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Change existing SD Pricing Procedure - help


I am hoping to get some advice on an issue that we are facing. We have an existing SD pricing procedure which is outdated and requires many changes with new condition types and new account keys (new GL account assignment). From reading OSS Note 388112, it appears that I cannot change the existing pricing procedure and would need to copy the existing procedure and make changes to a new pricing procedure. All new sales orders would then follow the new pricing procedure. Existing sales orders would then have to be closed and then recreated to follow the new pricing procedure.

The problem is that due to the nature of our business, sales orders can remain open over a long period of time (over a year) and to close and recreate the sales order would be difficult due to the volume and also the integration with PS and MM.

I am looking at potentially phasing the changes so that we keep the existing sales orders and all new sales orders would follow the new pricing procedure. I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue and can provide advice/feedback on what approach they used?

In addition, does anyone know if I can change the existing automatic GL account assignment in the existing pricing procedure without negatively impacting the existing pricing procedure? In some cases I would use the existing account key and just point to another GL account. However, in other cases, I would need to create a new account key to attach to the existing pricing procedure. If anyone could provide advice and feedback it would be greatly appreciated!

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    Nov 01, 2017 at 04:05 PM

    The note does not mention anything about recreating the existing sales orders.

    It suggests creating a new procedure and assigning it in OVKK, which will be used for new documents and to complete the existing documents with the old procedure in the way you do now.

    Did you try the scenario in a sandbox?

    Create a few documents, process them to different phases, then assign the new pricing procedure in OVKK, create a few new documents, process them end-to-end, then process all documents that you created before switching to the new procedure.

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      Yes, I am re-thinking the change in account keys. I don't think that I will make this change after all. I think that the transition will be much cleaner if there are no changes to the existing pricing procedure and sales orders. The closing process would be status quo for existing sales orders. Then, as you've mentioned, all new sales orders created after a specific date would follow the new process.

      I really do appreciate your advice and thoughts as it really helps to get ideas from someone who has already been through this process :) Thank you once again!