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Is it possible to have a generic Material regardless of Sales Org, Dist.Cha

Hello SAP Gurus

When I attempt to add a Material to a sales order for a newly created customer, it says u201CMaterial ZGENERIC is not defined for sales org EL01, distr. Chan.01, language ENu201D. Therefore, I need this material to be allowed for any customer, regardless of their sales org, distribution channel or language. Is this possible?

Any help with this question will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Ram

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    Sep 08, 2010 at 01:54 PM

    No it is not at all possible. At least, you should assign to common sales area. Moreover, I dont think this is a real time requirement.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Sep 09, 2010 at 05:53 AM

    Hi,

    If you want to use material in sales order sales view for that material has to be maintain and at the time

    of creating the materal for sales views Sales Org. and Distri. channel have to be maintain

    this is the basic configuration while creating the material master.

    Regards,

    Rahul

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    Sep 09, 2010 at 08:04 AM

    setting up Common sales area is the way to go.

    But, it would be good to extend the material in the new sales area. You can easily extend a material by copying from sales are where it is currently defined under.

    -con

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    Sep 09, 2010 at 08:28 AM

    It is not possible to have a generic material for all organisational elements. Because, a materials has to be in stock in a particular plant, and hence the value of the material should be accounted in each plant. Also when you are delivering materials for SO, it should happen from a plant.

    In real time, most of the discussions happen only around organisational structure with the perspective of arriving at the ideal org str in SAP and minimise the master data requirement. Along with the org structure, the common distribution channel, sales org, division also comes into picture. The objective of these common org str is to optimise the master data reqmts only.

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