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Don’t Wait – Integrate. Why Proper System Integration is More Important than Ever.
Mar 18, 2015

Don’t Wait – Integrate. Why Proper System Integration is More Important than Ever.

After twenty years of enterprise systems experience, and after an equal number of years of trying to SIMPLIFY the seamless flow of data and transactions, it’s clear to me. Despite all of the hype around SOA and ESB’s, BAPI’s, API’s, MDM, ETL, data warehouses and open...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Business Intelligence, ERP, SAP, SAP Solutions

SAP Delivered IMG Settings
Sep 11, 2014

SAP Delivered IMG Settings

Lately I have been doing lot of SAP retrofits on SAP implementations for clients who already have SAP implemented in their organizations, or SAP implemented but not in line with their business processes and requirements.  I have noticed a common trend where standard SAP functionality (IMG...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks

Aug 25, 2014

If Everybody Simplifies, How Come it’s Still So Complex?

The Reality Behind Most of the New ‘Simplifications’ for Commerce. Our CTO, Lawrence Matusek, is a true master of simplification.  Check out his following within the SAP community of complex manufacturing and you’ll see why.  Anyhow, a few weeks ago he did a post...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

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Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP
Jul 24, 2014

Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP

I have been asked by one of my friends regarding planning strategies for CTO/ETO scenarios and thought I would share my knowledge regarding CTO/ETO planning strategies in SAP. Scenarios discussed here involve usage of Variant Configuration functionality in SAP. Below are possible planning...

Categories: SAP Solutions

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

GO NATIVE! Mind the Gap!
Jun 10, 2014

GO NATIVE! Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap!  Part 3 of the 3 part series on Going Native. This is the third of my three part blog series on leveraging native functionality in packaged business systems.  The theme of this blog is how to leverage native functionality to the greatest extent possible, and then how...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Go Native, SAP

Mar 14, 2014

The PMEVC Tool in SAP: a VC Modeler's Best Friend

The Variant Configuration Modeling Environment (PMEVC) is a powerful display, review and editing transaction in SAP VC.  As a common entry point for all of these operations, it truly deserves to be in every VC modeler’s known set of tools.  In today’s tech-tip, I will go...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks

Mar 07, 2014

Ask The Right Questions for Configuration Success!

“There are no right answers to wrong questions.” ~Ursula K. LeGuin A common challenge when creating a new product configurator is to decide the right set of user questions. Configurators are designed to support the users driving the sales process, but the knowledge of the product...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Configuration, Variant Configuration

Feb 24, 2014

GO NATIVE! Avoid the Legacy Trap

Part 1 of the 3 part series on Going Native. I have been implementing packaged business systems (ERP, CRM, PLM, etc.) for nearly twenty years.  Over that time, I have seen some companies with very successful implementations while many others have struggled mightily.  What causes...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Go Native, SAP

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