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SAP CO-PA (costing-based vs. account-based) and BPC at Woodward

We’ve been working on a project at Woodward to implement SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0, Version for SAP NetWeaver (BPC).   This project is part of an overall roadmap aimed at unifying our financial systems across the company, while being able to maintain more than one ERP.  

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How do I find the right SAP planning tool? And why should I care?

Thomas Bauer 100 x 100Okay, so the question is rhetorical.  Of course – all controllers care about planning and selecting the right tool for the job! When I speak with clients, I often find that they don’t understand the entire range of SAP products available and there is often uncertainty when it comes to what tool should be used for different types of work.

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Introduction to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC 10.1) Version for SAP NetWeaver (and HANA)

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, or BPC 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver (and HANA) was released into general availability this summer giving the planners out there some great new features that will be highlighted in my blog today. This is a release that focuses heavily on usability and NetWeaver platform integration so unfortunately there is no Microsoft Platform equivalent with the 10.1 release. 

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SAP Book Authors Featured Speakers at Controlling 2014


b2ap3_thumbnail_Controlling-Logo-No-Year.jpgControlling 2014 features a number of prominent SAP book authors on the speaker roster. Learn more about the authors and their books.

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SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA - Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve spent the last six months working with the first accounting customers to validate and implement SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA. I’ve talked with even more customers about the possibilities of the new solution. SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA will be made generally available on 1st August 2014. In this blog, I’ll explain how the new solution differs from earlier software versions and discuss some of my learnings.

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Thomas Bauer

This week we are profiling Controlling 2014 speaker Thomas Bauer. Thomas is a managing partner and solution architect for planning solutions at biX Consulting in Germany, a BI consulting company he formed 5 years ago with former colleagues from SAP Germany.

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The Importance of Linking CRM Services and Financials

IMG 0463Understanding the financial impact of business transactions is critical in today’s competitive and regulatory environment.  Not understanding these impacts can lead to poor business process decisions and incorrect financial reporting.

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Creating Functions in SAP Activity-Based Costing (ABC)

Although SAP provides many functions as part of the ABC environments, there are times when the logic that you want to use in the application of ABC overhead requires additional data.   There is a great deal of data that can be accessed using functions that read fields from tables or structures, and you can create this type of function without programming.

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Controlling 2014 Keynote Announcement - BPC 10 on SAP HANA: How Speed Unlocks Innovation at CareFusion


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3445.jpgLearn more about the Controlling 2014 keynote - BPC 10 on SAP HANA: How Speed Unlocks Innovation at CareFusion.

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Gary Cokins

This week we are profiling Controlling 2014 speaker Gary Cokins. Gary is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek of New SAP Smart Accounting Functionality Webinar Recording Now Available

Janet Salmon's sneak peek of new SAP Smart Accounting functionality webinar recording is now available. 

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Joe Cravero

This week we are profiling Controlling 2014 speaker Joe Cravero, Project Manager on the SAP Financial and Controlling’s Enterprise CO (Controlling) support team at Deere & Company.

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Stump the Controlling Expert Webinar Announcement

Bring your toughest SAP Controlling questions to this unique webinar! Participants will be able to ask a panel of SAP Controlling experts their toughest questions. Who will stump the experts – will it be you? Reserve your place now!

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Analyze the financial entries in make-to-order manufacturing

Think back to the last time you ordered a desktop computer online. You probably spent some time configuring your exact needs: the size of the monitor, the amount of memory, the hard drive space, the type of keyboard and mouse – the combinations seem endless!

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Martin Munzel, SAP CO/PS Specialist and Co-founder of Espresso Tutorials

Martin MunzelThis week we are profiling Martin Munzel, SAP CO/PS Specialist and co-founder of Espresso Tutorials. Learn more about Martin and his view on what is most important to his customers. 

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Thomas Michael, CEO of Michael Management Corporation

Thomas MichaelThis week we are profiling Thomas Michael, CEO of Michael Management Corporation. Learn more about some of the most important trends that Tom sees in the SAP training space. 

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Speaker Profile: Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP

hdshot jsalmonToday, we are profiling Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP. Find out how Janet got her start at SAP, what she sees as some of the most important trends in Controlling, and what she does in her free time.

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