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Extend the SAP Release Strategy for Purchase Requisitions

Hi Community,

we have the following situation:

In our SAP System exists more then 50 release strategies for the purchase requisitions. A new requirement says, that we have to extend the current Release Strategies with the material group as a new condition. Each of the new (10) material groups have different usergroups (workflow) which have to release the purchase requisition. In our case, it means that the current number of strategies multiplies by the ten material groups.

Is there a possibility to connect release strategies without coding in the user-exists, or has somebody an idea for this requirement? I think 500 Strategies aren't easy to maintain and testing.

Thank you for the support


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  • Jan 03, 2017 at 01:27 PM


    Not really an answer, but I stopped using the standard SAP release strategies with classifications whenever the release strategy becomes more complex exactly for this reason. Whenever a new attribute is needed or a new currency you have to change all existing release strategies. Nowadays I build the release strategy on a global level and for detail I use the workflow and use HR rules and/or OM attributes to control the process and to ascertain who the approvers are going to be.

    You could go in all of the release strategies and figure out if there are ones which you can consolidate into 1. Other than that it will be 500 strategies to maintain.

    Kind regards,

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      I believe that you are the One that I should be speaking with on just such a scenario. I am up to over 1300 strategies and it's maddening. Can I pick your brain some time?

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    Jan 03, 2017 at 02:30 PM

    In earlier several threads explained that considering material group as release character is not good idea!

    You can consider following release characters as

    1. Purchase requisition document type

    2. Purchase requisition value

    Some special case- you can also consider purchasing group as additional release character where also you have an option to link cost center with purchasing group- if needed any

    Based on above those release characters - you can design your release strategies. If you consider material group as release character and if you have 5000 material groups:- how many release strategies you will go for it!

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