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Release 4.6C Enhances Assignment of Open Items in A/R

Accounts receivable (A/R) is a communications process that is the lifeblood of any company. If your collections process isn’t running smoothly, you are putting your company at risk. Consider the typical problems of an A/R department. Deductions, underpayments, on account payments, and aged receivables keep collection specialists busy year-round. The author describes an enhancement in...

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Release 4.6C Enhances Assignment of Open Items in A/R

Accounts receivable (A/R) is a communications process that is the lifeblood of any company. If your collections process isn’t running smoothly, you are putting your company at risk. Consider the typical problems of an A/R department. Deductions, underpayments, on account payments, and aged receivables keep collection specialists busy year-round. The author describes an enhancement in…...

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Performing a Successful and Cost-Effective Migration of Your SAP System: Understanding the Import Process

When faced with reducing costs, consolidating dissimilar SAP systems, or adding processing power without breaking the bank, you have to consider migrating your SAP system. This is the second article in a two-part series designed to help you identify the risks associated with an SAP migration and provide you with insight into how to effectively…...

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Michael A. Moore
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Michael A. Moore has been an IT consultant for 24 years with more than 12 years of experience as an SAP technical architect. Mike has held positions with DuPont, Westinghouse, IBM, and Accenture. His clients have included public sector, consumer products, manufacturing, and financial companies. For the past seven years, Mike's career has focused on SAP technical architecture, where he is responsible for SAP financial, logistics, asset management, and business intelligence solutions for a US federal public sector customer. Mike received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds numerous certifications including PMP, ITIL Foundations, Certified Scrum Master (Agile), and several SAP certifications.



FI-CA or FI-AR: Which Module Best Fits Your Needs?

Although both Accounts Receivable (FI-AR) and Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA) track accounts receivable transactions, there are important differences between the two modules. The author compares your options and presents the benefits and drawbacks of each. Glossary A business partner is a customer within FI-CA. The business partner contains central data such as name,…...

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How the GR-Based Invoice Verification Setting Affects Credit Memo Processing

The choice of whether to activate the GR-based invoice verification setting may seem inconsequential. However, this setting can have unforeseen repercussions, including inaccurate reconciliation figures. The author shows you what the GR-based invoice verification setting does and how it affects your bookkeeping. He also provides tips to help you avoid related processing errors. Key Concept…...

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Clear Up the Confusion on the Two Kinds of PO "Accruals" Automatic Accounting Options

The “Accruals” check box combined with an unobvious setting in the condition type instructs your R/3 system as to what kind of invoice you expect from vendors for indirect procurement costs—one for multiple purchase orders (POs) or one for just a single PO. The author explains why this choice can be confusing. Key Concept Most…...

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Designing a Solid, Lasting Landscape for Your SAP Enterprise Portal Implementation: Identifying Your Key Requirements and Understanding Your Design Options

SAP Enterprise Portal offers users a single, convenient access point to enterprise applications and documents, and IT teams a centralized infrastructure for handling scalability, redundancy, security, user authentication, external access, and content administration. The pressure to get a portal up and running, however, can yield a landscape you’ll likely outgrow in 6 to 12 months…....

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Rizwan Uqaili
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Rizwan Uqaili is an SAP Practice Director with Fujitsu America. Rizwan and his team help clients leverage the service orientation that forms the basis of the SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) platform and helps them with the composition of their business processes. Rizwan has been a key speaker at various industry conferences. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from Clark University.



Not Yet Using ABAP Objects? Eight Reasons Why Every ABAP Developer Should Give It a Second Look

SAP introduced ABAP Objects, the object-oriented extension to the ABAP programming language, as part of SAP Basis Release 4.6. While ABAP Objects is optimized especially for business application programming, and makes ABAP development a whole lot easier, many developers still cling to the long-standing procedural approach. This article uses a simple yet practical example to…...

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Using Advanced Java Message Service (JMS) Features to Increase the Efficiency and Maintainability of Your Distributed Java Applications

The Java Message Service (JMS) support included with SAP Web Application Server 6.20 and higher allows distributed business applications to be integrated in a reliable, flexible, and vendor-independent way. Using JMS, Java programs running on disparate systems exchange messages through a central messaging server, rather than a direct connection to one another. This article shows…...

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