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BI/SAP Professional Journal – 

Ned Falk shows how you can create a replication and manipulation flowchart to load SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) data into SAP HANA and improve it on the way in. He also reviews the positioning of this tool in relation to other extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) process tools associated with moving data into SAP HANA.


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by Christian Savelli, Senior Manager, COMERIT | June 17, 2015
SAP Professional Journal/BI – 
Christian Savelli describes the Dynamic Tiering option available starting with SAP HANA Support Package 9, which enables a more effective multi-temperature data strategy. It offers management of warm data content via the extended table concept, representing a major enhancement from the loading/unloading feature currently available.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services | June 8, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 

SAP projects have a tendency to be quite large, covering a vast array of business processes in a delivered solution. While building a project solution, project teams must navigate a Business Process Hierarchy (BPH) that could contain thousands of hierarchy nodes. D. Russell Sloan shows how to use customer attributes and filters so that teams can work with only the nodes they are charged with building.


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by Jitan Batra, Senior Developer for SAP Access Control and Process Control, SAP Labs India, Pvt. Ltd. | June 1, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 

Jitan Batra compares the enhanced alerts in Access Control 10.0 and 10.1 with Access Control 5.x releases. From the 10.x release and on alerts are generated only when an access risk is satisfied at the permission level, which eradicates false positive alerts. An example illustrates the enhanced alerts.


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by Kehinde Eseyin, Senior SAP GRC Consultant, Turnkey Consulting Ltd. | May 29, 2015
Financials/SAP Professional Journal – 
Not having acute knowledge of the complexity of the SAP HANA system landscape is a recipe for under-planning and under-scoping an audit. Therefore, an audit questionnaire is invaluable for realistic audit scoping and consequently successful execution of the audit work. Kehinde Eseyin walks you through 30 questions that help you review your SAP HANA technical system.

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by Ameya Pimpalgaonkar, Senior SAP Architect | May 26, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 

Ameya Pimpalgaonkar shows how to configure SAP HANA Cloud Platform to switch from the standard identity provider (IDP) or SAP ID Service to instead authenticate users using your own custom identity provider. Every organization would want to maintain its own user store and identity management for security purposes. SAP HANA Cloud Platform by default uses the SAP ID Service, which requires users to be registered users on SCN. However, at the organization level, this makes no sense. This is why it is important to have custom identity providers. Learn how to configure a local IDP that you can create on the fly within Eclipse. You can create temporary users within Eclipse so that you can test the custom IDP-based authentication without any additional configuration. You can then use these users to run applications deployed on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.


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by Karsten Bohlmann, Development Architect ABAP Language Team, SAP AG | May 12, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 

Karsten Bohlmann's follow-up to part 1 of his series on ABAP focuses on those 7.40 additions to the ABAP programming language that deal with internal tables, covering table access as well as table construction, aggregation, grouping, and transformation. Most of the extensions aim at a mitigation of the strict imperative paradigm.