I was pondering one day the irony of an SAP consultant with well over a decade of SAP experience who has never himself attempted an SAP installation. After doing some research, I discovered that I had what it took to actually do it myself. In this series, I will walkthrough the process of this installation from end to end.
I recently took a trip into my own personal way-back machine — an old Western Digital Passport drive — and found this golden oldie: A diagram I made years ago in MS Visio illustrating the intricate complexities of SAP’s Route, Leg and Packing determination.
The term “backorder” is common across most industries. They are also the bane of most customer service organizations who are often caught in between struggling processes and angry customers. In this two part series, I’ll discuss how to recognize a backorder issue, approaches to identify sources, and how SAP can help?
I make a lot of trips to the home improvement store throughout the year. Unfortunately, many of my trips are necessary because I neglected to put an important item in my cart on a previous trip. If only there was a way for the store clerk to prompt to purchase additional items related to those already in my cart. This could simultaneously increase the store’s sales — reducing the risk I purchase items elsewhere — while saving me extra trips to the store. Fortunately for companies running SAP, this feature DOES exist and it is called Cross-Selling. Let’s take a deeper dive.
Inventory. It’s difficult to think of a single topic more important to more people than this. Buyers, Customer Service, and Production Planners all care about what’s available and what isn’t. And, of course, there’s the warehouse personnel that keep everything flowing whose lives revolve around inventory. For most situations, a quick stock overview is sufficient, but many times you need to get a closer look at inventory through queries or custom reports. Here are the tables you need to know about.
It’s not uncommon for me to receive questions regarding date fields on SAP Sales Orders. That should not be surprising considering that users will be confronted by no less than 10 date fields during normal order maintenance. That number can rise to more than 15 depending on how you slice the numbers. In this article, I will explore these date fields and how they impact other activities.
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with SAP Screen Personas 2.0, a web-based alternative to SAP GUI offering some powerful tools to beautify and enhance classic SAP screens. This post is dedicated to sharing some impressions of the tool. Read on to learn more.
While researching solutions for a client, I learned quite a bit about SAP’s rounding capabilities. In my experience, I haven’t encountered a situation where this EXACT functionality would be necessary, but I’m sure it will come in handy for a few of you folks out there. Let’s find out a bit more about this function.
Confession time: I have a short list of pet peeves. For those that know me, that may not come as a surprise. One of those pet peeves is poorly worded email. In particular, I’m referring to professional or business related emails. I’ve decided to publish a new series on my blog picking on recruiting emails that I receive on a regular basis. Why? Because these folks are in the business of recruiting IT professionals and are typically the first point of contact for the clients they (presumably) represent. I understand that many of these individuals are probably speaking English as a 2nd or 3rd or 4th language. But it is in their best interest to put forth a professional façade, and NOT having some sort of approved standard email introduction is just lazy. Venkat S. has the honor of being the first. While proposing an SAP SD role in sunny Orlando, he writes:
My clients’ pricing procedures come in all shapes and sizes — from the bizarrely complex to Spartan simplicity. I also find a huge variance in the number of procedures. I was in a system the other day whose procedures numbered in the DOZENS. All of this got me to thinking about the standard SAP pricing procedures and how their structure and rationale may help with inspiration to stick with the standard structure.