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24 Sep CIF Voodoo – Mastering the Dark Art of APO Integration Part II

(By Claudio Gonzalez)

If you missed part I of Mastering the Dark Art of APO Integration, find it here.

As many people learn the hard way, there are countless transactions that are related to CIF in both APO and ECC, but did you know that there is one that merges most of the ones that you would use on a regular basis into one? Welcome to the world of the CIF Cockpit!

Below are just some of the functionalities available on this godsend transaction. It resides in APO and I guarantee it will make your life easier. Want to know in detail how you can get the most out of the CIF Cockpit? Be sure to check out the CIF Webinar!!

Features

Monitoring

Here you find the following information:

  • SAP APO system
    •   General information, for example, release
    •  CIF background jobs
    •  Entries in the application log
    •  Routing information
  • ERP system
    • General information
    • CIF background jobs
    • Entries in the application log
    • Superfluous filter object
    • Inconsistent APO indicators
  • Transfer from SAP APO system to ERP system
    • CIF transfer
    • qRFC 
    • Postprocessing records
    • CIF comparison/reconciliation of transaction dat
    • Comparison of routing information
  • Transfer from ERP system to SAP APO system
    • CIF transfer
    • qRFC
    • Postprocessing records
    • Integration model consistency
    • Performance of each application

Settings

Here you find the following information:

  • SAP APO system 
    • General information
    • Distribution settings
    • Enhancement project
    • Additional settings: user parameters, strategy profiles, and SNP settings
  • ERP system
    • Block sizes for initial data transfer
    • Enhancement project
    • Additional CIF-relevant settings, for example, change transfer settings
  • Transfer from SAP APO system to ERP system
    • Integration models 
    • qRF
    • Inspection lots
  • Transfer from ERP system to SAP APO system
    • Distribution criteria
    • qRFC
    • Error handling

Wondering how to get the most out of this functionality? Watch the on-demand recording: The CIF: Key Understandings from Implementation to Troubleshooting where we put this all together.

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CIF Voodoo - Mastering the Dark Art of APO Integration