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Meet Complex Business Requirements with User Exits in SEM-BPS

You can easily customize SAP’s Business Planning and Simulation (SEM-BPS) module with user-defined functional enhancements to achieve specific or advanced business requirements. Key Concept You can optimize standard business planning functionality through the introduction of custom code. This custom code uses SAP-provided user exit points to minimize risk. SAP provides several useful opportunities to insert...

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Can You Really Post to COGS During a Billing Process?

You can post credit memos to the cost of goods sold without creating an imbalance between FI and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA). However, you have to account for the revenue account determination, cost element categories, pricing procedure components, and how signs are handled in FI and CO-PA. Key Concept Creating an invoice is the most fundamental…...

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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.



Take Control of Standard Text in SD

Businesses frequently need to communicate promotional or informational messages to their customers via output documents. You can save time by maintaining such text in your SAP R/3 system through the use of text determination. Key Concept Standard texts are text objects within the R/3 environment that can be used more than once. You can include…...

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Ask the HR Expert: Use a Custom Program to Run Your Process Model on a Repeating Schedule

You can create your own program if you want to automate the running of your process models. Key Concept Dear HR Expert, I read your article in the January 2005 issue of HR Expert regarding automating payroll postings with a process model, and I liked it very much. How do you set up a process…...

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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 Using CATT to Upload HR Data Automatically

You can use the Computer-Aided Test Tool (CATT) as an HR data upload tool that works as if you had a real user inputting the data into R/3 — except that CATT automates the task. Key Concept CATT stands for Computer-Aided Test Tool. It was originally developed as a testing tool. Both functional and technical…...

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Use Standard Utilities to Transfer OM Data Between Clients and from Legacy Systems

Functional experts can use standard R/3 programs that don’t require ABAP resources to transfer organizational data between clients or to create large amounts of new organizational data in a client. Key Concept R/3 provides standard programs that you can use to move existing organizational management objects and infotypes across clients and to load new OM…...

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Indirect Valuation Modules: Customize Your Wage Calculations

R/3 provides a variety of indirect valuation modules for determining the entry amounts for wage types. However, in many scenarios, the existing modules may not suffice and you may need to create your own. Moreover, these computed entry amounts are not stored in the same manner as other fields of an infotype. The handling of…...

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Ask the HR Expert: Locate Unoccupied Positions Without Vacancy Processing

You can track unused positions in Organizational Management via vacancy processing as a part of an overall position-management process. In the absence of vacancy processing, you can track unused or “open” positions and modify them to display the proper staffing levels in a given organizational unit. Standard reports in R/3 provide the information necessary to…...

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Avoid a Disconnect Between Your MM and FI Period Closes

Your cutoff for transactions at close may be affected if you don’t understand the relationship between the Materials Management (MM) period close and the FI period close. You can configure your R/3 system to ensure a clean cutoff for MM transactions at period close. Key Concept The posting of MM balances to an MM period…...

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