What is SAP SD?

Sales and distribution or SD can be defined as a component belonging to the logistics area in SAP. There are some characteristics in this SAP SD module. Some of the characteristics of SD module are as follows. There are mechanisms in SAP SD 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.

Multilingualism or multicurrency is another characteristic in this module. Here the users have the opportunity to use any language they would love. The conversation which happens between the currencies will happen automatically and in this process this gets connected to the SAP’s real time currency rate database which is located in Germany. This helps the operational use.

This SD module mainly helps industries by giving solutions for their sales management. It also supports the customers. This is done by initially from quotations, ordering of sales and also by helping all the processes towards the customer billing. This is integrated with PP and MM module functions. This provides facilities for customers to input sales price of them, forecasting and also for checking the open orders etc.

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.

Flexibility in pricing is also a feature it has. 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 his order in to the window. And in order to access them, a simple order which consists of headers, 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 also 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 to balance the processing load.

Inside SAP, you will be able to find that there is a structure within the organization. And this structure is in the module of sales and distribution. In the upper level the sales organization is located. 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. But company codes can consist of sales organizations more than one. Taking this into account from the area of logistics, the sales organization has the ability to sell one product to one or more plants.