Marketing

SES 81: Top Ways to Grow Your Brand Online

Today, everything has become online from shopping to education to consumer needs, travels, etc. This is the main reason why every business should do Online Marketing for their businesses. People say if you wish to grow your brand online, you should begin branding yourself first. But that’s entirely not true. Although it does give you an edge over others.

Online Marketing has got a lot of popularity among small-scale businesses and startups in the last decade or so. The size and nature of the business doesn’t matter these days, rather online marketing does, especially for the branding. With online marketing, you can reach a million of people online (to a wider range of audience). And that’s why many business owners prefer online advertising and promotion for their business branding.

Thus, let’s check out some of the easy and top ways to grow your brand online.

1. Do Your Homework!

You heard it. For every business or business planning, you’re always recommended to do your homework. That means, doing little bit of research work for your business is important. By research work, I mean the market research, business running successful in the same (your) niche, what exactly your brand will give to the customers online, how will your brand or business solve the problems of customers. You must have a clear understanding about your brand and what you expect from it. Doing this kind of research work can always boost your ways to reach more audience.

2. Target Audience

In order to start a business or before growing your business online, it is highly advised to know your target audience. When you know your target audience, then you’d know the people you’re going to serve.

Once you set your target audience, it becomes easier to reach the customers for your brand. Make sure to to precisely target the audience bracket that would be ideal for your brand promotion. This will also help you in knowing which audience will actually buy your services or products.

3. Design a Website

This is considered the most basic step and compulsory in growing your brand online. In today’s world, when everything happen online, also you find all the customers online, having a website gives you a gateway to reach your audience with a constant rate.

Check if your website is efficient and highly responsive to load, if you already have a website. While if you don’t have a website, then probably you should get going right away. Or maybe hire someone to design one for you, for your business.

4. Content is the King!

The one who does content marketing, is the one who connects with the audience quicker is able to reach the target audience. When it comes to content marketing, you can write and develop valuable content like articles, blogs, tutorials, e-books or video content, that can be engaging for your target audience.

Writing a blog doesn’t help, but writing a valuable content in the blog does. Quality blogs usually gives your website or your business, the perfect boost in order to grow your brand online.

5. Social Media Marketing

Since, there are 3.4 Billion active users browsing the feed on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest), it is a pretty good idea to dive into social media marketing and use all the possible social media platforms for online marketing, in order to grow your business online. The social media platforms also increases the traffic volume too on your content online.

6. Be friends with Contemporary Bloggers

One should know that in order to reach the target audience, one must first reach out to the other influencers or bloggers in the industry. Having a decent rapport with a couple of most influential contemporaries in the business, can be really helpful.

Try to start and develop a friendship with other bloggers or business owners who have a large fan base or audience, so that it becomes easy for you to reach more and more people online to grow your brand. They can be willing to either share your post or retweet to their fan following, if you share a good bond with them. This will not only help you in getting new audience, but will also help you get you an exposure to a wider range of users online.

7. Go, Network!

It is great if you reach out to your contacts on social media platforms and tell them about your business or your brand. But, meeting people offline also add an extra edge to the brand promotion. How? Well, usually it is suggested to network and attend local events happening in your locality or city, in order to make new connections. This way, you will expand your audience bracket starting with branding yourself.

8. Engage with Audience

Posting online on platforms about your brand won’t do any good if you don’t engage your audience. The most crucial step in building your online presence for your brand, is to create engaging posts and content in order to engage them. If you truly want to grow your brand online with online marketing, interact with your audience not just on your posts or content, but on others’s as well. This way you will build strong relationships with your audience and fellow contemporaries too. Interact with your audience and followers in comments, and even ask them to fill out any sort of surveys for your business.

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in learning all the top/best ways to grow your brand online with the help of Online Marketing in order to survive in this mad race. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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SAP

SES 80: What’s the Workflow in SAP Fiori?

By Dictionary, a Workflow is a repetitive and orchestrated way of a business activity. It usually clubbed with a group of operations or activities of a person or a business structure or simply a process.

So, as the name suggests, a workflow is a flow of activities or operations in a proper defined sequence in exchange of some data and information. In practical scenarios, SAP Business Workflow is used for data exchange in the systems.

The SAP Business Workflow builds events whenever a document is updated, or deleted or created, and such events depict the action in the system. They also handle the work items on the basis of the workflow template defined.

Enterprise Scenario with Workflow

These days, many companies use more than one workflow engines as part of their landscape in order to automate their business processes. Some businesses even use Universal Work Lists (UWLs) to keep a track of their everyday operations. The Universal Work List also provides unified and centralized access to the open work of a user and the relevant information in the portal, and collects tasks and notifications from multiple provider systems in one list for one-stop access.

The end users should be trained and experienced enough to use types of workflow and work items for the business process. So, one of the challenges many industries or firms face is the insufficient knowledge and experience to interact with the work activities and workflow engines to automate their business processes.

That just sums up the basic fundamentals of the workflow in SAP Fiori and Universal Work Lists. Now, let’s dig deep. Shall we?

How to Add a Custom Workflow in SAP Fiori Approve Requests

With the SAP Fiori Approve Requests, you can add individual workflow tasks to approve them. Plus, you can even add custom workflow scenarios to approve the SAP Fiori requests. I’d recommend to go Live with the generic contents of Approve Requests, to make the whole approval process a lot easier. The user can develop a custom app or simply moderate or enhance the existing app, if UI screens and other additional features are required in the process.

These days, the SAP customers look for a unified inbox as per their requirement, where all the team members and users can manage work items and have access to these items from any location (even remote), with the best user experience on all of the devices. So, the productivity of the end users is increased while the complexity of the business gets reduced. One of the best solutions that meets all the kinds of work needs and requirements is the – My Inbox App of SAP Fiori.

How to Build Custom Workflows with My Inbox App?

First things first. How does the My Inbox App work? Well, My Inbox App is a Transaction Fiori App that processes workflow tasks from SAP Business Process Management (BPM), SAP Business Workflow or even third-party providers, on the basis of the decisions pre-defined in the backend server. SAP has out-of-the-box integration with SAP Business Workflow and SAP BPM.

With the My Inbox App, users can:

  • Add attachments and post comments.
  • Share the tasks through Emails or SAP Jam.
  • Filter and sort data displayed on the app.
  • Choose multiple requests for approval or rejection.

Prerequisites for Implementation

There are a couple of prerequisites that you should consider before you implement the My Inbox App. And the prerequisites are as follows:

  • If you have a server of SAP NetWeaver of 7.4 or higher, then get UIX01CA1 100 SP 05 (App Component) and IW_PGW 100 SP 07 for SAP Gateway.
  • For the backend server, get a SAP EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SPS 15 for the Business Process Management support.
  • If your frontend server is lower than SAP NetWeaver 7.4, then try to get SAP Gateway 2.0 SPS 10 and UI Add-on for SAP NetWeaver 7.30 SPS 10 or higher.
  • Just in case if your backend server is on a lower version than 7.4, then you must get the SAP Gateway Component of SAP IW BEP 200 SP 10 and install it on the server.
  • And lastly, make sure you have all the updates checked and installed before starting the implementation of the My Inbox App.

#Insight

SAP Business Workflow is a cross-application tool that is used to automate various business processes to make the process simple and easy to execute. Usually, the workflow maps the business processes in the system and then puts them under the workflow system. The workflows can be used for anything from an approval process to little complex business processes.

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in SAP or just getting started with Workflow in SAP Fiori. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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Business

SES 79: Passive Income Streams to make $1000+ per month – Learn with me!

Let’s face it. We all wish to make extra money at every point in life. Working 9 to 5 was never the only job to support your family, cover your expenses and monthly bills. But we’re afraid and we think we don’t have a choice.

Do you know the secret behind making extra rather, more and more money (probably more than your monthly salary)?? It’s cultivating and nurturing your streams for passive income to get you extra income. Some people have already done it and have quit their daily jobs too!

Think about it. Your passive income streams make money while you sleep! Isn’t that a forever dream we all wish to have?

So, following are the top 10 ways to start generating passive income for yourself, some of which are my personas income streams, too. Let’s go, then.

1. Publish an E-book

Writing a book may sound little tough for the newbies and beginners, but for the bloggers, it’s damn easy. Writing an e-book won’t get you good income, unless and until you promote and advertise it very well. Making a Paperback version of the e-book also helps, but an e-book gets more number of sales because it is priced low.

If you have an email list, you can directly advertise and sell your e-book to your subscribers or your email lists. In order to learn something new, the online courses usually range from $75 to $1000. While the e-books just costs less than $10, which makes it the easiest option to make good sales, and hence, a lot of extra income.

2. Polls/Surveys

There’s a million things you can do on the internet and get paid for it. Don’t trust me? Well, many students and retired professionals earn a decent of extra income every month by taking surveys regularly, taking polls on given topics time-to-time, watch videos and ads, or simply by surfing the internet.

It only depends on the genuine and appropriate websites you sign up for. Only those can get you a side-income, instead of applying for all of them on the internet.

3. Online Courses

If you think you have knowledge on a certain topic and you believe it can be helpful to others, then you can collect that knowledge and produce it in the form of an online course.

One of my online courses on UdemySAP Screen Personas Beginner’s Level Edition

The best platforms available on the internet to create your online courses and make money out of them for life are – Udemy and Teachable.

4. Affiliate Marketing

You can start affiliate marketing immediately if you have a blog running or a website for your business. Affiliate marketing is proven to be one of the best options to earn huge money online, and that too quicker if you do it right.

When you advertise an affiliate product online on your blog or to your email lists, and when your audience click and land on the landing page or sales page of the product through your link (affiliate link), then you get a commission for the same after the sales.

5. Promote Your Blog

You can put a good number of ads in your blog, if you have a great audience and subscribers for your blog. You can advertise various products (affiliate as well), either at the bottom of each page or on the side-bar/side-column. By doing so, you can get paid per view or per click for each ad. Thus, you can generate a pretty decent chunk of income from your blog’s ad revenue.

6. Become an Influencer

This option is a fairly good option when it comes to earning on the go, like literally, specially when you have a huge social media following. By being a social media influencer, you can get paid for marketing a product or doing and advertising campaign for a firm or company.

Many social media influencers make tonnes of money by combining their own blogs/vlogs (ads + affiliate links) with the marketing campaigns they promote, which for the long run, provides a consistent income, if scaled properly and regularly.

7. Invest in Day Trading

In case you’re new to day trading, it is a consistent practice of buying and selling more than one security positions in a single day of trading. Give yourself a good amount of time in learning all the concepts and terms about trading from the scratch and start practice on a demo account.

With day trading, you can deal with hundreds of shares with leverage, and get a consistent small profit on each trade ($2 – $5). Once, you practice for a long time, you can take positions on the basis of a stock’s probable price direction and position in that particular trading period.

8. Invest in Bonds & Stocks

You can generate a huge capital income or dividends, if you invest in stocks, bonds and equities. There are many stock brokers available on the internet to start with. So after doing your research, you can begin investing in the commodities on the basis of the commission rates.

9. Rent Your Property

If you have a property that you no longer use, like an old house, you can list it out on AirBnb or you can rent it out to your friend or colleagues who are looking for ready-to-move rented apartments. Renting the extra bedroom with your colleagues can get you a passive income for a long run.

While with Airbnb, you can become a host yourself and make anywhere from $500 to $1000 every month without any big efforts, which can help you as a side-income to cover your bills.

10. Merchandise on CafePress

This is a great way to earn a passive income if you’re good at graphic designing or you’ve had experience in designing for your past projects or business.

Design every item on-demand and if your customers aren’t satisfied with the product after the purchase, CafePress comes with a Return/Exchange option for 30-days period. Unleash your creative side and let your customers buy your merchandise with your designs. Also, the platform has a strong back-end customer support team to take care of everything. This way, you can easily earn commissions quickly and steadily.

Thus, there were some of the genuine and best ways to make a passive income of $1000 every month online. If you wish to begin cultivating any of these income streams, it will end up bringing in loads of income, which is the major reason why people these days quit their regular 9-5 jobs and make money on the internet while they sleep!

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in understanding how to cultivate your passive income streams to help you generate $1000/month and change your life drastically. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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SAP

SES 78: Get More Customers with SAP Customer Data Cloud

Did you know that you can grow your business to a wider range of audience and build customer relationships with the help of SAP Customers Data Cloud? For all the small-scale businesses and B2B businesses, it is a boon. If you’re planning to start a business soon, or are running one, and if you aren’t using SAP Customer Data Cloud to grow your audience network, then you’re really missing out on something big for your business!

First things, first. Let’s understand what’s SAP Customer Data Cloud and benefits of the same. We’ll also dig more into the product to understand how one can incorporate for their own B2B businesses.

SAP Customer Data Cloud helps in individual users and businesses attract and engage customers in a secure cloud environment from any kind of risks from third-parties, while making business processes more comprehensible with utmost clarity.

Features of SAP Customer Data Cloud

  • High-End Security: Stop worrying about your customer’s data and protect all the data yourself starting from identity properties or features, account and confidential data security, get protection DDoS attacks and data harvesting. In case of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, SAP Customer Data Cloud solutions change to a secondary location to filter and direct malicious requests back to the primary data center.
  • Enhance Your Conversion Rates: With features like social login workflows to store customer data and intuitive user registration, SAP Customer Data Cloud makes it convenient and easy for users and B2B business owners to drive more and more customers and get them onboard ASAP for the next business deal or collaboration.
  • Top-Notch Authentication Model: SAP Customer Data Cloud is preferred by the huge number of businesses all over the world because of the features like Open ID Connect Data Federation Standards, password strong authentication options, and customized & better omni-channel plans with single sign-on.
  • Strong Customers Relationship & Trust: At every checkpoint where the customer’s permission is required, SAP Customer Data Cloud saves the customer’s consent choices and preferences and stores them in an audit-ready vault for up to 7 years.
  • Deployment for Cloud: Make your business fast and efficient by running business services on the top-notch shared cloud structure, thereby reducing IT expenses and improving security of data.
  • Powerful Data Management: SAP Customer Data Cloud stores permits and choices of the customers in the customer lifecycle via secured centralized data governance and orchestration.

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  • Customer-Centric Control: Give your customers the customized preference center that allows them to exercise their data subject rights, precisely for data protection regulations, using SAP Customer Data Cloud.
  • Extra in-depth Insights: With SAP Customer Data Cloud, get spontaneous data analytics on your customers in order to have strong customer relationships and keep a check on your ad account while optimizing your marketing.
  • Business Simplification: Make your business simpler and clearer by preventing big IT complexities with policy-based control access and organizational management access. Using the product, you can even delete friction from user journeys with features like delegated administration, single sign-on and progressive profiling.

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in SAP or just getting started with SAP Customer Data Cloud. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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Marketing

SES 77: How to Launch a Profitable Digital Product?

These days, selling digital products has become one of the top businesses for all kinds of freelancers, individuals, marketers, home makers, and students. This business of selling digital products has actually helped millions of people all over the world earn a stable passive income every month. Some even do it full-time after quitting their jobs and make this business as their sole income stream for life, since they’ve found success in their businesses.

A wide variety of platforms and tools available on the internet, it is now easy for anyone to build and sell their own digital products like E-books, Slideshow, Online Courses, How-to videos and even Video Tutorials. Even if you have a dedicated team for the product launch and marketing, but without proper planning, you won’t be able to get the success that your product is capable of bringing in. So, today I’ll break down the the key steps for a profitable digital product launch.

  • Product Quality: The first and foremost important thing for a profitable launch is to have a high-quality unique product that your customers would like to buy from you. Make sure to create a digital product that’s in-line with the issues faced by your customers and something which solves their problems. The digital product you create will be successful and profitable for you and your business, if it addresses and resolved problems of a large number of people. So, plan out your product accordingly, because building any product will not be useful as it won’t reach many people to generate you sales.
  • The Right Platform: There are a number of options available on the internet today, in terms of the platform for your digital products. But, choosing the right platform is very critical as it will get you maximum conversions, thus, maximum sales. Having a running blog or a website with a good number of subscribers in the email list, is proved to be really beneficial to get sales for your digital product. Selling your digital products gets easier if you have subscribers or target audience in the email lists. Also, make sure to design an attractive sales page or a sales funnel, in order to make it easy for the viewers or buyers to navigate and order your product right after the landing page (sales page).
  • Plan a Kickass Marketing Strategy: In the planning phase, this one’s highly important. Plan out a strategy that not just outlines your advertising or marketing strategies respective to various channels or networks, but also maximizes your chance of attracting a huge number of customers for your products. Build your own community of brands or startups working in your niche and understand their promotion strategies. Sharing your digital products with other brands or entrepreneurs might get you new buyers or customers. Another option for easy and quick marketing, is to join a group or a community on Facebook to advertise your digital products. People might not buy it in the first instant, but will surely share with their connections/friends or network, that will eventually boost your strategy even more.
  • Easy-Breezy Customer Relationship: Building a strong customer relationship is important for any kind of business. And so is creating an easy buying experience for the customers. Creating an attractive sales page is one thing, but it won’t help your business, if the sales page doesn’t provide an easy-breezy buying experience to the customers. Options like beautiful landing page to describe your digital product, easy & safe payment methods, speedy checkout and finally delivery and quality of the product – these all hold so much significance, since working on all of them can give you a profitable launch of your digital product.
  • Support: Your job isn’t done, once the customer buys the product and you deliver it to them. It even continues after the sale is made, which many businesses lack, because of which the customers switch to other businesses with customer support and feedback. Listening to the customer’s feedback, answering their questions (if any), and providing them some premium offers or deals – this is what the customers looks forward to and expects from sales. Thus, after sales support is also way too important.

The above pointers that I’ve described are the areas to must keep in mind, before creating a digital product, in order to have a crazy profitable launch. All of them make up for a successful product launch strategy, that’s required for a digital product launch.

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in understanding how to create a digital product and how to launch a profitable digital product for your business. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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Business

SES 76: How to Start a Business NO Money?

Have you heard someone say, “I don’t have enough money to start a business, but I have ideas for my business”? Starting any kind of business is little easy when you have a good bank balance or some funds for your business. Initial funding is helpful if you’re thinking to start a product-based business.

Thus, today I’m going to tell you the truth which you probably know it already or maybe you don’t want to hear it. But either way, if you’re thinking of starting a business for yourself with no money, or planning to start making money for your business, then you should know all your options. And truth is that you should think of getting a job – a part-time or a full-time job. Yes, getting a job or having a job purely means a constant flow of money to your bank every month, which gives you financial stability. Plus, you can always start any kind of business, with your savings or once you have sufficient funds to start one.

I understand the whole “I don’t want to work for someone else” and “I want to become my own boss”. But trust me, it becomes a lot easier if you have a job and have some money to begin your business. You might have heard – Having a job makes you less desperate to get a job anywhere. This principle works for all fields, irrespective of the job types. If you’re already working or have a job, then you have confidence required for the next job; you have the right kind of mindset to get a job. If you have a job but you don’t have enough savings or money to start your business, then you can get a loan from a bank.

If you have a certain amount of funds coming in (perhaps from a job that you’re doing), then you’d know that you don’t really crave for that money, rather you’d know that you need it for your business, as you want to become your own boss. Once you’re content with your aim in life and the job that you’re doing, you can have your bills covered and support yourself financially, which will make you free and independent. That way, you can successfully initiate your own business from the scratch.

The constant money flowing or coming in from your job, will be useful to support your business you wish to launch, since you’ll be able to start a business quickly and efficiently, plus you’ll be able to invest in all the aspects of your business, instead of taking loans from the bank.

Investing in a business can take up any form. Let’s say you want to invest in hiring a good talent to advertise your business and make your business a big brand, or a designer to design your business’s website, or even a graphic designing. Purchasing a software for your business, or buying a subscription, can be called investments for your business. Thus, the more you invest in your business, the quicker it will grow. The amount of time your business will take to grow into a huge brand and reach thousands of customers worldwide, totally depends on how much you spend or invest in your business.

Money’s flowing in, now what?

So, once you have a job that gives you financial stability and once you have enough funds raise to start your business, become your own boss, what should you do? What to do next? The next step before starting a business, is to get a valuable skill, something that you can offer to the clients or customers for your business. Make sure to learn a high-paying skill that will either make your customer’s life easy, or help a client make significantly more profit using your skill. FYI, these are not the easy skills, we’re talking about the high-paying skills to acquire. Because if the skills were very easy to acquire for a business, or to get clients, then everybody would have these skills and they wouldn’t be valuable any more. Learn and acquire a skill that’s not easy to find on the internet for free, very rare and something that will make you distinguish from other or your competitors in the market, using which you’ll be able to provide value to others. By learning and eventually mastering these high-paying skills will transform you and your business valuable for the clients or companies and will also boost your earning potential.

Once you’ve learnt the skill necessary for your business to attract clients, start practicing for free for some period of time, in the beginning. Why? Because you need to be good at it. You should be good at what you do and what you do, based on which you’ll be able to attract clients easily and charge them accordingly with time. Acquiring a skill is an easy step, but learning each and every aspect of it and mastering the skill is tricky and tough too, which is why people usually give up after a certain time when they get no leads or no business.

Besides your regular day job, I’d suggest freelancing too, whenever you get time (after work, or weekends), which will keep your finances flowing at a constant rate. When you develop or build a content that helps people and also demonstrates your niche or your expertise, then you’ll naturally attract clients. These clients will be able to see how good you are at what you do, which is why they’d love to hire you to work with you again in the future.

Therefore, the major step in making money, starting your own business and becoming your own boss, is to freelance and work on the side. Don’t quit your regular job (day job) yet, so that you have money flowing in consistently.

Ways to Starting a Business

Let’s say you’re working for your regular day job, and also freelancing on the side. Then, you’ll have two options for starting your own business.

  • Option 1: Try to get more and more number of individual clients to hire you for your services from freelancing, so that you earn enough money to support your business or simply make money equivalent to what you earn at your day job.
  • Option 2: You can determine or calculate the reasonable amount of money that you’d need to support your business, and once you’ve crossed that threshold level, you can quit your day job.

So, now you have wide options as per your budget as to which option you’re comfortable with. You can decide then whether you want to earn just enough money from freelancing for your business, or simply as much as you want from your freelancing projects. Continue this process until you’ve sufficient income coming in to support your business and cover all your bills.

Working as a freelancer you’ll be able to work for your business full-time and grow your business and make it a huge brand. This whole process not just gives you initial funding to start your business, but it also gives you enough confidence for various number of opportunities available for you in the market. Now, you can either continue freelancing projects on the side for financial stability, or you can start hiring people for your business and scale it to whole new level. Plus, you can always enhance your skills and implement them into your business to grow your business bigger and better.

I hope you’ll find this blog helpful if you’re interested in launching your own business in any niche of your choice, or if you have very less budget to no funds at all to start a business. Do share this blog with your friends or family, who you think are planning to start their business in the near future and you think this article will be really helpful to them. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog yet, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day (6 days a week!). So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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SAP

SES 75: Getting Started with SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Did you know that you could quickly begin your SAP implementation and drive ROI by partnering with the industry experts or engineers and consultants all around the world, to support your SAP implementation? And did you know that you could do all that using SAP Cloud Platform Integration?

A service of SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite that connects processes and data for diverse scenarios including application-to-application, business-to-business and business-to-government.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration, which was formerly called SAP HANA Cloud Integration, is a technology integration which is used for integration purposes of data and processes between SAP Cloud Apps and On-Premise Business Solutions. When it comes to changing your business in the most effective way possible, with the custom application development and support and guidance from industry experts – it all boils down to SAP Cloud Platform Integration.

Working with an SAP Customer or a Client can become little difficult, especially to keep the performance high and maintain it at that peak. Some SAP live projects do require constant support along with innovation hacks or strategies, embedded teams and self-service portals for help, every now and then.

Thus, SAP Cloud Platform Integration lets you concentrate on your customer relationships and business, by keeping all your data safe secure. So, you don’t have to worry about the information during and post the implementation.

SAP Cloud Platform Integration also comes with the amazing reliability on data security in either the cloud or on-premise. It also makes the cloud integration very simple and reliable for SAP cloud customers, by allowing out-of-the-box connection from cloud to on-premise solutions.

Prerequisites for SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Make sure you have all the prerequisites before buying and running the SAP Cloud Platform Integration in to your system, in order to ensure smooth functioning. In order to get additional connection for SAP Cloud Platform Integration service you need to have SAP Cloud Platform Integration, DI edition or SAP Cloud Platform Integration, PI edition. Here, a connection refers to the association between two unique end points.

Advantages of SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Now, let’s dive into some of the advantages of SAP Cloud Platform Integration.

  • Quicker and Higher ROI: Once you’re either certified or trained in SAP Cloud Platform, you’ll not only be able to work with SAP customers globally, but you’ll also be able to run implementations on the SAP systems in a lesser time compared to other usual implementation methods.
  • High Flexibility with Low Costs: As a consultant or a developer, your whole and sole job in SAP Cloud Platform Integration will be to work with SAP customers and implement enterprise solutions or services and get higher and efficient performance with high flexibility. This even allows lower overall costs for a business.
  • Sharp your IT Skills: SAP Cloud Platform Integration allows the user to optimize business methods via data functions, thereby reducing the borrowing & integration costs and enhancing the cash flow in the business. Thus, as a user you can get good expertise in terms of spending on mainly IT skills and aspects of IT and the platform also totally removes the need to buy third-party software in the market.
  • Support for Business: With the help of SAP Cloud Platform Integration, one can rest assure for the business, as far as SAP HANA is concerned to integrate business processes.
  • Higher Productivity: The SAP Cloud Platform Integration comes with built-in higher productivity and better efficiency for operations.

Thus, SAP Cloud Platform Integration plays a crucial in SAP Businesses, since almost all of the SAP clients and customers support their on-premise and cloud setups. The professionals who are certified in SAP Cloud Platform Integration have better judgement than others which eventually becomes useful for decision-making process in the business.

You can now get SAP Cloud Platform Integration for your system. You can now synchronize all the data and applications safely and reliably with the help of the product integration content that’s included in the SAP Cloud Platform Integration license.

Now, buy the SAP Cloud Platform Integration licenses with as low as $385 license/month (taxes included at checkout) and connect all your cloud apps with other SAP and third-party apps in cloud and on-premise!

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Marketing

SES 74: Want to Grow Your Email List? Use my Email Marketing Hack!

Email marketing is highly adaptable, no matter what business. You can build emails to advertise your business or to promote the services and products. You can do so by targeting social media channels to have larger audience base. Being totally inexpensive is its biggest advantage and that’s one of the reasons why email marketing is preferred these days in all sectors. So, you can easily implement email marketing system for your company or business and cast it according to your business plan.  

Benefits of Email Marketing

  • Easy to Use: It’s damn easy to run any email marketing campaign for you and also for your customers, as they’ll easily get what you’re trying to talk about or trying to promote in the email.
  • Tracking Insights: You can always be assured that your campaign is going strong. How? As with any email marketing platform, you’ll be able to see demographics of your audience, number of clicks and the number of visitors and buyers on your landing page or the website.
  • Absolutely Inexpensive: Compared to other marketing tools and platforms available online, email marketing is cheaper. So, a lot of your money is saved.

No matter what type of organization you run, email marketing can help you connect and grow your audience and convert prospects into loyal customers – at a fraction of the cost of most other marketing channels. In fact, email marketing is one of the most effective marketing channels that exists. Did you know that for every $1 you invest in email marketing you get $44 in return?

Some of the ways you can grow your email list include: Free E-Books & Guides (free content to the world), Affiliate Links, Webinars, Pop-Ups, Ads on the Blog/Website, Giveaways, or even Guest Blog Posting as a Contributor to someone else’s Blog.

Email marketing allows you to build relationships and brand recognition, further educate your email subscribers, and promote events and sales. Plus, it’s easy to align your email content with social media. And with the right tools and support at your fingertips, you can achieve all of that – no design or coding experience needed. I’ve been using AWeber since quite some time as it’s the best so far compared to others that I’ve tested. AWeber is an easy-to-use email marketing tool that allows business owners and entrepreneurs to cultivate relationships with their customers.

Since 1998, AWeber has been the email engine powering the growth of organizations around the world, including leading sites like Social Media Examiner and ProBlogger and industry influencers such as Peter Shankman and Ann Handley.

Today, more than 120,000 small- and mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs, agencies and non-profits are making the most of AWeber’s sophisticated segmentation and analytics capabilities, extensive template libraries and industry-leading deliverability and live support.

The team at AWeber is happy to help you grow with email marketing. And they’re with you when you need them – 7 days a week – so you’ll never have to figure it out alone.

They also have plenty of educational resources, such as: free webinars, how-to guides, video tutorials and an award-winning blog that is regularly updated with best practices and advice to help you improve your email marketing. This way, you’ll always find the answers to your questions.

I hope you’ll find this blog useful if you’re interested in email marketing or you’re looking for an email marketing platforms for your business. If you haven’t already subscribed to the blog, I’d request you to do so, as we publish great content on SAP, Online Marketing and Business every single day. So, make sure you never miss an update from us.

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Business

SES 73: Significance of a Landing Page in a Business

Did you know around 71% of all major B2B Businesses use Landing Pages to generate prospects or leads for their businesses? Landing page is damn important and has been a hot topic of discussion for businesses since few years now. Businesses using landing pages are proven to generate more business, and thus, more revenue!

For those newbies out there who don’t know what I’m talking about, a landing page is a web page designed by a developer or a business, in order to drive more traffic, get more number of sales, improve their SEO and therefore, build their brand even stronger in the market. A landing page is designed and developed in a way that it attracts customers or viewers and compels them to take action for your products or services. A landing page is different from the home page serving solely one purpose for the viewer or customer. It can be designed in a way that it gives the visitor some context for your products or services. For many businesses today, landing pages provide any kind of offer or a limited offer deal for your customers or buyers.

Is Landing Page Important? Why should I use one?

Designed a full-fledged website for your business? Good job! So now it’s time to convert those deals or offers into sales. If you’ve been thinking of a way to get those sales and hit those numbers in the revenue, then developing a landing page is highly recommended.

There’s a myth or a misunderstanding actually that designing landing pages take so much of time and are difficult to maintain. This is the major reason why not all the businesses use landing pages in their business. The whole and sole objective behind designing a landing page is to drive and send your viewers from home page or main content page, to the offer page, where they’re compelled or convinced to either purchase the services or products from your brand.

Not all types of landing pages get a great number of sales. Thus, here I’m breaking down the salient features or traits of a landing page. So, make sure if you design a landing page for your business, it serves the following.

Traits and Must-Haves for a Landing Page

  • Clear – Cut Content: The content of a landing page should always be on-point and very clear for the visitors and customers. The main motive behind developing one should be to get the customer what they’re looking for, so they come back for more. Usually, a landing page asks some contact details from the buyer or customer, like legal name, email address and contact number, filling which the buyer gets registered in the business for the specific deal or offer.
  • Get Target-Audience: With the help of customized marketing campaigns, you can concentrate on the customer base and target your audience who you think will buy the end product or services from you or your business. Thus, it is advisable to design a landing page for a specific product for a specific portion of audience, so that you get good number of leads from that particular campaign and landing page.
  • Offers live on Landing Pages: About 64% of the sales generate from the landing pages. So, design a landing page in such a way that it serves your target audience and also gets good sales too. Why does the sales of your offers or deals or limited – period coupons or courses depend on the landing page? Because the offers live on the landing pages, which is why those landing pages with clarity and driving force to turn visitors into buyers, have their offers on them. So, basically you can say a deal or an offer on your website lives on the landing page.
  • Gather Customer Info: The idea behind landing pages is not just to turn the visitors or viewers into buyers, but to gather information from them. The agenda behind gathering customer data is to know what the customer is looking for, why he clicked on the back links or your landing page and how he can turn into your loyal customer for your business long term.
  • Offers within Offer: Once a user click on your landing page, you can provide them with other offers and deals they’d be interested in, or you can ask them to sign up for your email list to receive regular updates about your products or services and your business, or simply drive them to your social media pages or accounts, in order to grow as a business.
  • Hey, say Thank You: Usually, all landing pages come with a ‘Thank You’ page for your customers and visitors. This page is followed right after the offer page. Thus, once the customer likes what you’re offering and buys the product or service from your brand, then he is directed to a ‘Thank You’ page. This is just a tiny gesture, but it shows that your business values the customers, plus a thank you page marks the end of the registration process.

Living in this digital economy and growing as a brand, every business must indulge in landing pages for their businesses, since it is not only beneficial for the customers, but also for the business. The motive behind a landing page is to convert visitors into buyers or customers, and it totally depends how a landing page is designed.

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SAP

SES 72: Extension of Transactional Apps – Part 1

Working in SAP Industry, especially in the Application Development and SAP UI5 or SAP Fiori, you might have created many apps for various purposes. Thus, the main objective of my post is to show you how to create a Transactional App and release or publish in the SAP Fiori Launchpad. So, let’s go!

Steps to Create a New Project Using a Template

  • Using your credentials, log into the SAP Web IDE and choose NEW PROJECT FROM A TEMPLATE.
  • Choose SAP FIORI FULL SCREEN APPLICATION template, and then hit NEXT.
  • Give a PROJECT NAME and thereafter, hit NEXT. Now, select the backend server connection from the dropdown menu and look for the OData Service, SRA018_SO_TRACKING_SRV. Then, hit NEXT.
  • In the PROJECT SETTINGS, enter the following details:
  • Now, select the following details in the PAGE 2 SECTION & NAVIGATION SECTION and hit NEXT.
  • Once done, hit FINISH to finish your project. Thus, this is the detailed procedure of how to create a new project in the Fiori Launchpad using the Template in the system.

You can test the app you create in the SAP Fiori Launchpad using the mock data and also by checking is all the fields show the exact correct data. In order to do so, dive into the the steps for the same.

Steps to Check/Test App Using Mock Data

  • In the library, select the project that you want to test. Let’s say you wish to test TRACKSALESORDER project, then select INDEX.HTML by right-clicking on it.
  • Choose RUN * RUN WITH MOCK DATA.
  • If you want to display all parameters of PAGE 2 and NAVIGATION SECTION, then click on sales order row following the second (next) screen. That’s how you can test all your create apps in the Launchpad. Now, comes the deploying part of the apps.

Deployment of Apps to the Backend Server

In order to understand how to deploy app to the backend server, let’s dig deep:

  • Click on your project and choose DEPLOY * DEPLOY TO SAPUI5 ABAP REPOSITORY.
  • Provide any DESCRIPTION, NAME and PACKAGE for the same.
  • Select FINISH to complete the project.

Thus, this is how you can deploy an app in the SAP Fiori Launchpad to the Backend Server. For any queries, drop us a line below in the comments section!

How to Publish an App to SAP Fiori Launchpad?

Following are the steps to publish an App to the SAP Fiori Launchpad:

  • Log into the SAP Server using your credentials and with the help of transaction (Tcode) SICF, test the app you have deployed and want to add in the SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  • Now, build a new launchpad using transaction LPD_CUST.
  • Provide the application URL parameters for your app. Now, provide APPLICATION ALIAS and SAP UI5 component details.
  • Create a new catalog in SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  • Fill in these details in the new target mapping:
  • Now, create a new tile and select a new icon and provide the details like TITLE, SEMANTIC OBJECT and ACTION.
  • Once you build a new role in the ABAP system, assign launchpad catalog and user to the role. Now, you should be able to see the new Sales Order Tracker App that you created in the catalog.
  • Finally, add the app into any group or simply MY HOME group and launch the app.

Thus, by now you’ve seen how to build and deploy a transactional app to the ABAP server and finally, publish it into the SAP Fiori Launchpad.

I hope you’ll find my blog useful and beneficial if you’re interested in SAP or working in SAP or planning to switch to SAP. I’ve worked on many SAP Live Projects with many clients (for contracts) and I still work with a few on contractual basis. I’ve to say, I’m learning every single day.

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