SAP Small Business One:A hands-on guide to install andconfigure SAP Small Business One Tobias Lombacher
SAP is a very fast growing marketplace with more than 48,000 customers in 120 countries. SAP plans to aggressively grow its customer base to 100,000 by 2010. Partners are already generating billions of dollars in revenues. The question is: How can you leverage SAP for your business? This book provides answers and gives interested readers an overview of the multiple options to partner with SAP. ------ The SAP Partnering Handbook is an excellent starting point for anybody in the software industry who wants to leverage the huge SAP ecosystem for their strategic growth plans and learn how to partner with SAP. Franz Baljer / President of the International Association for SAP Partners (IA4SP) ------ This book is a must read for those wanting to invest in a partnership with SAP. It not only provides a very good overview of the various partner programs but also provides guidelines on how to leverage them for your own benefit. Paul Jozefak / Venture Capitalist at Neuhaus Partners and formerly at SAP Ventures About the Authors: This book was written by a small team of seasoned SAP partnership experts and business development experts at Synomic, a boutique management consultancy with a focus on the SAP ecosystem and software start-ups. The founder of Synomic is Ralf Meyer, who has more than 25 years of experience in the Enterprise Software industry and who has a successful management track record at both SAP AG and international SAP software partners. Consulting services provided by Synomic include: - Alliance Management Consulting - Business & Corporate Development Consulting - Go-To-Market Services Ralf is also a co-founder and active member of the International Association for SAP Partners e.V. (IA4SP), based in Walldorf /Germany. You can e-mail the authors at email@example.com Further information on Synomic can be found at www.synomic.com Information on IA4SP can be found at www.ia4sp.org
SAP ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) offers a detailed tutorial on the numerous features of the core programming platform, used for development for the entire SAP software suite. SAP ABAP uses hands on business oriented use cases and a valuable dedicated e-resource to demonstrate the underlying advanced concepts of the OO ABAP environment and the SAP UI. SAP ABAP covers the latest version (NetWeaver 7.3 and SAP application programming release 6.0) of the platform for demonstrating the customization and implementation phases of the SAP software implementation. Void of theoretical treatments and preoccupation with language syntax, SAP ABAP is a comprehensive, practical one stop solution,which demonstrates and conveys the language’s commands and features through hands on examples. The accompanying e-resource is a take off point to the book. SAP ABAP works in tandem with the accompanying e-resource to create an interactive learning environment where the book provides a brief description and an overview of a specified feature/command, showing and discussing the corresponding code. At the readers option, the user can utilize the accompanying e-resource, where a step-by-step guide to creating and running the feature’s object is available. The presentation of the features is scenario oriented, i.e. most of the features are demonstrated in terms of small business scenarios. The e-resource contains the scenario descriptions, screen shots, detailed screen cams and ABAP program source to enable the reader to create all objects related to the scenario and run/execute them. The underlying concepts of a feature/command are conveyed through execution of these hands-on programs. Further exercises to be performed independently by the reader are also proposed. The demonstration/illustration objects including the programs rely on some of the SAP application tables being populated, for example an IDES system which is now a de facto system for all SAP training related activities. Sushil Markandeya is a B.E. from Osmania University (1973) and M.E. (Electrical Engineering) from B.I.T.S., Pilani. (1975). In 1977 he shifted to I.T. He is involved in Business Application software on various platforms. He has been associated with training on the ERPS, On the SAP, in the technical & ABAP; on Oracle Applications in the functional side (financial modules General Ledger, Fixed Assets Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash management) since 1999.Sushil has been doing corporate training in SAP ABAP for the past 6 years. The corporate clients he has trained for are :- Accenture India Pvt. Ltd, Wipro group (Wipro Technologies Ltd., Wipro Infotech. Ltd), Sony India Pvt. Ltd., Mphasis Pvt. Ltd.(part of H.P), ITC Infotech Ltd, ITM Saudi Arabia, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Godrej Info tech. Ltd. He has trained more than 1000 people in these corporates till date.
10 years ago, in the flourishing atmosphere of India’s high-tech city, Bangalore, SAP Labs was established as small development facility. Known to be one of the world’s most promising destinations for foreign investments, India is where S
A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today´s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world´s largest business software company, SAP—chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company´s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP´s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 became SAP´s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill´s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill´s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.
As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years: periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology, looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers - proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink and rest and movement, can fight the forces that sap our energy and restore focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient, restorative techniques micro-resilience. Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases, and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis, no matter how big or small. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allen P. Haines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001251de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the very fabric of reality wears thin, all portents indicate that Tarmon Gai´don, the Last Battle, is imminent - and Rand al´Thor must ready himself to confront the Dark One. But Rand must first negotiate a truce with the Seanchan armies, as their forces increasingly sap his strength. All is in flux as established powers falter ...In Caemlyn, Elayne fights to gain the Lion Throne while trying to avert civil war and Egwene finds that even the White Tower is no longer a place of safety. The winds of time have whirled into a storm, and Rand and his companions ride in the vortex. This small company must prevail against the trials of fate and fortune - or the Dark One will triumph and the world will be lost.
A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott - the co-CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP - chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a 16-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McDermott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006870de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book represents an attempt to fully review the phenomenon of the blogosphere. The intention is to provide a reliable guide to understanding and analyzing the world of the unimaginable number of diverse blogs, each consisting of innumerable posts, which in their entirety form the blogosphere. We go on to answer the questions of how to grasp the complexity of the blogosphere and extract useful knowledge from it. In setting out to write this book, our central aim was to increase the readers awareness and understanding of the blogosphere phenomenon, including its structure and characteristics. This can be achieved through a better understanding of individual blogs and their particular technical characteristics, as well as a deeper knowledge of how a single blog is embedded and interconnected within the entire blogosphere. The shape and form of the blogosphere can be described using the analogy of different continents. In our description the defining features and characteristics of the continents are illustrated by paradigmatic example blogs. Following on from the structural analysis we provide details of the available methods and describe the complex challenge of automatically retrieving information from the abundance of data contained in the blogosphere. Finally, we present our blog search platform, called BLOGINTELLIGENCE and describe all the tools and features we have developed during the last couple of years to explore the blogosphere. Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) and full professor (C4) for computer science at the University of Potsdam. His research field is Internet and Web Technologies and Systems. Beside he is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, a visiting professor at the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Beijing (China) and a research fellow of the interdisciplinary center SnT at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2008 he is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. He is author or co-author of 10 text books and monographs and has published more than 350 per-reviewed scientific papers in highly recognised international scientific journals and conferences. Philipp Berger is a Ph.D. student at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute,Germany, investigating new algorithms for analyzing social media channels. Currently, his focus is the identification of important authors and topics among weblogs.His research results are part of a joint research project called BlogIntelligence that offers a web prototype portal (blog-intelligence.com). Philipp, born in Berlin, earned his Bachelor and Master degree in IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute. During his studies he went abroad for an internship on product feature extraction of product Reviews at SAP Labs, India. Dr. Justus Bross joined the research organization Bell Labs of Alcatel-Lucent as head of the newly formed research department Strategic Industries Research. He published several papers in the research area of the collaborative- and social web in general, and weblogs in particular. His thesis also focuses on the Understanding and Leveraging the Social Physics of the Blogosphere and was mentored by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel. Justus, born in 1979 in the city of Bonn (Germany), graduated from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands with a master degree (M.Sc.) in International Business, earned a master degree in engineering (MBE) from the Steinbeis academy and the D.E.L.E language diplomaat the University of Salamanca in Spain. He wrote his final thesis about the disruptive character of VoIP in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom AG. Patrick Hennig , born in 1988 in the city of Walldürn, Germany, got a bachelors degree (B.Sc) in IT-Systems Engineering from Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. He wrote his bachelor thesis in cooperation with SES Astra, Belgium and SAP Research Pretoria, South Africa about project management with SCRUM in small scale projects. After he received his bachelors degree he studied abroad at University of Coimbra, Portugal in Computer Engineering. Since his masters studies (M.Sc.) in IT-Systems Engineering and the master thesis about Identifying Trends based on the Blogosphere at Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany, he is focusing on the topic of social media monitoring especially by working on an analysis framework for blogs, integrated into a
This book connects a buying psychology driven by American beliefs and values with a companys go-to market strategy, the goal being to sensitize readers to how the cultural values of a particular country or region can impact the business environment. The book also addresses the reasons behind these differences and therefore begins with a detailed cultural comparison of the United States and Europe, and assessments of how these characteristics impact their respective markets and customer behavior differently. Another aspect that sets this book apart is that it argues for sound decision-making processes as the first priority in any international business strategy. Readers are provided detailed insights into the variables a European company needs to understand before it makes its go/no-go decision, along with the tools needed to evaluate the probability of success and the risks of going to market. Once a company decides to enter the US market, the book then offers a highly customer-centric approach to developing and executing an effective market strategy. Melissa Lamson is Founder & President of Lamson Consulting, a consultancy specializing in developing global mindset and working across cultures. With a Masters in Intercultural Relations and almost two decades of consulting experience, Ms. Lamson has worked with leaders of large multinationals, small and mid-sized companies, well- reputed universities, politicians and individual executives to develop best practices in global business strategy and communication across cultures. Although originally from the United States, Ms. Lamson was based in Europe for ten years and has worked on corporate projects in fourteen countries within the European Union. She has an insiders view on how European managers delegate, decide and lead. Her clients include 3M, Bayer, Cisco, Commerzbank, LinkedIn, Mozilla, and SAP. Ms. Lamson has written multiple articles on cross cultural topics and has published two books with HappyAbout Publishers, No Such Thing As Small Talk: 7 Keys to Understanding German Business Culture and #Cultural Transformation Tweet. In addition to her work with clients, Ms. Lamson regularly speaks at conferences, events and universities all over the world. She has been an invited guest on local TV and Internet radio shows, and she is the host of #GlobalMindsetChat on Twitter. The Wall Street Journal has named Ms. Lamson, An award-winning consultant with an award winning personality! Ms. Lamsons contribution to this book is her in-depth knowledge of the impact of culture on business behavior, especially as it relates to leadership style, decision- making, strategy development and building customer relationships. Ralf Drews has a Masters Degree in Engineering and started his career in Dra?gers R&D department. Dra?ger is a 3 Billion US Dollar company serving the Medical and Industrial Safety market. Shortly after he joined the company he became the Project Manager for an R&D Project in the US Airforce. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Drews was responsible for all global R&D locations, one being in Pittsburgh. In this role he was responsible for the technology and product development for Dra?ger Safetys global product portfolio. During that time he gained his knowledge about the country specific differences when it comes to product requirements. Between 2008 and 2012 Mr. Drews has been the CEO and President of Drager Safety in North America. In this role he was responsible for a 120 Mio Dollar business in the US and Canada. Mr. Drews main focus was the development and execution of a strategy which would leverage the strengths of a German technology company and at the same time consider the specific needs and barriers of the US and Canadian Market. During his tenure in North America Mr. Drews and his team were able to grow sales and EBIT (earnings before income and tax) significantly due a new and powerful go-to market strategy. Key to this success was to understand the buying habits of North Americans versus Europeans and the translation of this knowledge into a solid company strategy. During his entire professional life Mr. Drews has worked closely with Americans and appreciates the importance of understanding the cultural differences between Europeans and Americans. Mr. Drews was also member of the Global Management Team of Drager Safety and had great insights into the Asian and European Markets.