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Sending HU information to S/4 Delivery after Packing from SAP EWM- A workaround Solution


When you are building solution to integrate SAP EWM, ECC with a third party shipping and planning system, it is imperative to send Handling units information just after packing much prior to GI for shipment planning, and generating tracking number from third party system, example XPS shipping system.

Also, lot of customers have requirements to have HU packing information directly to be sent to S/4 after packaging is completed or after loading confirmation.

Though SAP triggers PPF after GI /SCWM/MSG_PRD_SEND, there are some standard workaround to trigger this PPF after packing or after loading completion.


Step 1:There is a setting in process profile for Final delivery, activate it.

This setting supports a handling unit (HU) update to Logistics Execution (LE) when the outbound delivery is created from EWM and HU information or changes are directly sent to ECC when OD is created by pushing IBGI message. 


Step 2: Create OD after delivery is picked and Packed or loading is completed


OD is created


Step 4: Push IBGI message from FD.


Step 6: Check ODO status and PPF which is triggered.



Note: IBGI triggered PPF which sent HU information to ECC.( Transparent table /SPE/IBGI_IND, /SPE/HU_UPDATE) prior to Goods Issue


Step 7: Check S/4 delivery, HU information is sent to S/4 for parcel tracking.

HUs are updated in S/4 without Goods Issue.


Delivery Status-


Note: No IBGI additional settings are required, just the document type activation in EWM if this embedded version. In decentral version on S/4 HANA, the setting of IBGI is by default on, no other settings are required. Just HU update in process profile of FD.

Delivery items will have no IBGI indicator’s, it just we are pushing PPF with IBGI after packing or loading completion.


Hope you liked it.

All testing is performed S/4 HANA 2020 Embedded EWM sandbox system


2914912 – PPF /SCWM/FDO_MSG_SEND not triggered



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      Author's profile photo Adi Mogilevsky
      Adi Mogilevsky

      How could you know the inventory of the packaging materials, which are part of HU? If you have returnable pallets and they part of the HU, how will you know how many are available and how many are on the way to customers?

      Author's profile photo Ganesh Navale
      Ganesh Navale

      Hello Shailesh,


      HU Update & Qty. Update option not available in SAP 1909. Is there any note or Function code or Business Function available to activate this configuration check?


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