Make-to-Order WIP and Cost of Sales: You Have Three (Not Two)

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    Operational Excellence: Achieving S&OP Success

    The majority of companies that have implemented S&OP do not have a fully mature process in place, leaving gaps between a company’s current S&OP process and what is possible. Many report they are “going through the motions,” lack executive support, struggle with end-to-end integration of their supply chains, and continue to operate in functional silos. Arguably, the biggest…...…
  2. Make-to-Order WIP and Cost of Sales: You Have Three (Not Two)

    A subtle but important difference in the way you can have the CO module calculate work in process (WIP) and cost of sales (COS) sneaked into R/3 way back in Release 4.0. Thanks to the vocabulary words selected to describe this new option – “Valuated Sales Order Stock with Sales Order Controlling” – few people,…...…
  3. Report Deletes Relationships to “Ghost” Objects

    Routine maintenance of Personnel Development (PD) objects can become complicated if one or more of the objects involved has been improperly deleted from R/3 or has become invalid. In some instances, you may be unable to proceed with the maintenance on these objects because of this inconsistent state. This article shows you what report to…...…
  4. Create Calculated Fields in SAP Query for HR and Payroll Data

    When you want to perform calculations on your data, you may be accustomed to downloading an R/3 report into Microsoft Excel and performing calculations there. However, you can save yourself some work by creating the calculated fields in SAP Query itself. Using an example query, the author shows you how. At some point, you will…...…
  5. See All of an Employee’s Workflows in Just One View

    Wouldn’t it be great if there were a tool you could use to see all the workflows related to a particular employee? Well, there is. It’s called generic objects services (GOS). It’s available as of R/3 Release 4.0. The phone rings. Again. It’s Ted Bullpit. “I put in a leave request last week, but I…...…
  6. Sarbanes-Oxley: How Will It Affect You?

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOA) was enacted by the United States Congress to prevent accounting scandals and reporting problems from recurring, and to rebuild public trust in business practices. This article is a quick guide that outlines provisions of the Act that are of particular interest to HR organizations tasked with helping their companies…...…
  7. Four Tips on Applying Payroll Schemas and Rules

    In part two of his series on payroll schemas and rules, the author gives four tips on making new rules or changing existing rules. He covers how to stay compatible with SAP’s standard schemas and rules, where to place custom rules in the payroll schema, how to salvage poorly written or incorrect custom rules, and…...…
  8. Enter Debug Mode at Any Time

    The debug mode is often underused considering its ability to speed up development efforts. Provided your ID has adequate authorization, you can enter debug mode at any time. The article also explains how to debug an Employee Self-Service transaction. Although most technical readers are probably already aware of the debug mode, it is often underused…...…
  9. Control Open Enrollment with an Adjustment Reason

    You can configure an adjustment reason to gain better control over the open enrollment offer. This is for companies that consider open enrollment to be a period during which only certain employees can change certain benefit elections. What does “open enrollment” mean at your company? The SAP application considers open enrollment to be a period…...…
  10. How R/3 Accounts for the European Union’s Value Added Tax

    Europeans have lived with the Value Added Tax (VAT) for many years now, but to Americans or other non-Europeans who want to do business in Europe or to implement new systems in European subsidiary companies, VAT is often imperfectly understood. Europeans have lived with the Value Added Tax (VAT) for many years now, but to…...…