I wasn't planning on publishing an SAP user guide. But when respected SAP writer Rehan Zaidi approached me, I realized he was right: SAP users need a clear and effective guide for getting started with SAP. They also need tips and tricks that can go undiscovered for years; Zaidi has plenty of those! So we embarked on our book project. The end result, The Ultimate SAP User Guide, is now available.
Each chapter has a clear objective for the reader. Whether it's Chapter 1 (SAP overview and basics), Chapter 4 (personalizing your SAP system), or Chapter 9 (creating your own reports), each chapter will give you something you can use immediately. The Ultimate SAP Guide is a much more affordable alternative to a costly SAP training manual. You can also use it (or adapt it) for an instructor-led course, making it one of the more flexible SAP books out there
Over the years, I have heard from thousands of SAP professionals who are at some kind of crossroads in their SAP career. Despite what you might hear about SAP skills shortages, there's nothing easy about the SAP career path anymore. You have to develop an area of mastery and outperform your colleagues. But in a career paradox, you also need to be a team player. Being an expert AND a teacher is how you move ahead in today's SAP field.
SAP professionals who want to excel – at any level of skill – need to adopt a “continuous learning” mindset. To pull this off, you need to have the right reference tools handy. I believe this book can do that for you - otherwise I would not have published it.
The book covers a range of crucial SAP topics, but if you're interested in a quick sample, here's an excerpt from the beginning of the reports chapter:
"This chapter will focus on SAP Query and the ways in which it will let the user generate reports based on their own data and particular needs. It places the power in the hands of the user to generate reports that are tailored to specific needs and purposes. I will discuss, in detail, the need for creating SAP Queries and how this tool can help you generate your own reports based on your unique data. The following topics will be covered:
Queries are a very diverse and large topic, but in this chapter, I will only cover the topics that are of interest and of use to a user. This chapter is meant to be a guide for the basic setup and use of SAP Queries. Some questions that will be answered in this chapter include:
Throughout the chapter, there will be examples and screenshots to help the reader gain the greatest possible understanding of how to generate their own Queries. "
There's plenty more where that came from! If you are interested in blogging about the book, or reviewing it, please contact me about obtaining a review copy. I will also give some copies away at SAP Controlling 2015 in San Diego, so if you're going to the SAP Controlling show, you can pick up your copy there!