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How to Monitor and Debug Process Chains in APO

During an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) project implementation, you design process chains in APO Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, or other modules to run background jobs. The application support team needs to know how to execute and monitor the process chains after go-live. See also how to trigger email messages on errors, debug...

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Why Understanding ABAP Objects Leads to Better Functional Design Techniques

Using service-oriented design techniques and ABAP Objects allows you to identify reusable, individual components or subprocesses that can be shared by a suite of custom application design requirements. These sharable units can then be flexibly assigned to different ABAP developers, thus reducing redundant code development and increasing application integrity and efficiency. Key Concept Any object-oriented…...

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Avoid Global Implementation Pitfalls with a Well-Defined, Strategic Global Template

Execute an SAP HR global implementation template with these guidelines. Prevent common implementation pitfalls by creating a balance between competing needs, such as reporting, security, and scalability. Key Concept Global templates define and explain the technical and functional data elements and processes necessary for supporting a global HR system. The template incorporates global and local…...

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Handle Custom Requirements for Defaulting Unit Numbers

The standard R/3 system provides different indirect valuation modules for determining the entry amounts of wage types. However, the existing modules may not meet the requirements of defaulting the number in the unit field. Instead, you can create a customer-specific indirect valuation module and use a standard Business Add-In to meet your requirement. Key Concept…...

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Achieve Balanced Reporting by Automating Document Splitting in the New G/L

SAPexperts Financials See the rules, steps, transactions, and method for document splitting. Then follow seven steps to configure it in your system. Key Concept The splitting method is the main key to activate document splitting in the new G/L, including splitting rules, business transactions, business transaction variants, and more. It is a component of active…...

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Mitresh Kundalia
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Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.



Add Custom Fields for Your Business Partner: Part 1 — Marketing Attributes

You can use marketing attributes and attribute sets to add custom fields without ABAP coding. Follow these steps to create, assign, and maintain marketing attributes and attribute sets in SAP CRM. Then see how standard marketing tools allow you to automate the entry of the attributes. Key Concept SAP CRM uses marketing attributes to generate…...

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Ned Falk
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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.



One-to-One Email Integration for MS Outlook Demystified

SAP CRM 2005 offers one-to-one email integration, which enables you to transfer email directly from Microsoft Outlook into SAP CRM. You can interface inbound and outbound emails with SAP CRM via the People-Centric User Interface, then store the emails as activities. Follow the steps to set up this integration and see how you can customize…...

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Get a Better View of Your Sales Team with Territory Management

Learn how you can use Territory Management to organize your sales force into groups, such as for products or geographical location. Setting up Territory Management involves a five-part process — see what steps you need to follow in each part to use Territory Management. Key Concept Territory Management, available with SAP CRM 4.0 and later,…...

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Best Practices for Transferring Data from SD to SAP CRM

You can use SAP CRM to perform order processing and pricing tasks you used to perform in R/3. Find out how to move this data from your R/3 system to your SAP CRM system so you keep any enhancements you made to the R/3 data to support your business requirements. Key Concept To move data…...

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