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URGENT u0096 MM Purchase Order (Implementation Query)

**URGENT HELP REQUIRED**

Dear All,

I need some Information/help URGENTLY for a presentation/meeting I will be attending later this week.

If a service based company, wants to start implementing Purchase Order Processing (ME21N), however they only want to implement the actual MM Module to a (Very Minimum) what/how would they make this happen??

Currently this company has an Invoice Management System Called “Ebydos/Readsoft and all Vendors Invoices are managed & paid via this transaction”. They do not want to scrap this system (So we will NOT be using T-Code - MIRO). In addition, this Company does NOT want to Goods Receipt so basically “No” MIGO or ML81N – We have 2 Way as opposed the the usual 3 Way matching.

This company wants to Implement a VERY MINIMAL – MM System, where its users Can Raise Purchase Orders, without maintaining the Item lines. So basically they want Purchase orders with the Header Information Only (EKKO), and they don’t want to maintain anything in the Item information (EKPO) – I assume this is because they don’t want to maintain material etc...

Also if this company absolutely has to use the Item Level in ME21N (Creating Purchase Orders), then they would ideally like to code the item Direct to a GL Account Code (Table – BSEG), rather than a particular item & purchase groups / material group – (Table EKPO).

I hope the above makes sense, basically the Information I need is the following:

(1) Is it possible to Create purchase orders WITHOUT implementing MM (EG – Can some form of Purchase Ordering System, be created/configured in FI/CO) – Which we currently have, which would give us control on what we procure??

(2) If we must implement MM what is the Minimum Implementation/Configuration we need?

(3) Can you Create Header Only (EKKO) Purchase Orders, without maintaining Materials or Doing Item Lines. If we MUST do Item lines, can they be coded DIRECT to a GL Code (BSEG) rather than a particular Item & Material / Purchasing Group (EKPO)??

(4) Finally Can SAP handle the demands we require (as detailed above). Or are we talking about some form of a Be-Spoke system, linked or within SAP??

Thanks for your help in advance. Please email or post DOCUMENTATION / LINK to support /back-up your information/theories…

Kind Regards

RICK

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    Posted on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:10 PM

    1) You need MM consultant for doing the Purchasing Activities.

    2) You can use Service Invoice /MIRO / MRIS / MRRL -(Either 2 way /3-way)

    3) You have to maintain the line item in the PO. No need for any material master .

    You have to use material group/Purchasing Group .

    4) SAP can handle most of the business requirements .It is doing extremely well in logistics

    5)http://help.sap.com/bp_bblibrary/600/BBlibrary_start.htm - Check this link for configuration document.

    6) All the documentation is available in the forum header.

    Hope it will helps .

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      **You have to maintain the line item in the PO. No need for any material master .

      You have to use material group/Purchasing Group .**

      HI Jeevan,

      You mentioned in the above info. That we Do NOT need to setup the

      Material Master, however we do need to use the Material Group /

      Purchasing group. Whats the different. I thought they were both linked to the

      "Item Level" (EKPO) within Purchase Orders??

      Thanks

      RICK

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    Posted on Sep 18, 2007 at 09:02 PM

    Guys,

    I noticed my Post has had several views... Any chance I could get some feedback? THE KEY POINTS ARE:

    I hope the above makes sense, basically the Information I need is the following:

    (1) Is it possible to Create purchase orders WITHOUT implementing MM (EG – Can some form of Purchase Ordering System, be created/configured in FI/CO) – Which we currently have, which would give us control on what we procure??

    (2) If we must implement MM what is the Minimum Implementation/Configuration we need?

    (3) Can you Create Header Only (EKKO) Purchase Orders, without maintaining Materials or Doing Item Lines. If we MUST do Item lines, can they be coded DIRECT to a GL Code (BSEG) rather than a particular Item & Material / Purchasing Group (EKPO)??

    (4) Finally Can SAP handle the demands we require (as detailed above). Or are we talking about some form of a Be-Spoke system, linked or within SAP??

    <b>Documentation / Presentation Slides Etc... would be greatly appreciated!!</b>

    Thanks again

    RICK

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    Posted on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    hi

    Before implementation, first understand their business process,

    cost effective and useful ness to the client.

    Its an ERP and integrated s/w ,what are the other modules?

    in SAP, the purchase documents (PR,RFQ, PO will not affect account

    module).There are different types of PO's. Are they use all?

    and its not useful without GR and Invoice, bcoz all POs always

    open without these transactions.

    But you also need Master data like vendor,material.and some configuration

    and interface with legacy system.

    I suggest you to go for customization of the Inv. Mgm Sytem

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    Posted on Sep 19, 2007 at 08:02 PM

    Hi Rick

    Material Groups - . It will provide the ability to enhance searching for commodities as well as provide a structured hierarchy for reporting --Need to Maintain at Item level .You can attach any material group to any Non- Material

    purchasing groups (buyers) who are responsible for day-to-day buying activities. Need for analyze the distribution of purchasing activities per purchasing group.

    This will be in header level for an PO.

    Hope I answered your qn

    Thanks

    Jeevan

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