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
Ability to change account group
You can change the account group for a vendor even after you have created the vendor.
You can now model complex companies for vendors using a hierarchy as you can for customers. You can use this hierarchy to store at different levels the conditions which are agreed.
Further partner functions
The following additional partner functions are delivered:
Partner functions 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D are used internally for creating the vendor hierarchies.
Multilingual maintenance of vendor sub-ranges
You can enter the texts for the vendor sub-ranges in a number of languages.
You can only use this function if you use
For each vendor you can enter data for any number of contact persons. You can then use the contact persons as the separate partner function 'CP' at all levels of data maintenance. As a result, the contact person data can be used in the associated logistics and accounting follow-on functions.
Ability to plan changes
You can enter changes which are planned to general and purchasing data in advance and activate them at a later date.
Ability to activate planned changes via batch-input
You can activate planned changes via batch-input. As a result, processing can be carried out unsupervised. Any activation errors which occur are entered in the batch-input log.
Ability to copy data by batch-input
The program RFBIKR00 must be used for copying data by batch-input. This is also true even if you used program RMBIKR00 in the past.
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