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Protect Sensitive Data in Performance Management with Authorizations: Part 1

During the objective setting and appraisal process, you need to protect sensitive personnel data. By using HR standard authorizations in combination with customizing settings that restrict appraisal document access, you will be able to set up a secure system in which only legitimate users can access sensitive data. You first need to understand the use...

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Apply Quantity-Based Overhead Simply and Accurately via Costing Sheets

SAP R/3 offers more refined methods to apply overhead costs than most people use. One is the quantity-based overhead method, in which the amount charged depends on the production quantity based on a given rate. Activity consumption can be used flexibly to charge overhead based on effort or only at standard consumption quantity. Learn an…...

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Ask the SAP Financials Expert: Show the Correct Text in Report Painter/Writer Reports in the Drill-Down Level

Use a characteristic text variable to drill down in a cost center report and see the text that goes with the new cost center. Dear SAP Financials Expert, We are heavy users of Report Painter and Report Writer reports. Cost center reports are widely used in our organization. Many of our reports have selection criteria…...

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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.



Explore Alternative Payee Options in Accounts Payable

It is often difficult for users to determine which payee option best fits their needs. Learn about all of the different options in detail, with comparisons and examples, so you can choose what will work best for you. Key Concept Within Accounts Payable, payments are issued to the address of the vendor. Alternative payees are used when…...

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Create Your Own Custom Feature and Eliminate Keying Errors

You can create your own custom feature if you want to default values into a standard SAP field or a customer field that does not have an existing feature. Key Concept An SAP Human Resource feature contains rules that are primarily used for programming and specifying default values. These default values can be called by…...

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Two Ways to Easily Access Payroll Information

Accessing past payroll information can be confusing if you do not know about the relevant storage architecture and code. Learn how R/3 uses the concept of clusters to store information. Find out about two approaches to access payroll information that is stored in clusters. Key Concept For most data pertinent to SAP applications, two methods…...

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To Migrate or Not to Migrate — Proper Preparation Is the Key to Making the Right Decision and Ensuring a Successful Migration

The process of deciding whether a migration is in order is as challenging and complex as conducting the migration itself, if not more so. While the technical migration process has a clear goal, navigating the business factors and needs involved, and marrying them to IT factors and needs, are not as clear cut. This article…...

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George Anderson
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As a senior director and global program executive for an arm of Microsoft's consulting business, Dr. George Anderson leads teams of program and project managers, architects, and enterprise consulting professionals tasked with deploying various ERP solutions and other business applications. He’s co-authored several books including SAP Implementation Unleashed and the Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours series, serves as an adjunct professor teaching various project management and systems analysis courses, and holds a number of credentials including PMI PMP and several SAP and Microsoft certifications alongside a PhD in leadership/organizational change, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.



SAP E-Recruiting Part 2: Eight Tips to Ensure a Smooth Implementation

Use these eight planning and configuration tips when you implement SAP E-Recruiting. Key Concept A sound project management approach with sufficient lead time is required for implementation of SAP E-Recruiting. It takes more time to plan the customizing and obtain buy-in than it does to actually perform the configuration. Note SAP E-Recruiting, which manages end-to-end…...

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Identify Data Errors Early with the Extractor Checker

The extractor checker can test extracted data at the source, allowing you to find data errors/inconsistencies at an early stage. Key Concept The extractor checker comes packaged in Service API (SAPI), which enables you to create generic DataSources via transaction RSO2. The extractor checker has been available since very early SAP releases (both SAP_APPL including…...

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