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Combining Sales Org, Divisions and Dist. Channel

Hello Guru's

I came across Combine Sales Organizations, Combine Divisions, Combine Distribution Channels fields. Why do we do this and when do we need to do it. Thanks.

PS: I searched the forums but could not find an answer. So had to start a thread.

Regards,

Pranava

Edited by: Pranava99 on Jul 22, 2010 5:44 AM

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    Posted on Jul 22, 2010 at 04:10 AM

    Hiii

    The use of combining Sales organisation, Distribution channel and division is if you wish to check allowed sales document types, you must set up common sales areas. This means you must define common sales organizations, common distribution channels and common divisions. If, for example, you have define common divisions, then you must also define common distribution channels and sales organizations.

    "Baisically use of combining and assigning Sales Document type to restrict to use that document type only for particular sales area in particular sales process."

    Example 1 (simplest case):

    Only the sales document type "standard order" (OR) should be allowed for a specific sales area <0001/01/01> (that means: sales organization 0001, distribution channel 01, division 01). The following activities are required for this:

    1.1) Activity "group together sales organizations":

    Sales org. Ref.sales org.

    0001 0001

    1.2) Activity "group together distribution channel":

    Sales org. Distr.ch. Distr.ch. Doc.type

    0001 01 01

    1.3) Activity "group together divisions":

    Sales org. Division Division Doc.type

    0001 01 01

    1.4) Activity "assign allowed order types to sales areas":

    Ref.sales Distr.ch. Division Sales doc.type

    0001 01 01 OR

    Example 2:

    The above settings should also be used for the sales area <0002/01/01>. In addition, the following activities required:

    2.1) Activity "group together sales organizations":

    Sales org. Ref.sales org.

    0002 0001

    2.2) Activity "group together distribution channels":

    Sales org. Distr.ch. Distr.ch. Doc.type

    0002 01 01

    2.3) Activity "group together divisions":

    Sales org. Division Division Doc.type

    0002 01 01

    In the activity "assign allowed order types to sales areas", there is nothing else to do.

    Example 3:

    The above settings should also be used for the sales area <0002/01/02>. In addition, the following setting is also required:

    3.1) Activity "group together divisions":

    Sales org. Division Division Doc.type

    0002 02 01

    Further activities are not necessary.

    Requirement

    The sales organizations, distribution channels and divisions which you wish to use for grouping must be defined.

    Activities

    1. Enter your group sales organization in the sales organization field.

    2. Set the respective group distribution channel in the distribution channel field.

    3. Enter your group division in the division field.

    4. Set the sales document type permitted for this group sales area during the order entry in the sales document type field

    Thanks and Regards

    Shambhu Sarkar

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  • Posted on Jul 22, 2010 at 03:56 AM

    Common Distribution Channels (Tcode - VOR1) - You can use this menu item to define distribution channels which have common master data. The allocation is valid within a sales organization.

    Example - You can, for example, create customer master data for distribution channel "01" and define it so that it is valid for distribution channels "02" and "03".

    Note - The master data shared by several distribution channels applies to conditions and customer and material master data. This helps you minimize the cost of creating and maintaining the master data. You can also update statistics for each distribution channel and division without creating the master data for the different sub-areas of the organization.

    Activities - Define the distribution channel from which master data is to be copied into other distribution channels.

    Similarly, Common Divisions (tcode - VOR2)

    In this step, you define the divisions that common master data should apply to. The definition is valid within each sales organization.

    Example - You can determine, for example, that the conditions which are valid in division "01" also apply to divisions "05" and "06".

    Note - The common master data across various divisions refer to the conditions and the customer master data. You thus minimize the effort of entering and managing master data. In addition, you can extrapolate your own statistics per division without having to create master data in the different organizational subareas.

    Action - For the divisions, define from which other division the master data should be copied.

    Thanks & Regards

    JP

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  • Posted on May 05, 2011 at 08:49 AM

    This functionality is used for extending current setup (sales document type/customer master) to different sales areas.

    For example,

    After creating sales document type, we assign sales document type to particular sales area but in case we need to extend the sales document type to different sales area then we can achieve this functionality through combining sales organization, distribution channel & division.

    While combining the sales organization, we use reference sales organization & target sales organization.

    Overall objective of these exercises to reduce repetition/duplication of tasks.

    Regards,

    Balaji

    Edited by: Balaji Parsewar on May 5, 2011 10:50 AM

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