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Improve Maintenance of Your PA30 Records: Leave a Trace

Improve the processing of personnel data maintenance and avoid erroneous data entry by following a step-by-step procedure to configure actions and create a daily activity report that monitors HR data maintenance. Key Concept Infotype 0000 (actions) stores information about the actions the user performs on employee master data. Personnel actions infotype is a header record...

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Designing and Developing Mobile Applications for SAPConsole Using ABAP: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

/MobileAs companies incorporate wireless barcode scanning equipment into their warehouses, they must find a way to adapt their warehouse management software for these handheld devices. SAP offers SAPConsole for this purpose, which renders SAPGUI on smaller screens and input mechanisms. However, the standard SAPConsole transactions are often not enough to meet typical business needs. This…...

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Custom Hourglass Reassures Web Shop Users

Enhancing the SAP E-Commerce UI to reflect your company’s branding helps you provide a Web shop that is unique and identifiable. Creating these enhancements, however, can be challenging. See how to develop one type of enhancement — an hourglass that alerts your Web shop users when the system is processing a request. Also, learn how…...

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Custom Hourglass Reassures Web Shop Users

Enhancing the SAP E-Commerce UI to reflect your company’s branding helps you provide a Web shop that is unique and identifiable. Creating these enhancements, however, can be challenging. See how to develop one type of enhancement — an hourglass that alerts your Web shop users when the system is processing a request. Also, learn how…...

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Improve Your Response to Emails with Web Forms

By providing a structured Web-form interface for customers, rather than allowing them to send free-form emails, organizations can greatly increase the ability of E-Mail Response Management System to correctly process emails. Key Concept A Web form is an Internet application designed to resemble a real-world paper form. It normally resides on an organization’s corporate Web…...

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SAP CRM 2005 or SAP CRM 2007: Which is Best For You?

If you are considering upgrading from earlier versions of mySAP CRM, you have two options — the current SAP CRM 2005 and the upcoming SAP CRM 2007. See how key areas in SAP CRM 2007 differ from SAP CRM 2005. Key Concept SAP CRM 2005, introduced in October 2005, includes improved marketing, sales, and E-Commerce…...

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Shrink Forecast Errors with SAP SCM 5.0

Use these five steps in SCM 5.0 to help prevent common demand forecasting mistakes. Key Concept Statistical forecasting uses mathematical formulas to detect trends and patterns based on an event in history (such as seasonality) to predict changes in demand. Causal forecasting identifies the occurrence of an event based on a cause-and-effect relationship (such as…...

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Two Ways to Use Custom Fields in Reports

To report on custom attribute fields in business partner master data, you need to extract them from SAP CRM into SAP NetWeaver BI. Get an overview of this process and find out what information you need to share with your BI team for a successful extraction. Then see what your reporting options are so that…...

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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.



Improve Communication Between Your C/C++ Applications and SAP Systems with SAP NetWeaver RFC SDK: Part 1 — RFC Client Programs

SAP NetWeaver 7.1 introduces a new software development kit (SDK) for remote function call (RFC) communications: SAP NetWeaver RFC SDK. It is the successor to the well-known “classic” RFC SDK for SAP R/3, and you can use it in C/C++-based applications to enable communication with SAP back-end systems ranging from SAP R/3 4.0B to the…...

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