Quite some time ago, I thought it would be a great idea to write a book on SAP query reporting. After all, for years I have been storing hand-written notes on the topic in an overstuffed 5-inch binder. I had developed a habit of scribbling down information and tips on this subject almost religiously. One day it was a nugget of information I picked up while consulting for a company in need. The next day it was a piece of knowledge from a participant in a SAP conference where I was speaking. Yet another day it was a technique that reaped dividends for my department at work. Over the years, that binder has grown exponentially, as has my desire to publish a book that accurately reflects the sum of all my thoughts, knowledge, and work experience on SAP query reporting. This is that book.

For the past 10 years, I have spent more time on this subject than any other. The process of transforming the contents of my binder into chapter upon chapter of this book has been a truly rewarding experience. I care deeply about this book and hope that the information contained in it will be as useful to you as it has been to me.

In my previous books, I have declared my thanks and appreciation for the support of my family, friends, staff, and colleagues. I even dropped in a few friends' names, knowing they would get a kick out of it. This time around, I wish to extend a sincere thank-you to all I have met, spoken to, and interacted with at SAP conferences and training seminars, especially those who take the time to share their experiences with me. I am a richer person for it. Thank you to Bonnie Penzias and Wellesley Information Services (, UCG Technology, the publishers of SAP Professional Journal, and the hosts of the many informative SAP conferences for providing me the various opportunities that they have. Thanks also to my current employer, Compass Group, The Americas Division, and my boss, Bob Kovacs, for providing a wonderful work environment. Finally, thanks to my staff in the HR Information Systems department for their continued great work and successes.

Most importantly, thank you to the love of my life, my husband, Jim Signorile.

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