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Author's profile photo Ashok Kumar Telugu

New Functionality in MM Between R/3 4.7 TO ECC 6.0 EHP5

1) Purchase Requisition  – ME51N (save as a Template, Load from Template)


This is a new functionality in SAP ECC EHP 5. Using this business function you can create purchase  requisitions and purchase orders more efficiently using templates.

This function is available in the following transactions;

  • Create Purchase
    Order(ME21N)and Change Purchase Order(ME22N)
  • Create Purchase
    Requisition (ME51N)and Change Purchase Requisition (ME52N)

You can use the following functions :

Create, Use and Delete User specific templates

Create, Use and Delete public templates which are available to all users.

are available to all users.

You can use entered data as a template without having to save the document first. From the templates you create, you can copy either header and item data or only item data to a purchasing document.






Click on Save As Template push button.


Click on Public template check box if you want this template available for all users and click on OK push button.

When you create a Purchase requisition next time then simply click on Load From Template push button and select your template and click on OK button. Your template data will be copied to Purchase requisition as shown below.


Create Purchase requisition screen.


The same is applied for Change Purchase requisition and Purchase orders.

2) Extended document flow in Purchase document screen.

Using the above function, we can display all the related purchasing and sales documents in purchase requisitions, purchase orders, inbound deliveries and outbound deliveries.

In the item overview, we can use the new push button  Untitled7.jpg        Extended Document Flow.

This push button enables us to display purchasing and sales documents that are related to the selected purchasing or sales item.

SAP ME53N Screen in SAP ECC EHP5 with Extended document flow Icon.


Extended document flow for Purchase requisition 10015674


3) Park and Hold in Service Procurement (New)

Using the above function, you can Park purchase requisitions and purchase orders for materials and services:


You can use the Park and Hold function to provisionally save incomplete documents for final processing at a later date.


Holding of a purchasing document:

If you want to create a purchasing document, you may be missing some information at that point in time, or you may be interrupted when creating a document. In this case, you can still put for example, an incomplete purchase order on hold, and finish it at a later point in time before saving.

Parking of purchasing document:

If you want to create a purchasing document, the document may be complete in material management point of view, but some financial information may still be missing at that point in time (FI view)


In both cases, you can the provisionally save (Park) the purchasing document and continue processing it at a later point in time before saving.

ME51N Screen in SAP ECC EHP 5 (with Park and Hold Push buttons)


4) Putting Service Purchase orders on Hold (Changed)

As of SAP ECC EHP5, you can put Service Purchase orders on Hold.

ME21N screen in SAP ECC EHP 5


5) Mass Maintenance for Scheduling Agreements and Contracts (New)


As of SAP ECC EHP5, You can mass maintain Scheduling Agreements and Contracts.


The following transactions have been introduced:

MEMASSSA: Mass Maintenance Schedule agreements


MEMASSCONTRACT: Mass Maintenance Contracts


6) Payment Processing tab in Purchase order header for Down Payments (NEW)

As of SAP ECC EHP 4 & 5, you can save down payment data in the purchase order data, both at Header level and item level.

You can specify down payment categories, down payment percentages, down payment amounts and due dates in purchase order.


In the report, down payments monitoring for PO (ME2DP) you can display all down payments – relevant data whose due dates are within certain period. You can also display data for purchase orders and branch to the FI
applications for creating down payment requests and down payments.



When clicking on Create icon:


Choose radio button Down payment request to create Payment request else choose Down payment radio button for creating down payment.





7) Blocking Reason for Purchase order (New)

As of SAP ECC EHP 5, when you block Purchasing document item you can assign a block reason id in item detail purchase order history tab of purchasing document.


8) MM60 Material list report in ALV format

As of SAP ECC EHP 5, you can execute MM60 report in ALV format.

MM60 Output in ALV format in SAP ECC EHP5


9) New field “Document Incomplete” has been incorporated in Reports ME5A, ME2L, ME2N, and ME2M

ME5A Screen in SAP ECC EHP 5



10) Stock in transit on Key date – MB5TD (New)

As of SAP ECC EHP 5, Stock in transit can be viewed on Key date.



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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ashok,

      Excellent document keeping EHP5 release offerings

      Please check following points

      1) not sure if MEMASSPO, MEMASSSA are part of EHP5 , I feel they are from earlier release

      2) There is a change in ME56 trx regarding addition of a checkbox for outline agreement

      3) changing of transporting and loading grp in shipment tab

      if can be added , that will complete this document excluding other integration area like buyer role, enhance material search for IS retail and mdm catlogue connection

      Author's profile photo Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your suggestions / comments. Several new functionalites have come up after R/3 4.7EE.. I have not mentioned all those here in my first attempt. I will check for missing ones and update it if required in future documents.

      Author's profile photo Evgenij Glesin
      Evgenij Glesin

      Hello Ashok,

      we just updated EHP4 from SP 07 to SP 12.

      Do you maybe know the way to find out new functions which we can use?

      Is there any documentation? Thanks in advance.

      Author's profile photo Atif Farooq
      Atif Farooq

      Hi Ashok:

      Nice document. We are on EHP5 but i can not see template buttons in ME51N t code. Can you please tell where to activate the same?

      Author's profile photo Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Blog Post Author

      LOG_MM_CI_3 (Procurement Enhancements in ERP) should be activated in SFW5 transaction code.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ashok,

      An informative document which puts together all enhancements since 4.7.. Thanks...

      Just wanted to cite that, Along with "Down payment", from EHP 4, "Security Retention" option is also added in PO.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good effort ­čÖé

      Author's profile photo Mehmet Ozgur Unal
      Mehmet Ozgur Unal

      thanks for your good intention...

      Author's profile photo Ragini sap
      Ragini sap

      Recently SAP Launch EHP 7,If you give some focus about it, Then it will more useful for every one.

      Thanks for this document.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      From what I understand Ehp7 does not have major additions for MM, one thing added with Ehp4 and 5, is advanced returns functionality for both MM and SD.

      Author's profile photo Shiva Vasireddy
      Shiva Vasireddy


      Thanks for the Nice Document

      we have a requirement of Inactivating the  park and Hold Option as it is already Activated

      Author's profile photo Ravindra Devarapalli
      Ravindra Devarapalli

      Hi Ashok,

      Nice document .....

      Author's profile photo PRASOON AK

      Hi Ashok,

         Nice Document. Very very helpful.

         Thanks for sharing.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ashok,

      Good Document, Like that i am expecting EHP 6 Document.



      Author's profile photo DC Mills
      DC Mills

      Hi Ashok

      In our current version of SAP "Save as Template" is available for Material Requistions but not Service Requisitions. Do you know if its possible to "Save As Template" for Service Requisitions in any version of SAP?  Service Requisitions - Save As Template.jpg

      Author's profile photo Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Ashok Kumar Telugu
      Blog Post Author
      Author's profile photo DC Mills
      DC Mills

      Thanks Ashok, I don't have access to that website. I can't register because I don't know what the customer number is for BHPB as I am a mere end user in Supply. Please could you pdf it and attach it here?

      Author's profile photo J├╝rgen L
      J├╝rgen L

      Ask your basis team to download it for you.. There is a reason why the notes are restricted to users with access authorization. They must not be copied by someone who has not the copyright

      Author's profile photo DC Mills
      DC Mills

      BHP Billiton  a huge company I have no idea who does Basis. Probably someone in Singapore or India. Do you have any contacts there?

      Author's profile photo J├╝rgen L
      J├╝rgen L

      How could I know who is in your company in the Basis team? I don't work for the NSA.

      If you are not even a consultant then you may open a ticket at your support desk and ask to get this SAP note downloaded.

      You could even try to call a number from the "contact us" page of your company

      If your SAP system is well configured, then you can open a ticket by double clicking the SAP label in your SAP Gui or via menu HELP > Create Support message

      Author's profile photo DC Mills
      DC Mills

      Okay I asked a SAP God in the company to download it for me. He didn't have company access but found someone that did.

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      Author's profile photo Alexis Siegel
      Alexis Siegel

      Did you find an issue?

      I am in the same case :

      I try with the portal Business client and LOG_MM_CI_3 is activated..

      Author's profile photo Sai Ram
      Sai Ram

      Good One.

      Author's profile photo Mohsin Abbasi
      Mohsin Abbasi

      Splendid Job Brother........:D

      Best Regards

      Mohsin Abbasi

      Author's profile photo Ammu Hariharan
      Ammu Hariharan



      Thanks for the inputs.

      where these templates are getting stored? If we want to migrate these into another system, what is the way? is it part of user master somewhere?

      Awaiting your response.