Twelve Traits That a Business Intelligence Program and Building With LEGO Bricks Have in Common

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  1. Integrate Period-End Processes by Linking Custom-Developed Programs to the Closing Cockpit

    See how you can link the custom-developed programs to your Closing Cockpit and follow a discussion on the special settings and prerequisites related to this process. Learn how to:• Link your custom-developed solutions to the Closing Cockpit for better integration with period-end activities to receive full reporting capabilities for executing custom-developed programs inside the Closing…...…
  2. Uses of the Treasury Payment Program

    Learn about the different types of payments that can be made through SAP’s Treasury payment program. Key Concept Treasury departments execute various types of payments, such as bank account transfers, trade-related payments, and one-off payments. These types of payments can be made by a treasury department using SAP’s Treasury payment program (formally named the Payment…...…
  3. 5 Tips for Securing Communication Between SAP Systems and External Programs

    Learn how to prevent the illegal and malicious starting of external programs in your SAP environment. Key Concept The SAP gateway is a service that allows SAP systems to communicate with each other and more importantly with external programs. External programs in this case are unrestricted operating system commands that are neither predefined nor restricted…...…
  4. Twelve Traits That a Business Intelligence Program and Building With LEGO Bricks Have in Common

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    A strong and reliable business intelligence (BI) program can quickly reveal areas for improvement and help organizations make proactive decisions by identifying business patterns and trends and providing a comprehensive view of a company’s data. Establishing such a program, however, requires many pieces to fit together, similar to—according to SAPinsider Expert Jeff Stout—building with LEGO…
  5. Quickly Update A Report’s Authorization Group by Using Program RSCSAUTH

    Find out how to use program RSCSAUTH effectively to ensure data privacy. Key Concept By using program RSCSAUTH (maintain/restore authorization groups), you can easily manage your users’ access to execute programs within your SAP system and avoid a flaw in data privacy protection. SAP uses authorization groups to determine which users have access to SAP…...…
  6. Building Super User Programs: Q&A with Doug Whittle (transcript)

    I recently moderated a web forum with Managing your SAP Projects 2011 speaker Doug Whittle on building a super user program to drive user adoption and efficiencies. Questions came streaming in on choosing and rewarding your super users, full-time vs. part-time super users, striking the right balance in the relationship between IT, help desk, and…...…
  7. Maintain Payment Formats with the Payment Medium Workbench

    Replace your classic RFFO* payment medium programs with the little-known functionalities of the Payment Medium Workbench (PMW) within the SAP Financials module. Understand the relevant configuration, functionality, and different processes of the PMW. Key Concept The Payment Medium Workbench (PMW) and the Data Medium Exchange Engine (DMEE) are software components that allow you to create…...…
  8. Tips for Debugging ABAP for Functional Teams

    /IT Some basic tips shed light on debugging ABAP. Learn how to trigger debugging, discover what the main differences between the classic and new debuggers are, and follow some scenarios in which debugging ABAP helps improve the processing of various transactions. Key Concept Debugging is the way to find the root cause of certain SAP…...…
  9. Why Understanding ABAP Objects Leads to Better Functional Design Techniques

    Using service-oriented design techniques and ABAP Objects allows you to identify reusable, individual components or subprocesses that can be shared by a suite of custom application design requirements. These sharable units can then be flexibly assigned to different ABAP developers, thus reducing redundant code development and increasing application integrity and efficiency. Key Concept Any object-oriented…...…
  10. Upgrades Part 4: Fix a Payroll Driver Runtime Error

    Discover a payroll problem you may face in your main payroll driver program when you upgrade from R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP and see how you can permanently correct it. Key Concept Payroll is based on an international payroll driver that SAP provides for each country. The country-specific payroll drivers take the statutory and administrative…...…