SAP Simple Logistics Simplification Item - SAP Simple Logistics

What is SAP Simple Logistics Simplification Item?

For efficient management and estimation, a simplification list is created in SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Management. The functional capabilities to the individual transactions are defined using Simplification list.

The list has certain simplification items which describe the business related process and its impact technically. Each item has a simplification category which gives us the information on the potential impacts to customer. Check analysis is executed depending on the Simplification Item custom code.

The relationship between Bills of Material, Routings, and Production Version is changed in SAP S/4 HANA. Possibility of combining both Bills of Material and routing into one entity which provides streamlining of the revision process is there. The product master material number field length is increased to 40 from 18.

Some of the MRP view fields of item master are removed. When compared to ERP system, the SAP S/4 HANA method is completely focused n business partner screening for managing master data for vendors, business partners, customers. Using Business Partner, it acts like a single point of entry to create, edit, and display master data for vendors, business partners, customers.

Extended Material Number Functionality Activation

IN order to use a material number with 40 characters, below feature should be activated in S/4 HANA system. The following settings are required −

Activation of the Extended Material Number Functionality

Go to SPRO → then to IMG → then Cross Application Components → and to General Application Functions → and Field length Extension → finally Activate extended fields or use Transaction: FLETS


Changing the Material Number Format

Transaction OMSL allows customer-specific settings regarding the material number field length.


Using Material Master Basic Settings, we can make the settings to give the field length of more than 18 characters.


Key Points About Simplification List

  • In SAP S/4 HANA, simplification list can be integrated with custom code check tool. This tool gives us a detailed report where custom code doesn’t comply with the scope and requirement of S/4 HANA system.
  • With Simplification List, the areas need to be identified for which the actions need to be taken and create an overall conversion project plan.
  • List has items and items has categories of Information.

Simplification Categories

Below are the types in which the simplification items can be categorized −

SAP HANA In-memory Capabilities

The SAP HANA in-memory capabilities are optimized by configuring Simplification items.

Consolidation of Existing Functionalities

The functionality which is same in core and optimized solution w.r.t business processes and user perspective remains the same.

No Functional Equivalent

Every one think of it like SAP S/4 HANA is a successor of SAP ERP Business suite but its not. In SAP S/4 HANA system, below transaction are not there −

  • FD01, FD02, FD03, FD05, FD06, FD0
  • FK01, FK02, FK03, FK05, FK06, FK08
  • MAP1, MAP2, MAP3
  • MK01, MK02, MK03, MK05, MK06, MK12, MK18, MK19
  • VAP1, VAP2, VAP3
  • VD01, VD02, VD03, VD05, VD06
  • XD01, XD02, XD03, XD05, XD06, XD07
  • XK01, XK02, XK03, XK05, XK06, XK07

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