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8 Lessons Learned from an SAP CRM 2005 Data Migration Project

Find out how to improve data load performance when you use the Business Application Programming Interface approach to migrate business partner data and its marketing attributes, roles, contact information, and external IDs from a legacy application into SAP CRM 2005. Learn the key items to watch out for during this cut-over activity and how to...

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Replace Standard CRM Screens and Add New Applications with Adobe Flex

Find out how you can build new screens for standard SAP CRM screens such as the marketing attributes maintenance screen. Then see other customizations you can create with Adobe Flex — for example, a new price management screen that shows you customer-specific prices. Key Concept Composite applications are applications that reuse existing functionalities from one…...

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What to Do When You Need an Alert and the Event Doesn’t Exist

Find out how to create custom events to trigger alerts to specific interaction center agents dealing with special customer issues, such as ordering hazardous materials. When you complete the process, you create a hyperlinked alert that takes the agent to documents to send to the customer. Key Concept SAP CRM contains standard events, which are…...

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Add Custom Fields for Your Business Partner: Part 3 — Easy Enhancement Workbench

You can use the Easy Enhancement Workbench to add fields to a business partner. This method allows you to avoid writing code by following a simple wizard to create your custom fields. Key Concept Users often need custom fields to collect industry- or company-specific business partner information. Adding fields by including them in extensions created…...

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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.



Automate Shop Floor Scheduling Rules with APO PP/DS

Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) heuristics and optimizer support constraint-based shop floor production sequencing. Through implementation of the right components, PP/DS helps you automate the production planning process to avoid customer delays or increased setup costs and time. Key Concept You can use Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) in SAP Advanced Planning and…...

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Compare the three methods for assigning value to materials — moving average price, standard price, and split valuation — by looking at how R/3 and SAP ERP Central Component calculate each type of value. Key Concept Moving average price (MAP) reflects the actual value of the materials in stock. You determine the MAP by dividing…...

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Avoid the Top 3 Common Mistakes in Supply Chain Optimization

Find out some best practices to follow when you want to incorporate new technology and software into your supply chain processes. Key Concept In any supply chain optimization project, you must address strategic factors to ensure your business benefits from sustainable improvement. These factors include the project vision, reward systems, and use of tools. I’ll…...

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Simplify Vacation Policy Configuration

Gain insight into streamlining your vacation accrual configurations using table V_T559L. Understand four widespread business scenarios and solutions available to accurately calculate vacation accruals that involve unique requirements. Key Concept Table V_T559L generates separate screens to configure quota types, base entitlements, validity/deduction intervals, and selection rules to implement vacation accrual policies in an SAP system…....

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Detect the Effect of a Change in US Tax Models on Payroll — Before You Do It

US users of SAP payroll periodically need to maintain their tax model configuration. A small change made in a tax model to correct a taxing situation may inadvertently alter the taxing for other situations. Ensure that mistakes don’t sneak into your SAP payroll. Key Concept Tax laws in the United States are quite complex. SAP…...

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Clay Molinari
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Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.