How to Control Customer-Specific Materials in Sales Orders

  • by Ashok Faujdar
  • September 11, 2013
See how to control customer-specific materials in a sales order and ensure that these materials are sold only to that specific customer. Using this process, you can ensure that with minimum data maintenance, a specific material is restricted to sales orders for only specific high-value customers.
Key Concept
Businesses sometimes create customer-specific materials and want to ensure that those materials are only allowed in sales orders created for those high-value customers. If you use SAP product allocation functionality, there is a great deal of overhead due to the amount of configuration and ongoing record maintenance involved. Instead, the usage indicator functionality in info records and item category determination can ensure that the materials are saved for the correct customer.
Using standard SAP simple functionality of usage indicator in customer material info records and item category determination, you can ensure that even in a make-to-stock (MTS) scenario, specific materials are allowed in sales orders only for particular customers.

Ashok Faujdar

Ashok Faujdar has an MBA and more than 11 years of experience in the IT industry. For the last eight years, he has worked on SAP systems, led several implementations in sales and distribution, and co-authored a book on SAP Sales and Distribution.

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