TAMK University of Applied Sciences
SAP Query Reporting Tools
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Dr. Anasse Bouhlal Pages: 93
Knowledge is power. However, in order to enable the companies to maximize the benefitsfrom it, the data has to be presented in a comprehensive way. Humongous flows of data isgenerated every day, and then stored in various databases and folders. The challenge is toretrieve the essential data, transform it into a useful knowledge. As the company has the re-quired knowledge, it is able to make useful strategic decisions to remarkably improve its ac-tivities.Vaahto Roll Service Inc, a Finnish company operating in the paper industry, has faced thesame challenge. It implemented the MySAP Business Suite application, allowing the com- pany to make proactive, knowledge-driven decisions to speed up and optimize its processes.All the data is stored in this integrated system. So the data exist, but how can we retrieve itfrom the system and eventually present it in a comprehensive way, in order to get most out of it?This paper makes an expedition to the electric data repository of the company, the data ware-house, possessing an objective to extract the desired, hidden data from the system and finallyrepresent it on a single report. A specific focus will be on the SAP Query-tool; blessing for those you do not have the talent to utilise the complicated ABAP-coding. SAP Query toolsenable the end-user to select desired data from the system, make simple calculations and then present this data on a report. But is the Query tool powerful enough to correspond to the de-manded requirements?Illustrated by a case study and screenshots, the paper explains how, when and by whom thequery-function is used, what possibilities it offers, what other options it has and finallyevaluates the pros and cons of the tool. The acquired information will later be applied toother processes, possessing an objective to speed up the evaluation of the duration of the processes, calculations of their costs, and to further provide the customers more accurate in-formation.
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