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Jan 05, 2018

Characteristic Simplicity

Characteristics are one of the fundamental building blocks of Variant Configuration.  As building blocks they have to interact with all the other objects in the system; classes, materials, tables, and dependencies.  In creating them it’s always best to make them as simple as possible (but no simpler).  This gives them a flexibility that can be exploited throughout the model.

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

eLogic Presents, Configuration & Digital Transformation at SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference
Apr 19, 2017

eLogic Presents, Configuration & Digital Transformation at SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

Answer your executive-level questions about configuration needs, best practices, and how to avoid common mistakes.  Learn from a case study about Digital Transformation at Grundfos, and what factors are critical to a successful digital strategy and conversion to SAP...

Categories: News + Events

Tags: ASUG, SAP, Variant Configuration

May 31, 2016

Scalability -- Preventing and Mitigating Problems in Complex SAP Models

“A man’s got to recognize his limitations” – Dirty Harry "All limits are self-imposed” – Icarus Scalability is the ability of a model to grow in size and complexity, using the same design, without sacrificing efficiency.   It is...

Categories: SAP Solutions

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

May 28, 2016

ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 2)

In this part of the series we’ll focus on creating the distribution model and assigning message types related to Variant Configuration. By now, you should have your User, Logical Systems, and RFC connections configured from Part 1 of this blog series, via preliminary steps 1 through 3. As...

Categories: SAP Solutions

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

May 04, 2016

ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 1)

ALE (Application Link Enabling) is a means in which to transfer data between logical systems in SAP. This tool is used across many modules for sending master data and is especially common within the Variant Configuration world for transferring model dependencies, classification, user interfaces,...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC
Dec 17, 2015

The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC

In designing a model in Variant Configuration, there are 3 main questions and 100 smaller ones that you should ask yourself every time to help build the best model for the situation.  Check out our Infographic to see examples of these questions and tips on how to avoid future struggle and...

Categories: SAP Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Your Path from VC to IPC and CPQ [webcast]
Dec 15, 2015

Your Path from VC to IPC and CPQ [webcast]

Your Path from Variant Configuration (VC)  to Internet Pricing and Configurator (IPC) and Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Many companies are considering SAP CRM or hybris CPQ. Using your VC models in these applications requires the IPC, but before your models can run in IPC you may...

Categories: SAP Solutions, News + Events

Tags: ASUG, Configuration, Variant Configuration

Recap of the 2015 North American CWG Conference
Nov 11, 2015

Recap of the 2015 North American CWG Conference

This week I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 North American CWG Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  For those who haven’t been, it’s a gathering of SAP partners and customers to work together, spread understanding, and solve challenging problems faced within SAP...

Categories: News + Events

Tags: Configuration, CWG, SAP, Variant Configuration

100 Industry Best Practices Realized through 100 System Implementations for Manufacturers: 100×100
Jun 19, 2015

100 Industry Best Practices Realized through 100 System Implementations for Manufacturers: 100×100

100 x 100 is the name for our SAP Solution Gallery.  It contains over 100 best practices realized through over 100 implementation projects.  You won’t find these best practices in books or the online help.  You may find some in forums or presentations if you are lucky. ...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: SAP, SAP Solutions, Variant Configuration

May 27, 2015

SAP Variant Configuration (VC) Projects are not just about Modeling!

Working in the IT domain in the past years, I have come to realize that the technical realization of a project is one thing, but the planning and facilitation of it is another. In the Variant Configuration (VC) world, this is also true. Very often, a good part of the workload and challenge of...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Variant Configuration

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