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”
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.
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?
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.
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.