VAS stands for Value added Services. It is an operation performed on materials, which enhances their value, worth, functionality or usefulness.In a customer scenario, the customer might request some specific service to the goods before they are delivered.
Some examples being
- Company logo printed in a t-shirt
- Special packing of the shirt
- Labeling the material
Depending on kind and complication of service, vendors will need materials, know-how and/or more personnel to provide the service. This way vendor always has the information about which services which customer wants for which goods during the complete customer-order process. You can also instruct your warehouse precisely as to which tasks they are to perform before delivering the goods
For meeting the demands of such customer requirements, Value-added services are created in the AFS system. At any point of the sales cycle (O2C) or the purchase (P2P) cycle, VAS information is required and should be displayed to the user.
We will see how to maintain and display VAS in Purchasing cycle of AFS.
Initially we will have to maintain VAS condition using the transaction : /N/AFS/VS01 for Condition type : VASM
Here we maintain association between an AFS material (in this case LN_SALESMAT) and the VAS material (AJ_AFS_VAS_LABEL). Both of which are already created in the system. Condition records are created on Save.
Now we can create Purchase Order using transaction ME21N. VAS information is picked up from condition records as per the Purchasing Organization/Vendor combination.
The VAS Information which is fetched in the purchase order can be displayed by navigating to the Menu GOTO -> Value Added Services -> VAS Data in document