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    SAP Software Measurement Reports in 10 Easy Steps

    It’s quite understandable that you had a hard time making decision to procure the SAP software considering cost and business renovation according to the system. Then, after many months of planning and implementation go through, you finally GoLive and try to find some room to relax. But, in no time you almost spend a calendar year, so here comes annual SAP official license audit. You will start receiving mails from SAP audit team members to complete the reports by given date. Actually you are not ready for all these measurement parameters to count so early. But as you have already signed the agreement with SAP, you should perform these steps in due time. So, you will soon start working with some new terms like USMM, SLAW etc.

    So what is USMM?

    USMM is the Tcode for the measurement program. By using this tool, you can determine all users license classification as per your procured SAP application and also the number of engines powered in each system. Then you can transfer the report online, directly to SAP.

    Now, what is LAW?

    LAW stands for License Administration Workbench, sounds bit tough though. Tcode for running this tool is SLAW. You can consolidate each system measurement reports by this program and send directly to SAP.

    So are you ready to prepare your first measurement reports? Surely you are. Before proceeding to USMM, you must consider the following points –

    – Check on SAP Service Market Place that you have all valid System Installations. Delete any unused or invalid installation without proper license.

    – Check at, SAP Market Place -Data Administration -System Data

    – Make sure you are the authorized person to do this, duly assigned by your company.

    – Check your authorization profile on each system, that you have proper authorization to run USMM.

    – Measurements should be done for Production, Development & Test Systems, that means you have to exclude IDES (Training) systems and any Backup systems.

    – Prepare your measurement plan according to you Contract number, Installation/Customer number and System identification.

    – Consult with your regional SAP LAW Team for all kind of assistance. Yes, they are available and very helpful in the matter no doubt.

    SAP System measurement procedure on Development Systems:

    1. Run the transaction code USMM.

    2. Select ABAP DEV Client ON Clients tab.

    3. Go to Price lists tab and select the applicable price list as per your contract.

    4. Select User types. SAP Application Developer (CA) and Test (91).

    5. On the Addresses tab, enter senders name & recipient name.

    6. Now the most important part, User Classification. Run the query by clicking on ‘User classification’ (Shift+F6). Enter ABAPer client and execute (F8). This will show a list of all users according to license. Select SAP Application Developer(s) /ABAPer(s) as per your number of ABAP Developer license(s) and assign all other users as ‘Test’ user type. Be sure that ‘Checked user Type’ completely matched with ‘Manual User Type’. If any mismatch found, re-classify by selecting all mismatched users and click on ‘Classify Selected Users’ (Shift+F1). Select Contractual User Type from drop down menu and click on Save icon (Ctrl+S). Then run the query again to check all user classification is accurate. Now back to main USMM screen (F3).

    7. As it seems like you have configured the parameters correctly, now it’s time to execute the main query, the ‘System Measurement’, click or just press F8. It will take around 5 to 15 minutes to complete all background job processes, depending your system and number of users. So, just sit back and have a cup of coffee in the meantime.

    8. Check the ‘Measurement Statistics’ that all data is as per your configuration.

    9. Click on ‘Comments’, if you want to send a Memo to SAP along with the measurements.

    10. Finally, send your measurement results online to SAP by clicking on ‘Send to SAP’ or just press F10.

    Now be sure that your SAP Router is active to complete the online transfer of reports. You can check the online transfer process by using the tcode SDCC or, SDCCN, will be discussed later. In case of LAW consolidation, export the measurement report. Go to top horizontal menu, System Measurement -Export to LAW File (Ctrl+F10). Then from Data Transfer Selection, select ‘By Download to file’ and click execute (F8). Save the txt file in your computer for later import in LAW consolidation. You can also transfer by choosing RFC to LAW Center or By Email, but in reality downloading as a txt file is the easiest way to proceed.

    Now that you have completed the hard work, wait for your SAP License Auditor to response over email. They will come up with specific suggestions whether you need any correction on selection or re-classification of users. …

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    Flipping Real Estate or Flipping Paper?

    Flipping real estate properties is not for everybody but it is the fastest way to make a buck in the real estate business. Most everybody has heard of someone buying a “run down” house for a good price well below market value, fixing it up and selling it at a fair market price. Flipping a “fixer-upper” is definitely one way to turn a reasonably quick profit. I know some people who do it this way but they are more into the contractor and renovation business than they are of the investor mindset.

    Some of these “fixer-upper” properties are in need of extensive repair and will involve electrical work, carpentry work, etc. If the investor gets involved and does some or all of this work then there could be enough profit there but if the investor farms out the required labour, profits could get eaten up quickly. For these types of flipping real estate investments, the purchase price needs to be at a huge discount and normally would be found somewhere in the foreclosure stage.

    For the person that is in the mindset of investing rather than being in the renovation business then flipping real estate will only involve flipping the paper contract of the property without even taking possession of it. You can flip by entering an agreement to buy a property then sell the contract to another investor before close of escrow.

    Using this technique won’t even require you to put your name on the title. Profits will generally be less than the fixer-upper investor but involves much less work and the whole process is much quicker. A fixer-upper investor would not be happy in making a profit of a few thousand dollars for a few months work on renovations but an investor that can just flip a contract for a few hours or days work would be.

    Avoid disclosure of your profits to the new buyer by using a double closing.

    After making a sweet deal and flipping a contract involving a juicy profit you may not want all these details to be revealed to your buyer. The solution is a double closing, transferring the property to you initially and then reselling immediately at the same lawyer’s office just an hour later to your buyer.

    There is a drawback here and that is a double set of closing costs so you would have to weigh it out to see if it’s worth it to your particular situation or not. Further, you can use a title insurance company for the actual closings. For the issuance of the title insurance policy, the title insurance company will prepare the closing documents and close the transaction usually without an addition charge.

    Source by Johnny Ferreira

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    Planning a Truss Roof Loft Conversion? Let Telebeam Take the Strain

    The Telebeam system is a revolutionary new way of organising the conversion of a truss (or trussed rafter) roof into a usable space. Not only will this method of loft conversion give you an extra room, or rooms, but it will also add value to your house.

    Traditional methods of converting a trussed rafter roof involve replacing the ‘W’ sections of trusses with steel joists which usually run between load bearing gable walls. New vertical supporting timbers and floor joists are then run from these steel joists to support the existing roof before the internal trusses is removed.

    Once the additional supports are in place the ‘W’ sections of roof trusses are almost totally removed. The roof trusses at the apex are usually retained in a much shortened state because they have to carry the new horizontal ceiling joists forming the new flat area of ceiling, as well as the regulation insulation materials.

    As you can imagine, installing lengthy steel joists into a roof that is already ‘full’ of supporting trusses is the trickiest part. Either a section of one gable end is temporarily removed to allow the steel to be inserted longitudinally, or areas of the roof tiles are removed and the steel joists are inserted in sections and then bolted together when in place.

    The Telebeam system does away with the need to insert substantial load-bearing steel joists by retaining the load bearing triangulation, eave to eave, rather than between load bearing walls. With Telebeam only the three lowest rows of roof tiles need to be removed temporarily. Then the roofing felt is turned back to allow the telescopic beams to be slid in alongside the current floor joists, attaching to the wall plates either side. As their name suggests, the TeleBeams are telescopic and adjust to the span of the building. They do not rely on any internal support and work for any roof pitch.

    The vertical stud walls at the edge of the new room transfer the roof load down onto the Telebeam system and the original horizontal wooden joists take the horizontal (spreading) load. The ‘W’ sections of roof trusses are now redundant and most of them can be removed, retaining the roof trusses at the apex to carry the new ceiling collar as before. The new floor can then be fixed directly to the Telebeam system, insulation can be added underfloor, between the rafters and within the new ceiling, and the rafters, ceiling and stud walls can be boarded over and a plastered finish applied.

    TeleBeam systems are available in spans up to 8.4 metres so they are ideal for almost any size of roof.

    Advantages of the TeleBeam system:

    a) Incorporates roof and floor support in one LABC (Local area building control) approved system.

    b) Minimises loft conversion costs – the TeleBeam system costs about £5,000 + vat for a 2/3 bedroom house (the installation is not included in this figure).

    c) Maximises available headroom.

    d) Available in spans of 5.8, 6.2, 7.0, 7.8 and 8.4 metres.

    e) No additional timber floor joists are required.

    f) Beams slide into the roof space by removing just three rows of tiles from one side of the house.

    g) Reduced scaffolding/access costs.

    h) Telescopic beams fit most buildings and roof pitches.

    i) No specialist installation skills or tools are required.

    j) Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

    Source by Pat Wallis

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    The Pros and Cons of Sunrooms

    Do you live in the north and want to enjoy a bit more sunshine without having to go outdoors? Or do you live in the south and would prefer your summer sun with a bit less sweat? Either way, sunroom additions can be very appealing. For many people, sunrooms provide the best of being outdoors without the worst of the downsides. However, there are those who get a sunroom and later regret it. Here’s a look at the biggest pros and cons to consider when exploring the idea of adding a sunroom to your home.

    Pros

    One of the most attractive aspects of a sunroom addition is that it increases your livable space. How large or small you want that space to be is up to you. If your budget or aesthetics favor a small, intimate room, a sunroom can be yours for a small investment. If you prefer a size more like a large living room-or even larger-you have plenty of options. Those options make sunrooms flexible additions to almost any home. Plus, sunrooms are often less expensive than other room additions.

    In addition to the added space, sunrooms bring the wild outdoors within the confines of a climate-controllable room. Fans of sunrooms enjoy the views and weather-watching that the nearly all-windowed rooms provide. If you enjoy watching wildlife, sunrooms make it easier to observe the local fauna.

    Those and related benefits ultimately roll-up into one huge benefit: immense pleasure and satisfaction. Sunrooms can quickly become one of the most-used and enjoyed rooms in the house. It is estimated that sunrooms are used an average of four hours per day.

    Cons

    One of the biggest downsides to adding a sunroom can come when you decide to sell your home: they are not good investments. According a 2010 story by U.S. News & World Report that examined the best and worst home improvement projects from an investment perspective, sunroom additions are the second-worst home improvement for your money. Homeowners recover an average of 51{7101d2215a6bd446fa679c57b3b56c91409a17080c01dc910257a9924d5d9b54} of their investment.

    If you are adding a sunroom so that you can enjoy the pros listed above for at least a few years, return on investment may be less important. But as an investment-only, there are far better choices.

    Another downside also deals with money: energy efficiency. While you may be able to have a sunroom built inexpensively, an inexpensive sunroom can be very inefficient to heat or cool. In more extreme climates, that can significantly increase your energy costs. Sunroom builders offer energy-efficient options, but they can become expensive.

    One of the pros of sunrooms can also be a con. All of those windows provide great views for you-and for anyone looking in. From a privacy standpoint, there is not much difference between a sunroom and an open patio deck.

    Sunrooms can be great additions to a home. However, the wise buyer approaches sunroom additions with their eyes open and aware of the pros and cons. Doing so goes a long way to avoiding buyer’s remorse.

    Source by Jill Manty

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    Sheds Designs: The Biggest Mistake to Avoid With Outdoor Shed Plans

    The biggest mistake with shed designs is the toughest to avoid. Location Location Location! With placement being so important, it fills the top three issues to avoid. It sounds like we’re talking about a business location but, we aren’t. Sheds and their placement are critical to the feel and use of a yard. If placed in the wrong location, your outdoor shed could substantially reduce the function and feel of your backyard.

    Sheds, Plans and Backyard Dangers

    Since we know that placement of your shed is critical, make sure that you avoid placing it in the wrong location. A note to remember, the following guidelines are just that, guidelines. For every rule, there is an exception.

    • Keep your shed out of the center of your yard. A pasture of green grass surrounding it will eliminate the positive effect of having an architectural element in the first place.
    • Be careful of views. Consider views from all angles. Make sure that you don’t block important views from the interior of your house. When working on your shed design, look from each room of the house with a view of your yard and how your shed affects your view.
    • In fact, make sure that you don’t block views from important areas of within your backyard. Consider your backyard as you do your house. Each area has specific functions. These functions have relationships to each other.
    • Make sure to maintain the flow of your backyard.
    • Another issue that is easy to forget is placement relative to elevation. Make sure your shed is not at a low point in your backyard.
    • Placement in a low point is a recipe for disaster. It’s not like you will use your shed during a rainstorm. Standing water around your new architectural element can damage the integrity of the structure.

    To find the best placement of your shed you will need to have a good feel for design, flow and function. Remember, more mistakes are made with location than any other. In fact, most any other problem can easily be remedied or mitigated.

    Depending upon your exact conditions, it may be difficult to pick up your shed and move it once you find that it is not ideally suited in the location that you have placed. Take care and careful consideration when working on your shed design.

    Source by Jon Andrson

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    Diet to Increase Semen Volume – Increase Semen Production Naturally

    There are studies which reveal that most men are not happy with the amount of semen they ejaculate and long to produce a larger volume of semen.  A larger volume of semen is not just good for your sperm count and fertility but can also enhance pleasure on ejaculation.

    This is because you need stronger contractions to release a larger volume of semen on ejaculation and these stronger contractions intensify pleasure. The logic is simple!

    However, there is another plus point to it. Most women find a larger volume of semen to be a great turn on and regard it as a symbol of your male power and virility.

    There are a lot of factors that can affect your semen production and volume. Your diet is one such factor.

    There are certain foods that can help increase the quantity of seminal fluid you produce. Foods that are rich in zinc not only increase semen volume but also help boost your sex drive and testosterone production.

    Examples of such foods include oysters, animal protein like beef and lean meat, poultry, dairy products etc.,

    Other foods that are known to increase your semen production include beans, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds etc.,

    Celery also helps increase the production of your ejaculate. It also contains an odor free hormone which is responsible for stimulating sexual desires in both men and women.

    Moreover, there are some herbal supplements that can help boost the production of your seminal fluids. These supplements are getting increasingly popular since they not only increase semen production but also ensure rock hard erections and improved sex drive and ejaculatory control so that you can enjoy intense and explosive orgasms.

    There are some high quality supplements that are clinically approved and recommended by doctors as well.

    Check out more on Diet to Increase Semen Volume and the most natural supplements that have become a huge hit among men seeking sexual enhancement.

    Source by Matt Penn

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    Three Advantages of Having a Vanity With A Lighted Mirror

    Nowadays a vanity with a lighted mirror is a very common piece of furniture in the home. People are a lot more interested in their appearance on a day to day basis than they have been years ago. Along with that is the fact that this does not only apply to the ladies anymore. Men are increasingly interested in their grooming and appearance to the extent that they use accessories that help them to better see and maintain their facial appearance. It is for reasons like these that this piece of furniture has become very popular in the household.

    Three Advantages of a Vanity With A Lighted Mirror

    The first advantage to be derived from having a vanity with a lighted mirror is that with this concentration of light around the mirror, the person using this mirror will be able to tell exactly how they look at the time and will therefore be able to groom themselves in a much better way than if depending on just normal room light. The concentration of lights around the mirror enables you to see exactly how your face is made up and how it looks whereas with a normal room light you may have just an idea how your final appearance looks, but not as detailed an idea as when you have a much better lighted mirror.

    A second advantage of having a vanity lighted mirror is the fact that it provides light without disturbing your partner/children etc. in the bedroom. Before these lighted pieces of furniture, people would depend on the bedroom light for example. If your partner is presently sleeping but you have to begin to dress for work or for an early morning outing, your sleeping partner would have to contend with the bedroom light being on. We all know this is not pleasant for the person trying to get some sleep. With this type of furniture now, this is eliminated and the person in the mirror also gets better light to prepare themselves, without disturbing their sleeping partner or kids.

    A third advantage to using a vanity with a lighted mirror is that not only can you get better lighting but many of these lighted mirrors actually have light settings to emulate different scenarios. This is a hit with the ladies especially because when they are applying their makeup, they want the light to emulate the light of the place they are going. Some of these lighted settings are (1) day, (2) evening and (3) home/work (everyday). The day setting gives a similar lighting to daylight, the evening one adds a shade of pink and gives off a bit more heat so that applying makeup is easier, and the “everyday” option gives the light of the average room.

    In summary, these are three benefits that you get when you own and use a vanity with a lighted mirror. There are more prevalent in the household nowadays than ever before and are a great asset to help you manage your appearance while applying makeup or for the guys, while grooming yourself.

    Source by Randy L Edwards