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Simplify OM Maintenance with the Organization and Staffing Mode

Organizational Management (OM) is an important part of SAP HR because of its organizational charts, planning data, and key role in module integration. In the first of a two-part series on viewing and maintaining OM structures in R/3 HR, the author describes the Organization and Staffing mode of maintenance. Its graphical nature makes it easy...

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Performing a Successful and Cost-Effective Migration of Your SAP System: Understanding the Export Process

ManagementEver more complex business requirements, and the widening array of technologies that address them, are in turn increasing application development time and pushing the limits of development environments. To address this, SAP Web Application Server 6.40 includes SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, an IDE that greatly simplifies Java development and enables you to leverage technologies like…...

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Michael A. Moore
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Michael A. Moore has been an IT consultant for 24 years with more than 12 years of experience as an SAP technical architect. Mike has held positions with DuPont, Westinghouse, IBM, and Accenture. His clients have included public sector, consumer products, manufacturing, and financial companies. For the past seven years, Mike's career has focused on SAP technical architecture, where he is responsible for SAP financial, logistics, asset management, and business intelligence solutions for a US federal public sector customer. Mike received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds numerous certifications including PMP, ITIL Foundations, Certified Scrum Master (Agile), and several SAP certifications.

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An Integrated Approach to Troubleshooting Your ABAP Programs: Using Standard SAP “Check” Tools During Development and Testing

ABAP is a powerful language for building sophisticated applications. But as any developer is painfully aware, even the most carefully written and tested programs can wind up terminating with a runtime error, producing unexpected messages, returning incorrect results, or causing application performance problems. here Eric Sodtke Erik Sodtke studied physics at the Justus-Liebig University in…...

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Change Queries in a Worksheet Without Affecting References

The results for multiple queries are often placed in one Excel worksheet, which is then referenced to other sheets in the workbook. This practice, which is embraced by many, can cause problems, however, if a query changes the cell, column, or row structure in the sheet containing the results areas. The author demonstrates a easy…...

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Create New BW Web Printing Controls Your Users Will Love

In the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) application, the Web browser controls such print settings as page setup, paper size, and page orientation. These settings are not accessible to scripting function, which is problematic for BW teams because they limit end users’ printing options. The author shows how to provide more printing controls to BW 3.x…...

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Best Practices for Allowing Power Users to Develop Queries in BW

More and more businesses now authorize power users to develop queries in the BW production environment. Often the benefits of relying more on power users to create queries outweighs the risks and can even reduce the workload for your BW team. The author examines some of the key issues, policies, and best practices that you…...

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The BEx User Exit: 22 Functions to Automate and Enhance Your BW Reports in Excel

The BEx user exit allows you to perform many valuable tasks and functions in Excel, which can be a great platform for displaying your SAP data when used to its full potential. The author provides 22 ways that the BEx user exit can optimize your Excel reports, with downloadable documents available to help you further…....

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Use Real-Time Hierarchies to Map Transactions to the Proper Groups

Create BW hierarchies to track products sourced from merging suppliers, and avoid the inaccuracies that can result when your supply partners buy (or are bought by) other firms. With an example based on a fictitious international company, the author demonstrates how to assign purchase orders correctly via a real-time hierarchy with user exits or BAdIs…....

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The WM-PP Interface: Key Issues for Filling Materials for Production or Process Orders

The WM-PP interface integrates the SAP R/3 Warehouse Management (WM) with the R/3 Production Planning-Process Industry (PP-PI) module to allow for correct quantities of production materials at the right time. The author shares his advice on how to avoid potential complications with the interface, including problems with production supply areas (PSAs) and failed goods movement…...

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Vijay Garg
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Vijay Garg, PMP, has more than 14 years of SAP project management and implementation experience with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech, chemicals, CPG, and engineering industries using various SAP Business Suite applications as well as SAP APO. Prior to working in SAP, he had vast experience in the engineering industry, including software development and applications.

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