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S/4HANA 1809 was released last Friday

 

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Objectives for today

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What is Central Finance?

In future, see Central Finance as a building block for Intelligent Enterprise

 

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Finance becomes driver of change

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Evolution from reporting to centralizing finance processes

 

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Source systems feed Central Finance

SLT is the middleware tool; replicates from source system to Central Finance interface, undergoes mapping logic, connected/integrated with MDG

Behaves like the document posted in S/4HANA Finance

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Central payment; now have option to handle payables/receivables centrally, payment and dunning can be done in central system

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Have to pay historic open items in source system

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Not promote the costing based CO-PA any more

Universal journal should be source of truth

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MM person can see if item is paid

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This was a SAP webcast

ASUG has the following upcoming SAP Analytics Cloud webcasts:

November 13 Smart Predict

November 14 SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with SAP BW: Best Practices

 

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Data driven organizations

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1 tool for analytics, planning, predictive, reporting

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"push" information that makes sense

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Scenarios

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"enabling the intelligent enterprise"

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How streamline experience, so the system guides you, you know what you want to do, create the charts/types you need to get the information across

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Report center; 1 user experience, pivot to unified reporting in SAP Analytics Cloud

encourage turning this on

Timelines

https://community.successfactors.com/t5/Reporting-Analytics-and/Innovation-Alert-Upcoming-Universal-Feature-Report-Center/ba-p/214410

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Accelerated with templates

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A hospitality example

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Connects to Workforce Analytics today

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You're invited to download the link to download the BI+Analytics Research Report, a compilation of hot topics and issues brought up through one-on-one research calls, in-person round table events and a survey.  This is to support the BI+Analytics Conference, March 11-13th, co-located with SAP Centric Finance.

 

For years now, Eventful Conferences has specialized in developing communities of common interest for business and IT professionals. Intense research with these communities is conducted via process known as the round tables and surveys, where both the challenges faced and opportunities perceived are identified.

 

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Months of research has been conducted, revealing the trends and challenges being faced by BI and Analytics professionals.  This report summarizes the results and explores some of the challenges facing the BI and Analytics profession, as well as the opportunities for change that creates greater success. The themes identified in this research inform the agenda for the BI+Analytics conference being held in March 11-13 in Dallas, Texas. This event will real-life customer case studies, hands-on workshops, in-depth interactive sessions, and SAP expert presentations

 

Call for Speakers

Have you or a co-worker experienced a success or failure in the world of SAP Analytics that if you had known, you would have saved time, effort, or money? If so, you are invited to submit an abstract talking about it. Eventful Conferences is collecting amazing stories to share with the conference selection committee so if you have a story you’d like to submit for consideration for the 2019 conference, please do so (that portal is open through Oct. 12).

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What are you waiting for?

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Loblaw's Ankita Singh will be presenting next week at SAP TechEd Las Vegas.  Ankita's session is as follows:

AIN229Best Practices from Loblaw for Accelerating Innovation and Testing

It is Wednesday, October 3, 9:15 AM.  See Your guide to ASUG Sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas  for a full list of ASUG sessions and schedule.  Also a downloadable version of the ASUG Schedule in Excel is available here: Grid for ASUG Sessions @ SAP TechEd

 

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From her LinkedIn profile, Ankita is Lead, Central Services, IT Quality Engineering & Assurance at Loblaw Companies.

 

Q: Please tell us about you

 

I am the Portfolio Lead at Loblaw Companies Limited. I manage Regression, Service Virtualization, SOA, Performance Engineering, Automation and Test Data Management portfolios. As part of my role, I am responsible for the seamless QA delivery of IT projects within the Enterprise QA Portfolio and provide oversight and governance for vendor related activities. I am responsible for fostering strong relationship & partnership to drive improvements to IT project quality. I immigrated to Canada in 2016 and have been working for Loblaw Companies Limited.

 

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

 

I love to spend time with my family and travelling is my passion. I love travelling to different places and doing adventure activities. Few other activities I often indulge are dancing and cooking.

 

Q: Tell us about SAP TechEd

 

This will be my first year at SAP TechEd and I am very excited to be attending as a speaker. I am also looking forward to the sessions with SAP Experts on best practices and useful advice. The agenda looks promising and I am planning to utilize my first year at  SAP TechEd in the best possible way.

 

Q: Why should someone attend your session?

 

Business continuity with zero disruption is one of the challenges organizations face. My session will focus on how we use LiveCompare to do our regression analysis for our SAP projects to ensure no risk to production. Understand how can we use smart analytics to reduce testing.  We will also discuss how can we manage change, realizing business value faster, with zero defects and zero risk.

 

Thank you so much to Ankita and to all of ASUG SAP TechEd presenters! We can’t wait to learn from you next week

Your guide to ASUG Sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas - downloadable link here Grid for ASUG Sessions @ SAP TechEd

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Volunteer-led Education starts here:

DayStartEndSession IDTitleSpeakers
Tuesday - October 2, 201811:00 AM12:00 PMAIN117AI and NLP Techniques in Real-World Advanced Manufacturingkrishna kamisetty Lockheed martin;
11:00 AM12:00 PMAIN226360° View of Your Business with SAP Fiori Launchpad KPI Tiles DashboardUladzislau Pralat Panasonic Canada, Inc.;
11:00 AM12:00 PMCNA232Start Working with SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOSAlisdair Templeton Independent;
11:00 AM12:00 PM
EXP205
Lessons Learned with Our SAP S/4HANA ConversionRavikanth Pebbati Cardinal Health;
12:15 PM  1:15 PMAIN308Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence PlatformKevin Geiger Kimberly-Clark Corp; Blair Wheadon SAP;
12:15 PM  1:15 PMCGE222Migrating from Enterprise Ajax Portal UX to SAP Fiori: What Was LearnedKatrina Koomey DOI;
12:15 PM  1:15 PMCNA409Tech Deep-Dive: Cloud ROI via SAP Landscape Management and Microsoft AzureJames Gervais Treasury Board of Canada;
12:15 PM  1:15 PMOPP401Using SAP Solution Manager to Monitor Your Interfaces and ConnectionsZach Davis NIMBL;
12:15 PM  1:15 PMSEC401Protect Your Business Data from Cyber Threat VulnerabilitiesSuvrangshu Ghosh Varian Medical Systems;
  1:30 PM  2:30 PM
DAT401
ASUG Influence Council: Enterprise Data WarehouseEric Leicht J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.; Josh Djupstrom SAP Labs;
  1:30 PM  2:30 PMEXP103ExxonMobil’s Experiences with an SAP HANA-Based IT Platform ImplementationChristine Burke ExxonMobil;
  2:45 PM  3:45 PMCNA233How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP LandscapeChris Kernaghan Bluefin Solutions;
  2:45 PM  3:45 PMDAT308Improving the Management of Master Data with SAP Master Data GovernanceRanju Pancholi Intel Corporation;
  2:45 PM  3:45 PMDAT312How American Hotel Register uses SAP HANA based EDW for next gen analyticsJulie Odejewski American Hotel;
  2:45 PM  3:45 PM
INT206
Integrating SAP ID Management Rest API with SAP Fiori for UAMJoseph Siegfried Schlumberger;
  4:00 PM  5:00 PMAIN225Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics CloudEric Schemer SAP;
  4:00 PM  5:00 PMOPP105How Coke One North America(CONA) Uses SAP Fiori to Enhance User ExperienceSripathi Jitta CONA Services, LLC;
  5:15 PM  6:15 PMDAT218Extending SAP SuccessFactors Solutions with Cloud Solutions from SAPErik Ebert GP Strategies;
  5:15 PM  6:15 PMSEC205GRC Maturity Road Map and Strategy for Long-Term Enterprise IT SystemsKapil Goyal Deloitte and Touche LLP;
  5:15 PM  6:15 PMSEC308Software Hacking: Let Google Hack Your SystemAlessandro Banzer Xiting LLC;
Wednesday  - October 3, 2018  8:00 AM  9:00 AMDAT309Strategy to Master Your SAP HANA Database Administration Like a ChampionJavid Qureshi ExxonMobil;
  8:00 AM  9:00 AMEXP206Industry 4.0 at Lockheed Martin: How SAP is Enabling the Digital FactoryBryan Massie Lockheed Martin;
  8:00 AM  9:00 AMOPP106How SRP Simplifies SAP Deployments to Support Business Innovation Suzanne Casey Salt River Project;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMAIN229Best Practices from Loblaw for Accelerating Innovation and Testing Ankita Singh Loblaw Companies Ltd;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMAIN309Learn How to Build a Huge Analytics Platform with SAP AnalyticsDibakar Bhattacharyya Deloitte Consulting LLP;
  9:15 AM10:15 AM 
CGE221
Mobile Sales via SAP Screen Personas: Lessons Learned at Brown FormanDamean Chen Brown-Forman;
10:30 AM11:30 AMAIN114Interactive Influence: Review and Influence SAP Mobile Analytics StrategyBrian Marier Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Santi Becerra SAP;
10:30 AM11:30 AMAIN401Interactive Influence: SAP Analysis for Microsoft OfficeAlexander Peter SAP;
10:30 AM11:30 AMOPP302SAP Fiori at Chevron: Business Value Added and Mobility EnablementKanary Cabreros Chevron;
11:45 AM12:45 PMEXP210SAP HANA Migration: A Developer’s Guide to Custom Code RemediationShari Huval Boston University;
11:45 AM12:45 PM
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Essentials for Setting Up Security, Audit, and Compliance on SAP HANASanjay Mahajan Fitch Ratings;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMCGE104ASUG Influence Council: User Experience and User Interface for SAP SoftwareDavid Arfa
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMCNA126Lockheed Martin Explores the CloudJeff Morin Lockheed Martin;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMCNA410Time After Time: Creating Flexible Time Period Comparisons in SAP HANADesmond Foley Breakthru Beverage;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMEXP401Focused Solutions for SAP Solution Manager: Preconfigured and Ready to RunRakesh Gunda Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PM
CNA407
Technical Lessons Learned from Customer Conversions to SAP S/4HANAAlbrecht Gass smartShift Technologies;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PMDAT217Interactive Influence: Review and Influence the SAP HANA Platform StrategyBrian Marier Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Thomas Jung SAP Labs;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PM
DAT221
Integrate Enterprise Analytics Using Azure Data Lake on Cloud at Microsoftrick foucht Microsoft Corporation;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMCNA230ASUG Influence Council:  SAP S/4HANA MigrationMichael Giessner  Nike; Peter Keller SAP;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMDAT402Tips and Tricks for Scaling SAP HANA Extended Application ServicesSergio Guerrero Lockheed Martin;
  4:45 PM  5:45 PMCNA325SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA Conversion: Do It in ~6 Months with Lean ResourcesLovnish Mahajan Velocity Technology Solutions;
  4:45 PM  5:45 PMEXP402Enhancing Your ABAP Development SkillsNiko Faradouris smartShift Technologies;
  4:45 PM  5:45 PM
SEC206
How Machine Learning is Going to Be Affected by GDPRkarthik Paladugu Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu;
Thursday, October 4, 2018  8:00 AM  9:00 AMAIN227SAP Analytics Cloud Influence SessionIngo Hilgefort SAP;
  8:00 AM  9:00 AMCGE223Insights from The Weather Company in SAP CoPilot for Intelligent PlanningStephen Porton IBM UK Ltd;
  8:00 AM  9:00 AMDAT311General Mills Migration Experience: SAP HANA Appliance to SAP HANA TDIAlan Maskey General Mills;
  8:00 AM  9:00 AMSEC403How to Secure your SAP Systems to Successfully Pass a Penetration TestHolger Piprek Schlumberger;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMCGE230SAP Screen Personas 3 ways: Simplified UX on Browser, Desktop and MobileSimon Kemp PLAUT IT Australia;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMCNA124How to Deploy and Run Super Big Databases on SAP HANA Large InstancesSachin Ghorpade Microsoft;
  9:15 AM10:15 AM 
CNA406
How Customers are Integrating SAP S/4HANA Cloud in Today’s Hybrid LandscapeChristian Spitz IBM;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMDAT220ASUG Influence Council: Test Data Provisioning for SAP SolutionsMichael Wild Nike; Peter Keller SAP;
  9:15 AM10:15 AMEXP207ASUG Influence Council:  SAP Solution ManagerJohn Krakowski SAP;
  9:15 AM10:15 AM 
INT303
Using SAP HANA, Express Edition with No SAP Software ExperienceScott Hathaway Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.;
10:30 AM11:30 AMAIN402ASUG Influence Council: SAP Lumira, Designer EditionDavid Stocker SAP;
10:30 AM11:30 AMAIN403Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Web IntelligenceGregory Botticchio SAP;
10:30 AM11:30 AMCGE225SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS: What ABAP and SAPUI5 Devs Need to KnowMike Doyle Kintbury Consulting Pty Ltd;
10:30 AM11:30 AMEXP208Wow End-Users by Rapidly Deploying SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office Mark Liston FBL Financial;
11:45 AM12:45 PMAIN228How ArcelorMittal Analyzes Custom ABAP and Prepares for SAP S/4HANAAndy Bent ArcelorMittal;
11:45 AM12:45 PMCNA408The ABAP Developer Evolution JourneyJelena Perfiljeva IBM;
11:45 AM12:45 PMINT302Honeywell: Transforming into an Industry 4.0 Digitally Connected FactoryWajid Mir Honeywell International Inc.;
11:45 AM12:45 PMSEC310How to Secure RFMs by Using the Unified Connectivity CockpitWilder Latino Jabil;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMCNA228Disaster Recovery Implementation for SAP Applications in a Private CloudVENKATESAN GOPALAKRISHNAN Honeywell;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMEXP209SAP HANA TDI Scale-Out Architecture for a SAP HANA Analytics ImplementationSachin Korde Honeywell International Inc;
  1:00 PM  2:00 PMINT208Leveraging Celonis to Improve Engineering PerformanceStephan Gerali Lockheed Martin Corp.;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PMCGE105Transaction Hubs: Express User Experience and Simplifying User ActivitiesPardhu Gorripati Citrix systems inc;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PMCGE228Boston University Transforms User Experience with a Design Thinking MindsetDavid Boloz Boston University;
  2:15 PM  3:15 PMDAT310How Lockheed Martin Managed Challenges During an SAP Data Services UpgradeMohan Bachal Lockheed Martin;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMCGE227How Lockheed Martin Uses SAPUI5 to Centralize a Manual PR Request SystemAudrey Mays Lockheed Martin;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMCGE229Building dApps with SAP Fiori on Ethereum Blockchain PlatformRatan Kumar Yalamanchili TATA Consultancy Services;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMCNA227Overview of SAP HANA Deployment Options – Including TDI5 UpdateTomas Krojzl IBM;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMCNA415Test Driven Development with ABAPGraham Robinson Yelcho Systems Consulting;
  3:30 PM  4:30 PMDAT219Learn to Expose CDS Views as OData Services Using SAP GatewayShetulkumar Chothani IDEXX Laboratories Inc.;
  4:45 PM  5:45 PMCNA229Comprehensive Agile DevOps Pipeline for SAPUI5 Deployment Andrew Aleman Lockheed Martin;
  4:45 PM  5:45 PMSEC311Simple Steps to Winning the Compliance BattleBritta Simms IBM;

BITI September Newsletter

ASUG BITI SIG Update

Welcome to the SAP TechEd edition of the BITI Newsletter! We are excited to provide information that is relevant in helping you “make the pieces fit” for your organization! 

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The Business Integration, Technology, & Infrastructure ("BITI") Community is comprised of Special Interest Groups dedicated to improving the experience of our peers responsible for maintaining and improving infrastructures, processes and tools for the effective operation of enterprise business systems.   BITI is targeted toward SAP users who have an interest in areas including Development, Operations, Testing, Workflow, Archiving, and provides technical content and resources for analysts and developers working with SAP tools and databases.

What’s coming up at SAP TechEd?

This year SAP is offering 35 first-rate Learning Journeys across eight conference tracks – all of which apply to the BITI SIG.

Learn the background behind this groundbreaking content structure change or directly check out the eight tracks

SAP TechEd ASUG Must-Attend Sessions: Click here for  sessions you don't want to miss.

Learn the basics and get the overview in lectures, deepen your expertise in hands-on sessions, mini code jams or code reviews, and get a look into the future in road map sessions. You'll also be able talk to SAP experts and see visionary showcases on the show floor, and self-study in the app space.

All content from SAP and ASUG comes together under the umbrella of the Learning Journeys, offering tremendous opportunities and value at SAP TechEd for everyone.

SAP TechEd Pre-Conference Seminar:

This workshops are a unique offering and opportunity as many of the agenda items are not covered at SAP TechEd.

Take the chance, register for an SAP TechEd Pre-Conference now! ASUG members receive a $100 discount.

Register for SAP TechEd 2018

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Influence

Are you ready to Influence SAP? Join ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas for these ASUG Influence sessions

SAP and ASUG Volunteers invite your input at these ASUG Influence Sessions at SAP TechEd (October 2-5, Las Vegas). ASUG SAP Point of Contact Ingo Hilgefort spoke about the power of one voice, something that Influence Councils provide, in this blog.

 

The ASUG Influence sessions are planned to be interactive and discussion-oriented, and some will include presentations from SAP about future product and roadmap direction. This is a unique opportunity for you to give feedback to SAP about current product development and help SAP shape a strategy for the future. SAP welcomes input from all users at these sessions, so make your voice heard and attend. Please consider adding these sessions to your agenda:

CNA230

ASUG Influence Council:  SAP S/4HANA Migration

DAT220

ASUG Influence Council: Test Data Provisioning for SAP Solutions

DAT217

Interactive Influence: Review and Influence the SAP HANA Platform Strategy

As you are completing your SAP TechEd agenda filled with the many great educational sessions, consider including one or more of the above ASUG Influence Council sessions in your schedule. Not to be missed!

 

See you at SAP TechEd Las Vegas

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Agenda is shown above

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Left shows import data connections, the right shows live data connections

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Who can create connections?  See the roles above

You can share connections with the team

Import Data to the Cloud

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Importing & storing it in the cloud

Updates can be scheduled

Limit on connection - 8K rows 100 columns

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On premise system, use the Cloud Connector and the SAP Cloud Agent

 

Connect to Live Data

 

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Data sources are above

Create framework, metadata, then goes to firewall of connection, and data does not leave firewall

Do not have limit of 8K rows

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Runs on external server to get the metadata

This is the most known method

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No external server needed

Some configuration needed on browser; install certificate

 

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How to connect to several environments - BW Development, etc

Reverse proxy - redirect browser to as many paths / resources as needed

Direct - each system has a certificate

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Pros and cons are shown above

No additional server, better performance - direct is supported by SAP

 

Sometimes customers run into problems with reverse proxy and think something is wrong with SAP Analytics Cloud; usually it is reverse proxy problems

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See data sources/versions that can do the Live Data Connection

You can go to lower versions with support packs applied SAP Note 2541557 (BW) https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2541557

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Some final considerations are shown above

 

 

 

 

Q&A

Dear SAP, will it be possible to connect SAP Data Services (former BODS) to SAC?

 

At the moment this data would be accessed via an SAP Universe stored on the Business Intelligence Platform per https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/3600be69a97a4b2888e73dcebbfa8ace.html

 

 

 

Hi, what are the risks if we don't install an SSL certificate in the direct connection scenario? Considering that the exposed data is metadata only.

SAP Analytics Cloud enforces the requirement for an SSL Certificate for direct connections so it is not optional.

 

 

 

Is connection with some of application like PeopleSoft (oracle) is possible with OData Connection ?

 

 

Can we have both reverse proxy and direct connection for a single SAC tenant?

 

The recommended approach is Direct connection which can be routed through a reverse proxy if you need access from a browser outside the firewall per https://blogs.sap.com/2017/04/10/direct-live-hana-connections-in-the-internet-scenario/

 

 

 

Can an SAC story/dashboard include data across different connections, for example a live connection and an imported data file

 

yes a Story can include data from both Live and Import connections.

 

 

Can we connect to social media data sources (i.e. twitter)?

I recommend looking https://www.sap.com/products/data-hub.html

 

I have been using SAC without an SSL certificate with a Direct Connection via CORS for over 6 months now.

 

this is possible if the certificate is accepted in the browser. This is not recommended.

 

That point that says no additional server required is incorrect as you need a server to manage the ssl certificates.

 

A certificate authority is required to sign the certificate. This can be an internal system such as Window 2012 or other software or a commercial certificate authority. More information is available on the SAP Trust Center at https://www.sap.com/about/cloud-trust-center.html

 

In a BW live connection there is no way to create hierarchies, how could you do them?

 

the BW Live connection can consume BW Hierarchies with some limitations which are being worked on. This information is detailed at https://help.sap.com/doc/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/release/en-US/ba7ee8dc6dcd4069b210ec712be52a31.html

 

 

Register now for  SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with SAP BW: Best Practices

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Many of our customers have been consolidating and transforming their data for years using SAP Business Warehouse. Now, join us as our product Manager walks you through end-to-end best practices with SAP Analytics Cloud integrating with SAP BW.  This webinar will walk you through technical requirements and pre-requisites for data connections, technical overview on support of the BW query features, best practices, and tips on Story performance, BW query design and more!

Speakers:

Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

Eric Yew, SAP

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register now for  Smart Predict

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

The role of analytics in business is changing. With increasing data volumes, rising stakeholder expectations, and an accelerating pace of change, data discovery alone is not enough. Learn how the new smart-predict capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution will enable business analysts to adopt machine learning without advanced data science knowledge, identify trends and patterns in business data rapidly and at great scale, and consume the results of machine learning models.

Speakers:

Richard Mooney, SAP

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register now for  Mixed Modeling with SAP BW/4HANA & Native HANA

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

Understand the features and functionality available when modeling scenarios in BW/4HANA and Native HANA.

Speakers:

Ulrich Christ, SAP

Date: Thursday, November 08, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register now for  SAP Leonardo for CP / LS: Cold Chain

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Life science / CP companies that produce drugs, medication, and blood products are subject to temperature control requirements and must maintain “cold chain” operations throughout their logistics and manufacturing process. These companies must keep within tight temperature limits at every stage of manufacturing – from raw material receipt, storage, and processing to warehousing, packaging, and shipment.

Speakers:

Merlijn Ekkel, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, November 6,  2018

Time:  12:00 noon Eastern, 11:00 am Central

Register now for  SAP Leonardo for Retail: Zero Waste Option

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The SAP Leonardo Industry Innovation Kit for Retail, zero waste option, takes the guesswork out of the equation by leveraging daily demand forecasting with the power of machine learning. The industry innovation kit combines crucial elements by feeding in information about products, marketing campaigns, and external events to predict units that will be sold. It allows you to sell what you shelve, without leaving the shelves empty. You can seamlessly integrate with your current opening routine and assist store associates by showing upcoming demand for their orders. By automating daily instructions on what to butcher, bake, prepare, or stock, you can provide for your customers just what they need, while maintaining your sales at maximum levels.

 

Date:  Tuesday, October 9,  2018

Time:  11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 am Central

Speakers:

Merlijn Ekkel, SAP

Thomas Tibbett, SAP

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Solutions part of BI portfolio

On premise or cloud

Analytics Hub is solution for content consumption

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These solutions share common services

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"scalable and robust" service

 

Platform admin via CMC

 

Content lifecycle support via promotion manager

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Need for a more hybrid scenarios

Better interop between solutions

Fiori as a paradigm across SAP applications, include SAP BI

Better integration with SAP applications; ways to include integration

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Future investments, based on customer influence

 

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Hybrid BI is a key area; note Adobe updates above.

Hopefully the key points are not news

 

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Automate onboarding for both SAP BI Platform and SAP Analytics Cloud users

 

Standalone license tool available in SP6

 

Semantic - geo and time hierarchy support in universes

 

Access Web Intelligence document as a data source to SAP Analytics Cloud

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Capabilities are shown above

 

 

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Recent innovations covers BI4.2 SP6

 

2019 planned innovations - 4.2 SP7, maybe SP8; automated onboarding, SAML support on all servers, schedule to SAP Analytics Cloud as a destination

New console templates for the Admin consoles

 

2020 - end to end single sign-on, maybe credential mapping as an alternate, licensing improvements for hybrid scenarios, deployment enhancements (voted highly on influence site)

 

2021 - install recovery, smart agent to help with installation (look at influence site), new platform support

 

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Scheduling enhancements - top voted ideas on influence site

2019 planned innovations - scheduling enhancements, removing flash, usability improvements, visual difference, and include customer feedback from user groups and influence channels

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Recent innovations includes BI4.2 SP6

IOMS certified for SharePoint 2016 (on premise only)

 

2019 planned - preferences in CMC, reorganize pages, enhance unified viewer, more content supporting it, introduce basic customization capabilities (change logo, background colors)

2020 - Fiori launchpad to be de facto experience, import NW locale, more customization enhancements

2021 - customer feedback

 

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Support time dimension and geo hierarchies - looking at in planned innovations

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Live Office road map, in 2019 catch up with Web Intelligence features

 

Q&A

Q: Plan to integrate universes into HANA views?

A: have not heard of this request; raise this on the influence site

 

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Please join ASUG at SAP TechEd for the AIN308 ASUG BI Platform Influence session: SAP TechEd Las Vegas | October 02–05, 2018 | Home

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Over 4K registered

Targeting over 5,500

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Register early

Giving away hoodies

Register Sunday/Monday

 

On Monday ASUG pre-conference sessions

 

Lunch is from 11-2 - delivering hot lunch on the show floor...a great draw

 

Networking reception from 6-8 on Tuesday

 

5K fun run is on Wednesday

 

Celebration is at Caesar's; outside

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Floor plans

Level 2

Level 3 - lecture

Level 5 - keynote

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Assisted registration or self registration

Pick up your hoodie

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New is graphic novels

Buttons

More charge up stations

Fun vibes

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2 talk theaters on show floor

 

Developer Garage

 

Community lounge and presentations

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"Conversation areas"

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Partners, community lounge

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Most important place - cafe

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Learning Journeys are consistent with the SAP Learning Hub

 

Access to Learning Hub content beyond SAP TechEd

 

(nice offer)

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Journey

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Meet up sessions on Level 1

 

No bag or water bottle

 

Food is on the show floor

 

Soft seating areas

Bistro tables

 

How does signing up for meetup lounges work? No need to sign up - add to agenda, show up, it is informal, topic assigned, leader assigned.  No presentations

 

Will there also be a selection of recorded sessions out in the open for everyone (not only attendees) to watch? Like in previous years? Yes

 

Q: How similar will the experience be in EMEA compared to LV as described?

A: there are bistro tables in the meal areas where you will have the opportunity to stay, unwind and have lunch meetings. There areas are expected to be available even beyond the meal time hours.

 

There are also multiple relax / recharge areas scattered about on the show floor.

Hoodies in BCN as well (slightly different, but still solid black with TechEd logo).

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Missions and badges

 

Explorer mission is new  https://blogs.sap.com/2018/08/24/never-been-to-an-sap-teched-event-heres-your-chance-to-earn-a-ticket/#

 

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Earn a badge/bling

See Enter to win a ticket to SAP TechEd 2018! | Developer mission

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These are manual mission uploads, so thank you for your patience.

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Register now for  #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call - SAP Analytics Fall 2018 Innovation Update

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Topic: SAP Analytics Fall 2018 Innovation Update

October 18, 2018 -  8:00 am PDT | 11:00 am EDT | 5:00 pm CEST 

 

Analytics are the window into an Intelligent Enterprise and the landscapes are always changing, evolving, and improving.  We’ve gone from ‘governed BI’ to ‘modern and agile BI with data discovery’, to the acceptance of cloud analytics and now emergent ‘smart BI’ using AI and machine learning to provide natural language interfaces. Innovation is moving both technology and the benefits it can offer organizations rapidly forward - on premise, in the cloud, and hybrid.

 

Join SAP for our final #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call of 2018 to see how we’re bringing analytics together, making analytics easier, and delivering modern innovation in the cloud.

 

On this call, you will learn about:

  • SAP’s vision for analytics as we head into 2019
  • Smart predict capabilities in SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Enhanced hybrid capabilities and what’s ahead in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3
  • Application design elements for SAP Analytics Cloud
  • End to end analytics and data management with SAP Analytics Cloud

 

This is your opportunity to be part of the discussion and engage with the SAP product experts.  Joining us for this call are:

Moderator:

  • Steve McHugh, Director, Enterprise BI / Hybrid Analytics Product Marketing, SAP

Speakers:

  • Gerrit Kazmaier, SVP & Head of Development for SAP Analytics, SAP HANA, and Database and Data Management, SAP
  • Richard Mooney, Product Management, Predictive Analytics, SAP
  • Adrian Westmoreland, Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP
  • Ingo Hilgefort, Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP
  • Lothar Henkes, VP Product Management BW, SAP

 

SAP looks forward to providing you with the latest information and addressing your questions.

Don’t miss this informative, interactive event on October 18.

 

Register today

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ASUG BI Community Newsflash

We are planning for ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas.  We also just finished 50 webcasts this year with over 10K registered and more are planned.   Please let us know what else you’d like to see our group do for you.

SAP TechEd Las Vegas: October 2-5

October 1st ASUG SAP TechEd Preconference Sessions are open for Registration! Jumpstart your conference experience by attending an ASUG pre-conference seminar. Join the best minds in the industry, in a unique configuration to foster face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing.

Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Design

This full day hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building capabilities.

Attendees will lean which role SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building can play as part of their overall SAP Landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud based data sources.

You will have the opportunity to directly work with SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Cloud Analytics App Building in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA and create live a variety of dashboards.

Register today!

Read more here

ASUG/SAP TechEd Sessions:

AIN115 - Quicken Implementations: Cloud ERP Using Seamless and Integrated Analytics
AIN116 - How to Accelerate Implementations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud
AIN117 - AI and NLP Techniques in Real-World Advanced Manufacturing
AIN225 - Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud
AIN226 - 360° View of Your Business with SAP Fiori Launchpad KPI Tiles Dashboard
AIN227 - SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Session
AIN228 - How ArcelorMittal Analyzes Custom ABAP and Prepares for SAP S/4HANA
AIN229 - Best Practices from Loblaw for Accelerating Innovation and Testing
AIN309 - Learn How to Build a Huge Analytics Platform with SAP Analytics
DAT221 - Integrate Enterprise Analytics Using Azure Data Lake on Cloud at Microsoft
DAT312 - How American Hotel Register uses SAP HANA based EDW for next gen analytics

Opportunities to Influence

Please join ASUG on September 17th for this Webcast to kick off the ASUG Influence Council  for SAP Analysis Office. One of the unique values of ASUG is the opportunity to influence SAP.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to the Influence council
  • Overview of SAP Analysis
  • SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office
  • Influence council charter and next steps

Register here.

Are you ready to Influence SAP? Join ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas for these ASUG Influence sessions

SAP and ASUG Volunteers invite your input at these ASUG Influence Sessions at SAP TechEd (October 2-5, Las Vegas). ASUG SAP Point of Contact Ingo Hilgefort spoke about the power of one voice, something that Influence Councils provide, in this blog.

The ASUG Influence sessions are planned to be interactive and discussion-oriented, and some will include presentations from SAP about future product and roadmap direction. This is a unique opportunity for you to give feedback to SAP about current product development and help SAP shape a strategy for the future. SAP welcomes input from all users at these sessions, so make your voice heard and attend. Please consider adding these sessions to your agenda:

AIN225 - Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud

AIN227 - SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Session

AIN308 - Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

AIN401 - Interactive Influence: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office
AIN402 - ASUG Influence Council: SAP Lumira, Designer Edition
AIN403 - Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

DAT401 - ASUG Influence Council: Enterprise Data Warehouse

AIN114 - Interactive Influence: Review and Influence SAP Mobile Analytics Strategy

BI+A Analytics Conference

Become a part of the next-generation business intelligence and analytics users.  By attending you will witness what companies are doing and leave with inspiration and game-changing ideas.

2 for 1 Special

  • Get in early and save
  • Receive conference updates
  • Start planning your trip today

Read more here

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Did you know that call for speakers is open?  Call for Speakers for BI+Analytics 2019 is Now Open #BIAConf @BIAConference

Establish yourself as a thought leader

Learn more here

Upcoming Webcasts

September 10 Get Ready for SAP TechEd Las Vegas Register here

September 17  BI: ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch

September 18 Flexible conversion possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA

September 25 Dip Your Toe Into SAP Leonardo: Industry Innovation Kits as the Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

September 26 BI: How to deliver self-service reporting via the Web Intelligence Shared Elements

October 9 SAP Leonardo for Retail: Zero Waste Option

October 10: What’s new in SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence 4.2 SP07?

More are being planned

For a list of our 2018 webinar recordings/replays please see this link.

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Last year we had a great time in Nashville, this year we had a wonderful time in Huntington Beach.  Next year, it's Dallas, March 11-13, co-located with SAP Centric Finance.

 

Where to start?

This link has the submission form.

 

Why Should I Submit?

If your abstract is accepted, you receive complimentary registration, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and showcase yourself and your company. I’ve also found when I presented that I learn far more than the audience. It’s the rehearsal, preparation, and the process.  Eventful Conferences will treat you as a VIP, guaranteed.

 

What are some tips to submit?

Tips are also on this link.

 

I'll also borrow some tips from ASUG Annual Conference:

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Eventful Conference is great at emphasizing customer stories.  More tips are below:

 

Abstract Title

  • Make it Interesting: this is the first thing attendees will see – entice them to read further
  • Best Practice: if presenting a customer story, advertise the customer name by including it in the title

Session Description (Abstract)

  • Keep it Concise
  • Write to Appeal to the Audience: if selected, this abstract will be displayed in the session catalog and may be used in promotional materials for the event
  • Longer and more detailed information can be provided in the “agenda overview” field

To help you improve your chances of getting accepted, ASUG has a Speaker Submission Webcast – you can watch it here.

 

 

Also from Eventful Conferences:

Your story – from either a business or IT perspective – should be in the realm of how you implemented or upgraded your system, or simply smart ways you are using Analytics technologies which helped you drive organizational process improvement and enabled you to better manage your people.

Important Factors:

  • Submit your paper by October 12, 2018
  • Once you have submitted, you can expect a call from our conference producer to unpack your story further. This will allow us to focus your abstract.
  • All abstracts will be vetted by our steering committee predominantly made up of your peers.
  • If you are a customer speaker and selected to be on our agenda, we will cover your flights, accommodation and conference pass to be our VIP guest – the first time the conference has committed to this thus far.
  • There is NO need to write a long paper. Other than your short abstract, the only other deliverable will be your final presentation which isn’t due until January.
  • If you work for a partner organization, your submission must be in conjunction with a customer in order to be considered.

For any questions about your submission, please contact the Eventful Conferences production team at +1 914-509-5354.

Your guide to every ASUG BI September Webcast:

 

September 4 BI: SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions in a Cloud Environment - The Options Available

September 10 Get Ready for SAP TechEd Las Vegas

September 17  BI: ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch

September 18 Flexible conversion possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA

September 25 Dip Your Toe Into SAP Leonardo: Industry Innovation Kits as the Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

 

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Date:  Tuesday, September 4,  2018

Register now for  BI: SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions in a Cloud Environment - The Options Available

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While the transition to the cloud is a reality, more and more businesses are looking into options to have their traditional on-premise-hosted SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions hosted on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions. Be guided in the available options for IaaS hosting and the path to move from your local infrastructure to an IaaS solution.

Speakers:

Neil Goodman, SAP

Merlijn Ekkel, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 4,  2018

Time:  09:00 a.m. PT | Noon PM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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Date:  Monday, September 10,  2018

Who: You

When: September 10

Time: 3:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) Noon Pacific

Abstract:

Whether it’s your first or 20th time attending SAP TechEd conferences, join this session to learn about the highlights this year including new elements for SAP’s premier educational conference.  You’ll hear from veteran attendees their tips and tricks for getting the most value while attending the conference. Also, learn about new online missions to help SAP Community members build their reputation and have even more fun at SAP TechEd.

 

Register here

Webinar link: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/community/

Dial-in: Either have the system dial your phone (free); or find a dial-in number here.

Presenting:

Cathy Neergard ,Global Events Lead, SAP TechEd


Getting Ready:

This year there are 35 journeys – see below:

Here is a link to the learning journeys.

Top 10 Tips to Get Ready

From previous years:

  1. Create your personal schedule via session agenda builder
  2. Register for the hands-on sessions
  3. Plan your meetings with the SAP experts
  4. Prepare your questions to challenge SAP experts
  5. Join the conversation via social media channels with hashtag #SAPTechEd
  6. Share your feedback and impressions on SAP Community
  7. Don’t stay in one track, branch out a little (Michelle Crapo)
  8. Take advantage of waiting in line – the person next to you could be a great contact
  9. Meet people at lunch and unwind
  10. Attend the ASUG sessions, customer driven education

 

Register Today

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Date:  Monday, September 17,  2018

Influence Councils are interactive forums where members can communicate ideas and concerns about product plans and SAP services directly to SAP development and product managers.

Please join ASUG on September 17th for this Webcast to kick off the ASUG Influence Council  for SAP Analysis Office. One of the unique values of ASUG is the opportunity to influence SAP.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to the Influence council
  • Overview of SAP Analysis
  • SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office
  • Influence council charter and next steps

Register here.

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Date:  Tuesday, September 18,  2018

Register now for  BI: Flexible conversion possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA

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With the In place – and Remote Conversion we offer our BW customers flexible possibilities to convert their existing BW system to BW/4.

Speaker:

Marc Bernard, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 18,  2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 PM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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Date:  Tuesday, September 25,  2018

Register now for  Dip Your Toe Into SAP Leonardo: Industry Innovation Kits as the Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

Industry Innovation Kits accelerate solving critical industry problems across 12 lines of business.  Eliminate waste with daily demand forecasting to maximize margin.  Manage the risk of a pay-for-outcome business model with machine learning.  Assess asset health with IoT from afar or gain instant on-site insights to make your live events as seamless as possible.  Explore our portfolio and see how we can collaborate together to dip your toe into what Leonardo has to offer.

Speaker:

Thomas Tibbett, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 25,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 AM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

 

 

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Complete list of upcoming ASUG BI webcasts here: Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcasts