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by Nibha Kumari, SAP Security Expert, Cintas Corporation | Gary Prewett, Security Practice Lead, NIMBL | March 14, 2017
SAP Professional Journal/Financials/SCM – 

Segregation of duties (SoD) risks will not be detected by an out-of-the box SAP system rule set if your organization implements Master Data Governance (MDG).
Nibha Kumari and Gary PrewettIf show how to get a complete picture of SoD risks by modifying the rule set to detect cross-system risks associated with material, customer, and vendor master data maintenance in the MDG system.


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by Patrick Imhen, Business Analyst and Senior SAP MM/SD/PM Functional Consultant, ZOCODE Limited | March 13, 2017
SCM – 
Patrick Imhen explains a step-by-step procedure to use the Vendor Evaluation functionality to handle the appraisal of external service vendors using semi-automatic and manual scoring methods to achieve optimal service performance. He explains how to configure Vendor Evaluation functionality for external services and how to model the computation of manual and semi-automatic scores in the SAP ERP system to get optimal performance for external service vendors. This is very relevant because automatic Vendor Evaluation in the SAP system does not work for external services.

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by Patrick Imhen, Business Analyst and Senior SAP MM/SD/PM Functional Consultant, ZOCODE Limited | February 17, 2017
SCM – 
Based on his experience with a client, Patrick Imhen explains how to use the SAP system’s automatic Vendor Evaluation functionalities to gain proper visibility into vendors’ supply operations, discover and remove hidden cost drivers, and optimally manage delivery time and material quality in the supply chain process. He illustrates an effective methodology applied to vendor evaluation leveraging Vendor Evaluation to get a successful result that can increase the performance of the supply chain process.

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by Sasa Mitrovic, Founder and Principal Consultant, Summit Global Associates, Ltd. | February 8, 2017
SCM – 
Sasa Mitrovic discusses best practices when implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES) solution in an SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) environment and ways to connect two systems through an integration (middleware) solution. He discusses the role of an MES in your enterprise, specific SAP transactions used to view MES data, and common pitfalls during implementation.

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by Caetano Almeida, Senior Support Engineer, SAP | January 17, 2017
SCM – 
Caetano Almeida shows what is new in SAP S/4HANA embedded Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS). He analyzes the changes in the master data and customizing steps necessary to run embedded PP/DS in SAP S/4HANA.

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by Shishir Kumar Dwivedi, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP | January 13, 2017
SCM – 
Shishir Kumar Dwivedi explains how to implement the Event-Driven Quantity Assignment (EDQA) functionality in Global Available-to-Promise ATP (Global ATP). He describes the business scenarios that can benefit from this functionality and discusses configuration steps and key considerations to watch out for.

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by Tanya Duncan, Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP | January 9, 2017
Financials/SCM/SAP Professional Journal – 
Tanya Duncan discusses her experiences with designing various legal entity structures in an SAP system, including maquiladora, contract manufacturing, and toll manufacturing.  Legal entity structures vary from company to company but there are common design elements to consider across all types.