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Web Services or RFCs — Choosing the Right Technology for Your SAP Integration Challenges

RFC is a well-established and trusted approach to integrating different applications in an SAP environment, but Web services, now supported with SAP Web Application Server 6.40, is emerging as a viable alternative based on open standards. Each approach has its strengths and limitations depending on the situation at hand, so when does it makes sense...

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Complete the Data Cycle with Automatic Retraction to Transactional Systems

SAPexpert/BISAPexperts/FinancialsDo you have planning process results data in SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI) that your transactional system could use? Is the transactional system putting you to work as you extract it from BI manually? Here’s how to implement automated retraction to have your system do the legwork of maximizing your existing data for you. Key…...

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Get More Detail About the Value of Stock with Split Valuation

A real-life example illustrates the concept and necessary settings for split valuation based on the origin of the product. Key Concept Split valuation is a function in SAP R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component that allows you to value stock for a product based on different attributes – for example, the origin of the product…...

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Easily Maintain Workers’ Compensation Classification Data for the US

In this overview of US-based workers’ compensation, learn about the general functionality that SAP provides to keep your company in compliance. See how to set up the premium deductions and the workers’ compensation codes in Organizational Management. Key Concept The US federal or state Occupational Safety and Health Act agency provides a listing of workers’…...

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An Insider’s Guide to Writing Robust, Understandable, Maintainable, State-of-the-Art ABAP Programs: Part 3 — Additional Best Practices and Administrative Issues

With the already large, and ever-increasing, amount of options available for ABAP programming, there has long been a need for a comprehensive guide to help navigate through the maze of possibilities and pitfalls. While many guidelines on the use of ABAP already exist both inside and outside of SAP, most tend to focus on specific…...

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Processing Text-Based Information in ABAP — Best Practices for Improving Performance

Much of the data that is processed by typical business applications, including product codes, currencies, and XML data, is stored as text. ABAP tightly integrates text processing into its runtime environment via a diverse set of data types and statements. Understanding the inner workings of the ABAP runtime and choosing the right data types is…...

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First Look: SAP CRM Sales On-Demand

SAP CRM on-demand is a new SAP-hosted, Web-based sales force automation system. How does it compare with mySAP CRM? Key Concept SAP CRM on-demand is a hosted solution. It differs from the on-premise mySAP CRM in that you do not need to install software or hardware to run the system. You access SAP CRM on-demand…...

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5 Steps to Optimize Your mySAP CRM Implementation with SAP Best Practices

Find out about the five steps involved with evaluating and implementing SAP Best Practices via a sample scenario involving Activity Management. SAP Best Practices are preconfigured, tested, and documented scenarios you can use during the implementation process. Key Concept SAP Best Practices are preconfigured business scenarios to simplify and speed up your implementation project. The…...

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Quickly Find Errors When Replicating mySAP CRM Data to ECC

Learn how a debugging session speeds up the time it takes to uncover the cause of an error when replicating mySAP CRM business partner data to mySAP ERP Central Component. Key Concept You use Business Documents for data exchange and data processing within mySAP CRM. They serve as data containers for processing business objects that…...

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