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Don’t Wait Until After Go-Live to Set Up Cross-Company Code Controlling

A wrong decision during the setup of your organizational structure can lead to a loss of functionality in logistics and controlling. You can avoid a costly reorganization of your database with cross-company code controlling. Hear about the pros and cons and learn the prerequisites for its configuration. Key Concept Organizational structure design is one of...

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One-Time Ship-to Customer Data Is More Accurate When You Use CO-PA Global USERTEMP Fields

Capturing the correct ship-to address information for profitability analysis can make all the difference to your profitability reporting and operational sales analysis. USERTEMP fields can ensure that your key performance indicators reflect true sales activity and business decisions around key countries, regions, and cities — even with one-time ship-to changes. Key Concept SAP provides eight…...

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Improve Your G/L Postings by Enabling Substitution of Relevant Fields

SAP limits the number of fields that you can use for substitution. If you want to use a field that SAP does not make available for substitution, you have to modify table GB01. Sometimes you can use transaction SE16 to make the modification, but more often you have to create a Z-program. An example shows…...

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Kees van Westerop
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Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.



Ensure Accurate and Efficient Tax Calculations with Your SAP System: A Guide to Configuring a Proper Taxation Model

Tax is an integral part of every sales and purchase transaction, and each country treats tax in a different manner — from the Sales and Use Tax in the US, to the Value Added Tax in Europe, to the Goods and Services Tax in Canada and Australia. Each type of tax has its own set…...

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Use Stakeholder Maps to Secure Support for Your SAP Projects and Ensure Successful Implementations

There are two givens you can always count on when you implement an SAP system. First, you will be dealing with a multitude of stakeholders, each with different expectations, needs, and behaviors. Second, the more stakeholders you encounter, the more you’ll find yourself mired in internal politics that can manifest themselves in a variety of…...

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Master the Five Remote Function Call (RFC) Types in ABAP: Part 1 — A Comprehensive Guide for SAP Programmers and Administrators

Remote function call (RFC) is the de facto protocol of choice of SAP developers, system architects, and administrators, and is the basis of nearly all major integration points in an SAP system landscape. You’ve probably used RFC to call function modules on other SAP systems, or used one of SAP’s standalone RFC libraries. But did…...

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BW Developers Benefit from Using Production Data for Testing

BW developers spend most of their time in the development system, often the least suitable environment for testing due to the lack of solid production-class data. Explore creative ways to populate your development system with real production data. Key Concept When you load data from your production source system into the Persistent Staging Area (PSA)…...

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Enhance Web Analyzer in SAP NetWeaver 2004s for Added Flexibility

You can enhance BEx Web Analyzer to meet specific business requirements. One popular enhancement adds a toolbar button to open the variable screen dialog where you can adjust filter values. Key Concept BEx Web Analyzer is a Web-based tool that performs ad hoc analysis in SAP NetWeaver BI environments. Web Analyzer helps minimize the footprint…...

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Empower Your End Users with Accurate BW Reports

Use standard BW functionality to show end users the accurate last load date and time for each report. This saves time for end users, who can see at a glance whether or not they need the report information. Key Concept A class is a type of ABAP program. In the context of my solution, I…...

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