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IS-Retail : TCODES

R11

Merchandise Related Master Data

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

MM41

Create Article

MM42

Chang Article

MM43

Display Article

WSL11

Evaluation of listing condition

WSO7

Display Assortment Module Assignment to Assortment

MASS_MARC

Logistic/replenishment Mass Maintenance

REFSITE

Reference Sites Mangement

WSL1

Listing conditions

MR21

Price Change

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

MB1B

Enter Transfer Posting

MB03

Display Transfer Posting

RWBE

Stock Overview

R12

Retail Pricing

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

VKP5

Create Price Calculation

WPMA

Direct Request For POS Outbound

WMB1

Create Price Entry

WKK1

Create Market-basket Price Calculation

SPRO

Assign Price Point Group to Org. Level/Merchandise Category

WVA3

Display VKP Calcultion Sur

WVA7

Display VKP Calcultion Sur

WEV3

Display Ret. Markup SP Ca

MEKE

Conditions By Vendor

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

V-61

Create Customer Discount Condition

V-64

Display Customer Discount

VK13

Display Condition Records

V/LD

Execute Pricing Report

VA01

Create Sales Order

MEI4

Create Automatic Document worklist

BD22

Delete Change Pointers

WVN0

Generate Pricing Worklist

WVN1

Release Worklist

R13

Assortment Management

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

WSOA3

Assortment Display

WSOA1

Assortment Create

WSOA2

Assortment Change

WSOA6

Assortment Assignment Tool

REFSITE

Reference Sites Mangement

WSL5

Modules In Assortment

MM41

Create Article

MM42

Chang Article

WSL1

Listing conditions

WSP4

Create Individual Listing Material / Assortment

WSO1

Assortment Module Create

WSO5

Maintain Assortment Module assignment to Assortment

SE38

ABAP Editor

WLWB

Space Management: Layout Workbench

WPLG

Display Article In Layout Module

WLCN

Delete All Listing Conditions From Layout Module

WSOA1

Assortment Create

WSK1

Assortment Copy

WSPL

Display / edit article master segments that cannot be generted

WSL0

Merchandise Categories – Article Assortments Consistency Check

WSP6

Delete Individual Listing Material/Assortment

WSM8

Reorganize Listing Conditions By Merchandise Category

WSM4A

Automatic Relisting Via Change to Assortment Master Data

WSL11

Evaluation of listing condition

WB02

Site Change

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

WSE4

Article Discontinuation( Article / Site Discontinuation)

WSM9

Deletion of Obselete Listing Conditions

SE16

Data Browser

R21

Procurement of Replenishable Merchandise

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

MM42

Chang Article

MP30

Execute Forecast: Initial

MP33

Forecast Reprocessing

MD21

Display Planning File Entries

MD03

Requirements Planning Single-Item, Single-Level

MD05

RP List

MD04

Stock/Requirements List

MB01

Enter Other Goods Receipts

ME01

Maintain Source List

ME51

Create Purchase Requisition

ME52

Change Purchase Requisition

ME59

Automatic Creation of Purchase Orders from Requisitions

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

MIGO

Goods Receipt for Purchase Order

ME13

Display Info Record

ME31K

Create Contract

ME33K

Display Contract

RWBE

Stock Overview

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

WWP1

Planning Workbench

WWP3

Planning Workbench

SPRO

Maintain Rounding Profile

WB02

Site Change

MK02

Change Vendor

MD04

Display Stock/Requirements Situation

WLB1

Determining Requirements for Investment Buying

WLB6

ROI-Based PO Proposal for Purchase Price Changes

WLB2

Investment Buying Analysis

WLB13

Automatic Load Building

WLB4

Results List for Automatic Load Building Run

WLB5

Combine a Number of POs to Create a Collective Purchase Order

ME2L

Purchasing Documents per Vendor

ME23N

Display Purchase Order

ME61

Maintain Vendor Evaluation

ME63

Calculate Scores for Semi-Automatic and Automatic Subcriteria

ME64

Evaluation Comparison

ME65

Ranking List of Vendors

ME6B

Ranking List of Vendor Evaluations Based on Material/Material Group

R22

Procurement of Non-replenishable Merchandise

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

MM41

Create Article

MM42

Chang Article

WSL1

Listing conditions

MR21

Price Change – Overview

ME51

Create Purchase Requisition

ME41

Create RFQ

ME47

Maintain Quotation

MB1C

Other Goods Receipts

ME49

Price Comparison List

ME1E

Quotation Price History

ME48

Display Quotation

ME4M

Purchasing Documents for Article

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

ME28

Release (Approve) Purchasing Documents

MB01

Goods Receipt for Purchase Order

ME2L

Display Purchasing Documents per Vendor

ME23N

Display Purchase Order

SPRO

Maintain Rounding Profile

MD03

Single Item, Single Level

MD04

Stock/Requirements List

RWBE

Stock Overview

WLB13

Automatic Load Building

WLB4

Results List for Automatic Load Building Run

WLB5

Bundle multiple orders logically

ME63

Calculate Scores for Semi-Automatic and Automatic Subcriteria

ME61

Maintain Vendor Evaluation

ME64

Evaluation Comparison

ME65

Ranking List of Vendors

ME6B

Ranking List of Vendor Evaluations Based on Material/Material Group

R23

Fresh Items Procurement

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

WDBI

Assortment List: Initialization and Full Version

WDFR

Perishables Planning

MB1C

Other Goods Receipts

MIGO

Goods Receipt Purchase Order

WF30

Merchandise Distribution: Monitor

VL06O

Outbound Delivery Monitor

MB0A

Goods Receipt-PO Unknown

WDFR

Perishables Planning

VL10B

Fast Display Purchase Orders,

MB01

Post Goods Receipt for PO

RWBE

Stock Overview

ME61

Maintain Vendor Evaluation

ME63

Calculate Scores for Semi-Automatic and Automatic Subcriteria

MEKH

Market Price

ME64

Evaluation Comparison

ME65

Ranking List of Vendors

ME6B

Ranking List of Vendor Evaluations Based on Material/Material Group

R25

Subsequent Settlement

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

MEB3

Display Rebate arrangement

MEU2

Perform Comparison of Business Volumes

MEB4

Create Settlement Document Via Report

MEB3

Create Service Notification-Malfn.

MEB1

Create Agreement

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

MB01

Goods Receipt for Purchase Order

ME81

Analysis of Order Values

MIRO

Enter Invoice

MEB8

Detailed Settlement

SECATT

Generating business volume with CATT

SECATT

Generating business volume with CATT

R26

Invoice Verification

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

MB01

Goods Receipt for Purchase Order

ME81

Analysis of Order Values

MIRO

Enter Incoming Invoice

MIR4

Display Invoice Document

MIR7

Park Invoice

MIRA

Enter Invoice for Invoice verification in Background

WC23

Invoice Verification-Background Check

MRRL

Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS)

ME22N

Retroactive Price Changes in Purchase Order

MRNB

Revaluation with Log. Invoice Verification

MIR6

Invoice Overview-Selection Criteria

MRBR

Release Blocked Invoices

R31

Sales Order Management

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

VV32

Change Export Billing Document

VV31

Create Export Billing Document

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

VV32

Change Export Billing Document

RWBE

Stock Overview

VV31

Create Export Billing Document

VA01

Create Sales Order

MM42

Chang Article

VA03

Display Sales Order

RWBE

Stock Overview

VL01N

Enter Other Goods Receipts

LT03

Create Transfer Order for Delivery Note

LT12

Confirm Transfer Order

ME5A

Displaying Purchase Requisition

ME81

Analysis of Order Values

MIRO

Enter Invoice

VA02

Change Sales Order

SECATT

Backorder Processing

WFRE

Distribution of Returns Among Backorders

V_V2

Rescheduling sales and stock transfer documents

VA05

List of Sales Order

V_R2

Rescheduling of sales and stock transfer documents

SECATT

Generating Processing Document(s) via CATT

VF01

Create Billing Document

VF05

List of Billing Documents

VF02

Change Billing Doc

VF04

Maintain Billing Due List

V.21

Log of Collective Run

F-29

Post Customer Down Payment

F-39

Clear Customer Down Payment

VL02N

Outbound Delivery Single Document

VF31

Output from Billing

MB1B

Enter Transfer Posting

VL06O

Outbound Delivery Monitor

VBO3

Displaying the Status of Rebate Agreement

VBO2

Settlement of the Agreement

VBO1

Creating Rebate Agreement

VBOF

Update Billing Documents

LT03

Create Transfer Order for Delivery Note

LT12

Confirm Transfer Order

VA02

Releasing Credit Memo Request for the Partial Rebate Settlement

VL01N

Create Outbound Delivery with Order Reference

VA01

Create Sales Order

VA03

Display Sales Order

VA41

Create Contract

VA43

Display Contract

CV01N

Create Document

MM42

Chang Article

MM43

Display Article

WWM1

Create product catalog

XD02

Customer Display

OVKK

Define Pricing Procedure Determination

SPRO

Maintain Pricing Procedures

WWM2

Change Product Catalog

WAK2

Promotion Change

R32

Instore Customer Relationship Management

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

SICF

HTTP Service Hierarchy Maintenance

ME5A

List Display of Purchase Requisitions

ME21N

Generating a Purchase Order on the Basis of the Purchase Requisition

MIRO

Entering an Incoming Vendor Invoice

VF01

Create Billing Document

VF02

Change Billing Doc

R33

Service – Return Processing

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

WPMI

POS Outbound:Initialization

WPMA

Direct request for POS ountbound

WPER

POS Interface Monitor

WPMU

Creating Change Message

WE02

Displaying Created IDocs in POS Monitor

MM42

Chang Article

VD02

Customer Change

WB60

Creating Site Group

WB66

Maintain Assignment of Sites

WAK1

Create promotion

WE02

Displaying Idoc

WDBI

Initialization and Full Version

WDBM

Manual Selection Assortment List

RWBE

Stock Overview

MB1C

Other Goods Receipts

WPUK

POS Simulation:Selection

WPUF

Cash Removal

FB03

Displaying Accounting Document

FAGLL03

Displaying Clearing Account

WPCA

Execute Settlement

F-06

Post Incoming Payments:Header Data

WVFB

Simulation Store Orders:Header Data Selection

WE02

Displaying Confirmation Order

VL10B

Fast Display Purchase Orders,

VL02N

Outbound Delivery Single Document

WPUW

Goods Movements

MB0A

Returning Goods to Vendor

MB1B

Posting Goods to ‘Unrestricted Use’

ME23N

Displaying Purchase Order

MIRO

Invoice Verification

WR60

Replenishment:Parameter Overview

ME27

Create Purchase Order

WRP1

Replenishment:Planning

VL02N

Change Outbound Delivery

LT12

Confirm Transfer Order

RWBE

Stock Overview

WB02

Site Change

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

MI01

Create physical inventory document

MI31

Selected Data for Phys. Inventory Docmts W/O Special Stock

MI02

Change physical inventory document

WVFD

Send physical inventory document

WVFI

Simulation:Store Physical Inventory/Sales Price Change

MI03

Display physical inventory document

MI20

List of Inventory Differences

MIDO

Display Physical Inventory Overview

WPUW

Goods Movements

WPUS

Simulation:Inbound Processing

WE19

Test tool for IDoc processing

MM41

Create Article

VBG1

Create Article Grouping

VBK1

Create bonus buy

R34

Store Business online

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

SICF

HTTP Service Hierarchy Maintenance

WB02

Site Change

WSOA6

Assortment Assignment Tool

WSM8

Reorganize Listing Conditions By Merchandise Category

WDBI

Assortment List:Initialization and Full Version

WA01

Create allocation table:Initial

WA08

Follow-On Document Generation Allocation Table

VL02N

Change Outbound Delivery

WAK1

Create Promotion

WAK5

Promo. Subsequent processing

WPUK

POS Simulation

MM42

Change Article

VL10B

Fast display Purchase Orders

VL02N

Change Outbound Delivery

WMBE

Stock Overview

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

VKP1

Change Price Calculation

VKU6

Revaluation at Retail

R35

Promotion Management

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

RWBE

Stock Overview

MB1C

Enter Other Goods Receipts

WB60

Creating Site Group

WB66

Maintaining Site Group

WA21

Allocation Rule Create

WAK1

Create promotion

WAK5

Promo. Subsequent processing

WAK2

Change Promotion

WA08

Follow-On Document Generation Allocation Table

VL06O

Outbound Delivery Monitor

MB0A

Goods Receipt-PO Unknown

WAK15

Promotions per Site

WAK14

Promotions per article

VA01

Create Sales Order

VL01N

Create Outbound Delivery with Order Reference

VL06P

Outbound Deliveries for Picking

VL06C

Confirming Transfer Order and Post Goods Issue

VL03N

Display Outbound Delivery

VF01

Create Billing Document

R41

Distribution Center Logistics with Lean-WM

Transaction code

transaction text

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

VL31N

Creating Inbound Delivery

WAP2

Create Purchase Order

VL41

Create Rough Goods Receipt

WAP2

Create Purchase Order

MB0A

Goods Receipt – PO Unkown

MB03

Display Article Document

MBRL

Enter Return Delivery

MB02

Change Article Document

MB90

Output from Goods Movements

VL01NO

Create Output Delivery Without Order Reference

LT03

Create Transfer Order for Delivery Note

LT12

Confirm Transfer Order

VL02N

Posting Goods issue

VL01NO

Create Outbound Delivery Without Order Reference

VL35

Create Piching Waves According to Delivery Compare Times

VL06P

Outbound Deliveries for Picking

LT42

Create TOs by Mult.Processing

LT25N

Transfer Order for Each Group

VLSP

Subsequent Outbound-Delivery Split

VL06G

Outbound Deliveries for Goods Issue

MI01

Create physical inventory document

MI31

Selected Data for phys.Inventory Docmts W/o Special Stock

MI04

Enter inventory count

MI20

List of Inventory Differences

MIDO

Display Physical Inventory Overview

VL06O

Outbound Delivery Monitor

VL37

Wave Pick Monitor

VLLG

Rough Workload Estimate

R42

Distribution Center Logistics With Lean Warehouse Management

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

RWBE

IM Stock Overview

LS26

WM Stock Overview

SPRO

Assign Processor to Queues

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

VL31N

Creating Inbound Delivery

WAP2

Create Purchase Order

VL41

Create Rough Goods Receipt

MB0A

Goods Receipt – PO Unknown

LT06

Create Transfer Order for Article Document

LT12

Confirm Transfer order

LRF1

Resource Planning with the RF Monitor

LM00

Mobile Data Entry

LRF1

Monitoring with the RF Monitor

MB03

Display Article Document

MBRL

Enter Return Delivery

MB02

Change Article Document

MB90

Output from Goods Movements

LB12

Process Article Document

LP21

Replenishment for Fixed Bins in WM

LB10

Display Transfer Requirement: List for Storage Type

VL01NO

Create Outbound Delivery Without Order Reference

LT03

Create Transfer Order for Delivery Note

LRF1

Resource Planning in the Monitor for Mobile Data Entry

LRF1

Monitoring from the Mobile Data Entry Monitor

VL02N

Posting Goods Issue

VL35

Create Picking Waves According to Delivery Compare Times

VL06P

Outbound Deliveries for Picking

LT42

Create TOs by Mult. Processing

LT25N

Transfer Orders for Each Group

VLSP

Subsequent Outbound-Delivery Split

VL06G

Outbound Deliveries for Goods Issue

LX16

Carry out Continuous Inventory

LI11N

Enter Inventory Count

LI14

Start Recount

LI20

Clear Differences in WM

LI21

Clearing of differences in Inventory Management

LX18

Statistics for Inventory Differences

LX25

Inventory status

LL01

Warehouse Activity Monitor

VL06O

Outbound Deliveries for Picking

VL37

Wave Pick Monitor

VLLG

Rough Workload Estimate: Total Overview

R43

Merchandise Distribution

Transaction code

transaction text

SU3

Maintain User Profile

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

ME31K

Create contract

WA21

Allocation Rule Create

WA01

Create Allocation Table

WA11

Allocation Table Message Bundling / Notification Creation

WA04

Create Notification

WA08

Create Follow-On Documents

MB01

Goods Receipt for Purchase Order

WF10

Create Purchase Order

MB01

Create Purchase Order

WF30

Adjusting Distribution and Generating an Outbound Delivery

VL06O

Outbound Delivery Monitor

VL02N

Outbound Delivery Single Document

WF50

Adjusting Distribution

WF70

Creating Distribution Order

LT23

Display Distribution Order

WF60

Generating Outbound Delivery

WA01

Create allocation table:Initial

R50

ECR-Compliant Procurement Processes

Transaction code

transaction text

PRICAT

Initial Screen: Price Catalog Maintenance

PRICATCUS1

Change View “Assignment of ILN-Vendor-Purchasing group”: Overview

PRICATCUS2

Change View “Assignment of ILN-merch.catgry-SAP merch.catgry”: Ove

PRICATCUS3

Change View “Assignment of SAP merchandise category – purchasing group”

WE19

Test tool for IDoc processing

WE20

Partner profiles

ME21N

Create Purchase Order

WE02

Idoc list

ME23N

Display Purchase Order

MB0A

Goods Receipt – PO Unknown: Initial Screen

MIR4

Display Invoice Document

WVM2

Transfer of Stock and Sales Data

 

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Assortment and listing

TCODES – WSM3 (Mass maintenance), WSP4 (Individual listing)

This component allows you to create merchandise assortments and assortment modules and assign articles to them. Articles can be automatically assigned directly to assortments as a result of checking rules during article maintenance or assortment maintenance functions. Alternatively, you can manually assign articles to assortment modules and then in turn assign the modules to assortments. In both cases, the system automatically generates listing conditions for each valid combination of article and assortment.

By assigning assortments to sites you control which assortments — and which articles — a store can purchase or sell. A site cannot purchase or sell an article that is not contained in one of its assortment.

When you create listing conditions, you also specify a listing period. This determines the timeframe during which sites can procure and sell the articles.

Listing conditions

The assignment of the individual articles to assortments is recorded in what are called listing conditions. These listing conditions contain the following:

  • The periods of time for which an article is to be assigned to an assortment
  • Inclusive or exclusive assignment (that is, whether an article is to be listed or excluded from listing)
  • The number of the module which caused the listing conditions to be generated
  • Whether the listing is for a promotion listing
  • Whether the module is assigned to a rack jobber
  • Whether an article is listed as a component of a structured article

In the case of manual listing using manually created assortment modules, the system creates listing conditions based on the assignment of the assortment module to an assortment.

In the case of automatic listing, the system uses listing rules to create listing conditions.

 

 

Allocation

Retailers often have to centrally distribute merchandise among a large number of recipients (for example, stores). One example would be fashion merchandise or promotional items. Using allocation tables, you can plan the distribution of this type of merchandise and then trigger the necessary goods movements.

You can have the merchandise delivered directly from the vendor to the recipient, from the vendor to a distribution center and then to the recipient, or from a distribution center to a recipient.

After you have completed the planning stage, you can then have the system automatically create documents for procuring or delivering the goods.

Allocation table – wa01, wa02, wa03

Allocation Rule – wa21, wa22, wa23

Follow-on documents – wa03, wa08

Components of an Allocation Table –

The allocation table in made up of various components. The following is a short description of the main ones:

  • Allocation Table Header

An allocation table has one header.

The header contains information such as the allocation table number, the organizational levels for which it is valid (purchasing organization and purchasing group) and a header text.

  • Allocation Table Item

An item is assigned to the header.

Each allocation table can have a number of items. An item contains information such as the items category, the article number, the planned quantity, the allocation rule or site group used and the item status.

  • Site Group

A site group is assigned to an allocation table item.

The information displayed on the site group includes the number of the site group, the number of sites assigned to it, the quotas and the planned quantities.

  • Site

A site is assigned to a site group.

The information displayed on the site includes the number of the site, the planned quantity for the site and supply source.

  • Distribution Center

A distribution center is assigned to one or more sites.

The information displayed on the distribution center includes the number of the distribution center, the planned quantity and the external vendor supplying the distribution center.

  • Delivery Phase for a Site or Distribution Center

A delivery phase is assigned to a site/distribution center.

The information displayed on the delivery phase includes the delivery date, the order date and the delivery quantity.

Allocation Table Set-Up

The following is a simplified example of how an allocation table can be set up. Allocation rule 17 is used to determine how merchandise in a particular merchandise category is split up among the sites in site group R0021. The merchandise is split up in the ratio 6:4 between the two sites R151 and R152 in the site group. Variants 1 and 2 are to be allocated for the generic article 1.

Item

Article

Alloc. rule

Site group

Site

Quantity

10

Single article 1

17

2000

R0021

2000

R151

1200

R152

800

20

Generic article 1

17

1000

R0021

1000

R151

600

R152

400

30

Variant 1 of item 20

17

700

R0021

700

R151

420

R152

280

40

Variant 2 of item 20

17

300

R0021

300

R151

180

R152

120

Synchronising Allocation table for Order changes –

You usually define allocation tables at an early stage in your business processes because you plan and order fashion goods, for example, with a long lead time. If your requirements change after you have created a purchase order but before the goods are delivered, for example, due to new stores opening, you can change the existing purchase order.

The system updates allocation-relevant changes in purchase orders to the relevant allocation tables.

Integration

You make changes to allocation-relevant purchase order items in purchase order processing for Seasonal Procurement. A log provides you with information about changes and about the synchronization of the allocation table.

The system synchronizes an allocation table in the background when purchase orders are changed.

Prerequisites

· You have generated a vendor order (Seasonal Procurement) as a follow-on document for an allocation table, manually created an allocation table with reference to a purchase order (Seasonal Procurement), or generated an allocation table with reference to a purchase order based on operational assortment planning and control.

· Apart from the vendor order there are no other follow-on documents for recipients of the corresponding allocation table item.

Direct delivery orders cannot be synchronized.

· The purchase order item that you change must be uniquely linked to a delivery phase of the distribution center for an allocation table, otherwise synchronization is not possible.

Features

When the following data is changed, the system updates the changes to the allocation table:

· Purchase order quantity and order unit

· Delivery date in distribution center

· Distribution center

· Flag for allocation table relevance

· Deletion of a purchase order item

You can use a Business Add-In (BAdI) to specify that when the allocation table is synchronized, the data for the distribution center be adjusted, but not the data for the recipient.

For more information, see Customizing for Logistics – General under Merchandise DistributionAllocation Allocation Table Business Add-Ins for the Allocation Table BAdI: Synchronizing Allocation Table for Changes to PO Items.

Activities

If you change purchase order items in purchase order processing for Seasonal Procurement and confirm your changes, the system first simulates synchronization of the corresponding allocation items. The changes are only effective in the database once you have saved them.

In both cases, you can check the results of changes in a log.

Synchronization is performed in several steps:

1. The system checks whether follow-on documents exist for recipients of the allocation table item. If they do, the system cannot change the allocation table and it issues a message to purchase order processing stating this.

2. The system copies the changes in the purchase order item to the distribution center of the relevant allocation table item.

3. The system copies changes that are relevant for the allocation table item from the purchase order item. While changes to the delivery date are not relevant, changes to quantities, for example, are.

4. The system transfers changes that are relevant for recipients for the individual allocation items .

You can use a BAdI to deactivate synchronization of recipient data.

5. It is possible that after the system transfers changes from the purchase order item to the allocation table items, these allocation table items will be incomplete. To ensure that the items are complete again and you are able to generate follow-on documents, you must post process incomplete allocation table items in the item overview of the allocation table.

Deleting Allocation Table

Choose the ‘Delete Allocation Table’ screen.

  1. In the Deletion for frame, choose Alloc tbl.
  2. Enter the required criteria for selecting the allocation tables to be deleted, for example purchasing organization, purchasing group or the allocation table number
  3. Enter the status of allocation tables you want to select. A distinction is made between:
    • Status Not active

An allocation table has this status if no follow-on documents have been generated for it. This type of deletion is used in cases where you have just created an allocation table but you realize immediately that it is not required (because the data entered was not correct or the allocation is not needed after all) and can be deleted.

    • Status Done

An allocation table has this status if all follow-on documents have been generated for it.

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– What skills Suresh is looking to acquire next and why the RFID skill set is compelling to him in the context of his retail specialization.

– What “scommerce” is and why Suresh is excited about its potential in the SAP marketplace in terms of visibility and point-of-sale solutions.

– Given that there are limited training and certification opportunities in SAP Retail, what are the entry points into SAP Retail consulting and how can consultants get involved? Suresh answers that question and explains how retail experts without SAP background can also break into the field.

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Org Structure in IS-Retail

Site

A site is a store, a distribution center or a production location. In SAP Retail, the site is the organizational level at which merchandise replenishment is planned and stocks are managed.

A store is assigned one purchasing organization and one sales area (sales organization, distribution channel and division) and thereby also a distribution chain, to which the store belongs and which is used primarily for intercompany billing purposes. The store must be authorized to receive goods from the sales area to which the supplying distribution center belongs. If it is to be possible for merchandise to be transferred from one store to another, then the recipient store must also be authorized to receive goods from the sales area to which the supplying store belongs.

Each distribution center is assigned a purchasing organization (and, if required, a sales area) for determining warehouse transfer prices and units of measure.

A distribution center can also be assigned to a site (normally to itself) and a distribution chain (for determining sales prices). These assignments enable merchandise in the distribution center to be valuated at retail prices. This sort of valuation is most common in the apparel industry.

Each site belongs to exactly one company code.

Site groups

A site group is a number of sites that have been grouped together using the Classification System.

You can use the Classification System to group together sites that have similar characteristics or are located close to each other, for example. This simplifies data maintenance, and can also be of use for reporting purposes.

To create site groups, at least one class type has to be defined in the Classification System.

Application groups are defined in Customizing and are assigned the class type required for creating the relevant site groups. This class type uses the customer number of the site as the key. The application groups Allocation Table, Promotions, Season and Labeling are predefined to allow these applications to work with the intended site groups.

Site groups operate independently of company codes, distribution chains and other fixed organizational structures.

Distribution Chain

The purpose of a distribution chain is to structure sales within a retail company. A distribution chain is made up of a sales organisation and a distribution channel.

Many retail companies use a variety of different sales channels to sell to their customers. These include store-based retailing, wholesale and Internet selling. In the case of store-based retailing, stores can belong to different chains, which have a common look and feel, a common assortment and common goods presentation but which target different groups of customers. SAP Retail reflects these different sales channels by means of distribution chains.

In addition to the marketing aspect, distribution chains are used in conjunction with sales area data to control logistics processes.

Distribution chains are also important for sales pricing. It is not only possible to determine sales prices for an individual site or customer but also for an entire distribution chain.

Distribution chains also have an important role as structuring characteristics for reporting on sales.

There are three types of distribution chains in SAP Retail:

  • Store distribution chains
  • Distribution center distribution chains
  • Wholesale distribution chains

You assign the distribution chain type in Customizing under Distribution chain control. Among other things, the distribution chain type controls different logistics processes. In sales price calculation, it controls whether the sales price includes taxes or not.

Customer relationships are important for controlling logistics processes. You maintain these according to sales area. A sales area is a combination of a sales organisation, distribution channel and division. Unlike in industrial companies, there is generally no differentiation made in SAP Retail between product-related divisions, therefore the distribution chain is definitive for the customer relationship.

You determine which distribution chains each site is going to use to deliver its merchandise. For a store that sells to consumers, the only available option is generally a store distribution chain, which represents a suitable chain of stores. Sometimes, however, you may need to differentiate between anonymous consumers and your known major customers, to whom you offer special prices. In this case you can set up a major customers distribution chain for your major customers. For distribution centers you can set up different distribution center distribution chains to supply the stores in the different chains, which have different transfer prices. For stores that are supplied by a distribution center, you maintain customer relationships for these distribution chains.

The significance of the distribution chain for logistics and price determination is also manifest in integrated article maintenance. In the distribution chain-related sales view you maintain data that is relevant for delivery, for example, the sales unit. For price determination, you maintain the actual sales price and other condition parameters but you also need to enter certain control data, such as the price fixing flag or the competition characterization of the article.

If there are lots of distribution chains, you can set up reference distribution chains to reduce the amount of work needed to maintain customer and article master data and conditions. To do this, enter suitable reference distribution channels for a distribution chain in Customizing under Distribution chain control.

Difference between material and article

In the case of the Retail solution, the central object in all logistics processes is the article, whereas in industry it is the material.

Retail and industry have different needs in terms of the corresponding master data and maintenance options. For example, to optimally process all its fashion processes, retail needs variants (such as color and size). Industry, however, uses bills of material for special requirements in the area of production planning. Due to the large number of articles in the retail industry, master data maintenance must also be integrated into processing.

To best support the different processes in retail and industry, ECC provides different maintenance transactions for materials and articles. Unlike the material master, the article master contains the following additional points:

· Specific additional data is integrated, for example, purchasing info records, listings and sales price calculations.

· Several organizational levels, for example, sites and distribution chains, and for generic articles several articles, can be processed online in one single maintenance transaction.

In the material master you can process only one material or one plant at a time, but in the article master the system transfers data from higher levels to the dependent levels, provided you have not maintained these differently. For example, the system transfers data from a generic article to all its variants. It also transfers data from reference sites to individual sites.

To set up your default start transaction, choose System User profile Own data. On the Defaults tab page, enter W10T in the Start menu field and choose Save.

You can only use the full set of functions for SAP Retail if you have configured your system as an SAP Retail system