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SAP Controlling 2012 Conference Updates

There have been a number of conference agenda content and networking updates. Thank you for all of your excellent suggestions. Here are a few updates that I think you will be interested in.

The Future of SAP Controlling and Financials functionality: An exciting and innovative pre-conference session that will give conference attendees the opportunity to:

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Introduction to SAP Results Analysis

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3961.jpgResults Analysis is functionality in SAP Controlling to valuate ongoing, unfinished activities, such as production orders, internal orders or projects at month-end. The underlying assumption for each of these activities is that they will add value when they are finished – a production order will yield a finished product, while a customer project will eventually be billed to the customer.

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Introduction to SAP Material Ledger

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3289.jpgMaterial Ledger is SAP’s solution to performing actual costing. It is supposed to contain the benefits (without inheriting the disadvantages) of the two traditional methods of inventory valuation - Standard Costing and Moving Average Costing. Before you can understand the functionality of Material Ledger, it is always good to start with some of the characteristics of these two traditional approaches.

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Ensure Corporate-wide Goal Alignment by Empowering the Production Floor with Key Process Indicators (KPI) through SAP

Any organization wanting to practice Lean techniques knows that the core objective of Lean is to eliminate the amount of non-value added activities in the process. The financial metrics and benefits of a Lean process can be calculated through profit and return on investment analysis. The keys to success in a Lean environment are training and communication in the name of corporate goal alignment.

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Welcome to the SAP Controlling Community Blog

Over the past several years I've seen a growing need for an SAP Controlling community, where management accounting professionals have a venue to share knowledge, best practices, insight, perspectives, and opportunities.

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SAP HANA Video Blog

Many SAP Controlling Community members have requested more information on SAP® HANA. This video blog featuring Vijay Vijayasankar courtesy of Jon Reed of provides a real-world example of how SAP HANA is being used to provide real-time AR, AP, and inventory data.

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2012 SAP Controlling Community Awards - Call For Nominations

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Nominations are now open for the first ever SAP Controlling Community Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our SAP Controlling Community.

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