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Make the SEM Management Cockpit More Useful with Drill-Down Configuration

SEM’s Management Cockpit (MC) creates easy-to-use graphics that display data of all types. While most executives want to see the summarized data that the cockpit displays so well, they also want to be able to examine the details of that data. The author explains how to use a little known piece of functionality that allows...

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How to Delete Wrongly Entered Bank Statements

SAP R/3 does not provide a standard transaction to delete bank statements from the Banks module in FI. This can lead to time-consuming problems when erroneous statements make their way into your system. While there is no transaction code, there is a report that allows you to delete bank statements. It has the added benefit…...

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Kees van Westerop
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Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.



Nine Tips for Dealing with Zero Decimal Place Currencies

The U.S. dollar, like many of the world’s currencies including the euro, uses two decimal places, which – not surprisingly – is the default setting for R/3. When you roll out your SAP functionality across geographies, however, you may run in trouble coping with currencies with other decimal-place demands. The author provides tips to help…...

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Plan and Monitor Your Sales Campaigns in the CO-PA Ledger

Planning, tracking, and evaluating a discount program or any promotional activity is essential in order to gauge its success. These tasks can be accomplished using the SD module in concert with the CO-PA ledger in much the same way that the two work together to book orders and billings. While the SD module together with…...

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Mitresh Kundalia
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Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.



Understand the Difference Between Active and Passive Workflow Substitution

Most people understand the concept of workflow substitution and know that you can set up workflow substitution rules in any SAP system release that supports workflow. However, the option of “active” versus “passive” substitution is often underappreciated. Using the example of an urgent invoice, the author explains the difference. Take this situation. A vendor invoice…...

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Another Way to Create an ETL Daily Run Report

With so many reports that must be run daily, it can be difficult to determine the best way to track jobs in BW. The author shares her success with creating a custom table to track InfoPackages being transported to production. The table provides users with access to vital and accurate information about the status of…...

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What's Coming in 2004: SAP BW 3.5 to Offer Business Reporting Enhancements and More

SAP BW 3.5 will be a part of the SAP NetWeaver 2004 Ramp-Up in the end of March and unrestricted shipments begin in late 2004. The author explains the features of the updated program, such as an improved business intelligence platform, support for enterprise data warehousing, and new and easier ways to distribute enterprise-wide business…...

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Web Application Designer: Create Multiple Reports from One Report with a Drop-Down Box Function

Often, there is a need to recreate the same queries and Web reports to change a small feature, such as a different unit of measure. The author shows you how to avoid this by creating one flexible report, containing many similar reports in one report, with the drop-down box functionality of Web Application Designer (3.0…...

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Virtual Characteristics and Key Figures Make Queries More Dynamic

Though immensely useful, time-dependent attributes have limitations that can lead to inaccurate reports. The author explains the benefits of virtual characteristics and key figures, which use programmable BW user exits. He then walks you through five steps that will allow you to make the most of virtual characteristics and key figures.  In the SAP BW…...

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