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PArtner Function and Partner Type

Hello Everyone ,

I have checked few threads but couldnt understand clearly why do we have partner function , type, partners , and assignment at account group.

Can anyone explain in lay man terms why do we use partner function and type .

Also Appreciate if i could get some answer to this question with the explaination:

Which of the following statements is correct?

Only one answer is correct.

Partner types are assigned to partner procedures

Partner functions is assigned to the account group

Partner procedure details controls whether partner functions are mandatory

Partner functions in the material master are controlled by procedures assigned to the master.

Thanks

Amruta

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    Former Member
    Mar 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    SD Partner Functions

    Use

    During business processes, an enterprise negotiates with a number of natural and juristic persons. For example, a customer orders goods or services from the enterprise. Or a service provider offers services to cutomers. An employee in customer services processes the business procedure. The roles that these people take on are represented in the SAP system as business partners.

    Business partners can be:

    · Internal employees (partners in Human Resources)

    · Externals (customers or vendors)

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    Former Member
    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    By giving a simple example i will tell u why partner function is required...

    Suppose u r the customer & own a company having different branches throught out the world.Now u r placing the order from the main branch so this is sold to party(SP). Now you want to deliver the materials to another branch of ur company i.e ship-to-party(SH).You want the invoice would be raised to another branch so i.e bill-to-party(BP).Also you want the payment would be done another branch of ur company so i.e payer(PY) .

    For ur 2nd qn:

    Partner functions is assigned to the account group

    Hope this would be helpful 2 u...

    Reward if helpful.

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    Former Member
    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Hi!

    We use the Partner Fucntion only, but it will have Partner Type. In Business you need certain Business Partners which may be Internal - Sales Executives or External - Customers. If you want to give certain fucntions for your customer then you allow him a few, to run a business you need 4 fucntion SP, SH, BP and PY minimum. If you want your Sales Executive to aResponsible person for this customer you can assign the partner fucntion Employee responsible to your customer and assign the Executive to him. Like this you can create Contact Person and assign the partner fucntion CP to the customer. I hope I cleared a part of your question and coming to the 2nd question - the ans is 2nd one You assign PF to the account grp. If you satified with this ans reply

    regards

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    Former Member
    Mar 15, 2008 at 02:49 PM

    Hi Amruta,

    The Partner Function is something like the role played by the business partner i.e. Sold-to-Party, Ship-to-Party etc.

    The Partner Type basically means whether the business partner is a customer or vendor.

    We basically assign the Partner function to the Account group so that it is automatically generated in the document where the Partner Determination is to be done. Secondly if it is not assigned then the number generation will not take place automatically.

    Regards,

    Karthik.

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