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Why is my BOM not exploding?
Oct 19, 2018

Why is my BOM not exploding?

It’s a common experience: you create the BOM, go to the configurator, fill the conditions, try to explode the BOM and… no items show up. If you want to explode a BOM in a Production Order, you’ll want to build the BOM with Production-Relevant line items. If you want to...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration, BOM

Oct 09, 2018

SAP VC: Best Practices and Warnings for Change Management

Engineering Change management (ECM) is a powerful feature of SAP.  It allows you to implement changes using effectivity dates and keep a thorough history of changes made to most VC elements. ECM lets you keep VC elements in two states: before the change, and after the change.  This is...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Things to Know Before Implementing AVC....featured at CWG 2018!
Oct 08, 2018

Things to Know Before Implementing AVC....featured at CWG 2018!

Are you going to the CWG North American Conference 2018 in Nashville next week? Thinking about using the next generation S/4HANA Advanced Variant Configuration (AVC)?  Learn what you need to know about AVC in our session at CWG in Nashville! Things to know before...

Categories: News + Events

Tags: CWG, SAP, SAP Solutions, Variant Configuration

Configure to Stock in SAP ERP
Sep 25, 2018

Configure to Stock in SAP ERP

"It's not that easy for us to do" doesn’t garner much empathy in market anymore.  A particularly candid customer once told us "just because it is difficult for you doesn’t make it more valuable for me".  Is it difficult for you to handle low volume (i.e. special) product configurations?  The conventional thinking is that focusing only on high volume configurations will generate greater efficiencies that translate into better margins.  But consider that many customers prefer a single supplier that can provide whatever configurations they need.  To them, they are all just products.  They are special in your eyes, not your customer's.  Uh oh.

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, SAP

Order BOMs
Jun 07, 2018

Order BOMs

Engineered products can be pretty complex.  In some cases, a VC model can be written that covers all the possible combinations that can be built.  Other times that’s unreasonable.  There are too many “once a year” options and customer special requests to ever...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, SAP, Variant Configuration

How SAP PLM Supported a Move to the Variant Configurator [ASUG Presentation]
May 14, 2018

How SAP PLM Supported a Move to the Variant Configurator [ASUG Presentation]

Lincoln Electric (The Harris Products Group) + eLogic to present at the ASUG Annual Conference  Using Configuration to Automate Product Creation + Maintenance Organizing your products in the SAP Product Lifecycle Management application (SAP PLM) provides benefits that reach...

Categories: SAP Solutions, News + Events

Tags: ASUG, Configuration, SAP

Go Native. Make optimal use of your native system functionality [eBook]
Jul 29, 2017

Go Native. Make optimal use of your native system functionality [eBook]

The most critical success factor is clearly making optimal use of native system functionality to address the widest range of business needs and opportunities and then making limited enhancements to gain or secure competitive advantage. In a nutshell, GO NATIVE!

Categories: eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: ERP, Integration, SAP

LO-VC to Configuration Engine [eBook]
Jun 12, 2017

LO-VC to Configuration Engine [eBook]

This part of our eBook provides information and guidance to help companies quickly and successfully make the journey from using only the LO-VC configuratior to using Configuration Engine Knowledge Bases in IPC or CPQ as well. As with Many such journeys in SAP, this can be a difficult one if you do not have all of he facts or the benefit of experience from those who have done it. 

Categories: SAP Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: Configuration, SAP, Variant Configuration

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