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Transaction Manager Supports Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Managing financial transactions with the right balance of functionality, flexibility, security, and efficiency is the ultimate goal of today’s competitive economy. An infrastructure that facilitates straight-through processing (STP) can best support these goals and provide the transparency that Sarbanes-Oxley compliance demands. SAP provides that infrastructure with Transaction Manager, a component of Treasury and Risk Management....

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What's Happened to Your R/3 Functionality in mySAP ERP 2004?

The author describes the evolution of R/3 Release 4.6C to Enterprise (4.7) through mySAP ERP 2004, which is in Ramp-Up. Also included is a short description of the structure and role of SAP NetWeaver. Key Concept mySAP ERP 2004 is an extension of SAP’s R/3 product line. It includes the core product suites and a…...

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Use CATT to Test Your End-to-End Business Processes

Consider using SAP’s Computer-Aided Test Tool (CATT) when you are implementing a new system or upgrading. The author uses the example of the order-to-cash process to demonstrate its capabilities. Key Concept SAP’s Computer-Aided Test Tool (CATT) helps you test R/3 transactions using test cases. You record a transaction, set parameters for the field values, create…...

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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.



Query View Web Items Increase User Functionality and Improve Performance

Query views offer you a powerful tool that can make life easier for end users and enhance overall system performance. You can maintain and name views so that end users more readily identify and access them. While they are very powerful, views are not used enough because many don’t know how useful they are. Key…...

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Ned Falk
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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.



Automate Your Updates Even When Deltas Won't Work

Keeping the data in your InfoProviders current is critical if you want to give end users reports with any real value. Automation is the key to efficiently performing updates that keeps the data fresh. Here’s a way to automate even the toughest updates using process chains and a little custom code. Key Concept Automating transactional…...

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Iliya Ruvinsky
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Iliya Ruvinsky is a managing partner at Skywind Consulting Ltd., Israel. He is an SAP-certified BW consultant and instructor with more than 12 years of experience working with SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects. He is an implementation and project management expert, serving for more than eight years as a trusted advisor to a wide range of Israeli enterprises, including in the insurance, energy, sales, and logistics industries. He is a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, holding an MBA in information systems analysis.



Load Data into Two BW Systems from One R/3 Source with Zero Downtime

Are you worried about what adding another BW instance to your ERP system may mean to your end users? Here’s a technique that allows you to bring another BW system online without any outages on the source system. It can be used for other tasks such as reinitializing the system to reduce the impact on…...

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