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  1. Validating Customer Addresses in S/4 using Google Address Validation API

    Published: 21/January/2024

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Customer addresses are an essential part of any business that deals with sales, delivery, invoicing, or marketing. Having accurate and consistent customer addresses can help improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs, and optimise business processes. However, maintaining customer address data can be challenging, especially when dealing with different formats, languages, and standards across countries and…
  2. Aggregate Planning with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

    Published: 21/January/2024

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Aggregate planning is a planning process that involves balancing demand, inventory, capacity, and supply at a higher granularity in order to achieve efficient, cost-effective, and timely production and distribution of goods or services. The goal of aggregate planning is to align the organisation’s resources, such as workforce, production facilities, and inventory, with the expected demand…
  3. Electronic Invoicing: An Opportunity for Businesses and Governments

    Published: 07/January/2024

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Learn about the advantages that adopting electronic invoicing provides for both businesses and governments.
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    Maximizing SAP Business Network for Logistics (BN4L)

    Published: 14/September/2023

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Many organizations are struggling to meet their supply chain obligations to maximize business value. Whether it is shippers, carriers, warehouse managers, everyone wants an efficient process. To help the supply chain process, SAP has a robust list of supply chain management functions, including SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM), SAP Transportation Management (SAP TMS), SAP…
  5. Working With SAP Material Ledger and SAP Group Reporting in HANA 2022

    Published: 08/September/2023

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Intercompany transactions require significant attention and have always been a critical part of the financial analysis world in SAP. Certainly, this process is very complex, and it will require significant resources with different levels of expertise as operational reporting and business requirements become more detailed. In this article, SAPinsider expert Dr. March Sisfontes-Monge will highlight…
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    The Case for a Centre of Expertise

    Published: 05/September/2023

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Without a CoE, the business community might not know who to engage for addressing new business requirements. The CoE provides a single point of contact for everything from incident management to minor changes, major projects, and overall system governance. The CoE is tasked with coordinating between business and the overall IT organization to develop the…
  7. A Simple Workaround for Charts in SAP Analytics Cloud Story

    Published: 24/August/2023

    Reading time: 3 mins

    SAP Analytics Cloud is a state-of-the-art BI, planning and Augmented Analytics tool from SAP that enables self-service analytics and reporting on business data. SAC provides a robust set of widgets, charts and graphs to analyze data across multiple parameters and diverse datasets. “Bar/column” charts are one of the most extensively widgets used in stories and…
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    Centralize your SAP Customer Experience with SAP for Me

    Published: 17/August/2023

    Reading time: 6 mins

    SAP for Me is not a new application, neither is it ‘old’, in a generic sense. It has been around for almost three years. However, the value it delivers to customers is not well-known in the market and therefore, is underused. SAP for Me is the single and centralized conduit for SAP customers to engage…
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    The New Normal for Leaders

    Published: 17/August/2023

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Remote work felt right during COVID due to safety concerns, uncertainty, and unknown risks. However, people felt less invested in their organizations. For Pacific Coast Companies, a handshake, sharing lunches, celebrating birthdays, working together, and building relationships matter. But how do we reinstate that without making people feel like they are being punished? Can we…
  10. Enhancing Security in SAP Technology with bioLock Multi-Factor Authentication

    Published: 10/August/2023

    Reading time: 3 mins

    As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, organizations must ensure that they are relying on the most powerful and reliable security features at their disposal. Historically, SAP systems have relied on username and password-based authentication, which presents several inherent weaknesses. Passwords are prone to being forgotten, shared, stolen, or guessed by hackers or coworkers, making unauthorized…