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Speed Up Period-End Reconciliation Between Affiliated Companies

During reconciliation between affiliated companies, the A/R balance in one company often doesn’t match the A/P balance in the other company. Learn a quick and easy way to assign leftover documents to each other. Key Concept The R/3 transaction F.2E can help you analyze differences between affiliated companies. This transaction shows you all the documents...

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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.



Include Actual Costs in COGS with Material Ledger in Release 4.7

Does your cost of goods sold (COGS) figure match your actual costs? Learn how to use new functionality in the material ledger to complete the value flow through R/3 and assign price differences to the cost of sales accounts to ensure that the COGS reflects the actual costs. Key Concept SAP uses the term “actual…...

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Janet Salmon
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Janet Salmon joined SAP in 1992. After six months of training on R/2, she began work as a translator, becoming a technical writer for the Product Costing area in 1993. As English speakers with a grasp of German costing methodologies were rare in the early 1990s, she began to hold classes and became a product manager for the Product Costing area in 1996, helping numerous international organizations set up Product Costing. More recently, she has worked on CO content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, Financial Analytics, and role-based portals. She is currently chief product owner for management accounting. She lives in Speyer, Germany, with her husband and two children.



Dealing with France, Italy, or Spain? What You Need to Know About Processing Bills of Exchange

The form of payment called bill of exchange provides a company with control over when payment is made. It is common in some European countries. Key Concept Bills of exchange were invented by the Lombard bankers hundreds of years ago as a safe way of transferring money in payment of goods or services. They are…...

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Use Your Program Variants More Effectively with the Help of TVARV Variables

Instead of manually changing the selections in a program variant, you can make the system change the variant values automatically. This saves time, especially if you are running hundreds of reports. Key Concept Selection variables fall into three categories: Date variables (D): Say that you run a daily sales analysis report, with the date parameter…...

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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.



Save Time by Automating Internal Overtime Recalculation

Internal recalculation can simplify the development of SAP Personnel Time Management (PT) business processes. It adds flexibility to such PT business functions as overtime, holidays, and regular hours processing. The author provides recommendations for implementing this functionality, discusses its limitations, and describes examples. Key Concept The internal recalculation functionality is based on the time-evaluation feature…...

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Create Microsoft Word Form Letters Using SAP ABAP Query

You can use the SAP Query functionality to integrate information from an SAP R/3 system into a Microsoft Word document. That gives you the ability to create form letters without resorting to a custom report. Key Concept R/3 uses Desktop Office Integration controls that call an SAP document container and SAP DataProvider. This functionality is…...

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Perform What-If Scenarios in Org Management Using Alternate Plan Versions

You can use your Organizational Management (OM) functionality to create alternate scenarios such as a new organizational hierarchy without affecting your active plan version. Key Concept Organizational planning processes sometimes require the creation of what-if scenarios to determine the impact on existing structures and processes before the actual changes are made in a productive environment…....

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Select the Right Time-Evaluation Starter Schema: Part 3

Time-evaluation functions TIMTP and TYPES are a transition point between raw time data and time results in SAP time evaluation. You’ll see how understanding TIMTP and TYPES helps you select the most relevant time-evaluation starter schema. Key Concept Time wage types are generated by time evaluation and stored in the time results. The SAP Payroll…...

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Reduce Memory Consumption and Improve Runtime Performance with ABAP Shared Objects: A New API for Shared Memory Programming

Have you ever wished for a data buffer that provides access to data across transaction boundaries, without requiring additional memory or resource-consuming copy operations from the database? ABAP Shared Objects, available with SAP NetWeaver ’04, is a new ABAP API that provides direct access to data structures stored in a shared memory area. Using simple…...

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