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by Manish Thukral, Principal Consultant, Infosys Technologies | Rahul Patil, Senior Consultant, Infosys Technologies | April 21, 2017
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Manish Thukral and Rahul Patil explain how forecast models in SAP Integrated Business Planning can be configured to implement linear regression in forecasting by leveraging available algorithms, custom configuration, and master data models in SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand.

Here are typical scenarios where linear regression forecasting is applicable:

  • Agricultural yield for a specific year depends on factors such as rainfall, area of cultivation, and quantity of fertilizer used. Based on linear regression, the relationship between agricultural yield and independent factors such as rainfall, area of cultivation, and quantity of fertilizer used can be determined in terms of linear equation. Based on this the forecasting for agricultural yield in the future can be done.
  • The performance of a software system is dependent on factors such as the  number  of users accessing the system and the number of transactions happening. Based on past data a statistical relationship can be derived for the performance of the system. That can be used to forecast system availability or control number of users accessing the system.

They describe the configuration to be done with a multiple linear regression strategy with one independent variable to behave as a simple linear regression forecast.


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Caetano Almeida explains how to implement the automatic usage decision and describes the new functionalities introduced in the SAP Quality Management (QM) module by the SAP Customer Connection project.

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by Diony J. Ruiz R., SAP Architect and Senior Consultant, Group Intellego | April 11, 2017
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Diony Ruiz explains how to develop a prototype in Build to track sales orders. He walks you through the steps to use Build to create prototypes, do user research, learn design concepts, and accelerate the development process. He uses an example of a prototype Track Sales Order application to explain how this app enables you to track and display summary and detailed sales orders information.

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by Patrick Imhen, Business Analyst and Senior SAP MM/SD/PM Functional Consultant, ZOCODE Limited | March 31, 2017
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Patrick Imhen explains how the SAP ERP Documentary Payment Component is used in mitigating risk of foreign trade payment compliance leveraging the SAP Cockpit for Documentary Payments. He also explains how to configure the SAP ERP Documentary Payments component.

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by James Wood, Founder and Principal Consultant, Bowdark Consulting | March 31, 2017
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James Wood explains what Cloud Foundry is and what its impact will be on cloud-native development and SAP Cloud Platform.


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by Nibha Kumari, SAP Security Expert, Cintas Corporation | Gary Prewett, Security Practice Lead, NIMBL | March 14, 2017
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Segregation of duties (SoD) risks will not be detected by an out-of-the box SAP system rule set if your organization implements Master Data Governance (MDG).
Nibha Kumari and Gary PrewettIf show how to get a complete picture of SoD risks by modifying the rule set to detect cross-system risks associated with material, customer, and vendor master data maintenance in the MDG system.


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by Patrick Imhen, Business Analyst and Senior SAP MM/SD/PM Functional Consultant, ZOCODE Limited | March 13, 2017
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Patrick Imhen explains a step-by-step procedure to use the Vendor Evaluation functionality to handle the appraisal of external service vendors using semi-automatic and manual scoring methods to achieve optimal service performance. He explains how to configure Vendor Evaluation functionality for external services and how to model the computation of manual and semi-automatic scores in the SAP ERP system to get optimal performance for external service vendors. This is very relevant because automatic Vendor Evaluation in the SAP system does not work for external services.