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Jan 07, 2014

SAP Variant Configuration Tech Tip - About the variant BOM (or BOM group)

The Bill of Materials (BOM) describes the specific components of a product and is a pivotal element in SAP.  While the BOM is used in many modules and is by itself a time-saver, it can become tedious to maintain one BOM per material variant when there is a huge number of them.  Read on...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, 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

Mar 28, 2013

SAP Engineered-to-Order ERP

When a $400m manufacturer of large engineered power transformers chose SAP ERP as their solution to integrate three business units, their original SAP integrator failed to support critical ETO business processes.  We were contracted to assess their requirements and eventually led...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: ETO, Manufacturing, SAP Solutions

Jan 11, 2013

Solving Configuration Problems with SAP VC Technology

Variant Configuration Multi-Level Design One of the greatest performance benefits seen during my time a VC consultant was with switching from a single-level configuration to multi-level configuration for a multi-sectioned product. In some cases, initial loading time for the model dropped from...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, Variant Configuration

Jan 06, 2011

The Secret to Making Manual Sales Set Changes

I have preached about the power of Sales Set functionality at CWG Conferences. One of the best features of Sales Sets is the ability for a user to make ad hoc, manual changes to the configurable sale BOM structure. I saw a post on the CWG Forum tonight where a user made these settings but was...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CWG, Variant Configuration

Jan 04, 2011

The Material Variant Trap in SAP

Have you ever created a material variant with the wrong configurable material? For example, you want to create material X as a variant of material Y but you specify material Z instead by mistake. Unfortunately SAP does not allow you to change the configurable material assignment after you save...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Variant Configuration

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