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LTVD mass maintenance

Good day SAP GTS Preference Experts

The client I work at has a concern regarding the effort required in the annual run process for LTVD’s. As we know, the process has 3 steps :

1. Extend Vendor Declaration

2. Request Vendor Declaration in Annual Run

3. Maintain Vendor Declaration

The most intensive step for the preference user is step 3. For the maintenance in step 3, each product’s preference flag must be individually maintained. In their business, they have over 21 000 admin unit/business partner/product combinations that must be maintained. This process takes them a number of weeks to complete. (given they must continue with their business as usual activities too)

The business have stated that they would like to be able to mass maintain the newly re-requested (in step 2) LTVD’s, exactly as per the previous year (IE, the same preference flag). They would then like to adjust the LTVD’s preference flag only if it has changed from the prior year. The business accept the risk that an articles preference statement may become negative from the beginning of the year (01.01.2017) and an export has already taken place shortly after 01.01.2017.



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    Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Hey Chris,

    When you say 21000 Admin unit/Business Partner/Product Combination.

    From my experience, its not uncommon to have 21000 BP + Product Combination but if you have 21000 admin units then its a different approach.

    Now coming back to your explanation, Are you trying to figure out is there any easy solution to mass maintain the received V LTVD's ?

    If you are looking for such solution, I have just built an intermediate step ( i.e. customs report to compare the data received from Suppliers vs the data we have sent like Valid From/Valid To/Producer Flag/Preference Criteria/HTS Mismatch etc.... ) to verify the received content is good and allows users to upload the content into GTS via Maintain LTVD.

    If you are comfortable then you can proceed further and complete Save and Aggregate the LTVD's or you can schedule nightly job to complete this activity.

    Please do let me know if you are expecting something different from what I understand so that can try better assist you. Thanks.



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    • Hi Rajesh

      Understood – no worries. I was initially of the impression that it was something I could download via a note, or a utility in GTS I simply wasn’t aware of.

      I now understand that this would have been a custom development for a client.

      If you could possibly advise your approach (ABAP program, LSMW), and roughly how long it took you (specification, build, testing) to implement into production, it would assist me greatly in determining if there will be a noteworthy/significant return on investment and also if it will be feasible for our team, given our timelines for our current workload.

      Thanks in advance


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