RE:[sap-log-sd] Data Migration of Closed Sales Orders

Posted by Typewriter
on Oct 13 at 11:24 AM
Very good post! Thank you!
Highlighting the potential financial impact of various "actions" is something that a SD consultant must always keep in his/her mind.
The alternative you have given are a good exercise to think and theoretically explore.

Thank you!

P.S. - I have marked both your posts as helpful.
I have also marked the post by subodh as helpful.

I have one question, please advise based on your real-time experiences.

A company goes for SAP implementation.
For the first 6 months, RE return orders are created withOUT reference. (This is configured / setup in SAP)
After 6 months, it is evident that RE return order could be made with reference to billing documents.
Now business desires to stop the process of RE withOUT reference and to implement RE with reference to billing document.
1) What are the main steps to fulfill this desire/requirement in SAP?
2) How does a SAP SD consultant go about it?

Many in advance.

---------------Original Message---------------
From: naughtybudgie
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 6:53 AM
Subject: Data Migration of Closed Sales Orders


In order to have previous sales in the system as mentioned by others you probably need the invoices created as well as this is typically the best thing for creating return orders with reference to.

To do this in my mind is an incredibly complicated process... if the documents are going to be the same as live orders/invoices then these documents will post to FI and you'll need to coordinate a bunch of FI postings into the correct previous periods.

Or alternatively you might have different document types that would have different pricing procedures that do not perform any account postings. But when copied back into a return order will have the same conditions to price correctly.

This is why in over 15 years I've never seen it done. A process such as Elizabeth explained is used.

I suggest the process also has a step where the return order is approved by someone so this assures that the order is created correctly (i.e. pricing correct per original invoice etc) before being processed further.

Hope this helps.

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