Thứ Hai, 29 tháng 2, 2016

Prepaid meters and Check meter ?how to configure in system.

Hi

 

we have some prepaid meters so how i configure in SAP System.please suggest me on this and what is the check meter and how it configure?

 

 

Regards,

Mohammed



SAP and Dell Join Forces in Personalized Medicine

I recently had a chance to speak to Marten Neubauer of the Healthcare and Life Science unit at Dell’s Global SAP Center of Excellence.

Q: Can you explain why Dell is interested in personalized medicine?

A: Dell has a long track-record serving the health industry with more than 13,000 of its employees devoted to the vertical. And there is this very personal engagement of Michael and Susan Dell. Their non-profit Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has funded children’s health-related causes worldwide and they have supported initiatives such as the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The Children’s Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC) is part of that institute and is the largest pediatric hematology/oncology provider in Central Texas.

So, Dell realized that technologies like big data and high performance computing hold a great promise for emerging areas such as genomics and can make a real impact on patient outcomes. One example is that Dell has been able to partner with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Intel to help doctors analyze and store massive amounts of genetic data more quickly than ever before.

Can you describe what Dell and SAP are doing jointly in personalized medicine?

To cure cancer, the analysis of genomes and genome variants is just one piece of the puzzle. The next important step is to interpret all the patient-related information. We became aware of SAP’s activities in personalized medicine very early. SAP Medical Research Insights and SAP Foundation for Health are twopowerful tools to help medical researchers to obtain deep insights into all types of data. To tell the truth, it was a no-brainer for our companies to join forces. Consequently, we are currently partnering with SAP and Intel to investigate how to optimize the supporting infrastructure. Jointly we are designing a reference architecture for these two products, that will deliver a blueprint for a software/hardware combination. You could say that it is like a best practice deployment, that we also intend to use for performance benchmarking.

How do customers benefit from this?

Time is a critical factor for cancer patients! As with TGen our aim is to provide an optimized and standardized implementation that unites highly complex data sets, and to help define how to do this most efficiently. This will help our customers to start using these solutions more quickly, and to get the most out of their functionality. Our joint aim is that in the end this will translate into faster results for patients. The system is not live yet, but we are progressing rapidly with a dedicated taskforce encompassing specialists from the three companies (Dell, SAP and Intel). So stay tuned!

Where can customers find more information?

Dell, Intel and SAP will each have booths at HIMSS (Las Vegas, February 29- March 4, 2016), so that is one way to learn more on site from all three partners at that very exciting event. In addition, anyone interested in this system can contact the Global SAP Center of Excellence at Dell, we are happy to provide more details and live demos. Or reach out to the two of us directly – but that goes without saying.

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A Knife Attack on Your Head

Cluster headaches are excruciatingly painful. SAP employee Richard Posthuma is looking for a way to make life more bearable for himself and his fellow sufferers.

Nothing compares with this journey to hell and back — nothing. Sufferers describe the pain that strikes them on one side of their head as cripplingly aggressive, “like someone boring a screwdriver into your eye.” Over and over again. Sometimes for hours at a time.

“Cluster headache” disorder, also known as Bing-Horton’s neuralgia, is still something of a mystery to the medical profession. Its causes are not fully understood. The condition is incurable, and the best that sufferers can hope for is relief from the symptoms. On a scale of one (no pain) to 10 (worst imaginable pain), cluster headaches – so-called because the symptoms usually occur periodically and in groups of attacks, or “episodes” – are rated at between nine and 10. At self-help groups, participants often refer to “suicide headaches,” and many patients speak of wanting to end their lives rather than continue living with their condition.

Richard Posthuma, Head of Business Operations EMEA North in SAP GCO, has been a cluster headache sufferer since 2009. The pain struck him, quite literally, like a bolt out of the blue. And it has been a frequent and very unwelcome visitor ever since. To begin with, Richard suffered attacks on one or two days a week. “On a bad day, I would suffer up to eight episodes in the space of 24 hours,” he says.

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In an “attack diary” all pain attacks are chronologically collected and analyzed by using diverse criteria.

There were days when he was fine; and others when he was anything but. Until, that is, about two years ago, when he discovered a study on the Internet that pointed to possible links between cluster headaches and environmental conditions. After reading the study and consulting with his physician, Richard began collecting data about his affliction in the form of an electronic “attack diary.” As a result, he observed that he was more susceptible to an attack when a thunderstorm was approaching ‒ due to the attendant drop in air pressure.

He also discovered that, during an attack, his blood pressure was significantly lower than usual. This meant that he now knew some of the trigger signals to look out for. What’s more, he found that taking Vitamin D supplements seemed to alleviate his symptoms. Armed with all this new information, Richard has been able to drastically reduce the frequency and number of attacks he suffers. “The last six months were the best for a long time,” he says.

But he’s not content to leave the matter there. “I want something positive to emerge from my illness,” he says. He began by setting up a foundation ‒ known as the “Stichting Clsuterhoofdpijn Nederland” ‒ in his native Netherlands to raise public awareness of cluster headaches. This was a vital first step, because many people are completely unaware that the agony they are suffering is caused by Bing-Horton’s neuralgia and that help is available. It can sometimes take years for the condition to be correctly diagnosed.

It also rankled with Richard that so little is known about cluster headaches. He could see why though. Because, having transferred the data from the Internet study into an Excel spreadsheet, he realized that there simply wasn’t enough data available to identify medical patterns with any reasonable degree of reliability.

Using Technology to Aid Therapy

Richard has long been toying with the thought of creating a clinically tested and certified app that cluster headache patients and their physicians could use to track and analyze the condition’s development. The app, he envisions, would be based on an integrated and open real-time platform and would collect both patient information ‒ including biometric data transferred from the sensors that are built into wearables ‒ and GPS-derived mass data about environmental and climate conditions. It would then transform that raw data into actionable smart data and make it available in a standard format.

Clinics and research laboratories could use the material to develop more effective treatments, and users of the app would benefit directly from the experience of their fellow sufferers. But Richard is aware that cluster headache victims will only use the smart app in the numbers required to produce sufficient mass data if it is simple to operate. Because, as he knows only too well, there is no way that anyone in the throes of a cluster headache episode can possibly enter data in an app that isn’t intuitive. And that is chiefly where existing applications fall down. Not to mention the fact that they do not integrate data from external sources, are not certified, and are usually not directly applicable to cluster headaches.

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There are different kinds of headaches. Cluster Headaches are by far the rarest type. Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. (Click to see the whole infographic.)

Richard anticipates that implementing his app would involve three phases: the first would consist of the basic app and back-office support, followed by data exchange features and back-office extensions, and ‒ finally ‒ Big Data analysis. Actually building the app is not a problem, he says. Despite not being a developer, he’s confident that even he can design the specifications. “We have all the components we need. We just need to see whether they can provide the right foundations.”

The real challenge, he believes, is to bring together the right partners. “Winning the physicians over to our cause is the key to the entire project,” says Richard. Because they act as both multipliers and advisors to potential app users. To get this key group on his side, Richard speaks at medical conferences and approaches renowned experts directly. He has already managed to gain the support of some prominent members of the medical profession. But he also needs the backing of health authorities, pharmaceuticals companies, and technology partners if he is to get the project off the ground and turn a business case into a sustainable business model.

Richard’s efforts have resulted in some promising links with a number of pharmaceuticals giants. And, with the help of his SAP network, he has made good progress on transforming his vision into reality. He has also received encouragement from the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam to continue with his plans. With SAP increasingly targeting the healthcare sector as a market for SAP HANA, there are valuable potential synergies to be exploited here. For example, findings from the cluster headache environment could well form the basis for developing more effective treatments for migraine, which affects millions of people all over the world.

Richard might not have the power to stop the attacks ‒ but he may at least be able helping to slow it down.



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Cable and Telco Provider DNA Taps SAP Hybris to Simplify Customer Service

As one of the largest cable and telco operators in Finland, DNA offers high-quality voice, data and TV services to more than 3.5 million customers. Its razor-sharp focus on creating “the most satisfied customers” has earned DNA some of the highest customer satisfaction scores, according to a 2015 EPSI Rating.

“We want to make our customer’s lives more inspiring, productive and entertaining,” said Esamatti Vuolle, Certified Commerce Expert, DNA. “We offer connections, services and devices – clearly, cost-efficiently and easily.”

Even though DNA’s receives high marks for customer satisfaction, the company felt there was still more work to be done. According to Vuolle, DNA faces performance issues and other challenges with a self-service system for corporate clients. Complicating matters is DNA’s acquisition of TDC Finland who brought their own self-care portal into the mix. Vuolle said technology like SAP Hybris is helping smooth things over by offering a unified customer experience.

Vuolle’s confidence in SAP Hybris stems from prior success using the technology over a year ago for its consumer business. DNA is currently selling its B2C offering using SAP Hybris Commerce and Telco accelerator.

“It has been quite a success story,” said Vuolle. “Our year-over-year in B2C online sales has grown 65% and our Customer Experience Score is 6 of 7.”

Based those achievements, DNA started implementation of SAP Hybris Omni-Channel Solution for B2B Commerce for its Corporate Customer self-care needs, set for go-live this May.

“SAP Hybris will totally take our customers to a new level of services,” said Vuolle. “Not only will it help simplify our system landscape, our customer service will also use it to better serve corporate customers. That’s what I call a win-win.”

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Chủ Nhật, 28 tháng 2, 2016

Prepaid meters and Check meter ?how to configure in system.

Hi

 

we have some prepaid meters so how i configure in SAP System.please suggest me on this and what is the check meter and how it configure?

 

 

Regards,

Mohammed



Thứ Bảy, 27 tháng 2, 2016

Migration:Legacy to SAP (FICA)

Hi Experts,

 

I need your valuable Suggestions,

 

I am new to Migration activity, i want to know few things from you guys.

 

1.Security Object

2.Document Object

3.Payment Object

 

Planing to do through EMIGALL< how to over come this? Debit and Credit.

 

And my requirement is need to maintain Historical data since 2013 December onwards, suggest me what is best practice for migration.

I am planing to migrate only Open balances, but client is not accepting. Give me a brief idea how to achieve this Milestone.

 

 

Thanks,

Abbas



SAP Error Document type must allow cross-company postings

Dear Experts,

 

I am trying to transfer records of recon keys to General ledger for a invoicing Doc , (corresponding recon key has been closed successfully)  while transfer this to G/L system responded with an error message "Document type  must allow cross-company postings".

Could you please let me know where cross company code needs to define in SPRO.

 

Also, SAP suggests "In document type , set the attribute cross-company, or assign another document type for general ledger transfer (posting area 0100). " Could you please provide your expertise on this .

Please find the corresponding screen shot attached herewith. Any help on this will be highly appreciated.

 

 

 

Many Thanks,

Gyanendra



Thứ Sáu, 26 tháng 2, 2016

Even Monopoly Is Going Digital

Everyone is looking to take paper out of their business. Even the latest version of Monopoly now has gone digital.

According to this article Hasbro has introduced a version of Monopoly that eliminates cash by using a little ATM, with a scanner and barcodes on the cards and board. If a player wants to buy a property they’ve landed on, they just need to scan their credit card, and then the Title Deed, and the price will be automatically deducted from their available funds. It works the same way if another player lands on a property with a house or hotel on it. By scanning both credit cards and the property card, funds can be quickly transferred between players to pay the rent.

This new edition (ominously called Ultimate Banking Edition) reflects that for the target player (“ages 8 and up”, according to the box) handling cash is becoming increasingly rare.

Doctors Fee, Pay £50

Touch-less payments are very common in the High Street, new techs such as ApplePay keep appearing. When I hand my taxi guy a couple of rumpled twenties it already feels vaguely criminal. When I make trips to non Euro countries such as Sweden or Denmark I don’t even think about getting any cash, and only have a vague idea of the Exchange Rate.

Advance to Boardwalk/Mayfair

In the American Rental sector, things haven’t changed much since Monopoly was first introduced, in Atlantic City in the 1930s. Seventy percent of renters pay by check (Bloomberg, 2015). It’s unlikely that rent at Boardwalk is still $400, but it is more than likely that the current residents are reaching for a chequebook once a month. However, over here, on the London version, the renter at Mayfair is paying by direct debit, as the owner requires this as a condition of the lease.

You are Assessed for Street Repairs

Any Monopolist knows that the worst Chance card is the one that forces you to pay housing repairs. In the real world these are B2B invoices, and 77% of the worlds invoices are still on paper. This means that reconciling those invoices for repairs such as decorating and cleaning will be a cumbersome process.

Bank Error, Collect $200

In contrast, this is the best card in the pack, although I suppose it would need to be eliminated from the electronic cash version of monopoly. In reality, a bank error is a failure in the reconciliation process that all businesses have to go through. If you are using a networked-based electronic payments, linked to your invoices then reconciliation is implicit. Many small business still replicate the rite of passage of “balancing the chequebook,” as payments come out of different systems and matching payments to credits and invoices is still essentially manual.

Get Out of Jail

The problem for businesses today is that their IT systems are pretty much a jail: no communication with the outside world. Your suppliers, customers and other stakeholders can’t really communicate in the real-time, digital, Hi-Fidelity way that today’s economy requires. You don’t want to be languishing in the corner, hoping to roll a double, while your competitors cruise past on the “Just Visiting” lane, picking up all the best assets.

Advance to Go

If you are a Monopoly fan, then you can just buy this Banking Edition, and all of the renters will magically be ready to receive rent notices electronically and render payment digitally. In the real world of B2B, life is just a bit more complex than that. Rather than the 28 payees in the game, you will have 1000s of connections to make. To Advance to Go, you need to join a business network where many of those connections are already live, and a team is waiting to connect up the rest. Invoicing and Payment are the lifeblood of any business, and too important to leave to paper.

You can learn more about the solutions of AribaPay and the Ariba Business Network at SAPAribaLive, March 14-16, Las Vegas.

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The Spin with Megan Meany: Barcelona to Bangalore

SAP TV Global Anchor Megan Meany has the latest SAP and tech news headlines.

This week’s news, insights and updates include how SAP is making its mark on the mobile industry, on the football field, in Munich — and even on TV.

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Thứ Năm, 25 tháng 2, 2016

Preparing Today’s Digital Disruptors to Be Tomorrow’s Leaders

Today’s youth are the digitally native, socially responsible men and women of the millennial generation, which according to a Deloitte human capital trends report, will constitute 75% of the workforce by 2025.

This digital-savvy generation is poised to be the future disruptors in the digital economy.

Poised for Greatness – Yet Challenged

While the youth of today have the potential to create a world unimaginable in the future, this generation faces challenges unlike any before it. The United Nations estimates that the number of unemployed youth around the world is close to 75 million. The rate varies globally, with economically struggling countries – such as Spain, Greece, Mexico, and many in the Middle East – having rates of 40% or higher.

The generation is also challenged by a skills gap. Right now, 73% of CEOs believe the lack of employees with key technical skills is a threat to their company’s growth. And they could be worried for good reason. Though many Millennials are more educated than their parents or grandparents, the digital world is changing so rapidly that they now need new, evolving skill sets to improve employability. A World Economic Forum report estimates that 65% of children entering primary school today will work in completely new job types that don’t even yet exist.

How do we prepare youth for something that doesn’t exist yet? To ensure that this generation and those that follow have the right skills for the digital economy, organizations – whether they are public or private sector, or nonprofit – must take swift action.

Future Proofing Our Youth for a World Unimaginable

The best approach to bridging the skills gap is with programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This generation may be expert at digital skills such as texting and creating social media brands, but the digital economy needs more than that. It needs problem-solvers, collaborators, and global thinkers. These skills, combined with education and training that is STEM-focused, will future-proof today’s workforce and ensure success as the world transforms digitally.

Many organizations around the globe are already undertaking the challenge of closing the wide skills gap that exists today. Generation is an intensive boot camp-style training program created by the McKinsey Social Initiative for youth in India, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. This initiative integrates technical skills, behavioral skills, and mind-set skills so that boot campers can be fully job-ready and operate at peak productivity when entering the workforce. They boast an impressive 90% placement rate for its graduates.

With a placement success rate of 70% or more, Academy Cube is another successful up-skill initiative. The program combines e-learning with job searches, using an intelligent matching system that identifies the skills and qualifications applicants are missing. Academy Cube then offers STEM-focused trainings to participants. Participants are connected with top European companies with employment opportunities.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is a six-university initiative in Munich, Mexico City, and Shanghai. The program gathers young students from all over the world to form interdisciplinary teams who develop ideas with both a sustainable impact for society and a self-sustaining, profitable business model. Graduates, such as Taita Ngetich, have gone on to create successful businesses that have a significant economic and social impact on the communities where they live.

With the goal to integrate digital literacy in schools, Africa Code Week helps address the fact that nearly 35% of Africa’s youth lack the basic skills and technology training required to perform a job. Launched in the fall of 2015, close to 90,000 youth from 17 African countries have participated in more than 3,000 free coding workshops thus far. The students learned the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century digital workforce and become key contributors in Africa’s economic development.

BTECH is an initiative that combines a high school and college curriculum and credits with a strong focus on business and technology. Four programs with college and high school partners in New York, Boston, Oakland, and Vancouver prepare the youth that attend for the problems of tomorrow.

Empowering the Future Workforce

The vision and purpose of SAP is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Today’s youth is no exception. We are committed to partnering with public and private organizations around the globe on programs to inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s digital disruptors and innovative entrepreneurs.

It is our responsibility – yours and mine – to give our youth every opportunity possible to create the world in which they want to live. They are indeed poised to become the next generation of corporate leaders, enterprise customers, and game-changing partners. But only if we provide them with the education they need today. The opportunity is there. We can all play a role to help prepare this generation for the future and a world that is unimaginable today.

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BP in ISU is not getting replicated to SD

Hello Experts,

 

We are having issues with BP getting replicated from ISU to SD.When the BP gets created , if it is created with MKK role then it is creating customer in SD.If it is created with BUP001 or some other roles system is not creating customer in SD.our issue is with BP which are created with some other roles like BUP001 and then changed on later to MKK role.Even if the role is changed to MKK,still the customer is not getting created in SD side.Because of this users are getting errors when they try to use this BP in orders.Is there anyway we can push the BPs which are converted back to MKK role from some other role to SD?Can you please help

 

Regards

karthik



Of Bits and Bikes

When the intensity of Silicon Valley gets to be too much for Yoram Hod and he needs a fresh perspective, he dons his leather gear, mounts his bike, and heads for the hills.

One of Yoram’s favorite bike routes is Skyline Boulevard, which meanders through fields and forest on a ridge between the Valley and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, you can see from San Francisco to San Jose – and well beyond. Anyone who rushes from A to B on this road – where salty ocean air meets the pine-scented mountain air – has completely missed the point.

Yoram lets the scenery roll over him, and reflects on his work and life in the fast lane. Married with four children, Yoram is a product manager for the cloud development tools from SAP. It’s a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly: these are the tools that help software developers at thousands of companies worldwide create a better user experience for the next generation of cloud solutions – which in turn will probably touch billions of users.

Since Yoram is the bridge between SAP’s customers and the development team that writes the code, he has to understand and connect both worlds. The unrelenting transition of enterprise software from on-premise to the cloud has shifted customers’ expectations into a higher gear. “It can get pretty intense at times,” says Yoram, explaining, “I need to keep up with rapid changes in the market and maintain constant contact with customers and partners.”

 A Dream Job

Fortunately for Yoram – as a former software architect – coding remains one of his big passions. His skills allow him to test the product he manages on a daily basis, and even create sample code and demos for users. Colleagues at SAP’s development center in Ra’anana, Israel communicate with him daily to ensure that they are on the same page with respect to the rollout of new features and releases. It’s a dream job for Yoram that has opened up many possibilities for him professionally and personally.

Yoram bought his first motorcycle when he lived in Israel in order to reduce commuting times, and now he uses his bike to reach SAP’s offices in Palo Alto where he has worked since 2010. In 2013, Yoram fulfilled a dream of many bikers by riding coast to coast on US50, which stretches just over 3,000 miles and 12 states from California to Maryland. It took him nine days, from sunrise to sunset every day, accompanied only by trance music in his helmet. “It was amazing. Everyone should take the time for themselves to do it because it puts everything in perspective.”

Yoram combined his passions for bits and bikes to program a website that enabled his family and friends to track every mile of his journey, sharing pictures and comments. At the time, SAP HANA wasn’t quite mature enough to build the application. But his next goal is Alaska, and Yoram promises to build his application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

The People Behind the Technology

//name: Yoram Hod
//job title: Product Manager, Development Tools
//team: Cloud Development Experience
//years at SAP: 12
//SAP lab: Silicon Valley
//passion: Programming, motorcycles

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LinkTech Leaps Forward on SAP S/4HANA

As small businesses grow it becomes more difficult to maintain visibility into operations and keep financials in check. That’s why LinkTech, a fast growing IT services provider with offices in Mexico and the United States, decided to implement the new SAP S/4HANA suite.

On the last episode of #SAPTalks with small and midsize businesses I spoke with Jacobo Ortega, the CEO at LinkTech, about their decision to implement SAP S/4HANA.

Before switching to SAP, the company was running on a bunch of different software systems. It was using off-the-shelf and custom designed financial applications and various Microsoft tools like Excel and Project. Nothing was integrated, there were a lot of manual processes, and it was difficult to generate the reports needed to manage the business.

“We had a lot of sources of information and it took a lot of time to keep track of our resources and profitability,” said Ortega.

SAP S/4HANA was a brand new offering at the time, which seemed a little risky to LinkTech, but when the evaluation team saw the functionality provided in the area of finance and accounting, they knew it was the right decision.

Management of profitability and cash flow improved dramatically on SAP S/4HANA, giving the company more confidence to add resources and services. “Having the right information has been incredible for us. It gives us more visibility and we can grow faster,” said Ortega.

The new SAP Fiori user experience also made it easy for employees to access and use the system on mobile devices. Efficiencies gained throughout the company improved the response time of the whole organization. “All managers and team leaders have the right information when they need it, so we can make decisions more quickly with our contractors and customers,” said Ortega.

Check out the podcast to hear more about how LinkTech is leveraging SAP S/4HANA to grow its business now and in the future.

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Thứ Tư, 24 tháng 2, 2016

SAP Names Achim Schneider Global Head of Retail Industry Business Unit

WALLDORF  SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) recently announced the appointment of Achim Schneider as global head of the Retail Industry Business Unit.

Schneider will be responsible for the Retail Industry footprint at SAP and will report directly to Lori Mitchell-Keller, global general manager of Consumer Industries.

In his new role, Schneider leads the Retail Industry with a focus on helping SAP customers transform their business and derive value while getting closer to their customers. By taking the industry view to customer collaboration and offering retailers actionable cloud road maps, the Retail Industry organization serves those customers across every cloud deployment model (private, public and hybrid) and any business size, globally.

Schneider will lead a team dedicated to addressing today’s most pressing and vital Retail Industry–specific issues. Retail has unique customer and employee needs; however, across all industries, customers using SAP® software have come to expect fast, intuitive and rich user experiences. The Retail Industry team will continue to focus on offering the right mix of cloud and on-premise technology solutions that customers can use to reimagine their future, improve their efficiency and enrich the quality of life of their consumers.

“We have an exceptional opportunity to accelerate our Retail customers’ digital transformation with our end-to-end solutions as well as the simplicity and strength of our unique integrated operating model,” said Mitchell-Keller. “Retail is an industry that is under tremendous pressure to fulfill consumer expectations. The digital core in retailing is fundamental to meeting these expectations. SAP places the customer at the center of everything we do, and I am excited about Achim Schneider’s leadership of this crucial industry.”

Schneider brings to his current role over 17 years of experience in Retail Industry solutions with SAP. In his most recent position as global vice president he led the Global Supply Chain team and Fashion team. One of the key products that his organization brought to market, the SAP Fashion Management application, is used by over 25 global fashion brands worldwide. The original solution was codeveloped with 4 key fashion brands as announced here in May 2014.

According to Leslie Hand, vice president for IDC Retail Insights, “Solutions for managing vertical integration continue to be very topical for many retail companies.” Hand added: “Retail companies have realized that they need to improve their ability to harmonize wholesale, retail and manufacturing processes within one back-office software system.” She noted that, among other developments, leading solutions are increasingly providing “manufacturing capabilities for end-to-end scenario integration, multichannel material requirements planning and order allocation with the ability to simulate.”

Schneider holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Trier and is based in the global headquarters office in Walldorf, Germany.

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SAP Addresses the Digital Skills Gap to Accelerate Digital Transformation

How many passwords do you have? Like most people, you’ve probably stopped counting long ago. Well, the aggravating tyranny of passwords is about to be disrupted.

Students at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) demonstrated their new cloud-based solution to this digital challenge during Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC16), being held this week in Barcelona. Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, “Passwords Are Obsolete – Automatic User Authentication Through Wearables and Mobile Devices” provides seamless user authentication based on data taken from diversified sources, like user habits, location, and recognition of personal devices.

This is just one of the many truly amazing student-built demos that was presented at the SAP stand in Hall 3 during MWC16. More than 100 young talents and university students came together through the SAP University Alliances program to showcase their cloud-based apps to industry executives and IT professionals.

SAP Next-Gen Consulting Accelerates Innovation

Visitors to the SAP stand had the opportunity to engage with students participating in SAP Next-Gen Consulting – an exciting collaboration of SAP University Alliances with tech accelerator RocketSpace to introduce the next generation of designers, developers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Aimed at accelerating innovation adoption in business, SAP Next-Gen Consulting provides a pathway for executives to benefit from the digital know-how and creative energy of the Millennial generation.

The students – equipped with matching gray t-shirts and hats bearing the SAP Next-Gen Consulting logo – showcased their unique creativity and technical prowess for solving uncanny technical challenges while presenting a delightful user experience. “Deepface,” a demo developed by HPI students who are on SAP internships at Silicon Valley, recognizes the gender and approximate age of passersby. Based on machine learning, Deepface remains very polite in estimating peoples’ ages. With its mirror-like screen and floating geometric areas of focus, it attracts a number of visitors who are happy to stop and peer into it while it performs its calculations.

Time-saving app “Jarvis” integrates a route planner with the user’s agenda to send notifications proposing alternatives routes or activities for the user. Developed by students at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Jarvis was recently showcased the SAP InnoJam Barcelona.

Get fit the right way with the “Virtual Personal Coach.” Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, this app provides valuable feedback and prevents injury during exercise based on data it captures with a Microsoft Kinect device.  Another very innovative app –  “Meetings Become more Exciting” – integrates voice technology captured via an Amazon Echo device with SAP Cloud for Customer to ensure that you will never be bored in a meeting again.

To find out more about SAP Next-Gen Consulting, visit the SAP University Alliances channel on YouTube – where you can have an immersive, virtual reality experience. Additional virtual reality moments from the SAP booth at Mobile World Congress are being filmed for upload to the channel. Watch for SAP Next-Gen Consulting at CeBIT and SAPPHIRE NOW later this year and follow the group’s activities on Twitter at #SAPNextGenConsulting.

SAP InnoJam Barcelona Winning Team Presented

At MWC16, SAP presented the winners of the pre-conference SAP InnoJam Barcelona, sponsored by SAP University Alliances in cooperation with Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Students used SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP UI5 to solve the challenge to “Run Simple in a Digital World with 5G.”

Students representing 11 universities from nine countries participated in the event. Teams were comprised of students with a balance of business skills and technical skills. Each participated in a 36-hour hackathon to build and refine their demos.

In the end, it was TanTaxi that won with its concept to help taxi drivers reduce the length of time spent looking for customers. The team plans to partner with taxi companies to test and refine its model in a real-world setting. As one team member said, “The world of opportunities is in front of us.”

SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation

Addressing the need for digital skills to accelerate digital transformation, SAP announced the launch of the SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation, which is intended to meet the targeted educational requirements of business executives and IT experts. SAP executive Dr. Bernd Welz, executive vice president and head of Scale, Enablement & Transformation, also kicked off a new talk show, “Bernd with Guests,” which will feature weekly online interviews with thought leaders and influencers in the area of skills and education in digital transformation.

SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation works with SAP University Alliances, a network of more than 2,650 educational institutions in 90 countries, and involves learning assets from SAP and partners. Offerings include education on the digital transformation for business executives and IT professionals, including network collaborators such as RocketSpace and incubator trips to Silicon Valley. Additionally, an alumni network enables executives and professionals to share and collaborate on insights and best practices to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

“SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation enables business leaders, IT executives, IT experts and end users in the SAP ecosystem to acquire the skills required to be successful in the digital transformation,” said Welz.

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Kid Coders Win Big at Africa Code Week

From Tunisia to Togo, African youth took up 1s and 0s in droves: nearly 90,000 participated in Africa Code Week workshops.

SAP spearheaded the first-ever Africa Code Week last October with an ambitious goal: introduce coding skills to 20,000 young people. Thanks to SAP and partners around the world, the initiative reached almost 90,000 young people from 17 African countries who took part in the more than 3,000 free coding workshops.

A strong network of more than 100 partners — local governments, NPOs, NGOs, educational institutions and businesses — made the initiative a resounding success. Partners included the Cape Town Science Centre, the Galway Education Centre, Simplon.co, Ampion and the King Baudouin Foundation.

Top Three Countries

Government support was notably strong in Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.

With the highest engagement numbers – and a total of 33,589 young people introduced to coding during Africa Code Week – Morocco won the Africa Code Week 2015 award. SAP will provide Moroccan organizations with grants to help roll out digital education kits in participating schools.

Rachid Benmokhtar, Moroccan Minister of Education and Vocational Training, said, “The viral impact of Africa Code Week in Morocco is a perfect example of how governments can leverage continent-wide initiatives like Africa Code Week to encourage ICT teaching in schools while driving engagement among students and teachers alike.”

The Ivory Coast took second place for participation, with a ratio of 92 per 100,000 people joining, and a total of 20,291 young people participating. Organizations in the country will receive a grant from SAP to help create a web programming school.

Louis Diakité, the Africa Code Week ambassador from the Ivory Coast and CEO of Alink Telecom, said, “Africa Code Week is exactly the kind of leverage we needed to make coding accessible to underserved children and allow most of them to even touch a computer for the first time.”

South Africa ranked third in total engagement with over 17,000 young people trained across all provinces.

On the Bus

In Rwanda and South Africa, a team of nonprofits led by SAP, Ampion and the Cape Town Science Centre worked together to bring free coding workshops to more than 18,000 children in urban and rural areas. Touring the Kigali and Western Cape regions, a PC-equipped bus named “Ampion Africa Code Week on Tour” invited more than 1,200 children to learn coding on board.

Girls Join in Droves

Female participation in Africa Code Week reached 60 percent in Tunisia, 56 percent in South Africa and 50 percent in Togo, signaling greater gender equality in ICT education.

Building on the success of this first edition, SAP and partners are now preparing Africa Code Week 2016, with plans to expand to 30 countries.

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SAP Partners with Reuters to Power Data Journalism in the Digital Age and Deepen U.S. Presidential Election Coverage

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership with Reuters that brings tools for the media industry’s digital transformation and powers Reuters’ data journalism for U.S. presidential election coverage.

With the partnership, Reuters has deployed the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service as the new backbone for the Reuters Polling Explorer, and has used SAP Mobile Platform to build Reuters’ new White House Run mobile app that lets voters simulate the role of a presidential candidate. Additionally, Reuters editorial teams now have access to SAP Lumira software, which can be used for analytics and insight to allow journalists to explore data and easily create visual stories.

The media landscape is experiencing a significant digital transformation. A wide array of technologies has changed how society has access to information, how it is delivered and how journalists can use technology to write deeper, more accurate and timely stories. Data journalism allows media organizations to help deliver compelling and in-the-moment coverage. Through this partnership, SAP is licensing its technology to Reuters as Reuters navigates this shift.

Reuters is deploying SAP technologies in three key areas:

  • Reuters Polling Explorer — The in-memory computing power of the SAP HANA platform allows Reuters to access and analyze 100 million survey responses for quicker and more efficient reporting of public opinion. And with that, as Reuters continues to integrate SAP HANA into its workflow, it will be looking to adopt its advanced capabilities, including built-in predictive analytics, to further enhance the performance of Polling Explorer and its user experience.
  • Reuters White House Run election simulation mobile app — The experience of Polling Explorer will be brought to life for consumers on mobile devices using a Reuters election simulation app called White House Run. Leveraging the consumer edition of SAP Mobile Platform, Reuters has developed the White House Run app to let voters simulate the candidate experience using predictive analytics and Reuters polling data to help people understand the electability of different political personas and compare results with their friends. Additionally, White House Run includes in-app election news coverage and other features.
  • Data visualization and exploration — Reuters has distributed SAP Lumira to its editorial teams where the software can be used to assist journalists in analyzing polling results and creating compelling data visualizations.

“Digital technologies are transforming politics and elections and turning American voters into digital voters,” said Jennifer Morgan, president, SAP North America. “Having access to real-time, data-driven information and public sentiment not only enables journalists to create engaging and compelling content but also empowers consumers and citizens with unique insights into the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the state of world affairs more broadly.”

“The U.S. presidential election is one of the most important events this year, and data plays a key role in understanding it,” said Daniel Mandell, chief revenue officer of Reuters Media. “Voters rely on our coverage to make informed decisions. Partnering with SAP has allowed us to build a technological platform that enables our editorial team to quickly and efficiently sort through a mountain of data. This technology will let us deliver to readers the independently produced, unbiased news and information that they expect from Reuters.”

For more information on how SAP HANA is helping to reshape the delivery of data journalism, visit Reuters Polling Explorer. To download the Reuters White House Run mobile app, available now for iPhone, visit the Apple App Store.

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SAP Introduces Its New Chief Security Officer

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has appointed Justin Somaini as SAP’s chief security officer (CSO), effective January 1, 2016.

He joined the company from cloud provider Box, where he was chief trust officer, having previously held a number of senior positions at both Yahoo and Symantec. Somaini has accrued more than 20 years’ professional experience in the IT security sector.

“The newly created role of CSO at SAP highlights the relevance of security in a digitally connected world,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation. “In appointing Justin Somaini, we have been able to secure the services of a security expert whose knowledge and experience will not only benefit SAP but also our customers.”

In the face of a constantly evolving set of potential threats, businesses can no longer rely solely on implementing passive preventive mechanisms. It is essential that they actively identify and close security gaps as soon as possible. Early detection is becoming increasingly important, as is the development of tools to efficiently eradicate the threat of security breaches. Consequently, SAP has developed a three-pillar, end-to-end security strategy designed to secure its own business operations and to help ensure high security standards in the software it supplies to its customers. The three pillars are: prevent, detect, and react. Details of SAP’s end-to-end security strategy are available here.

“In the past, IT security had a reputation for being very costly and hampering day-to-day business operations,” said SAP’s new CSO Somaini. “But I’m convinced that security and business will — and, indeed, must — go hand in hand in the future. Ultimately, security will be the deciding factor in every company’s business future.”

Keeping up to date with the latest security information and advice therefore is a decisive factor in staying safe. With this in mind, SAP recently set up a section on the website for SAP HANA devoted to providing information about various security aspects of the platform. This section contains valuable information about operating SAP HANA platform-based systems securely, including tips on secure configuration, warnings about potential security risks and advice on how to counteract them. There is also a direct link to SAP Service Marketplace where patches and updates are available for download.

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At SAP Hybris Summit, Shoppers Rewrite the Rules

The omni-channel challenge, the evolution of customer profiles and customer engagement at every touch point were the hot topics at the SAP Hybris Summit 2016.

Shopping is social, millennials are setting the tone, and the medium is mobile. No one is surprised by these consumer-driven trends in retail. What is surprising is the amount of power they give consumers and how much pressure they put on retailers.

The Death of the Salesman

Until just a few years ago, buying a washing machine, a pair of shoes or a bag of groceries required a trip to the store. Today the experience begins at home with a search engine. Often, it continues at home with an electronic payment and ends with a delivery to the doorstep. Technology has made it easy to find, buy and get everything you need with the ease of a click. Smart retailers are the ones that are responding to this new craving for convenience by providing new, easy ways to shop. They also continuously seek to understand their customers and evolve together with them.

“The sales roles of the past and the old customer relationship models are dying. In the future, our customers will be our partners, and our partners must reinvent their roles,” said Carsten Thoma, president of SAP Hybris, during his keynote address at the SAP Hybris Summit 2016 last week in Munich. “Just as the classic software development model is changing, when it comes to buying and selling, we need to develop and monetize together.”

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The omnichannel experience (Graphic from SAP Hybris website)

Engagement Across All Touch Points

Customers expect a seamless experience. They want to add to the bag at home or in the store. They want to see their items when they resume shopping on their mobile devices. They want to get personalized promotions when they enter the store. Loblaws, Canada’s hugely successful grocery chain, for example, has attracted over 16 million loyalty users, or half the population of the entire country, using technology that analyzes massive volumes of customer data enabling the company to send fully individualized promotion offers. But most retailers are still far from that model.

“One of the biggest challenges is personalization, and the answer to that is the customer profile,” says Moritz Zimmermann, co founder and CTO of SAP Hybris.  “The profile contains the context, but context is difficult to capture, so retailers often don’t do it. If you are shopping for a book about pink ponies for your niece, you may want to see what books other customers have bought, but that doesn’t mean you constantly want to get info about pink pony books.”

SAP Hybris Profile, which was announced as part of the company’s Beyond CRM launch in September 2015, helps enterprises capture all customer interactions and behaviors which are consolidated in  continually evolving customer profiles. With the help of advanced analytics, the data can then be interpreted to anticipate what the customer wants so the retailer can proactively deliver meaningful engagement opportunities across all touch points creating a seamless, personal experience.

It’s Not Who You Know But Who Knows You

Over 2,700 customers, partners and influencers gathered at this year’s SAP Hybris Summit to share best practices and learn about the company’s strategic direction for customer engagement and commerce solutions. During the keynote panel discussion, some of the industry’s sharpest minds shared their insights.

Industry analysts Gerry Murray from IDC and Ovum’s Jeremy Cox believe full personalization should be every marketer’s goal but also agree that organizations must evolve so they act as one entity. “This goes way beyond just marketing. You need to know a lot about your customer, how a lead forms in the pipeline, how different relationships develop across all touchpoints. As one client once said, it can turn into one hairy ball of wax! Success requires massive changes in how organizations work together,” said Jeremy.

They also urged enterprise leaders to embrace disruption. “The CEO must be the orchestrato of change. You can’t expect individual departments to automatically align to a single journey!”

Forrester’s Pascal Matzke agrees that personalization is key, but also warned against delivering a one-sided experience. “It’s not just about the buyer’s journey. It’s also about the back office and delivering on post purchase expectations.”

These are just a few examples of the rich discussions about the future of commerce and the role we play in it. Stay tuned for more stories about the journey beyond CRM with SAP Hybris solutions.

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SAP Error Document type must allow cross-company postings

Dear Experts,

 

I am trying to transfer records of recon keys to General ledger for a invoicing Doc , (corresponding recon key has been closed successfully)  while transfer this to G/L system responded with an error message "Document type  must allow cross-company postings".

Could you please let me know where cross company code needs to define in SPRO.

 

Also, SAP suggests "In document type , set the attribute cross-company, or assign another document type for general ledger transfer (posting area 0100). " Could you please provide your expertise on this .

Please find the corresponding screen shot attached herewith. Any help on this will be highly appreciated.

 

 

 

Many Thanks,

Gyanendra



Shopping Online at SAP? The SAP Store Is Open

Free trials of business intelligence solutions. High-performance reporting software priced for all users, even the smallest businesses. Starter editions for developing data-intensive apps. Self-service downloads.

All from SAP? Yes! SAP Store is open for business.

We launched the new SAP Store in March 2015, a way for SAP to make it easy for anyone to take advantage of solutions typically available only to larger businesses. Our idea was to offer a simple, seamless online shopping experience like that of any other e-tailer, except that we would enable purchase of some of the world’s most sophisticated business offerings from both SAP and third parties: software, content, data, and education-related. You can browse, search by category, filter by industry or line of business, then purchase the solution with a credit card, download and use instantaneously. Did you ever think you could buy offerings from SAP in this way?

A Simple Process – for All Types of Buyers

Anyone can use a credit card or PayPal (for partner solutions) to purchase solutions at SAPStore.com, visiting as a guest or entering contact info to register, which of course streamlines future purchases. If you’re already registered on another SAP community or extranet, you can likely use single sign-on for SAP Store. For many products, you can choose either on-premise or cloud options. Try before you buy with a free trial, available for a number of offerings. And watch out for promotional offers and other discounts.

Today’s Demo: a CRM Solution for the Entrepreneur

Let’s take a quick look at how it works. For today’s demo, I’ll be an entrepreneur, looking for a way to better organize my sales efforts and customer interactions. On SAP Store, I search for “CRM.” This turns up four options. I read through the descriptions, and determine that SAP Digital for Customer Engagement offers just what I want. I can purchase a single license, which is all I need now, for US$29 per user and month.

Right on the product page, I see that it’s available in a number of languages. Great – I can use it in English now and purchase another license for my colleague in Hungary when we’re ready. On the same page, I can download a product brief, read product reviews from other users, check the hardware requirements, and watch a video to help me learn how to use it. I see that if I have any questions, there’s a number to call and a button to click to create a support request. All very useful.

But since I can try it out first, I click on “trial,” which lets me use it productively and free for 30 days without further obligation. So I add it to my shopping cart, enter a few basic contact details, and click. Within a few minutes, there’s my e-mail with log-in instructions to my own CRM solution in the cloud.

What could be easier?

Your Comments Welcome

I’ll be blogging about SAP Store on a regular basis, and I’m hoping to hear from people who are using the store and its products about their experiences. That means you! Please contribute a review on the product page, suggest an idea for a blog, or comment here. Thanks for your participation as we build our community on SAP Store.

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MWC16 Opens with Powerful Commitment to Build a #betterfuture

Notwithstanding the strike by the metro and bus operators that snarled Monday-morning traffic across Barcelona, Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC16) opened as planned on February 22 with huge excitement about flagship product launches, connected cars, augmented and virtual reality, amazing innovations for the smart home, and significant progress toward the realization of 5G.

“Mobile is Everything” is the theme of MWC in 2016, being held February 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Gran Via conference center. Billed as the world’s biggest and most influential mobile event, MWC16 is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors from over 200 countries, with over 2,200 exhibitors participating.

Numbers provide perspective on the sheer scale of the mobile industry: There are now 7.6 billion connections. The mobile economy has an economic value of USD$3.1 trillion. There are 32 million people employed in the mobile industry. An estimated 5.6 billion people will be connected by 2020.

“I think it is fair to say that everything that has the benefit of being connected in the future, will be connected,” said Mats Granyrd, Director General, GSMA, in his opening keynote. He added, however, “It is not only about connectivity, but also about business transformation.”

Granyrd laid out a unifying vision for mobile at the center of an inclusive digitally connected society, one being championed by the GSMA through its #betterfuture initiative. He cited the industry’s commitment to support the 17 U.N. Sustainability Development Goals. “By working together, the mobile industry is truly connecting everyone and everything to a better future. That must be at the forefront in everything we do.”

“But we are challenged,” said Granyrd on a somber note. “It is safe to say, what has brought us to this position will not keep us here. We do need to be more innovative. We need to be more collaborative. And there is no better place than here at the Mobile World Congress to do that.”

Digital Transformation of the Telco Industry

The GSMA’s call to action for the mobile industry underscored SAP’s message of Leading Digital Transformation. With telecommunications carriers facing dual pressures from losing voice revenue while incurring increasing costs of asset maintenance, many will need to undertake digital transformation to modernize their networks to 5G and fiber optics to stay relevant to their customers.

The showcases that SAP presents at its stand in the high-traffic area of Hall 3 are designed to offer an event experience that provides visitors with key takeaways about how digital transformation can impact their business. The Gigapixel Wall, for example, provides an immersive experience in the power of Big Data analysis. A combination of 8,000 individual pictures taken with a robotic arm, the Gigapixel Wall measures 600k by 300k pixels. In a very masterful way, it challenges and engages visitors to find relevant detail among a mass of unstructured data.

SEAT, SAMSUNG & SAP Team Up to Build the “Connected Car”

The SAP showcase that is attracting the most attention from visitors, press, and analysts features a sporty SEAT Leon SD Experience connected car. The concept car is the result of an exciting collaboration of SEAT, Samsung, and SAP to build cutting-edge technological innovations for vehicle-centric services. In this case, the demo shows how the user can open and lock the car using a digital key that is available on a smartphone. The digital key can also be easily shared with another driver of the car – and can be revoked once that driver is done with the car.

The car also helps to solve a typical urban parking challenge of finding and paying for a parking space. Through a smartphone interface, the driver can reserve a parking space – and pay for it – in advance without having to get out of the car or circle city blocks in search of a space. The SAP technology is based on SAP Vehicles Network and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Payment is made with Samsung Pay, which integrates with MirrorLink to display the smartphone data on the car’s head unit. Payment is approved with the fingerprint authorization from the driver on the car cockpit area. Find out more and watch a video from SEAT.

Startup Building Radar Wins Space App Camp

Following a round of public pitches and jury deliberation, the winners of the Space App Camp were announced at the SAP stand on February 22. The winning team – Building Radar – won the jury over with its concept to offer early detection of construction projects based on its proprietary satellite-supported search algorithm and thus a professionalization of pipeline management in the construction industry . As their prize, they will receive a check for €5,000 and an opportunity to join the SAP Startup program. Raoul Friedrich, co-founder of Building Radar, says, “The next step is to scale up business – to grow more and to sell the product.” Based in Munich, Germany, Building Radar is already providing service to a handful of customers in diverse markets.

Under the sponsorship and management of SAP’s CIO Center for Digital Leadership, the Space App Camp challenged young university talents and promising startups to develop SAP industry use cases based on Earth Observation data from the European Space Agency (ESA)) on SAP  HANA Cloud Platform. The five participating teams were selected from a field of 700 applicants to present their concepts at MWC16.

“With our innovation fast-track approach at the Space App Camp we help startups and young university talents to rethink how business is done today and to bring ideas to prototypes in only two days and to live solutions in only a few months. This is digital innovation at its best and shapes the future of the digital economy. It is truly inspiring to see what these teams were able to achieve,” said Dr. Carsten Linz, Business Development Officer and global head of SAP’s CIO Center for Digital Leadership.

During the Space App Camp presentation at MWC16, Linz and Prof. Volker Liebig from ESA signed a letter of intent to further enhance the partnership in using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform with Earth observation data from ESA in joint innovation programs.

Josef Aschbacher, Head of the Programme Planning and Coordination Service, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA, explained why this action is meaningful in establishing ongoing cooperation between SAP and ESA. “The significance is that two big players in different domains are getting together and in a formal way have signed a cooperation: SAP, being a market leader in Big Data processing with the SAP HANA platform, and ESA, being a big provider of Earth observation satellite Earth data, which are huge volumes of data and need to be processed very fast.” He summarized by saying, “So, you have the SAP HANA platform on one side and the ESA data on the other side – the perfect match for good cooperation.”

Read more about the Space App Camp on the SAP News Center: Newsbyte: SAP and the European Space Agency Name Space App Camp Prize Winner.

New Telecommunication Offerings from SAP and Hitachi

At MWC16, SAP also unveiled a new offering targeted to the needs of communication services providers (CSPs): SAP Presents Big Data Margin Assurance to Help Telecoms Increase Profits. Powered by SAP HANA, the solution provides CSPs with increased insight into revenues, margins and costs across their operations. Having this business information enables them to transform from average revenue per user (ARPU) to average margin per user (AMPU) business models.

In other news, a new solution from Hitachi Data Systems, aimed at improving business forecasting for telecommunications and media service providers, integrates SAP Predictive Analytics to provide the industry with real-time insight into customer behavior to reduce churn. Hitachi made the announcement at MWC16 on February 22.

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SAP Releases New Version of SAP Hybris Billing to Help CSPs Transform into Digital Service Providers

BARCELONA — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the latest version of the SAP Hybris Billing solution to help communications service providers (CSPs) bring services to market faster.

In today’s rapidly changing markets, CSPs must focus on multiple fronts — improving operations and reducing costs, while finding growth in new opportunities. In order to help telcos with those objectives, the new version of SAP Hybris Billing boasts improved online charging system (OCS) performance and scalability, improved revenue management and simulation features, and new integration points into SAP Hybris solutions. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, being held February 22–25 in Barcelona, Spain.

Digital services are set to grow 30 percent (compound annual growth) worldwide through 2017,* while traditional services will remain flat. In many markets, including Europe, there is already a negative trend. Telcos look to SAP for help monetizing all types of services, from mobile phone plans to running an app store. SAP can bring it all together on a single contract and help operators get a complete view of their customer.

“In this era of digital disruption, we find that our customers are struggling to make the shift from communications service provider to digital service provider,” said Stephan Gatien, global vice president, Telecommunications Industry Business, SAP. “Providing excellent customer engagement is a key differentiator for leading telcos, and a flexible, powerful, easy-to-use billing solution is the foundation of the customer relationship. SAP Hybris Billing provides the flexibility and ease of use that allows our customers to quickly and easily manage all aspects of customer billing and engagement.”

The strategy for SAP Hybris Billing has been to extend and integrate the SAP Hybris solution portfolio, automating the omnichannel commerce experience from retail to service consumption. SAP will demonstrate the new solution at Mobile World Congress in Hall 3, Stand 3M41.

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*From CSP to Digital Service Provider: Revenue Management’s Role (IHS Infonetics Webinar, 2015); Digital Transformation for Communications Service Providers (Gartner Research Roundup, April 2015)
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New SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation Accelerates Customers’ Journeys to Becoming Digital Enterprises

BARCELONA — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and the SAP University Alliances program today announced the global launch of SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation, an initiative to engage and prepare executives and professionals to lead their organizations to become digital enterprises in collaboration with academia and partners.

The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, being held February 22–25 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.

“SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation enables business leaders, IT executives, IT experts and end users in the SAP ecosystem to acquire the skills required to be successful in the digital transformation,” said Dr. Bernd Welz, executive vice president and head of Scale, Enablement & Transformation, SAP SE.

A key part of SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation is Digital Transformation Academy, which provides business leaders and IT professionals a home base for learning opportunities and collaboration with peers and experts to build the skills for their digital learning journey. Digital Transformation Academy makes it easy to find content and events provided by SAP through traditional classrooms and digital offerings including SAP Learning Hub, the openSAP platform and Thought Leaders courses from openSAP, as well as from other parties such as universities. Offerings range from dedicated executive education programs in collaboration with universities, including the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, to learning modules, to innovation workshops. “Leadership in Digital Transformation” is one example of a Thought Leaders course that provides immediately usable insights for both IT and businesspeople about how the digital transformation changes the way a company creates value, interacts with its customers and business partners, and competes in established and emerging markets.

SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation works with SAP University Alliances, a network of more than 2,650 educational institutions in 90 countries, and learning assets from SAP and partners. Offerings include education on the digital transformation for business executives and IT professionals, including network collaborators such as RocketSpace and incubator trips to Silicon Valley. Additionally, an alumni network enables executives and professionals to share and collaborate on insights and best practices to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Another key component of SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation is innovation with young talents through projects in the SAP Next-Gen Consulting program. Showcases will be featured at Mobile World Congress with students from leading universities in Barcelona and around the world who competed in the SAP InnoJam event “Run Simple in a Digital World with 5G” held before Mobile World Congress at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. In addition, students from the Hasso Plattner Institute will demonstrate innovative solutions in sessions such as “Passwords Are Obsolete – Automatic User Authentication Through Wearables and Mobile Devices.”

SAP Next-Gen Consulting will also be the foundation for the Big Data and healthcare challenge from SAP for the ITU Young Innovators Competition, which will enable entrepreneurs from around the world with innovative ideas to explore and engage with SAP’s latest technologies, including SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and analytics solutions from SAP, to develop compelling design concepts and prototype solutions to real-world challenges in the Big Data and healthcare areas.

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SAP and the European Space Agency Name Space App Camp Prize Winner

BARCELONA — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that team BuildingRadar from Germany is the winner of the prize for best app at the Space App Camp held in Barcelona.

The camp is managed by the CIO Center for Digital Leadership team at SAP, initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) and organized by the Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). Startups and young talents representing five countries across Europe and Asia were challenged to develop apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that utilize Earth observation (EO) and business data to support the future of retail, construction, agriculture, climate and farming. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, being held February 22–25 in Barcelona.

“It is truly inspiring to see what these teams were able to achieve,” said Dr. Carsten Linz, global head of SAP’s CIO Center for Digital Leadership. “SAP’s innovation fast-track approach used at the Space App Camp can help startups and young university talents to successfully manage their ability to innovate and shape the future of the digital economy. The approach helps make the showcases productive, scales them internally within SAP and evaluates new commercialization options, creating new opportunities to incubate digital innovation and paving new ways for doing business.”

SAP HANA Cloud Platform provided a unique in-memory database and business application services for the teams to quickly build, extend and integrate modern, mobile-enabled apps with ESA’s accurate, timely and easily accessible EO information, in particular Copernicus data.

“I was impressed by the ingenuity and dedication of the five competing groups of developers,” said Prof. Volker Liebig, ESA’s director for Earth Observation Programs. “The results are another showcase of Earth observation data facilitating the daily life of the citizens and spurring the economy.”

The final round of the Space App Camp challenges five top startups out of several dozen evaluated teams from the ESA startup network. Each team, composed of two to four members and supported by SAP and ESA experts, demonstrated how EO and business data can be used to run the world better in the areas of retail, construction, agriculture, climate and farming.

The team members participating in the Space App Camp represented Germany, Greece, India, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and competed for the “Best App of the Space App Camp” prize. The winning team, BuildingRadar, won €5,000 and will be considered for the SAP Startup Focus program. As part of its ongoing collaboration with ESA, SAP intends to work together with the startups incubated in the ESA Business Incubation Centres across Europe, through which ESA supports over 400 startups making use of space technology and space data. This collaboration aims to provide SAP with access to hundreds of new ventures.

The CIO Center for Digital Leadership was recently created to help manage digital transformation showcases at SAP as well as its approach to customers. The organization helps drive digital platform–based innovation in an open ecosystem with SAP employees, student teams and startups by putting the leader at the center of everything and addressing digitalization holistically.

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