Enterprise Resource Planning Blogs by Members
Gain new perspectives and knowledge about enterprise resource planning in blog posts from community members. Share your own comments and ERP insights today!
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
53,661
Hi Guys,

Since the advent of S/4HANA we have seen a lot of changes/simplifications in the application, one of them being - Business Partner.

Today I would like to talk about a scenario where we need to maintain same number for Business Partner and Vendor.

 

STEP 1 : BP Role Configuration

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components / SAP Business Partner / Business Partner / Basic Settings / Business Partner Roles / Define BP Roles

Step 1.1

  • Create New Entry

  • Enter BP roles, Title, Description,

  • BP Role Category – Either standard or ZCategory (only to define acceptable catg – People, Organization or Group)

  • Interface Control – Select among standard BP Role Category to view respective screen of Company Code , Purchasing Org

  • Position – Define (1,2 etc) to select position of BP Role in the drop down list.




 

 

Step 1.2

  • Create New Entry – Enter BP Role Categories to define acceptable catg – People, Organization or Group




 

Step 1.3

  • Enter Allowed Business Transaction for the BP Role (ZBCON2)

  • BPUS : Business Partner Usage
    CHAN : Change (Business Partner)




 

 

STEP 2 : BP Role Grouping configuration

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components / SAP Business Partner / Business Partner / Basic Settings / Business Partner Roles / Define BP Role Groupings

Step 2.1  BP Role Groupings

  • Create New Entry

  • Enter BP roles, Title, Description




 

Step 2.2 Define Internal Number Range for BP (Auto Generated)

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components / SAP Business Partner / Business Partner / Basic Settings / Number Ranges and Groupings/ Define Number Ranges



 

 

STEP 3 : Number Range configuration for Business Partner

Path:  /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components / SAP Business Partner / Business Partner / Basic Settings / Number Ranges and Groupings/ Define Groupings and Assign Number Ranges

Define Number Range and Groupings

 



 

 

STEP 4 : Vendor Account Group configuration 

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Financial Accounting (New) / Accounts Receivables and Payable/ Vendor Accounts/ Master Data / Preparations for Creating Vendor Master Data

 

Step 4.1 Define Account Groups with Screen Layout (Vendors)

Copy KRED and create new Vendor Account Group and Create ZBC

 



Here we can change the field settings for General , Company Code and Purchase Organization



 

Step 4.2 Create Number Ranges for Vendor Accounts



 

If we want the BP number and Vendor Number to be same, then we should maintain same Number Range here also for Z3

Also we have to select EXT, Since the BP numbers will act as Ext number range for Vendor Number range.

 

Step 4.3 Assign Number Ranges to Vendor Account Groups

We need to update this as it picks up Number Range of copied Group KRED.



 

 

STEP 5: BP and Vendor Link Configuration

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components/ Master Data Synchronization/ Customer-Vendor Integration/ Business Partner Settings/ Settings for Vendor Integration

 

Step 5.1 Set BP Role Category for Direction BP to Vendor

Create New Entry and enter BP Role Category

 



 

 

Step 5.2: Assign BP Grouping Number Range to Vendor Number Range. Check Same Nos.

Path: /spro / SAP Reference IMG/ Cross Application Components/ Master Data Synchronization/ Customer-Vendor Integration/ Business Partner Settings/ Settings for Vendor Integration/ Field Assignment for Vendor Integration/ Assign Keys

 



 

 

 

Successful creation of BP 7000000001, ZBCON2 BP Role as Vendor and they have same Number Range.



 

Hope you guys found it useful, do provide your feedback in comments & messages.

Regards

Shekhar Prasad

 
9 Comments
Former Member
Well studied blog is presented here; it carries explained information that helps the readers with every detail about the subject.
Thank you, Dipanwita!
This is what I call a helpful post. Very detailed, precise and with screen shots. Thanks to that I could fix a similar problem when integrating BP with Customer.

Two thumbs up shekhar.prasad89
0 Kudos
Thanks Érico 🙂
parballo
Explorer
0 Kudos
Thank you for taking the time to put this together. This was very helpful and easy to follow.
Please confirm How the BP Grouping (ZBC2) gets assigned to BP Role (ZBCON2) .. ?

As per your screenshots above, BP Role Grouping ZBC2 is getting assigned to  Vendor account grouping ZBC2 and they both have same number range Z3 ….   BUT how is the BP Role ZBCON2 and BP Role Category ZBCON2  getting assigned to BP Role grouping ZBC2 and number range Z3.. ?

 

Please confirm with the screenshot of the missing config.

 

thanks

 
0 Kudos
What would be the scenario and how to handle if i am having vendor  12345 and customer 12345  ( both are same number range ) in SAP ECC and want to migrate into S/4HANA?
former_member189019
Participant
0 Kudos
Hello Shekhar,

Thanks for sharing detail information.

As per screenshot, BP number range start from 8888888801 to 8888888899 and vendor number range start from 7000000001 to 7999999999.

Now, BP has been created with 7000000001 number, however you have selected same number range tick mark.

As per my understanding, both BP and vendor number ranges are not equal even though it has been created with same number. Can you please elaborate how it can be possible?

Regards,

DP

 
Ghanshyam
Explorer
0 Kudos
Hi Shekhar,

Good step by step document. Can you provide your viewpoint, on how to maintain Vendor code the same as that of BP code post cutover is completed? If few suppliers and customers as well then how to handle it?

Regards
Labels in this area