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Enable Paperless Requests with MSS and R/3's Internal Service Request

Manager Self-Service (MSS) is delivered with Web forms that allow users to request services such as master data change requests from central departments. These HTML forms are built with SAP’s Internal Service Request (ISR) functionality. Manager Self-Service (MSS) is delivered with Web forms that allow users to request services such as master data change requests...

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When and How to Develop Custom Functions and Operations

SAP’s standard functions and operations provide functionality to solve most time and payroll calculations. But in some cases they don’t, and that is when you can develop custom functions and operations for both payroll and time management. The author introduces you to the basics, including how to design, code, and use them. SAP’s standard functions…...

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Steve Bogner
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Steve Bogner is a managing partner at Insight Consulting Partners and has been working with SAP HR since 1993. He has consulted for various public, private, domestic, and global companies on their SAP HR/Payroll implementations; presented at the SAP user's group ASUG; and been featured on the Sky Radio Network program regarding SAP HR. Steve will be presenting at the upcoming HR Payroll Seminar November 7-8 in Chicago and November 27-28 in Orlando. For information on the event, click here.



What You’re Missing Without Custom HR ABAP Object Technology

SAP’s ABAP Objects promise faster development times and reduced maintenance costs, yet they have failed to catch on for custom HR software development. For various reasons, HR support teams are depriving their companies of the full potential of their SAP HR implementations. The author shows how this technology can provide HR analysts with expanded report…...

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Manager Self-Service Now Allows Enhancements Without Programming

Manager Self-Service (MSS), which was first delivered in 2002, has been enhanced in Release 50.2. Now companies can create their own display of R/3 information in SAP Enterprise Portal without the need for programming expertise. What used to take from two days to two weeks to develop, depending on the amount of data, now can…...

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Harness the Power of Evaluation Paths to Make Large-Scale Changes to PD Objects

Imagine you’ve been asked to make large-scale changes to Personnel Development (PD) objects in R/3. As part of a restructuring, your boss needs you to change the object validity ending date for all 2,000 positions that are related to a specific organizational unit and its subordinate units. The author explains how the use of evaluation…...

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Manage Documents with More Efficiency and Less Effort Using the SAP Business Document Service and SAP Desktop Office Integration

Making it easy to store and access documents in a coordinated and centralized way delivers very real rewards for your organization. While you can create a homegrown solution or purchase an off-the-shelf product for this purpose, if you are running SAP Release 4.6A or higher you already have a robust and flexible document management solution…...

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Developing Java Services for the SAP Business Connector

The SAP Business Connector (SBC) is a great tool for XML-enabling ABAP-based SAP components like R/3. It uses a service-based architecture and delivers many ready-to-use services. Customers can also easily build services — either flow services using SBC’s graphical design environment or Java services by writing Java code. While much can be accomplished with both,…...

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Understanding and Optimizing Your ALE Data Distribution: Controlling ALE Processing

Application Link Enabling (ALE) is the standard SAP tool of choice for linking an SAP system to another SAP system, to an application integration system like SAP XI, or to any subsystems, and for distributing data across such systems. However, it is all too easy for such distributions to cause reduced system availability and poor…...

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What You Need to Know About Textbook vs. SAP R/3 Activity-Based Costing

The case for Activity-Based Costing (ABC) goes something like this: Traditional accounting methods do a good job of calculating product costs for the purposes of inventory valuation for financial statements, but a poor job of allowing a cost accountant to validate the cause-and-effect relationship assumptions on which managers base their daily decisions. The case for…...

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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.