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Welcome to Series – 5: Customer & Vendor Integration (CVI)

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.   Activate Function Modules

Cross-Application Components → SAP Business Partner → Data Distribution → Activate Function Modules

T-Code: S_ABA_72000207

Usability: In this step,  you activate the function module for data distribution. Below you can find a description of which entries you must activate so that the central Business Partner data can be distributed using ALE or XI.

* If you want to distribute Business Partner extensions (e.g. FI or CRM data), or use another distribution technology than ALE or XI, other entries have to be activated accordingly.

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2   Activate PPO Requests for Platform Objects in the Dialog

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

T-Code: S_PAB_09000016

Usability: In this step, you to define for which platform objects a post-processing request (PPO request) is to be written in the event of a synchronization error. This definition is not direction-specific, meaning a request should always be written when the platform object is used either as a source or as a target object in the synchronization.

Decide for each platform object whether a PPO transport should be written in the event of an error.

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3   Activate Creation of Post processing Orders

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

T-Code: /SAPPO/72000178

Post Processing Orders: An order generated automatically in the Post processing Office for checking and processing errors. Especially during the mass runs.

The business process to which the event belongs transfers the data required for creating a post processing order to the Post processing Office via an interface.

Post processing orders can be processed and completed manually in the Post processing Desktop or also completed and deleted by way of reports.

Business Process: A business process defines a business-related sequence of actions. The business process includes a variety of Business Objects. Error situations can occur during the processing of these Business Objects. The event triggers the creation of a post processing order for the Post processing Office. These types of errors can be fixed in the Post processing Office.

Usability: In this step, you can activate the creation of post processing order  for each business Process and, if required, deactivate it again

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4   Activate Synchronization Options

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

T-Code: S_PAB_09000018

Usability: In this step, specifying the SAP synchronization options that you want to activate.

Select a synchronization option and set the indicator to activate the synchronization option.

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5   Activate Assignment of Contact Persons

Cross-Application Components → Master Data Synchronization → Customer/Vendor Integration → Business Partner Settings→ Settings for Customer Integration→ Field Assignment for Customer Integration ® Assign Attributes ® Contact Person ® Activate Assignment of Contact Persons

T- Code: N/A

Usability: In this step, you can activate the assignment of contact persons.

You activate assignment when:

1.Contact person attributes are to be processed in the business partner or

2.In the customer master record when you want to assign attributes to ensure that the contract person is synchronized as part of customer integration.

You can synchronize the following attributes for the contact person:

  1. Department numbers
  2. Functions
  3. Authority
  4. VIP Indicator

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6   Assign Legal Form to Legal Status

Cross-Application Components→ Master Data Synchronization →Customer/Vendor Integration →Business Partner Settings → Settings for Customer Integration → Field Assignment for Customer Integration → Assign Attributes → Assign Legal Form to Legal Status

T- Code: S_AC0_52000775 

Usability: In this step, you assign the legal forms for the business partner to the legal statuses for the customer/ vendor master record. You make this assignment as part of Customer/Vendor Integration to synchronize the business partner with the customer/vendor master records.

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7   Assign Industries

Cross-Application Components→ Master Data Synchronization → Customer/Vendor Integration → Business Partner Settings → Settings for Customer Integration → Field Assignment for Customer Integration → Assign Attributes → Assign Industries

T-Code: S_P6D_40000010

Usability:  In this step,  you can assign industry keys for the customer and vendor master records to industries for the business partner (and vice versa), in order to ensure that both industry fields are updated correctly in the context of Customer/Vendor Integration.

In business partner processing you can store several industries from different industry systems in business partners belonging to the category Organization. You can name one industry as the standard industry for each industry system.

You can store just one industry in the customer and vendor master records.

In this step you determine how the corresponding industry in the customer/vendor master record is derived from the standard industry for the standard industry system when you process a business partner. You also determine from which industry in the customer/vendor master record the corresponding industry is created for the business partner.

Under the Dialog Structure, select Industry System 0001 and double-click on the Define Outgoing Industry Mapping Folder.

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8   Assign Department Numbers for Contact Person 

Cross-Application Components → Master Data Synchronization → Customer/Vendor Integration →Business Partner Settings → Settings for Customer Integration → Field Assignment for Customer Integration → Assign Attributes → Contact Person →Assign Department Numbers for Contact Person 

Usability: In  this step, you assign the department numbers for the business partner to the department numbers for the contact person in the customer master record. This assignment is relevant for the synchronization of the business partner in Customer/Vendor Integration.

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9   Assign Functions of Contact Person

Cross-Application Components ® Master Data Synchronization ® Customer/Vendor Integration ® Business Partner Settings ® Settings for Customer Integration ® Field Assignment for Customer Integration ® Assign Attributes ® Contact Person ® Assign Functions of Contact Person

T-Code: S_AC0_52000766

Usability: In this step, you assign the functions for the business partner to the contact person functions in the customer master record. This assignment is relevant for the synchronization of the contact person in Customer/Vendor Integration

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This  is the end of Series – 5 of Customer and Vendor Integration.

Note:

I want to make it clear that what I mentioned in the configuration is just an examples to understand the concepts and their connection points.

Pls check the first series note as mentioned  very clearly.

 

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