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Cure Your Cost Allocation Fears: Overcoming the Four Causes of CO Module "Activities Phobia"

The “activities” functionality in the CO module is a powerful allocation tool, but many sites fail to take full advantage of it due to confusion. The author clears up this confusion by explaining its root causes. The Controlling (CO) functionality known as “activities” is potentially the most useful allocation tool in the module. This tool...

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Ask the FI/CO Expert: "How Can You Segregate the Expected Inbound Freight Costs in Manufactured Goods' Standard Cost Estimates?"

You can highlight estimated inbound freight costs in a Product Cost Estimate without having to do convoluted workarounds. The solution is the standard R/3 option called “Delivery Costs.” Learn what the Delivery Costs option is and how you can activate it. Key Concept   This month’s “Ask the Expert” question is one that several people…...

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BAPI Return Messages Made Easy

As a developer, you know that proper error handling is one of the keys to a stable application with low maintenance cost. If you develop BAPI-enabled components and applications this means that you need to know how to deal with BAPI Return messages. This article describes in detail how BAPIs inform you about success and…...

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Optimize Database Access and Increase System Performance Through More Efficient ABAP Programming

One of the most common reasons for slow-running ABAP programs is long-running SQL statements, which can cause over-consumption of database and network resources, and ultimately, decreased performance. So how can you prevent your SQL statements from causing this? This article provides an overview of database access optimization. It discusses the various techniques available for speeding…...

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Simplify Your Accounts Payable Design: Eliminate the SAP Online Check Register!

Disabling the A/P Online Check Register is possible and it has some real advantages. Doing so returns tasks such as cashing, voiding, and research to standard transactions in the G/L. As a result, you can achieve benefits such as simplification of reconciling to the bank’s records and making it easier to fix check-printing errors. The…...

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