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Alternative to LIS (for Inventory Control) in S/4 HANA

Apr 17, 2017 at 03:41 PM

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Dear all,

We are in the process of converting our client system from ECC6.0 to S/4 HANA 1610.

In ECC system, the following settings exist:

1. The LIS info-structures for inventory (S031, S032, S033, S034 & S035) are activated, with S031, S032 and S033 setup for V1 update and S034 & S035 with V2 update) - tcode OMO9. LIS reports used are MC.1, MC.4, MC.5, MC.6, MC.9 & MC.A

2. As for material blocking status, "Late exclusive block" is set - tcode OMJI.

We did a trial conversion of sandbox system and found that the above settings did not allow any material document to be posted in the S/4 HANA system. We had to switch to "Exclusive block" (i.e early lock) in order to make the system ready for any posting.

We have studied SAP Note 2319579 that explains the lock behaviour and its relation to LIS. We understand that "Late exclusive block" and "Active LIS" cannot co-exist in S/4 HANA system.

So, we would like to advise our client to go for "late exclusive block" to enjoy the benefits of parallel processing and improved throughput offered in S/4 HANA; and de-activate existing LIS info-structures and offer an alternative to LIS.

Is this an acceptable approach ?

Also, in lieu of the de-activated LIS (S031... S035 and the LIS reports), is there any other reporting functionality that S/4 HANA offers ?

SAP talks about Virtual Data model and HANA Analytics.

Can you please advise what is the alternative to LIS and how to go about implementing the same?

Thanks

Prabhu

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Hello Jurgen,

We are stuck here.

Can you please advise if there are any FIORI apps that give the same information as LIS info-structures S031, S032....... S035 ?

thanks.

Prabhu

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Prabhu Sundararaman

I am not yet on S4HANA, so I can't answer this question.

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Its Ok Jurgen.

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Did you guys find any alternative app or tables in SAP S$ for LIS?

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Former Member Apr 26, 2017 at 02:10 PM
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White paper: Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA 1610 Initial Shipment Stack

"MM-IM development plans to provide step by step Virtual Data Model (VDM) views as successor for LIS. The first VDM's released with S/4HANA OP1610 and CE1608 will be for stock quantity reporting."

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Hi Csaba,

Yes, I got to see that comment in Simplification List.. There are only a few FIORI Apps for Inventory management like Inventory Turnover Analysis as of 1610.. Do you have the list of VDMs/FIORI apps in 1610 ? If yes, please share the same.

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Prabhu

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Former Member Dec 04, 2017 at 01:16 PM
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Hi Prabhu, have you found an answer for your question? We have same story here.

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