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Cloud ERP vs On-Premise ERP

Forrest Burnson at Software Advice, a firm that helps buyers choose ERP software, recently wrote an article called Cloud ERP vs On-Premise ERP.  The article provides a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of ERP system, and how you can determine which system is best for your organization.

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Video Blog: SAP Simple Finance 1503 - Accounting and controlling step closer together

In this recording from Controlling 2015, Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP AG presented "SAP Simple Finance 1503- Accounting and controlling step closer together". In this session Janet introduced the latest challenges to accounting and controlling in SAP Simple Finance 1503. SAP is in the process of reinventing SAP Financials using SAP HANA to enable new programming paradigms and SAP Fiori to provide a new user interface.


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Learn more about Janet's sessions at the Controlling 2019 conference.


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Thoughts on the Controlling 2015 Conference from John Pringle, SAP FICO Competency Group Lead with Illumiti

b2ap3_thumbnail_John-Pringle-Resized.jpgI just got home from Controlling 2015 and am already missing the sunny California weather.  This was the second year for me at the conference and the first year for presenting.  I think I underestimated the amount of time and work involved in pulling the presentations together, but overall it was a great experience and I would encourage anyone who is interested to give it a try.

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Cost Flow Excel Worksheet

The Cost Flow Excel worksheet from yesterday’s “Filling in the Gaps FICO Account Posting” session is now available for download (download it now here CostFlow.xlsx). Thanks for your attendance and great questions!”

I hope that this session enabled you to better understand when, and how, values post to Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. 


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Enhancement Pack 4 Functionality for Outsource Manufacturing or Subcontracting Operations

Ross Christoph ResizedWith Enhancement Pack 4 SAP provided additional functionality for processing Outsource Manufacturing or Subcontracting operations.

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Modernizing your SAP environment webinar resources


Thanks for attending the modernizing your SAP environment webinar. Here are some links that I mentioned in the webinar that tie into modernization for both companies and individuals. The links include HANA know-how but as I mentioned, that is not the only modernization path.


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Filling in the gaps – FI/CO account posting during production processes in SAP

I’m not sure if anyone on our first SAP implementations truly understood the costing flow. It is one gift to understand SAP technically, and quite another to understand it as an accounting process. I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences, especially in Product Costing and Cost Object Controlling. As a Senior Education Consultant at SAP, my first goal was to educate myself! Once I began working in the classroom with students, I found they were as confused as I had once been. As an SAP educator, I’ve made it my mission to simplify explanations of these intimidating topics.

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Closing the Wide Gap Between Accounting and the Marketing/Sales Function

Gary Cokins ResizedI look forward to presenting at the Controlling 2015 conference September 21-24 in San Diego. I am passionate about management accounting. My belief is there is much opportunity for accountants to improve the quality of information they provide to internal users to support better decision making.


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SAP Simple Finance 1503 - FAQ's

On Thursday, June 11, 2015 members of the SAP Controlling Community gathered for a webinar presented by Janet Salmon on the latest changes to accounting and controlling in SAP Simple Finance 1503. The webinar was a a sneak peek of Janet's Controlling 2015 plenary session. The webinar Explored how changes in SAP Simple Finance will affect SAP Controlling including how accounts and cost elements will merge, what you can expect to see in Reporting and Planning, and how account-based CO-PA has been enhanced to provide better Profitability Reporting. Keep reading for a list of frequently asked questions that came up during the course of the webinar on SAP Simple Finance 1503.

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Video Blog: How Woodward implemented SAP BPC 10.0


In this recording from the Controlling 2014 conference, you'll hear from Sydnie McConnell about how Woodward, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydro-mechanical and electronic fuel controls and delivery systems, decided to move its planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 (NetWeaver).

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