Mar 19, 2014

VA01 Sales Order Creation: How to Avoid Annoying Pop-ups

Anyone who has cut their teeth into working with Winshuttle and SAP has probably come to realize that Sales Order Creation transactions like VA21 and VA01 work differently from transactions like FB50, ME21 or ME51. In the sales order process, just as for procurement and some other areas of SAP, you have the ability to not only enter header data and order lines, but also schedule those lines for delivery to specific locations on specific dates. Depending on your SAP system configuration, however, you may run into pop-ups and other behaviors that make it difficult to build a robust Winshuttle… Read more

Aug 31, 2011

Lessons from the world of tablet retail

There’s a shakeup going on in the world of retail and it is all around price, performance, features and support. I am talking specifically about the ongoing battle between Apple’s IPAD, the various Android tablets and HP’s Touchpad. I’d include the Windows ones in here but there are so few of them and the relative level of market penetration is so low, that they really are not much talked about at all. The announcement a couple of weeks back by HP that they would discontinue the HP Touchpad resulted in what was termed a ‘fire-sale’ as the online HP store… Read more

Jul 29, 2011

Best Practices when working with Winshuttle Transaction scripts

The beauty of working with Winshuttle’s products is that they are not prescriptive about how you manage the automation of a given process. There are some constraints around the automations such as not being able to bypass your SAP security authorization profile, not being able to log onto an undefined SAP system but for the most part it is at your discretion as to how you use the products. Just like managing your PC files and music collection, the more disciplined and methodical you are about the way you use the products and their associated artifacts ultimately helps you in… Read more

Apr 28, 2011

Creating a lazy ATP check while creating orders with VA01 in SAP

There are a couple of reports that you can run out of SAP that are able to tell you what inventory you have available to fulfill orders but there are also scenarios where you want to be able to do a simulation of an order that actually checks inventory levels. The order entry transaction VA01 supports the checking of inventory (ATP – Availability to Promise) as part of the order entry process and a few extra keystrokes in this screen can give you visibility into inventory levels. Since you are possibly using VA01 to create orders in your SAP system… Read more