Improve productivity and reporting with SAP Material Ledger

SAP Material Ledger has come a long way since my first implementation in 2000 with SAP version 4.5.  That was an implementation in Transfer Pricing for intra-company code transfers. Then another 2 implementation to activate multiple currencies for a global implementation. And 1 implementation for Material Ledger currencies, and actual costing. The initial versions of Material Ledger were resource consuming functionalities,…

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The sweet sound of HANA

SAP announced, at the Teched Las Vegas 2010, the general release of its in-memory appliance called HANA (High-Performance Analytical Appliance) sometime in Dec 2010. This is probably one of the most exciting announcements from SAP in recent days. The initial announcement that SAP is working towards an in-memory appliance came in SAPPHIRE in May 2010. Without understanding too much of the…

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Watercooler talk 12/11/2010

All my own talk, all my own imagination. Barack Obama rode to Washington as Lincoln-incarnate and promising change. He brought about his own downfall by raising expectations sky-high. Placing oneself at par with Lincoln has its own disadvantages. Why do people complain when companies and banks make profit, at the same time when they demand democracy and free economy. If…

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The changing face of recruitment

As an SAP consultant signing for work (contract or permanent), have you ever wondered what value does recruitment agent add to the process of your signing up for a role? I heard a recent interesting podcast from Jon Reed. Though the podcast was very relevant to the USA market for SAP skillset, it was poignant study of recruitment strategy for…

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