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Video Blog: How Woodward improved SAP BPC performance


The first phase of Woodward’s SAP BPC implementation and upgrade was relatively simple. In this session, we’ll dive into the second phase of the implementation and the steps
Woodward took to improve performance.

This recorded session from the Controlling 2016 conference presented by Sydnie McConnell dives into how Woodward improved their SAP BPC performance.

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Learn more about Controlling 2017 Gold Conference Sponsor 3C Software

3C Software Controlling 2015 Gold Sponsor

 ERP Corp is pleased to announce that 3C Software is a gold sponsor of the Controlling 2017 conference. They will sponsor the conference bag for attendees. 

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Video Blog: Using SAP templates for activity allocation in CO

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Haven’t tried SAP templates because you think they’re too complex? Listen to this presentation recording to dispel that myth and get a simple, step-by-step explanation of which business scenario templates might be useful for you, and how to use them. 

This recorded session from the Controlling 2016 conference presented by SAP CO expert Martin Munzel dives into how to get the most out of SAP templates.

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SAP S/4HANA® Finance – From Batch To Real-Time


Finance professionals and Controllers traditionally face increased workloads at the end of every period, and especially at year-end. Batch jobs need to be started and results monitored and analyzed. Reliable information showing the complete picture is only available after the period close process is completed. For companies with high work in process, this can mean that there are thousands of dollars sitting on projects awaiting settlement.

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Learn more about Controlling 2017 Silver Sponsor Kern Americas

Kern Americas Controlling Conference Silver Sponsor

ERP Corp is pleased to announce that Kern Americas will be a silver sponsor for Controlling 2017. They will sponsor the conference lanyards. 

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Video Blog: Top 10 best practices for year-end closing in PS and AA


Closing the year for SAP Project System (SAP PS) and SAP Asset Accounting (SAP AA) is no trivial task. Do it wrong and you’ll create serious problems ranging from reconciliation issues to significant reporting inconsistencies. 

This recorded session from the Controlling 2016 conference presented by SAP experts Kent Bettisworth and Thomas Michael prepares you for a smooth closing process.





This recorded presentation covers how to:

  • Close the year correctly and avoid common closing problems
  • Understand the required steps and timing for a successful year-end closing
  • Follow the top 10 steps to close the year in PS and AA
  • Avoid serious reconciliation and data errors during the closing process

Walk away with the knowledge your need to streamline year-end closing in PS and AA and avoid common errors.


Kent Bettisworth has over thirty years of experience creating new organizations as well as implementing and managing information systems. Since 1993 Kent has consulted for many Fortune 1000 corporations across all industries and is well-regarded for his business and technical expertise in SAP’s Project System, Fixed Assets, and Investment Management modules. Kent has 15+ years of active leadership with Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) educating members and influencing SAP products. In addition, his company is a premier Winshuttle partner providing simple SAP data integration solutions. Find more information at

Kent Bettisworth is a featured speaker at the Controlling 2017 conference, learn more about his session!

Thomas Michael is the founder and CEO of the Michael Management Corporation, a leading provider of SAP elearning solutions and recognized expert SAP consulting services. Thomas has worked with an impressive array of clients all over the world and his clients and peers consider him one of the leading SAP Fixed Assets experts. Thomas regularly speaks at national conferences and is the author of Reporting for SAP Asset Accounting.

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SAP PRESS Authors Featured Speakers at Controlling 2017 Conference

ExclusiveContentBlogSizeThe Controlling 2017 conference on September 18-21, 2017 in San Diego features a number of prominent SAP PRESS book authors on the speaker roster. Learn more about the authors, their books, and their Controlling 2017 conference presentations.

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SAP Controlling Tip: Understanding Process versus Production Orders

JJordan400ResizedTip 50 from 100 Things You Should Know About Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition) by John Jordan:

Process orders provide you with extra functionality, such as phases and process instructions for process industries. 

If you use production orders, the system transfers a routing and a bill of material (BOM) into the master data of the order header. If you’re manufacturing on the basis of process orders, the system uses the master recipe and associated materials list. The difference occurs because process industries manufacture in phases, converting initial liquid batches into consumable batches, which are then bottled and packaged.

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Video Blog: Important updates to SAP Fixed Asset Accounting in SAP S/4HANA


New SAP Fixed Asset Accounting was primarily shipped with Enhancement Package 7 and is mandatory for all SAP customers using SAP S/4HANA Finance. Are you up to speed? This recorded session from the Controlling 2016 conference presented by SAP FI expert Jörg Siebert covers the changes to configuration, data structure, and posting rule updates you need to be aware of.





This recorded presentation covers how to:
• Navigate new functionality for real-time ledger-group-specific postings
• Take advantage of the new single source of truth and reporting table ACDOCA
• Report multiple documents using the integrated asset acquisition posting
• Configure ledger-group-specific postings for parallel valuation
• Leverage changes to periodic postings including the depreciation run and FIORI

Obtain an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the new data structure and watch a demo of the system in action.


Jörg Siebert has 20 years of experience working with SAP Financials and is an internationally recognized author, speaker, trainer, and veteran SAP consultant. He has worked throughout Europe in the automotive, healthcare, and service industries and regularly delivers sessions at international SAP conferences. Previously, Jörg was a product manager for SAP ERP Financials at SAP German headquarters. He is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Espresso Tutorials, a publishing company focused on short and concise SAP textbooks. He is the author of numerous SAP books including SAP Fixed Assets Accounting (FI-AA), The SAP General Ledger, and SAP ERP Financials User's Guide. Contact Jörg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jörg is a featured speaker at the Controlling 2017 conference, learn more about his sessions!

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Video Blog: SAP S/4HANA Migration Considerations


At the Controlling 2016 conference, Janet Salmon presented a plenary session called SAP S/4 HANA – Let’s get under the covers. Dive into an excerpt of Janet's presntation focused on SAP S/4HANA migration options and get access to the recorded presentation. 

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