Back to Basics: What is IDES ?

The International Demonstration and Education System (IDES) contains a fully-fledged model company that has been set up in an R/3 System. The IDES corporate group comprises a number of companies, each with predefined business tasks. All of these companies can be used individually, or in interaction with each other, to demonstrate how the R/3 System is integrated, and the range of functions that are available. Read more

Strategies and Techniques to Successful SAP Consulting

This e-book, written by an SAP Consultant who has worked for nineteen years as a freelancer, provides you most important strategies and behaviors to consider and implement in your daily consulting life. Some of highlights covered in book are as:

  • Know the basics of the IT development process
  • Be a Problem Solver
  • Be Flexible
  • Know Your Limitations
  • Work Hard, Play Hard Too and so on…

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Speed Up Your Workflow With Keyboard Shortcuts

Except from the Time Saving Transactions, do you also know there are other shortcuts that are handy for saving your time ? As almost of us use shortcuts on many softwares, especially in Office Programs. Admittedly, the time we divide between our keyboard and mouse can not be negligible. The solution here is to activate “Use Accelerator Keys”; that is your another arm :-)

Before listing shortcuts here, please make sure you activated shourtcuts. Press “Alt+F12” and open Customizing Local Layout menu, then click Options and select Cursor tab. Tick Use Accelerator Keys, apply and exit. So below are shortcuts you can use: Read more

SAP and Football Commercial

I have just met an SAP Commercial at another SAP Blog ITC Server that managed by a Turko like me:) If you can’t see video directly click on post title. It is great!

SAP People to Follow on Twitter

Recently becoming one of the best communication tool, Twitter has been widely used also by a large number of SAP users. Here is the my personal list you should follow to get tips, information and maybe support. The list is not based on the famous users or the ones that have most followers but only i find useful to follow and more importantly they really are knowledgeable folks. You can also find me on twitter at

Not in any particular order;

  1. Jon Reed@Jonerp – Jon Reed of is an SAP Mentor who blogs and podcasts on SAP skills trends, with a dash of BS-Free Web 2.0 bootstrappin’
  2. Mark Finnern@finnern – SAP Chief Community Evangelist aka Community Guy
  3. Craig Cmehil@ccmehil – Community and Technology Evangelist in the Enterprise World
  4. Oliver Kohl@oliver – Coder, Consultant, SAP Mentor, Mac Fanboy, iPhone Addict, Cake Baker, Music Lover & Fashion Victim
  5. Michael Koch@pixelbase – SAP Development Consultant, SAP Mentor
  6. Alvaro Tejada@blag – Senior ABAP Consultant, Scripting Languages Geek, SAP Mentor, Blogger, Programming books author
  7. Thomas Jung@thomas_jung – SAP NetWeaver Product Manager – specializing in Development Tools and UI Strategy
  8. Ram Manohar Tiwari@rmtiwari – Passionate about Programming & SAP . SAP Dev Principal Consultant
  9. Martin Gillet@MGILLETSAP HCM Consultant and trainer, SAP Mentor, Passionate over ERP Processes

This is limited list but another list created by @oliver, you can follow many SAP Mentors, Employee, Consultants at SAP Affinity Group. I do not know the criterias but if you are a usual SAP User just like me, you are not recommended to edit wiki and add your account there. Unique people are there in list!. Instead you can join’s SAP Group

Quick Tips to Seach Google for SAP Documents

Since published my site, i have used google searn in day many times to deliver you documents. Though google provides a lot features in its advanced search, many of us are limitied to use a few words for query and do not use enhanced search features frequently. I will share my own experiences for better search tricks that i most frequently use in my daily search. Read more

Client Concept in SAP

A Client is the top-most organizational structure, which has its own set of master records. A Client is denoted by a 3-character alphanumeric code in SAP, and is a mandatory element. The settings made at the Client level, data maintained, etc., are available across all the Company Codes. A Client should have at least one Company Code defined.

SAP comes delivered with Clients 001 and 002, which contain all the default settings. Usually, copying from the default Clients creates additional and new Clients.

Typically, in SAP, you will have different ‘types’ of Clients; namely:
1. Development Client
2. Test Client
3. Production Client
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