Manage Large Contracts with Ease Using Lean Distribution

  • by Diana Dias, Senior Consultant, Capgemini US LLC
  • January 25, 2013
Discover how you can improve the performance of large contracts in which revenue is distributed across rights dimensions using lean distribution. SAP introduced lean distribution to allow your system to store the revenue distribution line items in the set IPM_REVDIST instead of using the billing plan functionality to store distribution information.
Key Concept

With the lean distribution functionality introduced in SAP CRM 7.0 enhancement package 1, your system does not generate one-order items for each distribution line. Instead, it stores the distribution data in the IPM_REVDIST set and does not generate any items of object type BUS2000188. This significantly improves the speed at which you can manage contracts.

If you work in an industry that deals with large contracts, such as the media industry, SAP’s lean distribution functionality is very useful. It is a valuable tool for large contracts that have a high number of line items and in which revenue is distributed across those items, such as the sales contracts commonly sold by media industries in multiple territories and media formats for intellectual property (IP) distribution. With lean distribution, your system can process these contracts much faster.

Table CRMD_IPM_REVDIST and set IPM_REVDIST are interchangeable terms.

Diana Dias

Diana Dias is a senior consultant at Capgemini US LLC with more than four years of experience in SAP CRM and extensive experience implementing SAP CRM solutions as a functional consultant for the retail and media industries. Currently, Diana is involved in implementing an SAP CRM-IPM solution at one of the leading studios in California. She received her master’s degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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2/18/2013 2:54:33 PM
Ramgopa Muppala

Nice article. This is a pain point in so many projects I have come accross.Thanks to Diana for letting me know this unique feature so that I can sell SAP CRM better and gain more cusotmer confidence

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