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Diffn - Customization Vs Customization

Hi Gurus

Can any one tell me exact diffn betwn Customization and Configuration .

Preferably with any live example

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Ajoy

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    May 02, 2008 at 09:21 AM

    hi

    Based on the client's requirement, you customize the process in standard SAP without changing the standard IMG settings.

    If you make any changes in IMG based on client's requirement which has not been addressed in standard SAP, then that is called configuration settings

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  • May 02, 2008 at 09:46 AM

    Dear Ajoy

    Customization is the process to make the SAP to user specific with the existing futures which are standard settings provided by SAP. Configuration is creating new process with the help of ABAP.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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  • May 02, 2008 at 09:48 AM

    Hi

    The difference between cutomizing and configuration is:

    - CONFIGURATION: we will configure the system to meet the needs of your business by using the existing data.

    - CUSTOMIZING: we will customise or adapt the system to your business requirements, which is the process of mapping SAP to your business process.

    - CLIENT: A client is a unique one in organizational structure, can have one or more company codes. Each company code is its own legal entity in finance.

    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.

    Thanks & Regards,

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    Apr 12, 2011 at 09:46 AM

    ok

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