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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Working with the Role Maintenance Tool

The Role Maintenance tool is an evolution of the Profile Generator available in releases of SAP R/3 since 4.6 that aids in facilitating the management of roles, user authorizations, and profiles. Previous to the Role Maintenance and Profile Generator, there was a great deal of effort involved in the implementation and support of the authorization concept, and this was a costly activity within projects.

The Role Maintenance tool was designed by SAP with the objective of reducing the time needed for implementing and managing the user menus and authorizations associated with a job description, thus decreasing the implementation costs. SAP recommends using the Role Maintenance and Profile Generator to set up ...

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