Personalize Vendor Master Views to Fit Your Needs Using Account Groups, Transaction Codes, and Purchasing Organization

  • by Suresh Veeraraghavan, Capgemini
  • October 25, 2011
Learn how to alter field controls to make a field required, optional, or display only, as well as how to suppress unnecessary fields to reduce the clutter in vendor master views. Find out how to control vendor master fields in three ways: by account groups, transaction codes (i.e., create or change vendor), and purchasing organizations.
Key Concept
Vendor master fields are maintained in various vendor master views. The address fields, such as vendor name, street, and zip code, are maintained in the address view. Some views, such as purchasing data and partner functions, are relevant for procurement. These views contain fields such as order currency, payment terms, buyer, and vendor contact person.

Although the vendor master has several views and fields available by default in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), you do not need to display them all. Unused fields clutter the screen for the business user. Follow the procedures detailed in this article to control the fields available for data entry by account group, transaction code, or purchasing organization.

Control Field Display by Account Groups

Account groups are used to classify vendors. For example, account group 0001 is used to classify purchasing vendors and 0002 is used to categorize goods suppliers. You can control fields by account group by following the steps in this section.

Suresh Veeraraghavan

Suresh Veeraraghavan is a senior manager with Capgemini, a leading management and IT consulting firm. He works in the technology service group. He has 14 years of experience delivering SAP implementations in various capacities. Prior to joining Capgemini, he worked with Hewlett-Packard as a supply chain architect, managing and implementing SAP supply chain projects on a $26 billion platform. His expertise is in implementing best practices in supply chain management, specifically procure-to-pay and order-to-cash. He is a certified project management professional (PMP) and CPIM certified.

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