything from the initial implementation of a project to running in a production environment. Consistent guided approach for any deployment mode based on best practices, whether on premises cloud or hybrid 34. 8.3 Three transition scenarios to SAP S/4HANA: s a P activate enables you to support your line of business needs and end to end business processes by using pre defined, standardized and tested configurations made available through S A P best practices to integrate those cloud applications with S A. P. S four Hana For a selection of standard integration scenarios, you can use the best practices built into the guided configuration of S A P activate. Let's summarize, what s a P best practices for my migration toe s A P S four Hana provide for the different migration scenarios. New implementations are possible in the cloud and on premise is depends on the deployment type s A P is offering different technologies and tools for the data migration standard for migrating data from legacy systems into S A P S four Hana is s a P data services where we provide pre defined mapping and business transformation rules based on pre configured business processes. Migration to the cloud is supported using the S a p landscape transformation tool with pre defined about coding for extraction and transformation. Example New existing s a P customer implementing a new s, a PS four harness system with initial data load system conversions for S a p E r p Customers are supported through the standard tall database migration option for software update manager. With this tall, we envision a one step migration procedure for installed base customers running S a p e, r p on Hana or any db An example. Complete conversion of an existing ASAP business suite system to S for customers who want to consolidate their landscape or vote selected entities like a company code or processes into an asset. S four Hana system falling. In the case of transformation scenarios, those customers have the choice of re implementation in the cloud or on premises with different tool options fully depending on the scenario requirements such as per Central Finance. Example. Consolidation of current regional S A p business suite landscape into one global s a PS four harder system. Now let's take a look at each of these scenarios in somewhat more detail. Let's start out with new implementation. The new implementation targets customers that want to get off their legacy. Sister, whether it's an essay prp system or a non s A P system and you want to implement S a PS four harder from scratch. This scenario is also known as a Greenfield approach. The benefits for you as a customer are that you can reengineer your business processes on S A P S four hana and simplify taking advantage of the latest and greatest in ready to rub business processes on S A P S four Hana, you can use pre defined data migration and best practices to start you off in a guided implementation. You could introduce S A. P s four hana fast and cost effective, as well as doing rapid adoption of additional new innovations down the line in a new implementation. You can also take full advantage of S A p. Activate the innovation adopting Children framework for S A. P S four Hana which we will introduce in more detail in unit three and four of this first week. What impacts the duration of the new implementation? Of course, it's the volume and complexity of your data migration as well as the number of data migration objects. And of course, not only the data migration aspect determines the duration of the new implementation, but also the volume and the scope of the business processes you want to implement on S A. P S four Hana, how do you approach a new implementation? You first install s A. P s four Hana with the software provisioning manager. And that, of course, you need to do an initial data load from a source system either via file upload from a legacy system or if the sources s a P via direct system connection, the tools used r s a p day to services for on premises or the S a p landscape transformation for the cloud. Now we have a basic understanding of new implementation. So let's look at the system conversion transition scenario. System conversion is for customers who want to convert their current system into an S four harness system, basically bringing an e r P core system whether it's already using s ap hundreds of database or whether it's on any database to S A P S four Hana, the benefit is you can basically go to s a PS four harder without every implementation, there's no disruption for your existing business processes. And once you've done the conversion, you can reevaluate your existing process, flows and adapt them, as you see fit the parameters that influence the duration of a system conversion are technical as well as functional. You need to consider the number of systems that you have in your current AARP landscape on want to bring to S a PS four Harner and of course, the actual size of your productive source database. In terms of the functional influences, you need to consider, for example, how maney company codes you have, how many ledges and so forth. Now let's look at what the steps are that you need to do when you do a system conversion. First of all, you need to check your adults business functions on potential industry solutions using the maintenance planner, that is to ensure the S A. P S four Hana combat comm. Possibility of those idea installation tools is available for enabled ASAP and partner add ons. Should the compatibility not be given once you've done those checks for add ons and for industries, the next step is a pre check to identify further preparation steps like, for example, the activation of the customer vendor integration and optional check you can conduct at any time as a custom code check to ensure code compatibility with s a P s four Hana, your custom code continues to run provided that this simplification coming with S A P S four Hana and its new data model will allow it. The custom code checked all identifies complex where, for example, custom programs access data structures that changed with S A P S four Hana. The custom code checks are based on the simplification database content which contains all incompatible changes of the data model, including business functions in S A P. S four Hana, Once you've completed all checks and adjusted your custom code, the third step is to run the actual conversion. You can run the actual conversion in one step using the database migration option for software update manager. With that, you've performed a system conversion. Let's now look at the final of the three transition scenarios to S A. P S four Hana. This third scenario is the landscape transformation on landscape transformation targets customers that want to consolidate their landscape or selectively bring data into an S A P s e harness system. Examples of the selective transformation a central finance where the final finance function is centralized and you can take advantage of the Universal Journal and have statutory reporting using Central finance. Another example is a selective carve out of a company code which you want to bring to S A P S four Hana as a front runner in your enterprise four s four harder. The benefits are such that with the landscape transformation, you can do a selective transformation to s four Hana on Basically, allow a phased approach of focusing on areas with a high return on investment. A low total cost of implementation on adapt S a ps four harder in stages with the system console validation with harmonized and simplified processes, you will reduce the number of systems in your current landscape, lower your total cost of ownership and improve the quality of your master data project. Parameters that influence the duration are, for example, the number of selected units you wish to consolidate all the number of company codes you want to carve out. What are the steps to consider, of course, the consolidation of clients from different source systems into one new or existing s a P s four Hana system using the system landscape transformation and then the selective data transformation where you carve out single entities on my great selective applications. Such a central finance using the system, landscape transformation, landscape transformation is a scenario that we weren't covering detail in this course. This course focuses on system conversion as well as a new implementation and cloud, and new implementation on premises later in the tall section provides him links to where you can find more information on the landscape transformation as well as the other two transition scenarios. 35. 8.4 Understand SAP S/4 HANA Cloud edition: in this section. I'm going to give you a brief introduction to S A. P s four. Hana Cloud s four. Hana Cloud is the biggest business information technology. You need to run your entire business everything from procuring resources to order to cash and financials manufacturing all integrated and all available over the Internet without having to buy anything. No hardware databases, no headaches. It's like moving into an apartment. You're gonna have a monthly payment or rent and you're gonna move in your data and then you're going to customize it to meet your business requirements. It's a pre configured, slimmed down version of S AP Enterprise Class on premises Solution. It's built on and takes full advantage of the in memory database. S four. Hana Cloud is a great solution because of the enterprise class functionalities, but also the innovations you get with these technology innovations with things like machine learning, which takes place productivity to a whole new level. In addition with the best practices that are pre configured, you have a built in process or built in model to standardize your company's processes, and that drives quality and that drives productivity. Furthermore, the standard process is greatly reduced. The time to implement this new e r P on the cost in the risk Hannah Cloud Integrated has built in integrations with other S A P solutions like concur for travel and expense management and successfactors for human capital management, and it will also integrate with other applications legacy applications from other software vendors. 36. 9.1 Conclusion: We've had a lot of fun understanding different applications in S A P S four Hana. Now, to help you become better, there are a few things I'm gonna recommend. You look out. The first thing I'm gonna recommend you have a look at is the s a p press books. You can simply hit s a p press dot com where you can go ahead and see a lot of things s a P press is constantly being updated and feel free to browse through it to find a lot of good stuff. The second place I wanted to have a look at is the S A p community. As I say, P build more and more features. They normally communicate these via the blocks. The's blood posts range from announcements by the S A P team toe help started guides that help you get started fast and stay tuned. Be sure to breathe through the block every now and then. So there's so much information here to be obtained on the next plate is the S a P academy. This is a great place where you can learn, Come and ask experts on discuss with them the issues you're having with S a P. It's also a really nice place if you found a new way to use a specific tool or implement a specific feature, but it will also have some additional costs. Now, there's one last place I'd advise you keep an eye on If you want to find out what the latest and greatest things happening with s a p. R. And that place is the S a P twitter page. They share a lot on Twitter about S A P technologies, so feel free to give them a follow on. My direct messages are also open. So you've got the ability to contact me, and I'll respond as soon as I see it. Now. I think we've had a load of fun learning a lot of great applications over the period of this course. And I hope you've learned some new tips and tricks that you can use to create even more advanced s a P applications in future