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Streamline A/R Processes with Substitution User Exits

Given the limited configuration opportunities to control financial postings, substitution user exits are an effective way to minimize manual journal entries and enhance reporting capabilities. Using two examples relating to manual cash applications in A/R, the author demonstrates how to optimize substitution user exits. Financial postings are generated from many sources within R/3. While limited...

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Are My A/R and A/P Figures in PCA Wrong?

Discrepancies between FI and Profit Center Accounting (PCA) figures often confuse even the most experienced controllers. The author shows how the transfer of balance sheet A/P and A/R accounts from FI to PCA can produce unexpected and bewildering results. He also explains the logic used to obtain PCA data. In numerous projects, I have been…...

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Discrepancies between FI and Profit Center Accounting (PCA) figures often confuse even the most experienced controllers. The author shows how the transfer of balance sheet A/P and A/R accounts from FI to PCA can produce unexpected and bewildering results. He also explains the logic used to obtain PCA data. In numerous projects, I have been…...

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How to Align MM and FI Document Numbers in Logistics Invoice Verification

In SAP Release 4.6C and above, Logistics Invoice Verification (LIV) replaces conventional invoice verification for invoices related to purchase orders. The author explains how the change in invoice verification methods leads to different MM and FI document numbers, and how to align them. If you are planning to upgrade to SAP Release 4.6C or higher…...

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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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Enhance R/3's Product Allocation Tool by Integrating It with APO's DP and GATP Modules

SAP R/3 and Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) provide several different ways to manage planning hierarchies for product allocation purposes, each with benefits and drawbacks. The author shows how to optimize product allocation in R/3 and presents examples of how R/3 integrates with APO’s Demand Planning (DP) and Global Available to Promise (GATP). Both SAP…...

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An Integrated Approach to Troubleshooting Your ABAP Programs: Using Standard SAP Investigative Tools for Production Problems

No matter how carefully you test programs before deploying them productively, sooner or later bad performance, unexpected behavior, or even runtime errors will crop up. Fortunately, SAP provides standard tools for identifying such problems. Bug hunting with the wrong tool, however, can be costly — using the ABAP Debugger in the wrong situation can turn…...

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Automate Your Loads with Recursive InfoPackages

Setting up InfoPackages for data loads is often a time-consuming process. Through examples, the author explains two time-saving ways to automate your InfoPackages. He also debates the benefits and drawbacks of each method, which will enable you to choose the best way for you to schedule your InfoPackages. Sample code is provided.  Using an InfoPackage…...

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Data Mining with the Analysis Process Designer in SAP BW 3.5

The Analysis Process Designer (APD) workbench, introduced in BW 3.1 Content (BW 3.0B SP6), allows users to combine numerous transformations into a single data flow. It offers a less technical approach to enhancing subject-oriented, non-volatile data that has already been integrated, cleansed, and transformed in the data warehouse. The author examines current APD features and…...

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