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إكْتَشَفِت إنّو

lebanese nightS - Mon, 2013-04-15 09:56

أبشع سؤال ممكن تسأله لسيدة هو:

شو؟ حامل؟

طبعاً أقصد السؤال وكل مشتقاته:
في شي عالطريق؟
مخباية شي؟ (مع نظرة مريبة للبطن + إبتسامة بلهاء)
شو؟ مافي “إسم الزوج” جونيور؟
بدنا نقلك ماما  قريباً؟؟
هيدا الحكيم كثير شاطر(مع ورقة فيها رقم الدكتور)
….

عزيزي البهيم..بلا هبل!

إكْتَشَفِت إنّو

lebanese nightS - Thu, 2013-01-17 10:33

العَوْلَمَة نزعت الدنيا كلّها

Along came the Dinosaur!

Clattering thoughts - Thu, 2012-12-20 13:34


Photo courtesy of Daniel Ferenčak 

I like dinosaurs. I find them intriguing to say the least. Probably because they belong to a distant era that we only read about in our science curriculum. Or maybe because they have been the subject of public imagination for so long. To be honest, I mostly like them because I know for a fact that those life threatening creatures (well, most of them anyway) don't live among us anymore.... Well that's what I thought until I heard this :

« I'm offered a training in ****** (an IT technology that needn't be named) along with a to-be signed commitment to stay in the organization for the period of 7 years after the training. Of course if I'm willing to leave, all I need to do is pay back the « whole » amount of the training before leaving »

Ok, so let me get this straight. You're offered a training that will obviously not only benefit you but benefit your organization as well. And you are to either seal 7 years of your life with the organization or pay back the whole, apparently not subject to depreciation, amount whenever you choose to leave. That, despite the fact that the technology can become obsolete by the time you hit your second year. Hmmm.

So I asked myself the question : who does that ? Who still does that ? … Dinosaurs, exactly ! But since dinosaurs are supposedly extinct, those must be some special kind of dinosaurs with special powers. So here is today's realization : Super dinosaurs are still living among us. And here is how you can spot one :

  1. Doesn't know he's a dinosaur

  2. Horrible at math* (Not sure he knows of the existence of a calculator)

  3. Still thinks that employees are cogs in his machine and that they can only have access to the knowledge he gracefully hands them (Internet? what's that?)

….And to think that people are discussing Social Capital. Not around here anyway !

On a final note: I stumbled upon this article from Forbes that lists the 10 reasons top talents leave organizations. Something to learn from, I hope!

* A friend made the pertinent remark that he's not really horrible at math, He just makes all the wrong calculations.

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Some Forgotten Online Arab Success Stories

Mosab Ahmad - Wed, 2012-02-22 11:58

When you are haunted by the dream of starting your own "thing" you dive into a domain full of adventures, risks and opportunities, and the more your are ambitious about it, the more you get risks and obstacles on your way, if you keep fighting the results are so rewarding, and you will feel like you own the world, this is why it is important every now and then to get a "spirit chrage", this is the purpose of this post.

 

I found this post on the blog of Aqarmap.com founder. So I created this file. I hope Zobad.net reaches one of these cool exits one day :)

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الدرويش يستعد للرحيل

AlDarweesh | الدرويش - Thu, 2011-10-20 10:52

تحديث: واضح ان لسه لنا عمر... الحمد لله :)

الموضوع مباشرة... كالعادة
اعتبارا من يوم 8 نوفمبر 2011، ينتهي اشتراكي في شركة Host Monster وهي الشركة المستضيفة لهذا الموقع، الدرويش دوت أورج.
ولما كان تجديد الاستضافة - حوالي 107 دولار- فوق قدرتي الشرائية الحالية -معدومة- فسيغلق الموقع إلى أجل لم تتم تسميته بعد على الأقل في اللحظة الحالية..
لدي عرض كريم للاستضافة من أحد الأصدقاء مما سيتطلب احتفاظي بالدومين ويخفض التكلفة إلى 10 دولارات فقط، لكن نقل الاستضافة سيتطلب إعادة بناء الموقع بالكامل مما سيعني -أيضا- إغلاقه لفترة من الزمن، لا تتوقعوا مني استخدام Drupal 7 على استضافة متبرع بها، دروبال 7 هو Windows XP بتاع الاسكربتات، يمتص كل الموارد ويطلب المزيد مهما كانت قدرة السيرفر..!
يعني ألقاكم قريبا بإذن الله، ربما أعود في الفترة الحالية إلى مدونتي القديمة لكن المشكلة أن مشروعي الحالي برمجي أكثر منه تدويني مما يجعل الأخيرة غير ذات نفع كثير بالنسبة لي..
ربنا يسهلها
تحياتي..

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الدرويش يستعد للرحيل

AlDarweesh | الدرويش - Thu, 2011-10-20 10:48

الموضوع مباشرة... كالعادة
اعتبارا من يوم 8 نوفمبر 2011، ينتهي اشتراكي في شركة Host Monster وهي الشركة المستضيفة لهذا الموقع، الدرويش دوت كوم.
ولما كان تجديد الاستضافة - حوالي 107 دولار- فوق قدرتي الشرائية الحالية -معدومة- فسيغلق الموقع إلى أجل لم تتم تسميته بعد على الأقل في اللحظة الحالية..
لدي عرض كريم للاستضافة من أحد الأصدقاء مما سيتطلب احتفاظي بالدومين ويخفض التكلفة إلى 10 دولارات فقط، لكن نقل الاستضافة سيتطلب إعادة بناء الموقع بالكامل مما سيعني -أيضا- إغلاقه لفترة من الزمن، لا تتوقعوا مني استخدام Drupal 7 على استضافة متبرع بها، دروبال 7 هو Windows XP بتاع الاسكربتات، يمتص كل الموارد ويطلب المزيد مهما كانت قدرة السيرفر..!
يعني ألقاكم قريبا بإذن الله، ربما أعود في الفترة الحالية إلى مدونتي القديمة لكن المشكلة أن مشروعي الحالي برمجي أكثر منه تدويني مما يجعل الأخيرة غير ذات نفع كثير بالنسبة لي..
ربنا يسهلها
تحياتي..

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Social Space Is Now Live! Follow Trends On Social Media

Learn New Marketing Trends - Mon, 2011-05-23 09:44
net Time Machine has just released "Social Space" - a cutting edge software that allows you to see what is trending on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.  Take a look at this training video by head fo technology, Ali Khan.    

ITM ALERT - Tiger Mom For Parenting and Education

Learn New Marketing Trends - Thu, 2011-05-05 19:52
rases as "work at home moms", then something must be moving. Amy Chua is the Tiger Mom based on an interview she did with the Wall Street Journal back in January.  Her piece stirred up so much emotion and controversy that this trend in parenting is jumping into search volumes.  There is really not much information beyond Amy, so there is an opportunity. When looking at tiger mom, tiger mom book, and tiger mother, notice the other PPC ads as some marketers are just starting now with tshirts and stickers.  Watch the video below to learn more..

Training Video For New User Interface - Click Here.

Learn New Marketing Trends - Wed, 2011-04-13 13:51
cking of trends as well as using our categories tag for trend analysis. The video presented here is intended to give you a quick walkthrough of our new system and how to use it effectively to either find new trends and analysis data from around the world, or use the system to zoom into your current business and to find out how things are changing in your own niche area. One exciting new feature is the "Trends Directory" where you can start at the macro level and then drill down into niches or hot topics.  The second feature that is sure to make people sit up and take notice is the "social media" section that shows how a phrase, niche, or trend is performing in the social media realm like Twitter, Facebook, or Digg.  This is a unique tool for Internet marketing or branding purposes that is not offered anywhere else. You may also notice in this video two new growing demand trends we picked on just while filming this tutorial.  Check out the video to see how "online crosswords for the IPAD" or "Google webmaster tools for SEO" are starting to show growing demand and low results or products available.

Pregnancy Diabetes - National Crisis?

Learn New Marketing Trends - Fri, 2011-04-01 15:56
ld diabetes diet.  The interesting part of this video is the massive demand for such information almost disqualifies the subject at a niche.  There is so much national interest in these two subjects, that to call pregnancy diabetes  a niche is an understatement. The geo targeting feature used by Internet marketers to track where the trend is gaining momentum or where there is growing positive sentiment for an idea is working overtime for pregnancy diabetes.  As you can see by the following video the demand for information around diabetes during pregnancy is surging almost all over the country.  The East coast of the US is showing a very strong demand feature with low informational supply.  Even parts of Europe that have English based sites and blogs, is showing demand for this information. Watch this video to see how the Internet Time Machine uses the filter tools and options to find the other most prominent keywords for diabetes that have growing demand and low supply.

Home Solar Panels - Fad or Trend?

Learn New Marketing Trends - Tue, 2011-03-15 11:41
d turbines, and algae testing were all the latest buzz words when oil was topping out at $150 per barrel. We take this opportunity to give you the first look at our new TRENDS DIRECTORY, where you can sort by categories to see niches and phrases within those categories.  Say you are in the health niche and you wanted to know the best phrases to use in your blog posts to get traffic.  Traffic that was following a hot subject or niche, yet didn't have tough competition on the organic results side? You can now use our niche and trend software to find the right category to sort by, whether the niche was politics, health, crime, tech, or something else.  This is an invaluable service for Internet marketers as well as businesses doing sales online, as now you can track trends within your industry and match them up with geo targeting to find the areas in which the trends are taking off. Take a look at this video to see how we use "home solar panels" as a niche to get a review site up for in the time of rising oil prices.

Political Trends - How To Start Your New Career

Learn New Marketing Trends - Thu, 2011-03-10 11:45
king, political strategist have taken notice. Political races will be heating up headed into the 2012 elections, and local as well as national political campaigns are always looking for trend and sentiment research. By using the predictive algorithms of the Internet Time Machine and the new geo tracking feature, we are able to spot areas, or "hot spots" for politicians.  By using the keyword tool and niche tracking maps, local politicians can see sentiment spots where they are seen as favorable on certain issues and where there is negative sentiment about an issue or trend. In our most recent video on niche and trend solutions, our head of IT, Ali Khan, takes a look at President Obama and his national heat maps on certain broad based issues.  Energy, security, and taxes rank high as phrases that concern the voting public heading into 2012.  Not surprisingly, showing up as the number area of search with little information is the term "should Obama control the Internet".  Since trend analytics takes its information from millions of online sources, this is not a surprise concern since the online community is the one being "polled". Check out the new Internet Time Machine interface with geo tracking of sentiment and trends for President Obama and his 2012 election campaign.  The new interface will be available for members next week, as well as new tutorial videos as well. Have you ever thought of using the new ITM 2.0 software as a consulting service to local and regional political parties as they gear up for elections?  I bet they have never seen anything like this and would love to see and here more about it. 

5 Secrets From The Underground Seminar (Members Only)

Learn New Marketing Trends - Thu, 2011-03-10 11:41
g industry is going is to hang out at the premier seminar for Internet Marketers in the world, Yanik Silver's Underground Seminar.  The event takes place every year in Washington, DC.  It brings together the "power brokers" of the Internet marketing arena.  By "power brokers", I don't just mean the well known gurus, but also the faceless and nameless people who drive millions of dollars of sales and traffic to different websites. The event is a "pitch free" environment, so there is no hard sell to buy products or courses, at least on the first two days.  By day three, some of the presenters are allowed to pitch products and services, but in a non-intrusive way.  There is no hard sell, just soft sells if you are interested in a product. So, what inside information did I learn being a speaker this year?  What tips would I only share with members of the Internet Time Machine? 1. The next 18-24 months is all about WEBINARS.  That is the new hot phrase and buzz word in the IM space. Since the long tail sales page is dying, and now the video sales page is slowly giving less and less results, the next logical step in getting someone to "like, know, or trust" you, is a webinar.  For those that don't know, a webinar can be a live or recorded presentation, lasting between 45 minutes and 90 minutes, where you listen to audio and have a visual presentation as well.  This could be a slide show presentation or a live software demonstration.  The conversion rates on webinars are MUCH HIGHER than sales pages and even videos.  Why?  If you can get a person to listen to you, and get to "know" you over 90 minutes, the chances they buy are much greater than if they just read a sales page.  The moderator can control the offers, the bonuses, and sales techniques much more acutely on a webinar as well.   WEBINARS The webinar itself is fairly easy to do yourself as services like gotowebinar or gotomeeting make it almost fool proof to set up your webinar, get the links to email people, and to run your webinar, whether it is live or recorded.  Affiliates like webinar's because they convert well to sales, and the tracking is very easy with the unique links that the gotowebinar and gotomeeting software generate.  I can think of at least 8-10 "How To Do Great Webinars" type courses that are already out there or plan on launching. This is just the type of the iceberg.  There are plans for at least 10 more "how to make money with webinar" products coming out. The opportunity I see for this niche, ISN'T in the IM niche, but taking the webinar technology to "real" businesses that are starving for content and user interaction.  I think selling a full webinar service to offline and legit online companies is a niche that no one is talking about.  Have a webinar series devoted to each person in management sharing their business philosophy. Send out the recordings to employees and customers. Have the webinar transcribed (super cheap) and release it in text format as in interview on their sites.  Maybe a press release is in order when the president or CEO of the company is interviewed. Just something to think about. APPS The actual app presentation left a bit to be desired at Underground 7, but don't let the presentation fool you from the point.  APPS are big and getting bigger, BUT they are now being used in lead generation and other tactical and practical areas of business.  The latest idea is to add a "nag" button to your app. This is the screen that comes up and asks the person if they would like to upgrade from the fee version to the paid version.  Well, that screen and the text on it can be use to ask any question and when the person hits the "yes" or "no" button, it can redirect them to a website or optin form.  So, if you have an APP and wanted a "nag" screen to say "Would You Like Our Free Tip Sheet" or "Would You Like Our Free Report on SEO" or something like that, the user can hit "yes" and be taken to a mobile ready optin form. Very sneaky and a nice way to build a list through mobile traffic. THE DEATH OF THE IM SPACE The more you listen the more you hear of gurus and famous IM marketers dying to leave the industry. I was curious as to why so many "successful lifestyle millionaires" where saying the IM space is dead and don't bother with it as a niche.  Two main reasons came out through my hours of talks. 1. The biz opp offer area has ruined the IM space.  The super-scammy work at home offers have blurred the lines (at least to regulators and Google) between legit IM marketing courses and ideas and scammy ripoff artists.  The IM space is now being lumped in with the scam biz opp area and Google doesn't like either one and neither does the Federal government.  One prominent industry leader told me, "What the biz opp offer is promising to do for $27, it would take me $3,000 of coaching to get that real results, so why would anyone chose me over the $27 fake product." 2. English affiliate marketing - Believe it or not the affiliate marketers in the US are crying foul at their counterparts in England.  The US marketers claims that because we have the FTC over here, and that the FTC is now cracking down on the IM space, that the products and claims of IM marketers in the US are more realistic with the products now.  (IE, not fake and crazy promises, or at least more controlled).  With no FTC equivalent in England, the English products and marketers have taken the claims of their products and promises on what they can do to a whole new level of absurdity.  The US marketers feel they are ruining the industry for all, forcing a government step in as complaints mount, and they will cause a restructure of the industry sooner rather than later. Other notes...   If you are in to domain flipping or domaining, as it is called, check out Chad Fulkering at ecorp.com.  They are set to release a software that drops a website on your URL's that are in your portfolio so that they can be optimized to get Google Adwords traffic on day 1 while you wait to sell them. It is a turnkey solution for people that buy 10-20-50 domains at a time and just want to drop a site on each one to start getting traffic. Checkout Matt Mickiewicz, of Flippa and 99 Designs fame, new website, learnable.com that launched this week. It is a platform for schools, teaches, or anyone to run an online teaching system for very short money.  Matt is continually one step ahead of markets and this learnable website is one of his most exciting projects. Facebook traffic seems to convert to webinars better than websites or optin forms. Seems most of the success right now is sending Facebook traffic to a webinar signup page, then sell them from there. Hellobar.com is a great way to increase conversions in non-spammy way on your website, check it out! Have a little bigger ad budget, I heard on the down low that ADready.com is the place to go for very good prices on Google traffic and other major network traffic on the cheap.

GR-Based Invoice Verification

SAP Tutorial - Mon, 2011-01-03 17:44

In GR-Based Invoice Verification in SAP , goods receipt must occur before the invoice is entered in the SAP system. Invoice verification is GR-based if the GR-based invoice verification flag is checked in the purchase orders (PO).

This setting is at PO line item level, i.e. it is technically possible that in one PO, one line item requires GR-based invoice verification while another line item does not require GR-based invoice verification.


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In the purchasing organization view of the vendor master, there is also a GR-based invoice verification flag. This checkbox should be checked for all vendors (except import vendors where countries will practice non GR-based invoice verification).

If this checkbox is checked in the vendor master (FK02 transaction), when PO is created for this vendor, the GR-based invoice verification checkbox in the PO will be checked by default.

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In the purchasing organization view of the info record, there is also a GR-based invoice verification flag. If this checkbox is checked in the vendor master, when PO is created for this vendor, the GR-based invoice verification flag in the PO will be checked by default.

For GR-based invoice verification in SAP, when the invoice is posted, GR/IR account is debited and vendor account is credited. The GR/IR account which gets debited is based on the valuation class of the material.

Logistics Invoice Verification

SAP Tutorial - Mon, 2010-12-27 15:56

Logistics Invoice Verification process covers the processing of vendor invoice/credit memo that is linked to a purchase order (PO), service provider invoices (e.g. delivery cost) as well as consignment settlement.

Logistics invoice verification for all PO-based invoices will be GR-based only. For GR-based invoice verification, 3-way match will take place in the SAP system.

This will match the invoice to the PO quantity or price to the goods receipt quantity. If all 3 documents match completely, the SAP system will allow the invoice to be posted.

Generally, invoice should arrive directly in the Accounts Payable Department and posted directly if the invoice is 3-way matched. If there is mismatch and the difference is within tolerance limit that set in SAP configuration, the invoice will be posted.

If the difference is not within tolerance limit, then the invoice will be parked as parked document in SAP system and the buyer will be informed to investigate the discrepancies.

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Possible Corrective Action for Price or Quantity Mismatch during Invoice Verification

• Price in PO is different from Invoice price – Update PO or Create Credit Memo

• GR quantity is different from Invoice quantity – Update GR quantity or Create Credit Memo

• The invoice price or quantity is incorrect – Update PO or GR quantity or Create Credit Memo

• The invoice price or quantity is incorrect – Return the invoice to the supplier to be revised

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When the difference is due to vendor error (e.g. incorrect price on the invoice), the vendor will be requested to provide a credit memo. The invoice is posted after the credit memo has been received.

If the mismatch is not due to vendor error (e.g. price on the PO was incorrect), the invoice should be posted and automatically blocked for payment (as difference exceeds tolerance). The blocked invoices need to be released before payment can be made.

PO price for future POs will then be updated. Alternatively, the GR will be reversed, then PO price updated, post the GR again and then perform the invoice verification. Countries are free to decide the corrective actions they want to adopt when there is mismatch between invoice and PO/GR.

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If a down payment was paid to the vendor previously, a SAP system message will be shown when the invoice is being posted. The down payment should then be cleared against the invoice. For import invoices where invoice verification is GR-based, down payment functionality will be used if payment has to be made prior to GR.

For consignment, payment is made to the vendor based on the quantity of the material which has been used.

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Double (duplicate) invoice checking is carried out by the SAP system to ensure that the same PO invoices is not posted twice. Criteria for checking for duplicates are Vendor, Document Reference Number, Invoice Amount and Currency. Invoice Date is removed as a criterion to tighten the control during invoice processing.

Valuation of a material document posted

SAP Tutorial - Wed, 2010-12-22 15:22

The difference between the valuation of a material document which is posted to the previous period and a posting to the current period are as follows:

In the previous period, the price or the stock situation can differ from the current period in such a way that a goods movement is valuated differently than it would in the current period.

In this case two accounting documents are generated in SAP system:

For the previous period, the SAP system generates a document with the posting lines of the stock posting which are to be expected for the respective constellation in the previous period.

For the current period, the quantity moved is revaluated (UMB) so that the valuation for this quantity corresponds to the previous period.

Release Credit Cards Setting

SAP Tutorial - Mon, 2010-12-20 16:24

Release Credit Cards only carry out such as enter the payment method class card payment if you are using the application FSCM Biller Direct.

Specify whether Web users can release their bills of payment by credit card.

Define Additional Permitted Payment Meth.Classifications per Client

The entry Orbian means that Orbian payment methods can be used in this client.

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Define Minimum Term for Clearing Items

Only items whose maturity date is after the current date plus the minimum term are imported.

If a minimum term of nill is entered then all items irrespective of their maturity date are included by the program automatically. In addition, the maximum term continues to be taken into account.

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Define Maximum Term for Clearing Items

Only items whose maturity date is before the current date plus this maximum term are imported.

Operating Concerns in SAP

SAP Tutorial - Sat, 2010-12-18 06:42

The two forms of profitability analysis in CO-PA in standard SAP system that are:

Costing-based profitability analysis:

Costing-based is a form of profitability analysis in CO-PA. Costing-based Profitability Analysis represents costs, revenues, and revenue deductions for internal controlling purposes. The direct costs are collected from the relevant material cost estimate for the product sold. All values are stored in value fields.

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Account-based profitability analysis:

Account-based is a form of profitability analysis in CO-PA. Account-based profitability analysis reconciles the data between Financial Accounting and Controlling, since all costs and revenues are stored in accounts.

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In order to implement Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), operating concerns have to be defined. An operating concern is an organizational unit in Financials module (SAP FI). The structure of an operating concern is determined by analysis criteria (characteristics) and the values to be evaluated (value fields).

SPRO → Controlling → Profitability Analysis → Structures → Define Operating Concern

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An operating concern consists of:

1. objects valid in all clients: These include the data structures and the environment of the operating concern.

2. client-specific objects: These include the attributes, PA transfer structures, forms, reports, and so on.

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Maintain Characteristics: define characteristics is a number of frequently used characteristics are already predefined in the standard SAP system.

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Maintain Value Fields: define your own value fields. Frequently used value fields, such as “Revenue” and “Sales quantity“, are already predefined in the standard SAP system. The name of a value field is 4 or 5 characters in length and must begin with “VV“, except for the predefined value fields.

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Maintain Operating Concern: define and maintain the operating concerns you are going to use in your SAP system.

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You can work with sample operating concerns to simplify the definition of your own operating concerns. Some of these operating concerns are templates delivered by SAP for you to use for demonstration purposes and as copy templates.

EC-PCA: Dummy Profit Center

SAP Tutorial - Tue, 2010-12-14 15:35

Data will be posted to a dummy profit center in SAP system when the original account assignment object (such as an cost object or order) is not assigned to a profit center.

This ensures that the data in Profit Center Accounting is complete. The data in the dummy profit center can be transferred to the correct profit center later then by whether assessment or distribution.

The dummy profit centers can only be created in Customizing for Profit Center Accounting under Master Data → Create Dummy Profit Center.

To change or display a dummy profit center in SAP system, use the change or display function in the application menu for profit centers.

The dummy profit center receives all the postings in your SAP system to objects which are not assigned to a profit center.

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Dummy profit center indicator in profit center master

This dummy profit centers flag determines whether the profit center is defined as the dummy profit center for the controlling area.

If so, all profit-related postings in the controlling area which cannot be assigned directly to a profit center are automatically posted to this dummy profit center. These postings can then be assessed or distributed as necessary.

An overview of the dummy profit centers can be displayed in the controlling areas in EC-PCA Customizing under Environment COAr settings.

Controlling → Profit Center Accounting → Basic Settings → Maintain Controlling Area Settings

The dummy profit center can be created by using a separate function (KE59 transaction).

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