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Eliminate SAP APO Time Zone Confusion

Time zones and the added complication of Daylight Saving Time changes can confuse an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization user. Learn the customization tasks and master data settings to keep your SAP system time settings in sync. Key Concept Time zone is both a technical and configuration parameter that is important in operating an SAP...

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The Missing Link: Compliance at the Code Level

Establishing security processes, developer training, and tools right from day one of development projects leads to initially higher investments. However, the savings resulting from lower cost for corrections and lower risk for cyber attacks in the final product are going to outweigh the initial investments substantially. See some examples of insecure code issues and some…...

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What Does it Take for HR to Become a Business Partner?

Learn three of the challenges that an HR department can face in a business environment. Find out three steps that HR can take to become a valued business partner within its organization and how SAP ERP HCM functionality can help achieve this goal. Key Concept The value chain categorizes the value-adding activities of an organization…....

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An Introduction to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: The Reporting Features

Learn about the reporting features available in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, including how to use existing report templates and how to build your own. Key Concept Organizations use a mix of business intelligence (BI) and analytic applications. Business intelligence refers to underlying technology and tools used to analyze, transform, store, and report on data…....

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Enhance the CRM WebClient UI with Custom Fields

Walk through a step-by-step example of how to enhance the new CRM WebClient UI. With SAP CRM 2006s and SAP CRM 2007, you do not need programming experience to customize your CRM WebClient UI screens. Key Concept The business role determines the functionalities a user can access. Within the business role, the config key determines…...

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Improve Material Flows with Email Alerts from SAP WM Mobile Transactions

/MobileLearn to set up custom email alerts triggered from SAP Warehouse Management (WM) mobile transactions based on user-defined business rules. Key Concept The strength of SAP Warehouse Management (WM) comes from its tight integration with other SAP modules, such as Sales and Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM), and Production Planning (PP). This integration delivers high…...

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Communication the Key to Consolidating ERP Systems for Utah Department of Workforce Services

ManagementLike many in the public sector, the Utah Department of Workforce Services struggled to maintain and enhance its SAP system with too little technical support. See how DWS was able to consolidate its system into that of a different state office — giving the entire state of Utah a single instance of SAP from which…...

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A Primer on Actual Costing Using CATS

Learn how to perform actual costing and specify your activity type rate in Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS). Find out the three different options for overriding the activity type rate and how to select the option that provides the best balance between your needs and internal constraints such as expertise and project deadlines. Key Concept An…...

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Manuel Gallardo
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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.



Use Enhanced ALE Filtering to Remove Unnecessary Employee Master Data

Learn how to enhance Application Link Enabling (ALE) filtering of HR master data distributed to other systems with your own custom filters. With just a few steps, you can send the desired HR master data without the need to filter unnecessary data using middleware such as SAP Process Integration or SAP Business Connector. Key Concept…...

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