Sales and distribution SAP

The sales and distribution module in SAP helps immensely in managing sales and the distributing data and processes to customers. This also supports efficient process work by working with the SAP SD modules closely.

This module belongs to the logistics area. It is included with the processes which are supporting businesses or companies to deal with their customers. Some of the processes include receive orders through the telephone, internet or EDI, giving quotations to the users, shipping and also billing goods to the consumers when they receive products.

This particular module covers path of a business starting from the initialization and up to the fulfillment of orders. The processes included in the life cycle of an order are connected or linked within the SD module as well as external to it. For an example, material management and financial accounting can be taken.

There are some processes in Sales and distribution. The processes included in Sales and distribution or SD is as follows. Firstly an inquiry is taken, and then quotation is given, after that the sales order is taken. Then MRP process is happening, then after production and delivery finally the invoicing of customer is done.

Some of the characteristics of SD module are as follows. There are mechanisms which are included in this module 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. The processes in SAP SD include receive orders through the telephone, internet or EDI, giving quotations to the users, shipping and also billing goods to the consumers when they receive products. Another characteristic it has 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 will be happening automatically and in this process this gets connected to the SAP’s real time currency rate database which is in Germany. This helps for the operational use. In SAP, there exists a structure inside the organization. And this structure is created for the module of sales and distribution. In the top level there is the sales organization. And this should be responsible for all the distribution and sales of the consumer goods and services. This organization is an entity when considered legally and has one company code.

In each sales organization in SAP SD module, 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 a group containing 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 will be sent again for the consumer for a good price and also conditions are given by the organization.