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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 Case Study: Purchasing Process Training for Beginners

This SAP MM case study (for SAP ECC 6.0) explains an integrated materials management process in detail and thus fosters a thorough understanding of each process step and underlying SAP functionality.

Within a fictitious company, you will take on different roles in order to process a complete purchasing process.. e.g. purchasing agent, warehouse worker, accounting clerk. Overall, you will be working in the Materials Management (MM) and the Financial Accounting (FI) departments.
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SAP Purchasing Reports

The following is a list of common SAP Purchasing reports which you may need during reporting evaluations.

  • ME53N – Display Purchase Requisition
  • ME5A – Purchase Requisitions: List Display
  • ME5J – Purchase Requisitions for Project
  • ME5K – Requisitions by Account Assignment
  • MELB – Purch. Transactions by Tracking No.
  • ME56 – Assign Source to Purch. Requisition
  • ME57 – Assign and Process Requisitions
  • ME58 – Ordering: Assigned Requisitions
  • ME59 – Automatic Generation of POs
  • ME54 – Release Purchase Requisition
  • ME55 – Collective Release of Purchase Reqs.
  • ME47 – Maintain Quotation
  • ME49 – Price Comparison

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A Great List of SAP MM End-User Manuals

Here I’m with another End-User manual bundle for the processes of SAP Materials Management. Before you download these, i strongly suggest you to download previous end-user manuals if you missed which are Purchase Requisitioning, Purchase Requisition Approver and Invoice Verification.

In this post you will find download links for many daily used processes in

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Invoice Verification
  • Purchasing

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Customizing Steps of Purchasing Document Types

In the SAP System, the different kinds of purchasing document are distinguished from one another by means of the document type. The Document type determines the relevant number range and the fields that are offered to you for data maintenance purpose.

Document types are defined for RFQs, purchase orders, and contracts, for example. The standard SAP system includes certain document types.

The following purchasing document types can exist for the purchasing document category purchase order,for instance:

  • Standard purchase order -NB
  • Stock transport order – UB
  • Framework order – FO

This article illustrates the use and customizing steps of Purchasing Document Types -Material Management. It shows the settings in the IMG Guide and the outcome of such customize setting changes. Read more

Advanced Purchasing Guide in SAP

This quality presentation for SAP MM Purchasing guide covers following frequently used processes in detail:

  • Advanced Requisitions-ME51N
  • Purchase Requisition Status-ME53N
  • Purchase Order Information-ME23N
  • Reporting-ME5K
  • Check Information-FB03
  • Workflow-ME53N

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