Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Translating Adobe Forms the easy way

In one of my recent SAP Sales Cloud projects (formerly known as SAP Cloud for Customer) we implemented the SAP Sales Cloud quotation proces. In this particular project four different quote types were implemented that all had an Adobe Form as an output document. Since the customer operated in six different countries, all four forms had to be translated in six different languages. By default this can be done by hand or somewhat automated by using the command line, xliff and xslt for every language. Both options are not ideal because they are not user friendly and because of the amount of work that had to be done after every functional change in a single form (either implement the functional change in every translated form or translate the form 6 times again after the functional change). To make maintenance easier I developed a desktop tool to make translation easier.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Easy handling of time zones and time stamps

Sooner or later every developer has to work with time zones and time stamps. Luckily the SAP system provides plenty of tools to support you in this area. In this blog I want to highlight some of the tools I've used in the past to make work a little easier.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SAP Activate – Discover Phase: from theory to practice

In an earlier Acorel blog Discover - Adoption: Transform your organisation successfully my colleague Mischa Tissen wrote about the importance of Adoption during all project phases. In this blog I will describe the activities related to Strategy to perform as part of Adoption during the first phase, the Discover phase, of the project.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Archiving transactions in SAP CRM

So you’ve filled your SAP CRM system with data and now GDPR requires you to start archiving that data. However, you have no idea how to archive data from your system. This blog gives you a little more insight into this subject.
First of all, you need to identify the data you want to archive. In case of GDPR you for example want to archive business partners. In order to do so, these business partners can no longer be a partner in any business transaction or iBase in your system. Archiving your business partners therefore requires you to archive these objects as well. In this blog the archiving process for business transactions is discussed. For ibases and business partners a similar procedure needs to be followed.