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Define Your Own Sort Versions in FI-AA Reports

You can use transaction OAVI to create your own sort versions for standard Asset Accounting reporting, adjusting for business scenarios that aren’t covered by your system’s standard sort versions. Also, see some SAP Notes that are useful for troubleshooting. Key Concept The Asset Accounting (FI-AA) module contains a sort version (formerly called a sort variant)...

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Find Table Fields When All Else Fails

Learn a failsafe method for finding table and field names using Runtime Analysis with transaction SE30. The method is particularly useful when you need to view or download information directly in SAP tables. First determine the table and field names with Runtime Analysis, and then view them with the Data Browser with transaction SE16N. Key…...

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Set Up Tax Codes to Properly Report Deferred VAT

Deferred Value Added Tax (VAT) is a special VAT that you only need when reporting to the tax authorities after the related invoice has been paid. See how to do this in the SAP system by linking a special target VAT code to a deferred VAT code. Key Concept Value Added Tax (VAT) is a…...

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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.



Set Up SAP Closing Cockpit for Speedier and Better-Controlled Financial Closings in 5 Steps

See how to configure the newly updated SAP Closing Cockpit to assign individual tasks and hierarchies properly. Key Concept SAP recently redesigned its ERP-based SAP Closing Cockpit and plans to deliver it with an add-on option of a new task scheduling tool, Central Process Scheduler (CPS). SAP plans to make this generally available to customers…...

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When to Use Organization Rules and Reporting in Compliance Calibrator

Find out if your company should use organization rules for eliminating false positives from reports. Key Concept You use organization rules to provide an additional layer of segregation of duties (SoD) analysis to remove false positives that may result from segregating based on organization levels. You perform this analysis on top of your core Compliance…...

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Jayne Gibbon
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Jayne Gibbon, CPA, has been implementing SAP applications since 1996 and is currently a director in the Chief Customer Office at SAP. Jayne’s focus is making customers successful with their SAP HANA deployments. She has helped more than 100 customers drive business value with SAP HANA. Prior to joining SAP in 2007, Jayne worked for two multinational manufacturing companies based in Wisconsin. While an SAP customer, Jayne led the very first implementation of Virsa’s Compliance Calibrator, which is now part of SAP Access Control. Jayne’s experience includes internal audit; computer security; governance, risk, and compliance; SAP HANA; and SAP analytics.



Use Recycling Administration for Better Environmental Fee Reporting

Environmental regulations differ throughout countries, leading environmental fee reporting to be very difficult. See how an SAP add-on — SAP Recycling Administration — works to keep your data consistent and in line with the different regulations. Key Concept Environmental fee reporting is required in many countries for packaging, batteries, and waste on electrical and electronic…...

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Should Your Financials Team Consider the Portal?

Discover how to use the role upload tool delivered with SAP NetWeaver to generate updated portal pages for your Financials users. You can use your existing roles in SAP ERP as a starting point. Key Concept Automatic roles differ from other portal roles in that they are generated based on the folder structure for the…...

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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.



5 Steps to Automate Email Communication of Payment Advices

Use business transaction events in conjunction with SAPconnect to manage automated email communication initiated by various processes. See configuration steps and development during the automatic payment run (transaction code F110). Key Concept Business transaction events (BTE), also known as open FI interfaces, are more generic than enhancement project-based user exits and are of similar use…...

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Properly Manage Your GRC Initiatives with Standardization, Optimization, and Automation

Effective controls ensure that a company complies with regulatory requirements, but they should also be cost effective. Standardization, optimization, and automation can improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of compliance. Key Concept CFOs frown on the idea of reducing the number of controls in a process. However, having many controls does not necessarily yield all the…...

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