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Beginner’s Guide to Daily SAP Purchasing Processes for Reference

This document contains step-by-step self notes with detailed screenshots to SAP Purchasing related daily processes. You can see the list of covered content below:

  • Assign and Process Purchase Requisitions [ME57]
  • View Purchase Orders (ME23N & ME22N) [ME23N]
  • Printing a Purchase Order [ME23N]
  • Open PO Report [ME2L]
  • MRP Rescheduling
  • Finding POs by Part Numbers [ME2M]
  • Locating Vendor Information [XK03]
  • Finding Spend by Supplier [ME2L]
  • Interplant Shipments (MD04) []
  • Blocked Invoices [MRBR] & [FBL1N]
  • Changing Purchase Groups [MD04]
  • Faxing a SAP PO [ME22N]
  • Obsolete Materials [MD04]
  • Changing Lead times [ME32K]
  • Safety Lead Time [MM02] ( MRP2 Tab)
  • No Source List [ME57]
  • Outside Processes – an Example of a process
  • NCMR Process [QM03]
  • Managing Low Value Inventories (Process)
  • MRP and ROP

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SAP MM Material Valuation Basics: Everything You Want to Know

Demonstrating a connection between Materials Management (MM) and Financial Accounting (FI), the
Material Valuation determines and maintains the stock value of a material in SAP.

This document gives an overview of the determination of valuation levels for materials using the valuation area, and the two possible procedures for material valuation. See the content below:

  • The significance of the valuation area
  • The function of the valuation class
  • Material valuation with the moving average price
  • Material valuation with the standard price

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Step by Step Guide to Sending Purchase Order Via Email & Fax in SAP

This documents explains the required steps with screenshots for sending purchase order as an “External Send” in SAP. You will find following instructions in this tutorial;

  • Ordering via the Gateway – [ME21]
  • Attaching Documents
  • Refaxing Orders
  • Transmissions Logs [SOSB]

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A Reference Study Material on Purchasing Process in SAP

After reading this step-by-step SAP Purchasing Process manual, users will understand the steps in the purchasing process and will learn how to perform each one of them, from creating a requisition to the final step of closing it. See contents below:

Creating and Maintaining Requisitions: learn how to use ME51, ME52, ME52N, and ME53 to create, display and maintain purchase requisitions in SAP
Goods Receipting in SAP: learn how to use MIGO in SAP to goods receipt all orders they have received
Reviewing Purchase Orders: learn how to use ME23N to review information on their Purchase Orders
Purchasing Reports: Participants will learn how to use various purchasing reports to pull important information on their documents
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SAP MM Inventory Management Sim Video Tutorials Package

Similar to Purchasing Video Tutorials I shared before, in this post you will find step-by-step guides for the commonly used Inventory Management related processes in SAP. You can see some of them below;

  • Create / Change / Display Reservation [MB21], [MB22], [MB23]
  • Goods Receipt Reference to Purchase Order [MIGO]
  • Goods Receipt into GR Blocked Stock [MIGO]
  • Goods Release from Blocked Stock [MIGO]
  • Return Delivery from Blocked Stock [MIGO]
  • Goods Issue Reference to Reservation [MIGO_GI]
  • Transfer Posting Plant-to-Plant [MIGO_TR]
  • Cancellation of Material Document [MIGO_TR]
  • Create Physical Inventory  Document [MI01]
  • Activate Posting Block [MI02]

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User Guide to Purchase Requisition Management in SAP MM

Purchase requisition in SAP is a document which is created by purchase department prior to the purchase process.
After completing this material, you will be able to:

  • Use transaction ME51N, ME52N and ME53N for purchase requisitions
  • Create a purchase requisition without a material
  • Create a purchase requisition with a material
  • Create a purchase requisition for a service

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SAP MM Purchasing Sim Video Tutorials Package

In this post, you will find link to step-by-step interactive video tutorials for the most common SAP MM Purchasing processes which some are listed below:

  • Create Request for Quotation
  • Create Purchase Requisition
  • Individual Release of Purchase Requisition
  • Collective Release of Purchase Requisition
  • Create Purchase Order without Reference
  • Create Purchase Order with reference to Quotation
  • Create Purchase Order with reference to Purchase Order
  • Individual & Collective Approval of Purchase Order
  • List Purchase Order Reports by Purchase Order / Vendor / Material / Cost Center
  • Create Contract with/out reference to Purchase Requisition
  • List Contract Reports per Material / Vendor

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