Category Archives: Consulting

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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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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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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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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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Appendix)

I initially intended for this series to conclude after three parts, but some additional topics popped up which I felt justified a 4th installment.  This article will be a grab-bag — a potpourri, if you prefer — covering a variety of post-installation thoughts ranging from Windows 10 to common activities you should be aware of.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Part 3)

SAP Software Provisioning ManagerWelcome to the Part 3 of my ‘SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server’ series in which we are undertaking the effort of setting up our own personal SAP server.  In this installment, we will tackle the Oracle and SAP installation and cover some post-installation activities.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Part 2)

Welcome to the Part 2 of my ‘SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server’ series in which we are undertaking the effort of setting up our own personal SAP server.  In this installment, we will continue prepping our Virtual Machine.

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