SD or sales and distribution is a component o SAP. Some of the characteristics of SD module are there are mechanisms which are included in order to run or execute the processes in the business like selling, billing and shipping of products and services.
The data flow is coupled so tightly with other modules of SAP which in term, known as integration.
Another characteristic is its multilingualism or multicurrency. Here the users have the opportunity to use any language they would love. The conversation which happens between the currencies is happening automatically and in this process this gets connected to the SAP’s real time currency rate database which is in Germany. This helps operational use.
Another feature is its flexibility and robust functionality. This is catered through configuration. Here R/3 helps the customer to fulfill specific requirements or needs in order to suite the organization. This gets done by IMG or implementation guide with other functions as well.
Other feature is it is very flexible in pricing. Here very complex schemes of pricing are created. And this depends on customers, promotions and also sold goods.
Another feature SD has is its simplicity in the entry of orders. Here the user enters all the information of hos order to the window. And in order to access them, a simple order which are header, item and schedule line information are there respectively.
It is also very comprehensive in its reporting. The SIS known as sales information systems gives users to store, consolidate and report data by the users in various formats.
In the batch processing of orders it is very flexible. The deliveries, invoices, orders and also other documents of sales are created in the form of a batch. And also it is based on the type of order, material or customer. This batch processing can be used to run as tasks in background in order for the balancing of the processing load.
Including in SAP, there is an organizational structure. And this structure is for the module of sales and distribution. In the top level there is sales organization. And this should be responsible for all the distribution and sales of the consumer goods and services. Legally this organization is an entity and has one company code. But company codes can consist of sales organizations more than one. Taking this into account with the area of logistics, the organization of sales have the ability to sell one product to one or more plants. And in the same way, the plant can also contain organizations more than one who sell their products. This also can be divided again into many distribution channels which support sales force for getting these right products for the right customers and also at the right price.
In each sales organization there can be more than one sales division. The responsibility of this organization is to structure the resources of sales inside the organization. These resources in the division are aimed on an individual user or group of like resources. Firstly an inquiry is provided to the user for a good. Then the sales office which is associated with the consumer will receive the inquiry of the customer. And this particular team can work on a response. Finally the document of sales which is associated is a quotation which will be sent again for the consumer for a good price and also conditions given by the organization. These are some details the sales and distribution of SAP. It is very important to know about SAP sd because today sales and distribution plays a major role in society.