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SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – III)

SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – III)

Till the last post we had fair idea about the Baseline package of Best Practices and a brief on documents available under the first Sub-section Overview under Intro section.

In this as the next posts we will try to find out what documents are available under every Sub-section.

So lets go one by one through each of them.

Sub-section: Concepts / Section Intro

This sub-section speaks about the flexibility and has following information

The building blocks that comprise SAP Best Practices are reusable tools and documents that allow you to assemble a solution to meet your needs.

The building block concept grants a high degree of flexibility. Alone, a complex building block can be a solution element. Combined, simple building blocks can form a process. A combination of building blocks can be used to modify an existing solution or process.

List of documentation available

The documentation available under this sub-section is explained below:

Authorisation Concept

This is a link which diverts you to SAP’s web page that speaks about SAP AUTHORIZATION CONCEPT. It firstly briefs following:

  1. Purpose of Authorisation

  2. How authorisation works in SAP

  3. How Function list can help

  4. Place where further information can be availed

The webpage has excel file available for download that contains the list of various Transactions and their Business Roles according to scenarios. We are attaching herewith the Function List file for your reference (Click on following link to download the file)

Baseline Package Function List

The page also contains link to SAP’s help webpage in case we need any further information not available on the current page.

POWLs and WebDynpros

This is a downloadable excel file containing information about POWL. (Click on the following link to download the file)

POWL Webdynpro

With this we have seen through the available documents under this sub-section. Now lets move on to the next one.

Sub-section: Business Blue Print / Section Business Info

This sub-section speaks about Business Blue Print and has following information:

The comprehensive SAP Best Practices documentation details the methodology and implementation of SAP Best Practices.

Discover the value and content of the solution by exploring the details provided here and in the next sections.

List of documentation available

The documentation available under this sub-section is explained below:

File 1: Solution Scope

This is a downloadable word file which contains:

list of supported business processes bifurcated under following groups:

  1. External Financial Accounting

  2. Asset Accounting

  3. Planning

  4. Period End Closing and Actual Postings

  5. Sales and Distribution

  6. Materials Management

  7. Production Planning & Control

  8. Logistics General / QM / PLM

  9. Service

  10. Master Data Generation Descriptions and Reporting

List of supported functions bifurcated under following groups:

  1. Financials

  2. Analytics

  3. Human Capital Management

  4. Procurement and Logistics Execution

  5. Product Manufacturing

  6. Sales and Service

  7. Corporate Services

Click on the following link to download the file:

Solution Scope

Note: This file becomes useful for understanding the business processes.

File 2: Function List

Please refer the previous Section in this post for this file.

File 3: Master Data for Controlling

This file contains following Master Data in Controlling module:

  1. Cost Centers

  2. Cost Center Groups

  3. Activity Types

  4. Activity Type Groups

  5. Secondary Cost Elements

  6. Cost Element Groups

  7. Statistical Key Figures

  8. Internal Orders

  9. Profit Centers

Click on following link to download the file:

Controlling Master Data

This file can be useful for us to determine various objects under Enterprise structure

File 4: Account Determination

This is one of the most important and informative file available in this section. This file contains information on the FI-MM Account Determination i.e. OBYC.

Click on the following link to download the file:

SAP FI-MM Account Determination

This file becomes very useful to understand various account transactions available under OBYC

File 5: Chart of Accounts

This is an excel file containing the complete List of General Ledger Accounts available under SAP Chart of Accounts “YAIN” with Master data information of each General Ledger Account like Type of Account, Field Status Group etc.

Click on the following link to download the file:

SAP Best Practice COA YAIN

File 6: Master Data Overview

This is an excel file (available in zip format) which contains following sample master data

  1. Product

  2. Product Structure

  3. Product Group

  4. Product Hierarchy

  5. Classification

  6. Work Center

  7. WBS

  8. Service Master

  9. Task List

  10. Employee

  11. Vendor

  12. Customer

This file can be used as a template for creation of the Master Data

Click on following link to download the file:

Master Data Repository

File 7: Organisation Data Overview

This is an excel file containing information on the Organisation Structure. Click on the following link to download the file.

Organisation Structure

This file becomes most important of the whole list as it helps us to document the Organisation Structure which is backbone of any ERP system.

File 8: POWLs and WebDynpros

Please refer the previous Section in this post for this file.

This is the last file available under this Sub-section.

This explanation concludes our post. Hope this post has added value to your knowledge.

What Next?

In the next post we will see next sub-section to understand what documentation is available for us. Next Post Baseline Package - IV

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