Integrating Sales and Distribution in SAP S/4HANA

  • 8h 53m
  • Ankita Ghodmare, Kartik Dua, Saurabh Bobade
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2023

To run sales and distribution smoothly in SAP S/4HANA, you need to manage integration points with other lines of business. Learn how to set them up with this guide to SD integration! Start by assessing the organizational structure and master data shared by sales and peripheral processes. Then follow step-by-step instructions to configure each sales integration point with materials management, finance, revenue recognition, billing, and production planning. A seamlessly integrated SD system awaits!

  • Integrate sales and distribution with materials management, finance, revenue recognition, resource-related billing, and more
  • Get step-by-step instructions for key configuration settings in SAP S/4HANA
  • Review integrated process flows and important transaction codes

In this book, you’ll learn about:

Organizational and Master Data

Build the foundation of your integrated SD system. Learn about the organizational structures for sales and distribution and adjacent lines of business in SAP S/4HANA; then create shared business partner roles and material master data.

Finance Integration Points

Integrate sales and distribution with intersecting finance business processes. Follow step-by-step instructions to configure integration points like credit management, profitability analysis, revenue recognition, resource-related billing, and more.

Logistics Integration Points

Configure integration between sales and distribution and your logistics processes. Set up integration points such as availability checks, stock transfer orders, inventory management, production planning, and transfer of requirements.

Highlights include:

  • Integration points
  • Cross-functional processes
  • Organizational structure
  • Master data
  • Materials management
  • Finance
  • Revenue recognition
  • Resource-related billing
  • Production planning
  • Configuration

About the Author

Ankita Ghodmare is a certified SAP senior consultant currently working as an SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management specialist at Amadeus labs. She has more than seven years of experience working on transformation projects and providing technology consulting services to clients in the manufacturing, cosmetic, and hi-tech industries. Her primary areas of SAP expertise are sales and distribution, billing and revenue innovation management, and revenue accounting and reporting. Ankita is passionate about leveraging technology to streamline and simplify business processes. Throughout her career, she has been involved in greenfield implementations, business process redesign, and continuous improvement initiatives across multiple geographies. She holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from SGGSIE&T Nanded (India).

Saurabh Bobade is an SAP professional with expertise in solution architecture, presales, and business process consulting in the SAP landscape. He has more than eight years of experience in SAP S/4HANA implementations, support, and rollout projects focused on order-to-cash, revenue recognition, procure-to-pay, and subscription business processes. He is passionate about enabling customer success through technology-led business transformation. During his career, he has provided insights, system architecture, and integration strategies to global clients across multiple industries, including manufacturing, tire, high tech, and utilities. Saurabh has served as a trusted advisor to client executives in applying the latest SAP innovations in digital transformation initiatives and cloud adoption. He has also conducted several boot camps and training sessions on SAP solutions.

Kartik Dua is an accomplished SAP leader with extensive functional and technical experience in managing and strategizing various business processes using on-premise and cloud ERP solutions. His experience includes order-to-cash, revenue recognition, procure-to-pay, tax and treasury, financial planning and analysis, accounting, controlling, and profitability analysis. He has more than 10 years of experience, primarily in the sale and distribution module and order-to-cash space. He has worked on a multitude of projects, ranging from implementation to support to cross-functional to migration, and he has collaborated with various functional and integration consultants throughout his career. Kartik is an SAP Community champion and his mantra for success is: In challenging situations, look for opportunities to thrive and not just survive. Patience, perseverance, and perspiration are the secrets to being a successful champion.

In this Book

  • Integrated Sales
  • The SAP Organizational Structure
  • Master Data
  • Materials Management
  • Finance
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Resource-Related Billing
  • Production Planning
  • Legal Notes
  • Service Pages
  • The Document Archive