SAP SE16n Table Display: Use it Like a Pro

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.

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SAP Delivery Quantity Fields Demystified

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.

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SAP: How to find Best Practices Baseline Content for ECC 6 (ERP607)

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.

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SAP: First Impressions of SAP Fiori 2.0

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.

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SAP: Exploring Backorders (Part 2) – Rescheduling

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.

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SAP: Restrict results in VL10 with the SAP Delivery Due Index

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.

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SAP Infographic: SAP Logistics Scheduling

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.

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SAP: Intercompany Drop Ship Optimization

Things have been quite busy for me as of late leaving me very little time for posting new content on this blog.  Lately, though, I had the opportunity to write a blog post about SAP’s Intercompany Drop Ship process for my employer, itelligence, and I thought I would share that link with you here (itelligencegroup.com).   You are more than welcome to request access to the accompanying webinar recording (at the bottom of the linked page), but keep in mind the applicants may be screened beforehand.  Enjoy.

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

SAP Notes are available to those with SAP S# user ID’s.  You can review them here.

Enjoy!

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?  Is it time for a modern SAP resume?

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