SAP Business Partner: Key Concepts, Configuration and End User Guide

Business Partner (BP) is a key concept in SAP S/4HANA that simplifies the master data management for customers and suppliers. BP allows you to create a single entity that represents both a customer and a supplier, and to assign multiple roles and relationships to it. BP also enables you to store general data that is shared by all roles, and specific data that is relevant for each role. BP offers many advantages over the classical transactions for customer and supplier master data, such as:

  • Data harmonization and consolidation
  • Data reuse and integrity
  • Multiple addresses and account groups
  • Time dependency and history

In this document, following topics are covered:

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SD (OTC) Configuration Guide in SAP S/4HANA

Prepared by a leading consulting company, in this presentation document you will find instructions for basic configuration tasks performed in SD Order-to-Cash (OTC or O2C) of S/4HANA platform. Each configuration step is equipped with an intro description and step-by-step configuration activities with screenshots for the following topics;

  • Set up Partner Determination for various Partner Objects like Customer Master, Delivery, Shipment etc)
  • Revenue Account Determination
  • Scheduling Activities for Delivery & Transportation
  • Output Determination through SAP Condition Technique (Including Output Management with BRF+ Configuration)
  • Text Determination
  • Configuring Incompletion Procedure
  • Configuring Dynamic Product proposal
  • Material Determination
    • Defining Condition Tables, Access Sequence, Condition Type and Maintaining Determination Procedure
    • Assigning Determination Procedure to sales document types
    • Defining Substitution Reasons and Strategies
  • Listing & Exclusion using Condition Technique
  • Free Goods Determination Procedure
  • Configuration Steps to Bonus Buy Determination
  • Cross Selling Determination Procedure

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End Users Guide to SD Pricing Condition in SAP S/4HANA

A pricing condition is a key element of the pricing functionality in SAP S/4HANA Sales and Distribution (SD) module. It defines the type, amount, and calculation logic of a price component, such as a discount, surcharge, tax, or freight. Pricing conditions are stored in condition records that are assigned to condition types. This document covers covers pricing condition maintenance as well as and shipment cost conditions in SAP S4/HANA SD.

  • Pricing Condition Overview
    • Pricing Condition Process Flow Chart in SAP
    • Step by Step Instructions to Create/Change/Display Pricing Condition Transaction Codes [VK11, VK12, VK13, VK14 and V/LD]
  • Shipment Cost Condition Process Overview
    • Shipment Cost Condition Process Flow Chart in SAP
    • Step by Step Instructions to Create/Change/Display Shipment Cost Condition Transaction Codes [TK11, TK12 and TK13]

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End Users Guide to Delivery and Shipment Process in SAP S/4HANA SD

The delivery and shipment process in SAP S/4HANA SD is a key component of the Order Fulfillment cycle. It involves creating and processing delivery documents, picking and packing goods, posting goods issue, and generating shipment documents. This document focuses on concept and procedural steps of delivery and shipment process in SAP S4/HANA.

  • Delivery Process Overview
    • Delivery Process Flow Chart in SAP
    • Step by Step Instructions to Create/Change/Display Delivery Transaction Codes [VL01N, VL01A, VL01C, VL02N, VL03N, VL09, VL06O]
  • Shipment & Shipment Cost Process Overview
    • Shipment Process Flow Chart in SAP
    • Step by Step Instructions to Create/Change/Display Shipment Transaction Codes [VT01N, VT02N, VT03N, VI01, VI02, VI03]

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Packing (Handling Unit Management) Process in SAP: Introductory Presentation

Packing is a process of grouping materials or products into containers or units for easier handling, transportation and storage. In SAP, packing is integrated with various modules such as sales and distribution, warehouse management and production. Handling Unit Management (HUM) is a functionality in SAP that allows users to manage the packing process more efficiently and flexibly.

HUM enables users to create, change and monitor handling units (HUs), which are logical or physical representations of packing materials and the goods contained in them. HUs can have unique identification numbers (HUIDs) that can be scanned using barcodes or RFID tags. HUs can also have hierarchical structures, meaning that one HU can contain one or more sub-HUs.

In this presentation business process of packing or Handling Unit Management in SAP is described.

Packing (Handling Unit Management) in SAP
Packing (Handling Unit Management) in SAP
  • Benefit of Packaging
  • Management of Packaging Materials
  • Scenarios of Packaging Materials
  • Post Goods Issue

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5 Steps Configuration Guide to Product Allocation in SAP S/4 HANA

SAP S4HANA has built a product allocation mechanism process for manufacturers to keep an accurate record of product availability and planning as per end customer requirements. Product allocation is a function provided for carrying out control options intended to help an extensive organization avoid critical requirement and procurement situations. In simple words, product allocations represent an ordered allocation of production for certain periods. Product allocations can be created according to various criteria such as customer-wise or region-wise. Product allocation allows you to set buying limits on customers or groups of customers, which is sometimes required by companies that have new releases in high demand in the market. The goal is usually to allow for proportional supply across different regions, thus enabling a broad but solid market presence and high customer satisfaction regardless of region.
Following configuration steps are covered in this guide with screenshots;

  • Step 1: Activate Product Allocation
  • Step 2: Configure Product Allocation Object
  • Step 3: Manage Product Allocation Planning Data
  • Step 4: Manage Product Allocation Sequence
  • Step 5: Assign Product to Product Allocation

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SAP S/4HANA Third Party Sales Process Configuration Guide

In SAP, the third party process is a procurement process in which a company does not keep the products in stock but instead relies on a third-party supplier to deliver the products directly to the customer. The third-party vendor provides the goods and services to the customer, and the company acts as an intermediary, passing on the order and payment information to the vendor. The company then receives payment from the customer and pays the third-party supplier. In SAP, the third-party process can be managed using the standard purchasing and sales processes with some additional settings to accommodate the third-party vendor. The process includes creating a purchase order for the third-party vendor, creating a sales order for the customer, and creating a billing document to issue an invoice to the customer.
Following configuration and end user steps are covered in this guide with screenshots:

  • Definition and Determination of TAS item Category in SD
  • Maintain Account Assignment in Purchasing
  • Maintain Purchasing Info Record
  • Third Party Process step by step without Shipping Notification
  • Post Goods Receipt [MIGO]
  • Invoice Verification [MIRO]
  • Billing [VF01]

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