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Differences between “Cash sales” and “Rush order” in SAP SD.

As an SAP SD consultant, I come across many such magical configurations and settings after analyzing the screens day in day out. I decided to publish my findings for all SAP Consultants out there, making their life easier.

So, today we are going to talk about the differences between “Cash sales” and “Rush order” in SAP.

What every SAP Consultant knows?

Cash sales is an order type where customer orders to pick up and pay for the goods immediately. Immediate delivery will be activated for this type. We may post the cash to separate account for cash sales like petty cash account. There is no credit management activated for cash sales. While Rush order also involves immediate deliveries but unlike cash sales, customers in rush orders do not have to pay out-rightly. Credit management can be activated for such order types.

Which information SAP Consultants miss out on?

Diving deeper into VOV8 configurations, I compared the RO with BV and noticed only two differences which actually is the main setting to realise the theoretical concept explained above. Below is the Cash sales order type with the “blank” field for Del-rel.billing type. So this clearly dictates that we directly bill the order assuming that immediate delivery would have happened. Although we do create a delivery document with reference to order for reporting purposes.

Now let’s check rush order: It has Del-rel. billing type and order-rel.bill.type activated with a billing doc type F2 assigned to it. That means we can have an invoice created later with reference to delivery as well. There is no rush for payment in a rush order.

Other important differences lie at item level like:

  1. Cash sales item is not relevant for picking and “credit active” is not check marked at item level as we assume cash sales involve immediate picking of material and do not require credit management because we are receiving payment upfront. While rush order has credit management activated as we can provide a facility to pay later to customers. It is also relevant for picking.
  2. Cash sales are assigned with an output type RD03 which will immediately print the invoice. Rush orders use standard output type RD00.
  3. As mentioned above different accounts can be determined for cash sales for this account determination procedure KOFIAC is assigned to it.
  4. The cancellation doc type is SV for cash sales while S1 for rush orders.
  5. Generally business used different shipping points for cash sales while that is not the case with rush orders.

I hope this is of help to you. Please leave comments in case I missed on anything.

Thank you.

Happy learning 🙂

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