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SAP Business Suite on HANA and Resource-Related Billing

Many of us in the government contracting industry leverage resource-related billing.   As we are all aware, in order to provide the most accurate billing backup reporting we must use resource-related billing configured to read the lowest level data which is the costing document line item details.   Often using RRB configured
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Resource-Related Billing with GPD Labor Issue with Summary Source

There is a pilot OSS note to resolved a resource-related billing defect related to the billing of GPD labor records using source 0002 (CO summary tables). Often times, especially for T&M contracts where you need to bill by labor category, you will configure your dip profile to turn on characteristics
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SAP Solution for Government Contractors in Aerospace and Defense

SAP solutions for government contracting in Aerpspace & Defense from Dassian
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Activating Cumulative Overhead without DIMP switch note 1954307

Government contractors have a requirement to apply overhead costs based on a fiscal year.   SAP offers this capability via the cumulative overhead solution. Cumulative Overhead allows businesses to allocate overhead costs based on the year. With standard overhead processing, overhead is applied to projects each period and calculates overhead for
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RRB Rounding Error in SAP OSS Note 1916060

There is an intermittent rounding error in SAP resource-related billing in that the cost in the DMR might have an incorrect amount due to improper rounding.   Dassian has worked with SAP to resolve this error. Please apply oss note 1916060 to resolve this issue.
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The Basics of Government Contract Accounting

Government Contract Accounting (GCA) is the maintenance of an organization's official financial books and accounting records, its policies, and procedures, all of which facilitate the tracking of, reporting on, and billing for, all costs, for any government contract, in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  In order to meet
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Resource-Related Billing Performance Improvement OSS Note 1879203

Dassian has worked with SAP Development to issue a Resource-Related Billing performance improvement OSS Note 1879203.    We recommend applying this note if you are running RRB/RRRA and processing more than 100,000 cost records. Symptom:  You observe a long runtime in resource-related billing if you process many (> 100.000) dynamic items.
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Organizing Federal and Commercial Businesses by Legal Entity

Organizing Federal and Commercial Businesses by Legal Entity Overview                 Many companies perform against both commercial and Federal contracts.  SAP as an enterprise wide ERP technology platform is intended to run common processes for a corporation and provide a single source for all data.  Leveraging the power of SAP,
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What is Total Time Accounting, or Total Time Reporting?

Labor cost is an important element of project cost accounting, not only for the professional services industry, but for manufacturing and other industries. The US government requires that cost be allocated fairly and equitably across a company's various cost objectives, in reasonable proportion to the benefit accruing to them. A
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DCAA Compliance – the Pitfalls and the Burdens

Compliance – the Pitfalls and the Burdens Having read many articles and discussions on Compliance and related topics plus years of experience helping clients implement software and processes to aid in gaining or maintaining compliance there appear to be many pitfalls to the process. There are specific regulations regarding
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