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difference bet configuration and customization

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I want a brief explanation about configuration and customization.

can any one help me out

thanx and regards


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Dear Pavan,

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.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

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