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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Release Strategy for Sales Orders - Status Profile

Just like release strategy in Purchase orders (Click here to view it), if business wants to have a release strategy for sales orders, SAP Status Profile Management is the best solution we can suggest.
Status Profile consists of several individual statuses, which can be changed in specific order, each status can be linked to a particular authorization group, and also it can influence corresponding business transaction. With this functionality we can restrict access to the document if it is in specific Status.

A classic example can be explained as follows,

The most common functionality we use to block creating deliveries or billing documents is the delivery block / billing block in the sales order line item level. The main disadvantage of this is, all users who has VA02 access can remove this block at any stage.
But if the business wants only an authorized person to change the delivery block / billing block, we cannot do it. (Unless you remove access to VA02 from all merchandisers, which is not practical)
To serve the above requirement, we can user status profiles in SAP.

Happy reading!!

Please feel free to post your suggestions, feedback and comments!


  1. Hi Anupa,

    Make ur document Public so that it can be viewed


  2. Hi,

    You can always view this document by using the "Full Screen" option.

    Best regards,

  3. If I assign the status profile only to an item category, can it influence the order header. For example if I want to block an order based on an item category?

  4. Hi Anupa,

    Thanks for your describe.
    But I need release configuration like purchase order(ME28).
    The sales order should release by our top management.
    Without release it can not be make any deliver by user.
    Please advice me.

    top management will not go to VA02 and change the status, right.
    they will select the sales order and release it.

    Please advice.


    1. Sorry, status profile is the only solution that's available for sales orders

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  6. Hi,
    I have long time trying to use status profile to release the sales order to production department, means the transfer of requirement should not be done until the sales order released by authorized person, but every time I do it I found transfer of requirement done once the sales order saved, need your input if you can help me in this scenario.