Monday, August 6, 2018

SAP ERP PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1 FINANCE 1.1 Accounting and Financial Close Description Simplify corporate accounting and financial close while enabling the improvement of accuracy and compliance with solutions from SAP. Record financial accounting data for multiple companies, currencies, charts of accounts, accounting principles, and industry requirements. Close books, create financial statements, and manage reports at the entity and corporate levels according to IFRS as well as local legal regulations; even make soft closes to produce interim reports when necessary. Key Capabilities • Asset Accounting • Compliance Reporting • Closing Operations • Financial Reporting • General Ledger • Inventory Accounting • Revenue and Cost Accounting 1.2 Financial Operations Description Solutions for finance operations from SAP leverages innovative technology, enabling rapid response to fluctuating market dynamics. Focusing on processing outgoing and incoming invoices finance operations are critical to a companie1 FINANCE 1.1 Accounting and Financial Close Description Simplify corporate accounting and financial close while enabling the improvement of accuracy and compliance with solutions from SAP. Record financial accounting data for multiple companies, currencies, charts of accounts, accounting principles, and industry requirements. Close books, create financial statements, and manage reports at the entity and corporate levels according to IFRS as well as local legal regulations; even make soft closes to produce interim reports when necessary. Key Capabilities • Asset Accounting • Compliance Reporting • Closing Operations • Financial Reporting • General Ledger • Inventory Accounting • Revenue and Cost Accounting 1.2 Financial Operations Description Solutions for finance operations from SAP leverages innovative technology, enabling rapid response to fluctuating market dynamics. Focusing on processing outgoing and incoming invoices finance operations are critical to a companies' commercial success. With real-time insights, anywhere access, managers can be enabled to act quickly - avoiding negative impact on receivables and make informed decision on payables execution. Key Capabilities • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable • Cash Management • Electronic Billing and Payment • Settlement Management • International Trade Management 1.3 Financial Planning and Analysis Description Management accounting solutions from SAP are designed to provide the financial insight needed to proactively plan for and manage business performance and growth. This includes powerful tools which may be utilized to produce high-quality management reports and accounts, and to integrate management accounting into operations to deepen financial insight. Collect, assign, and analyze costs by project, order, cost center, or business process; to accurately evaluate the profitability of markets, channels, products, and segments. Key Capabilities • Overhead Cost Management • Product Costing • Profitability Analysis 1.4 Public Sector Financials (Funds Management and Grants Management for Grantee) Description Simplify public sector accounting, and integrate and streamline operational processes in finance and budgeting. Record financial and budgetary accounting data for multiple organizations, currencies, and accounting principles. Close books and budgets, create financial and budget statements, and manage reports according to local legal regulations as well as IPSAS. Streamline grants billing and collections processes and sponsor management and reporting. Key Capabilities Funds Management: • Budget Maintenance (S/4 OP) • Budget Execution (S/4 OP) • Budget and Financial Closing and Reporting (S/4 OP) Key Capabilities Grants Management for Grantee: • Billing and Posting Control (S/4 OP) • Budget Management (S/4 OP) • Closeout (S/4 OP) • Financial Shared Services Management (S/4 OP) • Grants Billing and Receivables (S/4 OP) • Project Reporting (S/4 OP) • Sponsor Management (S/4 OP) 2 HUMAN RESOURCES 2.1 Time Recording Description Enables the availability of key HR master data, which can connect to a Core HCM system in the cloud or on-premise. The system provides time recording capabilities to support billing and invoicing, as well as non-project-related tasks to include administration, training, travel and others. Users capture time assignments to deliver on workforce-payment and external-billing requirements. Key Capabilities • Employee Connectivity • Time Sheet 3 SOURCING & PROCUREMENT 3.1 Supplier Management Description Designed to enable the management of external sourcing processes by allowing the efficient integration of core business management applications to cloud-based supplier management solutions from SAP (to avoid doubt, external processes and cloud based supplier management solutions are not part of S/4HANA Enterprise Management). Key Capabilities • Classification and Segmentation • Supplier Evaluation 3.2 Operational Procurement Description Designed to improve procurement processes with a cohesive, unified solution. SAP software for operational procurement can help facilitate all of the following: combine procurement functionality with other core processes, accelerate and automate procurement processes with or without business network integration, ensure compliance, and decrease costs. As a result, gain insight into spend performance; identify opportunities for savings, and streamline spend analysis, source-to-contract, and procure-to-pay processes. Key Capabilities • Purchase Order Collaboration • Purchase Order Processing • Requirements Processing • Service Purchasing and Recording • Self-Service Requisitioning 3.3 Invoice Management Description Enables simplification of processes for collecting and checking invoices, verifying them against preconfigured business rules, and handling exceptions with SAP solutions for invoice and payables management. Automates data extraction and streamlines invoice management, helping to eliminate data entry errors and duplicate invoices. Enables the recording and management of accounts payable data,support standard payment methods, and adaption of payment formats to country-specific rules and regulations. Key Capabilities • Invoice Processing • Invoice Collaboration 3.4 Sourcing and Contract Management Description Allows users to move from a disjointed, heterogeneous environment to a holistic and homogeneous platform with the ability to integrate to procurement networks that can help optimize sourcing and contract management. SAP software provides a comprehensive platform that ties sourcing and contract processes tightly together with the ability to extend their capabilities, to enable the development of a standardized contract-authoring process that meets broad requirements and business needs, and the establishment and use of a contract repository. Key Capabilities • Source Assignment • Procurement Contract Management 3.5. Procurement Analytics Description Delivers up-to-the-minute insights with real-time purchasing reporting and procurement analytics. SAP software provides real-time insights into supplier spend, evaluations and scores, and contracts. It allows the use of embedded analytics in transactional processing, enabling the monitoring of critical business situations through real-time key performance indicators. Key Capabilities • Spend Visibility • Real-Time Reporting and Monitoring 4 SUPPLY CHAIN 4.1 Inventory Description Improves logistics processes with streamlined material flow and transparency across all in- and outbound logistics operations. Integrates barcode and RFID technology in outbound processes for improved product availability and handling. Enhances customer service with reduced delivery errors, fewer stock-outs, and accelerated fulfillment. Raises operational efficiency by linking goods receipt processes to invoice management solutions. Creates transparency of shipping and receiving returnable packaging materials to and from business partners in real-time. Key Capabilities • Goods Issue • Goods Receipt • Inventory Analytics • Returnable Packaging Logistics 4.2 Warehousing Description Enables companies to deliver the right products to the right place, on time, with integrated logistics execution processes. Automates warehouse operations to improve asset usage, increase throughput, and support on-time, accurate order fulfillment. Increases warehouse operations transparency with streamlined material flows and enhanced customer communication and collaboration. Key Capabilities • Warehouse Management 4.3 Transportation Description Helps to ship the right products without delay and deliver them to the right place at the right time, with modernized inbound and outbound shipping processes. Integrated logistics execution processes improve shipping quality. Reduced logistics costs through stakeholder communication and transparency across basic transportation processes. Key Capabilities • Shipping 4.4 Order Promising Description Facilitates order commitments based on actual stock information to enhance customer satisfaction. Provides order promising commitment dates and quantities during order creation and change processes, considering material availability. Provides delivery commitments for promised orders. Key Capabilities • Available to Promise 5 MANUFACTURING 5.1 Production Planning Description Helps to coordinate manufacturing operations with production planning and simulation solutions from SAP that integrate core processes and support language and localization requirements. Enables the adjustment of plans and schedules at desired frequencies with real-time information from the enterprise, suppliers, and the plant floor. Facilitates the management of material requirements, logistics, and receipts for proper material handling, work in process, and inventory. Allows the release of production schedules to the shop floor as production orders. Key Capabilities • Material Requirements Planning 5.2 Production Operations Description Enables control of production, such as make-to-stock, make-to-order, and repetitive processes. Integrates core processes and support language and localization requirements. Can be used to boost manufacturing throughput and first-pass yields, reduce work in process, and get more predictable, shorter cycles. Facilitates automated data collection to build and maintain as-built records, manage exceptions, and address nonconformance with embedded quality and compliance controls. Key Capabilities • External Processing • Production Execution • Subcontracting • Just-in-time Inbound Processing • Just-in-time Outbound Processing • Kanban • Production Control • Repetitive Manufacturing 5.3 Quality Management Description Permits the run of enterprise-wide, closed-loop quality management processes - from quality planning to quality operations for continuing process improvement. Quality management software can help manufacturing organizations: • Equip quality managers with needed visibility • Improve operations continuously and produce high-quality goods at low cost • Drive down operating costs and limit poor product quality • Meet customer and stakeholder expectations Key Capabilities • Quality Engineering • Quality Improvement • Quality Inspection 5.4 Manufacturing Insights Description Provides out-of-the-box analytics for key manufacturing figures, amounts, and product specifications. Enables companies to measure operations performance and react quickly with operational adjustments. Closes the loop between global enterprise strategy and execution at local plants using manufacturing analytics. Real-time alerts based on production bottlenecks, such as time or component delays, reduce shortfalls. Key Capabilities • Manufacturing Analytics 6 SALES 6.1 Order and Contract Management Description Helps improve revenue and cash flow by enabling the managing of the order-to-cash process across all touch points, channels, and functions. Supports integration of order and contract management functionality with core business processes while accommodating language and localization requirements. Utilize to get multichannel, role-based access to accurate, real-time information on products, pricing, customers, and contracts to help achieve day’s sales outstanding and other key performance indicators. Key Capabilities • Sales Master Data Management • Sales Contract Management • Sales Order Management and Processing • Sales Billing • Claims, Returns and Refund Management • Sales Monitoring and Analytics • Sales Rebates Management 7 ASSET MANAGEMENT 7.1 Maintenance Management Description Maintenance and quality management solutions leverage a holistic approach including closed-loop quality planning, execution, improvement, and collaboration that integrate core processes and tightly assimilate advanced, quality planning across multiple applications. Include material management, plant maintenance and quality management functionality to plan and achieve a holistic strategy for maintenance and quality management. Key Capabilities • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling • Maintenance Execution 8 R&D and ENGINEERING 8.1 Project Control Description Product and project management solutions allow the integration of a variety of simultaneous activities when implementing projects that utilize the integrated core processes and support language and localization requirements. Enables insight into product and project cost, time, scope, and quality performance. Tools in the solutions can be used to manage human resources and financial performance, as well as each project phase, from initiation to closure. Helps minimize project delays and prevent business interruptions. Key Capabilities • Project Financials Control • Project Logistics Control 8.2 Product Engineering Description Product and project management solutions allow the coordination of manufacturing operations that utilize the integrated core processes and support language and localization requirements. Enables the adjustment of plans and schedules at desired frequencies with real-time information from the enterprise, suppliers, and the plant floor. Can be used to manage material requirements, logistics, and receipts for proper material handling, work in process, and inventory, as well as to release production schedules to the shop floor as production orders. Key Capabilities • Production BOM Management • Recipe/Routing Management • Variant Configuration • Inspection Planning • Product Development Foundation 9. REVENUE 9.1 Multichannel Billing Description Helps to simplify invoicing by integrating sophisticated B2B offerings into one quote – one contract – one invoice. Key Capabilities • Solution Billing 10. SERVICE 10.1 Service Master Data & Agreement Management Description Helps to structure, plan and set up all service relevant master data information in order to run service businesses in a most effective way. The information covers internal information, such as customer or product data, including hierarchical structures of technical objects as well as external relevant information, such as service contracts incl. service level management or warranties management. Key Capabilities • Warranty Management 10.2 Service Operations & Processes Description Supports running harmonized end-to-end core service processes. Enables the full operative scope of service activities from service activity planning to service execution up to service confirmation and settlement. Covers various service scenarios, from rather lean service request management to complaint and returns management up to in-house repair as well as supporting and initiating field service focused process. Key Capabilities • Service Request Management • Service Order Management • Service Fulfilment • Service Billing & Settlement • Multi-Channel Customer Engagement s' commercial success. With real-time insights, anywhere access, managers can be enabled to act quickly - avoiding negative impact on receivables and make informed decision on payables execution. Key Capabilities • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable • Cash Management • Electronic Billing and Payment • Settlement Management • International Trade Management

SAP FIORI GROUPS VS CATALOGS


SAP FIORI:
   How are the following related


  • Launchpad
  • Catalog
  • Group
  • Tile
  • Target Mapping
  • Fiori App
  • Model Provider
  • Data Provider

The apps that are displayed to the users are organized using the following SAP Fiori UI entities:
Catalogs A catalog is a set of apps that you want to make available and authorize for your users. The users can browse through the catalog, choose apps from the catalog, and add them to the entry page of their SAP Fiori launchpad. Technically, apps are represented by the following: ○ KPI tiles to launch analytical apps ○ App launcher tiles to launch all other types of apps Note Only the apps that can be accessed directly from the entry page of the SAP Fiori launchpad have an app launcher tile. Object pages, for example, do not have any app launchers. They are started by navigating from other applications or by using the search. ○ Target mappings referencing the actual navigation targets Note For launching apps either using a tile or using navigation, users require a target mapping. We recommend that you add the tiles and corresponding target mappings to the same catalog.
Groups Groups define the SAP Fiori launchpad entry page. The apps in the group are a subset of apps that are assigned to one or several catalogs. Which tiles are displayed on a user’s entry page depends on the catalogs and groups assigned to the user’s roles. If a group contains apps that are not assigned to the user by catalogs, the app is not displayed on the user’s entry page. In addition, if configured, the user can personalize the entry page by adding or removing apps to pre-delivered groups or self-defined group.


SAP SINGLE SIGN-ON

SAP SINGLE SIGN-ON


The following authentication and single sign-on (SSO) mechanisms are supported for SAP Fiori apps:
● Kerberos/SPNego
● X.509 Certificates
● SAML 2.0
● Logon Tickets

 Kerberos/SPNego Use If you access SAP Fiori apps from within your corporate network, you can enable Kerberos/SPNego authentication for the ABAP front-end server. This authentication is especially recommended, if you already have a Kerberos/ SPNego infrastructure in place, for example, if you use Microsoft Active Directory. Kerberos/SPNego authentication provides the following advantages: ● It simplifies the logon process by reusing credentials that have already been provided, for example, during logon to the Microsoft Windows workstation. A separate logon to the ABAP front-end server is not required. ● It is also supported for logon to the SAP GUI. Using Kerberos for both SAP GUI and HTTP access simplifies the Single Sign-On setup within your system landscape. ● It is supported by a growing number of mobile device vendors. During logon, Kerberos/SPNego authentication requires access to an issuing system (for example, Microsoft Active Directory). As this system is typically located within the corporate network, Kerberos/SPNego cannot be used for most internet-facing deployment scenarios. To enable Single Sign-On with Kerberos/SPNego authentication from outside your corporate network, you might have to set up a VPN connection

X.509 Cert
 Use If you have implemented a public-key infrastructure (PKI) for user authentication in your organization, you can use X.509 certificates by configuring the required back-end systems (ABAP or SAP HANA) to accept X.509 certificates. Authentication with X.509 certificates provides the following advantages: ● It does not require an issuing system during logon, which means that it works well in internet-facing scenarios. ● It is also supported for logon to the SAP GUI. Using X.509 certificates for both SAP GUI and HTTP access simplifies the Single Sign-On setup within your system landscape. X.509 certificates must be distributed to the workstations and devices that are used to access SAP Fiori apps. For mobile devices, this distribution can be performed centrally by a mobile device management software, for example SAP Afaria.

SAML 2.0
If you have implemented the security assertion markup language (SAML) version 2.0 as the method of single signon (SSO) within your organization, you can configure the ABAP front-end server for use with SAML 2.0. This authentication method provides the following advantages: ● It includes extensive federation capabilities, which means that it works well in scenarios with federated user domains, where trust configuration can be complicated. ● It includes extensive user mapping capabilities that enable you to map SAP users based on identity attributes, such as the SAP user name attribute or a user's e-mail address. This means that SAML 2.0 works well for scenarios with multiple user domains. During logon, SAML 2.0 authentication requires access to an issuing system (Identity Provider). To enable single sign-on with SAML 2.0 in internet-facing deployment scenarios that leverage its federation capabilities, you must ensure that the SAML Identity Provider is securely accessible from outside your corporate network.


Logon Tickets
For logon tickets, you must configure the ABAP front-end server to issue logon tickets. Alternatively, you can use an existing system, such as a portal, in your landscape that already issues logon tickets. In addition, you must configure the required back-end systems (ABAP or SAP HANA) to accept logon tickets. You must also ensure that users in the ABAP system have the same user names as the database users in SAP HANA; user mapping is not supported. As logon tickets are transferred as browser cookies, you can only use this authentication mechanism if all systems in your system landscape are located within the same DNS domain