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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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Debugging in VL10 transactions

As we already know it is hard to debug VL10 transactions in general. Therefore SAP has introduced a user friendly way of jumping in to debug mode for VL10X transactions. It is done via a hardcoded breakpoint in the ABAP program. But can be activated via a user parameter. If you want to activate the debug mode for VL10 transaction, please add the user parameter “LEDSP_DEBUG_MODE” in transaction SU3. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Finding the Enhancement Project When User Exit is Provided

There is a requirement where you need to find the corresponding enhancement project of a given user-exit (Include).

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

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