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  1. Avoid Split Records in MultiProviders

    When you report on MultiProviders, you can run into split records. In this situation, the report contains redundant and incorrectly categorized data. Find out how you can use restricted key figures to avoid this problem. Key Concept A restricted key figure is a BEx Query Designer object that represents a subset of aggregated values. It…...…
  2. Avoid Global Implementation Pitfalls with a Well-Defined, Strategic Global Template

    Execute an SAP HR global implementation template with these guidelines. Prevent common implementation pitfalls by creating a balance between competing needs, such as reporting, security, and scalability. Key Concept Global templates define and explain the technical and functional data elements and processes necessary for supporting a global HR system. The template incorporates global and local…...…
  3. Two Workarounds to Avoid the #REF! Error in Percentage of Total Formulas

    If you are involved with reporting from SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, you may have seen formulas that work until the expansion settings are changed and the result is a #REF! error message in Excel. Typically, this type of error can result when reports are defined with Excel formulas that show the percentage of total…...…
  4. Part 2: Data Modeling Strategies to Avoid Data Inaccuracy and Ensure Consistency

    Overcome the challenge of retaining the original master data attribute validity from when transactions occurred. Key Concept Developers only tend to use time-dependent master data attributes when a source system provides them as time dependent. However, SAP NetWeaver BI can also record time-independent master data from a source system as time dependent. This can greatly…...…
  5. Avoid These 11 Common Unit-of-Measure Errors

    To keep your SCM operations running smoothly, learn how to avoid and correct these 11 common unit-of-measure errors that can bring them to a standstill. Key Concept The crucial role of units of measure (UoMs) in SAP is to give context to quantities. A key activity of an SAP system is maintaining clear communication with…...…
  6. How to Avoid the “Domino Effect” in Production Planning

    Changes made in the short-term planning horizon often create problems for the mid-term horizon, moving operations that should remain stable. You can avoid this problem in APO Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) using the deallocated status functionality, and the author explains how. Most companies divide their production planning horizon into several segments that correspond to short-,…...…
  7. How to prioritize security measures to avoid an SAP data breach

    With the increasing number of Cyberattacks in different forms, organizations need to avoid the high cost and significant business impact of a potential SAP data breach. Traditional network security does not provide adequate protection of the data in your SAP systems against insider and outsider attacks. In this session, John Mortimer, Security Consultant at CyberSafe,…
  8. SAP General Ledger Extractors at a Glance: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

    Learn how to choose the right SAP General Ledger extractor for your business needs among the different options provided by SAP. Key Concept The basic purpose of general ledger accounting is to provide a comprehensive view for external reporting. Until now, companies had to use multiple ledgers to meet reporting requirements for both external and…...…
  9. How to prioritize security measures to avoid an SAP data breach

    With the increasing number of Cyberattacks in different forms, organizations need to avoid the high cost and significant business impact of a potential SAP data breach. Traditional network security does not provide adequate protection of the data in your SAP systems against insider and outsider attacks. In this session, John Mortimer, Security Consultant at CyberSafe,…
  10. Ask the Financials Expert: Avoid Confusion by Eliminating Gaps in Number Ranges

    All SAP objects such as master data or transactional data are assigned in SAP to number ranges. Users experience number skips from time to time. Learn why these gaps occur and how to avoid them. Dear SAP Financials Expert, Thanks for your article in FI/CO Expert on aligning the MM and FI document numbers (May…...…