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MostofthefunctionalconsultantsduringtheirSAPprojectsexecution,workonRICEFW's.Thisdocumentexplains

whatareRICEFW'sinSAPprojectsandtheroleofFunctionalConsultantsinexecutingthemwithsomerealtime

examples.

WhatareRICEFW's:

RICEFWmeansReports(R),Interface(I),Conversion(C),Enhancements(E),Forms(F)andWorkflow(W).

wewillseewhataretheyandwhatroleFunctionalConsultantsperforminthemwithrealtimeexamples

Reports:ASAPreportisanexecutableprogramthatreadsdatafromthedatabaseandgeneratesoutputbasedon

thefiltercriteriaselectedbytheenduser.Itislikedisplayofdatabasedonsomeselection.ExecutionofaSAPreport

almostneverleadstoanupdateofthedatabase.

Thevariouscategoriesofreportsare­­

1. StandardSAPreports­­ex.COOIS,MD04etc.

2. Customreports­developedbyyourorganization

3. Adhocqueries

WhenthestandardSAPreportsdoesnotmeettheclientorbusinessrequirementwehavetodevelopcustomreports

withthehelpofABAPteam.Forthisweneedtounderstandwhatistheselectionscreen,whatoutputtheywantlike

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whatdatatheywanttodisplayonthescreenoncethereportisexecuted

Selectionscreen:Itistheprovisiontoentertheselectioncriteria hereistheselectionscreenforareportforMRP resultsvalidationtocheckwhethersufficient procurementelementsgeneratedornotaftertheMRPruntomeetthe currentrequirements.

currentrequirements. Onceafterthereportisexecutedoutputwillbelikebelow

Onceafterthereportisexecutedoutputwillbelikebelow

Onceafterthereportisexecutedoutputwillbelikebelow

ForthisweneedtogivethefunctionalspecificationtotheABAPteamwiththedetailslikewhatistheselectionscreen, whatistheoutputformatandwhatarethetablesandfieldsfromwhichdataneedstofetched basedonthisthey developthecustomreport

SometimeswecangenerateownreportswithouttakingthehelpofABAPbygeneratingthequeriesbycombining

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varioustablesandgeneratingreports

Interfaces:InsomeorganizationssomeofthebusinessprocesseslikePlanning,QualityManagement

functionsareexecutedormaintainedinexternalsystems(NonSAPsystems).ForexampleforPlanningthey

usethirdpartysystemslikeM2,ADSandforQualitytheyuseLIMS WeneedtosendthedatafromSAPto

thoseNonSAPsystemsandreceivethedatafromthembacktoSAPsystem normallyIDocsareusedfor

thisdatatransfers

normallyIDocsareusedfor thisdatatransfers

Ex:IntheplanningfunctionentireplanningisdoneinnonSAPsystemslikeM2orADSthentheplanning

resultsaretransferredtoSAPR/3systemintheformofPlannedIndependentrequirements(PIR's)through

IDocs.IntheQualityfunctionsInspectionlotdetailsfromR/3aretransferredtoLIMSwhereuserentersthe

resultsnowtheseresultscomeandupdatedinSAPR/3systeminresultsrecordingforthecorresponding

inspectionlot

Functionalconsultantneedtogivethedetailswhatdataneedstobetransferredorwhatdatatobereceived,

whatarefieldsetctotheABAPteam

Conversion:AConversionmeansdatathatisconvertedfromoneformattoanotherformatandfromone

systemtoanother.

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SowhenyoufirstimplementSAP,youareactuallyreplacingsomeofyourlegacysystems,butyouarenotcompletely

trashingthedata.Youstillneedsomeofthatdatafromthesystemsthatarebeingreplaced.Soyoupullthedataoutof

yourlegacysystemsandputthemonsomefiles.YouthenwanttoloadthatdataintoyournewSAPsystem.Thatis

whenyouwritesomeprogramswhichwillreadthatdataandloaditintoSAP.

Soduringgolive,youwanttotransfertheProductionordersfromfromyourlegacysystemtoSAP.NowaProduction

orderinyourlegacysystemmaynothavethesamefieldsasaProductionOrderinSAP.Soyouconvertthedata.

Ex:BDC,LSMW

Functionalconsultantneedstoco­ordinatebetweenbusinessteamandABAPteamforthis hehastoprepare uploadfileformatforthis,basedonthetoolorprogramdevelopedbytheABAPteamthentheyhaveto collectthedatafrombusinessteamwhichisfilledintothefilesthenlateronuploadthedataintoSAP system atypicalBOMuploadfileslooksasbelow

system atypicalBOMuploadfileslooksasbelow atypicalmasterrecipeuploadfilelooksasbelow. javascript:;

atypicalmasterrecipeuploadfilelooksasbelow.

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Enhancements: Enhancementsarethemeansbywhichweaddourown/modifyexistingfunctionalityto

Enhancements:Enhancementsarethemeansbywhichweaddourown/modifyexistingfunctionalityto

SAP'sstandardbusinessapplications.SomerequirementsfromtheclientcannotbemetwithStandardSAP.

Thattimeweneedtogoforenhancements.Normallyenhancementsaredonethroughuserexits,customer

exits,BADI'sandenhancementframeworks

oneexamplewecantakehereisduringproductionorderexecutionifdonotcompletegoodsissuefora productionorderstillsystemallowtodogoodsreceiptforthatparticularproductionorder nowbusinessasks torestrictthisortheywantcontrolforthis.NowweneedtogivethelogictotheABAPteamtoputcontrolfor thissothatgoodsreceiptoftheorderisonlyallowedafterthecompletionofgoodsissueofthatproduction order ABAPteamfinallyimplementtheseenhancementsbasedonthelogicprovidedbythefunctional consultant

Forms:FormsarenothingbutprintoutstakenfromSAP.likeProcessorderprint,InspectionlotCertificate

ofanalysis(COA).StandardSAPcomeswithpreconfiguredlayoutanddesignoftheforms.butthese

standardformswillnotmeetcustomerrequirements.duringthistimeweneedtodevelopcustomformsin

coordinationwithABAPteam

Typicalcustomformofprocessorderislikebelow

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Onemoreformofmaterialissueslipprintedduringgoodsissue

Onemoreformofmaterialissueslipprintedduringgoodsissue

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ForthisweneedtogivethefunctionalspecificationtotheABAPteamwiththedetailslikewhatistheform
ForthisweneedtogivethefunctionalspecificationtotheABAPteamwiththedetailslikewhatistheform
layout,whatdataneedstobeprinted,fromwhichtablesandfieldsdataneedstobefetchedforprintingthe
data basedonthisABAPteamdevelopthecustomforms
Workflow:Workflow,asthenamesuggests,meansofflowofwork,maybefromonepersontoanother
person Itisinfactasequenceofconnectedactivitiesresultinginexchangeofinformation
exampleslikewhentheproductionorderisreleasedmailtobetriggeredtoproductionmanagerorwhenUDis
rejectforparticularinspectionlotthenmailhastobetriggeredtoqualitymanager Forthisfunctional
consultantcoordinatewithABAPteamandwillprovidethedetailslikewhatdatahastobesent,underwhich
conditionthisworkflowtobetriggered
Thanks
Kumar

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SAPPP_QMMay20,201410:28AM
NiceDocumentMr.Kumar
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LaieqHashmiJun16,201410:03PM
excellentworkextremlyhelpfulldocumenttounderstandRICEW
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Nicedocument.
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Nicedocumentkumar
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InformativeDoc.
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Like(0) kumarspSep16,20149:23AM HiKumar, Nice,thankyouforsharingthisdocument. Like(0) KamalDawarSep24,20148:30AM
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Nice,thankyouforsharingthisdocument.
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NiceDocuments
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Verysuccinctandyetinformative,thanksKumar
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VeryusefulasRICEFWisfundamentalconceptsofdevelopmentinSAP.
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VerygoodanddetailedexplanationonRICEFW's.Thanksforsharing. Like(0) HemasagarKosuruApr11,201510:58AM Usefuldocument
VerygoodanddetailedexplanationonRICEFW's.Thanksforsharing.
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UmeirHussyBoodhooMay4,201511:14PM nicelysummerized Like(0)
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SureshSai May29,20158:13AM

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Kumar,

 

Thankyousomuch.Greatdoc.

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IrshadAli Jul10,20158:34PM

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veryhelpfulandaccuratewayofdefineRICEFW'

 

GOODJOBMrKumar!!!

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