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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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rush Stock Transport Orders in FMS (Immediate Delivery Creation at STO Save)

Most of us are familiar with “Rush sales order processing” in SAP. This is to create a delivery document as soon as a sales order is saved in SAP. If you’re working in SAP IS-AFS (Industry Solution – Apparel and Footwear) or SAP FMS (Fashion Management Solution) system, the allocation process (Commonly known as ARun) should take place in background automatically. (In FMS, “ARun” will execute in background only in case if the Site / Article is setup as “ARun” relevant).
We have similar setup for stock transport orders (STO), where we can automatically create a delivery document in the supplying site (plant), when stock transport order is saved in SAP. This process also known as immediate delivery creation at stock transport orders or Rush STO. Similar to above rush sales order scenario, Allocation / ARun needs to be executed in background in SAP IS-AFS or SAP FMS for rush STO’s. 

  • For Intra Company Stock Transport Orders (Stock transport between between plants in the same Company), please click here.
  • For Inter Company Stock Transport Orders (Stock transport between between plants in different Companies), please click here.
  • For stock transport orders between storage locations, please click here.
Today we will discuss how we can configure a new rush stock transport order type (STO) in SAP FMS. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe





Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Change Label of a SAP field

Some businesses wants to have their own field names (Labels) instead of using standard SAP delivered field labels. This is mainly to provide business specific meanings to each field in the system.
In order to achieve this requirement, you need to change the data element of the each field label. Today we will see how we can achieve this requirement.

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Author: Harsha Thelikorala

Change Label of an SAP Field by Harsha Thelikorala

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Info Update Flag on Purchase Order

The “Info Update” flag on the purchase order may not be so obvious and you may not even notice it being there. Ever thought about what functionality it drives in SAP and how it could impact purchasing? Let’s discuss the significance of this tick and how to turn it off if the intended functionality is not required.

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Author: Tharaka Perera

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How to add images to article masters in FMS

It’s often requested by most of the retailer to add their product images into article masters in SAP. This helps business users to see the product and not have to remember it by the article number it self. SAP IS Retail solution as well as SAP FMS (SAP Fashion Management Solution) supports for this business requirement as an out of the box functionality. 
Today, let’s see how we can add such product images to article masters in SAP FMS. 

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Author: Anupa Wijesinghe