Performance Problems in ABAP Programs: How to Find Them

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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. Performance Problems in ABAP Programs: How to Find Them

    Many factors can cause sluggish execution of a transaction or a report. If you’ve ruled out deficiencies in the system setup, mishandling by users, or the need for parallel processing, then you need to revisit your code and see if the source of your runtime problems is lurking there. But how do you approach such…...…
  3. 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…...…
  4. 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…...…
  5. 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…...…
  6. 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…...…
  7. 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…...…
  8. 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…...…
  9. Payroll and Benefits Integration: Understanding Evaluation Dates

    In benefits, cost information is presented in terms of expected or estimated amounts. A complex set of factors comes into play during payroll processing that can cause the actual deductions to be different. This article examines the integration between payroll and benefits so that you can explain to your end users why this happens. In…...…
  10. Managing Your Employee Dates

    Learn how to use infotype 41 (Date Specifications) and infotype 19 (Monitoring of Dates) to manage all the dates for employees stored in your R/3 HR/Payroll system. The employees stored in your R/3 HR/Payroll system have dates and lots of them. They have hire dates, term dates, load dates, next review dates, last review dates,…...…