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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

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

Mar 01, 2013

SAP Configured-to-Order eSales Platform: Case Study

Read how one company utilized deep native SAP functionality to solve critical problems while improving their “face to the customer.”  There are highly effective tools that greatly leverage your SAP investment by improving channel facing issues and response times.  Improved...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CTO, ETO, SAP Solutions

Feb 15, 2013

Designing VC Models with Maintenance in Mind

Life will be easier in 6 months ... In designing a model in Variant Configuration there are a hundred small decisions to make about how to structure the data and logic to make the darn thing work. Do I use tables or dependencies? Do I want a few long dependencies, or many short...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Variant Configuration

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 06, 2011

New and Improved PMEVC

I just saw some great news from SAP. A new and improved version of the PMEVC model maintenance transaction is now available in ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 5. There are some great new features that are described in the following CWG new...

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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