Sap sd sales and distribution

Execution of business processes like shipping, billing, and also selling of the products and services to customers get done in SAP sd. So, let’s see some components of this module. They are sales support, master data, shipping, credit management, foreign trade, billing, transportation and sales information systems.

Sap sd module mainly contains the functions which will be needed by a company to integrate with their customers. The process of it is like this. Firstly the pre sales activities are happening then sales order processing, after that inventory sourcing, then delivery, next billing and payment happens.

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. The SD or sales and distribution is a component of SAP and belongs to the logistics area. It is included with the processes which supports 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.

Including in SAP, there exist a structure in the organization. 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. This organization is an entity legally and has one company code. But company codes can be consisting from sales organizations more than one. Taking this into account from the area of logistics , the organization of sales have the ability to sell their 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.