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Author's profile photo Deepak Padmanabha

Introducing SAP Complaint Handling (Release 2111)

We are happy to announce the first release of SAP Complaint Handling on Nov 14th 2021. In this post we would provide an introduction to SAP Complaint Handling and its key features.


Complaints have always been multi-dimensional. Ask any customers and/or end-users, you will soon realize that complaints are perceived from various lenses what type of complaint (E.g. Pricing, quality) or process (e.g. Customer complaint) against which the complaint is being raised. There have been various own implementations from customers and usage of workaround to track and manage complaints. However, till now, there has been no standardized manner to handle complaints which has a central repository and even know the overall status of a complaint.

SAP Complaint Handling solution helps manage complaints seamlessly from end-to-end by breaking silos between quality, warranty and logistics teams.

Solution Overview:

SAP Complaint Handling provides a holistic view on the issue status and the follow-up activities of complaints. SAP Complaint Handling is a solution based on SAP Business Technology Platform application, which works coherently irrespective of customer being either in SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, SAP S/4HANA On-Premise or SAP ECC, meaning any existing landscape of customer will seamlessly work with the solution. The solution also delivers a standardized manner of managing complaints with build-in out-of-the-box integrations with all relevant process of the complaint. Additionally, for its initial release in 2111, SAP Complaint Handling supports process the of Supplier Recovery which help unlock additional supplier recovery potential with a low implementation footprint, and supports customers who are on SAP S/4HANA On-Premise or SAP ECC.

Key features:

  • Keep Track on holistic complaint process
  • Out of the box integration to Quality Notifications, Claims and Return Orders
  • Operate with existing landscape as additional layer “on top”
  • Seamless integration to problem solving methods (supplier 8D)


  • Reduce time & cost to share information with stakeholders
  • Multiple backend integration with one singular cockpit
  • Decreased time to process and settle complaints
  • Increase supplier recovery ratio


We would like to share some of the highlights of the SAP Complaint Handling solution:

  • Complaint cockpit: full transparency of all these activities at the same time and in one glance.


  • Problem Solving Integration: seamlessly create an 8D report from within Complaint cockpit


  • Cost collection for claim creation: Once the relevant costs are allocated, they can be transferred seamlessly to a supplier claim in the backend system.


  • Multiple Backend configuration: The solution provides various configuration capabilities, one of them being supporting multiple backend configuration as per customer’s needs.



As a solution running on SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), SAP Complaint Handling supports smooth integration with SAP S/4HANA On-Premise and also SAP ECC 6.0.

To use SAP Complaint Handling, you must have the integrated system up and running in the backend either on SAP S/4HANA On-Premise or SAP ECC.

Additional Information:

Help Documentation: Product Overview – SAP Help Portal

Admin Guide: Overview – SAP Help Portal

Component: LOD-DMO-CMH


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      Author's profile photo Maarten Loeckx
      Maarten Loeckx

      Hi Deepak,

      Thanks for the great informational blog.

      I was just wondering if this complaint handling solution can also be used for CUSTOMER complaints instead of supplier complaints?

      kind regards,


      Author's profile photo Deepak Padmanabha
      Deepak Padmanabha
      Blog Post Author

      hello Maarten,

      thank you for the feedback.

      A very valid query, and yet we are working on customer complaint as part of the current roadmap. The above blog illustrates the released version of SAP Complaint Handling.

      As part of next steps, we are planning to enable SAP Complaint Handling with MVP scope for Customer complaint. please refer the roadmap for the 2022 update.

      Also, I would be happy to connect to share more details regarding the Customer Complaint topic.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Gina Cowart
      Gina Cowart

      Thank you Deepak for the very informative article.  I checked the 2022 Roadmap and did not see any reference to Customer Complaints.  Can you provide any additional details for the customer side?



      Author's profile photo Deepak Padmanabha
      Deepak Padmanabha
      Blog Post Author

      hello Gina,

      thank you for the query.

      Please find the updated roadmap in the roadmap explorer link below which has information with regards to Customer Complaints.

      Happy to connect over a call for any additional clarifications on the roadmap.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Deepak,


      I do not see any of the apps related to complaints like "Manage Complaints" or "complaint cockpit" in fiori apps library as per details in below link. Is there a different name being used? Also Do we have any more details on the capabilities that 2022 version would have in the release. (like integration to create quality notification, return order, disputes etc..)

      Creating a Manual Complaint | SAP Help Portal


      Vijaya Digumarty


      Author's profile photo Deepak Padmanabha
      Deepak Padmanabha
      Blog Post Author

      hello Vijaya

      Good feedback. SAP Complaint Handling Apps are BTP Cloud Apps and hence not featured on SAP Fiori Apps Library. Once the subscription is complete, the apps show on the Fiori Launchpad. The apps include the Supplier Complaint App and Manage Configuration App.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Best regards, Deepak

      Author's profile photo Sinead O'Kelly
      Sinead O'Kelly


      I was wondering if there is any training available to SAP partners? Our company have a customer request and we would need to train up some colleagues.

      Thanks and best regards


      Author's profile photo Deepak Padmanabha
      Deepak Padmanabha
      Blog Post Author

      hello Sinead,

      Happy to connect you to our GTM Head to support in Partner Enablement.

      I could not gather your company name or your correspondence details for the connect. Do drop me a mail on for the connect.

      Best regards