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Two purchasing organisations for one user

Hi Experts,

We are running SRM 4.0, extended classic scenario with a large international setup.

I have an issue with purchaser that need to be able to shop for two different pur. orgs. in two different company codes (A & B).

I have added both A & B in the Company Code attribute for the user.

And I have made both the local purchasing groups for A & B responsible for the purchaser.

When I create a SC I can select whether to use Company code A & B and I can select the matching Purchasing Group. When I finish the shopping cart the order is created in SRM with correct the Local Purchasing Organisation which the Pur. Group I chose belongs to.

But when it is tranfered to R/3 it is allways assigning pur. org. A. (also if the order in SRM has local pur. org. B). This results in a error, if the purchase wants to make a purchase for Company B.

Is it not possible in SRM to able to chose more than one backend pur. org.?

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    Posted on Oct 25, 2007 at 11:14 AM

    Hi Anders,

    In reference to the info. you have provided, you have created the P.O with the local Purchasing organization. In such a case your P.Group assigned to this P.Org should be a local P.Group and the material should be local material.

    In such a case the P.O will not be transferred to back end R/3 as you are using a local material, Local P.Org and Local P.Group.

    In Extended classic scenario you can not use a local P.Org for procuring back end R/3 material. There seems to be an issue with your org. structure.

    Actually you are using a De-coupled scenario where you have both local P.orgs and back end P.orgs co-exist.

    Hope this will make you clear. Clarifications are welcome.



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      Hi Teja,

      I believe it is quite normal that in Extended Scenario the PO is created in SRM using the Local Purchasing Organisation data. These PO's are then copied to R/3 using the (backend) Purchasing Organisation data.

      The orders I am talking about are created with both a local P. Org. and Local P. Group. The orders are made as text orders (Describe Requirements).

      Normally it works as it is suppossed to. It is only if I try to do these cross Pur. Org. Purchases I have an issue.

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    Posted on Nov 06, 2007 at 07:19 AM

    Does anyone know how to add to backend pur. orgs. to one user?

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    • Hi,

      The logic company code determines the rest.

      If you have a situation where you belong to multiple company codes and mutliple P.Org and P.Grp are possible, please change the user settings to the right company code first before placing your item in the shopping cart. By default, every user has a defaulted company code even when you did not flag the default checkbox in the organization structure.


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    Posted on Jan 07, 2008 at 02:14 PM

    Hello guys,

    I'm having the same problem.

    I intend to solve the problem by using the badi BBP_ECS_PO_OUT_BADI, to change the header information of the order to reflect the right purchase group and organization, when shopping within another company code than the company code the user normally uses.

    I'll keep you posted on how it turns out

    Best regards

    Per T.

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    • Former Member

      This really sounds like a bug to me - it should be possible by standard to be able to choose from different company codes and not having to use a BAdI to make it work.

      Sounds like an OSS for SAP would be a nice help as well. I simply cannot believe that it is standard behaviour that 1 user is only intended to purchase for 1 company code/purchasing organization.

      But again - let us know what you figure out if you do manage to find a solution! 😊

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