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SAPPHIRE 2016 Reflection: Digital Transformation
May 30, 2016

SAPPHIRE 2016 Reflection: Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation” was the primary theme of the 2016 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference, with SAP reinforcing the slogan “Run Live, Run Simple.”  After attending the conference a few weeks ago, I would like to share my insights from the event.  While...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events

Tags: SAP

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

The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC [infographic]

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

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

Tags: Business Intelligence, SAP, Variant Configuration

Jun 11, 2015

Material Variants With Multi-Level KMATS setup, Planning and Execution

Material variants are widely used with variant configuration to stock individual configuration of a configurable product. As anything in SAP can be made as complex as possible, material variants can also be setup as a simple stock part with non-configurable materials as part of its BOM. They can...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Recap – Are We Simple Yet?
May 29, 2015

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Recap – Are We Simple Yet?

I just returned from the SAPPHIRE conference last week, and I have to say… it was surprisingly, the least inspiring conference I have attended.  Normally, I would return all revved up after drinking the “Kool Aid” and learning how SAP’s latest toys are changing the...

Categories: SAP Solutions, News + Events

Tags: Configuration, SAP

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

Go Native AND Integrate Systems? Contradiction or Paradox?
Apr 28, 2015

Go Native AND Integrate Systems? Contradiction or Paradox?

If you are a follower of my blogs, you know that my Go Native series talked about the dangers of favoring needless customization over native functionality. You would have also seen that I recently blogged about the continued importance of proper system integration. Can you go...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Go Native, SAP, SAP Solutions

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