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SAP Controlling Tip 100: Frequently Asked Questions

Tip 100 from 100 Things You Should Know About Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition) by John Jordan:

You can reference SAP Note 552486 for answers to frequently asked questions about Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC). Process orders provide you with extra functionality, such as phases and process instructions for process industries. 

The Online Service System (OSS) contains a database of useful information and advice on fixes for SAP system issues, consulting notes, and frequently asked questions. OSS Note 552486 contains advice on 14 SAP Controlling frequently asked questions. In this tip, we'll discuss how to access OSS Note 552486 adn we'll go over the note's first couple of questions and answers. 

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Activity Postings 7: Category 5 Activity Types and Posting

TomKingWe come to the end of our tour of activity type posting with category 5 (Target=actual allocation).  This one is the low-fat frozen yogurt of activity types.  It tastes great, but you don’t have to work as hard to keep a trim figure.  This works similarly to the category 2 activity type, but does not require an indirect activity allocation cycle in order to post the activity.

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Learn more about Controlling 2017 exhibitor TruQua

ERP Corp is pleased to announce that TruQua will exhibit at the Controlling 20177 conference. 

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Learn more about Controlling 2017 Silver Sponsor BlackLine


ERP Corp is pleased to announce that BlackLine is a silver sponsor of the Controlling 2017 conference. They will sponsor the official Controlling 2017 conference notebook. 

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Activity Postings 6: Category 4 Activity Types and Posting

TomKingCategory 4 activity types are unique in that they do not allow any sort of allocation at all.  They are manually posted like category 1 and category 3 activity types, but that is the extent of it.  The activity stays in the cost center.  You might be saying to yourself, “Why have an activity type that cannot allocate costs between cost objects?  Isn’t that the main purpose of the activity type?”

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Webinar Announcement - Myths vs. Fact: SAP Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA Presented by Rogerio Faleiros


Reserve your place now for a webinar on on Myth vs. Fact: SAP Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA presented by Rogerio Faleiros.

July 27 at 1:00 PM EST

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Controlling 2017 SAP Lab Announcement - Sponsored by SAP

JanetSalmonLab400We are pleased to announce that SAP will again be the Controlling 2017 Conference platinum lab sponsor. The lab will offer an opportunity for attendees to work hands on in a lab setting with recent SAP innovations including SAP S/4HANA Finance. Keep reading for important details about the lab.

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All About the Controlling 2017 Conference – Meeting with Conference Organizers Recording Now Available


ControllingTeamRecently members of the SAP Controlling Community gathered for a virtual meeting with Controlling 2017 conference organizers. In this interactive meeting intended for individuals who have not attended the Controlling Conference previously, participants had the opportunity to meet the conference team, learn more about how to get the most out of the event, and ask questions. 

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Webinar Registration Open: SAP S/4HANA Finance – From Batch to Real-Time


Reserve your place now for a webinar on SAP S/4HANA Finance – From Batch to Real-Time presented by Janet Salmon and Birgit Oettinger, SAP SE.

June 29 at 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST

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Activity Postings 5: Category 3 Activity Types and Posting

TomKingWe have gone into a lot of detail on how indirect activity allocation cycles work with category 2 (indirect determination, indirect allocation) are used.  The main takeaway from category 2 type activities is that the quantity of activity posted is calculated based on information derived from the receiver cost objects.  You either don’t know or find it difficult to determine how much activity should be posted.  What if you do know how much activity should be posted, but don’t want to manually determine how to allocate the posting to other cost objects?  That is where category 3 (manual entry, indirect allocation) activity types come in. 

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