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One time material purchase in sap hana

I am working in a fertilizer industry. Before we are using in Oracle based software. Now we migrated to sap. In Oracle we are maintaining around 24000 material codes including refurbished. Also we have various plants and we have each code for each plant. So it's coming around 24000. But we are not maintain codes for One time purchase material from small small material to huge items like capital goods. But after migrating of sap we are maintaining 34000 material codes. How can we reduce the codes. We are maintaining a spares inventory only..

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  • Sep 25, 2017 at 08:43 PM

    Asking to reduce materials right after the migration is probably a wrong timing, you should have asked that in the project.

    Once the materials are in SAP then you have only the option of Data Archiving to remove it from the system again. And if you had inventory at any time then it you can even wait for 2 years before you can archive it.

    How did you get 36000 in SAP out of 24000 in Oracle? Was the data migration a fail? or was this the desired outcome based on work done in the project?

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    Sep 26, 2017 at 04:04 PM

    Actually we are migrated on jan 2017. At the time we have only 24000 codes only. After migration we create 12000 codes in SAP. Suddenly our material master codes are increased. because of We are giving code for each and every material. in our Oracle program we have a option for one time purchase but in the SAP we don't have. Like we want to purchase one a special type of light.. It doesn't have a code. Also next time we didn't buy the same material again. We can create receipt for the material . We account the material but we don't put into stock because it doesn't have a code. When the receipt of the material we ask them to the indentor to consume the same. for that cost of the material coming to in our account. Like the option we don't have in SAP. due to codes are increased in our MM.

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    • Hello Maharaja,

      Please don`t say that Oracle had but SAP don`t has.SAP has N Number of functionalities even a well experienced consultant might be not aware of it. As rightly said by Jurgen If you want to purchase material for one time only then u don`t need to create material master record. You can simply put the Text in Your PR or PO and system will prompt for the account assignment category.So here u need to assign it as per the requirement. While doing GR System will not ask you to enter the Sloc bcoz stock will not get updated and u can directly consume the same.

      But if u want stock then material master record is mandatory.Hope this will clarify ur doubts.

  • Sep 26, 2017 at 04:41 PM

    You must have had an incapable MM consultant . And you probably also missed to address this question in the project.

    SAP is certainly able to create purchase orders without material number, just text items, you are forced to enter an account assignment and you will not create any stock for such materials.

    If you want stock then you have to have material numbers.

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