Addresses in Purchasing Linked to Central SAP Address Management

Description

As of Release 4.0A, all addresses needed in purchasing documents (e.g. vendor address and delivery address) are administered using the central address management functionality of the SAP System.

As a result, you can store more data than previously in all purchasing documents (e.g. several telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, or information on districts or parts of building complexes).

Storage location address

You now have the option of storing one or more addresses for the level of the storage location too. If you maintain addresses for storage locations, the latter are suggested by the system as the delivery address (i.e. they appear as default values) when a purchase order is created.

When searching for the default address, the system proceeds as follows:

Delivery address in the purchase requisition

As of Release 4.0A, you can maintain a delivery address for each item of a purchase requisition. There are three alternative ways of doing this:

Vendor address in purchasing documents

One-time vendors are also included in the central address management facility.

Previously, vendor addresses were only displayed in purchasing documents. As of 4.0A they can also be changed.

Change system parameters in customizing

User exit EXIT_SAPLMMDA_001:

A communication structure is passed on to the user exit. You can extend the former.

For example, if you wish to determine that materials of the group "Construction materials" are to be delivered to a particular location, you must include the field "Material group" in the communication structure.

For more on this topic, please also refer to the release note
Changes in Address Management.