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Monday, January 6, 2014

Delivery Split Logic in SAP

For certain business requirements it is required to define customer specific delivery split criteria's. This can be achieved using below method. 


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How to block materials for sales order creation

Due to various reasons it is often requested by business to discontinue certain materials for sales order creation. In such a scenario, we need to block those materials to prevent sales order creation.
This can be achieved using below fields in the material master under "Sales: Sales org 1" tab.

  • "X-distr.chain status" (Cross-distribution-chain material status) field together with the "Valid from" field -
  • "DChain-spec. status" (Distribution-chain-specific material status) field together with the "Valid from" field -

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One time customer master in SAP

A customer who only comes into a business transaction with you once is called one-time customers in SAP terminology.
Since they come only once, it is not necessary to create a master record (Customer Master) in SAP for such a customer. To reduce the database space, you can create a customer master record within the business transaction to store that data.
In order to create such a customer, you can have a template customer in SAP to determine all default values required in the customer master. This will ensure less data entry and accuracy at the real customer creation.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Define Number Range for a Material Type

When you create a new material master in SAP, it is required to have a material number. This can be either a internal number generated by SAP or an external number assigned by you manually. In order to generate such a number, you need to assign relevant number range to your material type in configuration. Based on the number range assigned to your material type, system will allow / generate the material number in SAP.
Let's see how you can create and assign a new number range to a material type.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Mass document change in SAP (IS-AFS)

Same like mass change transaction "MASS" in SAP standard (R/3), there are additional mass change transactions specifically for IS-AFS (Industry Solution - Apparel and Footwear). (Click here to see more detail about standard "MASS" transaction). 
These IS-AFS specific mass change transactions are;

  • /AFS/MDC - Mass Document Change
  • /AFS/MCC - Mass Customer Change

The main reason to introduce such AFS specific transactions is; because in IS-AFS we have AFS specific data in sales documents, such as sizes, AFS customer groups, etc. Therefore some time it is required to change certain size level data as a mass change. This is not supported in "MASS" transaction.

Let's see how we can use mass document change transaction to change AFS sales documents.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Functionality behind Pricing Date in the Sales Order

The "Pricing Date" in the sales document is used to determine correct prices (Based on condition master records with validity periods) for the sales order.
For example, let's say you adjust prices in the beginning of every year. This year you are going to create a contract for a customer which is valid from next year. Therefore the prices which should appear in the contract have to be next year prices, not this year prices. In such a scenario, "Pricing date" field plays a key role. When you create the pricing condition records in transaction VK11, you have to specify the validity periods. When determining correct prices in the sales order, the pricing date works in conjunction with these validity periods.


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shipping Point Determination in SAP

In standard SAP, the shipping point in the sales document line item shipping tab is determined based on below values.
  • Shipping condition -> From the ship to party
  • Loading group -> From the material master
  • Plant -> From the sales document line item / Delivery plant
This is configured in below IMG Path;
Logistic Execution / Shipping / Basic Shipping Functions / Shipping Point and Goods Receiving Point Determination / Assign Shipping Points

But for certain business scenario's it is requested to consider the storage location in addition to above 3 criteria. In such a situation the shipping point is determined based on the shipping condition, loading group, plant and the storage location.
Let's see how we can activate / configure this in SAP.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Size conversion in SAP (IS-AFS)

In a typical apparel and footwear industry, it is very common to have same physical size called by different scales in different countries. This is the reason we have US size, UK size, etc printed in Shoes. For example in Men's footwear UK size 9 is called as US size 10. Therefore both sizes are stated in the footwear.
In order to cater this business requirement; SAP AFS has come up with grid value conversion solution, where you can convert one grid value to a different scale based on different parameters. It is possible to define size conversion based on below criteria;

  • Customer / Vendor ID (From customer master)
  • Material conversion ID (From material master)
  • User Parameter - J31 (From SAP user Profile)
Size conversion is mainly depending on the grid characteristics of the master grid which is attached to the article master. Let's see how this can be configured in SAP AFS.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Maintain user settings for material master

It is possible to control the Industry sector, organizational levels and views (Tabs) that appear during material master creation based on the user ID. You can use below mentioned steps to configure material master views based on SAP user ID.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

How to find transaction codes for configuration nodes

Sometimes it is very important for us to know the transaction code for certain configuration nodes. For example if you have to configure lot of route determination data in SAP, you could do that easily with a LSMW, instead of doing it manually. (Click here to view more info on creating your own LSMW). But in order to create such a LSMW, you need to know the transaction code of that configuration node.
Let’s see how we can find transaction codes of configuration nodes.

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