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COBRA Processing Part 2: Use R/3 to Manage Enrollment and Billing

In the second of his two-part series on the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the author discusses how to administer a COBRA plan. Specifically, he covers the enrollment and billing processes by recounting a participant’s journey through the COBRA life cycle. Key Concept The following is the second of a two-part series on configuration...

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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.



Data Archiving and Retrieval Tips for HR and Payroll

In the follow-up to his March article on archiving, the author further explains his recent successful archiving project. He shows how to group and prepare your data for archiving. He also discusses two data retrieval functions, Analyze and Archive Information System. In my earlier SAPexperts article, I introduced the HR/Payroll data archiving project that my company…...

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Fast Entry Demystified

Fast entry enables you to simultaneously create and edit the same infotype or subtype record for multiple employees. Using a substitution example, the author explains how to optimize the fast entry functionality. One of the most common questions that individuals have when they look at the SAP HR module is how to simultaneously create and…...

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Graphical vs. Table Editor Mode - Which One to Use?

One of the many new features in SAP HR 4.6x is an improved user interface. The author describes the graphical and table editor modes that manage the configuration of HR features, schemas, and rules. He focuses on the differences between the two modes. As the SAP HR module has evolved, new features and user interfaces…...

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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.



Tips for Tracking Clearing Transactions

The author compares the two types of clearing functionality in SAP, clearing with or without posting. In addition, he lists steps that allow you to trace clearing transactions going backward as well as forward. At my last project site, I was asked after the cutover why double-clicking on the field Clearing doc produced inconsistent behavior…....

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Avoid PCA Reporting Problems When Using Different Companies for Sales and Delivery

Inaccurate profit center accounting (PCA) reports can result from using profit centers incorrectly for triangular sales orders. The author demonstrates how to avoid this situation by pointing out some common mistakes and providing tips on setting up profit centers correctly. Recently I was working for a company that wanted to use profit center accounting (PCA)…...

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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.



Expand PS Master Data by Adding New Fields to Project Builder

The available fields in the PS master data are often insufficient to cover a company’s needs. The author describes partner functionality, user-defined fields, and customer-specific fields, which are three different options to incorporate additional fields into the project master. He discusses their advantages and shortcomings and the steps to implement them. When most businesses implement…...

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"What's in My Transport?!"

During configuration, a transport (or change request) can pick up more changes than the configurator intended, thus causing system errors. The author explains the potential for mistakes and how to avoid them when using automatic change requests in the Change and Transport System (CTS). Not too long ago, an experienced R/3 configurator came running over…...

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Ask the Expert: How to Monitor Individual Use of HR Master Data Transactions

The sensitive nature of HR master data requires special attention of administrators. The author shows how R/3 can track the HR master data records viewed by a user. He also demonstrates how a user may thwart your efforts to distinguish snoopers from frequent master data users so that you can minimize such efforts. Key Concept…...

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