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Dec 07, 2018

Email Correlation in Dynamics 365

We recently discovered some very specific requirements around matching incoming emails to the correct record in Dynamics 365.  This customer had an issue with ongoing email conversations where the senders were not tracking their emails in Dynamics 365, but rather relying on the Email tracking and Smart Matching features within Dynamics 365 to handle the job for them.  Our focus during this project was to optimize performance, and saving time was a key factor.  

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

AVC Material Variants for S4HANA
Nov 16, 2018

AVC Material Variants for S4HANA

One of the exciting new features in S4H will be the ability to determine a Closest-Match Material Variant. This new search functionality for Material Variants goes above and beyond existing ECC functionality by providing a list of partial matches as well as a quick comparison of configuration...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, SAP, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks

Why is my BOM not exploding?
Oct 19, 2018

Why is my BOM not exploding?

It’s a common experience: you create the BOM, go to the configurator, fill the conditions, try to explode the BOM and… no items show up. If you want to explode a BOM in a Production Order, you’ll want to build the BOM with Production-Relevant line items. If you want to...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration, BOM

Oct 09, 2018

SAP VC: Best Practices and Warnings for Change Management

Engineering Change management (ECM) is a powerful feature of SAP.  It allows you to implement changes using effectivity dates and keep a thorough history of changes made to most VC elements. ECM lets you keep VC elements in two states: before the change, and after the change.  This is...

Categories: SAP Solutions

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

Changing Characteristics
Apr 12, 2018

Changing Characteristics

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you have to go back and change things after you’ve gone several miles down the road.  Characteristics can be one of those things. I have a tendency to create characteristics as simply as possible.  I make them CHAR unless there’s a real reason not to.  I only make them as long as the longest value I currently have...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks

Jan 05, 2018

Characteristic Simplicity

"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy" ― Isaac Newton Characteristics are one of the fundamental building blocks of Variant Configuration.  As building blocks they have to interact with all the other objects in the system; classes, materials, tables, and...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

May 31, 2016

Scalability -- Preventing and Mitigating Problems in Complex SAP Models

“A man’s got to recognize his limitations” – Dirty Harry "All limits are self-imposed” – Icarus Scalability is the ability of a model to grow in size and complexity, using the same design, without sacrificing efficiency.   It is...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

May 28, 2016

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 steps 1 through 3. As...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

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