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Branch located outside inside

Hi,

We have a scenario of a client in india but have a branch in abroad.Can we maintain it in a single company.But the currency

of the branch will not be in INR.And the inventory of the branch will be in foreign currency.

If not possible , please suggest the alternative?

Rgds

Edited by: Paul Finneran on Sep 25, 2008 12:59 PM

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    Aug 31, 2008 at 02:38 PM

    Hi,

    it will be possible to have it in a single company. you could use profit center code that will reflect the branch or project code. You could also create use field location in the warehouse as a branch and then create one or several warehouses under the location (branch). If not, you could directly create warehouse code using the branch name..

    You have to maintain the customer codes of the branch, vendor codes, items and so on if you still use single company. You have to differentiate the data between in India and branch. As about the currency, you could have more than one foreign currency in a single database.

    I suggest to create branch company database. For consolidation (if needed), you could have it by creating consolidation database or report.

    Rgds,

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    Hi Praveen,

    If they have only one branch aboad, it is possible to be in one company. However, in case they developed another new branch in another currency in the future, it will be not doable.

    You can assign defferent currencies for system and local currency. In this way, one oversea branch can have their own report either in system or in local currency depending on setting.

    There are still many restrictions to satisfy your client's expectation in this case. You should tell them in advance.

    Please keep in mind, the FC concept will only apply to BP, not your branch.

    If you are looking for alternative, there is not too much you can do. The simplest way will be setup 2 companies.

    Thanks,

    Gordon

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    • Former Member

      Hi Praven,

      You can't maintain general ledger reporting in two currencies for overall company reporting, but it is easy to maintain a sales price list in one currency and another price list in a different currency. If you are using moving average pricing, this will always be in only one currency.

      You can run aging reports in Business Partner currency, but sales analysis will always be in Local Currency.

      It does depend on your reporting and information requirements.

      We have a customer successfully running a company based in one country where most customers are in another. It is invisible to the customer.

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 04:31 AM

    Hi Praveen,

    Please check this sucess story of a SAP B1 Client called "Pidilite Industries

    Limited" which was implemented in India, Thailand and Singapore.

    [https://websmp209.sap-ag.de/~sapdownload/011000358700001070332007E/Pidilite.pdf]

    You can contact the LPE to get to contact the implementation partner and identify how the implementation was done.

    Good Luck!

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