Standard Embedded Help is here to help

Did you ever look for help within one of the SAP S/4HANA Fiori apps? Have you struggled to understand a specific SAP transaction or application key...

Federation, replication and transformation: Data Integration with SAP Datasphere

SAP’s data and analytics portfolio is increasingly leaning on SAP Datasphere as opposed to Data Intelligence for integration and connectivity. With the...

Partners in Technology joins Expertum Group

Dutch SAP service provider Partners in Technology joins Expertum Group, a leading player in the European SAP market. This strategic move strengthens...

Premium Outbound Integration in SAP Datasphere

Recently SAP introduced Premium Outbound Integration as an offering in SAP Datasphere. This is the way forward for customers who want to extract data out of...

SAP Datasphere and Snowflake: An (im)possible marriage? (Part II)

A few weeks ago I shared part one of this blog, in which I made a connection from SAP S/4HANA to Snowflake via SAP Datasphere and Azure Data Factory (the...

Recapping Data to Value Day: Collibra, Google and SAP take center stage together

Every year SAP organizes the Data to Value Day: an event during which it showcases customer cases using the latest of SAP technology, reaffirms its vision...

SAP Datasphere and Snowflake: An (im)possible marriage? (Part I)

It is no secret that SAP has been pushing its Datasphere solution as not just a Cloud data warehouse, but a data integration platform as well. Partnerships...

What are the benefits of collaborating across borders?

With the rise of remote work, the world has become more connected than ever. At Expertum, we undertake medium to large-scale projects both nationally and...

SAP’s new Identity Access Governance solution ensures compliant access to cloud-based applications

Ever increasing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements, prove that a professional solution is needed to adequately control SAP access for both...

Artificial Intelligence in IT: best practices

In the previous blogposts we have explored the advantages and disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning within IT, highlighting that...

Process improvement as a service: Valuable business insights and prioritized actions at your fingertips

Companies need to adapt to survive and thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape. Customer preferences are more than ever influenced by technical...

How SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud, public edition can help boost sales

Expertum believes SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition is a great choice for companies embracing a ‘fit-to-standard’, process-oriented mindset and working to...

How our implementation at Versuni succeeds through bringing business value to the enterprise by challenging business requirements

At the end of 2021, Expertum was asked by Philips Domestic Appliances to fulfil the role of solution architect with the responsibility for integrating...

Time to prepare for mandatory e-invoicing

As of 2026, all companies worldwide will need to invoice electronically, no longer via simple PDFs but through certified secure trade systems. Here is what...

Artificial Intelligence in IT: pitfalls and limitations

In the previous blog post, we have looked at Artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential within IT. Particularly, we have seen that the presence of AI and...

Putting the Data Intelligence in SAP Datasphere: a stepwise demo of Replication Flows with S/4HANA, BigQuery and Azure

Like all of SAP Datasphere’s regular updates, the most recent 2024.4 release added a slew of new functionalities into the solution. At Expertum, we...

Dialog Processing in SAP S/4HANA

In SAP S/4HANA, the end user uses the frontend (SAP GUI) to connect the dispatcher of the application server.

Artificial Intelligence within the IT: the benefits and its potential

In the last couple of years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has drastically and permanently impacted our way of living. Think about face recognition that we...

Transport issues, a thing of the past with these SAP ALM tools

Can you remember the number of times you investigated return code 8 (RC=8) or 12 when importing transport requests in SAP? Or how often you debugged ABAP...

SAP S/4HANA: Database Administration Tools You Should Know

SAP S/4HANA is supported on SAP HANA, an in-memory database capable of handling large amounts of data in real-time. This is where all business and...

Deadlines for country-specific e-invoicing are approaching fast: are you ready?

For global companies, the trend towards digital transformation and e-invoicing is accelerating as the regulatory landscape is continuously increasing and...

Expertum's AWS Partnership: Elevating Your RISE with SAP Experience

Many software providers are moving towards a subscription-based model in a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. SAP is no different with its Cloud first...

How to Create Clients in an SAP S/4HANA System

The first step in setting up a new client in SAP S/4HANA is to create its definition. This is done with Transaction SCC4.

How to Make the Most of an SAP S/4HANA System Conversion (Q&A)

Recently, Mark Mergaerts, Bert Vanstechelman, and Nick Mahieu, SAP S/4HANA project experts from Expertum and co-authors of SAP S/4HANA System Conversion...

SAP Datasphere unleashed

SAP announced the evolution of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) into SAP Datasphere during its ‘Data Unleashed’-digital event.

SAP TechEd 2023: What’s new in AI and Data & Analytics

On November 2nd and 3rd SAP had their annual TechEd event for developers, architects and decision makers...

Navigating the World of SAP Workflows: Tips and Best Practices

Some things are timeless and so are SAP Workflows. As they serve many business needs and their low-code allows easy integration, many customers simply love...

Hunkemöller and Expertum winner of the SAP Best of Customer Succes award 2023

We are incredibly grateful and proud that yesterday our client Hunkemöller and Expertum were awarded with the SAP Best of Customer Success Award 2023 in the...

SAP S/4HANA Conversion: What Is the Software Update Manager?

The conversion to SAP S/4HANA is carried out by the Software Update Manager (SUM). SUM is a tool that performs software maintenance for your SAP systems.

Be aware of SAP ERP’s upcoming end of mainstream maintenance and take action now

As SAP has been communicating extensively for a while now, their support for SAP ERP runs until 31 December 2027, followed by an optional extended...

Sofindev invests in leading SAP consulting company Expertum

Expertum concludes a strategic partnership with Sofindev. The partnership between Sofindev and Expertum, a leading player in the SAP consulting market, will...

Artificial (Enterprise) Intelligence: the future of SAP in a new era of technology

The year 2023 has been a turbulent one so far in many respects, but if there is one thing that’s here to stay, it is the ever-increasing presence of...

Navigating ERP software: embrace agility with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud

As technology and business needs continue to evolve, the traditional ERP software landscape has been undergoing a significant transformation. With the...

Your journey to the cloud: The different steps of a RISE with SAP Cloud integration

Embarking on the journey to integrate RISE with SAP, the cloud offering with SAP S/4HANA, and become an Intelligent Enterprise is a strategic decision with...

Idelco Insulation gold award winner on the SAP Best of Customer Success 2023

SAP puts great importance on helping businesses grow with their solutions. Their Best of Customer Success Awards celebrate customers’ successes and reward...

Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise with RISE with SAP

RISE with SAP is a Business Transformation as a Service (BTaaS), which bundles several products and services to help businesses in their journey towards the...

Efficient ABAP programming: How to work with Eclipse in SAP

Programming in SAP has changed a lot in recent years. For some years now, there has been the possibility to connect your company's or customer's SAP system...

Simplify troubleshooting with App Support on SAP Fiori Launchpad

Encountering an error can slow down your work. To make the whole troubleshooting experience smoother and less frustrating, SAP created the highly practical...

Shedding light on SAP S/4HANA Service

As SAP will be sunsetting its support for the classic SAP ERP and SAP CRM applications in 2027, as well as its customer service application on SAP S/4HANA in...

The future is here: SAP Cloud ALM

On 28 and 29 March, Expertum’s Jean-Paul Knop went to St. Leon-Rot in Germany for the SAP ALM Partner Conference 2023. In this yearly event, SAP ALM...

Expertum winner of the SAP Business Technology Platform Partner of the year Award

YES! We are incredibly proud to have won the SAP Business Technology Platform Partner of the Year award this evening. This special award was presented to us...

Introducing the Expertum Application Model

In today's modern application development, it's becoming increasingly important to have proper state management and easy read/edit modes in apps. Expertum...

Is the public edition of SAP S/4HANA cloud the right fit for you?

In its current ERP software offerings, SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides two main options, the private and the public edition. Naturally, customers may be wondering...

One night in Walldorf: a visit to SAP headquarters

After a hiatus of two years, the Dutch community of SAP users (VNSG) once again organized its annual trip to SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf, or more...

The switch to Daylight Saving Time in SAP

For most humans, the switch to Daylight Saving Time (26th of March at 02:00 in the morning) just means one hour less sleep. But for software applications,...

Running a native UI5 desktop application

Having a dedicated desktop application can improve the user experience. To achieve this, we want to use the

How to Start and Stop an Instance of SAP HANA

In this blog post, we’ll discuss starting, stopping, and restarting an instance of SAP HANA.

Burst all your SAP Analytics Dashboards to anyone with APOS Publisher for Cloud

Does your organization have the need to send out BI reports in bulk, filtered and personalized for each recipient? Report bursting, or the...

XP Recap: Innovation and Development @ SAP TechEd 2022

As stated by my colleague Lars van der Goes, SAP TechEd 2022 again was a mostly online event, only...

XP Recap: Data & Analytics @ SAP TechEd 2022

In spite of no lack of turbulent events this year, 2022 has been the time for many of us to mostly return to the way we lived our lives before the COVID...

Benefits and challenges implementing SAP SuccessFactors (Part 2)

In my previous Blog (Part 1) the possible transition strategies from SAP HCM to HCM for SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors were explained. In this blog I...

The switch to standard time or winter time in SAP

For most humans, the switch to standard time just means an extra hour of sleep. But for software applications, the consequences are less appealing. Software...

Search for existing CDS views

Thanks to SAP HANA new powerful tools became available for developers to retrieve data from the database: ABAP CDS. With the advent of SAP S/4HANA, even more...

How to enable Basic Authentication for Cloud Integration on SAP Cloud Foundry

This blog describes how to set up inbound communication using Basic Authentication when using SAP Cloud Integration in the Cloud Foundry environment, as this...

What Is it Like Being an SAP HANA Database Administrator?

In this post, let’s discuss the day-to-day tasks of an SAP HANA database administrator and how to get yourself started down that career path. What does an

SAP HCM transition strategies (Part 1)

SAP offers two solutions for SAP Human Capital Management (SAP HCM): SAP HCM for S/4HANA and SuccessFactors (Cloud). In this blog (part 1), I will share my...

Prepare for Planning with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud & Analytics Cloud

A few weeks ago SAP introduced the bi-directional integration between SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). This feature, currently...

SAP Planning in the Cloud - Stand-alone or Live Connection

SAP Analytics Cloud has been the strategic choice for planning within SAP's portfolio for several years now. Based on our experience working with both the...

Growing IT organically: how Ecotone migrated its BI environment to SAP BW/4HANA

Earlier this year, Ecotone finalised its journey towards SAP BW/4HANA...

Master data attribute recommendation using SAP AI Core and T5 transformers

Master data maintenance is a time-consuming activity for many businesses. Companies like retailers selling large amounts of different articles or...

Full Maintenance Scope with SAP S/4HANA Asset Management

The role of the Maintenance Department is often underestimated as playing only a supporting role in production companies. As a result, these departments...

Domo Chemicals Bronze Winner of the SAP Best of Customer Success Awards 2022

With the Best of Customer Success Awards, SAP is putting the spotlights on customers their SAP implementations with measurable results. Every year customers...

Balancing cost and performance with SAP HANA Data Tiering

SAP HANA is an in-memory database and is only supported on certified hardware. By requiring certified hardware, SAP is making sure that core-to-memory ratio...

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is SAP’s next generation, Cloud-based data warehouse solution. It is part of Walldorf’s HANA Cloud Services triumvirate, together...

The switch to Daylight Saving Time in SAP

For most humans, the switch to Daylight Saving Time (27th of March at 02:00 in the morning) just means one hour less sleep. But for software applications,...

Why every data migration project needs a solid team

Data migration is key to the success of an SAP S/4HANA or any other IT-system implementation. Preparation is indispensable for a successful Data Migration...

App development with the No-code platform AppGyver

In this year’s SAP TechEd (2021), a lot of topics were about the Business Application Studio (BAS) and how to accelerate application development with...

Are you ready for the Euro conversion in Croatia?

Now that 2022 already has started, I have written a blog about the Euro conversion in Croatia. January 1st 2023 is an extremely important date financially....

Explainable forecasting using HANA and APL

Last week our colleague Dirk Kemper (Data Science and Analytics Consultant) wrote a technical blog about machine learning at true scale, with SAP HANA's...

Large-scale forecasting using HANA, APL and Node.js

For our XP Tech blog from Expertum our colleague Dirk Kemper (Data Science and Analytics Consultant) wrote a technical blog about machine learning at true...

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud: A post-TechEd round-up

This year’s SAP TechEd was the second edition held exclusively online; a format that undoubtedly holds both advantages and disadvantages for everyone....

Six Reasons S/4HANA Condition Contracts are a Huge Upgrade

Condition Contracts are an exciting addition to S/4HANA’s toolkit, allowing granular control of the rebate, commission and royalty agreements you manage for...

The switch to standard time or winter time in SAP

For most humans, the switch to standard time just means an extra hour of sleep. But for software applications, the consequences are less appealing. Software...

'Fitcoins' launched in Belgium

Kokoro, a Belgium based company that assists organisations in their well-being policy, launched the 'fitcoin', a digital currency to reward employees for...

Why preparation is the most important ingredient of a successful data migration project

Data migration is an indispensable part of the transition to SAP S/4HANA. Without accurate data, all investments in SAP's ERP flagship are worth nothing. In...

Why you should switch to Bank Reconciliation in SAP S/4HANA 2020

Are you ready to take advantage of significantly simplified Bank Accounting in SAP S/4HANA 2020? This article outlines what’s improved and shows you how to...

Planning in SAP Analytics Cloud

For some time now, SAP SAC (Sap Analytics Cloud) has been the strategic choice for planning. SAP Business planning and Consolidation for S/4HANA and SAP...

Taking the temperature: An updates analysis of SAP's data & analytics strategy

In the past year-and-a-half, with the world facing a pandemic like never before, companies across the globe have seen the workload on their IT systems...

Review Azure services certificate authorities

Microsoft is updating its Azure services to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates from a different set of Root Certificate Authorities (CAs).

Hybrid and embedded: how the future of SAP analytics is blazing a trial for the intelligent enterprise

Hybrid. Embedded. Intelligence. If someone would ask me to describe the past few weeks of SAP’s Analytics webinars, these would be the first three words that...

The Expertum way: switching to SAP S/4HANA in four simple steps

As companies around the world switch to SAP S/4HANA, you may be wondering whether you should be doing the same. The answer is simple: you can, and this is...

Managing an SAP S/4HANA project: 8 things to keep in mind

The switch to SAP S/4HANA may seem like a big shift. In terms of functionality, it is. But when it comes to project management, rest assured: many key...

Recon: critical vulnerability affecting all SAP systems

A vulnerability has been discovered, which makes it possible to create SAP users with maximum privileges without the need to authenticate. The vulnerability...

SAP S/4HANA service

SAP CRM on premise is currently widely adopted by many companies throughout the world and SAP continues to support this solution, as currently known through...

Analytics in SAP S/4HANA explained

Traditionally there has always been a strict separation between analytics and transactional work. Partly this was due to technical separation of live...