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Partner Determination in SAP SD

Partners are individuals or entities associated with a transaction. For example, a sales order could contain the
payer, bill-to,ship-to,sold-to, sales representative etc. These are all considered partners. Partner determination
involves determining the different partners associated with the transaction automatically for the user who is
entering the order.

SAP Copy Control Management

When subsequent documents are created from previous documents ( For example a delivery document from a
sales document ), there is a lot of information that is copied over - Like the customer data, material data,
quantities, dates, texts etc. This is controlled in copy control.

SAP SD Transaction Controls & Tables

This article lists the most commonly used transaction codes and database tables used in SAP SD.

Text Determination in SAP SD

Texts are little pieces of information in textual format that is either stored in the master data and flows down into
transactional data or entered manually in transaction data for use in the same document or the subsequent

SAP SD Pricing - How to Add a Custom Field to Condition Table

A condition table comprises of a sub-set of fields from the field catalog. Sometimes the standard fields provided
by SAP are not sufficient. This article describes how to add new fields to a Condition Table.
SAP SD - Customer Master Customization

Customer Master is the most important master data in SD ( Apart from Material Master and a little bit of Vendor
Master ). There is quite a lot of customization that can be done on the Customer master mostly centered around
the fields. This article describes the field groups and how they are associated with Customer master

SAP SD - Document Flow

This article is very closely associated with the Copy Controls article, but expands on the different possible
document flows, what is possible and what is not, how to view document flow in a transaction and the
corresponding configuration.

SAP SD - Enterprise Structure

Enterprise structure forms the core of any functional module in SAP and just as expected, SAP SD's enterprise
structure is pretty extensive. This article describes all the enterprise structure organizational units that are
necessary for configuring SAP SD.

SAP SD Pricing Fundamentals

Pricing is one of the core strengths of SAP. Although its quite a complicated concept to somebody who is new
to SAP, this article tries to demystify SAP SD Pricing and explores just the bare essentials of SAP Pricing with
lucid examples.

SAP Credit Management

This article deals with the basics of SAP's Credit management, the different types of credit management
provided by SAP and how to configure the same.
Condition Technique in SAP

Condition technique is a very important SAP technique that is used pretty extensively across SAP logistics
module ( specifically SD ) and it is very important to understand Pricing

SAP SD transaction Codes and tables

This article lists the most used transaction codes and database tables in SAP SD.

Sales Document Types

This article describes how to configure different sales document types in SAP SD. For example, Quotation,
Contract, Orders etc. We will go through the most important controls behind the sales document type and
explain each in detail.

Customer Material Info Record

Customer Material Info Record ( or CMIR for short ) refers to Customer specific information like the material
name, delivering plant, material usage etc that can be set in the system to directly map this information to
company's information.

Number Ranges in Sales

Number range is used to identify the interval of numbers ( either auto generated or manual ) within which the
system has to generate the document number. This concept is used in Sales document, delivery documents
and billing documents. This concept is used in every module as well.
Sample SAP Resume - 1

This article gives you a sample resume of one of our consultant who has worked in SAP SD for 10 years in the
US. The names of the clients and the name of the consultant has been removed for security reasons. This
resume is only intended for guidance and cannot be exactly replicated by you.

Incompletion Procedure

Incompletion Procedure involves configuring the system to identify which of the fields in a transaction are
missing in order to make the transaction complete. This is a very useful tool to ensure that the order entry
personnel have filled in all the essential fields to complete the transaction ( Order, Quotation, Contract etc )

SAP Status Profile

Status profile is used to assign different custom defined statuses to sales documents. Each status can be used
to identify which stage of the business the document is in. Although SAP has pre-defined some statuses that
are necessary to run the business cycle ( Like Delivered, Invoiced, PGIed etc ), we can define any number of
custom statuses that are more useful for the business ( Like Installation complete, Registration Complete etc )

How to Block a Customer

There are 3 basic types of blocks on a customer. Sales Block, Delivery Block and a Billing Block. These are
different kinds of blocks and each of them can be configured different. This article deals with how these block
are configured, why they are used and their effect on transactions.
Where are condition Tables Stored in SAP Database

Condition technique is very ubiquitous in SAP SD and it uses Condition Tables a lot. These number start from
000 through 999. In certain situations, some reports require you to identify in which database tables they are
stored. This short article describes the same.

Material Listing and Exclusion

Material Listing and Exclusion is used in SAP to either restrict the customer's ordering choices to a set of
materials or restrict the Customers ordering choices from a set of materials. The configuration for the same
uses condition technique.

Schedule Line Category

Schedule Line Category controls the creation of schedule lines and how they behave. This includes key logistic
decisions like movement types to be used, if the item is relevant for delivery or not, if availability check if
performed or not, if requirements are transferred to MRP or not etc. This article deals with the basic
configuration and describes the different options available and the effect of the same on Logistics.

Item Category

Item Categories are used to control the behaviour of the line item. in a sales transaction. For example, the
standard item category determines that the line item is relevant for delivery,relevant for credit, does not use a
status profile, that schedule lines are allowed etc. There are many more controls behind an item category and
this article explores the major controls.

Contracts in SAP
Contracts are legal documents the essence of which is an agreement between the customer and vendor for
buying specific quantities/value of goods/services between a specific period of time. This articles explains the
concept of contract documents in SAP and the configuration behind them