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Variant Configuration for Beginners in SAP: A Comprehensive Guide

This guide explains the steps required for Variant Configuration in SAP in depth detail. You will find well documented descriptions and screenshots for creating configurable material. Highlights from the book is as follows:

  • Characteristics
  • Class
  • Material Master
  • Super BOM
  • Super Routing
  • Configuration Profile
  • Object Dependency
  • Scenario Testing
  • Variant Price

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Business Blueprint Sample: As-Is Process Mapped to SAP To-Be Process

The purpose of Business Blueprint document is to prepare to move forward with the implementation of any company SAP system. The Business Blueprint and its associated appendices present a summarized perspective of all functional business processes that will be implemented.

The body of this sample blueprint document describes the organizational elements, Master Data, Business Process, Configuration data and Developments of Financials (FI), Controlling (CO), Sales and Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) with AS-IS (Current Business Process) and TO-BE (Proposed SAP standard Business Process) structure.

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SAP MM Inventory Management User Manual to Goods Movements

This document contains explanations, tips & tricks, step-by-step guides with menu paths & transaction codes & screenshots & field definitions for the processes around inventory management including goods receipt, reservations, transfer postings, goods issue, physical inventory. You can find the major content listed below;

Goods Receipt:

  • Goods Receipt against /Outbound Delivery (Movement Type 101), /PO-Direct Consumption(Movement Type 101), /PO-Non-Valuated Materials, /PO-Project Stock, /PO-towards direct Capital, /PO-towards Project Stock Capital, /PO-towards Subcontracting & Repair, /PO-with Account Assignment
  • Return delivery to Vendor against Rejection
  • Print Out Goods Receipt

Reservation:

  • Create Reservation for Revenue Consumption
  • Create Reservation for Transfer posting Mvt-913
  • Create Reservation for Transfer posting Mvt-915
  • Change Reservations
  • Display Reservations

Transfer Posting

  • One-Step Transfer posting between Stocs
  • Transfer Posting Between Two Project Stocks
  • Transfer Posting from Project to Revenue Stock
  • Transfer Posting Between Revenue to Project Stocks
  • Two-Step Stock Transfer between Stocks
  • Transfer Posting of Input Material for Subcontracting Vendor End Mvt-541

Goods Issue

  • Goods Issue to Project from Project Stock
  • Return Partial Quantity against reservation
  • Reversal of Project Stocks to Project
  • Goods Issue for Own Consumption

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How to Automate Period Opening for FI, CO & MM in SAP ?

In this document, you will find required procedures to automate period opening & closing for FI, CO & MM
periods in SAP. By doing this so, you will be able to eliminate the risk arising out of manual intervention involved for period opening.

  • Automate Period Opening/Closing for Material Management [MMPV]
  • Automate Period Opening/Closing for Financial Accounting [OB52]
  • Automate Period Opening/Closing for Controlling [OKP1]

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SAP MM User Manual: Purchasing

Find below link to a very comprehensive Purchasing manual for most commonly used proccesses in SAP MM. Content of this step-by-step guide is as following;

  • Purchase requisition: Create Purchase Requisition for Account Assignment, Asset, Non Valuated materials, Stock materials [ME51N], Change Purchase Requisition [ME52N], Display Purchase Requisition [ME53N], Assign source of supply to requisitions [ME56]
  • Request for Quotation: Create Quotation [ME41], Maintain Quotation [ME47], Display Quotation [ME48], RFQ Comparison [ME49], Message Output RFQ [ME9A]
  • Contract/APO: Create Contract with reference to PR [ME31K], Create Contract with reference to RFQ [ME31K], Change Contract [ME32K], Display Contract [ME33K]
  • Purchase Order/Release Order: Create Purchase Order for Account Assignment Asset, Non Valuated materials, Stock materials, Subcontracting & Repair [ME21N], Change Purchase Order [ME22N], Display Purchase Order [ME23N]

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Step by Step Manual to Purchase Requisition in SAP

Purchase requisitions are SAP-internal documents created in requirements planning to request the purchasing department to procure a particular quantity of a material or service for a particular date.

The purchase requisition can be created either manually by the department in charge or automatically by material requirements planning (MRP). The SAP system transfers data from the material master to the purchase requisition when creating a purchase requisition. The purchasing department converts the purchase requisition in either a request for quotation (RFQ) or a purchase order.

This document provides step-by-step documentation with screenshots & descriptions to Purchase Requisition process in SAP:

  • Purchase Requisitions – Customizing your Desktop Settings
  • Creating A Purchase Requisition Use Transaction ME51N
  • Searching for “des vendor” in Item Overview portion of screen
  • Finding Vendor Address
  • Ordering for grant or project accounts
  • Creating purchase requisitions with more than 1 line item
  • Saving Your Purchase Requisition
  • Using Document Overview (Transaction ME53N)
  • Ensuring Correct Settings to Use Document Overview
  • Adding Additional Data Fields To Your Document Overview
  • Duplicating A Purchase Requisition
  • Checking the Status of a Purchase Requisition using Document Overview
  • To View History of All Your Purchase Requisitions
  • Viewing Purchase Order History for Specific Cost Center or WBS Element

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