In this step, you define the partners for processing the quality
In general, several partners are usually involved in processing
a quality notification - internal and external partners. The types
of partners and their functions can be different for each
notification type. To define the functions, proceed as follows:
Certain partners have been predefined in the system; for
example, the following partners apply to the quality
customer (customer number)
vendor (vendor number)
person (personnel number)
system user (SAP user)
You can centrally define partner functions for all logistics
applications. You must assign a partner type to the partner
function; for example, you can assign the partner type "Customer"
(with customer master and customer number) to the partner function
"Complainant." You can also define a higher-level function for a
partner function; for example, you can assign the higher-level
function "Customer purchasing department" to the partner function
"Customer purchasing agent."
Next, define the partner determination procedures. In each
partner determination procedure, you define which partner functions
are allowed. In doing so, you can specify whether a partner
function in a quality notification can be changed or whether it is
a mandatory function.
Each quality notification type is assigned a group of partners;
for example, author, processed by, person responsible. For this
reason, you must assign an appropriate partner determination
procedure to each notification type. For each quality notification
type, you must also assign the partner functions that will appear
in the notification header. All other partner functions can be
maintained in the notification itself, on the partner overview
The internal partner functions (for example, author,
coordinator, person responsible) exist for both the partner types
'system user' and 'HR master record.' The partner type 'system
user' was selected for internal partner functions. If you are also
using the HR module and you want to work with personnel numbers,
you only have to exchange the following partner functions:
In the view 'Partner functions for header screens'
Author A0 -> AU
Coordinator KU -> KO
In the view 'Define notification types'
Person responsible (person processing the notification) VU
Use the quality notification types and their assigned partner
determination procedures, as defined in the standard system, unless
you want to use your own partner determination procedures.
If your business organization is currently using the SAP modules HR
org. or SD, it may be advantageous to select the partner type
"employee" for internal partners, in place of the partner type
"system user", as defined in the standard system. Make sure all
other applications are in agreement!
If you want to use your own partner determination procedures you
can adapt the predefined SAP Q notification types and partner
determination procedures to your own requirements.
1. Define the partner functions and
the partner determination procedures.
2. Assign a partner determination
procedure to each quality notification type and specify the
appropriate partner functions for the quality notification header
3. For each notification type,
specify the partner function that will be responsible for the
Use the view in which you define the notification types for this