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In-House Cash Center Manages Payment Processes

For many global companies, it makes sense to reduce overhead by consolidating their payment processes. SAP users can accomplish this by using the In-House Cash (IHC) component. The author describes the capabilities and configuration of the IHC. Many global companies face the challenge of reducing the cost and number of intra-group and external payments. One...

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A Guided Tour of the SAP Java Persistence Framework — Achieving Scalable Persistence for Your Java Applications

The ABAP persistence layer has long provided a stable, powerful, and scalable persistence mechanism that guarantees the availability and integrity of stored data for your ABAP applications, supports application portability, and provides features like database abstraction layers and diagnostic tools. For Java applications, SAP Web Application Server 6.30 introduces the Java Persistence Framework, a comprehensive…...

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How to Use Gross-Ups in SAP US Payroll

In certain cases, such as for prizes and expatriate pay, a company wants to pay taxes for employees so that they take home the right amount in net pay. Using examples, the author explains the technicalities of the gross-up process, which starts with net pay and works backward to the gross amount. Many companies use…...

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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.



Conquer Context Problems in HR Security

When the same HR user is in charge of multiple tasks, conflict problems can occur on the subject of how much authorization to grant the user. The author compares the technical differences between general and structural authorization and how to optimize their usage. He also describes SAP’s context-sensitive authorization functionality in R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70…....

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COBRA Processing Part 1: Recognize Qualified Events and Produce Enrollment Packages

SAP R/3 can help your business manage the COBRA law, which requires companies to offer health insurance to employees who have lost coverage. In the first of a two-part series, the author discusses the rules, terms, and notification process of the COBRA law. In 1985, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation…...

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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.



Ask The Expert: Copy and Move Queries without Transports

Two of the most frequently asked questions about SAP Query involve copying and moving user queries. The author explains how to quickly copy queries across user groups and move queries between clients without the use of transports. Key Concept Dear HR Expert, How do I copy queries across user groups, and how do I move…...

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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.



Reduce Development and Maintenance Time Using an Object-Oriented Framework

Changing market demands, bug fixes, and feature requests all conspire to confound software development, deployment, and ongoing maintenance efforts. While isolating application logic from the underlying system infrastructure is a well-established object-oriented design concept for simplifying such efforts, there is no similar model for SAP Java Connector (JCo) server environments. This article shows you how…...

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Get Started Developing, Debugging, and Deploying Custom J2EE Applications Quickly and Easily with SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio

Ever 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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Gain a Real-World Understanding of How Your Applications Will Operate on a New Platform — Porting a J2EE Application to SAP Web Application Server

It is no secret that companies are cost-driven — if there is an opportunity to optimize your efficiency, you have to seize it. SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) 6.30, and now 6.40, incorporate the J2EE 1.3 standard, so you no longer have to maintain separate servers for your J2EE and ABAP applications. But…...

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