Org Structure In R/3 you can represent a company’s structure by defining and assigning corporate structure elements. What is the purpose of doing that?
Enterprise organization diagram. Chart showing the organizational structure of an enterprise, its organization units and how they are related. A combined structure can be created from the point of view of accounting, MM, SD. This structure forms a framework in which all business transactions can be processed.
Which three organizational elements make up a sales area and briefly explain their function?
Sales organization: An organizational unit that sells and distributes products, negotiates terms of sale, and is responsible for these transactions.
Distribution channel: Channel through which salable materials or services reach customers. Typical distribution channels include wholesale, retail and direct sales. You can assign a distribution channel to one or more sales organizations.
Division: Product groups can be defined for a wide-ranging spectrum of products. For every division you can make customer-specific agreements on, for example, partial deliveries, pricing and terms of payment. Within a division you can carry out statistical analyses or set up separate marketing.
Name the three internal organizational elements within a sales organization and briefly explain their function.
Sales Office. Geographical aspects of the organization in business development and sales are defined using the term sales office. A sales office can be considered as a subsidiary.
Sales offices are assigned to sales areas. If you enter a sales order for a sales office within a certain sales area, the sales office must be assigned to that area.
Sales Group. The staff of a sales office may be subdivided into sales groups. For example, sales groups can be defined for individual divisions.
Salespersons. Individual personnel master records are used to manage data about salespersons. You can assign a sales person to a sales group in the personnel master record.
What does the term “business area” refer to and how can it be used?
Business Area. The system posts costs and revenue according to the business area. The business area can be equivalent to the:
- sales area (if the accounts are to be posted according to sales)
- plant/division (if the accounts are to be posted according to products)
The business area is defined in Customizing for Sales.
o Business area. A unit in an enterprise, grouping product and market combinations as homogeneously as possible for the purpose of developing unified business policy.
o Financial Accounting (FI). A business area is an organizational unit within financial accounting which represents a separate area of operations or responsibilities within an organization. Financial accounting transactions can be allocated to a specific business area.
Briefly explain the relationship between sales organizations and company codes.
Many to One.
What is the central organizational element in purchasing?
Explain the relationship between sales organizations and plants.
Many to Many.
Explain the relationship between sales organizations, plants and company codes.
Many to Many to One.
Can one business area be assigned to several company codes? Which (sub) module of SAP could make business areas obsolete?
Yes in CO .
What is a credit control area? What relationship exists between credit control areas and company codes?
Credit control area. Organizational unit in an organization that specifies and checks credit limits for customers. A credit control area can include one or more company codes. It is not possible to assign a company code to more than one credit control areas.
Which organizational element is central in shipping? Give a definition of it.
Shipping Point: Organizational unit at a fixed location that carries out shipping activities. A shipping point could, for example, be a company’s mail department or a plant’s rail depot. Each delivery is processed by only one shipping point.
Give a definition of plant (in SAP).
Organizational unit within Logistics, serving to subdivide an enterprise according to production, procurement, maintenance, and materials planning aspects.
A plant is a place where either materials are produced or goods and services provided.
Classification: Business object
Structure: A plant can assume a variety of roles:
As a maintenance plant, it includes the maintenance objects that are spatially located within this plant. The maintenance tasks that are to be performed are specified within a maintenance planning plant.
As a retail or wholesale site, it makes merchandise available for distribution and sale.
As a rule, the plant is the organizational unit for material valuation.
The preferred shipping point for a plant is defined as the default shipping point, which depends on the shipping condition and the loading condition.
For the placement of materials in storage (stock put-away), a storage location is assigned to a plant. The storage location depends on the storage condition and the stock placement situation.
The business area that is responsible for a valuation area is determined as a function of the division. As a rule, a valuation area corresponds to a plant.
Can you assign two different sales organization to the same company code?
To what do you assign distribution channels and divisions?
What are the highest organizational units in SD, MM.PP,FI,CO?
SD: Sales Organizations.
FI: Company Code
CO: Controlling Area
Can you further subdivide a plant? If yes into what?
A plant can be subdivided into storage locations, allowing stocks of materials to be broken down according to predefined criteria (e.g., location and materials planning aspects).
A plant can be subdivided into locations and operational areas. Subdivision into locations takes geographical criteria into account, whereas subdivision into operational areas reflects responsibilities for production.
Can a sales organization sell from a plant belonging to a different company code?
How many shipping points can you assign to a plant?
How many shipping points can you assign to a sales organization?
If you have a warehouse management system active, to what would you assign the warehouse number?
Plant & Storage Location.
What is the difference of VK11 and VK31 (condition records)?
My condition type is PR00 and Access sequence is PR02. And in this access sequence table 304 is available. Now when I was entering the PR00 in VK31 it shows error Table 304 is not defining for the condition type PR02. But when I was entering the PR00 at VK11 it is accepting it.
Difference between VK11 and VK31 – if you go through the menu path you will get the vk 31 as condition record from the tamplets whereas vk11 as simple condition record. In VK11 you can store condition record for more than one condition
type. This means you can have same condition record for different condition types.This feature is given to enhance the system’s performane and not to create the duplcation of the work for each condition type.
Again system is not allowing to store the record in the vk31 for the condition type pr00 and access sequence pr02.This is because if you see this ac seq cointains two accessses 20 and 30 having the same table no.But you see there is the difference between the technical view of it for transfering the data from document field and condition field,so you can not maintain the data at VK31.
What is the difference between Header condition and Item condition? I know item condition applies to each item in a sales document. Header condition can only be applied to an entire document.
Difference between header and item condition – as YOU CORRECTLY SAID HEADER CONDITION IS APPLICABLE FOR THE WHOLE DOCUMENT where as item is for item.Ex-Say fright is dependent on the total weight of all the items in the documents then header condition adds on weights of all items and calculates the record accordingly.
You have two different types of the header conditions.
a) In one you can duplicate the same value throughout the document for each item.Say discount 2% at header level which is also applicable to all the items
b)Second is the accumulation of the values of all the item at the header level,as earlier explained for the weight/fright.
These differenes are controlled through the indicator of group condition in the cond.type configuration.
And so obviously header condition can not have the condition record and hence access sequence.
Disallowing Condition Types – How I can accomplish the following:
Be able to DISALLOW Z0BP Condition type to be negative ( Invoice Block)
You can modify condition type from customising;
Sales and Distribution->Basic Functions->Pricing->Pricing Control->Define Condition Types->Maintain Condition Types
Change condition type ZOBP’s plus/minus indicator to “A” which means only positive is allowed.
In pricing procedure there are column such as requirement, sub total altclty, altbv, accurals. What are these and where we calculate all these values which we put.
1. Requirement: Denoted by nos and maintained in VOFM, this is a condition required for a particular condition type to be executed. Eg. PR00: req 2 ie item relevant for pricing
VPRS/EKO1: req 4 ie cost
Rebate BAO1 Req 24/Req 25 etc
2. Subtotal: this represents where a which table a value is stored, which can be processed for further calculation.
Eg. for PR00, if this value is to be used for credt check of a customer, we mark the subtotal as A.
3 Alternate Calculation type: this is also denoted by numbers and maintained in VOFM. Eg. Suppose for 45 units , each unit is charged $100 per unit, the order value comes out to be $4500, that is calculation is done as per unit price, if the client wants calculation type to be based on volume or wieght, alternate calculation type can be configured.
4. Alternate base value: Denoted by no. and maintained in VOFM.
Eg, if the pricing scale is maintained and pricing for 45 units comes under the scale of $100 per unit., the base value is 45 units, but if the client wants a standard base value in some casesto be assumed inspite of maintaining the scale, an alternate base value is confihured, that is the base value based on which the order value is to be calculated changes.
5. Accruals: Accruals are maintained for rebate agreements, it constitutes the total accumulated value which customer has earned through rebate, one the rebate for certain amount is settled the amount from the accruals get deducted.
1. Which agreement type I should consider, is this custmer rebate(0003), material rebate(0002) or Rebate on the basis of sales volume(0005), because here client is not offering rebate on Sales volume in rupees or dollar. He is only concerned with totat sales in kiloleter(Quantity). As per rebate agreement concern rebate is offered in percentage. Please guide me for my scenario.
If your distributors are fewer (far less than 900 materials) then you should go for only customer rebate.
2. Guide me for conditions types and scale basis for maintaining condition records.
When creating customer rebates (T:VB01) select customer rebate, there you will see a header tab: Conditions , click it add how many customers you want. For each customer you can create scale based conditions (under the heading tab :Scales).
3. Is it necesary to maintain condition record for every material and every customer defining the scale? Because in this scennario client is going for incentives scheme for each material and each customer (distrbutor).
No need to create condition record for every material if you create customer rebate.
How to create the customer master?
The following are the T-codes for central creation of customer master.
XD01 Create Customer (Centrally)
XD02 Change Customer (Centrally)
XD03 Display Customer (Centrally)
XD04 Customer Changes (Centrally)
XD05 Block customer (centrally)
XD06 Mark customer for deletion (centr.)
XD07 Change Customer Account Group
XD99 Customer master mass maintenance
XDN1 Maintain Number Ranges (Customer)
You need to identify various parameters within each Account group based on which the reco account is identified within the customer master.
Customer master is basically divided into 3 tabs.
- General – General master details, Juristiction codes, Region, Transportation zone, export data, etc.
- Company data – payment terms, account management, reco account, insurance etc.
- Sales data – Sales product attributes, sales office, sales group, customer pricing procedure, Cust. Statistical grp,
- Shipping data
- Billing data
- Partner functions.
You can create a customer based on 3 views:
1. For Account purpose
2. Sales purpose
What is the Function of item category and item category group?
Item Category determines the processing of any Item/material that we enter in a sales order and in this way it also effects the procesing of any sales doc in which it is used.
Item Category Group is one of the component which along with the Sales Doc Type, The Item Usage and Higher Level Item Category decide about the Item Category in a sales doc.
1. What is change request and task? What was your task no.? I need an example or a task no. that is being
used in your project to clear few things in my mind?
The Change Request is that request when you do some thing new in customizing or configuration in the system. The system will automatically pop with the change request pop box , when you can give request name as defined by the system or can give your own request name with heading of what changes you have made while customization. The system will generate a request number and you save it. (e.g.:- VEDK-2785467) VEDK- means the Clients System name then followed by the system generated request number.
Now when you want to release the request you have to use the T-code SE10 where you can see the requests under the heading modifiable or released. Go to the modifiable option. Each request will have again an internal request number. First you have to release the internal request and then release the external request number. This will in turn released by the basis guys thru the T-code SM64 in a group when all the requests are pooled from different users.
The task which you have mentioned in your question is nothing but the what task you have performed while customizing the client system and the heading name which have given it for that task and generated a request for that task.
2. What is your client Number in the project? Like how we have 800 for IDES?
Generally like IDES client, when you are in the project, the client is also given a number called client number. So while implementing a project The entire implementation is done under phases and in different Client no Servers.
e.g.:-take a company called ABC which is implementing SAP.
So the Client is given a number in the following manner by the SAP Implementers at the site
291- Sand Box server (Initial Testing scenarios Server)
292- Development Sever (With client data of minimum 15 days transactions)
294- Testing Server (the scenarios developed in development server is tested here)
295- Golden Master Server (Quality cum Testing Server) – checked finally before transferring to production server
296- Production Server (where the clients live data is stored and daily business transactions are done)
3. Few client requirements for customer master, material master, Organization and Transactions.
The client requirements may be in the form of customized reports and queries which are supposed to be suited according to their business process. Generally the requirements would be coming from the BPO’s (Business Process Owners) who will deputed for each module e.g.:- SD, PP QM FI) by the client as they would be expert in their areas and module who under the business processes as they clients Project Team members. They are whole and sole responsible to get the implementation done and meet the requirements raised by them and the other users from the client’s side.
Generally before starting the implementation the entire organization structure and the organizational elements are freezed and a skeleton structure is prepared and then along with BPO’s requirements the system is 1st configured and then the customization is started to suit the Clients specified requirements.
Now as far as the transactions are concerned not all the users are allowed to run all the transactions. Here the user roles are defined as per the BPO’s (i.e., the user is given authorization only to run certain transactions depending on the levels and stages in his area of specialization like in SD module the entry level user is only allowed to enter the data like creation of Sales orders or delivery and billing and the next level is give the authorization for changes to be made for that same data that is entered by the entry level users. The next higher level -Supervisor is given a few more transaction authorization which will be above these mentioned users)
Here the reports are segregated like Higher Management Reports, Middle Management Reports where by again authorization is given those heads(Head of the Depts. or the Plants heads or GM etc.,) to run certain transactions which allow to view reports that are needed daily by the management.
4. How to restrict users for not changing some fields in T-code va02?
There are two ways to do this:
- Make a transaction variant thru SHD0 and assign it to your sales doc. While creating the variant you can place non-changeability ticks on specific fields. Next allow those users only to work with your transaction variant but not with the original transaction.
- You could make use of user-exit FORM USEREXIT_FIELD_MODIFICATION in include MV45AFZZ (via authorization objects, which you can assign in role customizing).
The latter is more flexible but it is not feasible if you want to place restrictions to a large amount of fields.
5. How can we delete the Sales Orders?
How can an invoices be cancelled or deleted?
You can very well delete sales order using transaction VA02, but with a constraint that no subsequent document is created against it.
Invoice can be cancelled using T cose VF11 and then you can reverse the Goods Issue using VL09 and making the picking quantity zero in the deivery document and delete the delivery order using VL02n . You can then delete the sales order then.
You cannot delete an Invoice. You can only cancel it with (VF11) if the relevant accounting document is not been generated. Ask your FI guy to reverse the accounting doc. Only after the accounting doc is reversed and/or deleted, you can cancel your invoice. You also need to check if any TAX documents are generated with your Invoice. You need to reverse/delete those documents also.
1. How can we know whether the customer is one-time or regular?
One can maintain Account Group for One-time customers. By which we can identify one-time customers.
2. What happens when you do not enter a value for a manual and mandatory condition type?
The pricing procedure will reject the conditions in the sales order
3. Do header condition type have an access sequence?
4. Org structure:
Relation between Company – Sales org
Sales Org – Plants & company vs. Plants
Company – sales org – credit control area
What are sales area and its components?
Sales area consists of Sales Organisation, Distribution Channel and Division.
5. What are legacy systems?
The Existing system on which current system is working, from which the current system will be migrated to SAP system
6. What is cut over strategy?
Cutover strategy depends upon how the organizations design their data load strategies. Normally, you decide the sequence of Data loads for Configuration settings, Master data, Transaction data which follows whom and then you make a copy of the system as a Production system a day before and after checking the successful data loads, you go-live 100% or partial again depending upon organizational setup and policies.
Cutover planning is highly site specific. There’s no thumb rule. The stock data as on the date of going live should be correctly entered. But stock being a highly dynamic quantity, the strategy for loading should be crystal clear. Then you have to load all the back dated transaction on the stock. Some stock comes into your plant/storage location as return and some stock is actually delivered to your customer through sales orders of various kinds.
7. What are Cumulative Condition Records?
There is a field:- “condition update” during configuration for a condition type (at v/06)… has it anything to do with cumulative condn. Records?
8. IF you have 3 different access sequences for one condition record then in a pricing procedure in what hierarchy will you maintain the three accesses?
In Condition Records (T Code VK11), you would be putting values to corresponding Condition Types. Now one Condition Type can be assigned to one access sequence. In Access Sequence, you can assign whichever tables and fields are required.
So in my opinion, you cannot have one condition record for 3 access sequences.
9. What happens in the access sequence when you put all the ticks in the exclusive field?
When you put tick in exclusive field of all access sequences, in my opinion, it will try to get available data from the first. Only in case, data is not available, will it move on to the next one.
10. What is meant by delivery group?
Delivery Group is basically grouping all individual deliveries for Billing. It should have the same Ship to Party, Shipping Point, etc.
11. What triggers the automatic creation of PR or PO in case of third party sales?
In item category we can set “automatic PO” so that PO and PR will automatically generate after saving the order.
You never change the item category configuration to “automatic PO”. It is the schedule line category type which triggers the automatic PR creation.
12. What are the steps that are required to include sales person as a partner function in the partner determination?
Partner function sales represenative or person responsible these two we can add through partner funtion in partner procedure.
13. What is z transaction?
We copied standard TC or object and rename it by Z its basically stnd name which will start from Z (User defined)
14. Can you create sales order for 40 items if the quotation is sent for 30 items?
15. What is the importance of requirment field in access sequence?
System will not go to asscess condition type system will reply through formula.
16. What makes the immediate delivery in cash sales?
Order type immediate delivery switch on.