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SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – IV)

SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – IV)

In the previous post we have seen the documentation available till Business Blue Print Sub-section. In this post we will continue our understanding of the Baseline Best Practices Further.

Sub-section: Preconfigured Processes / Section Business Info

This sub-section speaks about the predefined business processes belonging to Best Practices and has following information:

Predefined business processes that handle the most important business requirements, covering key functional areas of the related SAP products. All preconfigured business processes belonging to the SAP Best Practices package are listed in the Preconfigured Processes. See this page for overviews, process flows and details of individual processes.

This section is little different than the other sections we have seen till now. This information available under this section is divided into following:

  1. More on

  2. More on Service Marketplace

  3. Preconfigured Processes

More on

This is a link to the Best Practices main page in case any further information is required other than available under Preconfigured Processes.

More on Service Marketplace

This is a link to the Best Practices main page in case any further information is required other than available under Preconfigured Processes.

Preconfigured Processes

This is by far the most interesting and important part of the whole SAP Baseline Best Practices. Click on the link and we are navigated to PRECONFIGURED SCENARIOS (INDIA) webpage. This page has a tagline of “REDUCE YOUR PROJECT TIME” which means the documentation under this section is going to help us reduce our implementation time.

Please read the navigation carefully

The webpage is further divided into following:

  1. Entry Level Scope

  2. Manufacturing

  3. Services

  4. Trade

  5. Financials

  6. Full Scope

  7. Further Information

  8. SAP Best Practices on the SAP Service Marketplace

  9. SAP Help Portal

We will go through each one by one.

Manufacturing / services / Trade / Financial / Full Scope

After clicking on this link we are navigated to PRECONFIGURED SCENARIOS (INDIA) – MANUFACTURING webpage (relevant to the nature Manufacturing / services / Trade / Financial / Full Scope).

Under this page we can see the link “Scenario Map – Manufacturing” click on this link and we are navigated to an interesting webpage as shown under Image 1.01

SAP Best Practices

Image 1.01 – SAP Best Practices

On the page available as shown above various buttons appear with the Process Name written on the same. Each of the button denote a business process grouped under the Domain or Module which they represent to  for e.g. Logistics Planning is grouped under Manufacturing. The non relevant processes are deactivated (appearing in grey colour) according to the selection of Manufacturing, Services etc..

When we click on the button a pop up window opens which looks something like as appearing in Image 1.02

SAP Best Practices

Image 1.02 – SAP Best Practices

In the above pop up, click on the blue colour i symbol to navigate to the screen to download the respective file. The available files are bifurcated into following:

  1. Process Overview

  2. Business Process Documentation

  3. Configuration Guide

Given below is the list of Business Processes appearing under the logical groups (Modules)

Research & Development

  1. Internal Product Development


  1. Logistics Planning

  2. Make-to-Stock Production – Discrete Industry

  3. Make-to-Stock Production – Process Industry

  4. Make-to-Order Production with Variant Configuration

  5. Make-to-Order Production w/o Variant Configuration

  6. Repetitive Manufacturing

  7. Production Subcontracting (External Processing)

  8. Rework Processing (Stock-Manufactured Material)

  9. Quarterly Plan – Sales Quantity Forecast with CO-PA

  10. Rework Processing (Work-in-Process)


  1. Sales Processing Using Third Party (w. Shipping Notification)

  2. Sales Order Processing: Sale from Stock

  3. Credit Management

  4. Free of Charge Delivery

  5. Returns and Complaints

  6. Sales Quotation

  7. Sales Order Processing for Prospect

  8. Sales Processing Using Third Party (w/o Shipping Notification)

  9. Sales of Nonstock Item with Order Specific Procurement

  10. Debit Memo Processing

  11. Lean Warehouse Management

  12. Sales Order Processing with Customer Down Payment

  13. Sales: Period End Closing Operations

  14. Credit Memo Processing

  15. Serial Number Management

  16. Foreign Trade Export Processing

  17. Advanced Customer Returns Management

  18. Returnables Processing

  19. Rebate Processing: Free Goods

  20. Batch Recall

  21. Sales Order Processing with Collective Billing

  22. Retro Billing

Materials Management

  1. Quotation for Procurement

  2. Consumable Purchasing

  3. Procurement without QM

  4. Stock Handling: Scrap and Blocked Stock

  5. Procurement Contract

  6. Stock Transfer with Delivery

  7. Return to Vendor

  8. Physical Inventory / Inventory Count and Adjustment

  9. Procurement of Third-party Resources

  10. External Procurement of Services

  11. Batch Management

  12. QM for Procurement with Vendor Evaluation

  13. Subcontracting

  14. Third-Party Order Processing with Subcontracting

  15. Procurement and Consumption of Consigned Inventory

  16. Foreign Trade Import Processing

  17. Internal Procurement: Cross-Company Stock Transfer


  1. Period End Closing Service Orders

  2. Internal Maintenance

  3. Spot Consulting with Fixed Price Billing

  4. Sales Order with Fixed Price and T&M Billing

  5. Project with Fixed Price and T&M Billing

  6. Internal Project

  7. Service with Time and Material based Billing

  8. Service Contract with Periodic Billing

  9. Service with Fixed Price Billing

  10. Sales of Planned Services

  11. Depot Repair

Financial Accounting

  1. General Ledger

  2. Accounts Receivable

  3. Accounts Payable

  4. Period End Closing Financial Accounting

  5. Cash Management

  6. Asset Accounting

  7. Asset Acquisition for Constructed Assets (Investment Orders)

  8. Asset Acquisition through Direct Capitalization

  9. Cost of Sales Accounting

  10. Activate Document Splitting

  11. Segment Reporting


  1. General Cost Center Planning

  2. Internal Order Planning

  3. Overhead Cost Accounting – Actual

  4. Revenue Planning

  5. SOP through Long Term Planning Transfer to LIS/PIS/Capacity

  6. Purchased Material Price Planning

  7. Manufacturing Cost Center Planning

  8. Standard Cost Calculation

  9. Internal Order Actual

Cross Functions

  1. Travel Management

  2. Time Recording

  3. Period End Closing “General” Plant

  4. Inventory Valuation for Year End Closing

  5. Period End Closing Projects

  6. Period End Closing Activities


  1. SAP ERP Reports for Logistics

  2. SAP ERP Reports for Accounting

Download the above files and study them well, this will give you deeper understanding of SAP.

What Next?

Hopefully this post has added value to your SAP repository and knowledge. Keep reading for more information on the next sub-sections containing loads of information.

These documents are worth reading and storing………after all they are SAP Best Practices……..

Till then have a great day…..

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