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Back Up Your T512W Table to Prevent Payroll Disaster

A variety of configuration processes may result in unwanted changes to your T512W table, the core table of your SAP R/3 Payroll system. Two standard SAP programs could prevent headaches by giving you the ability to restore previous configurations of your T512W table. Key Concept The SAP Payroll system uses wage types to permanently or...

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Analyze Memory-Related Problems in Your ABAP Programs in Less Time and with Less Effort Using the ABAP Memory Inspector

When your ABAP application terminates because memory is exhausted, one possible reason is errors somewhere in the program code. Finding such errors in your code, however, is no easy task — memory objects are hidden in the ABAP runtime environment, and runtime errors do not always indicate the true source of the problem. This article…...

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Spend More Time Modeling Your Java Applications and Less Time Trying to Persist Your Data — Java Data Objects (JDO) Makes It Easy!

As the power and complexity of Java applications increase to serve expanding business needs, so does the need for the reliable availability — the “persistence” — of the data in your data stores. This article introduces you to the SAP Web Application Server 6.40 implementation of the Java Data Objects (JDO) standard, a simple interface…...

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Give Users Fast Access to Archived FI Line Items

To maximize system performance, you need efficient data management. This especially applies to the biggest tables in the R/3 system such as line item tables and related indexes—for example, FI line item secondary index table BSIS. A new functionality introduced last year (archive connection for FI line item lists) helps manage the size of your…...

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Designing a Solid, Lasting Landscape for Your SAP Enterprise Portal Implementation: Using the Most Effective Technical Options to Meet Your Key Requirements

The only way to keep pace with the unavoidable, exponential growth of your SAP Enterprise Portal landscape without incurring significant cost, rework, and production interruptions is to base its design on a deliberate growth strategy. In the first installment of this two-part article series, I showed you how to precisely define your portal landscape requirements…...

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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.



Ask the HR Expert: Assign Requirements to a Position

Where in SAP R/3 Release 4.6C configuration can you set requirements for a position? I would like to say that a manager position has certain requirements attached to it. Where can I set this up? You can assign requirements to a position using qualifications. You can assign qualifications to a person or to a position…....

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Danielle Larocca
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Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.



11 Steps to a Successful Year-End Close for Fixed Assets

Year-end closes often present problems both big and small. You can minimize these problems for both the current and subsequent year-end closes by following these simple steps. Key Concept The Fixed Asset module (Asset Accounting) is used to manage and supervise fixed assets within SAP R/3. It is a subsidiary ledger to the G/L, providing…...

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Add Custom Text to Your Applicant Correspondence

You can personalize letters you send out to applicants. The author explains how to do this using the example of adding the initials of the person writing the letter. Key Concept The functionality described here exists within the R/3 HR Recruitment module since release 3.0D. Recruitment will be part of the mySAP ERP core. It…...

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A Small Amount of Six Sigma Doubled My ERP Specs-Setting Skills … and Can Do the Same for You!

Setting the right specifications for an ERP implementation, upgrade, enhancement, or optimization project is a very difficult thing to do. Even the best field consultants and project managers can be taken by surprise at the post-cutover outcome. This article shows you how to achieve your hoped-for business results and avoid unintended consequences by introducing you…...

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