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Developing Custom Applications for SAP Enterprise Portal - Starting with the 'Right' Options in Light of SAP NetWeaver

Writing a custom application for delivery via SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP) no longer means simply writing a custom ABAP report or module pool — SAP NetWeaver’s native support for Java and .NET, in addition to ABAP, has dramatically expanded the menu of languages, tools, and approaches available to you for custom development. This article...

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Statutory Requirements Compliance: Are You Ready for China?

Prior to rolling out an R/3 system to China, a company needs to answer the question, “What statutory compliances does China require and how do I make sure the R/3 FI/CO implementation meets these requirements?” The author shares her experience from consulting on a dozen China rollouts in multiple industries, including two in 2004. She…...

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Save Time for Your Payroll Department by Enhancing Your Process Model

You can automate your payroll process model so that it releases and posts accounting documents to FI/CO. This saves a step for your payroll department and ensures completeness and consistency. Key Concept   The HR Process Workbench, transaction PUST, is used to automate program execution for the payroll process. Using process models, it runs the…...

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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.



Save Time by Automating Your SAP Queries: Part 2

Part 1 of this series on how to automate an SAP Query, published in the October 2004 issue, showed the option of sending the output to a shared location. Part 2 explains the option of sending the output to users by email. Key Concept R/3 accesses the function module SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_ALI_HTM in SAPconnect to convert the…...

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Quickly and Easily Map Your ABAP and XML Data Using SAP Simple Transformations

XML is at the heart of a number of developments that are likely to become basic technology standards, such as Web services. In turn, the ability to move data between XML documents and your ABAP data structures is becoming a key business requirement. While middleware like the SAP Exchange Infrastructure supports this task for large-scale…...

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Protect the Integrity of Your PD Data by Managing Time Constraints

You can control how your Personnel Development (PD) objects and structures react and relate to one another over time by properly using time constraints. Key Concept Personnel Development (PD) data in SAP consists of complex groupings of related objects and data structures. The relationships between PD objects carry specific meanings and are configured to exist…...

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Integrating Non-SAP Data and Web Content into Your SAP Enterprise Portal — A Guided Tour of Your Options, Which to Use, and When

A portal that offers a single point of seamless access to various internal and external systems and content can save users a significant amount of time and frustration, and improve productivity. To achieve these benefits, however, users need to actually use the portal, and the key to getting users to use the portal is to…...

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Improve Your Bad Debts Risk Reporting

SAP’s reserve for bad debt functionality can help you make more accurate A/R reports. This little-known functionality helps you to automatically transfer bad debts to special reconciliation accounts and post provisions for bad debts. In addition, it’s easy to configure. Key Concept Posting the reserve for bad debts consists of two steps. The first step…...

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Kees van Westerop
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Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.



Get Ready to Exploit Regular Expression Pattern Matching to Examine and Manipulate Complex Data in Your ABAP Programs

Many text search/replacement problems are difficult to address without using regular expression pattern matching. As part of an upcoming SAP NetWeaver release, SAP will introduce native regular expression processing functionality into SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) ABAP. To prepare you to use this facility effectively, this article provides a basic introduction to regular…...

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