SD cycle in sap

The sales order cycle is a major component in the module SAP SD. A sales order can be defined as an agreement which will be established between a company for selling products or services in specific quantities over a specific time period. In this module the sales order will take information through the customer master record and the material master record. This process goes in this flow. Quotation to sales order and then from delivery to invoice.

There are some important and unique features which SAP offers along with sales orders. The sales order can be made in order to use as a reference to a preceding document. Every piece of data in the quotation will be copied to the sales order. And these data will get copied to delivery document in turn while creating a note of delivery.

When the goods issue is made, the information will flow towards billing. And a feature which is included in SAP is its flexibility among the modules. This is greater support when the master data is needed to be created only once and the transactional entries will be able to follow.

If we focus on SAP SD module, there are some characteristics you should get to know. 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.

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.