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Improve Your Data-Entry Efficiency and Accuracy with Defaults

The integrity of your master data is vital to your business. Manual data entry is often the source of errors in master data. To minimize incorrect information in your system, you can use standard functionality to default commonly used master data values and processes. Key Concept The 4.6C system has more than 4,000 user parameters....

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Ask the HR Expert How to Add or Change Tab Pages in Organization and Staffing

Standard configuration steps in the IMG allow you to add and modify the tab pages that appear in the detail section of the Organization and Staffing screen for Organizational Management (OM). You can insert existing infotypes or custom infotypes and change the description of the infotypes. Key Concept In a past issue, you wrote about…...

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Considering BW for Your HR Organization? What You Need to Know

Companies are increasingly going to need HR reports based on information stored in various sources, including R/3, third-party tools, and the Internet. Business Information Warehouse (BW) provides that capability. The author has worked on numerous implementations of BW for HR, and explains some key considerations for companies thinking about their own BW for HR implementation…....

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Create a "Plug-and-Play" Standardized Data Change Detector

The structure/data comparison process (also referred to as change validation or difference checking) is often an important requirement for many HR interfaces and audit reports. These reports are usually required to check current and previous data values to help minimize the amount of data being manipulated, transferred, or exported. This in turn reduces overall interface…...

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Make the Most of APO

The ability to produce fast, accurate APO Demand Planning (DP) reports requires close collaboration between the APO and BW teams. You want to optimize the data flow between DP and BW, and the advice and best practices presented here will help you achieve this goal. Key Concept Demand Planning (DP) is the tool used within…...

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SIS Structures Statistical Data Setup for Historical Data - Step by Step

Once you have created an SIS structure, you have to populate it with historical data. The process, explained here, is relatively easy but has a few potential confusion points. These steps will help you upload the data without trouble. Key Concept Information structures, commonly referred to as “info structures,” are data warehouse components that contain…...

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Mitresh Kundalia
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Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.



Plan for Custom-Configured Product Variants in R/3

SAP R/3 provides a variant configuration feature that allows you to plan for variations in build-to order products. The author provides tips he has learned from using this feature in a high-tech manufacturing environment, and he outlines the correct process for setting up the variant configuration functionality. Key Concept R/3’s variant configuration functionality is integrated…...

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Create More Informative PR and PO Release Workflows

The instructional texts that SAP provides with its workflow templates for purchase requisition and purchase order releases can be a little confusing. In addition, you might want to add information specific to your situation. Fortunately, modifying this text requires only the simple configuration steps described here. Key Concept Keep in mind that your workflow texts…...

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23 Ways to Squeeze Better Performance from APO DP Processing and Reporting

APO Demand Planning (DP) developers have a number of areas to be aware of that could negatively affect performance. This list of 23 DP performance tips explains how to avoid bottlenecks and why they can occur. Key Concept SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) is the engine that supports APO DP analysis and reporting. Proper setup…...

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