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How to update product groups in APO SPP with the data coming from SAP ECC?

Hi, I'm an ABAP resource and my client is implementing APO SPP solutions and has a below mentioned requirement.

The product groups that are based on dynamic data (data that changes over time) will need to be automatically updated in the system. The following product groups are required in the system and need to be automatically updated on real time basis:

- Material Type: ZCAP and ZSTK – Capital materials and other materials

- 3 Product Classifications (M6, M9, M10)

- Consumption pattern (Stable, Intermittent, Sporadic) – Depending on no. of zero consumptions in a time period. Example if over 50% of time the consumption is zero, we will consider the consumption as sporadic

- External Material Group (GENT, DIST, TRAN, COGN) – To differentiate businesses

- Division

my questions:

1. what is the transaction code to view the product groups in APO?

2. brief on product classification and consumption pattern?

3. how would i get these details from ECC and would it be passed to APO through CIF or some RFC function module

4. how would these details be updated in APO?

please provide details from technical perspective.

thanks in advance for your help.

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    Former Member
    May 12, 2015 at 03:28 PM

    Hi,

    Answers

    1. You can view the Product Groups assigned to a Product in /sapapo/mat1 --> Properties 2 Tab.

         To create Prod Groups, SCM --> SPRO -->SCM Basis --> Master Data -->Product -->Product Groups.

    2. Classifications is a method where the materials were grouped with similar characteristics. Example. If you've created a class as SOAP then values may be Bathing Soap / Washing Soap. Additionally you can make anyone of them as default type while creating a material.

    Consumption Pattern - seems to be your client specific term, Hope they are deriving it from past sales history.

    3. CIF would be the preferred way of transferring the data. Extend MARA table with your custom fields and transfer them to SCM along with the standard ECC data using CIF enhancements/Exits.

    You have use CIF exits -

    ERP

    Enhancements - CIFMAT01.

    FM - EXIT_SAPLCMAT_001

    SCM

    Enhancements - APOCF005

    FM - EXIT_/SAPAPO/SAPLCIF_PROD_001

    Also Check these structures CIFMTKYCUS & CIFMTLCCUS.

    4. These details should be updated with CIF using appropiate Integration Models.

    If you need in depth technical help then i would suggest you to post this question in some ABAP group.

    Thanks

    Vinoth

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