Setup of Enterprise Structure for Materials Management
I would like to speak about the set up of the necessary enterprise structure for Procurement after the Business Blueprint has been finalized. In this phase we design company, client, plant, storage location, purchasing organisation, purchasing group among other things.
The usual structure that is designed is as per this diagram.
We design an enterprise, companies, factories and storage locations. The enterprise is the client which is common across all modules and is needed in all modules. The Company code is defined using FI module. The plant is defined in MM and the storage location is defined in the MM module
Most of the MM transactions are at the plant level.
Let us now define these elements. After definition, we can assign the links between them as in the diagram.
In SPRO -> SAP Consulting Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Definition -> Financial Accounting -> Define company.
add new entries and enter the necessary details for the company
Now the company 6006 is created which defines a large group of companies.
In SPRO -> SAP Consulting Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Definition -> Financial Accounting -> Edit, Copy, Delete, Check Company Code.
In the choice box, choose Edit Company Code Data
Add a new entry in the page, prvovide company code along with the address details.
Now we have defined company code 6006.
In SPRO -> SAP Consulting Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Definition -> Logistics – General -> Define, copy, delete, check plant
Choose Define Plant option
Add a new entry and provide plant as well as address details
Now we have defined the plants with numbers 6061 and 6062 for plants in Bangalore and Mysore location.
Now we shall define Storage Location
In SPRO -> SAP Consulting Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Definition ->Materials Management -> Maintain Storage Location
Provide the plant for which we are defining the storage location. Provide the address details.
Now we have defined all the components of the enterprise structure.
We now we need to define the purchasing organisation
In SPRO -> SAP Consulting Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Definition ->Materials Management -> Maintain Purchasing Organisation
Create a purchasing organisation.
Now we have defined all the necessary enterprise structure elements. We shall now assign them to form the enterprise.
We assign the company code to the company, company code to plant and assign purchasing organisation to plant.
Assigning company and company code.
In SPRO -> SAP Customising Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Assignment -> Financial Accounting -> Assign company code to company
find the company and provide the company code against it.
Assigning plant to company code
In SPRO -> SAP Customising Implementation Guide -> Enterprise Structure -> Assignment -> Logistics – General -> Assign Plant to Company Code
Now provide the company code across the plants
After this we need to assign purchasing organisation to the enterprise.
I have set it for the company
We have now done the basics needed for implementing the Enterprise for the future implementations.
We can view this pictorially in the system through the EC01 transaction and providing the company code.
Thank you for reading.
Very simplified explanation. 🙂
Thank you Zoya 🙂
Will copying an existing plant be helpful, as it would copy the storage locations also .. Or that is not a standard protocol?
Copying a plant is always suggested against creation of plant. It forms part of best practices of SAP.
Experts suggest that copying is the best way of creating an organisation structure.
1000 in IDES
0001 in Real time implementations are considered to be standard.
Please explain the enterprise structure diagram mapping clearly.
Its really simple and easy understanding, Can you provide different models of enterprise structure?