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How to Check PPF (Output Management) technically In Transportation Management

How to Check PPF (Output Management) technically In Transportation Management

PPF called post processing framework is a solution for many capabilities uses in different modules and cross solutions in SAP we can compare with the solution from S/4CORE in transaction NACE for the output management across SD/MM/LE…etc.

in the past weeks I see high volume of doubts regarding this topic and will try to help with this blog.

In SAP TM the PPF Is used in the Freight Documents to print, fax, and email documents such as order, delivery, and billing information. You can also execute application-to-application or business-to-business actions.

You can access it in Transaction SPPFCADM – PPF: Administration

As functional consultant one point sometimes is to understand each error and what are these values why the Start condition and Schedule condition has not meet.

For this will try to explain here how to check it! 😊

When you execute a Action or an action is defined to be execute in background will try to check once you save the Freight Document if each of these Action has a parameters which validate example if the FO Life cycle are in “Set in Execution” or “Carrier Assigned”.Etc.…

Here are examples of a Freight Order in TOR B2B:

If you ‘re functional consultant and have doubt what is the criteria for each Action, go to step 4 and get the agent class method you have assigned to your Business Object:

Customizing Point:

Cross-Application Components – Processes and Tools for Enterprise Applications – Reusable Objects and Functions for BOPF Environment – PPF Adapter for Output Management – Maintain Output Management Adapter Settings

Go to transaction SE24 and open the method and search for the technical name of the action you needed.

This example is to Send FO to EWM:


Then you can see where that Action is mapped in ABAP and check the code in Start condition and others (Knowledge to understand/read a code is need.)

In the same Class/method CAN_SCHEDULE_ACTION_BY_ABAP for Schedule Condition in B2B Output you can see the other Action.

In this Link you can have more details how to check technically each component of PPF

Output Management Configuration Guide (

Output Management | SAP Help Portal

More information How To in these Oss Note for component: TM-BF-OM -Output management

3313809 FAQ for Output Management in Transportation Management
3309789 Central How-to KBA of SAP TM Charge Mgmt., Settlement & Cross Functions areas
3213802 PPF Output Agents for BO Nodes execution sequence
3073645 Cannot send one email to multiple recipients
2697557 Configure Document Preview of PDF embedded in web browser or Adobe Reader for SAP Transportation Management
2106337 Disabling automatic generation of PPF Actions

Hope that can help you.

Thanks and regards

Rogerio Lima.


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