Order-to-Cash cycle in AFS works the same way as that of standard ERP, starting from Sales order creation, Delivery and Billing. In addition to this, in AFS the requirements can be captured at SKU level (Grid Value, Category) level. Once the requirement is created we will have to do a mapping of the stock to allocation via AllocationRun (ARun).

A typical Order-to-Cash Cycle in AFS will have the following steps

  1. Create Sales Order
  2. Allocate existing stock to the Sales Order (via Allocation Run)
  3. Create Delivery
  4. Create Billing Document.

In AFS, with each stage of this cycle the status ‘AFS MRP Status (J_3ASTAT)’ is updated. In this blog, we will go through all these steps and the MRP Status changes.

1.    Create Sales Order

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The AFS MRP status can be viewed in the transaction ‘/N/AFS/MD04’.

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We can see that the Stock is temporary assigned to the sales order (MRP status: )

2.    Allocate existing stock to Sales Order (Tx : J3AT)

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          Enter the sales order number, material and plant and execute.

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This step allocated the stock to the sales order. This stock cannot be used by any other sales order now. The MRP Status now will be F which stands for ‘Fixed’.

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1.    Create Delivery

In AFS, Delivery can be created only if we allocate the stock to the Sales Order. Which means Allocation Run is a pre-requisite for creating Delivery.

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In the AFS Tab, we can do picking for the delivery items.Once the delivery is saved, Post Goods Issue can be carried out.  

1.    Create Billing Document

Creation of billing document is same as that of standard ERP. However the billing document also will have information about the AFS grid/category values

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