SAP Global Trade Management (GTM) – Trading Execution Workbentch (TEW)
Okay, here is the 2nd GTM component/functionality which is called Trading Execution Workbentch (TEW).
As I described in my last blog, we have a new logistics document in GTM called Trading Contract (T/C). This is a portal document to start a trading scenario.
After creating a sales order (S/O) and purchase orders (P/O) from T/C, we recommend a GTM user to use TEW which is a workbentch transaction to manage logistics execution.
What does logistics execution means?
The logistics execution means Goods Receipt (G/R), Inbound/Outbound Delivery, Billing and Logistics Invoice Verification in SAP. So let’s say goods movement, A/R and A/P processings are related to this in real business.
As you know, SAP created separate transactions/documents for each execution steps respectively and user go to ‘MIGO, ‘VL01N’, ‘VF01’ and ‘MIRO’ to process.
This might be okay in traditional business, but in trading business it is not.
Because an user (trader) actually does not crassify sales and purchasing. Trading is a chain process from purchasing a product and selling it and has to be streamlined.
If you were a an user (trader), do you remember each transaction code and process the documents? Of course not.
You really need one screen to finish everything you need to do, right?
Yes, that is why we developed TEW.
it is a smple screen, there are a few attribution fields and they all can be customized by customer regarding their business terms.
Once an user enter basic parameters, TEW try to search a target document to process , selecting target document(s) and pressing ‘Execute’ button.