KISS—Keep It Simple!

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Alice Adams

Tip from First Steps in SAP S/4HANA Sales and Distribution (SD) by John von Aspen.

As a general rule, it is best to keep the organizational structures in SAP as simple as possible in order to support business needs.

The more complex the organizational structure, the more burden is placed on master data maintenance. Every material and customer master data record created needs to be created in every combination of organizational structures it will be used in. Additionally, the more elaborate the organizational structures, the higher the chance that someone will either pick the wrong one or will be so overwhelmed by choices, that they pick whatever comes first in a list.

Keep reading in First Steps in SAP S/4HANA Sales and Distribution (SD) by John von Aspen.

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to SAP S/4HANA Sales and Distribution (SD). You will learn the basic fundamentals of SAP SD, with examples based on a case-study approach.

Using a fictional company scenario, you will learn the fundamentals of the order-to-cash process and key flow, from sales order delivery to billing document. Explore the foundational document–the sales order. Obtain detailed information on master data and how it is used in SD. Dive into master data objects, business partners, and material masters. Review how master data is connected to sales orders and pricing. Understand sales order processing, including item categories, availability checking, dates, shipping, texts, and more. Walk through delivery processing and billing. Familiarize yourself with two of the major SD pre-sales documents – contracts and quotations. Delve into the post-sales processes, including returns, service, and debit and credit memos. Look at transactional list reports and analytical reports. For readers who are new to SAP SD in S/4HANA, the detailed case study, practical examples, tips and screenshots quickly bring readers up to speed on the fundamentals.

  • Foundations of SAP SD in S/4HANA
  • Sales orders and document types
  • Master data objects, business partners and material masters
  • Examples and screenshots based on a case-study approach

Author John von Aspen is a business technology expert with over 23 years’ experience with SAP products and implementation projects. John started his career with SAP America, where he served for ten years before launching his own independent consulting business. His areas of expertise in SAP include the Order-to-Cash business processes, Sales and Distribution (SD), Customer Service (CS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), E-Commerce,and Digital Payments.