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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

Apr 21, 2014

GO NATIVE! Resist the Temptation to Customize!

 Part 2 of the 3 part series on Going Native. This is the second in my three part blog series on leveraging native functionality in packaged business systems.  As before, I will start this blog with perhaps my favorite quotation - one that best describes the theme of this...

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

Feb 07, 2014

SAP Variant Configuration Tech Tip - About the Group BOM

In the last blog about Variant Configuration, we talked about the variant BOM (or BOM group), which is shared by many materials.  There is, however, another construct in SAP which has a similar name but a different purpose: the group BOM.  In the following article, you will learn what...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

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

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

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