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Ensure Customizing Data Consistency and Smooth-Running Business Processes Across Your SAP System Landscape with Customizing Synchronization

ManagerIf your organization is like most, you no longer rely solely on SAP R/3 to support your business activities. To remain competitive, you need adaptive business solutions that provide best-of-breed functionality, scalability, and integration, so most SAP customers are now tapping into mySAP Business Suite solutions, such as mySAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and mySAP...

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Performance Testing Your SAP System — Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Test Execution

“Learn by doing” is a time-honored maxim, but when it comes to performance-testing your SAP system, there are some things you’d rather not learn by doing wrong. A performance test project involves many highly skilled people from both inside and outside your organization. Once test execution begins, you can’t afford to have these people standing…...

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Ask The HR Expert: ABAP Custom Report Shows Employee's Current and Past Positions

One of HR Expert’s readers thinks that it would be useful to have a report showing an employee’s current and past positions, including salary and effective dates. Our HR expert agrees that there is a widespread need for such a report. In three steps, he explains how to create a concise, custom ABAP report that…...

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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.



Implement Field-Level Security in HR Infotype Screens

Because SAP’s HR module is fully integrated with other SAP modules, they share data. Therefore, it is important to ensure that sensitive HR data is invisible to unauthorized users. The author explains how to create and configure several infotype screens to block data to some users and allow access to others. The article uses Release…...

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Graham Wong
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Graham Wong is a consultant and co-founder HR Focal Point, an SAP and technology consulting company. He has been working with SAP applications and technology since 1994. He holds bachelors degrees in commerce and French from the University of Virginia as well as a master's degree in management information systems from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.



0% Tax Code Users: Beware of a Surprise Consequence to Long-Term Database Cost!

Disk space availability is a concern for every business. It is possible that your company’s tax calculation functionality, even if you use a zero percent tax code, is slowing down your system. The author explains how a little-known table may be to blame for your company’s lack of disk space. Once your site has been…...

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6 Quick Tips to Get Your Financial System Off to a Flying Start

The stress of resuming normal business after go-live or an upgrade generally leads to chaos, frustration, and costly support. The author explains how to avoid this undesirable situation through six key tips to help employees navigate through the uncertainty of dealing with a new or upgraded system. A large multinational corporation paid two consultants for…...

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How to Use Formula Variables in Report Painter for Dynamic Trend Reporting

Upper management often needs reports that track financial trends over time, but the resulting reports can be inflexible, expensive, and confusing. The author shows power users how to create a single report that compares the closing period with plan, each of the previous four periods, quarter to date, year to date, and the corresponding time…...

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What Are Target Costs in Cost Center Accounting and Why Should You Calculate Them?

Many reports that monitor cost center performance are incomplete because they account for the planned output rather than the actual output of the cost center. The author demonstrates how to use adjusted costs called target costs. Calculating target costs will provide you with a report that more accurately reflects the performance of your cost centers…....

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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.



Lessons Learned from Using Solution Manager for an Implementation Project

SAP Solution Manager, the successor to ASAP/ValueSAP, boasts features such as project preparation, an implementation roadmap, the ability to manage multiple projects, and compatibility with legacy systems and R/3. The author, who worked on one of the first U.S. implementations of Solution Manager, shares his advice on how to optimize this tool. SAP Solution Manager…...

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