SAP Ariba: change language of the interface made easy

Despite having a language option in the users preference menu, you don't change Ariba language like you change SAP language by simply changing the user preference. Changing language in SAP Ariba is not done through the user account settings, but is based on Web brower's language, which might be difficult to change as you also have to reset your cookies in order for the language change to be applied to the SAP Ariba interface....
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TOP 5 best business ERP systems

ERP is a convenient business toolkit, which many companies seek to take advantage of. The market for ERP products is quite mature - some vendors have been working on it for more than 40 years. It is quite difficult for an untrained entrepreneur to understand such a huge abundance of already developed modules. In many ways, the choice of product depends on the industry specialization of your business, as well as the necessary functionality in your particular case. In this article we will consider the 5 best ERP systems for doing business in 2020....
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The 4 most sought for ERP skills for 2020

With the rise of work from home solutions but also of the use of ERP programs in all enterprises, it can be a great time to learn new skills this year. By learning new ERP skills that can be directly applied to a job, you will not only get more job offers or a higher SAP consultant salary but will mostly be able to save your company from an ERP implementation failure by helping them to properly manage their migration to SAP S/4 HANA and other ERP systems....
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Materials management process: a clear and simple overview

In a world where we possess always more, it gets harder to find clarity with all the materials we own. This fog will reduce your productivity. In your personal life, this can be translated into a messy desktop, bad habits, unclear thoughts, and so on. In your professional life, this can lead into bad choices, arguments with colleagues, and more....
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Raw materials management: simple explanation on why it is necessary

Materials management is a core supply chain function in every enterprise. Basically, materials management is the capability firms use to plan total material requirements. Plan is the keyword. The process behind materials management is scheduling and is an important component of any ERP solutions that is used to manage stocks and production. The goal of the process is to be ahead to see the issues coming. Being ahead will provide an unbroken chain of components for production to manufacture goods on time for customers....
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The Best ERP solutions For Small Businesses

Enterprise resource planning is a crucial aspect of any business. ERP solutions for small businesses aid in monitoring, storing, and integrating data from various business sources and departments. ERP solutions for small to medium companies are essential in streamlining operations by organizing supply chains and integrating numerous business accounts, which makes it easier to manage manufacturing operations within an organization....
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Knoa UEM: Enabling a More Efficient Work Environment

After many years of focusing solely on customer experience, businesses are now finally concentrating on providing the best possible experience for their employees. And this doesn’t mean putting a ping-pong table in the lunchroom; organizations are looking for a deeper understanding of how to improve engagement and simplify processes for workers so that they can work as efficiently as possible and not get bogged down by monotonous tasks, non-intuitive user interfaces and inordinately complex processes....
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Error Message M7001 Check table T159L entry does not exist

During a Goods receipt in SAP transaction codes MIGO it might happen that the plant hasn't been defined for inventory management, thus throwing an error M7001 check table T159L entry does not exist, after having created an SAP supplier invoice for the goods receipt as part of the plan buy pay process in the operational procurement....
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Solve SAP RFQ error ME013 Document type not allowed with doc. category

While creating a request for quotation in the SAP quotation process, the error message ME013 might appear, document type not allowed with document category. Part of the operational procurement of the plan buy pay process in the procurement lifecycle management, the creation of an RFQ, also called a request for quotation, can be problematic - however, it can be solved during with a bit of customization....
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Solve SAP error M8147 account determination for entry not possible

During a goods receipt creation at the end of the procurement lifecycle management, it might happen that the account determination is not possible for given entry. This error, part of the plan buy pay process in the operation procurement operations can easily be solved with the maintenance of accounting configuration. See below a full walk-through to solve this SAP error....
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SAP change language of the SAP interface after login

In order to change the default language, the one displayed by default in the SAP login screen, you need to change it through the preferences. If you simply select another language while logging in, it will be applied to the current session only, and you'll have to enter it again the next time you log in....
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SAP solve the Pricing error: Mandatory condition MWST is missing

When creating a sales order in SAP, you might get the Pricing error: Mandatory condition MWST is missing, because the tax codes are not consistent between order products and customer taxes. Solution in short : check the order's incompletion log, note the item lines with Pricing error, for each material, update the tax code in Sales: sales org. 1 view....
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SAP Message C+302 – Material ledger not active in plant

When trying to start a job production startup of material ledger in transaction CKMSTART, the error message C+302, Material ledger not active in plant, might occur: To solve this error, go to the customizing IMG, transaction SPRO, and navigate to Controlling > Product Cost Controlling > Actual Costing/Material Ledger > Activate Valuation Areas for Material Ledger....
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Find a material classification in SAP

SAP’s Material Master Classification view (Fig 1) is very particular. It does not contain direct values from one or more tables, but it have values from several tables linked together. Even if the general links are quickly explained online[1], it may be useful to learn how to navigate in these tables, this in order to identify particuliar values, and find out easily these values for a group of materials. ...
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Where is saplogon.ini file stored in Windows 10?

The easiest way to update your server list, is to request your project or a colleague to provide you with the server list. Once you get the SAP server list, which will be a text file called SAPLogon.ini, all you have to do to add server in SAP 740 or add server in SAP 750 with a full list instead of adding them one by one, is to paste this file in the right SAP HANA configuration file location as shown below....
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SAP extract Forecasting parameters (MPOP structure)

SAP MPOP structure is not a real table, and is not directly accessible, for example using SE16N (Fig 1). Therefore, if we want to extract Material Master’s MPOP data for a given set of materials, it must be done by accessing several tables, MAPR (Fig 2) and PROP (Fig 3), which contains information from the Material Master’s Forecasting view (Fig 4). ...
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How to change color in SAP GUI

Personalizing colors of SAP interface windows is a great way to differentiate the SAP systems being worked one. For example, working at the same time on development system, another one for testing, and another one for production. Or having one window for European system, another one for America, and another one for Asia....
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SAP export LSMW batch input session results

Sometimes, when running an LSMW batch input session (Fig 1), we want to get the results in a useful format like a spreadsheet, or a raw text file. This to handle, use and compare results. Once we ran our session, in transaction SM35 (Batch Input : Session Overview), we can select it, for example one in error. We choose it, and then select Log display (Fig 2). In the log display, we select the line, and click on "Display" (Fig 3). ...
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SAP define a Partner System for IDoc Inbound Processing

When trying to generate IDocs, getting the information message “No partner exists with the name ”, type ”” (Fig 1), means that a “Partner System” has to be set up. Defining a “Partner System” will allow to select IDocs for processing by “Partner System”, which can be set by project, in order to allow different teams to work on different IDocs at the same time for example....
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SAP version 0 is not defined for fiscal year

Facing the issue Version 0 is not defined for fiscal year 2017. message no. gp626, probably while trying to create a Purchase Order in SAP using ME21N ? As explained in the Performance Assistant error description, solution is to maintain the fiscal year dependent version, as the version 0 is not defined in controlling area 2000 for the fiscal year 2018....
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SAP Purchase Info Record Supplier not created by purchasing organization

During a Purchase Info Record (PIR) or PR creation in SAP, the message no 06321 Supplier not created by purchasing organization might occur the most likely root cause being that the SAP supplier master data used isn't setup as a vendor master record, and therefore you need a business partner master data vendors to be created....
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How to create a new system entry in SAP GUI in 4 easy steps?

Adding a new server to the server list displayed is quite simple. You may have to do so in case your organization haven't provided you with a full server list (see SAP Logon server list find and change the SAPlogon.ini), if a server has been newly created, or you recently joined a project and suddenly needs to access a specific project server....
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Display technical names in SAP

In short: in menu Extras and Settings, check the box "Display Technical Names", this will show the transaction codes next to the transaction in SAP Easy Access. Having to look for transactions in the SAP user menu might seems complicated, especially as the search is not always successful – sometimes leading to interface errors....
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What is procurement lifecycle management for operational purchasing?

The operational procurement lifecycle management process enables a company to make purchases that will be valuable for the office, production or sale departments. Learn online about procurement life cycle in SAP with SAP Ariba online course and SAP procurement training to get a full understanding of the procurement life cycle in SAP....
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Plan-Buy-Pay, how does Ariba process works?

What is the Plan-Buy-Pay process? The Plan-Buy-Pay process, which is the key idea that governs Ariba's business, is the possibility that the entire procurement process is interconnected, with the ability to anticipate the required merchandise in an organization, which will be acquired from an external manufacturer, or within another distribution centre, and that these prerequisites that have been decided will be correctly requested through a purchase procedure....
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How to export SAP report to Excel in 3 easy steps?

It is possible to export basically any SAP list to Excel, the process being actually to print it to a file, allowing to choose several solutions, unconverted printing, MS Excel spreadsheet export, rich text format for display in notepad, HTML format for web browser display, and copy in the clipboard to copy manually....
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Invoice mass reversal in SAP

Reverse a document in SAP is possible, using the mass reversal tcode in SAP FB08 for individual reversal, and F.80 for mass reversal. Starting with invoices that have been created for example in the transaction FB70 enter customer invoice, we might end up with several customer invoices that we want to cancel, or, to use the proper SAP terminology, to mass reverse....
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Purchase Info Record in SAP MM S4HANA

A Purchase Info Record, usually simply called PIR, is the link between a material procured externally and the vendor that will effectively supply it. It is a standard data object in the SAP Master Data Management, and the most important information in contains, despite of the link between vendors and materials, is the price for the material per vendor, the conditions of delivery, limits for over-delivery or under-delivery, planned delivery dates, or also availability periods....
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How to open posting period in FIORI with SAP OB52 transaction?

A posting period is a time interval during which it is allowed to create documents that are dated in that range. On top of the time range allowing documents posting, the posting periods are created for specific SAP General Ledger accounts, which can be selected by range. It is possible to open posting periods and to close posting periods in SAP S4HANA and SAP FIORI apps....
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How to allow posting to previous period in SAP?

It is possible in SAP to allow posting in previous period, providing that a close posting periods hasn’t been done on the target previous posting period. Start by researching in the FIORI interface for the allow posting to previous periods transaction, which will allow you to allow backposting to a period previously opened using the SAP FIORI OB52 transaction....
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Solving the issue balance not zero while creating supplier invoice in SAP

During the creation of a supplier invoice in an SAP system, the error balance not zero might occur. In the FIORI interface as well, the error is described as follows: Diagnosis: The system has discovered a difference between the debits and credits. The difference lies outside the tolerance limits set....
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How to create a supplier invoice in SAP? FB60 in SAP FIORI

The SAP supplier invoice creation is a straightforward process in SAP FIORI interface, with a dedicated transaction that is named the same way: create supplier invoice. The SAP supplier invoice can be created by referencing an SAP purchase order or by simply adding the required line items. The SAP transaction used to create supplier invoice is FB60....
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List of SAP S4 HANA FIORI apps

See below screenshots of all the different categories of currently available FIORI applications, and let us know in comments which ones you miss for your job. Also, do not hesitate to try them yourself on an SAP system by checking our offer for FIORI interface access and SAP IDES....
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SAP accounting data not yet maintained

One solution is to open the transaction MM50, extend material views, and find the maintenance status B for accounting. Enter the number of the material missing the accounting data, and execute. The plants will be listed, included the one for which the accounting view is missing. Select the correct plant, execute, and once in the material master accounting view, maintain the fields to create the corresponding views and solve the issue....
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FINS_ACDOC_CUST209 Company code is flagged as template

The error FINS_ACDOC_CUST209 Company code is flagged as template happens when trying to create a goods receipt purchase order, because the company code in which the purchase order is being created has been flagged as a template, meaning it is not a functional company code and cannot be used for physical exchange....
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How to create purchase requisition in SAP using ME51N

What is a purchase requisition? A purchase requisition is used to centralize all requirements within an organization, and exchange between production department and purchase department. The purchase requisition is basically a wish list or request or materials to the procurement department, which will manage the purchase from the suppliers after having gathered all requisitions from the company....
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Number range is missing for the year

An invoice can only be created in a given company code if a number range has been defined for the corresponding year, or available for all years. A number range is the starting and ending number, which will be automatically incremented, that is used to identify uniquely a given type of document, such as invoices....
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Interval does not exist for object RF_BELEG

To solve the error NR751 interval does not exist for object, simply create the required number range in transaction FBN1 range maintenance: accounting document. Once the number range interval corresponding to the company code has been created in the system, it is possible to proceed with the goods receipt purchase order....
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No amount authorization for customers vendors in company code message number F5155

When getting the error no amount authorization for customers vendors in company code, the error is most likely that the tolerance isn't set in customizing transaction OBA3 customer vendor tolerances. This SAP FICO error can be solved by going in the SAP system transaction code OBA3, and defining new tolerances for the corresponding company codes. See below a full description of the error, and a detailed explanation to solve the no amount authorization error message, and access corresponding tables in the SAP interface. You will then be able to proceed with company code assignment to company and company code assignment to country....
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How to plan a customer project in SAP Cloud?

Planning customer projects in SAP Cloud Plan Customer Projects SAP FIORI application will allow to manage all related projects, as part of the SAP implementation steps for the project. Creating a new Customer project necessitates to define work items, assign resources, and create corresponding billing, which can all be done in the FIORI Interface of SAP Cloud....
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Table T169P: entry does not exist

When facing the issue table T169P entry does not exist while processing a goods receipt purchase order creation, the issue is most likely due to the fact that the company code of the purchase order is not setup in the automatic change in status of correct invoices table T169P, thus throwing an error when creating a purchase order....
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Add server in SAP GUI 740 in 3 easy steps

To access a SAP application server, and use the SAP GUI or FIORI interface, the first step is to proceed to SAP 740 download, then continue with the corresponding SAP 740 installation, and then configure one or more SAP application server, either manually as explained below, or by using an existing SAP LOGON server list - and finally personalizing the interface: change SAP language or change SAP theme for example....
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Add server in SAP GUI 750 in 3 easy steps

To access a SAP application server, and use the SAP GUI or FIORI interface, the first step is to proceed to download SAP logon 750, then continue with the corresponding SAP 750 installation, and then configure one or more SAP application server, either manually as explained below, or by using an existing SAP LOGON server list - and finally personalizing the interface: change SAP language or change SAP theme for example....
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How to create a material in SAP?

Creating a material in SAP can have two different definitions: either create a new material from scratch with transaction MM01, or extend an existing material to the required Material Master views with transaction MM02, such as Plant views to make the material available in another location or create a SAP purchase order, or Sales and Distribution views to be able to sell the product to other customers using the SAP system....
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Create a plant location in SAP Logistics

The plant locations in SAP Logistics and SAP Plant Maintenance can be created in the customizing transaction SPRO. Do not mix them with the SAP storage locations also used in Logistics modules. The master data locations are used for informative assignment only, as they will allow to structure reporting for asset management, and following master data objects from the SAP system can be assigned to one of these master data location:...
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Purchasing organization in SAP explained: creation, assignment, tables

A purchasing organization in SAP MM represents a physical entity, a team of persons, that is responsible to purchase some materials and services. Typically, a company has several purchasing organizations, each of them responsible of one or more specific geographical localizations, providers, or types of materials....
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How to perform quotation price comparison in SAP?

After having performed operations of the procurement lifecycle management such as create several purchase requisition, sent request for quotation to different vendors, received their SAP quotation and registered them in the system, it is possible to compare the SAP quotation prices received in the transaction ME49 compare prices, to select the best supplier....
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