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R/3's Accrual Option: Same Setting, Different Functions in Sales Orders and Purchase Orders

Freight costs are not easy to account for. The challenge comes from timing differences. You often might not know the real costs for a month or so. One functionality in R/3 that can help accountants with the timing issue is referred to as the “accrual” option in sales order and in purchase order (pricing) condition...

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Easily Build or Change Infotype Headers in R/3

Understanding the structure of infotype headers and how to change them to meet your needs can improve efficiency and allow users to browse data more effectively. The author explains the steps involved in creating and modifying headers, including optional configuration if you want to take advantage of functionality such as the use of passport photos…...

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How to Design an SAP Compensation Administration Plan

This second article in a series on the Compensation Administration (CA) application explains how to design a compensation plan. It takes you through the conditions and rules you need to create to control who is eligible for what awards, under what conditions the employee is eligible, what attributes of the employee or the job must…...

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QuickViewer Creates Basic List Reports for HR and Payroll

SAP QuickViewer allows inexperienced users to create QuickViews, which are simple basic lists. However, you should be aware that some companies do not use it as a core reporting functionality because of security concerns. The author shows how QuickViewer works with three data sources: an HR logical database, a table, and an existing InfoSet. SAP…...

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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.



Performance Testing Your SAP System - Best Practices for Preparing Your Test Environment

ManagementIf you are an SAP project leader or IT manager, then you know that testing is a vital aspect of your job. With crucial business decisions depending on your tests, and ultimately the profitability of your enterprise at stake, knowing how to conduct accurate and meaningful SAP tests is critical. This article, the first of…...

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Tips and Tricks for SAP Java Connector (JCo) Client Programming

Java has increasingly become an application development standard. SAP Java Connector (JCo) is the middleware that bridges the gap between the Java and ABAP worlds. If you are looking for advanced information on JCo to help you improve your applications or speed up your development projects, then this article is for you. It contains an…...

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Understanding and Optimizing Your ALE Data Distribution: Minimizing Data Volume

If you are involved in setting up or maintaining data distribution using SAP’s Application Link Enabling (ALE) technology, you have a role to play in ensuring that the distribution performs well and uses system resources efficiently. This is the second installment of a two-part article series designed to help you do just that. The first…...

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ABAP Program Streamlines Flexible Spending Account Reconciliation

The standard R/3 transaction to track flexible spending accounts is limited, making it difficult to perform the year-end reconciliation process or to track the current fund balance. The author provides an ABAP program that streamlines the process. Many U.S. companies offer so-called “flexible spending account” (FSA) plans that allow employees to pay certain expenses with…...

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Clay Molinari
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Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.



How to Create an Automatically Posted Intercompany Sales Journal Entry

The author explains how his company implemented automatic posting of intercompany invoices. The key to the process is learning how three different things in R/3 fit together – an output type, an IDoc, and the EDI method of data transfer. The standards already in the software (Releases 4.0x, 4.5x, and 4.6x) allow purchase orders (POs)…...

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