The Simplified Price Maintenance is another Sales Order Enhancement Series: Overview that makes life a lot easier for a sales rep.
Sales reps can now effectively negotiatie prices and discounts by using the Simplified Price Maintenance features in the ERP Sales Order. With the new features you can check and maintain conditions (like customer discounts, customer price, list price, margin etc.) directly and intuitively in the main sales tab or item overview tab of the ERP Sales Order, without the need to further navigate to the complex item conditions view.
The displayed conditions and subtotals, called “Predefined Price Elements”, can be configured per order type.
And the configuration is a piece of cake. This is how it works:
1) Activate Business Function
First you need to make sure the required Business Function of the ERP Enhancement Package is activated. The Simplified Price Maintenance (using Predefined Price Elements) is part of SAP ERP Core 6.0 EhP4, contained in component SAP_APPL 604 in Business Function LOG_SD_SIMP_02. This business function must be activated in transaction SFW5 before you can customize the new features.
2) Identify Predefined Price Elements
Go to IMG > Sales and Distribution > Basic Functions > Pricing > Predefined Price Elements > Identify Predefined Price Elements in Pricing, and select the view “Identify Predefined Price Elements in Pricing”.
Here you have to identify the predefined price elements, and maintain it per pricing procedure:
3) Define Predefined Price Elements for Document Type
Go to IMG > Sales and Distribution > Basic Functions > Pricing > Predefined Price Elements > Predefined Price Elements for Document Type
Here you have to maintain the conditions and subtotals for the order type(s), and assign price element from the list. “Cntr” is the sequence of the conditions displayed in the sales order tabs.
4) Define Display Options
Go to IMG > Sales and Distribution > Basic Functions > Pricing > Predefined Price Elements > Define Display Options
Here you can define whether you want to display the formerly predefined price elements with
- a) rate value, currency, price unit and unit of measure
- b) rate value with currency
- c) just the rate value
That’s all you have to configure. As I said – piece of cake.
When you now start the sales order now with an order type you have maintained Predefined Price Elements for, you can see the configured conditions/subtotals:
Common questions and answers:
- How many conditions/subtotals can be maintained per order type?
Up to six conditions/subtotals can be maintained per order type. In case you need more this can be done with a small modification (see SAP note 1165503).
- Will the Predefined Price Elements potentially mess up my Sales Order or Pricing configuration?
No – the settings do not change your pricing or other sales order behavior at all. Only existing (and configured) conditions/subtotals are displayed. The new capabilities allows users to access the conditions/subtotals faster, easier and more intuitive than it was possible before via the item conditions screen.
You can find more information about the Simplified Price Maintenance here:
- SAP Online Documentation
see “Processing of Predefined Price Elements in the Item Overview”
Any questions and feedback are welcome!
Enjoy and post your experiences with the Simplified Price Maintenance!
Dr. Ingo Woesner
Suite development – Multi Channel
P.S. Please read my other blogs about Sales Order Enhancements which are collected here:
Sales Order Enhancement Series: Overview
The Simplified Price Maintenance is available with SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 4.