MRP vs Consumption-based Planning

MRP and Consumption-based planning are two fundamental SAP planning types that can be used to determine a product’s requirements. To avoid any confusion on the subject: I am not talking about the MRP run that is executed through MD01 and MD02. I’m talking about planning types that are set in the Material Master’s MRP1 tab. The MRP type is used in the MRP run to determine HOW procurement and/or production quantities are calculated. Read more

SAP Purchase Order Procedure

The purchase order can be used for a variety of procurement purposes. Materials can be procured externally for direct consumption or for stock. It is also possible to procure services externally. Furthermore, the special procurement types “subcontracting”; “third party” (involving triangular business deals and direct-to-customer shipments) and “consignment” are possible. Read more

Open Purchase Order Quantity

As the name suggests, Open Purchase Order Quantity is the total quantity yet to be received on a purchase order in SAP MM. Thus, if a PO purchase order was made for 100 numbers of a particular material. Let us suppose, there were two goods receipt for this purchase order say of 20 numbers and 45 numbers. Now the open purchase order quantity for this order would be 35 (100-20-45). Open purchase order quantity is nothing but the difference between the quantity ordered and quantity delivered till date. Read more

Different Planning Views

End-users can get confused about the difference between;

MD04 – Stock/requirement List and
MD05 – MRP List.

MD05 will show only the situation as it was since the last MRP run. This transaction is suitable for reviewing the MRP run. Without taking into account new stock issues or receipts MD05 is ideal for evaluating your MRP parameters. Look at the stock date, this is the date of the last MRP run. Read more

Audit Information System (AIS) SIM Files


AIS – Tutorial – Audit Information System
AIS – Audit Management (Execution)
AIS – Audit Management (Preparation)
AIS – Audit Management 1 (Question Lists)
AIS – Audit Management 2 (Audit Plans) Read more

SAP BAdI Introduction

BADIBusiness Add Ins are enhancements to the standard version of the code of SAP. They can be inserted into the SAP system to accommodate user requirements too specific to be included in the standard delivery. Customers can find the possible enhancements (BADIs) in their SAP system in the Implementation Guide (IMG) and in the component hierarchy. BADI definitions are included in the IMG so that the customer can create suitable, company-specific implementations. SAP guarantees the upward compatibility of all Business Add-In interfaces. Release upgrades do not affect enhancement calls from within the standard software nor do they affect the validity of call interfaces. Read more

Finding your SAP Transactions

If you are the kind of person who stores his frequently used SAP transactions in his memory instead of his favorites folder, you might from time to time run out of memory and experience some difficulties to remember a specific transaction code.

On the other hand, if you work with the SAP menu and spare a bit your memory, you might also have some problems from time to time to find your way back in the SAP menu to a specific transaction. Read more