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Use Event-Oriented Reporting to Automatically Send Information or Trigger an Action

Use these techniques to automatically send alerts or perform tasks such as listing projects that exceeded budget. Most R/3 standard reports are time-based. They show you the status of a financial object over time — the revenue variance from budget at the end of May, or the cumulative indirect expenses up to the end of...

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Understanding the SAP Parallel Valuation Function

Learn how you can use this not-well-understood function to allow a single goods movement of a single material to trigger multiple and simultaneous postings to the G/L. This article offers a simple explanation of a confusing functionality called “Parallel Valuation,” whose purpose is to allow a single goods movement of a single material to trigger…...

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How to Configure Asset Management for the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002

Step-by-step instructions for allowing companies that use R/3 to accommodate this new law providing post 9-11 tax relief. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, and its debilitating effects on the American economy led the United States Congress to pass an economic stimulus bill known as the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002…....

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How to Add Fields to Any Fixed Asset Report

If your requirements for a custom fixed asset report involve only the addition of fields, then all you need to do is this quick two-step process. Project teams face a common dilemma when it comes to reporting requirements. Almost always, the system-delivered reports are not exactly what the end user wanted. In some cases, the…...

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Nathan Genez is an SAP FI/CO- and SAP BW-certified consultant who has worked with SAP ERP since 1996, with an emphasis on the capital accounting modules: PS, IM, and FI-AA. A former platinum consultant with SAP America, Inc., he has worked with SAP BW since release 1.2B. He is currently a managing partner at Serio Consulting in Houston, Texas.



Ask the FI/CO Expert: Changing an Active "Group Currency" Setting with the SLO (System Landscape Optimization) Toolkit

Your only option for changing your group currency might be to use SAP’s SLO, which provides tools to deal with change to production R/3 systems. On the surface, this month’s question seems to deal with the topic of euro conversions in the FI module. However, according to our guest expert, ICM America Managing Director Ali…...

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A Seven-Phase Methodology for Managing Your Next SAP Application Development Project

/Project ManagementCustom development projects can be undermined by a variety of factors, such as faulty software, unhappy users, lack of documentation, and so on. This article presents a methodology to help you identify, define, and solve the true problem, use the right tools for the job, and build the right solution the first time. It…...

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Improve Testing by Tracing ABAP Program Execution: Take a Closer Look with the Coverage Analyzer

Even the most extensive testing doesn’t catch everything in your system, and some elusive error always seems to be lurking in the shadows. As of Release 6.10, with the ABAP Coverage Analyzer, you can improve the quality of your ABAP programs by making your testing more effective. This article shows you how by discussing what…...

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Calling BAPIs from the SAP Web Application Server

With the SAP Web Application Server 6.10, you can build state-of-the-art web applications in ABAP. Some of the web applications that you want to build will be unrelated to the SAP application components, but in many cases you will need some access to the SAP application functionality. This article shows you, step-by-step, how to find…...

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A Programmer's Guide to the New Exception-Handling Concept in ABAP

Errors happen. There are few things more certain than that in software development. Programmers must account for this inevitability and determine what should happen once an error has occurred. This article presents a new exception-handling concept in ABAP that has been introduced with Release 6.10. It provides detailed explanations of how to work with the…...

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