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May 31st, 2016
Tim Rose
Senior Consultant
Scalability -- Preventing and Mitigating Problems in Complex SAP Models

“A man’s got to recognize his limitations” – Dirty Harry. Scalability is the ability of a model to grow in size and complexity, using the same design, without sacrificing efficiency. It is always desirable. It is not always attainable...

Categories: SAP Solutions
May 28th, 2016
Rick Servello
VC Team Lead, SAP
ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 2)

In this part of the series we’ll focus on creating the distribution model and assigning message types related to Variant Configuration. By now, you should have your User, Logical Systems, and RFC connections configured from Part 1 of this blog series, via preliminary step...

Categories: SAP Solutions
May 4th, 2016
Rick Servello
VC Team Lead, SAP
ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 1)

ALE (Application Link Enabling) is a means in which to transfer data between logical systems in SAP. This tool is used across many modules for sending master data and is especially common within the Variant Configuration world for transferring model dependencies, classifi...

Categories: SAP Solutions
December 17th, 2015
Tim Rose
Senior Consultant
The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC

In designing a model in Variant Configuration, there are 3 main questions and 100 smaller ones that you should ask yourself every time to help build the best model for the situation.  Check out our Infographic to see examples of these questions and tips on how to avo...

Categories: SAP Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video
June 11th, 2015
Rama Gottipati
SAP Consultant
Material Variants With Multi-Level KMATS setup, Planning and Execution

Material variants are widely used with variant configuration to stock individual configuration of a configurable product. As anything in SAP can be made as complex as possible, material variants can also be setup as a simple stock part with non-configurable materials as p...

Categories: SAP Solutions
January 29th, 2015
William Wenzel
Developer
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Localizing Composite Address Fields

Composite fields were added in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 to capture data as a group rather than through multiple disconnected fields. For example, in previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM individual components of an address would need to be captured as separate fi...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
November 20th, 2014
William Wenzel
Developer
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Conditionally Show and Hide Fields on an Entity Form – Part 3: Choosing Which Method to Use

In our previous tech tips we have described how to implement showing and hiding logic using business rules and custom JavaScript. It is important to understand when to use business rules versus custom JavaScript and vice versa. Choosing the correct method to implement you...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
November 13th, 2014
William Wenzel
Developer
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Conditionally Show and Hide Fields on an Entity Form – Part 2: Using Custom JavaScript

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Using Custom Javascript In last week’s tech tip, we described how to show and hide fields in CRM using business rules. We also outlined some of the key limitations of using business rules which can make it difficult or impossible to implement c...

Categories: News + Events, Microsoft Solutions
November 11th, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 is coming….Are you ready? Here are 5 things you should know now!

While Microsoft is preparing Dynamics CRM 2015 for release next month, users are wondering what Microsoft will do for an encore after CRM 2013 brought a completely new user interface to bring the application in line with Microsoft’s Metro UI corporate design language. Wel...

Categories: News + Events, Microsoft Solutions
November 6th, 2014
William Wenzel
Developer
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Conditionally Show and Hide Fields on an Entity Form – Part 1: Using Business Rules

Part 1 of a 3 part series: Using Business Rules When developing customizations for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, forms can become cluttered with fields that are only used under very specific conditions. Take for example the following section from an entity form that deals with...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
October 16th, 2014
Utilizing Quick View forms in Dynamics CRM2013

One great feature introduced in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is the ability to create and embed Quick View forms.  Quick View forms are great when you need to see information from a related entity on the current form you are working on.  For example, when adding a Primary ...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
September 11th, 2014
Rama Gottipati
SAP Consultant
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 f...

Categories: SAP Solutions
August 21st, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
How to Recover the Mandatory Field Asterisk * in Dynamics CRM 2013

Some of our customers noticed that with the Fall release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, some of their users were not seeing the required field asterisk next to mandatory fields within CRM. This, along with a few other UI inconsistencies, seemed to affect random users, an...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
August 14th, 2014
William Wenzel
Developer
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip - Using ExecuteMultipleRequest to Speed up CRM API Custom Data Imports

If you’ve worked with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM import wizard you’ll know that although it is a very powerful tool, it does have its limitations.  The maximum file size for individual files is 8 MB, which can be a limiting factor when you need to import a large dataset. ...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
July 24th, 2014
Rama Gottipati
SAP Consultant
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 ...

Categories: SAP Solutions
July 3rd, 2014
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Fix Field Labels from Being Cut Short

If you recently upgraded your Microsoft Dynamics CRM system from CRM2011 to CRM2013 you have noticed a LOT of changes to the user interface. Most of the changes in the new version of Dynamics CRM are great, but some have caused a little confusion, for example: Field label...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
July 3rd, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Show Component Dependencies

System Administrators and System Customizers responsible for managing components (views, entities, fields, dashboards, etc.) in Microsoft Dynamics CRM are probably all too familiar with this scenario; a component becomes obsolete, is supplanted by a new item or is simply ...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
April 1st, 2014
Jim Abel
Industry Consultant, Industry Solutions
Integrating SOAPUI with Dynamics CRM On-Premises

It seems like there is a wealth of knowledge on how to connect with, and update Dynamics CRM using the CRM SDK, but much less so when trying to perform the same actions via SOAP / SOAP Client. This blog entry will take you through the steps to do just that with a well-kno...

Categories: News + Events, Microsoft Solutions
March 24th, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip - Modifying Quick Find Search Properties

While Microsoft Dynamics CRM features a powerful Advanced Find tool, we often find our customers using the simpler, easier to get to “Quick Find” bar located at the top right of record views. This search function provides quick access to records and is ...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
March 14th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
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
February 27th, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip: Adding Tool Tips in CRM 2013

One of the most requested features when implementing previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM has always been the inclusion of “tool tips” – those helpful hints that appear when you hover over fields to instruct the user how to fill them out. Up until now, this has un...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
February 7th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
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 wi...

Categories: SAP Solutions
January 13th, 2014
Ryan Telesca
Manager, Microsoft Delivery Services
Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Re-enabling a Service / Administrator Account via SQL Command

Dynamics CRM’s batch user edit functionality is a great time saver, and includes the option to enable and disable users in big chunks. However, this can be dangerous if you’re not paying close attention to what you’re doing! If you’ve ever made ...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions
January 7th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
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 ...

Categories: SAP Solutions
October 28th, 2013
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
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 ...

Categories: SAP Solutions