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Part 2: Outsourcing Payroll in an SAP Environment — Implementation and Operational Challenges

To outsource your payroll successfully, you must evaluate operational and implementation processes. Understanding these areas prepares you to overcome challenges that may arise. Key Concept You can effectively manage the required inbound and outbound interfaces for outsourced payroll environments if you establish a standardized payroll environment. The success of your outsourced payroll environment largely depends...

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Benchmark SAP Application Controls to Increase Testing and Documentation Efficiency

See how to use your SAP system’s table logging functionality to support a benchmarking strategy for application controls. Key Concept On the technical side, many companies are confused about the impact table logging might have on performance. They confuse database-level table logging with application-level table logging and the performance impact of logging master and transactional…...

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How Does Your Inventory Management Strategy Measure Up?

Discover where your organization is in this inventory maturity model, understand the set of required capabilities, and identify the key SAP functionalities to implement at each level. Consider the guidelines described in this roadmap to achieve higher customer satisfaction levels and reduce inventory carrying costs. Key Concept The inventory maturity model is a proposed four-…...

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Tailor the Severity of System Messages to Your Needs

Learn how to determine if a particular message is configurable and the required steps to alter the severity of a message. Follow this phased approach to ensure proper configuration in your SAP ERP system. The approach to adjusting the severity of a message consists of three phases: message control customizing, transactions SM30 and SM31, and…...

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Improve Data Access in SAP Environments with the Oracle Cost Based Optimizer (CBO)

The Oracle Cost Based Optimizer (CBO) can be a powerful tool for determining the most efficient way to retrieve data from an Oracle database. The CBO identifies ways to improve data-access time by considering resource costs such as I/O, by accounting for statistical values and parameters, and by selecting appropriate indexes. Compared to the Rule…...

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Use SAP NetWeaver Portal’s Powerful Collaboration Capabilities to Enhance Communication Between Local and Remote Users

Most IT projects would not succeed without some kind of collaboration. SAP NetWeaver Portal allows users to work together through its Knowledge Management (KM) component, which contains the Content Management (CM) functionality that enables collaboration, and which integrates the SAP system’s search and classification engine (TREX) to provide customized search results. This article explains how…...

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How to Avoid Web Dynpro Java Implementation Nightmares

ManagementWhen used correctly, Web Dynpro is an efficient and powerful tool for building robust and reliable business applications. Web Dynpro is unlike other Web development toolsets, however, and if developers use it incorrectly, they will create poor-quality applications that are difficult and costly to maintain. This article describes the most common mistakes made in Web…...

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Follow how J. J. Keller & Associates arrived at the decision to implement SAP CRM after considering the available CRM options. Learn about the diagrams J. J. Keller & Associates used to identify its CRM needs and walk through the steps the company took during the evaluation, first to narrow the choice to two options,…...

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Load Time Data from an External System Into CATS with Ease

Learn how to avoid problems when you import time data from a spreadsheet or external systems into the Cross-Application Time Sheet. Selecting the best method to develop an interface is the key to success. Key Concept Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS) is a standard SAP transaction that allows users to capture time data for multiple SAP…...

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Manuel Gallardo is the director of HCM consulting at /N SPRO. He is a former SAP platinum consultant and his area of expertise is SAP HCM enterprise architecture, SuccessFactors, and enterprise mobility. Since working on his first SAP implementation in 1994, he has also worked on a wide variety of SAP HR modules, as well as SAP NetWeaver Portal and ABAP development. Manuel is the author of Configuring and Using CATS, and is a frequent conference speaker.