Ask the FI/CO Expert: Even in Release 4.6, Your End Users' Choice of an A/R Posting Key Has a Surprising Impact on Standard Reports Such as the "Customer Analysis" Net Sales Columns

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  1. Streamlining End to End Supply Chain with Rodan+Fields

    When global growth is your target, avoid manual processes that slow your progress and compound complexities. Facing widespread challenges in order fulfillment and supply planning, Rodan+Fields (R+F) needed to make a change. Rapid growth and a global reach led this skincare manufacturing and distribution company to outgrow its mostly manual processes. The company’s legacy processes…...…
  2. Ask the FI/CO Expert: Even in Release 4.6, Your End Users’ Choice of an A/R Posting Key Has a Surprising Impact on Standard Reports Such as the “Customer Analysis” Net Sales Columns

    A hidden relationship between the data entry field called “posting key” and several R/3 standard reports can affect sales or payment data. Key Concept     Dear FI/CO Expert, Our company offers some of our customers a rebate if their net sales for the year (sales order billings, less any product returns or credit memo…...…
  3. Avoid Pitfalls When Deleting Requests from a BW 3.0B ODS

    SAP has made it much easier to delete individual requests from the ODS in Release 3.0B. The process, however, is not always straightforward and requires some forethought. The author provides advice for avoiding trouble based on his own experience.   SAP has restructured the ODS for BW 3.0B. It now provides much more functionality for…...…
  4. Update Was Terminated: What Every FI/CO User Should Know About This Error Message

    SAP/FinancialsHave you ever seen the message, Update was terminated, and wondered what it meant? Here’s a more worrisome question: Do Your FI users know what to do when they see this message? Have you ever seen the message, Update was terminated, and wondered what it meant? Here’s a more worrisome question: Do your FI users…...…
  5. Find the Hidden Condition Technique in CO-PA and Fine-Tune Your Profitability Analysis

    The CO-PA module has an “if…then” way to say when you want or don’t want certain kinds of revenues and costs calculated and posted (i.e., SAP’s condition technique). It is called “valuation with costing sheet.” Have you ever wished that the CO-PA module had an “if … then” way to say when you want or…...…
  6. Improve the Integrity of Your Electronic Bank Statement Uploads with Search Strings

    A little-known process called “search strings” helps increase the percentage of electronic bank statements (EBS) that post correctly through the upload process. The author illustrates the process by showing how you can use search strings when a single Bank Administration Institute (BAI) code represents two different business transactions for a single bank. The benefits companies…...…
  7. Ask the BW Expert: What Do I Do When BW Can’t Find a Function Module?

    Follow these three steps the next time you get an error message stating that a function module can’t be found. Dear BW Expert, When I try to activate my transfer rules, I get the following error message: RSAOU_BWBC_GET function module not found. How do I proceed? Rupali Da Hi Rupali, The function module RSAOU_BWBC_GET is…...…
  8. Ask the BW Expert: How Do I Map DataSources Back to R/3 Tables and Fields?

    Mapping DataSources back to R/3 is a big problem for everyone working with BW. Unfortunately, there is no general rule to find the fields. Learn how the fields are mapped for certain extractors. Dear BW Expert, I am trying to determine how SAP BW maps the fields defined in InfoSources and DataSources back to R/3…...…
  9. A Strategy for Collecting and Transporting BW Requests

    The author presents an alternative method for collecting and transporting requests using SAP’s BW Transport Connection. The complex models often used for BW implementations require a collection/transport strategy, like the one in this article, for BW requests.   SAP created the Correction and Transport Organizer (CTO) to move configuration settings, programs, and data across different…...…
  10. Create a Web Interface for the BEx Map

    Learn how to use the Web Application Designer to create templates for interactive maps. By using only two settings, you can provide three levels of interactivity.   In “Set Up the BEx Map for Flawless Function in Five Easy Steps,” I showed you how to set up the data for using the BEx Map.1 Now I’ll…...…