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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reversal of F110 Payments

Payment batch processing is one of the core functionalities in a finance department which is handled through SAP.  Usually a single batch would consist of hundreds of individual payments to difference vendors and there could be user errors regarding the date of the payment, configuration errors that could pick up the wrong house bank or there could not be sufficient funds in the selected bank, or even the users could have used an incorrect payment method to pay the vendors. All of these are common issues where reversal of payment batches are required.
The traditional reversal process is time consuming and each document has to be identified and processed individually.
However to address this issue a new program RFF110S_REVERSE has been introduced by SAP. This program has been made available as of February 2015 as note for all releases prior to release 6.7 and is delivered in the support package as of release 6.7.

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Using Purchasing Contracts in SAP

By definition Contracts are long term agreements the business enters with the vendor for providing a certain quantity of a product for period of time. In SAP, this can be represented by a Purchasing Contract. Contracts can be created for the value or quantity. These contract can be set up to reduce or to be utilized by purchase orders that are being placed with reference to the contracts. Typically the businesses scenario for using Contracts would be when they want to reserve capacity at the vendor or for booking greige in the manufacturing context.

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Author: Tharaka Perera


Monday, November 7, 2016

How to set fields as mandatory or optional in the purchase order

Some time back we learnt about how we can set fields mandatory, optional or hidden in the customer master. Click here to view that post. Similarly, in one of our previous posts we also learnt about how we can set fields mandatory, optional or hidden in the material master. Click here to read that.
Today we are going to learn how we can set fields mandatory, optional or display in the purchase order. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Monday, October 31, 2016

Remove Unnecessary Segments From an IDOC (Filter IDOC Segments)

There are requirements where you need to remove unnecessary segments from IDOCs. Mostly master data. Perfect example would be ARTMAS where a lot of segments are generated by SAP whereas you need only few. SAP provides a standard solution to remove unnecessary segments.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Creating Prepack Articles in FMS

There are different types of article masters that one can create in FMS. Previously we discussed the creation of Generic Article Master in FMS – Click here. In this document we will take a look at how we can create a Structured Article. There are different types of structured articles – Sales sets, Displays and Prepacks which can be used for different business scenarios based on whether they are purchased, sold and kept in inventory together or not. The common factor making it a structured article is that they are made up of a number components. So inherently they will have a Bill of Material which shows the quantities of the components they are made up of.

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Author: Tharaka Perera

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Delivery Type Determination for STO's

In our previous posts, we learnt about below 4 different Stock transport order types and respective configuration steps. 
  1. Intra – Company STO – Click here 
  2. Inter – Company STO – Click here 
  3. Rush STO – Click here 
  4. STO between Storage Locations – Click here 
As part of the Stock Transport Order logistic execution process, we need to create an outbound delivery with reference to STO number using transaction VL10B. In order to create a delivery document with reference to any other SAP object, we need to have copy control settings between those 2 document types. For example, in order to create a delivery with reference to a sales order, we need to have sales order type to delivery type copy controls maintained. 
But in case of a STO, we do not have copy control customizing between purchase order type (STO Type) to outbound delivery type (Eg: NB to NLCC or UB to NL). Therefore, it is interesting to understand how SAP handles such scenario’s in customizing. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Profit Center Substitution in Sales Orders

Generally the profit center in sales orders is derived based profit center in the material master and it flows through to the billing. However in certain scenarios there could be a need to post to a different profit center as an exception or it could be that the business wants to follow a different rule altogether, i.e. post to a profit center based on a different logic such as - derive based on the “Distribution Channel” of the sale order.

This could be handled by the use of a substitution rule using transaction code 0KEM with few simple steps, let’s take a look at it!
This works for the traditional EC-PCA - Profit center accounting as well as New G/L.

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free Goods Determination in SAP

Free goods is a standard SAP delivered functionality that can be implemented to handle promotions such as “Buy 2 get 1 Free”. In this case, you have 2 scenarios to look at.

1 – Buy 2 get 1 free – In this case customer is only paying for 1 item and physically getting 2. This scenario is known as “Inclusive”

2 – Buy 2 and get 3rd item free – In this case, customer only pays for 2 items and he get’s another item for free. This scenario is known as “Exclusive”

Let’s see how we can configure the inclusive free goods scenario in SAP. Fee goods use the famous condition technique in SAP. Please click here to read about the condition technique in SAP.

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How to Set Up Basic Confirmations

Confirmation control in SAP is the mechanism of tracking the various stages of the procurement process from the time the purchase order is sent to the vendor, up until the goods receipt is done. 

The different stages could be PO receipt, order acknowledgement, Exfactory date communication, shipping notification etc. Depending on the business requirement the confirmation control in SAP can be set up in such a way that each of these stages can be tracked with a confirmation to the purchase order by defining them as a Confirmation Category. The grouping and sequencing of the Confirmation Categories is done in the setup of the Confirmation Control key.
Standard SAP provides a set of commonly used Confirmation Categories and Confirmation Control keys, allowing the flexibility to additional Confirmation Categories and Confirmation Control keys to be defined. In this document we will see how this can be achieved.


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Author: Tharaka Perera

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Screen Variant for MIRO

The standard transaction for logistics invoice verification MIRO, screen comes with a number of line item fields that may not be required for transaction processing. In this document we will take a look at creating a screen variant for MIRO based on the business requirement to show only the required fields in the sequence you want for invoice processing. It is extremely simple, let’s take a look.

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake