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by Hillary Bliss, Analytics Practice Lead, Decision First Technologies | May 1, 2015
BI/Financials/SCM/HR/SAP Professional Journal – 
In this exclusive report by Hillary Bliss, take a walk into the world of the SAP suite of predictive tools with an in-depth tour of the new SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0 and how it ties into SAP HANA and SAP Lumira. Learn the importance of general predictive modeling concepts, and then apply those concepts as part of a bigger discussion about the architecture and features of SAP Predictive Analytics. Finally, get an early peek at what’s coming for SAP’s predictive tools in the near future.

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by Eleazar Ortega Van Steenberghe, SAP Manager, Southern Wine & Spirits | April 28, 2015
Financials – 
Eleazar Ortega Van Steenberghe describes some of SAP Bank Communication Management’s functionalities and answers some key questions about issues related to this application.

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by Chirag Chokshi, Associate Director, SAP Financials, SITA Corp. | April 27, 2015
Financials – 
Chirag Chokshi explains the step-by-step configuration and significance of each configuration activity, master data setup, and SAP transactions for inflation-based revaluation. To explain this functionality, an SAP chart of depreciation 1MX for Mexico is configured as an example.

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by David Burns, CEO and Founder, Prime, LLC | April 17, 2015
Financials – 
David Burns explains product profit margin calculations in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0. He describes the options available in standard ECC and provides insights into a broader realm of possibilities using SAP HANA and analytics. He also provides step-by-step solutions to see profit margins on sales orders that can quickly start you moving in the right direction.

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by R. Venkat Balaji, SAP Finance Consultant | April 8, 2015
Financials – 
R. Venkat Balaji explains the steps involved in implementing a standard business transaction event as a way of curtailing the need to reclassify dummy profit center postings. This strategy is a relatively easy to implement and involves minimal training and most importantly, it provides a way of maintaining profit center assignments in production that would have normally been done through configuration.

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by Mary Loughran, Consultant, e5 Solutions Group | Praveen Gupta, Consultant, e5 Solutions Group | March 18, 2015
Financials – 
Mary Loughran and Praveen Gupta describe the key configuration steps to set up SAP Bank Communication Management based on a scenario in which all payments of $1 million or more require two approvers. Payments under $1 million do not require approval.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant | March 16, 2015
Financials – 
Most businesses that use profitability analysis (CO-PA) use the costing-based version. However, SAP Simple Finance uses account-based CO-PA with SAP HANA. Therefore, knowledge of account-based CO-PA is important for any organization that plans on implementing SAP Simple Finance. Paul Ovigele outlines the pros and cons of account-based profitability analysis (CO-PA) and explains what you need to look for before implementing it.