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.
First off, this post is mostly stemming from frustration. So, if you’re expecting some sort of magic bullet to handle this scenario, I can’t offer you much. What I can offer you is a list of options, how they work, and why they may not fully satisfy the requirement. It seems simple: You want to offer your customers gradually reduced pricing — or gradually increased discounts — as they purchase throughout the year across multiple sales orders. Though seemingly simple, the solution is not.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been in SAP on an address screen. Hundreds? Thousands? And each time I’ve glossed over the “PO Box” address fields. I’ve never been very interested in them — never had to. But the other day a client asked me a question about them and I finally got the opportunity to look under the hood a bit.
Announcing one of the latest additions to the Windows Phone Store: the SAP SD Reference Guide. This is an app that I made using the App Studio (detailed on my blog here). As of this afternoon, my app officially gained certification and is now available in the Windows Phone Store. For more information, please visit my Apps page.
A colleague brought this to my attention recently as we were brain storming solutions for a customer request. I had assumed that a programmer would be required when asked to change the tab sequence on a custom screen that we had previously created. I was wrong. Continue reading SAP Gui 7.30 Tab Order
Even though alternative — and much better looking — UI’s exist for SAP, such as Netweaver Business Client, portal, and mobility, for most SAP users, SAP Gui is a way of life. But that doesn’t mean that you have to live with its stagnant, isolated functionality. SAP SCN contributor Joan Mas provides some steps on how to use GuiXT to expand on functionality available in the boring, old SAP Gui.
Rarely do the worlds of online gaming and SAP consulting collide, but I would like to take a moment and depart from my usual subject matter of SAP, Microsoft, and avocados. In the spirit of my “work hard, play hard” mantra, one of my favorite ways to escape the daily grind of work and parenthood is by descending into the backstreets and alleyways of Los Santos in the popular game Grand Theft Auto V. Please don’t judge me for my choice of entertainment; the game is excessively vulgar and violent. But the depth and breadth of gameplay is unprecedented and quite impressive. It truly delivers an immersive world where you can embrace your inner gun-toting gangster.