SAP Activate Methodology in S/4HANA: Complete Overview Document

This PDF document provides an overview of SAP Activate, which is SAP’s implementation methodology for S/4HANA projects.

The document starts by providing background on the evolution of SAP products over time, from the initial R/1 system in the 1970s to the current S/4HANA platform. It then discusses the benefits and key characteristics of SAP Activate methodology.

The core elements of SAP Activate are then covered – Methodology, Tools, and Content. The methodology provides prescriptive guidance for project teams. Tools include configuration, testing, project management etc. Content refers to best practice business processes and configurations.

Key topics covered in the document are:

  • Evolution of SAP:
    • SAP R/1 system,
    • SAP R/2 system,
    • SAP R/3 System,
    • my SAP,
    • SAP ERP – ERP Central Component (ECC)
    • SAP Business Suite
    • SAP S/4 HANA
  • HANA Platform
  • SAP business suite 4 HANA
  • Fiori
  • SAP Fiori design principles
  • Benefits of SAP Activate
  • Key Characteristics of SAP Activate
  • SAP Quality principles
  • Elements of SAP Activate
  • Anatomy of SAP Activate Methodology Implementation Roadmap
  • Phases
  • Transition Scenarios
  • Methodologies, Tools and Content
  • Project Management workstream
  • Phases;  Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy Run

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SAP HANA: Introduction

SAP HANA is a one in-memory atomic copy of data for transactions and analysis. Compared to the traditional databased approach, it eliminates redundant data copies, reducing unnecessary complexity and latency. Thus, there is less hardware to manage, so it accelerates through innovation and simplification. In traditional systems, OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) provided source data to …

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SAP HANA FAQ: Answers to the Top Questions

This FAQ document set (from 2 different resources) provides a dozen answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about SAP S/4 HANA. Questions are categorized as:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Business Scope, Product Map and Roadmap
  • Customer & Partner Enablement Materials, Trial Experience
  • Broader SAP S/4 HANA Portfolio
  • SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Business Suite
  • SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Specific Q-A
  • Journey to SAP S/4 HANA

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General Ledger Accounting in SAP S/4 HANA : Brief Overview Presentation

The objective of this presentation is to get a brief understanding of what has changed in General Ledger Accounting in S/4HANA. Following content is covered:

  • About S/4HANA
  • General Ledger Accounting in S/4HANA – Overview
  • S/4HANA vs. S/4HANA Finance for GL Accounting
  • Process demo
  • Configuration demo
  • Impacted IMG transactions

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SAP HANA on AWS: Quick Reference Guide for Beginners

This reference guide provides architectural configuration steps and best practices for deploying SAP HANA in the Amazon Web Services cloud such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon CE2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Following steps are covered in this document in detail:

  • Prepare an AWS Account to deploy HANA
  • Launch the Virtual Network and Configure AWS services for SAP HANA Deployment
  • Download SAP HANA media from SAP Service Download Center
  • Launch and Configure the SAP HANA Servers

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SAP HANA CE Functions List

Inside the SQL Script, SQL language and also highly optimized, equivalent Calculation Engine functions (CE Functions) can be used. CE functions are preferred to standard SQL firstly because they are a lot easier to work with, secondly because their use can be parallelized by the SAP HANA server.

In the following table you can find list of CE functions:

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ABAP on HANA: ADBC with Examples and HANA Modeling Views

ADBC is an API (application programming interface) for the Native SQL interface of the AS ABAP that is based on ABAP Objects. In the first part of this presentation following classes are covered with examples:

  • CL_SQL_STATEMENT – Execution of SQL Statements
  • CL_SQL_RESULT_SET – Result of the Execution

In the second part of presentation, HANA specific solutions are covered as listed below:

  • Basics of Modeling Views in HANA.
  • Attribute View, Analytical view, Calculation view.
  • Use of External views and Database procedure Proxies.
  • Simple HANA Database procedures
  • Use of ABAP to access views and Database procedures in HANA

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