Store Order: 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:

General store order functionality

A store order is the created as a result of goods procurement by a store or a customer. For a store order to be created, a customer master record must exist in the central R/3 system.

Store orders can either be entered online in the central R/3 system, or transferred offline to the central R/3 system in the form of IDocs. An offline store order is processed automatically.

Online processing

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

In online processing, the user in the store, at the customer or in the head office enters the store orders in the R/3 system. A separate menu exists for this, in which you can enter purchase requisitions, purchase orders, sales orders and deliveries.

Store order IDoc processing

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

You can transfer store orders to the central R/3 system in the form of IDocs and have the system process them automatically. The data is checked, added to automatically if necessary, and converted to follow-on documents.

Generation of follow-on documents

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

If no errors occur during store order IDoc processing, the system generates follow-on documents. Depending on the document categories sent, the system can generate the following documents:

Ability to send confirmations

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

In the store order IDoc you can specify that a confirmation is sent to the store or customer. The confirmation is sent at the same time as the store order is processed, and provides a record of the documents created in the R/3 system as a result of the individual order items.

Error handling

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

If problems occur during processing (e.g. as a result of incomplete data), the system creates an error log for the items concerned. Errors can be handled using ALE tools, the POS monitor or workflow.

Generation of empties components in deliveries

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

If a material is transferred to a store order with a unit of measure for which an empties bill of material exists, the additional items for the empties components will be automatically added to purchase orders, sales orders and deliveries. In the case of deliveries, this function is only available in conjuction with the store order.

Improved document category control in the head office

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

Until now, only one default value for the document category was defined in the profile for store order control in Customizing. From Release 4.0A, you can enter various default values, depending on the type of supply source (internal or external vendor) and the application (replenishment or store order). If no detailed data exists, the system uses the general default value.

Conditions for sales order in the IDoc

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

In the store order IDoc you can transfer a maximum of four additional conditions for the order header and a maximum of four additional conditions for the order item. In the additional conditions, you can include the retail prices for labeling purposes, for example.

Change system parameters in customizing

Refer to the IMG under

Store order control