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Peculiar case of GR posting

HI I have tried posting the same problem but no one could answer, may be because I was not clear in asking my question ....this is the question and best possible way to ask it...

We have a particular requirement for a type of subcontracting process (not the standard SAP subcontracting) as mentioned below. We create a Purchase Order for a material (without a standard cost). The Net price mentioned in the PO is the processing charges for the vendor (service charges). It does not indicate price for the material. When we receive the finished material from the vendor, we perform a Goods receipt. The stock gets updated and accounting documents are created.

Our requirement is to stop this quantity updating during Goods Receipt. But, at the same time, we would like the accounting documents to be created as we need to pay the vendor.

Is there any way of achieving this?

I understand that in the standard process, the parent item info record takes care of the processing charges. But this is process that has been customized differently as the client has SAP as well as legacy systems talking to each other. Turning off the qty updating at the material type level will turn it off for all purchase orders created for the material at that particular plant which is something we would like to avoid.

We would basically like to turn it off for particular purchase order type. The reason for turning it off is that after the GR is done, there is a separate process that comes from the legacy system and updates the same quantity of finished product and also posts the consumption of components. So, our basic requirement is , is it possible to turn off qty updating for the GR of a particular purchase order document type and yet create accounting document. Material is not a valuated material and has a standard cost zero.

These cannot be done:

Creating an account assignment PO will serve the purpose only for a material with value updating active and standard price is non-zero.

Flagging the GR non-valuated in the material data of the PO will also non-valuate the GR, i.e. no accounting documents will be created for the transaction. But it will not stop the quantity updating.

I was trying to think in terms of a new movement type which can carry out the required transactions. Any help in this direction or anything else that could solve the problem would be great!

Thank you MM Gurus,

srix..

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 07:21 PM

    Srix,

    I have read your post a few times and understand the issue. There is no standard way of achieving this. I am not sure which version of SAP you are on but I do know that in ECC 6.0 there are 2 new movement types (107 - GR to valuated blocked stock, and 108 - Reversal) which may be of some interest to you. I haven't explored the functionality and so cannot comment but you might to explore them.

    This aside, how is the other legacy application updating the finished product and raw material consumption quantities in SAP (BAPI, IDoc etc)? From an auditing standpoint, the process does not seem logical enough. You want your stock accounts to be hit but at the same time you do not want to update the stock qty (I understand you wish to do it later) or charge it to an account assignment object.

    You can certainly explore the new movement type route but making such changes to the update control of a movement type is certainly not recommended. It is possible but you will need to do something fairly radical to achieve this.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to suggest any other options at this time. I will revert back if I can think of anything else.

    Hope this helps.

    H Narayan

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      Srix,

      Not a problem. I answered your other question a short while back. SAP can be pretty frustrating sometimes:) but it's great fun for the most part!

      H Narayan