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SAP R/3 for Everyone

SAP R/3 for Everyone

Step-by-Step Instructions, Practical Advice, and Other Tips and Tricks for Working with SAP

Jim Mazzullo, Peter Wheatley

Jul 2005, Paperback, 320 pages
ISBN13: 9780131860858
ISBN10: 0131860852
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SAP R/3 for Everyone is the nontechnical user's guide to working with SAP R/3, the leading business enterprise software product in the world. Written and road-tested by experienced SAP R/3 users and trainers, this book saves typical SAP R/3 users time and trouble by providing them with the universal skills needed to work with any module of this complex software.

SAP R/3 can be used effectively by anyone who can perform a handful of simple procedures that are employed in nearly every SAP R/3 transaction. The authors explain these procedures in plain English, using illustrations and real-world examples.

After a brief explanation of the architecture and operation of SAP R/3, readers get step-by-step instruction in

  • Logging on and off, managing passwords, and customizing the SAP application window and screens
  • Navigating between screens with menu folders, transaction codes, and the menu bar
  • Setting up customized favorites folders with quick links to the initial screens of transactions and other useful resources
  • Understanding the four basic transaction types
  • Working on initial screens, including tips and techniques for entering codes, searching for codes, customizing initial screens, and using multiple selection screens and selection options
  • Customizing output reports with filters, sorts, sums, and display variants
  • Exporting output reports to Microsoft Excel and Word and e-mailing output reports to other SAP users

Practical and jargon-free, SAP R/3 for Everyone provides readers with the skills and confidence they need to efficiently conduct any business activity with SAP R/3.



SAP R/3 for Everyone is the nontechnical user's guide to working with SAP R/3, the leading business enterprise software product in the world. Written and road-tested by experienced SAP R/3 users and trainers, this book saves typical SAP R/3 users time and trouble by providing them with the universal skills needed to work with any module of this complex software.

SAP R/3 can be used effectively by anyone who can perform a handful of simple procedures that are employed in nearly every SAP R/3 transaction. The authors explain these procedures in plain English, using illustrations and real-world examples.

After a brief explanation of the architecture and operation of SAP R/3, readers get step-by-step instruction in

  • Logging on and off, managing passwords, and customizing the SAP application window and screens
  • Navigating between screens with menu folders, transaction codes, and the menu bar
  • Setting up customized favorites folders with quick links to the initial screens of transactions and other useful resources
  • Understanding the four basic transaction types
  • Working on initial screens, including tips and techniques for entering codes, searching for codes, customizing initial screens, and using multiple selection screens and selection options
  • Customizing output reports with filters, sorts, sums, and display variants
  • Exporting output reports to Microsoft Excel and Word and e-mailing output reports to other SAP users

Practical and jargon-free, SAP R/3 for Everyone provides readers with the skills and confidence they need to efficiently conduct any business activity with SAP R/3.



Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Preface

Introduction: Design and Operation of the SAP.

Application Window

Menu Bar

Standard Toolbar

Title Bar

Application Toolbar

Status Bar

Central Work Area

Popup Screens

SAP on the Web

PART I. GETTING STARTED.

Lesson 1: Logging On and Logging Off.

Logging On

Procedure: Logging On With the SAP Logon Pad

Procedure: Logging On With a Desktop Shortcut

Logging Off

Procedure: Logging Off

Lesson 2: Working With SAP Sessions.

Controlling the Application Window Geometry and Location

Creating Multiple Application Windows

Procedure: Creating Multiple Application Windows

Killing a Session

Procedure: Cancelling a Transaction

Customizing the Layout of Application Windows and Screens

Procedure: Customizing With the Options Command

Procedure: Customizing With the New Visual Design Command

Customizing the SAP Easy Access Screen

Procedure: Customizing the SAP Easy Access Screen

Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Procedure: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Lesson 3: Entering User Profile Data.

Procedure: Entering User Profile Data

Lesson 4: Changing Your Password.

Changing Your Password

Procedure: Changing Your Password When You Log On

Procedure: Changing Your Password After You Log On

PART II. NAVIGATING BETWEEN SCREENS.

Lesson 5: Navigating to Initial Screens With the Menu Folders.

Navigating With the Menu Folders

SAP and User Menu Folders

Searching for Transactions

Procedure: Searching for a Transaction With Keywords

Lesson 6: Navigating to Initial Screens With the Favorites Folders.

Working With the Favorites Folders

Adding Favorites Folders

Procedure: Creating a Favorites Folder

Adding Transaction Links to the Favorites Folders

Procedure: Adding a Transaction Link With Its Code to the Favorites Folder

Procedure: Adding a Transaction Link Without Its Code to the Favorites Folder

Adding Web, Intranet, and E-mail Links to the Favorites Folders

Procedure: Adding a Web or an Intranet Link to the Favorites Folders

Procedure: Adding a Link to Your External E-mail Application in the Favorites Folders

Changing the Names of Favorites Folders and Links

Procedure: Changing the Name of a Folder or Link in the Favorites Folders

Deleting Favorites Folders and Links

Sharing Your Favorites Folders

Procedure: Downloading Your Favorites Folders

Procedure: Uploading Favorites Folders

Lesson 7: Navigating to Initial Screens With Transaction Codes.

Navigating With Transaction Codes

Procedure: Selecting Transaction Codes From the Command Field List Menu

Identifying Transaction Codes

Procedure: Displaying Transaction Codes on the SAP Easy Access Screen

Procedure: Identifying Transaction Codes With the Menu Bar

Procedure: Identifying Transaction Codes With the Status Bar

Searching for Transactions by Transaction Codes

Procedure: Searching for Transactions With Keywords

Lesson 8: Navigating Between Screens With Menu Bars.

Navigating from the Initial Screen of a Transaction

Navigating from the Output Screen of a Transaction

Exploring SAP

PART III. SETTING UP INITIAL SCREENS.

Lesson 9: Entering Codes and Text.

Tips for Entering Codes and Text

Lesson 10: Searching for Codes.

Short Hit List Screens

Multiple-Tab Search Screens

Procedure: Searching for a Code With a Single Search Criterion

Procedure: Searching for a Code With Multiple Search Criteria

Tips for Using Multiple-Tab Search Screens

Structure Search Tree

List-Display Search Screens

Lesson 11: Entering Codes on Multiple Selection Screens.

Design and Operation of a Multiple Selection Screen

Procedure: Copying Multiple Codes Onto the Multiple Selection Screen

Using the Multiple Selection Screen: An Example

Using the Multiple Selection Button

Procedure: Searching for Multiple Codes for the Multiple Selection Screen

Lesson 12: Using Selection Options on Data Entry Fields.

Attaching Selection Options to Data Entry Fields

Procedure: Attaching a Selection Option to a Data Entry Field

Procedure: Removing a Selection Option From a Data Entry Field

What Do the Green Selection Options Do?

What Do the Red Selection Options Do?

Lesson 13: Working With Screen Variants.

Adding Data Entry Fields With the Dynamic Selections Button

Procedure: Adding More Selection Criteria to an Initial Screen

Creating Screen Variants

Procedure: Creating a Variant of an Initial Screen

Changing a Screen Variant

Procedure: Changing a Screen Variant

Procedure: Changing a Screen Variant 2

Calling Up a Screen Variant

Procedure: Calling Up a Temporary Variant

Deleting a Screen Variant

Procedure: Deleting a Screen Variant

Procedure: Creating a Single Default Data Entry on an Initial Screen

PART IV. WORKING WITH OUTPUT REPORTS.

Lesson 14: Sorting, Filtering, and Summing Up Line-item Reports.

Sorting and Grouping Line-item Reports

Example 1: Single-Column Sort of a Line-item Report

Procedure: Single-Column Sort of a Line-item Report

Example 2: Multiple-Column Sort of a Line-item Report

Procedure: Multiple-Column Sort of a Line-item Report

Example 3: Single-Column Sort of a Hit List

Filtering Line-item Reports

Example 1: Filtering the Line-item Report of the IH08 Transaction

Procedure: Filtering a Line-item Report

Example 2: Filtering the Line-item Report of the Cost Center A/P/V Transaction

Procedure: Filtering Positive and Negative Values in a Line-item Report 1

Example 3: Filtering Positive and Negative Values on the Usual Filter Screen

Summing Up Data Columns in Line-item Reports

Procedure: Summing Up Data in a Column of a Line-item Report

Procedure: Grouping and Subtotaling Data in a Line-item Report

Lesson 15. Display Variants for Line-item Reports.

Accessing the Display Variant Functions

The Change Layout Screen

Creating a Display Variant

Procedure: Creating a Display Variant for a Line-item Report

Saving a Display Variant

Procedure: Saving a Display Variant

Applying a Display Variant

Procedure: Applying a Display Variant After the Fact

Deleting a Display Variant

Procedure: Deleting a Display Variant

Working With Display Variants on Other Screens

Lesson 16. Exporting Line-item Reports to Microsoft Excel and Word.

Front-Door Exports

Procedure: Exporting to MS Excel With the Option/Office Integration Button

Procedure: Exporting to MS Excel With the List Menu

Back-Door Exports

Procedure: Back-Door Export of a Line-item Report to MS Excel

Lesson 17. Sending Line-item Reports via SAP E-mail.

The Create Document and Send Screen

The Upper Subscreen

The Lower Subscreen

Entering and Searching for the Names of Recipients

Procedure: Searching for Recipients

Working With Distribution Lists

Procedure: Creating Distribution Lists

Procedure: Searching for Distribution Lists

Reading SAP E-mail Messages

Procedure: Reading E-mail in the Business Workplace

Procedure: Storing or Deleting an E-mail Message

Sending E-mail From the Business Workplace Screen

Procedure: Creating and Sending New E-mail

Procedure: Replying to E-mail

Procedure: Forwarding E-mail

Coda: The Basic Transaction Types

Transaction Type 1: Displaying an Object

Transaction Type 2: Displaying a List of Related Objects

Transaction Type 3 : Creating an Object

Transaction Type 4: Changing an Object

Appendix: Create a Plant Maintenance Order (IW31).

Index.

The first book to provide practical instruction on working with SAP for the non-technical end-user

SAP has more than 10 million end users, yet there is not a single book on the market for them
Uses real-life examples, plain non-technical language, and lots of illustrations
Based upon the authors' years of experience training end-users in SAP

Jim Mazzullo is a consulting scientific and technical trainer, curriculum developer, and writer. Previously he worked as a training coordinator for a large electric utility company in the Pacific Northwest for which he developed, coordinated, and delivered training in SAP and other system and desktop applications. Jim began his career as a research professor and instructor of geology at Texas A&M University. You can learn more about him at www.JimMazzullo.com.

Peter Wheatley oversees SAP implementations as a customer engagement manager in the Southwest region of SAP America. In the last seven years, he has been employed by SAP America as a consultant, technical consultant manager, and technical solutions architect. He has also worked at IBM as a developer and at Compaq as an SAP developer and production planning analyst.



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