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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Transportation Scheduling in SAP


Transportation scheduling (Outbound Scheduling) is a standard SAP functionality which can be used to determine more accurate confirmed delivery date to the customer.
During sales order creation, user has to enter the customer requested delivery date in the sales order line item. Based on the address where the ship to party is located and where goods are delivered from (Plant / Shipping point) and system determine a route for this delivery. This route contains number of dates required for the transportation (Transportation lead time). Based on above information, system executes the transportation scheduling. 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Customer Master Field Settings per Company Code

Sometime back we discussed how we could set customer master fields visible, hidden or mandatory using customizing of account groups. Click here to view the documentation. Those customizing settings at the account group level will applicable for all company codes that you operate in your SAP system. Today we are going to discuss about a business requirement where you have to share the same account group for customer master creation, but want to have different field settings based on the company code.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fashion Attributes in FMS


In SAP Fashion Management Solution (FMS), there are 3 fields provide by SAP to do field name changes in an article master. Those fields are know as “Fashion Attributes” and located in the “Basic Data Fashion” tab. In the standard SAP, we had to get the help of an ABAP developer to do such field name changes. But with FMS, functional consultant can change the field names via customizing.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Merchandise Category in FMS

“Merchandise Category” is a mandatory field that you need to key in when creating a new article (material) in FMS (SAP Fashion Management Solution) via transaction MM41. This is same in the IS-Retail as well. This drives number of variant articles that you’re going to create based on color, size variations. However you will not see this field in the standard R/3 material master creation transaction (MM01).    
Merchandise Category enables the user to categorize their merchandise in a structural way within the organization. This will allow the management to change their focus from individual article level to merchandise groups.
Below steps will explain you all steps required to define a new merchandise category in FMS.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

How to Determine Different Accounting Document Types for the Same Billing Type

As we all know, when a billing document is posted to FI, there will be an accounting document generated in the system. This has an accounting document type assigned to its header.
The default accounting document type is assigned to the billing document type in customizing. This is configured in below IMG Path under the field "Document Type".
Sales and Distribution / Billing / Billing Documents / Define Billing type / Define Billing Types

Today let's see how you can determine different Accounting Document Types for the Same Billing Type.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

How to do a mass change for a condition type using VK32


It’s often requested by the business to do mass change on validity periods for a given price condition. There is no mass change option available in standard SAP for this purpose. You can view how to execute mass changes in standard SAP (Transaction: MASS) by clicking here
If you want to view how you can execute mass change option in SAP IS-AFS (Transaction: /AFS/MDC or /AFS/MCC), please check on here.
In this document, I am going to discuss two options that can be used to do mass change for a given condition type.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

How to Export and Import a Query From One Client to the Other

Sometime back we discussed about how we can create a info set query. (Please refer this link to go through it) Queries are not transportable from the development system to any other client. Therefore we need to use export and import method for that purpose. This is same with LSMW as well (Please refer this link to read on that)

Let’s see how we can import and export a query from one client to the other.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Invoice creation batch job setup in SAP

Most of the business organizations would like to create their customer invoices in a batch job (Background job). This batch job can be setup in a way that it executes in a pre-defined frequency (eg: Once a day at night) and pick all documents that are due for billing. Such billing due documents can be comprise of;

  • Sales orders in case of the third party orders for order related billing
  • Credit / Debit memo requests which does not have “Billing block” for order related billing
  • Post goods issues deliveries in case of delivery related billing
We can execute the as billing due list in SAP via transaction VF04. 
Today let’s look at how we can setup this transaction as a background job and key differences in this billing batch job against any other. 
Please click here to read more about background job setup in SAP.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How to determine different number ranges for billing documents based on the sales organization


Document numbers for billing documents in SAP are triggered via the number range assigned to billing type in the IMG path: SPRO -> Sales and Distribution / Billing / Billing Documents / Define Billing Types.

This number range (Eg: "19") is defined under the IMG path: SPRO -> SPRO -> Sales and Distribution / Billing / Billing Documents / Define Number Ranges for Billing Documents
But if you want to determine a different number range other than that is assigned to the billing type, you can do a user exit coding for that. This document will explain how you can do a user exit coding to achieve that. 
If you want to know how you can determine a different number range for sales orders based on the sales organization, please click here.
If you want to know how you can determine a different number range for delivery documents based on the shipping point, please click here.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

IDoc Processing

IDoc (Intermediate Document) is a standard SAP document format which enables the connection of various systems. It’s a very common mechanism that’s used in today’s SAP world to transmit data from one source to the other. Therefore it’s always added advantage to know how IDoc’s can be handled and common transactions that is used in SAP for IDoc processing. 

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