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Here is a selection of books written by SAP Controlling conference speakers.


The Ultimate SAP® User Guide  

Ultimate SAP User Guide ImageBy Rehan Zaidi

The Ultimate SAP® User Guide is the essential handbook for all aspiring SAP professionals. SAP master and experienced author Rehan Zaidi has put out an easy-to-follow, illustrated guide that will help you take your SAP skills to the next level.

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At a time when SAP jobs are competitive, it's important to exceed expectations. This book will help you to do just that - with up-to-date content on the latest ERP 6.0 screens across modules. Whether you need help getting started on SAP, personalizing your SAP system, or creating your own reports, this book will guide you. Polished by a review panel of SAP experts, The Ultimate SAP User Guide is an affordable alternative to costly training. You can use the book as step-by-step training, or simply use it as a reference when your job calls for a new task or SAP skills. With The Ultimate SAP User Guide, you are on the way to SAP mastery.


 

Practical Guide to SAP CO-PC (Product Cost Controlling) 

SAP Product Costing Tanya DuncanBy Tanya Duncan

Because of its complex integration, Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC) is often regarded as the most challenging module in SAP ERP. In this book, you will learn the most important concepts, business processes, and configuration settings. By concentrating only on the essentials, this book will quickly enable you to use it as a supplementary reference guide for implementing or supporting SAP CO-PC.

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Screenshots of transactions and configuration are included to illustrate written content. This book also dives into CO-PC integration details with other modules and tips on how to properly configure and implement a highly integrated sub-module. This complete and simplified guide to configuration and business processes for SAP Product Costing covers:

•  Introduction to Value Flows in SAP Controlling
•  Step-by-Step Examples
•  Configuration for Product Costing
•  Detailed Month End Closing Processes


SAP HANA for ERP Financials 2nd Edition  

SAP HANA for ERP Financials Janet SalmonBy Janet Salmon

With their latest database technology “High Performance Analytic Appliance” (HANA), SAP has revolutionized the database market by dramatically speeding up reports and transactions, fundamentally changing business processes. The solution, introduced for the first time in 2010, now serves as the foundation for applications running with higher performance – including Finance and Controlling. The new architecture for FI and CO based on HANA is called Financials Add-on for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.  

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This book will provide an introduction to:

• Understanding the basics of SAP HANA

• Examining already existing HANA applications in SAP Financials

• Understanding the concept behind the Financials Add-on

• Assessing the impact on business processes

After reading this book, readers will have a solid understanding of why a decision was made in Walldorf, Germany that the new proprietary in-memory database SAP HANA is the future of SAP’s solution portfolio.


Reconciling SAP COPA to the General Ledger 

Reconciling SAP COPA to the General Ledger Paul OvigeleBy Paul Ovigele

Effectively managing the reconciliation of CO-PA to the general ledger is a challenge that many companies struggle with. In this book, you will learn how to effectively solve reconciliation issues between CO-PA and FI in SAP ERP so that you can have confidence in the information derived from CO-PA reports. 

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Learn the difference between costing-based and accounting-based CO-PA and walk through the various data flows into CO-PA. Identify reconciliation issues related to SD, MM and CO postings. The book is illustrated with numerous SAP screenshots and provides detailed examples of how to match the cost-of-sales account with corresponding value fields in CO-PA. Get tips on how to repost a document in CO-PA only. Walk through real-time and integrated scenarios to resolve reconciliation issues and ensure accuracy and timeliness.


SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Add-In: Managing Your Business with Excel

SAP Enterprise Performance Management Add-In Scott Cairncross and Kermit BravoBy Kermit Bravo and Scott Cairncross

In our dynamic business environment reporting, planning and analysis are more relevant than ever. The SAP EPM Excel Add-In is a business enabler. This book will provide useful information to jumpstart project implementations and facilitate end-user training in practical manner. Understand key features and concepts that the EPM Add-in brings to the table. Walk through a detailed case study and examples to familiarize yourself with the SAP EPM Excel Add-in features and functions within the context of a business example. 

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 This book was written with a broad audience in mind and will appeal to different implementation roles ranging from consultants to business users, and architects to planners. For entry-level and seasoned SAP practitioners alike, this book will serve as a reference guide that distills years of experience and focuses on some of the most frequently used features in successful implementation projects. This book offers tips, tricks, and time savers that you can immediately apply.  

•  Learn about the Connection Concept
•  Familiarize yourself with the SAP EPM Add-In for Excel and BPC 10.1
•  Create a basic report from scratch
•  Walk through a detailed case study


Activity-based Cost Management: An Executive's Guide 

Activity-Based Cost Manaement Cokins

By Gary Cokins

Proven strategy for reducing production and operating costs while increasing profits As the growth of the Internet shifts power to consumers, the pressure on companies to keep prices low will continue to mount. Increasingly corporations are relying on "margin management" and supply chain management as a means of keeping prices low while raising profits. Activity-based costing and management (ABC/M) data is key to succeeding in both these critical management strategies. This book explains how executives can effectively use the information furnished by cutting-edge ABC/M systems. 

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The author, an acknowledged expert in the field, clearly defines the ABC/M system and explains how to use the information it provides for best results. He provides a rational framework for understanding the fifteen key defining characteristics of ABC/M and arms readers with an ABC/M Readiness Assessment test along with extremely user-friendly exhibits. Gary Cokins (Far Bingham Farms, MI) is Director of Industry Relations at ABC Technologies, the world's leading supplier of activity-based information software. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author.


 

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting in Uncertain Times 

Budgeting Planning and Forecasting Gary CokinsBy Gary Cokins and Michael Coveney

Budgeting, planning and forecasting are critical management tasks that not only impact the future success of an organisation, but can threaten its very survival if done badly. Yet in spite of their importance, the speed and complexity of today’s business environment has caused a rapid decrease in the planning time horizon. As a consequence the traditional planning processes have become unsuitable for most organisation’s needs.

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In this book readers will find new, original insights, including:

• 7 planning models that every organisation needs to plan and manage performance
• 6 ways in which performance can be viewed
• A planning framework based on best management practices that can cope with an unpredictable business environment
• The application of technology to planning and latest developments in systems
• Results of the survey conducted for the book on the state of planning in organisations


 

Reporting for SAP Asset Accounting 

Reporting for SAP Asset Accounting Thomas MichaelBy Thomas Michael

This tightly-focused guide zeroes in on the crucial reporting options available in SAP for Fixed Assets Accounting, teaching readers how to manage and supervise fixed assets with the SAP ERP Financials Asset Accounting (FI-AA) component. Based on ECC 6.0, the author sheds light on the complete reporting solution for the Asset Accounting sub-module of SAP. You will learn about standard SAP ERP-delivered asset reports, including balance-based reports and transaction-based reports. You will also expand your knowledge of asset-specific reporting tools such as sort versions, simulation versions, currency translations, plus how to effectively use all the Asset Accounting reporting options at your disposal.

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This book covers:

• Basic Asset Accounting Reporting Features 

•  Balance Reports
•  Transaction Reports
•  Asset History Sheet Report
•  Specialty Reports
•  US Tax Reporting
•  Reporting Tools


New SAP® Controlling Planning Interface

New SAP Controlling Planning InterfaceBy Martin Munzel

With enhancement package 6, SAP has done some renovation work to a number of CO planning functions as well as master data maintenance. These functions are accessible via the NetWeaver Business Client as well of the Analysis Client which virtually provides a means of uploading plan data from Excel.

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The following transactions are affected by the renovation:

• Primary cost planning for cost centers and projects
• Overall cost planning
• Activity planning
• Master data maintenance for cost centers etc.

The new transactions do not only provide a new look-and-feel; with the integration of BW-IP (Integrated Planning) functionality into SAP ERP, you can also show actual figures as well as historical plan data in your planning sheets.

This functionality is brand new and has only been implemented for a few SAP clients. This book will provide a visual impression of the improved planning and maintenance transactions, with both screenshots and videos.

 


SAP Fixed Asset Accounting 

Fixed Asset Reporting SiebertBy Jörg Siebert and Dieter Schlagenhauf 

Drawing up a balance sheet means presenting the values of the assets and liabilities of a company. A considerable proportion of the assets are fixed assets. In this book, you will learn what fixed assets are, how to report the value of fixed assets, and how SAP Asset Accounting can support you. Walk through basic asset accounting concepts and identify the impact of IFRS and US GAAP valuation requirements. You’ll learn the different methods of identifying inventory and the importance of properly identifying physical inventory. This book is illustrated with numerous SAP screenshots and provides detailed examples of posting transactions including transfer postings and asset retirement. See how other companies approach group valuation, consolidation, and foreign currency. We’ll discuss best practices when it comes to periodic activities like depreciation and periodic balance sheet postings. Review the appropriate hierarchy of asset master records and get tips for working with asset master records.

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This book covers:

• Processes and functions in SAP ERP Financials

• Posting examples and integration with General Ledger Accounting

• Validation and reporting for IFRS

• Periodic activities

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Janet Salmon Controlling with SAPControlling with SAP® - Practical Guide

By Janet Salmon

If you use Controlling in SAP ERP Financials, this book is a must-have resource for your daily work. You’ll learn how to perform transactions with fewer steps and less effort, and you’ll discover how to troubleshoot minor problems and system issues. In addition to the core areas of Controlling such as the most common processes, tasks, and features, you’ll also find coverage of more advanced topics, such as SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects, the SAP Financials Closing Cockpit, and topics added in recent enhancement packages. This book will help you to master the system and work more efficiently on a daily basis.

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• Understand how your controlling processes relate to SAP 
• Discover the many features and functionalities of the Controlling component
• Up-to-date for enhancement package 5

Comprehensive Coverage of CO?

Learn how to make the best use of Controlling in SAP ERP Financials for your business.

Guidance for Your Daily Work?

Maximize your time with insightful examples and topics that will teach you everything you need to know about the most common processes, tasks, and features.

Controlling Subprocesses and Topics

Uncover the processes and system information you need to enhance your Controlling capabilities, including information on integrated process flows, cost planning, period closing, and more.

Real-World Examples and Insight

?Use the expert advice and insight provided throughout to help you with your own Controlling processes.

Bonus Content for Download

Download three bonus appendices on building roles, implementing simplified reporting, and finding and activating business functions.

Highlights:

• Reporting in SAP ERP
• Master data
• Planning and budgeting
• Actual postings
• Period close
• SAP NetWeaver and SAP BusinessObjects
• Master data in multi-system environments
• Cost and profitability management
• Troubleshooting techniques
• Key tips and tricks

 

 


100 Things You Should Know About Financial Accounting with SAP® - Book Cover Thumbnail Image100 Things You Should Know About Financial Accounting with SAP

By Paul Ovigele

This book provides 100 practical, little-known tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your SAP system. Whether you’re a user, super-user, or consultant, you’ll find useful information to help you:

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Save Time and Money 

With the time-saving shortcuts and workarounds provided, users of all levels will get the most out of their daily interaction with the system.

Increase Efficiency

Use these insightful tips to configure screens to your personal needs, to significantly reduce the number of IT trouble tickets, and to work more efficiently. The books' hands-on approach and easy-to-follow layout will help you to pick up new skills in no time.

Work Smarter

?Your SAP user experience will be friendlier and easier, and you may even find yourself saying, "I had no idea you could do this that way!" or "I wish I had known how to do this a long time ago!"

Highlights:

• Account determination
• Document splitting?
• Drilldown reports?
• Worklists
• Material Ledger?
• GAAP
• ABAP List Viewer reports?
• Screen variants?
• Cost of sales accounting?
• Statistical cost elements

 

 


Configuring Controlling in SAP ERP 

Customizing Controlling in SAP® ERPBy Rogerio Faleiros

This is a complete implementation and customization guide on SAP ERP Financials Controlling. It provides answers to the question, "What is the best way to map controlling requirements to the SAP system?" The authors provide you with a comprehensive guide for CO implementations in a case-study approach. Master information on the various submodules and tools encountered in a CO implementation, and learn the step-by-step instructions with concrete, real-world examples. This is a must-have guide for anyone interested in implementing and configuring Controlling.

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• Master the customization of CO in SAP ERP Financials to meet your business needs?
• Benefit from step-by-step instructions how to configure CO in SAP
?• Explore real-world, practical examples to teach you how to connect concepts and processes to your SAP system

This is a complete implementation and customization guide on SAP ERP Financials Controlling. It provides answers to the question, "What is the best way to map controlling requirements to the SAP system?" The authors provide you with a comprehensive guide for CO implementations in a case-study approach. Master information on the various submodules and tools encountered in a CO implementation, and learn the step-by-step instructions with concrete, real-world examples. This is a must-have guide for anyone interested in implementing and configuring Controlling.

Highlights

• Archiving?
• Cost Element Accounting
• Cost Center Accounting
• Internal Orders
• Activity-Based Costing
• Product Cost Controlling
• Profitability Analysis
• Profit Center Accounting

 

 


The 123's of ABC of SAP®: Using SAP R/3 to Support Activity-Based Costing

The 123's of ABC of SAP®: Using SAP R/3 to Support Activity-Based CostingBy Dawn J. Sedgley & Christopher F. Jackiw

Given SAP's dominance in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market, many companies and their managers encounter SAP AG applications in some form or another. Many of these organizations have recognized the value of utilizing Activity-Based Costing/Management concepts to perform more accurate cost assignments or drive performance initiatives. Managers are then faced with trying to determine how Activity-Based Costing can be incorporated into the SAP environment. The 123s of ABC in SAP is the first book of its kind designed to help business managers understand the capabilities of the SAP R/3 business application to support Activity-Based Costing, Management, and Budgeting.

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Divided into three parts— the conceptual foundation, the capabilities of SAP ABC, and integration with other tools-the book provides readers with the following:

• An explanation of how Activity-Based Costing can be used with SAP
• Helpful hints for implementing ABC into SAP
• Insights into the most common difficulties and potential solutions when implementing ABC into SAP
• Summary tables that highlight key decisions to be made, implementation hints, and organizational challenges
• Detailed descriptions of SAP software applications to support the Activity-Based Costing approach as well as the integration of SAP R/3 with Oros software
• Examples of the tandem usage of Resource Consumption Accounting with Activity-Based Costing

 


First Steps in SAP (eBook)

Tablet First Steps SAP - updatedBy Martin Munzel and Jörg Siebert

If you would like to understand the basic fundamentals of SAP software without having to work through 300 pages or more, this book is for you! The authors concentrate on the essentials and spare you all the details you will not need as a beginner. Martin Munzel and Joerg Siebert can look back at a total of 25 years of experience with SAP software, and in this book, they share their profound knowledge in a precise, comprehensible manner. Using simple, consecutive examples, they take you through the basics you need to know about SAP.

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•Learn what SAP and SAP software is all about!

• Enhanced with videos and audio comments
• Simple, consecutive examples

If you would like to understand the basic fundamentals of SAP software without having to work through 300 pages or more, this book is for you! The authors concentrate on the essentials and spare you all the details you will not need as a beginner. Martin Munzel and Joerg Siebert can look back at a total of 25 years of experience with SAP software, and in this book, they share their profound knowledge in a precise, comprehensible manner. Using simple, consecutive examples, they take you through the basics you need to know about SAP:

• Navigating SAP ERP
• Transactions
• Organizational Units
• Master Data
• Process Design

 

 


First Steps in SAP Crystal Reports (eBook)

Tablet Crystal ReportsBy Anurag Barua

When SAP acquired Business Objects in 2008 Crystal Reports became a standard part of SAP’s software and menu of reporting tools. This book written specifically for business users provides an introduction to SAP Crystal Reports using a real-world business reporting scenario and will enable you to create your first report. 

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 We’ll cover:

• Overview, history and evolution of Crystal Reports
• Basic end-user navigation 
• Creating a basic report from scratch 
• Formatting to meet individual user's presentation needs 
• Analysis techniques such as using formulas, sorting/filtering, grouping, summarizing, and creating alerts
• Best practices for report distribution

Detailed screenshots and explanations paired with a business reporting scenario will prepare you step by step to work efficiently with SAP Crystal Report version 2011.

 

 


The Essential SAP Career Guide - A beginner's guide to SAP careers for students and professionals (ebook)

Cover Career Guide 3D groß - updatedBy Tanya Duncan

SAP is the world’s leading enterprise applications provider with software solutions for companies of all sizes and industries. Nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies rely on SAP to run their inventory management, financials, human resources, purchasing, and sales business processes. There are numerous job opportunities for all experience levels and the right approach can fast-track your career. This book is written specifically for students and professionals aspiring to start a career with SAP as a consultant or user. 

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 We’ll cover key topics including:

• How to find a job with SAP
• Creating a stand-out SAP resume
• Preparing for your first SAP interview

• Opportunities for industry networking and involvement in SAP groups
• Choosing the right SAP module and how to develop skills in other modules
• Important skills and concepts to focus on when starting your career

This book is an extremely valuable resource for many young professionals starting their career in SAP and answers frequently asked questions.