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What is SAP MM Master Data?

SAP R/3 works on actual time data that is there is no time lag among data access and records availability. The essential aspect even as developing any records is to preserve information integrity. SAP R/3 data is classified into :

  • Master data - data that is created centrally and it is valid for all programs. It stays constant over the time but we want to update it on normal basis. for example: seller is a form of master data that is used for developing purchase orders or contracts.
  • Transactional data - data that is related to processing of business transaction is Transactional information.

SAP master data is of following types:

  • Material master data
  • Vendor master data

Material Master Data

The key points about material master are as follows:

  • That is the organization major supply of material precise data. This information will consist of statistics at the materials that a organisation can procure, or produce, or save or sell.
  • Because there are unique departments in an organisation and each department works on some particular material. So they will enter specific data regarding their material. So each person department has its own view of material master file. So, the data screens that are used to create material master may be divided into two classes:

Main Data: this can consist of simple data (base unit of measure, weight), purchasing data (over tolerance and below tolerance), accounting data (popular price, moving price).

Additional Data: this can consist of extra data like short description about material, currency etc.

Material master has the four characteristics in order to be discussing one by one in below context.

Material Types

Materials with some common attributes are grouped together and they are assigned to a material type. This can differentiate substances and permit organization to control unique substances in systematic manner according to company’s requirement. for example: raw material, completed products are some of the material types. Material type can be created through following the under steps.

Path to create material type:

IMG >= Logistics general >= material master >= basic Settings >= material types >= define Attributes of material types

TCode: OMS2

On show IMG screen choose outline Attributes of material kinds execute icon through following the above path.

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Select New Entries icon.

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Fill in the required information like name of material type and description. Click on save. A new material type will be created.

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Material Groups

Material group is a wider variety of material type. materials with a few common attributes are taken collectively and they are assigned to material group. for example: think we have a few materials which want packaging, so there material type can be electrical or food products but we can group those material kinds and put them in packaged material organization. material group may be created by following under steps:

Path to Create material group:

IMG => Logistic popular => material master => Settings for Key Fields => outline material groups

TCode: OMSF

On show IMG screen choose outline cloth groups execute icon via following the above path.

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Select New Entries Icon.

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Enter the name of material group along with its description. Click on Save. A new material group will be created.

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Number Range

when we create material master file every material is recognized through various, that variety can be specific and called material range. we will assign number to material through two methods:

  • External Number Assignment - while developing material you have to enter your personal number (containing alphabets or digits), and that need to be specific.
  • Internal Number Assignment - while developing material you want now not enter any number, system will automatically generate a unique number to that material.

Define Number Range:

Internal number variety may be described through following the below steps:

Path to Create number range:

IMG => Logistic general => material master => simple Settings => material types => define number variety for every material type
TCode: MMNR

On show IMG screen choose outline number variety for each material type execute icon by following the above path.

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Select Intervals Icon.

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We will outline number variety here and EXT (external tab, if it is checked then outside number project can be done in that material). click on save. number range is now defined for the material.

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Assignment of Number Range:

After defining we need to assign it to material organization. number range can be assigned through following the under steps.

In the same screen as proven above choose groups tab.

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For a particular material group we can assign number range here. Click on save. Number range is now assigned to material group.

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Material Master Creation

Material master includes all materials that a agency procures produces or sells. material grasp is a important data that is available at all of the levels. material may be created through following the under steps:

Path to create material master:

Logistics => materials management => material master => material => Create material

TCode: MM01

Note: For any create transaction we use 01, for edit 02, for show 03 as suffix.

On SAP Menu screen choose create icon by following the above path.

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Fill in all required details like material number (if external number assignment), material type, industry sector.

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Select the views you want to maintain for your material.

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Enter name of plant and storage location.

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Enter the specified data on your material views like unit of measure, currency, popular price, shifting price etc. click on save. a new material will be created.

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Vendor Master Data

The key points about vendor master are as follows:

  • That is the enterprise main source of vendor unique information. This facts will consist of data on providers from which a organization can procure or it may promote.
  • Vendor master file will include data like vendor's name, address.
  • Information in vendor master document is divided into three categories:

General Data: general information is maintained at client stage and it is valid for all organizational stages.

Accounting Data: Accounting information is maintained at organization level and it is valid for all plants belonging to that company.

Purchasing Data: Purchasing data is maintained at shopping company level.

Vendor master has the 3 characteristics so that you can be discussing one by one in under context.

Vendor Account Group

Providers are categorized in keeping with requirements and some of the providers having comparable characteristics are grouped together and located in one category. for example: All local providers can be located beneath one account organization. vendor Account institution may be created via following the below steps.

path to create vendor Account group:

IMG => Logistic general => business partner => vendors => control => define Account group and field selection(vendor)

TCode: OBD3

On show IMG screen choose define Account group and field choice (vendor) execute icon through following the above path.

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Select New Entries icon.

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Fill in all necessary information like call of account organization, popular information, and subject status. click on on save. a new dealer Account group will be created.

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Number Range

While we create supplier master record every supplier is recognized through a number of, that number can be specific and called supplier number. As mentioned in material master, in similar way we have outside as well as internal number project for vendor master.

Define Number Range:

Number variety may be defined through following the below steps:

Path to create number range:

IMG => Logistic general => business partner => providers => control => define number range for vendor master record

TCode: XDN1

On show IMG screen choose define number variety for supplier master report execute icon through following the above path.

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Select change Interval icon. It will create number range for customer account.

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Select the Insert Interval Icon.

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We can outline range range here and EXT (outside tab, if it is checked then external number project can be achieved in that seller). click on save. a new number range can be created.

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Assignment of Number Range

After defining we need to assign it to vendor group. Number range can be assigned by following the below steps.

On the same screen as shown above select Number Range tab.

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For a particular vendor group assign number range here. Click on save. Number range is now assigned to vendor group.

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Creation of Vendor Master

Vendor Mater includes list of providers from which a organization can procure or it could sell. vendor master may be created by using following the under steps:-

Path to create vendor master:

SAP Menu => Logistics => material management => purchasing => master data => vendor => important => Create

TCode: XK01

On SAP Menu screen choose create for important vendor data execute icon by following the above path.

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Fill in all required details like company code, purchasing org, vendor no.(If external number assignment).

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Fill in all details of vendor’s address like street name, postal code, country.

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Fill in the necessary bank details of vendor.

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Fill in the necessary accounting information of the vendor.

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Fill inside the terms of payment that are defined among company and vendor. click on on save. a new vendor master can be created.

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