Make Your Line Managers Better Cost Accountants with Manager Self-Service

  • by Markus Kuppe, SAP AG
  • March 15, 2003
This first article in a series on Manager Self-Service, one of the standard Business Package applications that come in your SAP Enterpise Portal, helps you to understand how it can change the way decision-makers use financial information in your company.

(MSS) is one of the standard Business Package applications that come ready to run in your SAP Enterprise Portal. MSS connects to your SAP R/3 system to deliver portal-based information to managers.

This first article in a series on MSS will help you to understand what MSS is, how it can change the way decision-makers use financial information in your company, and what system changes are required to make MSS available. It specifically addresses the FI/CO community and focuses on the budget and cost information that managers need at their disposal.1 Using the example of a mistyped cost center number, I’ll show you how it works.

Tracking a Mistyped Cost Center Number Before and After Manager Self-Service

Imagine the following situation: A posting goes to the wrong cost center because the cost center number was mistyped.

Markus Kuppe

Markus Kuppe joined SAP AG in 1997 and has since headed various development projects for cost management applications and enterprise portals. He is now Director of Product Management for the mySAP Financials Portal Solutions, creating new collaborative financial applications with and for customers. Markus holds a graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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