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Set Up a Cash Journal to Enhance Your Internal Controls

See how to set up a cash journal and how to use it to record cash transactions and monitor your cash position. Key Concept Many companies have a petty cash account for small cash payments and receipts. To integrate petty cash with the SAP R/3 system, SAP developed the cash journal. The cash journal enables...

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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.

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Capture Usage Variances and Automatically Assign Them to Your POs

You can use the distribution of usage variances function to simplify data collection for variance analysis and the valuation of inventory at actual costs, and avoid recording each transaction on its own. An example shows the steps and takes you through the process of what to do in Customizing. Key Concept Distribution of usage variances…...

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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.

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A System Administrator’s Practical Guide to SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD)

Administrators often use a spreadsheet or database program to manually keep track of the systems in their landscapes, but these won’t tell you whether two systems are compatible, and the ever-increasing size and geographical spread of landscapes makes this task difficult at best. SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD) serves as a central repository of information…...

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R/3 Can Be Your One-Stop Shop for BEx Web Reports

Power users or developers with the appropriate authorization can connect end users to their BEx Web reports within R/3. This allows end users to perform detailed reporting and analysis from their current SAP session. Key Concept The role menu Web item permits users to access a Web menu that organizes Web reports in the same…...

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3 Steps for Creating Efficient Update Rules

With a little ABAP code, optimize your data loads with efficient update rules. Key Concept Update rules connect InfoSources to data targets. They allow you to filter, transform, aggregate, and integrate the data passing through them. In the BW world, tables often occupy much of developers’ time, as they analyze dimensional design, key fields versus…...

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Custom Program Grants Users Easy Access to Both BEx Analyzer 3.x and SAP NetWeaver 2004s

When migrating to SAP NetWeaver 2004s, your users may want to access both the new and legacy versions of BEx Analyzer until they get used to the new program. However, users accessing BEx Analyzer via single-sign on with transaction RRMX cannot choose which version of BEx Analyzer to launch. Use ABAP code to add a…...

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2 Ways to Optimize ATP Functionality with Ease

Find out how to make your Available-to-Promise (ATP) processes in R/3 work even better by controlling how you use safety stock. Then see how you can further tweak ATP checks with the product allocation tool. Key Concept The Available-to-Promise (ATP) quantity is the stock available to fulfill customer orders. A critical component in logistics planning,…...

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Streamline Inbound Freight Costing in 5 Steps

See how to map the inbound transportation process in R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component. Then, walk through the configuration steps necessary to automate how the system calculates and settles inbound freight costs. Key Concept A shipment cost document holds the total shipment costs associated with a particular shipment (e.g., freight costs, fuel surcharges, and…...

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Make SAP Automatic Credit Management Work for You, Without Damaging Supply Chain Efficiency: Part 2

Discover some best practices to help you organize your credit management in a way that benefits the supply chain. Key Concept A credit control area is an organizational unit you use to establish your credit management protocol in Accounts Receivable and Sales and Distribution. Within it, you set and control credit limits for your customers…....

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