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SAP Closing Cockpit in mySAP ERP Automates Fast Close

Learn about SAP Closing Cockpit and its two central features, a template and a task list. See how it can help you perform a fast close. Key Concept SAP Closing Cockpit provides the ability to monitor and control the closing cycle across your corporate structure. To understand how to use SAP Closing Cockpit, you need...

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Test Your BAPIs for Safe Data Transfer to the FI/CO Interface

Before running a Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI) in your programs, you should test it. See how to test your BAPI and how to get a report that shows you its details. Key Concept A Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI) is a standard interface that facilitates the integration of R/3 or mySAP ERP Central Component…...

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Automate Payments to Multiple Vendor Bank Accounts

Configure your R/3 or mySAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system so that you can select a vendor’s bank from multiple bank accounts for automated payments. See three methods for creating a vendor invoice — manually with or without a purchase order, and automatically using Electronic Data Interchange — and how to use transaction F110 to…...

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Collect All Actual Costs on Production Orders in One Report for Month-End Analysis

You can use the Report Painter tool under Product Cost Controlling in the IMG to display actual cost, work in process, and variances for all of the production orders in a plant on one report. Key Concept To have the break-up of total production variances on the reports in Product Cost Controlling, you need to…...

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Three Methods for Editing DataStore Object Data Without Altering Source Data

DataStore object data usually updates when the user or system generates or changes source system documents. The data flows into SAP BW via a full load or delta queue extract. Unfortunately, the real world sometimes intrudes on this ideal scenario and requires you to edit data in BW directly. Discover the pros and cons of…...

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Application Log Answers Key Questions About Application Activities

The application log is a handy tool that many people don’t know enough about. With some practice, you can use this tool to uncover useful system information such as who deleted an InfoCube. Key Concept The application log is a standard SAP feature. The tools to create application logs (mainly by using function modules) have…...

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mySAP CRM Analytics Harnesses SAP NetWeaver BI Analytical Capabilities

mySAP CRM Analytics, a group of tools offered with mySAP CRM and SAP NetWeaver BI, can help you optimize your company’s customer data. Learn about the mySAP CRM extraction mechanism and delivered analysis tools you can use with your data. Then, explore the standard tool sets available, including customer analytics, product analytics, sales and service…...

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Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.



Part 1: Data Modeling Strategies to Avoid Data Inaccuracy and Ensure Consistency

Minimize and eliminate data inconsistency and inaccuracy in SAP NetWeaver BI environments by adopting and adapting the data modeling techniques described here. The author explains the accuracy, benefits, and drawbacks of each. Key Concept Common data modeling approaches produce inconsistent and inaccurate data over time. This results from insufficient understanding of delta processes and different…...

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