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How to Use CSS in Design Studio

Learn about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and the benefits of using them in combination with Design Studio. Also learn how to use CSS with the different Design Studio installation types and how to edit the CSS styling of the standard Design Studio components. Key Concept By using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Design Studio developers can...

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Implementing FLSA Calculations in Payroll

Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure and customize SAP Payroll when an employee gets a bonus or has a recurring or an additional payment that needs to be included in the calculation of FLSA—the US Fair Labor Standards Act–overtime premium. Key Concept The US Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the law regulating minimum wages…...

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How to Configure Settings for Customer Billing in a Drop-Ship Scenario

Learn the requirements, process design steps, and configuration settings needed for customer billing in a drop-ship scenario. This process is managed in sales and distribution (SD); however, it is also supported by materials management (MM), FI, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Key Concept Delivery of goods or merchandise from the original supplier directly to the…...

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AUC with Investment Measure Using Work Breakdown Structure

FinancialsLearn how to implement assets under construction (AUC) with the Investment Management module using work breakdown structure (WBS). Follow a detailed discussion of the settlement process. Key Concept A work breakdown structure (WBS) element with its assets under construction (AUCs) can be termed as an investment measure. In simple terms, an AUC is created to…...

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An Introduction to HR Renewal 1.0 Feature Pack 4

This article provides you with an overview of HR Renewal 1.0 Feature Package 4, along with advice on how to install and configure it. Key Concept SAP Gateway is the technology that allows external applications, devices, environments, and platforms to connect to SAP systems in a secure way. It offers a unified and controlled framework…...

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Using SAP Lumira with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira Cloud are SAP’s offerings focused on business analysts and enabling them to create their own reports and analytics. In this article, learn how to use SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira Cloud in combination with data from SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA. Key Concept SAP Lumira…...

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Ingo Hilgefort
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Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.



Top 10 Worst ERP Project Practices

George Anderson and John Dobbins warn against 10 mistakes they continue to see made in ERP projects. Key Concept Four dimensions are at play when you make choices in an ERP project: time, scope, quality, and cost (all atop a risk management foundation). We have tremendous respect for CIOs and business leaders who take on…...

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George Anderson
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As a senior director and global program executive for an arm of Microsoft's consulting business, Dr. George Anderson leads teams of program and project managers, architects, and enterprise consulting professionals tasked with deploying various ERP solutions and other business applications. He’s co-authored several books including SAP Implementation Unleashed and the Teach Yourself SAP in 24 Hours series, serves as an adjunct professor teaching various project management and systems analysis courses, and holds a number of credentials including PMI PMP and several SAP and Microsoft certifications alongside a PhD in leadership/organizational change, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.



Implement Configurable Material to Optimize the Procurement Process

The variant configuration functionality in SAP ERP enables companies to manage a large number of a product’s variants efficiently without maintaining massive master data. However, a lesser-known and lesser-used derivative of variant configuration is configurable material, which enables a procurement person to procure different variants or variations of the same material without the need for…...

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Jawad Akhtar
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Jawad Akhtar earned his chemical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has 17 years of professional experience, of which nine years are in SAP. He has completed eight end-to-end SAP project implementation lifecycles in the areas of PP, QM, MM, PM, and DMS in the steel, automobile, chemical, fertilizer, FMCG, and building products industries. He also has worked as an SAP integration manager and an SAP project manager. He has been proactively involved in a business development and solution architect role for seven years. He is the author of Production Planning and Control with SAP ERP, it's filled with in-depth infomation on discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing types. His profile on LinkedIn is at https://pk.linkedin.com/in/jawadakhtar. You may follow Jawad on Twitter @jawadahl. Currently, he is associated with AbacusConsulting as Head of SAP Delivery.



How to Enable, Create, and Manage the New SuccessFactors Metadata Framework-Based Talent Pools

Learn how to create and manage the new Metadata Framework-based Talent Pools introduced in the November 2013 release of SuccessFactors. Learn how the Talent Pools work and how they can be leveraged for succession, development, and other business processes. In addition, find out how to enable and configure Talent Pools in your system. Key Concept…...

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