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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Change Label of a SAP field

Some businesses wants to have their own field names (Labels) instead of using standard SAP delivered field labels. This is mainly to provide business specific meanings to each field in the system.
In order to achieve this requirement, you need to change the data element of the each field label. Today we will see how we can achieve this requirement.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Change Label of an SAP Field by Harsha Thelikorala

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Info Update Flag on Purchase Order

The “Info Update” flag on the purchase order may not be so obvious and you may not even notice it being there. Ever thought about what functionality it drives in SAP and how it could impact purchasing? Let’s discuss the significance of this tick and how to turn it off if the intended functionality is not required.

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Author: Tharaka Perera

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How to add images to article masters in FMS

It’s often requested by most of the retailer to add their product images into article masters in SAP. This helps business users to see the product and not have to remember it by the article number it self. SAP IS Retail solution as well as SAP FMS (SAP Fashion Management Solution) supports for this business requirement as an out of the box functionality. 
Today, let’s see how we can add such product images to article masters in SAP FMS. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Automate Posting with Clearing F-28 / FB05

When you have large number of customer payments, it is very difficult to process and post them manually. Users can reduce the work load as well as minimize data entry errors by automating this process, 
Therefore it's often requested by most of the businesses to implement an automate customer clearing process in SAP. (Posting with Clearing).
Today we will discuss how we can achieve this task in SAP.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Friday, March 18, 2016

Purchasing Partner Determination

Businesses have to interact with different third party partners such as vendors, buying offices, invoicing parties etc. during the purchasing process. SAP provides functionality to define and clear identify the role and relationship of these parties to the supplier.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

How to configure an Organization Structure in SAP FMS

In every SAP implementation, first activity is to understand the business requirement in detail and map those in SAP. This time of the project is commonly known as blue print phase. During blue print phase, one of our key activities is to identify and map their organizational chart into SAP format. This org chart is commonly known as organization structure in SAP. Unlike in any other SAP industry solution, IS-Retail and SAP FMS is different in terms of the plant (Site) creation. Plant (Site) creation is known to be a configuration in all other SAP versions, where as IS-Retail and SAP FMS having it as a master data. Today we will see how to configure a sample organization structure in SAP FMS. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Process Inbound IDOCs From PI using serialization

Sometime back we discussed about how we can process IDOCs using serialization in SAP. Click here to read it. 
There are business requirements where you need to process multiple IDOC message types in a serialized manner using PI immediately without a scheduled batch job. i.e. Customer master with address master (DEBMAS with ADRMAS) Vendor master with address master (CREMAS with ADRMAS) Info record master with vendor master & material master (INFREC with MATMAS and CREMAS) In order to process these IDOC’s successfully, you must process then in a sequence. It is not necessary IDOCs to be for master data distribution, you can serialize any message type. 

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dual Control in Vendor Master

SAP provides dual control functionality to control and securely manage changes made to sensitive fields in Vendor and Customer master data records.
Once this functionality is activated changes made by one user role, needs to be confirmed/authorized by another user role for the change to take effect. Till then the changes remain visible but the account will be blocked for transactions such as payment runs etc. This facilitates tight control over unauthorized modifications to vendor and customer master fields.In this document we will discuss the configuration that needs to be in place for activating dual control for vendor master fields, keeping in mind that similar functionality is available for customer master as well.

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Author: Tharaka Perera


Monday, February 8, 2016

Strange text appear in the sales order header

Sometimes when you try to create a new sales order, you would have seen that some strange text appear in the sales order entry screen, without even configuring sales order text determination. (If you want to know how to configure text determination in SAP, click here)

This behavior is not acceptable for business users. This is commonly known as “Dummy Text” in SAP terminology. Today we will look at what we need to do to get rid of such dummy texts.

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Process Inbound IDOCs Using Serialization

When there is a dependency between IDOC message types while processing or distributing, IDOCs must be processed in a serialized manner. 

In order to achieve this requirement, IDOC serialization must be used.

i.e. Vendor Master, Customer Master, Material Master, etc.

If you want to read about how we can process Inbound IDOCs from PI Using Serialization; please click here.


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Author: Harsha Thelikorala