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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant October 5, 2015
Financials – 
Traditionally, the opening and closing posting periods transaction (transaction code OB52) could only be changed in the foreground. However, SAP has introduced a new program, RFOB5200, that enables you to schedule this program in the background. Paul Ovigele explains how you can use program RFOB5200 to automate the changing of periods by using dynamic selection variables.

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With the advent of rapidly changing organizational environments, businesses are constantly going through periods of restructuring. With the profit center reorganization tool, SAP combines all these tasks into one cockpit that allows you to update profit centers, master data objects, and transactions quickly and effectively. With the profit center reorganization tool, SAP combines all these tasks into one cockpit that allows you to update profit centers, master data objects, and transactions quickly and effectively.


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Learn invaluable insight into how to use the material ledger for parallel valuation of inventory and calculation of ending inventory at actual cost.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant May 27, 2015
Financials – 
Paul Ovigele explains the differences between top-down distribution in account-based CO-PA and costing-based CO-PA. He also shows you how to configure settings to enable you to use top-down distribution with account-based CO-PA.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant March 16, 2015
Financials – 
Most businesses that use profitability analysis (CO-PA) use the costing-based version. However, SAP Simple Finance uses account-based CO-PA with SAP HANA. Therefore, knowledge of account-based CO-PA is important for any organization that plans on implementing SAP Simple Finance. Paul Ovigele outlines the pros and cons of account-based profitability analysis (CO-PA) and explains what you need to look for before implementing it.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant August 27, 2014
Financials – 

In this video Paul Ovigele discusses strategies to overcome one of the most common pain points associated with costing-based profitability analysis (CO-PA) — reconciling it with the SAP General Ledger.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant July 8, 2014
Financials – 

Paul Ovigele explains how you can create a workaround for entering four-decimal values in SAP tax tables.


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by Gary Byrne, Managing Editor, Financials Expert and SCM Expert April 25, 2013
Financials – 
Paul Ovigele, an SAP consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAPexperts Financials advisor, answers some questions about parallel valuation and actual costing processes in the material ledger.

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Financials – 

Paul Ovigele, SAP consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAP Experts advisor, explains how to activate line-item display and open-item management for an SAP General Ledger account after transactions have been posted to it.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant April 16, 2013
Financials – 
In this video Paul Ovigele, SAP consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAPexperts advisor, shows how standard reports such as customer aging reports and vendor aging reports can be displayed in a more user-friendly format.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant April 16, 2013
Financials – 
In this video Paul Ovigele, SAP consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAPexperts advisor, explains how to exclude cost centers from certain cost center reports.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant April 16, 2013
Financials – 

In this video Paul Ovigele, SAP consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAP Experts advisor, shows you how to reduce clutter in your cost estimate screen. He shows you how to create a cost estimate and then how to reduce the number of views in the cost estimate screen.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant April 16, 2013
Financials – 
In this video, Paul Ovigile, SAP Financials Consultant at Ovigele Consulting and an SAPexperts advisor, explains how to analyze the not distributed differences in the material ledger. 

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant July 2, 2012
Financials – 
SAPexperts Financials advisor and author Paul Ovigele explains why SAP Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) is not updated after a transaction.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant May 16, 2012
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Watch this video by Paul Ovigele, an SAP consultant and SAPexperts advisor, to get an in-depth look at SAP functionality for cost of sales accounting.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant September 9, 2011
Financials – 

Learn the definition of cost-of-sales reporting and how it is distinguished from period-based reporting. Follow the steps to define and derive functional areas to facilitate cost-of-sales reporting. Discover the benefits of cost-of-sales reporting by functional area and how it contrasts with other methods of cost-of-sales reporting that are more commonly used in the SAP system such as costing-based Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and cost center reporting.


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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant September 2, 2010
Financials – 
Learn the configuration settings that determine which accounts are posted to when performing the various transactions on a production order (e.g., goods issue, confirmation, goods receipt, work in process, overhead, and variance calculation). Then see how to structure these accounts in their financial statements to reflect the true cost of goods sold.

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by Paul Ovigele, ERP Financials Consultant January 15, 2008
Financials – 
Configure foreign taxes in your SAP system by setting up the foreign country as a region within your home country.