Accounts Payable Process in SAP S/4HANA (344 Pages PDF)

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform transactions of common accounts payable process in SAP S/4HANA Finance (FI-AP). It is intended for users who are new to SAP or who need a refresher on the accounts payable process.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • How to create and process vendor invoices
  • How to create and process vendor credit memos
  • How to make vendor payments
  • How to manage down payments
  • How to track accounts payable balances
  • How to generate accounts payable reports

The guide is organized by topic, and each topic includes step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and explanations of the key concepts. The guide also includes a glossary of terms and a list of references.

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ABAP on HANA: General Overview Presentation

ABAP ON HANA, a document created by a leading consulting company, provides an overview of the shift to HANA paradigm, advanced OPEN SQL, ABAP CDS Views, and AMDP methods. Here are the key points covered in the document:

  1. ABAP Shift to HANA Paradigm: The document explains the shift from ABAP to SAP ABAP on HANA, emphasizing the need to push down data intense computations and calculations to the HANA DB layer and avoid bringing all the data to the ABAP layer.
  2. Advanced OPEN SQL: The document discusses the advantages of using Open SQL for code push down, the differences between Open SQL and Native SQL, and the advanced features of Open SQL. It also provides examples of various SQL operations such as INNER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN, RIGHT OUTER JOIN, FULL OUTER JOIN, UNION, UNION ALL, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT.
  3. ABAP CDS Views: The document introduces Core Data Services (CDS) as a building block for timeless software. It discusses the advantages of CDS views over ABAP views, the use of annotations in CDS views, and provides examples of CDS views. It also discusses the use of parameters in CDS views and how to consume CDS views in ABAP programs.
  4. AMDP Methods: The document explains ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP), their design, advantages, features, and prerequisites. It also provides an example of AMDP implementation and discusses AMDP call scenarios.

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SAP PP-PI: Basic Overview Guide

This document is a detailed guide that provides a basic understanding of the Production Planning for Process Industries (PP-PI) in SAP, primarily designed for batch-oriented process manufacturing in industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and batch-oriented electronics.

The document explains the concept of PP-PI, which supports integrated planning of production, waste disposal, and transport activities within a plant. It also facilitates the integration of plants within the company, both vertically through an information flow and horizontally through the coordination of planning between production plants, recycling and waste disposal facilities, and production laboratories.

The guide then delves into a full-cycle scenario of SAP PP-PI, providing practical examples of creating material masters, bills of material, resources, master recipes, production versions, material allocation, standard costing, planned independent requirements, and running MRP. It also explains the process of updating stocks of raw materials, converting planned orders to process orders, checking material availability, releasing orders, issuing goods, confirming orders, receiving goods, calculating variances, doing settlements, and completing TECO.

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Batch Management in SAP: Basic Overview Guide

This document provides a simple overview of batch management within the context of material production and stock management in SAP.

A batch is defined as a subset of the total quantity of a material held in stock, representing a homogeneous unit with unique specifications. Batch Management indicator can be set manually or automatically in the material master record, and it is maintained at different levels – plant, material, and client.

The document highlights the reasons for implementing batch management, such as traceability in case of complaints and recall issues, search via expiration date, ISO certification, and the management of batch characteristics to determine which batch fits a specific requirement.

The guide also provides practical examples of creating weekly requirements, running MRP against those requirements, converting purchase requisitions to purchase orders for raw materials, and creating batch numbers during goods receipt. It further discusses the process of issuing multiple batches to a single production order, a process known as batch splitting.

Finally, the document explains how to use MB56 transaction code to trace the usage of a particular batch of raw material, providing a valuable tool for quality control and customer complaint handling.

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SAP S/4HANA PP Baseline Configuration Guide

Starting with a one page description to the terms of SAP Configuration, SAP Implementation Methodology, and SAP Landscape, this document then provides the 8 steps of baseline configuration of SAP S/4HANA Production Planning (PP) module.

The configuration steps covered in this guide are as follows:

  1. Factory Calendar: This involves creating company-specific dates such as alternate working Saturdays and holidays. The calendar ID can be used in the work center master data for calculating capacities.
  2. Shift and Shift Sequences: This step involves defining the timings for each shift and the sequence of each shift. The grouping created here can be used in the Capacities tab in the work center.
  3. Person Responsible: This refers to the person or group of people responsible for maintaining the master data in certain work centers. This key will now be available to select in the work center.
  4. Capacity Planner Group: This is a person or group of people responsible for planning certain capacities. This key will now be available to select in the capacities tab in the work center.
  5. Work Center Parameter: These are used in formulas for capacity planning, scheduling, costing, PRT management, and determining standard values using CAPP.
  6. Work Center Formula: This involves creating new formulas based on parameters defined in the previous step. The formula is used for capacity planning, scheduling, costing, etc.
  7. Standard Value Key: This key determines the meaning of the six standard values in the operation. It is used in formulas for the calculation of execution time, capacity requirements, and costs.
  8. Control Key: This specifies how an operation or a sub-operation is processed in functions such as orders, costing, or capacity planning. The control key specifies how the business functions you want to carry out with an operation and how the SAP System processes an operation.

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SAP GATP Overview Training Presentation (174 Pages PDF)

GATP in SAP stands for Global Available-to-Promise, a functionality in SAP that helps to check the availability of products or resources for customer orders. GATP is part of the SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) module and integrates with other modules such as SD (Sales and Distribution) and PP (Production Planning).

This training pdf document covers four main topics related to GATP: Basic ATP (Available to Promise) Check, Transportation and Shipment Scheduling, Rules Based Availability Check, and Backorder Processing. Each topic is explained with detailed steps and screenshots.

  1. Basic ATP Check: This section explains how an ATP check verifies that a requested product can be provided by the company in the requested quantity and on the requested date. It provides step-by-step instructions for creating a sales order and reviewing the availability and order confirmation situation.
  2. Transportation and Shipment Scheduling: This topic covers how activities are backward scheduled based on the requested delivery date. It provides examples of different cases, such as when the Material Availability Date (MAD) is in the past.
  3. Rules Based Availability Check: This section explains how to create sales orders and review proposals created for various substitute locations. It also covers location substitution, including drop shipment and non-drop shipment.
  4. Backorder Processing: This topic provides instructions for opening the batch backorder processing screen and filling in relevant fields for generating a backorder processing run. It also explains how backorder processing helps in robbing confirmation from lower priority sales orders to satisfy higher priority sales orders.

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MRP in SAP: Differences Between ECC and S/4HANA

In this document, the author compares the differences between SAP ECC and S/4HANA in terms of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP). Here’s a summary of the key points from the document:

  1. MRP Run: S/4HANA uses MRP Live, which offers improved performance and shorter planning cycles. It also supports more detailed planning scopes and allows for more frequent planning runs, providing more up-to-date supply and demand information.
  2. Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP): This feature is not available in ECC. DDMRP is a pull methodology to plan inventories and materials based on current demand, offering a new way of managing the supply chain.
  3. Predictive Material & Resource Planning (pMRP): This feature is not available in ECC. pMRP in S/4HANA helps identify potential capacity issues and evaluate possible solutions based on a simplified requirements plan.
  4. Production Version Selection: In ECC, there are multiple selection methods available. However, S/4HANA considers the production version with the latest “valid from date”, irrespective of the selection method and lot size.
  5. Batch Management: The transaction codes for batch management have changed in S/4HANA.
  6. Advanced Planning: In ECC, advanced planning requires a separate system and data transfer. In S/4HANA, advanced planning is part of the system, eliminating the need for a separate system and data transfer.
  7. Production Scheduling Board: This feature is not available in ECC. In S/4HANA, the Production Scheduling Board allows for detailed planning of resource schedules and order dates and times.
  8. Material Scrap and Operation Scrap: S/4HANA offers analytical apps that compare actual scrap figures with expected scrap, allowing for feedback loops for updating expected scrap percentages.
  9. Planning File Table: The original planning files in ECC no longer exist in S/4HANA. They have been replaced by the new planning file PPH_DBVM.
  10. FIORI Application Type: S/4HANA offers new FIORI applications for transactional tasks, analytical overviews for KPI analysis, and factsheets for viewing essential information about an object.

The document also provides detailed comparisons of various other features and functionalities, including DDMRP, pMRP, selection methods for production versions, production version status, mass processing, and more. It also highlights the new processes and changes in transaction codes in S/4HANA.

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