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Community Voice

November 29, 2018
SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 Release, Building Resilient Apps on SAP Cloud Platform, and 100 Days of Community QA!

 

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Intelligent ERP Update: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 Release
Earlier this month, SAP announced the general availability of SAP #S4HANA Cloud 1811 release. This blog by Sven Denecken, SVP Product Management, Co-Innovation SAP S/4HANA at SAP SE, provides you with the latest 1811 highlights of the intelligent, next-generation cloud ERP solution. It includes a video with a quick overview of the smart innovations that power the customer journey to the intelligent enterprise suite.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 Release
Intelligent ERP Update: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 Release
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Building Resilient Apps on SAP Cloud Platform
Building apps that are resilient is a really good objective but it made the author, Phil Cooley, think – what does resilience actually mean? “I wanted to provide my own idea of what resilience means when it comes to developing applications on SAP Cloud Platform,” he said. So he decided to put together a practical and everyday guide that teams could follow as guidelines.
Building Resilient Apps on SCP
Building Resilient Apps on SAP Cloud Platform
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How to Build Manageable Cloud-native Applications with Multiple Microservices
In this blog post by SAP Cloud Platform Chief Product Expert Sanjay Patil and learn how the SAP Web IDE Full-Stack and the application programming model it supports for developing end-to-end business applications can help you drive consistency of design, development and operations across the related microservices.
Read More on Manageable Cloud-Native Apps
How to Build Manageable Cloud-native Applications with Multiple Microservices
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100 Days of Community QA
Follow SAP’s Craig Cmehil’s journey that stemmed from a recent community member’s tweet. “My #100DaysOfCommunityQA is focusing around new features and functions of SAP HANA through my SAP HANA express edition.” To get started Craig followed the tag he wanted to learn about in particular or rather in general and went from there.
Follow Along with Craig’s Journey
100 Days of Community QA
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Featured Blogs for September and October 2018
Find out who had the most liked blogs for September and October this year. Maybe there are some here you missed! Big shout out to Michelle Crapo for having not one, but two blogs with top likes! Congratulations all!
Top Liked Blogs for September and October
Featured Blogs for September and October 2018
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Mission & Badge Roundup
Each week, Audrey Stevenson publishes a shout-out to Community members who have earned a 2018 mission the week prior. The list covers all missions earned Monday through Sunday (midnight to midnight, UTC). Find out who was honored for the week of November 12 – 18.
Mission & Badge Roundup
Mission & Badge Roundup for November 12 – 18

 

SAP Acquires Contextor to Augment Robotic Process Automation Capabilities

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has acquired Contextor SAS, a European leader in the design and integration of robotic process automation (RPA), to help SAP accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio.

Contextor’s RPA technology relieves business software users from performing repetitive tasks and enables both attended and unattended RPA within and across applications. To date, Contextor’s customers have deployed more than 100,000 bots automating business processes.

RPA will help to simplify user interface interactions across SAP and non-SAP applications. Contextor’s RPA will be combined with SAP Cloud Platform and conversational AI technology and document processing capabilities provided by SAP Leonardo Machine Learning to deliver intelligent RPA, which SAP plans to include in key SAP solutions.

“With intelligent RPA accelerated by Contextor, businesses will be able to achieve the high automation level necessary to become intelligent enterprises,” said Markus Noga, head, machine learning, SAP. “The acquisition is a big step towards orchestrating process automation and will help SAP inject RPA capabilities into our applications, first and foremost into SAP S/4HANA.”

The integration of intelligent RPA into SAP S/4HANA is expected in the first half of 2019. Other SAP applications will follow soon thereafter.

With Contextor’s RPA technology, SAP plans to automate half of all the business processes supported by its SAP ERP software over the next three years. Contextor, based in the Paris region, was founded in 2000 and is specialized in the research and development of RPA software to deliver clever, nimble and efficient application assistants, wizards and stand-alone bots.

SAP SE adquiere Qualtrics International Inc.

SAP SE adquiere Qualtrics International Inc. Ve en “Experience Management” el futuro de los negocios.

WALLDORF, Germany, PROVO, Utah, SEATTLE, Wash. SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Qualtrics International Inc. (Qualtrics) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which SAP SE intends to acquire Qualtrics, the global pioneer of the experience management (XM) software category that enables organizations to thrive in today’s experience economy.

  • Together, SAP and Qualtrics to accelerate the new XM category by combining experience data and operational data to power the experience economy
  • Creates a highly differentiated offering for businesses to deliver superior customer, employee, product, and brand experiences
  • Ryan Smith to continue to lead Qualtrics; Qualtrics to maintain dual headquarters in Provo, Utah, and Seattle, Wash.

Under the terms of the agreement, SAP will acquire all outstanding shares of Qualtrics for US$8 billion in cash. SAP has secured financing in the amount of €7 billion to cover purchase price and acquisition-related costs. The purchase price includes unvested employee incentive compensation and cash on the balance sheet at close. Subject to customary closing conditions and attainment of regulatory clearances, the acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2019. The Boards of Directors of SAP and Qualtrics have approved the transaction. Qualtrics’ shareholders have also approved the transaction.

SAP CEO Bill McDermott said: “We continually seek out transformational opportunities – today’s announcement is exactly that. Together, SAP and Qualtrics represent a new paradigm, similar to market-making shifts in personal operating systems, smart devices and social networks. SAP already touches 77 percent of the world’s transactions. When you combine our operational data with Qualtrics’ experience data, we will accelerate the XM category with an end-to-end solution with immediate global scale. For Qualtrics, this introduces a dynamic new partner with the belief, passion and scale to bring experience management to millions of customers around the world.”

McDermott added: “The combination of Qualtrics and SAP reaffirms experience management as the groundbreaking new frontier for the technology industry. SAP and Qualtrics are seizing this opportunity as like-minded innovators, united in mission, strategy and culture. We share the belief that every human voice holds value, every experience matters and that the best-run businesses can make the world run better. We can’t wait to stand beside Ryan and his amazing colleagues for the next chapters in the experience management story. The best for Qualtrics and SAP is yet to come!”

Ryan Smith, CEO of Qualtrics, said: “Our mission is to help organizations deliver the experiences that turn their customers into fanatics, employees into ambassadors, products into obsessions and brands into religions. Supported by a global team of over 95,000, SAP will help us scale faster and achieve our mission on a broader stage. This will put the XM Platform everywhere overnight. We could not be more excited to join forces with Bill and the SAP team in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to power the experience economy.”

SAP and Qualtrics Will Together Deliver the Transformative Potential of Experience Data (X-Data) Combined with Operational Data (O-Data)

XM focuses on obtaining and tapping the value of outside-in customer, employee, product and brand feedback. Combining Qualtrics’ experience data and insights with SAP’s unparalleled operational data will enable customers to better manage supply chains, networks, employees and core processes. Together, SAP and Qualtrics will deliver a unique end-to-end experience and operational management system to power organizations.

SAP Will Accelerate Qualtrics’ Growth and Further Its Mission by Offering Global Scale, Reach and Resources

Leveraging SAP’s more than 413,000 customers and global salesforce of around 15,000, Qualtrics will be able to scale rapidly around the world. SAP has a strong track record of accelerating growth for the innovative companies it acquires, as exemplified by the rapid success of SAP’s recent acquisitions.

Qualtrics expects full-year 2018 revenue to exceed US$400 million and projects a forward growth rate of greater than 40 percent, not including potential synergies of being part of SAP.

Following the closing of the transaction, Qualtrics is expected to maintain its leadership, personnel, branding and culture, operating as an entity within SAP’s Cloud Business Group. Ryan Smith will continue to lead Qualtrics, and Qualtrics is expected to continue to maintain dual headquarters in Provo, Utah, and Seattle, Washington.

Qualtrics was advised on the transaction by Qatalyst Partners and Goodwin Procter, LLP. J.P. Morgan acted as financial advisor and Jones Day acted as legal advisor to SAP.

Respuesta SAP sobre Rediseño CFDi Nómina

En respuesta a la mesa de trabajo que tuvimos entre los socios de ASUG México y SAP, tenemos respuesta a los puntos propuestos.

 

Si deseas consultar la propuesta enviada a SAP por parte de ASUG México, consulta http://asug.mx/rediseno-del-cfdi-de-nomina-mesa-de-trabajo/

 

  • La sugerencia número 1 queda pendiente para un mayor análisis en el futuro. Por ahora no será incluida en los alcances de la solución estándar. Algunos Workarounds podrían ser:

1.a. El usuario deberá elegir los empleados correctos a retimbrar desde la pantalla de selección del reporte.

1.b. Por ahora, la condición que aplica SAP para generar el nodo de CfdiRelacionados es que el estatus de CFDi sea “1” – “Timbrado” y el estatus de cancelación sea “0” – “Válido”. Los clientes que no coincidan con esta condición deberán programar la BAdI correspondiente.

 

  • La sugerencia número 2 será considerada para incluirse en la nota que está por liberarse con el cambio legal. Los detalles son:

o   Incluir campo CTTYP  del IT0016 en la feature MXCRT

o   Incluir campos MASSN y  MASSG del IT0000 en la feature MXCRT

 

  • La sugerencia número 3 será considerada para incluirse en la nota que está por liberarse con el cambio legal.

 

  • Se incluirán los cambios de customizing especificados en el cambio legal para las nuevas claves de Percepción y de Deducción.

 

Lo anterior puede cambiar si SAP así lo decide.

NOTA: El hecho de que las sugerencias número 2 y 3 hayan sido consideradas para incluirse en la funcionalidad estándar, no significa una obligación de SAP para desarrollar esas sugerencias.

México lanza nuevos requisitos de Contabilidad Electrónica

Por Gustavo Jiménez

A finales de 2016, después de anunciar el cambio más grande en su esquema de contabilidad electrónica en años, México también dio a conocer una actualización importante en la reglamentación de contabilidad electrónica en enero de 2017. Aunque el SAT, la autoridad de México, no estableció un cronograma específico para la implementación de eContabilidad 1.3, las empresas no estaban preparadas cuando empezó a aplicar las medidas en octubre.

Desde entonces, el SAT ha revertido esta implementación y acepta nuevamente informes que usen la versión 1.1 debido a un error técnico causado por los contribuyentes que aún no cumplían con pagos. En abril de 2018, Pagos empezará a aplicarse con la versión 1.3. Sin embargo, la rápida decisión del SAT de comenzar a implementar estos reportes actualizados muestra su importancia: las pólizas (las entradas del diario) y los requisitos de pagos, son claves en el objetivo de México de aumentar las auditorías automatizadas.

Con eContabilidad 1.3, las empresas ahora deben reportar cinco tipos distintos de documentos en las pólizas: ventas, compras, nóminas, viajes – gastos generales y pagos. Todos estos documentos deben vincularse desde los ERPs de los contribuyentes hasta los UUID (Universal Unique Identifiers, Identificadores Únicos Universales) correspondientes para justificar las deducciones del IVA. Pagos, o los recibos de pagos, representan el mayor desafío de cumplimiento con estas nuevas medidas de contabilidad. Ahora se les solicitará a los contribuyentes los pagos de documentos de forma electrónica, lo que requiere nuevas extracciones de SAP y afecta los nuevos procesos comerciales (cuentas por cobrar).

  • Las medidas actualizadas de contabilidad electrónica también exigen varios cambios a los reportes existentes, en especial lo siguiente:
  • La transición de XML 1.1 a la versión 1.3., los documentos enviados con la versión 1.1. serán rechazados.
  • El requisito de especificar el método de recaudación (método de pago) utilizado. Los campos correspondientes a Cheque, Transferencia y Otro Medio de Pago ahora son obligatorios no sólo para los pagos salientes, sino también para las recaudaciones o pagos entrantes.
  • Cambios en la estructura, patrón de las importaciones y la numeración de documentos (número de trámite).
  • Modificaciones de encabezamientos para los reportes auxiliares, incluidos el plan de cuentas, los balances generales y las entradas de diario.
  • Cambios en el catálogo de cuenta que especifican activos, obligaciones y cuentas de capital, que pueden presentarse como deudores o acreedores.

Lo que complica aún más la transición a eContabilidad 1.3 es la percepción errónea que tienen algunos contribuyentes de que están exentos de esas medidas después de que se les concedieron amparos o suspensiones del cumplimiento obligatorio. La sentencia recientede la Corte Suprema de México demuestra que no está dispuesta a defender estos amparos, lo que significa que las empresas a quienes se los concedieron deben prepararse para las nuevas medidas de contabilidad y deben hacerlo rápidamente.

Press Announcement: Juergen Mueller will join SAP’s Executive Board as head of Technology and Innovation

WALLDORFSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that Chief Innovation Officer Juergen Mueller (36) will join the company’s Executive Board as head of Technology and Innovation, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Mueller has held his current role since 2016. He will retain his existing areas of responsibilities, and as member of the board he will also oversee SAP’s platform and development business.

 

“Thanks to Juergen Mueller’s dedication and hard work, SAP is a leader in machine learning, blockchain and many other innovative technology areas. His expertise makes him the perfect choice to work with the Executive Board to drive SAP’s innovation agenda,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE.

 

Other Changes to the SAP Executive Board

 

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Bernd Leukert (51) and Michael Kleinemeier (61) will jointly lead SAP Digital Business Services. Kleinemeier will retire from SAP’s Executive Board at the end of 2019 and Leukert will become sole head of the business.

 

Also effective Jan. 1, 2019, Christian Klein (38), head of Global Business Operations and chief operating officer of SAP, will assume responsibility for SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s flagship product. This means that all the company’s core applications units will report directly to the Executive Board.

 

The board areas for Cloud Business Group (Rob Enslin), Global Customer Operations (Adaire Fox-Martin and Jennifer Morgan), Global Finance and Administration (Luka Mucic) and Human Resources (Stefan Ries) remain unchanged.