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Upgrades Part 1: Fix Two Common Appraisal Errors with Ease

Discover two problems you may face in your HR upgrade from R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP and see how to permanently fix them. Even if you don’t run into these problems, you can benefit from the methodology behind the solution. Key Concept In mySAP ERP, the SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) replaces SAP R/3...

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An Insider’s Guide to Writing Robust, Understandable, Maintainable, State-of-the-Art ABAP Programs: Part 2 — Best Practices

As application needs have grown and changed, so have programming languages to meet those needs, and ABAP is no different. ABAP has evolved to offer developers new and more efficient ways to accomplish a wide and diverse range of programming tasks. The combination of new features and those preserved for downward compatibility has led to…...

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Take Another Look at ABAP Dynpros — Advanced Programming Techniques for Better User Interfaces with More Control and Fewer Surprises

Dynpro technology has long served as the basis of reliable, user-friendly SAP GUI interfaces, and will continue to have a presence for years to come as the next-generation technique, Web Dynpro, matures as a technology. This article goes beyond the basics of dynpro programming to explore some advanced techniques for enhancing your dynpros and writing…...

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Take Another Look at ABAP Dynpros — Practical Programming Techniques for Better User Interfaces with More Control and Fewer Surprises

Dynpro programming is a well-respected user interface technology that is tightly coupled with ABAP, and is used by a wide range of SAP-supplied and custom-built applications for implementing user interfaces without investing much time in development. While Web Dynpro is the preferred strategy as of SAP NetWeaver ’04, in practice dynpro programming will continue to…...

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6 Tips for a Successful CRM and Field Sales Implementation

Anyone considering a CRM Field Sales implementation can learn from what State Industrial Products discovered during its implementation. Save yourself time and resources with these six tips, including planning considerations and hardware needs. Key Concept Field Sales is a standalone mobile component within CRM that allows users to work offline and synchronize their data with…...

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Improve Sales Force Productivity with Visit Planning

The visit planning functionality in mySAP CRM 2005 can help sales representatives improve their efficiency by reducing the amount of time spent on administrative work. Discover how you can add a third-party tool to optimize the reps’ daily agendas. Key Concept A visit plan contains a list of the customers you contact regularly. Sales teams…...

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Send Alerts and Customer Confirmations Using Actions

The standard action profile ORDER_MESSAGES allows you to send output documents to your customers. With Action Wizard, you can build an action profile that automatically creates a follow-up activity when a sales contract expires. Also, find out how to use actions to send alerts to the Business Workplace or SAP NetWeaver Portal inbox. Key Concept…...

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Secure Your Revenue Stream: Ensure That SD Billing Document Invoices Are Posted in FI

It is possible to have an SD billing document without a corresponding FI invoice. This type of error can result in significant under-reporting of revenue. Take these steps to ensure all SD invoices are reflected accurately in FI-AR. Key Concept Two R/3 modules, SD and FI, cover the order-to-cash process. Invoicing represents the interface between…...

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SAP NetWeaver Portal: Initiate and Track the Planning Process with Collaboration Rooms

The Business Unit Analyst role shipped in mySAP ERP 2005 replaces the spreadsheets and distribution lists that used to organize the process of gathering and monitoring the submission of budget data with a collaboration room. Learn how it is designed specifically to select the managers who need to plan, send out workflow tasks to these…...

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MEET THE EXPERTS

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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.