SAP S/4HANA – Quick Configuration Guide for Sourcing and Procurement
This article provides you with an understanding of the organizational units, master data and shows how to configure SAP S/4HANA – Sourcing and Procurement.
- SAP S/4HANA Project teams
- SAP S/4HANA Technical and functional consultants
- Anyone involved in or planning an SAP S/4HANA implementation project
- Company Code
- Storage Location
- Business Partner (suppliers and customers)
In SAP S/4HANA, the master data for suppliers and customers is managed by using business partner master data. They represent external entities to which our organization is going to purchase physical goods or services. Business partners can be categorized as a person, group, or organization. They could perform multiple roles, for example, customer, vendor (supplier), other plants, third party suppliers, etc. Business Partners can be maintained with the transaction BP or by using a corresponding app from the SAP Fiori Launchpad.
- Purchase Requisition
- Purchase Order
- Goods Receipt
- Sales Order
- Production Order
SAP S/4HANA Data Model
- MATDOC – Material documents
- MARD and MARC – Master data without stock aggregates
With SAP S/4HANA, the new table MATDOC, has been introduced, which contains the former header and item data of a material document, as well as many further attributes. This table is feed with information from several tables, as follows:
- 26 tables containing inventory aggregates for two material master tables (MARC/MARD)
- 11 tables for particular stock types (MSTE, MSTB, etc.)
- 13 tables for historic stock figures (MARCH, MARDH, etc.)
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Definition→ Financial Accounting→ Define Company|
Define, copy, delete, check plant
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Definition→ Logistics→ General→ Define, copy, delete, check plant|
Maintain storage location
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Definition→ Materials Management→ Maintain storage location|
Assign plant to company code
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Assignment→ Logistics – General→ Assign plant to company code|
Assign purchasing organization to company code
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Assignment→ Materials Management→ Assign purchasing organization to company code|
Assign Purchasing Organization to Plant
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Assignment→ Materials Management→ Assign Purchasing Organization to Plant|
Assign standard purchasing organization to plant
|Path||IMG→ Enterprise Structure→ Assignment→ Materials Management→ Assign standard purchasing organization to plant|
Business Partner Creation
All the transactions in Customer/Vendor in ERP Business Suite are redirected to Business Partner Transaction. The following transactions – XD01, XD02, XD03 or VD0I, VD02, VD03 or XK0I, XK02, XK03 or MK01, MK02, MK03 are not available. When you call these transactions they are redirected to BP Transaction.
For a supplier you have to create the data in 3 steps:
- Client Data for Organization with role 0000000 Business Partner (Gen.)
- Purchasing Data for Purchasing Organizations with role FLVN01 Supplier. If you have
additional Data for subranges you can define the subranges and subrange data in one
- Accounting Data for Company Code with role FLVN00 FI Vendor.
Configuration is crucial process, to have the system be able to execute your business processes. In this article we covered the basics configuration settings in SAP S/4HANA for Sourcing and Procurement accompanied with topics you must consider when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA.
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