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Calculate Contribution Margins in CO-PA That Include All Production Variances

Do the contribution margins for your products and customers reflect the actual costs of the goods sold? Learn how to use a little-known functionality in the material ledger to create an actual cost component split for each product and then transfer this split into Profitability Analysis (CO-PA). Key Concept Product Cost Planning (CO-PC-PCP) and Actual...

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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.



Build a Dashboard for Management of Internal Controls

Managers often struggle with the timely availability of compliance-related data and the way the information is visualized for analysis and presentation purposes. You can eliminate these problems by following a four-step process to build a management dashboard for SAP’s Management of Internal Controls (MIC) application. You can also use this procedure to build dashboards for…...

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Automate CO Data Loads with BATCHMAN

An SAP R/3 Enterprise functionality called BATCHMAN enables the easy upload of selective CO data, including activity rates and statistical key figures for allocations and reporting. Key Concept Most SAP CO implementations need CO data periodically entered in SAP R/3. That could be loading the activity prices for use in calculation of standard costs or…...

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Access Loan Data with Ease

Reading the balance for loans kept in infotype 0045 may be confusing for developers and consultants. This is because loan balances are not stored in the same manner as other fields of infotype 0045. Learn about the loan data storage architecture and the code used to access loan balances to clear up the confusion and…...

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mySAP ERP Travel Management: Improve Your Control of Travel Planning and Expenses

/FinancialsCompliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has prompted many organizations to analyze their existing internal travel and expenses controls to reduce risk. Learn how the latest version of mySAP ERP Travel Management automates business processes for travel policy enforcement and streamlines time-consuming administrative tasks. Key Concept MySAP ERP Travel Management supports the standard SAP Business Workflow…...

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Ask the HR Expert: What's the Difference Between Long- and Short-Term Documents in Report RPUAUD00?

You have two ways to track and report on changes to infotype and field data. Long- and short-term documents allow you to report on infotype changes in report form or to track changes to specific fields in combination with other fields. However, SAP’s use of “long term” and “short term” has a different meaning than…...

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Audits and Regulatory Reviews — Will Your SAP Project Make the Grade?

The regulatory environment is not going away anytime soon. Recent corporate scandals have combined with public outcry over issues like privacy to create a business environment of heightened scrutiny. Your business, from the topmost layers of management oversight to the inner workings of your business processes, is subject to examination, and the neurocenter of your…...

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Developing Custom Applications for SAP Enterprise Portal — Advanced Java and .NET Options to Consider in Light of SAP NetWeaver

In light of SAP NetWeaver’s native support for ABAP, Java, and .NET, and the release of myriad new development tools, SAP teams now have a dramatically expanded menu of options for developing custom applications for delivery via SAP Enterprise Portal. This article is the second in a two-part series that compares the platform and skill…...

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Create an ESS Implementation That Users Will Love

Many businesses would like to customize Employee Self-Service (ESS) to meet employee requests, but it’s difficult to know where and how to begin. See how one project team facilitated a smooth change management process by making modifications to its ESS environment to the applause of its users. Key Concept User buy-in is essential to ensure…...

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