I have had the opportunity to steep myself in SAP S/4’s new SAP Settlement Management module. While I’m sure that I’ve barely scratched its surface, it has a demonstrated a strong capability to provide a framework for structuring complex Trade Promotions agreements. One particular scenario seemed like it was going to require some development, but I was surprised at some of the legwork SAP has already done to assist us consultants. Read on to learn more.Continue reading “SAP Settlement Management: The Multiple Contract Condition Problem”
New SAP SD Reference Guide Content: SAP Notes
I’ve been playing a bit of catch up this week. I’ve got a rather large backlog of articles to publish. Today, I’m starting with some new content in my SAP SD Reference Guide series: SAP SD Reference Guide: SAP Notes
SAP Notes are available to those with SAP S# user ID’s. You can review them here.
Ask Me Anything: SAP Value Discounts vs Price Discounts
This question on SAP discounts comes courtesy of Val:
I’m configuring a series of % discounts in SD. Each needs to apply a % to the price, not to the value (SAP default), so the price per unit decreases with each discount. The result is a slightly different final total value from the standard method. I can’t find a way in standard config, all I can do is a standard value: can you suggest anything? Do I need a custom requirement?
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Ask Me Anything: SAP Condition Update, Max # of Orders
This question comes courtesy of Krishna. He writes (edited for clarity):
My requirement is to give a discount for the first 50 sales orders. I tried this using the condition update tool. It is limited to only 3 sales orders. I want to make it for 50 sales orders, but I am not getting anywhere. Please help me.
I’m not sure there’s much good news ahead on this one, but let’s take a closer look at the ‘Maximum number of orders’ in the SAP Condition Update function.
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SAP Cumulative Graduated Pricing and Discounts
First off, this post is mostly stemming from frustration. So, if you’re expecting some sort of magic bullet to handle cumulative graduated pricing, I can’t offer you much. What I can offer you is a list of options, how they work, and why they may not fully satisfy the requirement. It seems simple: You want to offer your customers gradually reduced pricing — or gradually increased discounts — as they purchase throughout the year across multiple sales orders. Though seemingly simple, the solution is not.
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