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How to Optimize the Performance of MRP on SAP HANA

Learn how to activate the new material requirements planning (MRP) performance optimizations available as of SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0, version for SAP HANA. Understand the differences between the classic MRP transactions and the new MRP Live and under which circumstances each one should be used. Key Concept As...

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Improve Planning Results by Forecasting at the Product Characteristic Level

Learn the process flow of characteristic-based forecasting (CBF) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO). Follow a step-by-step procedure to configure the master data, create CBF-relevant configuration, release the forecast at the characteristic level from demand planning, and interpret the results. Key Concept Demand Planning (DP) in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO)…...

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Prevent False Conflicts with Supplemental Rules in SAP Access Control

SAP Access Control provides you with the option to create a supplementary rule. The rule gives additional information to prevent a false conflict in a segregation of duties (SoD) risk analysis report. Learn the steps you need to complete to enable the supplementary rule. Key Concept A supplementary rule for segregation of duties (SoD) risk…...

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Create Multiple Assets with Individual Characteristics in One Step

Learn how to customize the functionality required to simultaneously create multiple assets and still be able to maintain specific data for each individual asset. Key Concept Within Asset Accounting (FI-AA), you can create one asset at a time or multiple assets simultaneously. Since the release of R/3 4.0A, SAP supports simultaneous creation of multiple assets…....

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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.



How SAP HANA System Replication Protects Your Data

When organizations implement SAP HANA, they need to devise a strategy to protect the data that the system manages in memory. Depending on your SAP HANA use case, failure to protect this data can lead to significant monetary or productivity losses. One way to protect the in-memory data is through the implementation of SAP HANA…...

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What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.5 (Part 2)

The release of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.5 includes enhanced components, performance, and functionality. Learn the most important updates to filtering and navigation components, export options, and the ability to integrate maps into dashboards. Key Concept With the release of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.5 comes new features, such as the ability to visualize geographic…...

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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.



Configuring Time Quota Compensation in SAP ERP HCM

Gain a fundamental understanding of how employee absence quotas are paid to employees using standard SAP Time Management configuration and integration with SAP payroll. Compare two different compensation methods—quota-specific compensation and free compensation—to see an overview of the considerations that need to be taken into account when implementing this solution. Walk through the process of…...

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Leverage SAP Product Costing for Joint Production

Joint production is a production process of two or more finished products. In this example, the production cost is shared between the finished manufactured products. Learn the basics of apportionment of the standard cost between the primary finished product and other co-products. Discover the significance of a preliminary settlement transaction for the variance calculation of…...

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How to Calculate Net Difference Excluding Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Learn how to use a new design and two Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) to dynamically change on the fly the assignment of an exchange rate to a category or period. Key Concept Using object-oriented ABAP SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), you can change a dimension attribute at run time to compare currency conversion at different…...

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