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Former Member
Nov 13, 2007 at 06:51 PM

Mapping R/3 sales document types into GTS


Hi Experts,

I would appreciate your inputs regarding best practices or best design approach for sales document types in R/3 which gets mapped into GTS.

Here is the scenario:

Currently both domestic and export orders are created using same order type (OR) in R/3, by different people handling domestic and exports separately. The % of export transactions within total transactions in future could be anywhere from 20 to 50% depending upon the business unit. With the consideration of GTS implementation, what is the recommended option for future state business out of the following 2 options?

Option 1 - Recommend to create a separate order type in R/3 for exports in future and map that order type only in GTS configuration.

Option 2 – Activate the BAdI or user exits to find a way to filter out the orders relevant for exports, without creating a new order type in R/3

I would appreciate if you can provide some direction on which is the better option or most used option if at the time of GTS implementation, business uses the same document type for both exports and domestic orders.

If option 1 is recommended, what are some of the issues pertaining to change management, especially if the volume of open orders could be high at the time of go live. What are the challenges of handling open orders?

If option 2 is recommended, what are some of the ways that filtering of transactions relevant for exports is done? Does it lead to any limitations in utilizing GTS functionality?

Appreciate your advice