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customizatuon and configuration

hI sap gurus,

What is the major diff b/w Customization and Configuration.

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 07:26 AM

    Hi,

    Customisation:

    Using ABAP coding to develop program which is not suppoted by SAP std. functinality.Like user exit and routines etc.

    Configuration:

    To configure system as per IMG options.

    This what the diff. between these 2.

    Regards,

    Chandra

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  • Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 07:28 AM

    Dear Sabina

    By using the existing data, you can configure in SAP depending upon the process of the client is called configuration

    With the help of standard configuration, you will be mapping SAP to client's requirement is called customizing.

    Thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 07:32 AM

    hi,

    Configuration vs. Customization

    When considering enterprise software of any type, it is important to understand the difference between configuration and customization. The crux of the difference is complexity. Configuration uses the inherent flexibility of the enterprise software to add fields, change field names, modify drop-down lists, or add buttons. Configurations are made using powerful built-in tool sets. Customization involves code changes to create functionality that is not available through configuration. Customization can be costly and can complicate future upgrades to the software because the code changes may not easily migrate to the new version. Wherever possible, governments should avoid customization by using configuration to meet their goals. Governments also should understand their vendor's particular terminology with regard to this issue since words like "modifications" or "extensions" often mean different things to different vendors.

    And Most Important thing is configuration always will come first then customization.

    CONFIGURATION:

    1. Configuration is everything else done in SPRO.

    2. Configuration is what u do from the existing one in sap.

    Ex: assigning pricing procedure PR00 for a material.

    3. When installing SAP on any system. that’s configuration.

    4. Configuration means using the standard SAP functionality & mapping to the client’s process

    CUSTOMIZATION:

    1. Customizing is modification of the software to meet special customer requirements.

    Changes or additions to ABAP code.

    2. Customization is the changes needed for the existing SAP to meet the business

    Requirement.

    Ex: creating a new pricing procedure which is not existing in the SAP.

    3. Modifications according to business requirement is customization.

    4. Customization means modifying the standard SAP for client requirement, it is costly &

    Time taken.

    CHAN

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 08:20 AM

    Hi

    configuration is the process of adopting SAP to the business

    Customization is the process of adoting the business to the SAP

    In configuration we use the existing data to map the business to the sap

    but in the customization we map the business with some additionalfunctionality which are not standard in SAP

    reward points if needful

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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 09:36 AM

    Hi

    Pls make small search in sdn threads on the posts

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