Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

Purchase Group

Hi,

I create one Purchase group and I assign to one Purchase Organization, This purchase orgnization is assign to one Plant.

Folloing structure..

Pur.grop(035)-- >Pur. Org(IN01) -->Plant(IN00)

While I creating the Material for another Plant(IF01) that plant is not assign to Pur.Org(IN01). Eventhogth the pur.grop(035) is allowing to plant(IF01) as well as Plant(IN00) also not only these 2 plants, It's allowing to all plants and all pur.org.

The great confusion is How to restrict the pur.group(035) to particular Pur.Org(IN01) under particular plant?

Regards,

Sudheer.

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

10 Answers

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:51 AM

    HI,

    In MM there is no assignment of Purchase group to purchase organisation.

    You assign only plant to purchase organisation in customisation

    Can you please explain properly

    Thanks & Regards,

    Kiran

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:51 AM

    Hi,

    First of all to rectify you, Purchase Group can not be assigned to Purchasing Organisation or any Organisational Element. So Purchase Groups can be used irrespective of any Company Code, Purchasing Org, Plant, etc... In short Purchase Groups are at Client level.

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

    • Former Member Former Member

      Sudheer, I think you are not aware of Purchasing Area Concept. Refer following;

      Are you working on SAP Retail? If yes then Purchase Area is useful otherwise it is not used in case of normal SAP R/3.

      Purchasing Area Determination: - Purchasing areas are assigned to purchasing organizations. This single level assignment is necessary for defining who is responsible for dealing with which vendors and the maintenance of their master data.

      A purchasing group within a purchasing organization can only be assigned a maximum of one purchasing area.

      Requirements: - Your R/3 System is configured as an SAP Retail System.

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:54 AM

    purchasing groups are not assigned to any thing. its just created through spro only.

    regards

    points if helpful/solved

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:55 AM

    Hi sudheer

    As said by kiran there is nothing like it what you said. please clarify the requirements. what you exactly want to do. my assumptions are that you want to extend the material to different plant with different purchasing organisation.

    best regards,

    kunal

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:58 AM

    Purchase Group Cannot be assigned to any Plant / Purchase Organization / or to any Organizational element.

    Purchase Group is Purely Reporting Purpose.

    Definition

    A purchasing group corresponds to a buyer or group of buyers who perform the following purchasing activities:

    Procuring certain articles or merchandise categories

    Acting as the contact for vendors

    Use

    Purchasing groups can function strategically, operationally, or both.

    The main strategic function of a purchasing group in SAP Retail is to maintain its master data and control data. This includes defining outline agreements and volume rebate arrangements for Purchasing, for example.

    The purchasing group is also responsible for the day-to-day planning of requirements and ordering of merchandise.This includes creating purchase orders, allocation tables and promotions. It can also send vendors requests for quotation or create purchase requisitions.

    Regards,

    Ashok

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 09:58 AM

    Hi,

    As per Standard SAP Purchasing Group is independent and are at Client level.

    You cann't assign the Pur Group to Purchase Organization

    If Purchasing group is maintained in material master then it will be assigned to Plant( Don't have much importance here as no dependencies if not assigned)

    If your Purchasing groups are more then you can maintain the Z table for the combination of Purchase organziation - Plant -- Purchasing group combination.

    Take a help of ABAPer .

    And can use the User exit with the condition based on the Z table so that system should not allow to create the PO with different combination than Z table

    It can be done.

    rgds

    Chidanand

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    hi

    no functionality available for what u want

    so u can do one thing that u can assign the pur grp to the user

    as u will be knowing which users are working for which plznt

    refer following link

    Purchasing Group - Assignment

    regards

    kunal

    award if helpful

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Dear Sudheer,

    As per the SAP standards, you need not to define purchasing group which is default at client level.

    Purchasing group is created for the responsible buyer who has to negotiate with the vendor for purchase of required material for the assigned plant which in turn is assigned to purchasing organisation who is responsible for vendor negotiation centrally.

    Purchasing organisation must and to be assigned to the company code which is 1:many i.e: one purchasing organisation to many company codes which is having one chart of account (INT). Also one purchasing organisation has to assigned to one plant only i.e: 1:1 (One purchasing organisation to one plant)

    In IMG:

    http://IMG - enterprice structure - definition - material management - maintain purchase organisation. - through this path you have to maintain(define) Pur organisation which in trun you will have to assign to plant or to multiple company codes as follows.

    [IMG - enterprice structure - Assignment - material management - assign purchase organisation to company code / assign purchase organisation to plant.

    In you case I recommend as per the SAP standards to assign purchasing organisation (IN01) to company code(XXX) and extend the new material which you are trying to create for another plant i.e: (IF01) to its purchasing organisation and and then assign to company code(XXX).

    Hope this will suffice your requirement. Also much appericated if you are satisfied with the solution than awarding me the points.......

    Please try and reply back ASAP.

    Regards,

    Pai

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Plz explain me in detail........Because I am suprised....Is this a new Developement..

    Plz clarify

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Sep 11, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    HI

    This is the Enterprise Structure followed in SAP

    Client

    Company Code

    Plant

    Storage Location

    Purchase Organization

    Sales Organization

    Warehouse Number

    Storage Type u2013 GR area, GI area, Picking area, High rake storage area & Posting storage area

    *Purchasing Group:* An org. unit responsible for procuring materials or services for one or more plants and for negotiating general conditions of purchase with vendors.

    Purchasing Group is not assigned to any specific Purchasing Organization

    Regards,

    senthil.

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded