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Difference in the MM functionalities between 4.6C and ECC 6.0.

Hi gurus,

What is the difference in the MM functionalities between 4.6C and ECC 6.0.

I already went through several links, which was moslty related with technical aspects.

But I need functionalitywise.

(Note: In ECC 6.0 using MIGO, transfer posting can be done. Apart from that is there any other functionality change)

It will be of great help if u provide....



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    Posted on Oct 11, 2008 at 01:42 PM


    visit the dedicated upgrade Website from SAP : (Available to general public)

    And try to find on "release notes" for ECC 6.0 and the upgrade installation guides (OSS userid and pwd required) (OSS userid and pwd required) (OSS userid and pwd required) (OSS userid and pwd required)

    Depending on the piece of functionality that you will upgrade / setupsearch relevant OSS notes that might shed some light on pre-requisites and/or additional information (OSS userid and pwd required)


    Syed Hussain.

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  • Posted on Oct 11, 2008 at 03:17 PM


    Following are the basic differences as far as MM Module is concerned;

    Pickup list - Batch where-used list display in transaction MB56

    u2022 Until release 4.7, the top-down and bottom-up analyses in the function pickup list for batch where-used list (transaction MB5C) were displayed only in the form of simple output lists. As of release 6.00 of SAP ERP Central Component, the function pickup list for batch where-used list branches to the batch where-used list itself (transaction MB56).

    u2022 In addition, user can define how the data in the batch where-used list is displayed, in the initial screen.

    u2022 User can use all the settings available in the batch where-used list. For example, he can expand transfer posting or display vendor batch. However, it is not possible to limit the selection to valid plants in the initial screen of the pickup list.

    Usability enhancements for transaction MIGO for the posting of goods movements

    u2022 For goods movements that refer to purchase orders as reference documents (for example, goods receipt, goods issue, subsequent adjustment), user can specify the ordering plant as an additional selection criterion directly next to the purchase order number and the item number.

    u2022 There is a new default value: "copy account assignment fields." When entering other goods receipts, user can copy existing account assignment data from the previous item to use as the default values for a new item. To do this, user has to set the copy account assignment fields indicator in the default values.

    u2022 User changes the default values in the menu path "Settings -> Default Values."

    u2022 Goods movement is monitored with reference to a material document. When you enter the following goods movements, it is possible to specify a material document, such as the following, as the reference document:

    Goods receipt

    Goods issue

    Transfer posting

    Remove from storage

    u2022 Note that these material documents must be documents that have arisen from a goods movement without reference ("Others") and that are not reversal documents.

    New report : display list of invoice documents (MIR5)

    u2022 Logistics invoice verification offers a new report display list of invoice documents (RMMR1MDI), w hich user can use to display such a list (Transaction is MIR5).

    u2022 As an addition to the existing program invoice overview (transaction code MIR6), user have extended selection criteria and display options. For example, on the initial screen user can make selections by one-time customers, invoice gross amount, and entry date.

    u2022 User can also show an expert mode, which enables him to select at plant level by FI document, GL A/c posting, and Material Posting.

    u2022 In the output list, the report shows both posted and held invoices.

    u2022 It does not show invoices without a corresponding FI document; such as invoices planned for verification in the background or which the software has already verified as containing errors.

    Requirement prioritizations in materials management

    u2022 With Requirement Prioritization functionality user can assign requirement urgency at item level in purchasing and reservation documents.

    u2022 The software determines the relevant requirement priority (overall priority) of a material requisition from the combination of requirement urgency group and organizational priority.

    Mass maintenance of outline agreements

    The following two transactions available:

    u2022 Mass maintenance for contracts: transaction code MEMASSCONTRACT

    u2022 Mass maintenance for scheduling agreements: transaction code MEMASSSA

    Commitment plan for purchase contracts

    u2022 With the function of the commitment plan for purchase contracts, it is possible to pre plan value consumption for a purchase contract.

    u2022 To this end, a commitment plan is generated for each document item of the relevant contract.

    u2022 This commitment plan itself can have any number of items.

    u2022 User can define a value and a validity date for each commitment plan item.

    u2022 This enables user to pre plan different values for different periods of time.

    u2022 The software generates an earmarked fund document for a defined commitment plan item.

    u2022 This earmarked funds document can in turn contain several different items with different account assignments.

    u2022 The software adopts these account assignments from the item account assignments of the commitment plan.

    u2022 If a purchase requisition or purchase order references this contract, the earmarked funds document is copied into the purchase order, and the account assignment is adopted from that document.

    u2022 Account assignment to a different account assignment object is then no longer allowed.

    Availability check in "Enjoy purchase order and requisition"

    u2022 Display and checking of availability are invokable separately in the "Enjoy purchase order and requisition" function, in line with the software behavior on the sales side.

    u2022 User invoke the display and checking of availability in the "Enjoy purchase order" function (transaction code ME21N) and the "Enjoy purchase requisition" function (transaction code ME51N) as follows:

    To display the availability overview, choose the menu path "Environment -> Availability." - To check availability, choose the "Check Availability" icon.

    Until this release, if user carried out the availability check for an item of a stock transport order, the software adopted confirmations as per the desired date/time only.

    u2022 Two settings are possible with availability check:

    Confirmation as per desired date/time (this is the standard setting and corresponds to previous software behavior)

    Delivery proposal - Full confirmation

    External services: putting service items in the purchase order on hold (changed)

    User can put purchase orders with service items on hold if these items do not contain any errors. Purchase orders with service items can also be put on hold if errors occur only at header level or as a result of the availability check.

    Customizing transactions OX18 replaced by view

    The assigned customizing transactions have been replaced by the following view in the following implementation guide activity in customizing for the enterprise structure: Assign plant to company code: transaction OX18 replaced by view V_T001K_Assign. One will find this activity in the implementation guide under the menu path "Enterprise Structure -> Assignment -> Logistics General -> Assign Plant to Company Code."

    Goods receipt: new movement types in inventory management

    The following new movement types are available in inventory management:

    107: Goods receipt to valuated goods receipt blocked stock

    109: Goods receipt from valuated goods receipt blocked stock

    Prepayment of invoices

    This functionality is characterized as follows:

    u2022 User can trigger prepayment of vendor invoices in logistics invoice verification.

    u2022 User use the prepayment function for vendors with whom organisation has a good, long-standing relationship.

    u2022 The function enables payment soon after issue of the invoice and full exploitation of the date of required payment and existing cash discounts, by posting the vendor liabilities, taxes, and cash discounts in financial accounting in advance.

    u2022 The software executes the payment of the invoice regardless of the relevant goods receipt and the outcome of the invoice verification check.

    u2022 Most logistics invoice verification standard functions are not affected by the prepayment function.

    u2022 When the software posts invoices, it continues to execute the standard checks.

    u2022 If the software has already posted the prepayment document, user can make only restricted changes to the header fields of the invoice.

    u2022 To ensure adequate and orderly financial accounting postings, a prepayment clearing account has been added to SAP ERP Central Component.

    u2022 Upon prepayment, the software debits this account and then settles the account again after executing the check.

    Purchasing accounting information to the former SAP Business Information Warehouse

    u2022 With the transfer of the purchasing account information to the former SAP Business Information Warehouse component (whose functionality is now part of SAP Net Weaver), it is now possible to maintain Info Cubes, reports, and queries that can determine how and where the costs from purchasing documents have been assigned and controlled.

    u2022 As part of the software, a new data source (2LIS_02_ACC) has been created and the purchasing extraction process extended to cover the account information for purchasing orders, schedule agreements, and contracts.

    Automatic settlement of planned delivery costs with evaluated receipt settlement (MRDC)

    u2022 A new report (RMMR1MDC), available within the logistics invoice verification, can be used to automatically settle planned delivery costs.

    u2022 To invoke the report, from the SAP easy access screen, choose the menu path "Logistics -> Materials Management -> Logistics Invoice Verification -> Automatic Settlement -> Automatic Delivery Cost Settlement" (transaction code MRDC).

    u2022 Functionality for report RMMR1MRS is enhanced.

    u2022 User can use the report RMMR1MRS, "Evaluated receipt settlement with logistics invoice verification (LIV)" (transaction code MRRL), to settle planned delivery costs in addition to goods and service items within logistics invoice verification.

    u2022 To do so, set the relevant indicator on the initial screen of the report.

    Parking service items

    It is now possible to put service orders without errors or with commitment errors on hold.

    Report MB5B : Stock on Posting Date

    u2022 This Report is available with "Non-Hierarchy" display option which provides details of Opening, Receipt, Issue and Closing balances of Stock with quantity and value both for a given period.

    u2022 This functionality is not available in Release 4.7.

    Stock Transfer Between Storage Locations

    u2022 Function of stock transport orders between storage locations is available from ECC 6.0 onwards.

    u2022 As a result of which user can input issuing storage location with supplying plant.

    u2022 Facility of using different delivery types for different issuing storage locations is available.

    u2022 Shipping Point data can also be determined based on the issuing storage location.

    If u want to know more go through the following links


    Gregory Mathews

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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2008 at 03:17 PM


    please check one of my thread:


    this will definetly solve your queries..

    Hope it helps....



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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2008 at 03:19 PM


    Refer following link;

    [SAP ERP Solution Browser|]

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