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Free goods using Sale order BOM methodology

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In my company management wants to sell goods with FOC bundle schemes like A DVD, Home Theater and 3D Glasses will be given as FOC with LED TV. In SAP terms there will be three materials FOC (TANN) with one main item material (TAN). But standard SAP system supports only one one ratio. One material FOC against one material. We can only play with quantity but not with number of materials.But my requirement is not to play with quantity. It will always be 1:1:1. We want to play with materials. For instance 3 materials FOC against one. 4 materials FOC against 4.

Now I have a solution for this and I have tested this in DEV client. I have done following steps to configure this.

  • Changed item category settings (TAN) like in below screen in VOV7.

  • Created sale order BOM using CS01 and gave LED material as main item and DVD, Home theater and 3D Glasses materials as components.
  • Assigned item categories like Item Category group NORM higher level item TAN sub item TANN.
  • Created sale order of main item and system automatically determined materials like in below screen.

Now I just want to know that is it ok what I did? Is there anything I have done wrong or missed?

2ndly I want to make TANN items in display mode. No use can change material, quantity or store if item category is TANN in this or any other process. Is there any way to make one item category in display mode?

Experts opinions will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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    Former Member
    Aug 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM

    Hi Moazzam Ali,

    Our Client also having same requirement of 2 items are free with 1 item and i followed same BOM concept of changing item category setting to get free of chage.

    It is determining the components but components quantity is not determining proportionate to header material qty.

    For ex if order quantity of header material is given 1 then component materials also determining and quantity detemining as 1:1 for other 2 items But

    If I given header material  qty as 10 then also component materials qty is determing as 1:1

    Where to make these settings to determine the components quantity proportionate to header quantity.

    Thanks in advance.

    Venkat.

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    • Hi

      Have you searched this on google? I hope you will find some help from there. If you didnt find then please raise a new thread and don't reply on one year old thread. Give reference link and open new thread but search in google first.

      Thank$

  • Aug 17, 2012 at 01:55 PM

    Is there any way to make one item category in display mode?

    Check this thread where similar requirement has been discussed.

    VA01 Item category display only for specific order type

    G. Lakshmipathi

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  • Aug 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM

    Now I just want to know that is it ok what I did? Is there anything I have done wrong or missed?

    2ndly I want to make TANN items in display mode. No use can change material,

    What you have done is OK.

    1. Check in standard BOM can the sub item information be changed?

    2. With your configuration make a list of important points and check / test them -

    E.g.

    Pricing

    Billing relevance

    Inventory accounting of subitem (movement type for sub item)

    What is the expected behavior when return process is carried out

    etc.

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    Former Member
    Aug 16, 2012 at 06:30 AM

    Hi MoazzaM Ali,

    Please read this link Freegood determination limitation which say BOM is not supported in Free good determination

    http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPLO/Free+Goods+Determination

    And if you using BOM then the you can use ERLA item category Group in material master

    and your item catagory will be TAQ and sub item will be TAE

    In my opinion you just create a material BOM and sale the Free goods is not needed

    Any further any clarification let me know hope it will help you out

    Regards

    Ramesh

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    • Ramesh,

      The business requirement is as follows:

      If customer buys 1 LED TV, he/she shall get DVD, Home theater and 3D Glasses free of charge.

      This can be done with BOM and configuration settings in item category (pricing, billing relevance etc.).

      If you would not suggest the above, then please give your reasons.

      Just saying "Free goods not supported BOM" is not sufficient.

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    Former Member
    Aug 17, 2012 at 01:17 PM

    Hello Ali,

    Please let me know if you are able to complete the cycle from Sales order--> Delivery-->Invoice-->Accounting with expected results.

    Since I am also looking for such scenario.

    Regards,

    Phunsuk

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  • Aug 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    No use can change material, quantity or store if item category is TANN in this or any other process.

    1. Check in standard BOM can the sub item information be changed?

    I have done some tests, in BOM the sub-item can be changed in standard SAP.

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    • Dear All

      Thanks for your valuable inputs and sorry for late reply due to Eid Vacations.

      Dear Lakshmipathi jee I was looking for some standard solution for this but there is not then I will go for user exit MV45AFZZ. I will sitt with my ABAPER and write some logic for restricting change in line item where line item = TANN.

      Dear TW

      I have also tested all these sceanrios and found nothing wrong. Thats why I was wondering that why people always say that SAP cannot catter free goods when there are more then one free goods.

      Pricing in my scenario is either B or X. Because this item is not relevant for billing.

      Return process is also fine. Sale return RE is created with reference to order and RENN item has been used for TANN which is also not relevant for billing.

      If there is nothing wrong with all this configuration and scenarios then I think I should go for this because we are launching new products in market with bundle offers and rather we create separate FOC orders we can control this with this logic. Do you agree with me experts?