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Functional specification

Idrees Syed
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I would appreciate if you could explain how to write the functional specifications for the ABAP team in order to do the configuration,I am working on pricing and I have to write some functional spec. for the ABAP team. If u can send me some document will be highly appreciated at my email

idrees.syed@gmail.com

 

Regards.

Idrees

  • Re: Functional specification
    VSN VSN
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    To speak at macro level that is at projet manager or at senior levels. The Functional Spec (Specification) which is a comprehensive document is created after the (SRS) Software Requirements Document. It provides more details on selected items originally described in the Software Requirements Template. Elsewhre organizations combine these two documents into a single document.

     

    The Functional Specification describes the features of the desired functinality.. It describes the product's features as seen by the stake holders,and contains the technical information and the data needed for the design and developement.

     

    The Functional Specification defines what the functionality will be of a particulat area that is to be precise a transaction in SAP terminology.

     

    The Functional Specification document to create a detailed design document that explains in detail how the software will be designed and developed.

     

    The functional specification translates the Software Requirements template into a technical description which

     

    a) Ensures that the product feature requirements are correctly understood before moving into the next step, that is detchnical developement process.

     

    b) Clearly and unambiguously provides all the information necessary for the technical consultants to develop the objects.

     

    At the consultant level the functional spects are preapred by functinal consultants on any functionality for the purpose of getting the same functinality designed by the technical pepole as most of the times the functionalities according to the requirements of the clients are not available on ready made basis.

     

    Let me throw some light on documentation which is prepared before and in a project:

     

    1) Templates

    2) Heat Analysis -

    3) Fit Gap or Gap Analysis

    4) Business Process Design

    5) Business Process Model

    6) Business Change & Impact

    7) Configuration Design, which is just 5 % of Total SAP- have different names -

    8) Future Impact & Change Assessement

    9) Functional Design (Module Wise)

    10) Risk Assessement

    11) Process Metrics and Many More-- Which has impact on Business and its work flow

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    Sent the mail reward if helps

  • Re: Functional specification
    robertz p
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    Basically it will be prepared for all New Enhancements that comes in the project.

    it consists of the Project Details and the person how perpared in the front page.

    As a functional consultant we have to understand the requirement from the client and based on that we have to prepare this funtional Spec.Later Functional Consultant will forward the same to the Technical Team to add their comments called Technical Spec,in which the Abapers will give the Technicality of the Requirment in the same and finally it will be sent to Client for Approval.

     

    Functional specification: The Functional Spec (Specification) which is a comprehensive document is created after the (SRS) Software Requirements Document. It provides more details on selected items originally described in the Software Requirements Template. Elsewhere organizations combine these two documents into a single document.

     

    The Functional Specification describes the features of the desired functionality.. It describes the product's features as seen by the stake holders, and contains the technical information and the data needed for the design and development.

     

    The Functional Specification defines what the functionality will be of a particular area that is to be precise a transaction in SAP terminology.

     

    regards

    mahesh

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    Rajesh Banka
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    Email sent.

     

    Regards,

    Rajesh Banka

     

    Reward points if helpful.

  • Re: Functional specification
    TAJUDDIN MOHAMMED
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    What Is A Functional Specification?

    Functional specifications (functional specs), in the end, are the blueprint for how you want a particular transaction or report to look and work. It details what the report or transaction will do, how a user will interact with it, and what it will look like. By creating a blueprint of this first, time and productivity are saved during the development stage because the programmers can program instead of also working out the logic of the user-experience. It will also enable you to manage the expectations of your clients or management, as they will know exactly what to expect.

     

    Why write a Functional Spec?

    A key benefit of writing up a Functional Spec is in streamlining the development process. The developer working from the spec has, ideally, all of their questions answered about the application and can start building it. And since this is a spec that was approved by the client, they are building nothing less than what the client is expecting. There should be nothing left to guess or interpret when the spec is completed...and this, in a nut, explains my love affair with the Functional Spec.

     

    The Fucntion specification has the pseudo code of the program,

    the logic how the report or transaction should work and what the tables to be used.

    It should define the business need and business functionality of the report or transaction and the criticalities if this report or transaction fails.

    It should have the work around solution in case of emergency.

     

    What Are Functional Specification in SAP?

    To speak at macro level that is at projet manager or at senior levels. The Functional Spec (Specification) which is a comprehensive document is created after the (SRS) Software Requirements Document. It provides more details on selected items originally described in the Software Requirements Template. Elsewhre organizations combine these two documents into a single document.

     

    The Functional Specification describes the features of the desired functinality.. It describes the product's features as seen by the stake holders,and contains the technical information and the data needed for the design and developement.

     

    The Functional Specification defines what the functionality will be of a particulat area that is to be precise a transaction in SAP terminology.

     

    The Functional Specification document to create a detailed design document that explains in detail how the software will be designed and developed.

     

    The functional specification translates the Software Requirements template into a technical description which

     

    a) Ensures that the product feature requirements are correctly understood before moving into the next step, that is detchnical developement process.

     

    b) Clearly and unambiguously provides all the information necessary for the technical consultants to develop the objects.

     

    At the consultant level the functional spects are preapred by functinal consultants on any functionality for the purpose of getting the same functinality designed by the technical pepole as most of the times the functionalities according to the requirements of the clients are not available on ready made basis.

     

    Let me throw some light on documentation which is prepared before and in a project:

     

    1) Templates

    2) Heat Analysis -

    3) Fit Gap or Gap Analysis

    4) Business Process Design

    5) Business Process Model

    6) Business Change & Impact

    7) Configuration Design, which is just 5 % of Total SAP- have different names -

    8) Future Impact & Change Assessement

    9) Functional Design (Module Wise)

    10) Risk Assessement

    11) Process Metrics and Many More-- Which has impact on Business and its work flow

     

    Hope this helps you.

     

    Regards

    TAJUDDIN

  • Re: Functional specification
    Idrees Syed
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    Is there any standard form or format we maintain. and if the answer is yes if u can send me one,

    idrees.syed@gmail.com

    thanks

  • Re: Functional specification
    Sridhar k
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    hi

     

    is there any templete for the functional spec document?

    can anyone provide me that

     

    my id mails.sridhar@gmail.com

     

    Regards

     

    sridhar

  • Re: Functional specification
    Rajesh Banka
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    Rough example of Functional Specs. Please map it in Excel & it will give you better clearity. This is Sample for SD report covering Link Between Project System, Sales Order, Delivery, Billing & Accounting Document

     

    <b>Initial Screen</b>:

    Fields | Table-Field | Remark | Table Joint

    Sales Organization | VBAK-WAERK | Single Selection

    Distribution Channel | VBAK-VTWEG | Multiple Selection

    Division | VBAK-SPART | Multiple Selection

    Sales office | VBAK-VKBUR | Multiple Selection

    Sold to Party | VBPA-KUNNR | Multiple Selection | VBAK-VBELN=VBPA-VBELN

    Material | VBAP-MATNR | Multiple Selection | VBAK-VBELN=VBAP-VBELN

    WBS Element | VBAP-PS PSP PNR | Multiple Selection | VBAK-VBELN=VBAP-VBELN

    Sales Order Type | VBAK-AUART | Multiple Selection

    Billing Type | VBRK-FKART | Multiple Selection | VBAK-VBELN=VBFA-VBELV & VBRK-VBELN=VBFA-VBELN

    Period

     

     

    <b>Main Screen</b>:

    <i>Header</i>

    Sales Organization | VBAK-VKORG

    Period

     

    <i>Item Level</i>:

    Sold-to-Party | VBPA-KUNNR where VBPA-PARVW = AG

    Distribution Channel | VBAK-VKWEG

    Division | VBAK-SPART

    WBS Element | VBAP-PS_PSP_PNR

    Sales Office | VBAK-VKBUR

    Sales Doc type | VBAK-AUART

    Sales Doc No | VBAK-VBELN

    Material | VBAP-MATNR

    Mat Desc | VBAP-ARKTX

    Qty | VBAP-KWMENG

    UOM | VBAP-MEINS

    Doc Currency | VBAK-WAERK

    Delivery No | LIKP-VBELN

    Billing Document Type | VBRK-FKART

    Billing Document No | VBRK-VBELN

    Billing Document Line No | VBRP-POSNR

    Quantity | VBRP-FKIMG

    Price - Base Price

    Price - Service Tax

    Price - Education Cess

    Price - VAT

    Price - Other taxes

    Price - Total

    Accounting Document Number | BKPF-BELNR

     

    Table Joints at Item Level:

    VBAK-VBELN = VBPA-VBELN

    VBAK-VBELN = VBAP-VBELN

    VBAK-VBELN = VBFA-VBELV (For Delivery)

    VBAK-VBELN = VBFA-VBELV

    LIKP-VBELN = VBFA-VBELV

    VBRK-VBELN = VBRP-VBELN

    VBRK-XBLNR = BKPF-XBLNR

     

    • some details are missing, please try to identify & use it as per your requirement.

     

    Regards,

    Rajesh Banka

     

     

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  • Re: Functional specification
    CHANDRA SRIHARI
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    HI rajesh,

     

    Can u please send that functional spec to chandu710@gmail.com in excel format to understand a bit clear as it is confusing.

     

    Thanking you

     

    chan

  • Re: Functional specification
    sai anand karthikeyan
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    Pl also mail me some functional specs.

    mail: <b>Chennaianand_sd@yahoo.co.in</b>

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