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How to Enhance the Experience of End Users Working in Financials Using Entry Pages and Side Panels

Discover how to include entry pages that contain key information for the end user’s daily work in the user’s roles. See how to attach side panels to those transactions that the user works with within that role. Understand how to use the CHIPs that SAP delivers within the entry pages and side panels and how...

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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.



Leveraging Smart Grid and AMI Using SAP Application Suites

Discover how to administer and use smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and smart meters to improve consumer experience and optimize associated energy and operational costs. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals, application, and impact of these emerging technologies and how the SAP Business Suite helps deploy and leverage the value they provide. Key Concept Smart…...

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Managing Compliance Processes with SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution

SAPexperts HRLearn how SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution support compliance-related processes such as identifying training needs, recording training, and tracking competencies, expirations, and updates. Key Concept Learning management, the management of learning processes and activities, has diverse application scenarios. In some companies, for example, learning management is used to keep employees compliant with…...

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Compare FSCM Functionalities of Various SAP ECC Enhancement Packages

Become familiar with the software delivery concept for SAP’s Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM) components. Get to know the different FSCM business functions and become acquainted with their dependencies and restrictions. Discover the SAP Solution Browser, which provides an excellent overview of the delta FSCM functionality shipped in the different enhancement packages of SAP ERP…...

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Control the Request for Change Status Changes Based on the Related Change Documents Status

ManagerLearn how to control the status change of a request for change based on the status of the lower-level documents — the related change documents included in the request for change scope. Key Concept A request for change is a formal proposal for a change in one or more configuration items, or to services, procedures,…...

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McKesson's best practices for streamlining the chart of accounts

SAP S/4HANA offers enterprises tremendous potential to go beyond performance and simplicity and deliver significant business value as part of an enterprise-wide digital transformation, but this approach must be understood, considered and incorporated into

by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2006 (Volume 7), January (Issue 1)
by SAP and Partners SAPinsider - 2006 (Volume 7), January (Issue 1)
With Colgate-Palmolive increasingly sharing IT project resources around the world, they set out to improve the way they plan, monitor, and measure global IT resources and turned to an SAP application that enables companies to inventory and track resources, skills, and budgets. The result: improved project planning, management, and reporting as well as reduced IT support costs.
Even with its substantial environmental footprint, The Coca-Cola Company is leading the charge around creating more sustainable business processes. What lessons can the rest of us glean from this experience? Jeff Seabright, Coca-Cola’s VP of Environment and Water Resources, answers this question with seven pieces of advice.
When a South African retail chain, Pick n Pay, felt hindered by insufficient legacy systems, it decided to roll out a full ERP system. This profile highlights the company’s impressive IT modernization project — from building a solution around SAP for Retail to improving performance to learning important project management lessons.
Now managing 40 branded hotels, Stonebridge Companies was fortunate to experience growth — but it also faced challenges in managing that growth. Nasim Mansurov, Vice President of IT at Stonebridge, discusses the company’s search for an ERP system and the back-end process improvements it has seen post-implementation.
With more than 180,000 employees and even more data, Accenture faced a challenge: it needed to securely support its employees with accurate, real-time information. Uncover how the company’s ERP Delivery team met this challenge by building a suite of self-service web applications — and what they learned along the way.
ConAgra Foods made the decision to start consolidating its technology years ago — and today its R&D, financial, order management, IT services, data center, and supply chain management operations all run in the same SAP system landscape. So what benefits is ConAgra Foods reaping by moving to a “single version of the truth?” Find out in this deep-dive case study.
Upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0 was a non-event for Bristol-Myers Squibb, chiefly because of the help it received from SAP Enterprise Support. With insights from Michael DiNovi, the biopharmaceutical company’s Director of Application Services, this profile highlights the biggest benefits the company gained from its support agreement, including better risk management, streamlined IT processes, and greater spend visibility.
For years, electrical products distributor Summit Electric Supply watched its transaction volumes rise and experienced unhindered growth; but in 2004, the company’s aging legacy system began to show signs of stress. This customer profile relates Summit’s journey of evaluating and implementing an ERP system — and the ensuing benefits and the big lesson learned after going live with SAP ERP.
After eight years of using its custom-built spend performance management reporting system, the giant consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive decided to replace it. Uncover not only why the business made the change, but how it did so by implementing SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management to reap impressive benefits — including enhanced reporting, empowered end users, and reduced dependency on IT.
As a military aircraft provider, Lockheed Martin works with suppliers ranging from large technology firms to small, niche companies with limited IT infrastructure. In this SAP customer profile, Lockheed offers insights and tips on successful supplier collaboration, including a look at its decision to implement a portal-based environment in order to make access to its new SAP ERP system as streamlined for suppliers as possible.
Burton Snowboards is not just a snowboard company — it has also expanded into skateboard and surfboard products and, as a result, watched its global network of offices, retailers, and manufacturers grow. But with this expansion, Burton realized that it needed to improve its systems for inventory, supply chain, purchasing, and customer service. Uncover Burton’s inspiring story of preparing for an upgrade to SAP ERP 6.0 — and building a strong and “simple, standard, supportable” foundation.
You may know it for its dazzling circus performances, but Cirque du Soleil, at its core, is a business—and it has relied on SAP solutions for the past decade to manage its rapid growth. From accommodating the financial complexities of a global business to keeping up with an increased demand for costumes, SAP solutions like SAP ERP Financials have helped Cirque du Soleil optimize and review business processes while collecting valuable business data.
You may know it for its dazzling circus performances, but Cirque du Soleil, at its core, is a business—and it has relied on SAP solutions for the past decade to manage its rapid growth. From accommodating the financial complexities of a global business to keeping up with an increased demand for costumes, SAP solutions like SAP ERP Financials have helped Cirque du Soleil optimize and review business processes while collecting valuable business data.
To produce its cutting-edge semiconductors and microprocessors, high-tech giant Intel needs the very latest manufacturing equipment — and those tools don’t come cheap. In this article, read how Intel used SAP technology to pay suppliers sooner and dramatically improve its discount capture rate for capital purchases from ~50% to over 95%, exceeding the corporate goal, and resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings each year.
Nu Skin, a developer and distributor of health and beauty products, has employees in 28 different countries around the world. Previously, no centralized HR system existed to collect employee data or provide standardized HR reporting. Now, Nu Skin utilizes SAP ERP Human Capital Management -- and its journey to go-live is one that is truly unique.
Kraft Foods was in the midst of an enterprise-wide SAP implementation and the business realized that the best way to expand the benefits of the company’s SAP rollout was to deploy user-friendly BI applications. See how the business created a four-point plan that has served as their secret recipe for success.
LEGO building blocks have become so popular that the company decided to expand its product line to capitalize on increased growth. To make sure its legacy product development system did not hold them back, LEGO has embarked on an implementation of SAP Product Lifecycle Management, with the transition to the application broken up into four distinct phases.
To ensure employees are properly trained, businesses must provide education through materials, in-person instruction, or online training, as well as make sure employees are up to date on certifications. For General Mills — a business that employs 39,000 people worldwide — this is a tall order. To standardize employee training in the supply chain area, the company implemented SAP Enterprise Learning and RegLearn from hyperCision.
When Grupo Modelo took the step to become a more process-oriented organization, a key objective was to make sure the business processes and rules were consistent company-wide. Standardizing organizational processes would give the brewer more insight into operations, but would also create challenges specifically related to risk management.
Fleet management company ARI manages the entire life cycle and operation of a fleet vehicle for its customers, from up-front specifications and acquisition through resale, which generates a tremendous amount of transactional data. To help ARI manipulate data to spot trends and develop proactive solutions to challenges the data might reveal, the company implemented SAP BusinessObjects Explorer with SAP HANA.
In late 2011, Colgate-Palmolive implemented SAP HANA CO-PA Accelerator as a test project to enhance its profitability analysis reporting. With significant time savings on numerous brand profitability analysis processes, the company then decided to move its business warehouse and trade promotion management solutions onto the SAP HANA platform.
Unilever’s 10-year plan to double its business is ambitious to say the least, and the company knows it needs to do more than simply put additional products on the shelves. Learn how Unilever took the initial steps toward this goal and significantly reduced the time the business spent on month-end financial close processes, financial analysis, and product cost forecasting processes.

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Streamline Personnel Assets Assigned to Employees and Integrate HR Processes

Learn how to align personnel assets assigned to employees and streamline the associated organizational SAP ERP HCM processes. Key Concept Most organizations use manual techniques to assign assets to employees and take assets back from them when they leave the organization. To achieve this tedious task, they maintain a separate system, manual registers, or a…...

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Use This ABAP Program to Download SAP Table Data and Table Structures

See how to download an SAP table structure (i.e., the data types of each field), convert it into data types of the underlying database, and transfer table data with a large number of records. Use Object Linking and Embedding objects to concoct the database, create the table, and transfer data. This method uses Microsoft SQL…...

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Simplify Complex Data Flow Design in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30

Learn how to visualize, build, design, and develop complex data flows with SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30’s graphical, template-based data flow modeling tool. Using the tool, architects can work with data flows more easily than before. Key Concept SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 includes a template-based data flow modeling tool that allows you to model the architecture…...

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