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Why Does the Logon Client Have a Currency Code?

You will face confusing repercussions if you do not fill in the currency code field in the logon client. Using an Accounts Receivable example, the author demonstrates how to avoid this situation and explains the logic behind it. Customization for currency exchange rates can be one of the more interesting adventures in R/3. So many...

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How to Define and Configure Benefit Salary

Quite a few steps are required to configure benefit salary and they are spread throughout the IMG. If you take the time to identify all of the criteria that can affect benefit salary and implement configuration and customer enhancements to automate your rules, then you can have a system that accurately calculates insurance coverage amounts…...

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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.



SAP Note Changes Benefits and Payroll Integration

SAP Note 618573 corrects two problems with deductions that occur when you use DATES parameter LAST. Learn how deductions using DATES parameter LAST are now calculated. Key Concept The payroll and benefits integration functions (one for each benefits infotype named Pnnnn) use a parameter called DATES to control the selection of deduction evaluation dates. SAP…...

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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.



Speed Up Your Workflow by Escalating a Request to the Right Person

Workflow should speed up, not slow down, your business processes. Examine your escalation procedures to see if they keep the tasks moving along. Key Concept The best person to escalate a workflow is the person who has the most motivation to complete the process. A few months ago, a fellow workflow developer asked for my…...

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An Integrated Approach to Troubleshooting Your ABAP Programs: Expert Tips for Making the Most of the ABAP Debugger

While there is no way around the work involved in troubleshooting problems in your ABAP programs, SAP provides a variety of standard logging, analysis, and trace tools that help you identify, understand, and resolve problems without using the ABAP Debugger, a tool that can consume excessive time and resources when used in the wrong situation…....

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Integrating SAP Transactions, Reports, and Data into Your SAP Enterprise Portal — A Guided Tour of Your Options, Which to Use, and When

While the advantages of SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) are most apparent in its features for end users, it provides equal benefit for developers and administrators through its suite of wizards, tools, and predeveloped iViews for integrating content from a variety of SAP, non-SAP, and Web sources. This article takes you on a guided tour…...

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Control Cross-Company Accounting in SAP Payroll

R/3’s Payroll functionality allows you to charge payroll costs from one company code to another. However, it does not always work the way you want it to. You may be unable to charge a cost to another code or an unwanted charge could appear on your company code. You can create a function module that…...

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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.



Create a Control Dashboard to Monitor Your Internal Controls

It is vital to track user exits to ensure the financial transparency of your company. The author introduces a programmable “control dashboard” that will enable you to recognize, document, and help audit the user exits in your company’s system. How many user exits are working in your R/3 environment? What is the objective of a…...

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ESS A to Z: How One Company Planned, Deployed, Tested, and Trained for Its ESS Implementation

You need to maintain bank routing number information in your system for all employees whose pay is directly deposited into their accounts. Many companies pay for this information, but here’s how you can use a free current bank routing number directory to update your SAP system. Key Concept You have two options for implementing Employee…...

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