5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2008 9:20 AM by Sadhu Kishore RSS

what is difference between customization & configuration

prashant sahu
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what is difference between customization & configuration ???

  • Re: what is difference between customization & configuration
    MANI ROOPA
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    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.

  • Re: what is difference between customization & configuration
    Roddick Redy
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    hi

    Customization done by ABAPers,- make according to the requirements. (it's pure technical), and Configuration done by Functional Consultants.

  • Re: what is difference between customization & configuration
    sasikanth chittineni
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    Hi Sahu,

     

    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.

     

    Also, 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.

     

     

    Regards

    Sasikanth.Ch

  • Re: what is difference between customization & configuration
    Krish Venkat
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    hi

     

    configuration : is where u need to do the basic settings for a company and for a plant to run in SD terms it is per sales office wise. where in u follow only standards of SAP.like vk13 vk11 MM01 Va01

     

    whereas

     

    customization : is where u can provide the customer a 'Z' formed tcode as report and creating 'Z' formed forms as o/p  from standard tcode assigning it to an output type created by the consultants.

    u can change whatever the customer requirement and u can meet the deadlines easily.

     

    Hope this would have clear ur doubt.

     

    Regards,

    Venkat.

  • Re: what is difference between customization & configuration
    Sadhu Kishore
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    in simple terms

     

    config : from sap to business

     

    customization : business to sap

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