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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Schedule Job for STO Delivery Creation

In this document we will take a look at how we can schedule a background job to create outbound deliveries for STOs using the delivery due list in SAP. (similar to delivery creation for sales orders) 
Typically this is done using VL10B transaction and can be automated and scheduled as a batch job if the business has a requirement for automation of the creation of STO deliveries.

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Author: Tharaka Perera



Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Mysterious Next Date in Credit Management

When analyzing the credit history of a customer it is key that we are aware of the terminology and fields used for this purpose in SAP.
In this document I am going to discuss the meaning of “Next Date” field that is on the Sales order and comes up on credit reports. Many instances, there seem to be confusion as to how this field gets updated and how to use the information!

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FMS Stock Transport Orders with negative inventory at the site

In complex retail businesses, goods need to be moved from distribution center (DC) to store, store back to distribution center as well as between stores. In order to handle this business process, standard SAP functionality called “Stock Transport Orders” (STO’s) are commonly used. Please click here to view configuration steps required to configure STO’s in your system.
Due to complexity of the work and practical difficulties, most of the stores (Sites) tend to finish / record their daily transactions in SAP after the business day closure. For example, let’s say there is an inbound STO from another store asking for 100 quantities from material ABC. In the SAP system; user can find 98 as available, but physically quantity 100 is available in the stock. In such a case, typical store manager would want to deliver 100 right away and do the stock adjustment for + 2 after the business day closure.
In this case (until the stock adjustment is posted); store inventory for material ABC needs to go negative. Standard SAP supports this functionality and today let’s see what we need to configure in SAP FMS for it. I will explain the configuration / process steps using below example. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Generate an email with an Excel attachment from an ABAP program

There are business requirements where you need to generate emails with or without attachments based on a custom logic in an ABAP program. This document describes how to generate and email using an ABAP program.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Inter-company Billing for STOs

In the previous document we discussed the Logistics part of the Inter-company STO process. Please Click here to read that article.
In this document we will be discussing the Intercompany Billing process which will happen once the logistic steps have been completed. This needs several configuration and master data setting to be in place to correctly transfer the price between the two companies involved in the transfer process which is normally the standard prices plus a margin. 

Let’s see how we can achieve this by going through the step by step guide of this document.

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Author: Tharaka Perera

Friday, June 17, 2016

Finance Document Park and Release

Having multi-level control of the documents being parked is a requirement of many finance departments. 
SAP offers the park and post functionality and the ability to block and release documents before a payment could be made for an invoice.
This document will detail out the basic configuration steps for document park and release functionality.

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake

Monday, June 6, 2016

Stock Transport Orders between Storage Locations in FMS

Some time back we discussed about how we can setup stock transport orders in SAP. 
  • Inter Company Stock Transport Orders - Click here
  • Intra Company Stock Transport Orders - Click here
  • Rush Stock Transport Orders - Click here
Similarly, it’s very often requested by certain customers to setup stock transport orders to move stock between storage locations within same plant.
For example, let’s say you have two buildings in same physical location and those were configured as two different storage locations under one plant (Site) in SAP. If you want to move goods between one building to the other (mean in SAP it has to be one storage location to the other), you have 2 ways of handling it in SAP.
  1. You can do an inventory transport posting between storage location to storage location
  2. You can use the stock transport order process between two storage locations
Today we will see how we can setup stock transport order process between two storage locations in SAP FMS. Since I am using SAP FMS, some setting might be different from what you have seen in standard SAP (R/3). 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Monday, May 30, 2016

Reading a Text File With Header and Items Using Content Conversion in PI

There business requirements where you need to read text files with header and items, using SAP PI and process them. You can meet this requirement using Content Conversion in PI.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Inter company Stock Transport Order Processing

Companies with plants in multiple locations typically have the requirement to transfer stock between plants. The STO (stock transport order) process is used to handle this transfer systematically in SAP. 
However if these plants belong to different Company Codes then we need to use the Intercompany STO process. This requires several configuration steps and prerequisites to be in place for this solution to work and entities can benefit from the ability to monitor stock in transit, traceability through document flow and ability to account for delivery costs on the stock transport order.
In this document we will discuss the prerequisites and configuration that needs to be in place to achieve the Inter company Stock Transport Order process in SAP.
Please click here to read the invoice creation part of this process.
  • For Intra Company Stock Transport Order Processing, please click here.
  • For Rush Stock Transport Orders in SAP Fashion Management Solution (FMS) (Where delivery get created automatically at STO save), click here.
  • For stock transport orders between storage locations, please click here.
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Author: Tharaka Perera

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Use of Partner Bank Type in Vendor Master

Most of the organizations share the vendor master data across multiple company codes. Vendors may provide different bank accounts based on the resident country, currency or any other business specific criteria.
SAP vendor master holds the bank information in the general data segment. I.e It is available across all company codes. Therefore often times it becomes a requirement to provide a solution to make payments to different vendor bank accounts based on business specific requirements.
SAP has provided the Partner Bank Type field in the vendor master as the driver for this solution.

Let’s take a look how we can use this!

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Author: Gayani Karunathilake