I’ve previously written a four part guide on how to install your own ECC 6.0 IDES server. This has by far been my most popular series and I think it speaks to the importance for consultants to have a readily available reference system. Many consultants have access to test and demo systems through their employer, but many consultants do not have this luxury or would simply prefer access to a private system for their own use. S/4 HANA introduces a new challenge to do-it-yourself-ers because of its hefty hardware requirements (and price tag). If you are interested in running your own SAP S/4 HANA system, I’m going to run down a few options that may be within reach.
Not a day goes by where I take for granted the ability to work from home. I have my own custom work space where I can comfortably work and take conference calls. I have customized my home office with a variety of technology and convenience that helps me stay productive and focused. Read on for a curated list of my work from home tech.Continue reading “What I Use: Tech In My Home Office…”
For consultants and power users, viewing SAP table contents is a necessity. I use the SAP SE16n table display transactions daily to sift through records while analyzing data issues, finding example records, or simply finding that Sales Order I created months ago in a client system. I nearly always rely on SAP’s SE16n transaction for these activities for a variety of reasons, but during a recent client meeting, I learned that there appears to be some hold-outs who still use the older SE16 transaction. If you choose not to use SE16n, or are simply not aware of its capabilities, read on for my top 6 reasons to become an SAP SE16n Table Display fanatic.
Picking, Packing, Shipping… Seems straightforward, right? But when you introduce batch splitting and factor in product availability issues, reporting against delivery quantities can be a challenge. But there are some interesting fields that exist under the hood that can help you build a more powerful report. I have previously demystified Sales Order Date fields. This time, let’s dive into SAP Delivery Quantity fields.
Search Google for “SAP Best Practices” and you will quickly find SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) website. On that site you will find a wealth of information relating to S/4 HANA, S/4 Cloud, Hybris, and Analytics among other things. But what if you need to reference Best Practices content for ECC 6.0? Read on to find out where to find the Best Practices Documentation for what’s quickly becoming an SAP legacy product.
I’m currently in the midst of two SAP S/4 Hana projects — one conversion from ECC 6, and one implementation. Both projects have given me ample exposure to SAP’s S/4 Hana system and the new Fiori front end. Is the newly polished SAP Fiori 2.0 interface ready for prime time? Read on for my first impressions.
In Part 1 of this series, I provided a basic definition for backorders, highlighted some standard tools in ECC to report on backorders, and recommended some high-level approaches to resolving backorder problems. In this article, I address one of the main tools for automating the process of re-balancing material confirmations: V_V2.
Within the Logistics Execution module, there are few functions as important as Delivery Creation. After all, you can’t bill for what you don’t ship. Even within S/4 Hana, the VL10 transactions seem to offer the best, most flexible way to create deliveries. But what if you need to adjust the way SAP selects delivery scope in these transactions? Read on to see how I used the SAP Delivery Due Index routine to filter out certain deliveries from the list.
I’ve previously attempted to demystify SAP Sales Order dates, but this topic seems to arise time and time again. I decided to put the Sales Order / Logistics scheduling dates on a handy timeline to help explain the mechanics of SAP Logistics Scheduling. Read on.
Minecraft has become a staple in our household. Following the release of a free Bedrock Server by the developer, Mojang, I decided to stand one up and see how it goes. For more information or for information on joining the community, check out this page.