This Blog is mainly on SAP Exam Questions and Selected "How-to" SAP processes

Saturday, September 30, 2017

SAP BI Tools Zoo

“We have a tool zoo," says Ty Miller of SAP, who presented during a keynote at ASUG's SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference in Austin, Texas on September 2015. "We have so many tools.”

SAP BusinessObjects users know all too well how many different tools options are available, to the point where things might seem a bit overwhelming.

SAP BI Tools Zoo, see below:

SAP Lumira.
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards.
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.
SAP Crystal Reports.
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis MS Office.
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform.
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.
SAP BusinessObjects Mobile.
SAP Set Analysis.
SAP Analysis for OLAP. 
SAP Analysis for Office.
SAP Live Office.
SAP Add-on Xcelsius Controls.
SAP WS Support.
SAP BEx WAD features to Design Studio.
SAP Web Intelligence.
SAP Explorer.

That is why to get that report you want, you have to pay dearly to a BI consultant.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Question no 3447 : Material entry as BOM Item

In SAP PP or MM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following scenario where a material master cannot be assigned as at BOM item using item category "L" ?

(more than one answer)

A)  Material Master with Material Type UNBW.
B)  Material Master with Material Type NLAG.
C)  Material Master with Material Type that is setup without Qty update for the Plant.
D)  Material Master without the Accounting data view created.
E)  Material Master without the Plant/Storage data view created.

Answer: B, C, D

A) Material Type UNBW is OK as long as it is setup with Qty update for the Plant.
B) Material Type NLAG has not Qty update, so this is not possible.
C) Any Material Type configured without Qty update is not possible.
D) No Accounting view is OK (with Qty update, without Value update is OK).
E) Plant/Storage data vies is not relevant for the scenario.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Question no 3446 : Serial Profile's Serialization Procedure

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following parameters are available in the Serialization Procedure in the Serial Profile ?

(more than one answers)

A)  Serial number usage requirement.
B)  Material creation requirement.
C)  Equipment creation requirement.
D)  Valuation Type requirement.
E)  Batch requirement.

Answer: A, C


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Question no 3445 : PM Order Type Plant-Dependent Parameter

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP7, which of the following is defined at Order Type Plant-Dependent Parameter ?

(only one answer)

A)  Settlement Profile.
B)  Time Point of Settlement Rule Creation.
C)  Default Value for Planning indicator.
D)  Number Range for Order Type.
E)  Inspection Type for Order Type.

Answer: E

All these configuration (with or without Plant) for the Order Type can be found in the IMG path of
IMG -> PM/CS -> Maint.ServProcessing -> Maint.ServOrders -> Functions and Settings for Order Types -> .....

Saturday, September 23, 2017

When SAP ...

When Basis becomes Netweaver, the only word I can get out of tech people is "It can do anything"

When SAP Bought BO, and then there is this Crystal Report, Lumira, etc whatever, I think it added a ZOO of BI tools for the customer to choose.

When SAP started to offer Hana and Hana training classes started, the only thing I hear "good" about Hana was "It is 33 times faster, I have no idea what it means anyway". 

When SAP started its Cloud Journey, I was beginning to wonder why an old frog like me is still doing SAP.

I like the good old days of SAP when it was at version R/3 3.0 with those gray classical look and feel. When MM is called MM and not Procurement or Purchase-to-Pay or whatever they are calling it today or tomorrow. 

Where in anything today, "Change is inevitable and Personal Growth is no longer an option" ... where the motivation to keep up with new things is no longer in the heart, it may be time to do something elese ...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Question no 3444 : Order Release activity in MO

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following activities can be set be occur at the Order Release step of the Maintenance Order via the Order Type ?

(more than one answers)

A)   Creation of PR.
B)   Creation of PO.
C)   Creation of the Confirmation No.
D)   Creation of Settlement rule.
E)   Creation of Reservation.

Answer: A, D, E

A, E) IMG-> PM/CS-> Maint.ServProcessing-> Maint.ServOrders-> Functions and Settings for Order Types-> Define Change Document, Collective PR, MRP Relevance

D)  IMG-> PM/CS-> Maint.ServProcessing-> Maint.ServOrders-> Functions and Settings for Order Types-> Settlement Rule: Define Time and Creation of Distribution Rule

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Question no 3443 : Default Settlement Object

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, the Default Settlement Object to the Settlement Rule of a Maintenance Order is configured via which of the following ?

(only one answers)

A)  Settlement Profile assigned to the Order Type.
B)  Settlement Profile assigned to the Order Type with Planning Plant.
C)  Costing Variant assigned to the Order Type.
D)  Costing Variant assigned to the Order Type with Planning Plant.
E)  Settlement Profile assigned to the Order Type with Maintenance Plant.

Answer: A

OIOA where settlement profile is assigned to the Order Type (Plant independent)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Question no 3442 : FI-CO posting for MO

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following postings do not result in an Accounting Document to SAP FI ?

(more than one answers)

A)   Goods Receipt a non-stock PO to an MO.
B)   Labour hour confirmation to an MO.
C)   Entry of Time Sheet via CATS.
D)   Goods Issue of a UNBW material entered in an MO.
E)   Service Entry Sheet approval for an MO.

Answer: B, C, D

B, C) Labour Confirmation, Time sheets for Labour hours all are CO postings.
D) INBW material are only managed by QTY.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Question no 3441 : Purchasing Document for Maintenance Order

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following PM-MM-Procurement Scenario is Possible ?

(more than one answers)

A)  Create manual PR with reference to the MO using ME51N.
B)  Create manual PO with reference to the MO using ME21N.
C)  Generate PR when saving an MO via IW31 for Non-Stock Material.
D)  Generate PO when saving an MO via IW31 for Non-Stock Material.
E)  Generate PR when saving an MO via IW31 for Stock Material.

Answer: A, B, C

D) PO Generation directly when saving an MO is never possible.
E) Item Category "L" only create Reservation and not PR or PO from saving the MO.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Business Class Lounge

Heard 2 woman chatting next to me in the Business Lounge at KLIA few months ago.

Woman 1 : I am on the Business Trip, where are you going ? 
Woman 2 : I am on a shopping trip.

Woman 1 : Are you alone.
Woman 2 : No, I am following my husband on his business trip, you are married too ! 

Woman 1 : Oh, I have a son who is 20 year old.
Woman 2 : Oh, thats good for you.

Woman 1 : But guys are like Camels.
Woman 2 : (laughing out loud)

Woman 1 : There are big but have tiny brains.
Woman 2 : Harr, tell me about it, as that goes the same with my 50 year old husband.

Woman 1 : Oh, ic... but what does your husband do.
Woman 2 : He told me he is a Consultant doing something call SAP.

Woman 1 : Where is your husband now.
Woman 2 : Oh, he is in the Economy seats, so he cannot come in to the first class lounge. 

Woman 1 : Men, Camel, tiny brains (laughing out loud)
Woman 2 : ... and SAP Consultants ... aren't they all the same (laughing out loud)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Question no 3440 : BOM Application

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, what is the use of the BOM Application in IH01 ?

(only one answer)

A)  Validate BOM category.
B)  Validate BOM usage.
C)  Validate BOM alternative.
D)  Validate BOM dates.
E)  Validate BOM types.

Answer: B

BOM Application is assigned to a Selection-ID with BOM Usage priority.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Question no 3439 : IBAU Material Master

In SAP as at ECC6.0 EhP6, Material Master created with the IBAU Material Type can only be assigned to the BOM as an assembly using which of the following Item category ? 

(only one answer)

A)  "L"
B)  "N"
C)  "C"
D)  "I"
E)  "B"

Answer: D

"I" PM Structure Element

Monday, September 11, 2017

Question no 3438 : Item Category "L" in Maintenance Order

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, the item category "L" in a Maintenance Order expect the following ? 

(more than one answers)

(A)   only positive qty entered in the qty field.
(B)   either positive or negative qty entered in the qty field.
(C)   a material master.
(D)   material master is optional but description, uom, and material group is mandatory. 
(E)   a plant.

Answer: B, C, E 

The SAP delivery item category "L" expects a material, qty can be -ive or +ive, uom likely from the material master, and plant.

Fill in the blank

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Question no 3437 : System status update to Maintenance Order

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following activities will update the System Status in the Maintenance Order Header ?

(more than one answers)

A)   Goods Issue.
B)   Confirmation.
C)   Install Equipment.
D)   Settlement Process.
E)   Overhead Calculation.

Answer: A, B

Not all activities update the system status in the MO Header.

PP Master Data TABLES

Friday, September 8, 2017

Question no 3436 : Goods Issue to the Maintenance Order

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, Goods Issue (Planned or Unplanned) can be executed to a Maintenance Order at which of the stages below ?

(more than one answers)

A)  Immidiately after Created Status until before TECO.
B)  After Release Status until before TECO.
C)  As long as the Order is not in CLSD status.
D)  From Release Status until before CLSD.
E)  As long as the MO is not settled.

Answer: D

Goods Movement can be done as long as the MO is Release, GI with reference to MO can be done before TECO. After TECO and before CLSD, GI unplanned to MO can be done.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Question no 3434 : Validity Date in Purchase Order

In SAP MM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following Purchase Order Scenario will allow you to enter the Validity Period in the Document header ?

(more than one answers)

A)  Blanket Purchase Order.
B)  Subcontracting Purchase Order.
C)  Framework Purchase Order.
D)  Purchase Order for Invoicing Plan.
E)  Settlement Purchase Order.

Answer: A, C, D

The Doc Type controls the field selection for the Validity Period.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Question no 3435 : Permits

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following statements are TRUE about Permits ?

(more than one answers)

A)  Permits can be assigned to Functional Location.
B)  Permits can be assigned to Equipment.
C)  Permits can be assigned to Work Center.
D)  Permits can be assigned to Maintenance Notification.
E)  Permits can be assigned to Maintenance Order.

Answer: A, B, E

Permits are assign to FL and/or EQ and copied to the MO but can also add directly to MO.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

SAP Buy Buy Buy

In Oct 2007, SAP Bought Business Objects for $4.8 Billion. Adding to its "Zoo" of Business Intelligence offering to the customer. 

In Oct 2007, SAP Bought Yasu Technologies for $? Billion. Somekind of Business Process Management thing from Hyderabad, India.

In May 2010, SAP Bought Sybase for $5.8 Billion. Sybase was supposed to be a strategic and database-centric acquisition for SAP. 

In Dec 2011, SAP Bought SuccessFactor for $3.4 Billion. SuccessFactor is somekind of Cloud-Based HCM Software.

In May 2012, SAP Bought Ariba for $4.3 Billion. Ariba is now called SAP Ariba, using it to improve the procurement process via the Internet. But SAP has already sold its SRM Enterprise Buyer software to many customers for many years.

In Mar 2013, SAP Bought Camilion for $? Billion. Camilion is a leading provider of insurance product development, product life-cycle and underwriting solutions that help insurance companies significantly improve the quality of the business they write and bring new products to market faster.

In Jan 2012, SAP bought Datango for $? Billion. Datango will allow SAP to add multilingual online help and training materials to enterprise software.

In April 2012, SAP bought Syclo for $? Billion. Syclo offers mobile applications to extend enterprise systems

In Jan 2013, SAP Bought TikcetWeb for $? Billion. TikcetWeb is a German maker of customer relationship management (CRM) and ticketing software applications designed for the sports and entertainment industry. 

In Feb 2013, SAP Bought SmartOps for $? Billion. SmartOps is a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions.

In Aug 2013, SAP Bought Hybris for $1 Billion. Hybris is somekind of B2B Commerce environment. 

In Oct 2013, SAP Bought Kxen for $? Billion. KXEN primarily manufactured predictive analytics software.

In Mar 2014, SAP Bought FieldGlass for $1.1 Billion. FieldGlass is somekind of workforce management software.

In May 2014, SAP Bought SeeWhy for ? Billion. SeeWhy applications trigger personalized marketing campaigns using email and ad delivery across desktop, mobile, and social channels. 

In Dec 2014, SAP Bought Concur for $8.3 Billion. The deal adds Concur's more than 23,000 customers and 25 million users to the SAP cloud.

In Oct 2015, SAP Bought Multiposting for $? Billion. Multiposting is a French company which provides software for the automatic posting of jobs and internships on the internet.

In Feb 2016, SAP Bought Roambi for $? BIllion. Roambi is a business application that changes raw business data into interactive graphics designed for mobile devices on the iOS platform. 

In Sept 2016, SAP Bought Fedem Technology for $? Billion USD. Fedem is a technology company specializing in advanced engineering analysis and consulting; they provide advanced engineering services based on software tools. 

In Dec 2016, SAP Bought Abakus for $? Billion USD. Abakus makes marketing measurement and optimization easy with software. 

What did SAP bought in 2017 ... 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Question no 3433 : Settlement Receiver for Maintenance Order

In SAP PM as at ECC6.0 EhP6, which of the following  is not a possible Settlement Receiver for Maintenance Orders ?

(only one answer)

A)   Work Center.
B)   Settlement Order.
C)   WBS.
D)   Asset.
E)   Cost Center.

Answer: A

IMG - PMCS - Maint/Serv.Processing - Basic Settings - General Order Settlement - Maintain Settlement Profiles