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Purchase Order for Freight specifically

Hi,

Our company wants to create a separate Purchase Order for Freight and Crane Services in SAP after introduction of GIS in INDIA.

To create any PO for Freight and Crane Service, we must need G/L Account in place where the Posting of the cost to be done.

Now we have Freight Clearing GL Account where we want to do posting of the cost mentioned in the PO.

But system does not allow us to use that G/L Account as this was being used in Material POs where the cost is being added to the G/L through GR automatically.

Request you to please guide the best practice for this kind of requirement.

Note: We already know that in Material POs we can add freight condition along with assignment of freight vendor there. But our business team does not want to use that for some reasons. So please suggest some other way of handling the requirement.

Thanks and Best Regards

MP Vashishth

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  • Oct 27, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Hi,

    Please check the concept of Transportation Management, which will generate freight PO automatically. Refer the link:

    https://blogs.sap.com/2014/08/21/different-freight-scenarios-and-freight-calculation-freight-po-determination-and-posting-in-fi/, and https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPSCM/Transportation+Overview which explains the scenario with outbound delivery. Similar process can be followed with inbound process as well. Also check the note: 427944 - Info Shipment costs as delivery costs during goods receipt

    Alternatively, you may create a freight PO manually with account assignment and corresponding freight clearing GL. Same will be posted at the time of GRN / SES. In this case, there is no link between the material PO and freight PO.

    Regards,

    Prasoon

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  • Oct 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    You have not explained what you tried and in what way system was preventing to post to the required G/L Account. You should be aware, all FI postings (both from MM or SD) will happen based on your pricing procedure where you would have set some Account Key. For this Account Key, whatever G/L Account you set, system would post to that account. Having said that, if you have a separate Account Key in your pricing procedure, you can very well differentiate the FI postings also. If you are not familiar with MM configuration, please consult your seniors

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  • Jan 05 at 12:16 PM

    Hi,

    My apologies please, there was a typo mistake in my last post.

    Our company wants to create a separate Purchase Order for Freight and Crane Services in SAP after introduction of GST in INDIA.

    To create any PO for Freight and Crane Service, we must need G/L Account in place where the Posting of the cost to be done.

    Now we have Freight Clearing GL Account where we want to do posting of the cost mentioned in the PO.

    But system does not allow us to use that G/L Account as this was being used in Material POs where the cost is being added to the G/L through GR automatically.

    Request you to please guide the best practice for this kind of requirement.

    Note: We already know that in Material POs we can add freight condition along with assignment of freight vendor there. But our business team does not want to use that for some reasons. So please suggest some other way of handling the requirement.

    Thanks and Best Regards

    MP Vashishth

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  • Jan 07 at 03:56 PM

    As above said Accounts are determined by Pricing Procedure which were using in your Company, Better create another condition type for frieght and add Account Key and Accrual for that, set another GL account for that.

    Thanks

    Mahesh

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  • Jan 07 at 03:56 PM

    As above said Accounts are determined by Pricing Procedure which were using in your Company, Better create another condition type for frieght and add Account Key and Accrual for that, set another GL account for that.

    Thanks

    Mahesh

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  • Jan 07 at 03:56 PM

    As above said Accounts are determined by Pricing Procedure which were using in your Company, Better create another condition type for frieght and add Account Key and Accrual for that, set another GL account for that.

    Thanks

    Mahesh

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