Configuration Guide to Payment Process in SAP MM

SAP provides an automatic option for the payment program that consists on the payment request and its handling towards the conversion to a payment document. This payment program allows the companies to create documents to vendors, customers, and even G/L accounts, as well as to generate other documents that may be used to exchange with other systems, such as a bank’s system.

This option consists on creating payments based on requests instead of open items. Payment requests are blocked so that users can filter and select which of them will go on through the payment process.

At the end of this procedure, users will be able to manage payment block indicators, define clearing accounts per bank and payment methods, establish differences in dates that may occur between payment requests, payment creation and value date in house banks all based on factory calendars.

  • Define global settings [F8BG]
  • Define number ranges for payment requests [F8BM]
  • Define payment blocking indicators for accounting documents [S_ALR_87001743]
  • Define clearing accounts for receiving bank for acct. transfer [S_ALR_87001755]
  • Define ALE compatible payment methods [S_ALR_87001834]
  • Define bank clearing account determination [S_ALR_87001860]
  • Define diff. in days between value date of house/partner bank [S_ALR_87001895]
  • Define factory calendar per currency [S_ALR_87001909]
  • Define number of days between payment run date and value date at house bank [S ALR 87099738]
  • Define clearing accounts for cross-count bank account transfers [S_PLO_09000090]

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SAP S/4 HANA: Self Service Procurement Guide

S/4 HANA has introduced Self-Service Procurement as a way to make purchasing easier for casual users and give employees the ability to purchase the products and services they need. The procurement function offers an intuitive shopping cart interface and user-friendly online catalog, allowing users to easily purchase goods and services. Additionally, it can automate and control the purchasing process, helping procurement organizations enforce purchasing strategies and contract compliance, and streamline the purchasing process. Users can also access supplier-managed product information, including specifications, configurable items, and pricing, to quickly identify the right products and services. SAP provides direct access to procurement catalogs through the purchase requisition. These catalogs, managed by catalog administrators, assist end users in making purchasing decisions using preferred and contracted suppliers. Self-service procurement enables users to search and compare options to find the right products and services using existing catalog management tools.

Following topics are covered in this Self Service Procurement cookbook document;

  • Changes identified with respect to SAP Business Suite (IE ECC, SCM, APO etc)
  • Key business benefits for S4 HANA 1610 – Use cases, Cost Case etc
  • Migration to S4 HANA 1610
  • Process Independent Implementation (Configuration) Steps for Self-Service Procurement
  • Indirect procurement using self service requisitioning from material master

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Release Procedure in SAP: Configuration Guide

In SAP, the release procedure is an electronic document approval process for purchase requisition and external purchase documents. It involves checking the correctness of data and providing authorization to purchase. Before SAP implementation, handwritten approvals are required from all necessary authorities, which is time-consuming. The release procedure is used to eliminate this inefficiency.
This document describes 3 steps required to configure release procecedure in SAP;

  • Release Procedure with/without classification (comparison)
  • Step 1: Create Characteristic [CT04]
  • Step 2: Define Class (Assign All Characteristics to One Class) [CL02]
  • Step 3: Define Release Group, Release Code, Release Indicator and Release Strategy

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SAP S4/HANA MM Configuration Guide [149 Pages PDF]

This SAP S4/HANA MM configuration guide provides end-to-end implementation steps for configuring Materials Management module for a steel sheet tools & components manufacturing company. The document covers the necessary documentation and methodology used in SAP implementation projects. Upon completion of guide, you will be able to identify and analyze the business requirements of steel manufacturing company for the Procurement to Payment process cycle, and configure the SAP MM module accordingly.

  • Enterprise Structure Definition
  • Enterprise Structure Assignments
  • General Logistics Configurations
  • Materials Management – Configuring Purchasing
  • Materials Management – Configuring External Services Management
  • Materials Management – Configuring Inventory Management & Physical Inventory
  • Business Partner Customization
  • Material Master Field Length
  • Business Rule Framework Plus for PO Output Determination
  • Business function activation
  • Subcontracting Configuration
  • Version Management in PO
  • Material Ledger Configuration

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Enterprise Structure in SAP MM: Brief Overview Presentation

In SAP all modules have their own enterprise structure. Enterprise structure in SAP MM is defined during implementation phases (Business Blueprint Documentation phase) and it helps in building a hierarchy and structure to streamline the business processes. It requires thorough analysis of how an organization currently runs and how the business wants to run the company after implementation of SAP.
In this presentation, following list of SAP MM organizational units are covered:

  • Company Code
  • Plant
  • Storage Location
  • Purchasing Organization
  • Purchasing Groups

This presentation can be used as reference for your Business Blueprint (BBP) during your SAP MM Project Implementation activities.

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