Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Building fast and flexible reports using Cloud Data Sources

Because your customers are one of your biggest assets you want know everything there is to know about them. We have learned from experience that not all customer data is always present in one system which makes it challenging to give you a total overview. SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C) gives you easy to use functionality to add this missing data in your SAP C4C reports, giving your business the so much needed 360° overview. It can also be used to enrich other types of reports, you are not limited to your customers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SAP CRM Market Development Funds (MDF) with SD integration

In a previous blog I wrote about the SAP CRM Market Development Funds (MDF) functionality and how the MDF solution actually looks in the system. The MDF solution enables the brand owner to better manage the administration, distribution and consumption of funds for resellers. In the standard MDF solution the settlement (billing) document is generated in CRM with CRM billing (CRM-BE) and transferred from there to Accounting FI-AP.

In this blog I will explain the settings to be made to transfer the CRM settlement document not to Accounting but instead to an SD billing document in SAP ERP (SD-BIL). From there they can be further processed to Financial Accounting.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2 Common issues in the account merge in SAP CRM on-premise

The account merge, or data cleansing, in SAP CRM allows you to compare and merge duplicate business partner records in data cleansing cases. When the data cleansing process has been completed, you can remove the redundant data records from the system using archiving.

When you have setup the account merge in SAP CRM you have 2 options for identifying duplicate records and creating a cleansing case.

  • From the search result list for accounts/employees. When you select two (or more) accounts/employees that you want to merge, the account merge button becomes active and you can create a cleansing case.

  • If the duplicate check is activated for accounts a dialog box appears when you create or edit an
    account and a potentially duplicate account is identified. The similarity of the duplicate is shown in percent.
In this Blog we will not describe the complete setup of the account merge functionality but we will focus on 2 common issues.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Analysis Add-in for Office

There are very powerful analysis tools which are easy to use within the familiar environment of Microsoft Office. It makes you capable to dig deep into your multidimensional business data to discover and identify hidden trends. SAP Business Objects Analysis for Office is such a powerful tool which is one of the elements of the SAP BI Front-end Spectrum. In this blog I will describe the advantages you have with this tool and highlight some nice features it has to simplify your implementation of an analysis workbook.