SAP Configuration


What Is SAP Configuration?

Installing and configuring an SAP system, particularly an ERP system, can be a complex and time-consuming task. While SAP Basis teams manage the installation itself, SAP systems are standard software that has nothing in place that is developed specifically for your organization. This is where SAP Configuration becomes important to the process since every company has its own specific way of posting and creating purchase orders, sales orders, or any of their other day-to-day tasks.

What Is SAP Configuration?

Installing and configuring an SAP system, particularly an ERP system, can be a complex and time-consuming task. While SAP Basis teams manage the installation itself, SAP systems are standard software that has nothing in place that is developed specifically for your organization. This is where SAP Configuration becomes important to the process since every company has its own specific way of posting and creating purchase orders, sales orders, or any of their other day-to-day tasks.

Configuration is not coding, nor is it customization which involves changing standard features. It is a part of the implementation of a system that allows you to specify information like currency, language, organizational structure, function, and processes. SAP software is designed in such an open way to let you configure it the way your organization needs it to be set up. You can define how your company runs, since it’s your processes. While SAP introduced the concept of the SAP Model Company in 2019, which included preconfigured end-to-end processes, business content, and industry specific accelerators to streamline the implementation of SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors, organizations still have the capability to configure an SAP system exactly how they want it to look.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • You can use tools like SAP Solution Manager to accelerate and manage the configuration of your SAP systems. Rather than having to use different transactions or configuration files to go in and make configuration changes to your SAP systems, a tool that SAP supplies in order to readily manage configurations across multiple systems is SAP Solution Manager. Managing a configuration from SAP Solution Manager allows you to control access to the configuration as well as document the process. It also allows you to preserve configuration states, support testing, and manage delivery of configuration to different systems around the organization.
  • The SAP Model Company can help accelerate your configuration when it comes to the move to SAP S/4HANA. While organizations have always had the ability to configure their SAP systems so that they support the way their individual organization works, there has always been a debate between those who prefer fit to standard, using a standard out-of-the-box solution with as few changes as possible, to a fit-to-requirement model which involves a highly customized solution that very much fits the specific needs of a given organization. Leveraging the SAP Model Company provides a pre-configured reference example of a fit-to-standard implementation that can both streamline and accelerate an SAP S/4HANA deployment, while making SAP configuration considerably easier.

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  1. Manage and Document Your Realization Phase with the Configuration Transaction

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    ManagerLearn how SAP Solution Manager can help you manage the Realization phase (otherwise known as the configuration or build phase) of your SAP project. Using tools in configuration transaction SOLAR02... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  2. Use the SAP Configuration Validator Tool to Diagnose Issues with SAP Access Control Configuration

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    Learn how to configure and use the Configuration Validator tool for SAP Access Control 5.3 to diagnose issues with your company’s configuration or provide quick information to speed up the... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  3. How to Structure (and Simplify) Your Time Evaluation Configuration and Maintenance

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    Although SAP’s time evaluation module is extremely flexible and powerful, it is often over-integrated due to the unpredictable variety of business rules and contracts. This makes maintenance, configuration, and support... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  4. Learn How to Configure the Quick View Panel in the Search Lane and Workforce Viewer of HR Renewal 1.0 Feature Pack 4

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    Learn how to configure standard and custom infotype field information in the Workforce Viewer and quick view panel of the search lane functionalities of HR Renewal 1.0. Key Concept The... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  5. Manage Configuration Through Solution Manager

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    ManagerManaging configuration from Solution Manager allows you to control access to the configuration and encourage continuous documentation during the build phase of your project. Learn how the relationship between Solution... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  6. Track Intercompany Loans Using SAP’s Transaction Manager Module: Part 2

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    Learn the configuration steps needed for the intercompany loans process outlined in the article “Track Intercompany Loans Using SAP’s Transaction Manager Module, Part 1.” The configuration is in line with... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  7. Gauge a Company’s Risk Exposure Using Market Risk Analyzer

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    Learn how to implement SAP’s Market Risk Analyzer. The analysis reports in Market Risk Analyzer help an organization or, more specifically, a treasury department, to assess and quantify the risks... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  8. Techniques to Support Configuration Management in Solution Manager

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    ManagerLearn about the roles and responsibilities of the team members using Solution Manager during the configuration phase. Walk away with some recommendations on how to store your documentation and transport... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  9. Leverage Bank Account Management for Payment Signatories based Payment Approvals

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    ...process. This article explains the requisite configuration and house bank account master data needed for the Bank Relationship Management signatory-based payment approval process. Read this article to be able to:... This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
  10. Configuration Validation Reporting Made Easy

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    ...of systems against a target reference system or against predefined configuration values is the crux of the configuration validation utility. Key Concept Configuration validation is... This content is available to... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access