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Express Planning Gives Managers Access to Plan Data in Multiple Systems

Express Planning is a self-service Web functionality in mySAP ERP 2005 that gives managers theability to extract the data they need during the budgeting process, even if the data is in a differentsystem. They also can write data back to various modules and monitor variances without any externalhelp. Express Planning masks the system complexities from...

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Janet Salmon
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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.



How to Integrate FI-AA with the New G/L for Segment Reporting

With the new general ledger (G/L), you no longer need custom programs or user exits to obtain the asset balances for segment reporting. Instead, you can update profit center/segments details for all asset transactions and depreciation postings in the new G/L. Find out what settings you need to make in Asset Accounting (FI-AA) to make…...

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Simplify Data Entry with Fast Entry for Actions

Eliminate unnecessary data entry and streamline the actions process using fast entry for actions. Learn how to configure your system to optimize the fast entry for actions functionality. Key Concept SAP’s fast entry for actions (transaction PA42), allows a user to place various fields from multiple infotypes on one interface screen for faster processing. Fast…...

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Easily Tie Compensation to Targeted Performance by Integrating SEM’s Balanced Scorecard with HR

Learn how to integrate the Balanced Scorecard with HR to compare goals of the employees with company objectives. You can tie employees’ personal scores from the Balanced Scorecard to their salary. Key Concept Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) defines strategies, scorecards, perspectives, objectives, measures, and initiatives. You can also form scorecard hierarchies and groups. In addition,…...

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Improve Efficiency of HR Service Request Processing with SAP Personnel Change Requests

Many organizations process HR service requests inefficiently via paper or email, requiring thorough HR validation. Accelerate the HR service request processing cycle, improve data quality, provide reliable and measurable routing, and allow managers to easily create HR requests for their employees with SAP Personnel Change Requests (PCRs). Key Concept SAP’s Personnel Change Request (PCR) is…...

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An Insider’s Guide to Writing Robust, Understandable, Maintainable, State-of-the-Art ABAP Programs: Part 1 — Fundamental Rules and Formal Criteria

Whether you are new to ABAP or have been using it for years, in the end you are probably satisfied if your application code somehow just works. But ABAP is a vibrant, evolving language, with new features and modifications that can significantly improve your programs. The multitude of choices can seem overwhelming, however. This article…...

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Introducing the Next Generation of ABAP Debugging — the New ABAP Debugger

SAP provides a wide variety troubleshooting tools that you can use to identify, analyze, and resolve problems that arise in your ABAP programs. The ABAP Debugger in particular has been a well-known, tried-and-true tool for many years. SAP NetWeaver ’04 and 2004s introduce the “New ABAP Debugger,” which includes enhanced versions of all the tools…...

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Streamline Business Processes and Increase User Productivity with SAP NetWeaver: Build Forms-Based Web Dynpro Applications Using Interactive Forms Based on Adobe Software

Until now, users have required direct access to the back-end system to carry out daily business tasks, such as entering sales order information, which can be problematic for remote or offsite users. SAP NetWeaver ’04 offers a new technology called Interactive Forms based on Adobe software that changes all this. Leveraging the presentation and information…...

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The Split Processor-Making Balanced B/S and P&L Reports Possible for Business Area, Profit Center, and Fund

Do you want to produce balanced reports by elements lower than a company code, or by elements that cross company codes? The split processor, part of the FI Special Purpose Ledger, works well to provide balanced reporting for business area, profit center, and fund. The author shows how to use the split processor to get…...

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