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Remunerating Multi-Rated Employees

The problem of employees who are remunerated at multiple rates is not new. To deal with it, the author proposes a model using R/3’s standard HR Personnel Administration (PA), Cross Application Time Sheet system (CATS), and Organizational Management (OM). You are part of the HR/payroll department of a large manufacturing/service organization. You have people in...

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Using the SAP Query to Solve Your Reporting Requirements

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I create an easy report with only the fields I want to see on it?” The author suggests you try the SAP Query. Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I create an easy report with only the fields I want to see on it?” A few examples…...

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Creating Org Charts Using R/3 and Microsoft Visio

When her company decided to automate the process of creating company organizational charts, the author was in charge of finding a tool that integrated well with R/3. She found Microsoft Visio to be the best fit, but first, the company had to store its hierarchical relations in R/3. Like many companies, a company that I…...

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Danielle Larocca
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Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.



Changing the Fiscal Year: Why You May Want to Choose the Year-Dependent Option

Changing an existing fiscal year variant is a tricky process. In addition to selecting the correct approach to meet your new financial reporting periods, you must consider historical transactions and how they will be reported. Many companies face the challenge of changing the fiscal year in an existing production environment. This usually occurs after a…...

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Restricting Changes by ESS Users

If your company uses Employee Self-Service (ESS), you may not want employees to be able to maintain certain infotypes or subtypes. The authors show how to deactivate an infotype. If your company uses Employee Self-Service (ESS), you may not want employees to be able to maintain certain infotypes or subtypes. For example, if employees’ work…...

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Restricting Personnel Administration Infotypes by Country

As of Release 4.5, R/3 provides infotype-subtype configuration that allows you to indicate which countries can use an infotype. It allows you to omit invalid choices so that end users don’t select them by mistake. In a multi-country R/3 implementation, different countries often use different infotypes. For example, in the United States, employees have an…...

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Use the Primary Cost Component Split to Explain the Factors Behind Your Activity Rates

You probably know that manufacturing costs are charged to production orders using an activity rate for the time worked. What you might not realize is that since Release 4.0, it has been possible to set up an alternative cost component split to view primary costs such as energy, wages, and depreciation. Without the split, these…...

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Janet Salmon
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Janet Salmon joined SAP in 1992. After six months of training on R/2, she began work as a translator, becoming a technical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993. As English speakers with a grasp of German costing methodologies were rare in the early 1990s, she began to hold classes and became a product manager for the Product Costing area in 1996, helping numerous international organizations set up Product Costing. More recently, she has worked on CO content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Financial Analytics, and role-based portals. She is currently chief product owner for management accounting. She lives in Speyer, Germany, with her husband and two children.



Ask the FI/CO Expert: Know When to Ignore the Standard Settings for Purchase Order Tax Code Defaults

The author explains why an FI support team might be having problems “defaulting” a 0 percent tax code when creating a purchase order. Key Concept    Dear FI/CO Expert, I recently joined my company’s SAP FI support team. We have been asked if it is possible to “default” a 0 percent tax code when creating…...

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Improve Your Lockbox Performance with User Exits, a Reformat Program, and Customized Reports

In a typical implementation of lockbox service, users frequently encounter process, data, or functionality issues that are not controllable by the standard configuration. The author draws on her recent experience with a lockbox implementation to show how to develop workarounds with user exits and reformat programs. Payment transactions in the United States are made almost…...

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