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SAP E-Recruiting Part 3: Source Talent Globally While Supporting Local Regulations and Business Needs

Recruiting practices not only determine the quality of your employees but also must comply with local and international business laws. Learn the important considerations for using SAP E-Recruiting in a global environment. Most of these tips for using SAP E-recruiting are also valid for single-country deployments. Key Concept A context is a version of the...

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Why Symbolic Accounts Are the Key to a Smooth Payroll Posting Process

To keep your company’s financial information up to date, you must maintain the vital relationship between HR wage types and Financial Accounting (FI) accounts. Symbolic accounts are key to this relationship. Learn about symbolic accounts, how to configure them, and why you should never delete old symbolic accounts. Key Concept A symbolic account is a…...

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Five Keys to a Successful US Payroll Year-End

Implement these five best practices when you prepare for year-end US federal, state, and local tax reporting requirements. Combined with SAP’s Payroll functionality, they will help you plan your year-end Payroll processes. Key Concept The year-end season generally starts in mid-September when every US HR/Payroll customer receives a letter from SAP. This year-end letter describes…...

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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.



Protect Sensitive Data in Performance Management with Authorizations: Part 2

You have the option in the Objective Setting and Appraisals (OSA) component to use structural authorizations to control access to appraisal documents. Two scenarios help you to understand the concept. Key Concept Structural authorizations for HR personnel data are used to grant authorizations based on objects and relationships in organizational structures. You assign structural authorizations…...

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Monitor Your Queries and Workbooks: Part 2

The relationship report part of the MONitoring Application (MONA) allows you to quickly display relationships among InfoCubes, queries, and workbooks. Learn how to create your own time-saving relationship report. Key Concept Relationships among InfoCubes, workbooks, and queries are many-to-many. For instance, workbooks often contain multiple queries and relate to more than one InfoCube. InfoCubes can…...

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Iliya Ruvinsky
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Iliya Ruvinsky is a managing partner at Skywind Consulting Ltd., Israel. He is an SAP-certified BW consultant and instructor with more than 12 years of experience working with SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects. He is an implementation and project management expert, serving for more than eight years as a trusted advisor to a wide range of Israeli enterprises, including in the insurance, energy, sales, and logistics industries. He is a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, holding an MBA in information systems analysis.



Use Blogs to Efficiently Monitor BW System Alerts

You can combine blogs and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) to transform BW-system-generated messages into an online repository of information. Multiple parties can then subscribe to and view the messages without having to log into the BW system to track down problems. The result is a more timely, effortless, and visible depiction of system activities. Key…...

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Enhance a UI Pattern to Take Advantage of the New Excel Web Printing Functionality

You now can enhance your user interface (UI) pattern to enable you to print your reports in Microsoft Excel using default print parameters. This solution permits users to specify their default print settings using the BI template wizard. When the Web template is generated, a button is added to the template and the default print…...

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Fine-Tune Your Safety Stock Calculations

Minor daily fluctuations in safety stock requirements, while they may be accurate reflections of forecast demand and other factors, have no practical significance and may create extra work and confusion in production planning. Learn how to use macros to smooth out the unnecessary bumps in your safety stock calculations. Key Concept Companies keep safety stock…...

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Wolfgang Eddigehausen
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Wolfgang Eddigehausen is a highly experienced expert in the areas of business process design, re-engineering, and user adaption, as well as process realization in complex SAP-centric environments. He has experience in solution and enterprise architecture and project management (PRINCE2 certified) domains defining enterprise capabilities with a focus on delivering effective and efficient solutions to organizations. Wolfgang's industry knowledge includes public sector, utilities, mining, distribution, general manufacturing, process and steel industries, and consumer goods. In most roles his task is not only to architect a solution but also to evaluate and define strategic options with a focus on end-to-end solutions rather than systems. This also includes strong emphasis on the user acceptance through an innovative user experience and mobility enablement. His career includes successful participation and management of projects in Australia, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the US. These projects required interaction with all levels of an organization, from the shop floor or office through to the CxO level. Throughout his career, Wolfgang has put emphasis on a holistic approach bringing together people, processes, information, and systems in project management, architecture, and implementation roles.



What You Need to Know About Period Close

SAP R/3 provides various processes to simplify the period closing for different subledgers. Learn how to contribute to and benefit from period closing information quickly and easily. Key Concept Period close refers to the end of a fiscal period. The period may be a month, a quarter, or a fiscal year. Many areas of a…...

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