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Introduction

 

This blog is focused on Configuration of Business Partners in S/4 HANA

The reason to create this blog is, I encountered difficulties in the customizing of Business Partners during the implementation of S/4HANA OP1610.

 

This blog covers the concepts of:

1. Introduction

2 .ECC Accounts Receivables & Accounts Payables  Configuration Steps.

3. Cross Application Components  for Business Partners in S/4 HANA

4. Customer & Vendor Integration (CVI)

5. Creation of Customer & Vendor Master using T – Code: BP

 

This concept needs better explanation so designed in 8 Series (links)

Series – 1: ECC Accounts Payable Configuration

Series – 2: ECC Accounts Receivables Configuration

Series – 3: Cross Application Components  for Business Partners

Series – 4: Cross Application Components  for Business Partners

Series – 5: Customer & Vendor Integration (CVI)

Series – 6:Customer & Vendor Integration (CVI)

Series – 7: Creation of Customer Master Data using T – Code: BP

Series – 8:  Creation of  Vendor Master using T – Code: BP

 

Audience

1.Project Managers

2. SAP Consultants.

 

1  Maintain Industry Systems and Industries

  • Cross-Application Components →SAP Business Partner → Business Partner → Organizations → Maintain Industry Systems and Industries
  • T- Code: S_A2C_40000109

Usability: In this activity you define industry systems and industries.

You can create different industry systems, to which you can assign several industries in each case.

You can assign several industry systems to one business partner.

You must identify one industry system as the standard industry system. The industry system identified as the standard industry system is displayed in the dialog in the initial screen for the maintenance of industry data.

  • Click on
  • Maintain the values as mentioned below.

  • Select Industry System “ 0001 “ and Double click on the Industry Number System – Industries Under the Dialog Structure
  • You can see the below mentioned screen

 

Click on  

 

1.2   Maintain Legal Forms

Cross-Application Components → SAP Business Partner → Business Partner → Organizations → Maintain Legal Forms

T-Code: S_ABA_72000002

Usability: For business partners in the category “Organization”, you can state the legal form of the company. This is for information purposes only.

You can define the possible legal forms in Customizing.

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1.3   Define Departments

Cross-Application Components  → SAP Business Partner → Business Partner Relationships → Contact Person → Define Departments 

T-Code: S_ABA_72000031

Usability:  The name given by the business partner to this particular department may differ from the name that you use. You can enter the name given by the business partner in the field company department.

This is a contact person attribute that you can define in Customizing.

 Click on the  

  • Maintain the values as Mentioned below.  

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1.4 Define Standard Departments

Sales and Distribution → Master Data→ Business Partners → Contact Person → Define Standard Departments

T- Code: S_ALR_87006580 

Usability:  You define the standard departments to which a contact person at the customer location can belong using this menu option.

  1. Enter an alphanumeric key with up to 4 characters and a description   of these standard departments.
  2. Make sure that the key for the standard departments for a contact person is entered in the appropriate customer master record.

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  • Maintain the entries as shown below in the screen shot
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1.5   Define Functions

Cross-Application Components → SAP Business Partner → Business Partner Relationships → Contact Person → Define Functions

T- Code: S_ABA_72000024  

Usability:  Identifies the function that a person has within a company.

This is a contact person attribute that you can define in Customizing. E.g.: Personnel manager, Secretary

 Click on  

  • Maintain the entries as shown below in the screen shot 

 

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1.6   Define Contact Person Functions

Cross-Application Components → SAP Business Partner → Business Partner Relationships →Contact Person→ Define Contact Person Functions

T-Code: S_ALR_87006597

Usability: In this step, we have maintained the designation of the Contact Person.

  • Click on 
  • Maintain the entries as shown below in the screen shot 
  • Click on  

 

1.7   Define Authority

Cross-Application Components → SAP Business Partner → Business Partner Relationships → Contact Person → Define Authority

T- Code: S_ABA_72000017

Usability:  In this step, we maintain the authority of the Contact person.

  • Click on
  • Maintain the entries as shown below in the screen shot
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  • Click on     

 

1.8   Define Authority (Decision)

Sales and Distribution → Master Data→ Business Partners → Contact Person → Define Authority

T-Code: S_ALR_87006596

Usability: In this step, we define the decision authority of the Contact person

Click on

  • Maintain the entries as shown below in the screen shot

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This is the end of Series -3

Next, The Secrets of Business  Partners in S/4HANA – Series 4/8

 

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  1. Harikrishna Boyapati

    Hi Srinivas,

    Thanks for the detailed explanation on BP. Could you please help us to know how to address multiple Ship-to’s to a Sold-to to BP?

    Regards

    Hari

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