In procurement or vendor subledger it can be exciting to analyze „OneTimeVendors”. Let´s have a look to a standard process in procurement when ordering hardware for example. Task will be to find a vendor who supplies laptops for the company in the future. An approach could be as follows:
SAP® Change tables are a topic which we encounter very often when doing data analytics projects. We will soon publish an article on this blog, which takes a more detailed look at SAP®’s concept of recording changes in data. Interestingly SAP® uses two different approaches, depending on whether it is a business object (like an invoice, a vendor, a customer, etc.) or a customizing object.
Data analytics, especially in context of Big Data, are often connected directly to the term „data privacy“. In Germany for example a change of the Federal Data Protection Act has caused a lot of discussions regarding its interpretation and handling. Triggered by that development, the German Institute of Internal Auditors (IIR, Institut Interne Revision e.V.) in cooperation with the Society for Data Privacy and Data Security (GDD, Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherung e.V.) created a position paper
In this post we will have a look at the difference of ACL Analytics 10 and ACL Analytics Exchange regarding Dialogs. ACL Analytics 10 is the desktop version of ACL, which is used for manual ad-hoc data analytics. ACL Analytics Exchange is the Client-Server solution of ACL. It also uses the ACL kernel and can be used for automating analytic runs and continuous monitoring.
In this post, we dedicate ourselves to a popular question of the purchasing process: "Where invoices received before the actual purchase order?" This question is described below with reference to SAP content, but can be transferred and applied to any ERP systems.