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Business Partner customer/vendor Integration

In this document , I am explaining how Business partner ,Customer & Vendor Integartion can be set up in SAP system.

I will be covering the customization steps along with variants for creating BP & Customer associated to each other.

Customization to set up BP & Customer Integartion :

1. Activate Creation of Post processing Orders

  1.   Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

IMG Path

Cross-Application Components -> General Application Functions -> Post processing Office -> Business Processes -> Activate Creation of Post processing Orders

Transaction code

SM30 -> /SAPPO/VA_BPROC

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2. Activate PPO Requests for Platform Objects in the Dialog

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

IMG Path

Cross-Application Components ->Master Data Synchronization ->Synchronization Control -> Synchronization Control -> Activate PPO Requests for Platform Objects in the Dialog

Transaction SM30 -> MDSV_CTRL_OBJPPO

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3.Activate Synchronization Options

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

SPRO

Cross-Application Components ->Master Data Synchronization -> Synchronization Control -> Synchronization Control -> Activate Synchronization Options

Transaction SM30-> MDSV_CTRL_OPT_A

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4Set BP Role Category for Direction BP to Customer

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

IMG Path

Cross-Application Components -> Master Data Synchronization -> Customer/Vendor Integration -> Business Partner Settings -> Settings for Customer Integration -> Set BP Role Category for Direction BP to Customer

Transaction SM30 -> V_TBD002

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5. Set Define BP Role for Direction Customer to BP

In This customization we are Defining the Customer account group & BP Role.

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

IMG Path

Cross-Application Components -> Master Data Synchronization -> Customer/Vendor Integration -> Business Partner Settings -> Settings for Customer Integration -> Define BP Role for Direction Customer to BP

Transaction SM30 -> CVIV_CUST_TO_BP2

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6.   Define Number Assignment for Direction BP to Customer

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation options:

R/3 menu path

Cross-Application Components ->  Master Data Synchronization ->  Customer/Vendor Integration ->  Business Partner Settings -> Settings for Customer Integration ->  Field Assignment for Customer Integration ->  Assign Keys -> Define Number Assignment for Direction BP to Customer

Transaction SM30 ->V_TBD001

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7.   Define Number Assignment for Direction BP to Customer

In this customization, we are setting the BP which will be created automatically after saving Customer ,will be of same number  or different like customer.

1.     Access the transaction choosing one of the following navigation optio

R/3 menu path

Cross-Application Components ->Master Data Synchronization -> Customer/Vendor Integration ->  Business Partner Settings ->Settings for Customer Integration -> Field Assignment for Customer Integration -> Assign Keys -> Define Number Assignment for Direction Customer to BP

Transaction SM30 ->CVIV_CUST_TO_BP1

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Process 1: Create BP and automatic creation of customer

In this Process ,We are creating the BP in Role FLCU01, which will create a Customer automatically because of all customization settings done for this BP Role. In this Process Steps are explained with the help of screebshots.

1.     Go to transaction BP.

2.     Click on create Person button and enter Create in Role type: FLCU01

3.     Click on Create in pop up shown below.

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1.     4.     Make enteries in Address tab as shown below.

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5.Make enteries in Customer general Data & Save

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6.     Check the customer number which is generated automatically in customer: general data

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7.Check the customer  1706 in XD02.

Process 2 :Create BP and automatic creation of customer

In this Process ,We are creating the Customer in account group KUNA, which will create a Business partner automatically because of all customization settings done for this account group. In this Process Steps are explained with the help of screebshots.

1.     Go to XD01

2.     Create a customer with Account group DEBI or KUNA as defined in customizations.

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3.    Create general data for customer.

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4.     Try assigning Customer to BP in transaction FLBPD01.

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This shows a BP is already created automatically for Customer.

in upcoming document, i will cover the integration part between vendor & BP.

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  • Hi Nisha,

     

    Your documentation is very useful to me. I have one issue pertains to BP transaction.

    When i create organisational unit in BP, I am getting the screen with fields greyed out.

    This issue already posted in the below link. can you please help me to find out where i am missing

     

    http://scn.sap.com/thread/3535623

     

    Regards,

     

    Ramji

  • Hi Nisha,

     

    It is really a good and useful document.

    I wish you have also mentioned the purpose of automatic creation of BP from Customer/Vendor from business requirement perspective.

    For the Users reference I am giving the Link for another document where it is explained :

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b001aec0-b12d-2d10-3faa-b416e6de0270?overridelayout=true

     

    Keep it up.

     

    Thanks and regards,

     

    Amitesh Anand

    • Thanks Amitesh .. i will update the document with Business objective too.

      My intention was to keep all customizations & steps in one place..

      But adding Business need to this will definitely enhance its usefulness.

      Thanks for feedback.

      Regards

      Nisha

  • Hi Nisha,

     

    This document helped me make CVI settings in direction from Vendor -> Business Partner. Thanks.

     

    I have made CVI settings such that with each Vendor record creation a Business Partner record is created. This is working fine.

     

    When I create a Vendor containing Contact Person details, then I expect 2 Business Partner records creation ( one for Vendor and one for Person). But this is not happening, only 1 Business partner corresponding to Vendor is gets created.

     

    What CVI setting is required in this case so that system should automatically create a Business Partner for Person also (Business Partner Category = 1) ?

     

    Thanks & Regards,

    Swati Verma

  • Hi Nisha,

     

    Could you tell me why some providers do not carry the CVI although the group of suppliers are the same?

     

     

     

    I’m getting a DUMP message for a single supplier and analyzing this DUMP, it says there’a a missing register in the table CVI_002 . If I register it, the DUMP won’t happen . But why only for this supplier I have this error? Could tell me ?

     

    Thanks.

  • Hi Nisha,

     

    It is really useful document.

    I would like to know if this sincronization works with external numbers, because I made all the steps but i tried to used a external number but it didn’t work.

    Thank U

  • Hi Nisha, Can you please share the standard basic configuration required to just create Business partner as a Vendor Master Data? w don’t have any requirement for Business Partner (customer/vendor) Integration. Its a green field implementation and the installation of S4HANA 1610 on premise has recently been done.

     

  • Hi Nisha,

    Is it possible to configure “000000 General BP” for this “Create BP and automatic creation of customer”? 

     

    Thank you,

    Kaka

     

  • Hi Nisha,

     

    Can I please know whether workflow can be created on this BP creation and if yes then, what is the process??

     

    Thanks in advance.

  •  

    Hi Nisha,

    It’s a very good information but in my side when user create BP after few mints system generates automatically another BP with same address (Address Only) creating duplicate.

    Can you please advise me how can I restrict to mustn’t generate Duplicate BP automatically is SAP IS-U system.

    Thanks&Regards

    Chandu

    SAP IS-U Consultant

     

     

  • Hi, this document is very useful to me.

    However, I had some doubts about the business partner approach and the documentation I see do not address my doubts:

    1. How do we create BP under different account groups? Is using different grouping (and assigning these grouping to different customer account groups) the correct/supposed way of doing it?
    2. How does the BP role field attribute and the customer account group relate or complement each other? Since in both IMG paths you define which fields are mandatory, optional, etc.

    Thanks & regards!