Monday Links Roundup #5

Dear Visitors,
I have published my 5th Links Roundup series on site. It will be more appropriate to continue this serie there as i collect all other SAP related sites there, at one place. You can also follow the latest 5 posts of each sites under relevant categories.
My picks of this week are:

  1. Listen to a podcast created by a consultant with tips for SAP freshers who want to break into SAP.
  2. Get your CV or Resume reviewed by a recruiter expert for a very little amount of money.
  3. Learn how to generate Simple Transformation for XML in ABAP written by a consultant
  4. View video tutorial created by a SAP Mentor for the topic Flash Islands for WebDynpro with some advanced examples
  5. Learn what the differences are of ALE, EDI, IDOC.

Step by Step SAP SD User Manuals

This document contains step by step procedures required for the following SAP SD module daily processes

  1. Creation of Inquiry (VA11) – A new Inquiry is created only when the authorized person at Depot receives an Inquiry from an existing or new Non Trade Customer.
  2. Creation of Quotation (VA21) – Quotation is created when an inquiry is received from a customer.
  3. Creation of Sales Order for a Trade Customer (VA01) – A Sales order is created when a purchase order is got from the Trade Customer
  4. Creation of Sales Order with reference to a Quotation (Non-Trade customer) (VA01) – A Sales Order created when a Purchase Order received from the Customer w/out reference to a Quotation
  5. Creation of Sales Order for delivery of material from another depot (VA01) – A delivery from another Depot directly to Customer shall be created on the Decision of the Depot Incharge.

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How to Load a Flat File in SAP BI Integrated Planning Using BEx

SAP NetWeaver BI Integrated Planning now has the ability to allow users to upload data directly into transactional cubes. The solution outlined in this paper provides a how-to guide to use flat file upload functionality in BEx. It also shows step-by-step how to use a query to preview the data uploaded before deciding whether to save (write) the data to the target cube. This is basically replicating the BPS file upload functionality in IP. The solution depicted in this paper provides the user with the familiarity of BEx, but with the flexibility of Integrated Planning. Read more

Web Dynpro Overview

SAP Web Dynpro is a framework for developing user  interfaces for use with the SAP NetWeaver platform. It  comes with design tools that are part of the NetWeaver developer studio, enabling developers to do most of the programming in a graphical or  declarative manner. Web Dynpro applications can run on different platforms, including Java, ABAP, and .NET. Component-orientation supports reusability of user interfaces.

The concepts covered in this article allow a separation of layout and logics, and ease the integration of different backends. Using contexts and models, data may be synchronized automatically between the user interface and the backend. Besides discussion of basic concepts and a glance at the development process, this article briefly illustrates the client-driven execution of a Web Dynpro application. Read more

What is Clearing in SAP?

‘Clearing’ in SAP refers to squaring-off open debit entries with that of open credit entries. Clearing is allowed in GL accounts maintained on an ‘open item’ basis and in all customer/vendor accounts. The clearing can either be manual or automatic. In the case of manual clearing, you will view the open items and select the matching items for clearing. In the case of automatic clearing, a program determines what items need to be cleared based on certain pre-determined open item selection criteria and proposes assignments before clearing these assigned items. Whatever the type of clearing, the system creates a clearing document with the details and enters the ‘clearing number’ against each of the cleared open items. The clearing number is derived from the document number of the clearing document. Read more

Cash Collection with SAP Collections Management User guide

In this video tutorial you will learn about SAP Collections Management. The following scenario is demonstrated in this lesson:

This process enables to trace and follow up promises to pay made by customers. SAP Collections Management supports automatic real-time updates of promises to pay by incoming payments. If a customer does not pay within the agreed period of time an evaluation run will set the state of the promise on broken. Collectors can trace and follow up broken promises. This will reduce time to prepare customer contacts and improve efficiency.

You act as collection agent “Accountant1”. You create a worklist containing all customers you are responsible for. For one of these customers you create a promise to pay in the system and initiate a dispute case. Read more

Fiscal Year Change Activities in SAP

This document describes fiscal year change activities for SAP R/3 3.1, 4.0, 4.5, and 4.6; SAP R/3 Enterprise; mySAP ERP 2004; SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP ERP 6.0 enhancement package 1, 2, 3, and 4. Following topics covered in detail:

  • Fiscal Year Change Activities in Logistics
    • Defining Fiscal Year
    • Posting to Previous Period
  • Fiscal Year Change Activities in Accounting
  • Year Change Activities in HR
  • Factory and Holiday Calendars

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