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Acknowledgement on goods receive against reservation

Jan 17 at 12:59 PM


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I have a business requirement to map in SAP. Requirement is for goods issue against reservation, scenario is like,

01. User will raise reservation and department head will approve the reservation.

02. While store will issue the goods against that reservation there should be a receive acknowledgement option for the reservation creator, that he physically receives the goods. Some times store may issue goods against reservation without physically deliver the goods. So receive option should be there. only after receive input GI accounting should impact.

Please advice how to map this in standard or customized process.



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Jürgen L
Jan 17 at 01:23 PM

There is neither an approval process for a reservation nor an acknowledgement for the goods receipt and not any postponement of account posting for the goods issue.

The simplest workaround that could be done is to post the goods issue, print the material document and get it signed by the receiver, then scan it and load it as GOS attachment to the movement (about 20 years ago this was just put as paper into a folder)

If you have an issue, then you need anyway to analyze your movements, and then you can just check if the movement in question has this GOS attachment with the signature

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Hi Jurgen,

Thanks for your quick suggestion. i am planing to set the mb21 approval process like below:

01. Un-check the Movement allowed in SPRO - Materials Management - Inventory Management and Physical Inventory - Plant Parameters in plant Reservation section.

02. Create ZMB21 transaction variant in SHD0 and hide the Movement allowed section.

03. A Z ALV with approve checkbox which will run MBVR in background to set the movement allowed check mark.

And for the GI approval i have not found any solution and will follow your suggestion for hard copy print and attachment.

Please suggest me if the above workaround has any post impact on the system.




This solution is ugly and certainly will have a negative impact, reservations are not just created with MB21. Hard updates of SAP tables should be avoided in general, ongoing updates of customizing in particular


Thanks for your valuable suggestion... i have decided to go with print and sign method to avoid future complexity of SAP.