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The following articles are written by SAP experts, contributors from the SAPinsider Community, and SAPinsider’s skilled team of editors and research analysts. From technical guides to thought leadership pieces, these articles contain essential insights to help SAP customers solve day-to-day challenges, understand what types of decisions organizations need to be making, and receive lessons learned from other SAP customer experiences.

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  1. Operational Excellence: Achieving S&OP Success

    The majority of companies that have implemented S&OP do not have a fully mature process in place, leaving gaps between a company’s current S&OP process and what is possible. Many report they are “going through the motions,” lack executive support, struggle with end-to-end integration of their supply chains, and continue to operate in functional silos. Arguably, the biggest…
  2. Improve the Integrity of Your Electronic Bank Statement Uploads with Search Strings

    A little-known process called “search strings” helps increase the percentage of electronic bank statements (EBS) that post correctly through the upload process. The author illustrates the process by showing how you can use search strings when a single Bank Administration Institute (BAI) code represents two different business transactions for a single bank. The benefits companies…...…
  3. Ask the FI/CO Expert: Even in Release 4.6, Your End Users’ Choice of an A/R Posting Key Has a Surprising Impact on Standard Reports Such as the “Customer Analysis” Net Sales Columns

    A hidden relationship between the data entry field called “posting key” and several R/3 standard reports can affect sales or payment data. Key Concept     Dear FI/CO Expert, Our company offers some of our customers a rebate if their net sales for the year (sales order billings, less any product returns or credit memo…...…
  4. Avoid Pitfalls When Deleting Requests from a BW 3.0B ODS

    SAP has made it much easier to delete individual requests from the ODS in Release 3.0B. The process, however, is not always straightforward and requires some forethought. The author provides advice for avoiding trouble based on his own experience.   SAP has restructured the ODS for BW 3.0B. It now provides much more functionality for…...…
  5. A Strategy for Collecting and Transporting BW Requests

    The author presents an alternative method for collecting and transporting requests using SAP’s BW Transport Connection. The complex models often used for BW implementations require a collection/transport strategy, like the one in this article, for BW requests.   SAP created the Correction and Transport Organizer (CTO) to move configuration settings, programs, and data across different…...…
  6. Create a Web Interface for the BEx Map

    Learn how to use the Web Application Designer to create templates for interactive maps. By using only two settings, you can provide three levels of interactivity.   In “Set Up the BEx Map for Flawless Function in Five Easy Steps,” I showed you how to set up the data for using the BEx Map.1 Now I’ll…...…
  7. Debug Routines in Update Rules in Just Seven Easy Steps

    SAP has no debugging tool for BW, but you can still debug routines in update rules through the PSA (persistent storage area). The author also shows another process for debugging transfer rules and user exits. You included a routine for an InfoObject into an update rule for your data target. The code looks correct, but…...…
  8. Ask the BW Expert: What Do I Do When BW Can’t Find a Function Module?

    Follow these three steps the next time you get an error message stating that a function module can’t be found. Dear BW Expert, When I try to activate my transfer rules, I get the following error message: RSAOU_BWBC_GET function module not found. How do I proceed? Rupali Da Hi Rupali, The function module RSAOU_BWBC_GET is…...…
  9. Ask the BW Expert: How Do I Map DataSources Back to R/3 Tables and Fields?

    Mapping DataSources back to R/3 is a big problem for everyone working with BW. Unfortunately, there is no general rule to find the fields. Learn how the fields are mapped for certain extractors. Dear BW Expert, I am trying to determine how SAP BW maps the fields defined in InfoSources and DataSources back to R/3…...…
  10. Business Configuration (BC) Sets in Global Rollout Projects – Lessons Learned

    Starting with R/3 Release 4.6C, Business Configuration (BC) Set technology offers new functionality for customizing settings in global rollout projects. This article shares the experiences of two early adopters, so you can benefit from the lessons they learned. You will learn how to include this new functionality in your own global rollout project, how to…...…