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Temporarily Upgrade Hourly Pay Rates

Time worked by hourly employees is recorded on infotypes in R/3. Each infotype allows you to enter “payment according to other position” as a way to temporarily pay an employee more than the standard hourly rate. Special configuration steps are required to activate this feature. Creating special “upgrade only” positions can significantly reduce the amount...

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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.



SAP Manager's Desktop: Make Your Line Managers’ Day-to-Day Work More Efficient: Part 1

Manager’s Desktop provides your line managers with tools and reports. You can implement it with little effort on the technical side, and in contrast to Manager Self-Service (MSS), it doesn’t require SAP Enterprise Portal. Key Concept The biggest difference between Manager’s Desktop and Manager Self-Service (MSS) is that MSS’s user interface (UI) is more user…...

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Streamline Period-End Closing with Authorization Groups

When you need to permit a select group of users to post to a previous period, you can use authorization groups to automate access. This prevents unauthorized users from posting to the previous period without requiring you to adjust the posting settings manually after a period closes. Key Concept Authorization fields store permissions for system…...

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Enhance Your Report Painter/Report Writer Capabilities with Transaction GRCT

Instead of using ABAP code to write a report in FI and CO, many users build a Report Painter/ Report Writer library using transaction MC27. However, this workaround has some drawbacks. Little known transaction GRCT solves these problems in most cases, and eliminates the need to use transaction MC27. Key Concept Super users and end…...

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End Language Compatibility Problems with Unicode

To be a globally competitive company, you need rapid access to critical data in a wide variety of formats and languages. Learn how Unicode makes this possible in your SAP ERP system, and gain an understanding of its technical requirements and restrictions. Key Concept In the past, hundreds of different and sometimes conflicting encoding systems…...

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Protect Sensitive Data in Performance Management with Authorizations: Part 3

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 are able to set up a secure system in which only legitimate users can access sensitive data. These customizing settings help you set up a…...

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Refine Your Financial Processes with Business Workflow

Learn how and when you can trigger workflows, as well as their potential for automating processes and generating notifications, to support regulatory requirements. Practical examples of workflow along with the steps required to create a basic workflow prepare you to identify and take advantage of workflow opportunities. Key Concept You can translate any activity that…...

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Get the Most Out of Your CRM Consultants

Choosing the right consultant for your CRM project could mean the difference between success and failure or keeping within or exceeding your budget. Examine what questions to ask potential consultants and how the issues of knowledge transfer, testing, and ongoing maintenance and support affect your project. Key Concept In an integrated mySAP CRM, the solution…...

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5 Tips to Improve Your mySAP CRM Reports and Analytics

These five data modeling tips help you create a comprehensive mySAP CRM data warehouse using SAP Business Information Warehouse functionality to bring together data from the necessary disparate sources. Key Concept Modeling CRM data differs from modeling other data in SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) in several aspects. For example, mySAP CRM uses a closer…...

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Penny Silvia
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Penny Silvia is managing director, SAP Analytics, for Deloitte Consulting. She is part of the cross-sector executive leadership team for the SAP service line at Deloitte Consulting, responsible for developing service offerings and go-to-market strategies for SAP Analytics and SAP HANA-based solutions including SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4HANA. This includes both internally and externally focused activities, sales enablement, solution development, client strategies, and thought leadership.