What Is So Special about Statistical Conditions in SD?

  • by Mitresh Kundalia, Director — SAP Practice, Quality Systems & Software
  • April 1, 2004
Most businesses that use the pricing procedure in the SD module realize its value, yet few are aware of its full potential. In this article, the author uncovers the best secrets offered by the pricing procedure. Specifically, he describes how to optimize statistical conditions, alternative calculation types, and subtotals.

The pricing procedure, which calculates the price of an item being sold, is one of the most powerful configurations in the R/3 Sales and Distribution (SD) module. What makes the pricing procedure so powerful is that it is flexible and provides numerous options to meet complex pricing requirements.

This is no secret to businesses that use SD, but even so, the pricing procedure has a few hidden strengths that SAP's documentation does not adequately cover. In particular, the pricing procedure has features that use statistical conditions and alternative ways of calculating the condition values that you might not be aware of. With a business case, I will demonstrate how you can exploit these capabilities to satisfy complex business requirements. The biggest advantage of using this method is that you can enrich your pricing procedure and add information without changing the existing calculations or postings. You can then use this information for further analysis without writing custom code or user exits.

Mitresh Kundalia

Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com). QS&S is a leading business and technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering superior IT solutions using SAP products. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert and has worked on various SAP assignments, including strategic planning, fresh implementations, upgrades, and post-go-live support projects. With an MBA degree in finance, Mitresh manages SAP projects with a special focus on customer-focused solutions, management reporting, profitability analysis, SAP General Ledger, and business intelligence. He is a regular contributor at SAP events and publications and technical advisor to leading journals.

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