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Former Member
Aug 24, 2011 at 01:18 AM

Document Nr. of Material Document


Hi. This is question about Document Nr. of Material Document.

My customer plans to rollout his MM to several group companies.

And he wants to differenciate document number ranges per his each group companies.

However, from SAP's standard specification perspective,

document Nr. range of Material Document is not company code dependent.

And since its document number buffering is on, numbering gap can be happened.

I would like to know the background for this SAP's standard specification.

Could anyone explain me?

My assumtion is;

1)During the fiancial audit process, starting point is FI document.

And SAP FI document number range is company code dependent and ,

due to it does not allow document number buffering as a default,

numbering gap is not supposed to be happened.

And for this audit, since Material Document is support document of FI document,

its characteristics such as company code independent and existance of numbering gap are not issue.

Almost same to business audit process, staring point is PO and SO, then

Material Document is support document for PO and SO.

2)By buffering on for material document number range, it contributes to reduce processing time.