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Dec 05, 2013

Listen Up!

“THEY” are talking… Are YOU listening? I was in a strategy meeting with one of our largest customers this week.  During the meeting, the primary objective was to incorporate some of the latest technology enablers into their overall business strategy.  This is a...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Social Listening, Social Media

Dec 03, 2013

Moving Variant Table Records in SAP

In the world of variant configuration, it’s useful to know that variant table entries are not set in stone. The position of the different entries can still be changed afterwards. Read on to find out how! When adding new entries to variant tables using transaction CU60, you might...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Variant Configuration

Oct 28, 2013

Copying Configurable Materials Using Transaction CUCK

Has creating all those variant configuration materials become a real time-consuming activity in your organization? Read on to find out about a transaction code to copy configurable materials in a quick and straightforward way. When working with variant configuration, it is very common to have...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Oct 28, 2013

Starting the ABAP Debugger Without Using the Command Field

What can you do when you cannot type /h in the command field to fire up the ABAP debugger?  In this post, you will learn how to create a short text file which can be dragged to any SAP window, starting the ABAP debugger automatically. It is a rather well-known that no matter where you...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: ABAP, CWG, SAP Solutions

Oct 22, 2013

Maximizing the Value of SAP VC

I just returned from this year’s SAP Configuration Work Group Conference at Marco Island.  I received very positive audience feedback on my presentation, “Little Known VC (Variant Configuration) Facts”.  So, given the high level of interest and feedback, I thought...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: CWG, SAP Solutions, Variant Configuration

Sep 20, 2013

When Complexity is Free

Free Complexity – How can that be? Thomas Friedman had a great article in the Sunday (September 15, 2013) issue of the New York Times “When Complexity is Free”.  His central point was that innovation and automation have dramatically reduced the historical cycle time and...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Complexity, Simplify

Aug 14, 2013

Ensuring strong user adoption when implementing CRM

Too many times, CRM systems are implemented without consulting the intended user community. Such an approach can be fatal to user adoption. This can result in wasted time, lost investment, and ill-will. Taking care to include others beyond straightforward selling functions is vital to success....

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

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Aug 01, 2013

A comprehensive sales enhancement process vs simply buying software

Are you seeking a well-planned, comprehensive sales enhancement process or simply buying software to solve basic problems you are  experiencing today? Simply buying software can be a trap! Let's face it, someone selling software is bound by the limitations of their particular...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Manufacturing

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