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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 27, 2014

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...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

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

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Re-enabling a Service / Administrator Account via SQL Command
Jan 13, 2014

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 the mistake of disabling...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

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 19, 2013

The Top Five Mistakes that can kill any CRM Project

Implementing CRM in your business isn’t as simple as buying a piece of software off the shelf - CRM implementations are complex projects, full of pitfalls that the uninitiated may not have planned (or budgeted!) for. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a powerful tool...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

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