Simplification of Vendor Master Data in SAP S/4HANA

This document discusses the simplification of vendor master data in SAP S/4HANA through the use of business partners. (Simplification list in SAP is a document that describes the changes and adaptations that are required for the transition from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA). It outlines how supplier master data is structured in S/4HANA using business partner roles to represent general, accounting, and purchasing data views.

This document covers following topics:

  • Supplier Master Data in S/4HANA – Discusses how supplier data is structured using business partner roles in S/4HANA
  • Vendor Account Groups – Covers how vendors are categorized into groups in S/4HANA
  • Supplier Number Range – Outlines configuration of number ranges for suppliers in S/4HANA
  • Creating Supplier Master Data – Explains how suppliers are created using transaction BP in S/4HANA
  • Maintaining the Supplier Record – Discusses maintenance of suppliers in S/4HANA using BP transaction
  • Un-simplifying the Supplier Record – Explains creating a custom BP role to store purchasing and accounting data together
  • One-Time Vendor – Covers use of one-time vendors in S/4HANA
  • Vendor Subrange – Notes that vendor subranges are still available in S/4HANA
  • Tables – Lists the key vendor tables still present in S/4HANA
  • Migration – Details considerations for migrating vendor data from SAP Business Suite to S/4HANA

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