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MDG-BP: Innovations in S/4 HANA 2021

Hi All,

Season’s greetings, Wish you all a happy new year.

In my earlier blog, MDG-F: GL account innovations in S/4HANA2021 i talked about the innovations in GL accounts introduced with S/4HANA 2021.In this blog we will cover some innovations on MDG-BP which has aligned the addresses function more with the S/4HANA business partner.

 

INTRODUCTION:

Business partner in S/4HANA allows to maintain address specific communication methods in the BP address tab as well as address independent communication methods which allows users to maintain different email ID’s phones numbers apart from the one standard one assigned to the business partner.

MDG till S/4HANA 2020 didn’t have the function to maintain the address independent data, however from S/4HANA 2021 it allows this data maintenance and its under governance scope.

 

MAIN CONTENT:

To incorporate this new feature a new UIBB has been added in the MDG named address independent communication and new entity types have been added to the BP data model which are all type 4 entities with leading relationship with BP_HEADER entity. Below screenshots shows it.

Data_model

Data_model

Relationships

Relationships

When we create a CR we key in the address-independent communication data into below UIBB as below

Address_independent%20UIBB

Address_independent UIBB

And the standard communication method is part of the address data as below

Standard%20address%20UIBB

Standard address UIBB

 

Once the CR is approved all the way the data will be transferred to Address independent communication tab in the backend BP transaction.

Address%20Independent%20Data%20in%20BP

Address Independent Data in BP

Below tables will be updated when this data is committed to ADR2 ADR6 and ADR12.

In ADR2 there are 2 records update one with standard flag and other with blank, standard flag data is the one which is dependent on the address, while the blank is the address independent data

ADR2

ADR2

Similarly in ADR6 address independent email address will be updated.

ADR12 will be updated with address independent website URL.

ADR12

ADR12

In this case i have created a vendor so URL field in LFA1 table will store abc@sap.com

 

CONCLUSION:

As S/4HANA evolves MDG is also evolving to ensure users have a seamless user experience and one stop solution for all their Master data governance and maintenance.

With this feature, MDG is now more aligned with business partner in S/4 HANA.

I hope you like the blog, do share you comments and views.

Stay tuned for more updates for MDG 2021 on S/4HANA.

 

Regards

Anirban

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