Consulting Tip: Play RSA Token Poker!

As consultants, we spend a lot of time on the road.  Why not inject a little fun into your work day by playing RSA Token Poker!  It’s fun, it’s easy, and can easily help determine who’s picking up that bar tab.  Read on for more.

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New SAP SD Reference Guide Content: SAP Notes

I’ve been playing a bit of catch up this week.  I’ve got a rather large backlog of articles to publish.  Today, I’m starting with some new content in my SAP SD Reference Guide series:

SAP SD Reference Guide: SAP Notes

Enjoy!

Consulting Tip: Think Before You Type

I received an interesting email this week from an individual representing another vendor also supporting my client.  This email became a reminder of how valuable it is to keep your cool and, by all means, think before you type.  The names are changed to protect my client (and Donald’s unfortunate employer):

Honestly, your response is a joke. Im on PTO and Thank you for pointing out the obvious. I could ask you to run a simple query in SAP to determine a handful of products that are negative but I guess that would be asking too much.

Kathryn- im sorry you have to deal with this. If you could let me know a couple neg products that would be helpful. Thank you!

Donald

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Is it Time For a Modern SAP Resume?

Like many, I try to keep my Resume as fresh as possible.  Even if you’re not actively job-hunting, updating your resume regularly will ensure that you’re capturing the more salient activities you’re performing and perhaps replacing those that are less important.  But in the age of the cloud where LinkedIn reigns supreme, is it time to re-think the classic interpretation of the professional Resume?

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Ask Me Anything: SAP Value Discounts vs Price Discounts

This question comes courtesy of Val:

I’m configuring  a series of % discounts in SD. Each needs to apply a % to the price, not to the value (SAP default), so the price per unit decreases with each discount.  The result is a slightly different final total value from the standard method.  I can’t find a way in standard config, all I can do is a standard value: can you suggest anything?  Do I need a custom requirement?

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SAP: Working with Change Records in SD

One of the best weapons in a support consultant’s arsenal is the ability to review document changes.  Sometimes, being able to build a precise timeline around occurrences of an issue can be crucial to finding a solution.  Let’s discuss more about the structure and use of change records in Sales and Distribution.

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SAP Quick Tip: All User Exits

User Exits…  Depending on your perspective, they are either a saving grace which allows you to bend SAP to your liking, or a frightening Carte Blanche which allows your clients to do the most crazy stuff (and later ask you to fix it).  Either way, they are a critical tool for an SAP consultant.  Their number is legion and here is how to find them.  …all of them.

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Website Update #2

In a prior Website Update post, I celebrated my site having hit the meager milestone of 1,000 page views in a month.  My how times have changed.  January 2016 has come and gone, and with it a couple of cool milestones have been met.

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SAP Quick Tip: Find IMG Transaction Codes

I’m often impressed by how some consultants can rattle off transaction codes for IMG configuration activities. Want to create a new SD Item Category? Sure, just go to VoV7… I usually choose to navigate using the IMG’s navigation tree (SPRo) but every so often it is handy to be able to directly access an IMG T-code. Here’s a little trick I discovered for finding some of those shortcuts.

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Ask Me Anything: SAP Condition Update, Max # of Orders

This question comes courtesy of Krishna. He writes (edited for clarity):

My requirement is to give a discount for the first 50 sales orders. I tried this using the condition update tool. It is limited to only 3 sales orders. I want to make it for 50 sales orders, but I am not getting anywhere. Please help me.

I’m not sure there’s much good news ahead on this one, but let’s take a closer look at the ‘Maximum number of orders’ in the Condition Update function.

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