SAP SD Tutorials
Partners are individuals or entities associated with a transaction. For example, a sales order could contain the payer, bill-to,ship-to,sold-to, sales representative etc. These are all considered partners. Partner determination involves determining the different partners associated with the transaction automatically for the user who is entering the order.
When subsequent documents are created from previous documents ( For example a delivery document from a sales document ), there is a lot of information that is copied over – Like the customer data, material data, quantities, dates, texts etc. This is controlled in copy control.
This article lists the most commonly used transaction codes and database tables used in SAP SD.
Texts are little pieces of information in textual format that is either stored in the master data and flows down into transactional data or entered manually in transaction data for use in the same document or the subsequent documents.
A condition table comprises of a sub-set of fields from the field catalog. Sometimes the standard fields provided by SAP are not sufficient. This article describes how to add new fields to a Condition Table.
Customer Master is the most important master data in SD ( Apart from Material Master and a little bit of Vendor Master ). There is quite a lot of customization that can be done on the Customer master mostly centered around the fields. This article describes the field groups and how they are associated with Customer master customization
This article is very closely associated with the Copy Controls article, but expands on the different possible document flows, what is possible and what is not, how to view document flow in a transaction and the corresponding configuration.
Enterprise structure forms the core of any functional module in SAP and just as expected, SAP SD’s enterprise structure is pretty extensive. This article describes all the enterprise structure organizational units that are necessary for configuring SAP SD.
Pricing is one of the core strengths of SAP. Although its quite a complicated concept to somebody who is new to SAP, this article tries to demystify SAP SD Pricing and explores just the bare essentials of SAP Pricing with lucid examples.
This article deals with the basics of SAP’s Credit management, the different types of credit management provided by SAP and how to configure the same.
Condition technique is a very important SAP technique that is used pretty extensively across SAP logistics module ( specifically SD ) and it is very important to understand Pricing
This article lists the most used transaction codes and database tables in SAP SD.
This article describes how to configure different sales document types in SAP SD. For example, Quotation, Contract, Orders etc. We will go through the most important controls behind the sales document type and explain each in detail.
Customer Material Info Record ( or CMIR for short ) refers to Customer specific information like the material name, delivering plant, material usage etc that can be set in the system to directly map this information to company’s information.
Number range is used to identify the interval of numbers ( either auto generated or manual ) within which the system has to generate the document number. This concept is used in Sales document, delivery documents and billing documents. This concept is used in every module as well.
This article gives you a sample resume of one of our consultant who has worked in SAP SD for 10 years in the US. The names of the clients and the name of the consultant has been removed for security reasons. This resume is only intended for guidance and cannot be exactly replicated by you.
Incompletion Procedure involves configuring the system to identify which of the fields in a transaction are missing in order to make the transaction complete. This is a very useful tool to ensure that the order entry personnel have filled in all the essential fields to complete the transaction ( Order, Quotation, Contract etc )
Status profile is used to assign different custom defined statuses to sales documents. Each status can be used to identify which stage of the business the document is in. Although SAP has pre-defined some statuses that are necessary to run the business cycle ( Like Delivered, Invoiced, PGIed etc ), we can define any number of custom statuses that are more useful for the business ( Like Installation complete, Registration Complete etc )
There are 3 basic types of blocks on a customer. Sales Block, Delivery Block and a Billing Block. These are different kinds of blocks and each of them can be configured different. This article deals with how these block are configured, why they are used and their effect on transactions.
Condition technique is very ubiquitous in SAP SD and it uses Condition Tables a lot. These number start from 000 through 999. In certain situations, some reports require you to identify in which database tables they are stored. This short article describes the same.
Material Listing and Exclusion is used in SAP to either restrict the customer’s ordering choices to a set of materials or restrict the Customers ordering choices from a set of materials. The configuration for the same uses condition technique.
Schedule Line Category controls the creation of schedule lines and how they behave. This includes key logistic decisions like movement types to be used, if the item is relevant for delivery or not, if availability check if performed or not, if requirements are transferred to MRP or not etc. This article deals with the basic configuration and describes the different options available and the effect of the same on Logistics.
Item Categories are used to control the behaviour of the line item. in a sales transaction. For example, the standard item category determines that the line item is relevant for delivery,relevant for credit, does not use a status profile, that schedule lines are allowed etc. There are many more controls behind an item category and this article explores the major controls.
Contracts are legal documents the essence of which is an agreement between the customer and vendor for buying specific quantities/value of goods/services between a specific period of time. This articles explains the concept of contract documents in SAP and the configuration behind them.