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The End-User Side: Tips and Tricks for "Erasing" A/P Check Numbering Mistakes from the R/3 Online Check Register!

As users of the A/P module’s Automatic Payment Print Program know all too well, if a run of consecutive checks is mistakenly sent to be printed on ordinary paper, R/3 proceeds to update the Check Register, even though none of the erroneous checks can ever be used. This article shows how to recover from such...

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Gain Control of Unresolved A/R Documents or Accounts with the Deduction Management Component

The Deduction Management Component is a “bolt on” product provided by SAP’s Global Solution Center to enhance the functionality of the SAP R/3 Accounts Receivable module. This article describes how A/R and Credit groups, when faced with customers who do not pay their Total Amount Due, can gain control of complex resolution issues by using…...

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Ask the FI/CO Expert: "Is CATT the Best Tool for Changing Field Values in Master Data Records Automatically, or Is There a Less Cumbersome Way to Get the Job Done?"

“Ask the FI/CO Expert” is a monthly Q&A column where readers can ask FI/CO Expert senior consultants questions on difficulties they’ve encountered using R/3 functionality. The question for this month’s column concerns doing mass updates to accounting information on customer masters. A guest FI/CO Expert senior consultant from ICM America carefully details, step by step,…...

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Tips and Tricks from the Trenches

This is a monthly column where SAP Financials product manager, Gary Fullmer, shares tips and tricks from SAP experts, including SAP product managers and SAP consultants, on ways current FI/CO capabilities can be more fully utilized and expanded. For this first column, a senior FI/CO configurator and former SAP FI/CO platinum consultant discusses some useful…...

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An Invaluable Real-World Performance Tip They Don't Teach Implementation Teams and Designers in CO-PA Class: "Characteristic Group"

The most common “Characteristics” that report readers like to have associated with revenue or cost data in CO-PA include Product #s, Customer #s, Sales Representatives ID #s, and Locations. But depending on the kind of revenue or cost that is being updated to CO-PA, there may be a business need to record other “Characteristics” at…...

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Demystifying CO Module "Actual Costs" and "Actual Revenues"

Within the CO module, the data values “Actual Costs” and “Actual Revenues” have additional meaning not always found in other modules (such as Profit Center Accounting, Special Ledger, and Costing-Based Profitability Analysis). For FI/CO report users and developers, it is sometimes confusing how such a common, everyday word, “Actual,” can represent a very uncommon, special…...

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A Developer's Guide to Creating Powerful and Flexible Web Applications with the New Web Application Builder

AG Release 6.10 introduces the SAP Web Application Server (Web AS), the successor to the SAP Basis system. The Web AS includes native support for Internet protocols such as HTTP, and a brand-new development model called Business Server Pages (BSPs) for building web applications that can dynamically access SAP data. This article guides you step…...

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A Homogeneous System Copy in 60 Minutes? It Can Be Done!

A system copy is a very handy thing to have around. You can use it to support upgrades, set up a training system, or refresh your quality assurance system on a regular basis, for example. But making a system copy is a difficult and time-consuming endeavor, and the bigger the database, the more difficult and…...

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Bert Vanstechelman
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Bert Vanstechelman has more than 15 years of experience in SAP Basis consulting, running all kinds of SAP versions in combination with all possible databases and operating systems supported by SAP. He specializes in SAP release upgrades and Unicode conversions. Bert is the author of the following SAP PRESS books: SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide, The OS/DB Migration Project Guide, and mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide.



Looking Forward to the Unicode Advantage: Internationalization and Integration

Unicode is an international character-encoding scheme that is used by modern standards such as HTML and XML, and in programming languages such as Java and ABAP 6.10, to enable global, multilingual Internet data communication and systems integration. This article will help managers, administrators, and developers assess whether the newer SAP Unicode systems fit their specific…...

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