Valuation: New functions in Retail

Description

As a result of requirements from the retail sector (SAP Retail), Release 4.0A includes the following new functions:

Of these, the following were not included in SAP Retail Release 1.2B:

Sales price valuation (basic functions)

Stocks can be managed not only at cost (purchase price value) but also at retail (sales price value). Sales price valuation in SAP Retail is often referred to in the retail trade as the retail inventory method.

It comprises the following functions:

When stocks are managed on a value-only basis, stocks must be managed at sales price value so that the delivered value of the stock can be calculated. The sales value is therefore a factor relevant to Accounting.
When stocks are managed on an exact quantity basis, sales price valuation is not relevant to Accounting, but can be used for information purposes if desired.
Sales price valuation is activated at plant level. To do so, you select an indicator in the plant master record of a particular plant.
The sales value of the stock is updated after every goods movement. The value is updated in

Sales price revaluation (basic functions)

If you change a sales price in a plant for which sales price valuation is active, the material concerned has to be revaluated, otherwise the margin between the delivered value and the sales value in the material master would not be up to date.

Sales price revaluation comprises the following functions:

The sales price revaluation is controlled by revaluation profiles. In plant maintenance you can assign the profiles for a whole plant, or for the combination plant and material group.
You can revaluate the total stock or some of the stock of a material. You can carry out collective entry for a number of materials.
You can use a report to select and then revaluate all materials which contain a relevant change in the sales price conditions.
You can also start automatic revaluations at intervals in the background.
If revaluation occurs at POS, an IDoc is created which contains the relevant revaluation data. This is transferred via POS inbound to the central R/3 system where the sales price is revaluated as part of POS inbound processing.
The change in sales value is updated after each revaluation. The data is updated in the
A sales value change document is created for each change in sales value.

Automatic creation of counting instructions

At POS outbound you can send condition changes to the stores in the form of IDocs. If changes are made to the sales price, and a count is to be carried out before revaluation, an indicator requesting a count is set in the relevant IDoc items.

List viewer enhancement for sales value change document

A list viewer function has been included in the display for the sales value change document. This enables you to define your own list variants, in which you can select and display the information you require from the sales value change document.

Change system parameters in customizing

See the IMG on the following topics: