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Use the SIS Data Warehouse for Management Reporting

Do you need custom ABAP programs to produce management reports that show sales bookings? You have an alternative in the Sales Information System data warehouse. By using it, not only will your management reports execute faster, but you’ll have the ability to do exception reporting, too. A common business requirement is to report monthly sales...

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Mitresh Kundalia
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Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.



Understanding PP Integration to Product Costing: What Do the Terms "Origin" and "Parameter" Mean?

FI practitioners are often confused by two vocabulary terms in the Production Planning module: origin and parameter. Understanding what they represent will give them a clearer picture of what their integration options are for PP. The author, a PP specialist, defines the two terms and walks the readers through the different places in R/3 where…...

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Understand RCA Concepts to More Easily Evaluate Your Ever-Expanding CO Module Functionality Options

SAPexperts’FinancialsSince 1998, SAP has supported more than one costing philosophy in the R/3 CO module. This means that the CO user/designer has more and potentially confusing options when making scope decisions. The author focuses on one of those costing philosophies–Resource Consumption Accounting–and compares it to the better understood full absorption accounting so that you better…...

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Avoid User Confusion by Reconciling Reports Containing SD, FI, and PCA Data with KEAT

CO-PA produces different period-end billing numbers than do the SD, FI, and PCA modules for the same period. This is because CO-PA looks ahead and sometimes estimates numbers that are not seen in the other modules until later. This confuses many users who needlessly resort to manual reconciliation. A new transaction, KEAT, reconciles the period…...

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Create Great Custom Report Design Specs for Your ABAP Team Using Table COEP

Sometimes the only way to meet a CO reporting requirement is to have your ABAP team generate a custom program. The integrity and performance of that program depends on the quality of the instructions you give the team. Table COEP plays an important role here, because its indexes will help ensure good report response time…...

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PDK Installation and Customization for SSO Access to SAP Systems: Essential Lessons for Developers and Implementation Teams

In SAP’s Enterprise Portal, iViews provide an integrated view of the business information that is vital to your organization. While SAP offers ready-made iViews, to fully realize the benefits you will want to build iViews customized to your particular organization. The Portal Development Kit (PDK) is SAP’s platform for building custom Java iViews. This article…...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning for a Successful OS/DB Migration Project

/Project ManagementAre you an administrator or project manager on the verge of an OS or DB migration? If so, you have a lot of planning ahead of you and a lot of work to do, and you are likely under enormous pressure to complete the migration as fast as possible using a minimum number of…...

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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.



Mastering the asXML Format to Leverage ABAP-XML Serialization

As every SAP developer knows, exchanging data with other applications and systems is simply a fact of everyday life. But implementation can be complex, even for experienced ABAP programmers. Release 6.10 now comes with a powerful feature that provides support for open, standards-based data exchange – ABAP-XML serialization. Its power derives in part from the…...

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