Automate Global Import/Export Processes Across Your Enterprise with SAP GTS

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  2. Automate Global Import/Export Processes Across Your Enterprise with SAP GTS

    For many companies, import/export trade processes are conducted manually. Automating these processes will reduce errors and reduce costly maintenance. SAP has introduced Global Trade Services (GTS), an application that runs on the NetWeaver platform, to help automate processes whether they run within or outside the R/3 enterprise structure. Get an inside look at GTS’s capabilities…...…
  3. How to Avoid the “Domino Effect” in Production Planning

    Changes made in the short-term planning horizon often create problems for the mid-term horizon, moving operations that should remain stable. You can avoid this problem in APO Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) using the deallocated status functionality, and the author explains how. Most companies divide their production planning horizon into several segments that correspond to short-,…...…
  4. How Using Capacity Versions in R/3 Can Help Ease Manufacturing Capacity Constraints

    You have several options for handling capacity overload, a common logistics problem, in R/3. Capacity versions are an effective way to quickly determine the amount and duration of overtime needed to resolve capacity overload. The author demonstrates how to create capacity versions in the work center and use them in the capacity evaluation. Manufacturing operations…...…
  5. Mass Changes with LSMW: An Easier Method for Complex Requirements

    SAP’s Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) is a free tool that is often more useful than other options for performing mass changes within R/3. Using two examples from R/3 SD, the author shows a method that allows LSMW to directly access R/3 data so you can handle more complex requirements. In May 2004, I showed…...…
  6. Ask the BW Expert: Extract Pricing Conditions from the R/3 Module into BW

    Although SAP does not offer an extractor to transfer pricing conditions from R/3 to BW, there is a solution. The author describes how R/3 subtotals offer an approach that avoid the performance issues caused by many common workarounds. He describes the function of subtotals in R/3, and demonstrates how to use them to transfer sales…...…
  7. Ask the BW Expert: Restrictions versus Filters – What’s the Difference?

    Confusion continues to exist about restricting data when defining variables. The author clarifies this topic with definitions and examples. He also provides a test that you can try on your own system to confirm his explanations. Dear BW Expert: We are on BW 3.1 and our queries are defined with the BEx Query Designer. We…...…
  8. Use Authorization Objects to Provide Flexible BW Security

    BW security is different and often more difficult to implement than R/3. The author explains how to secure the data in your BW system, focusing on several key points. He discusses authorization objects, transaction code components, and the relationship between them. Examples show you how to provide your users with a flexible and safe system…....…