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Use Change Documents for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Testing

The time for Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 testing is now. Find out how to leverage existing hidden system resources in R/3 to help fulfill some of the crucial Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandates. Key Concept For compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, many public companies have taken a two-phased approach to assess the effectiveness of...

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Transfer Small Amounts of Legacy Data into Asset Accounting with Ease

The SAP R/3 Asset Accounting component has a little-known tool, known as Transfer Legacy Data to Asset Accounting using Microsoft Excel, for loading legacy asset data into an SAP system. Data transfers in small volumes can be a snap if you follow these steps and know where the formatting pitfalls are. Key Concept To implement…...

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Ask the SAP Financials Expert: How Do I Retrieve and Display Archived CO-PA Line Items?

Standard SAP archiving methods do not allow you to retrieve specific Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) line items. However, you can gain access to them via two methods: using the SAP Archiving Information System or ABAP code. Each has limitations you should know about. Key Concept   Dear SAP Financials Expert, Our Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) database is…...

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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.



11 Steps for Changing a Cost Center Hierarchy

A strong cost center hierarchy is necessary for analyzing your company’s performance. If your structure is not meeting your needs, try this 11-step process to develop a new, more effective cost center hierarchy. This process is best suited for small- to medium-sized companies. Key Concept A company must have a logical grouping of costs to…...

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Ask the HR Expert: Save Time by Moving Your Existing Queries to a New InfoSet

Learn how to transfer queries from the global query area using preconfigured InfoSets to a custom InfoSet in the standard query area. This technique allows you to capture all desired InfoSet data without recreating existing queries in a new InfoSet. Key Concept Dear HR Expert, How can you transfer queries created in the global application…...

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Graham Wong
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Graham Wong is a consultant and co-founder HR Focal Point, an SAP and technology consulting company. He has been working with SAP applications and technology since 1994. He holds bachelors degrees in commerce and French from the University of Virginia as well as a master's degree in management information systems from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.



Speed Up R/3 Data Entry with the Object Manager

SAP R/3 contains a tool called the object manager. This tool is often ignored or underused. The object manager contains features that can greatly reduce the number of keystrokes and mouse clicks required to complete common tasks such as recording absences or entering benefit elections. Learn about these features and increase your R/3 productivity. Key…...

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Clay Molinari
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Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.



Best Practices: Plan For and Implement SAP E-Recruiting

SAPexperts/HR Key Concept SAP E-Recruiting sources and manages talent within and from outside your organization through enabling a talent relationship management (TRM) strategy. TRM combines an aggressive recruiting policy with Web-based recruiting tools. A sound TRM strategy focuses on the goals of a company and integrates software to complement those goals. SAP E-Recruiting offers significant…...

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Merge SAP Data Directly into a Microsoft Word Document

It takes a lot of effort to enter names and other relevant information into form letters. Create a custom program that allows you to download SAP R/3 data into Microsoft Word document templates to expedite this process. Key Concept Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows you to create objects in an…...

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InfoProvider Compression: What It Is and When to Do It

Do you compress data packages loaded into BW InfoProviders? SAP says you should, but why? Learn why the periodic compression of BW InfoCube data is a good idea. Key Concept InfoProviders have two types of fact tables to hold key figure data. Although both are similar, the E fact table stores compressed data, while the…...

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