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Initiate BAPI_SALESORDER_SIMULATE from SAP BI

Mar 14, 2017 at 06:29 PM

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Hi Guys,

has anybody experience in initiating the BAPI_SALESORDER_SIMULATE within the SAP BI environment? So I want to see the data (e.g. netprice) directly in SAP BI without doing the in SAP ERP System. Is this case possible?

Thanks in advance.

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Jelena Perfiljeva
Mar 14, 2017 at 07:11 PM
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It is possible to initiate the BAPI but it will produce a meaningful result only if your data in BI system is exactly the same as in the core ERP system, which is unlikely. Just think about it. You'd need customer data, master data, pricing, ATP check, all the configuration, etc. Lots of data to enter an order. And exactly in the same tables, not in "cubes".

Simply looking at the ABAP code in this BAPI would've answered this question.

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Thank you very much Jelena.

Please let me explain my requirement in detail.

The Major aim to simulate a sales order in BI is to compare conditions (e.g. net price) with "future prices". Consider the situation that a customer with its current conditions will get the conditions of an other customer. So i am Looking for an meaningful approach to fullfil such an business case.

I mean data analysis is pretty much easier and comfortabel in BI environment.

Thanks for any help.

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Sorry, I don't get "customer will get conditions of another customer" scenario at all. If your prices are by customer number then this is impossible. The whole requirement seems rather capricious, to be honest.

Do you understand the difference between the BI system (which just hosts analytical data) and SAP ERP (which is the system of record)? You cannot simulate in an analytical system the activities that belong in the system of record.

It does not matter how convenient one or the other system is. They have different data and different functionality. Unless both are using same HANA DB, in which case I can't comment and you'll need to ask in HANA BI tag.

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