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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Product Compliance in SAP S/4HANA comprises of :

  • Product Marketability and Chemical Compliance
  • Safety Data Sheet and Label Management
  • Dangerous Goods Management

(Help documentation SAP S/4HANA -> Enterprise Business Applications -> R&D / Engineering -> Product Compliance)

 From the point of view of Transportation, Dangerous Goods Management is the focus as it deals with classifying products according to dangerous goods regulations and the dangerous goods data which is integrated into sales, delivery and transportation processes, where the information is used for transport compliance checks.

Dangerous Goods Check in Transportation Management can also be done based on Product Safety & Stewardship (PS&S) functionality. 

Few vital points to remember when using Product Compliance based Dangerous Goods Checks:

  • What is transported is a "Packaged Product" (in Product compliance there is a separation of Unpackaged and Packaged product)
  • Transport Regulations (example ADR, RID, ADN, IATA, IMDG, etc..) which are mode-of-transport specific and the countries party to those regulations decide if or not the Packed Product is transported

Some important Business Roles are:

Role Description

SAP_BR_PRODSTWRD_SPLST_PCLProduct Stewardship Specialist – Product Compliance
SAP_BR_MD_SPECIALIST_PCLMaster Data Specialist – Product Compliance
SAP_BR_DG_SPLST_PCLDangerous Goods Specialist – Product Compliance

Identifying Material as "relevant" for Compliance Check

This needs to be done in the "Manage Product Master Data" App.

Compliance Relevance.jpgInbuilt workflow will initiate a request to manage "Basic compliance data of the Unpackaged/Packaged Product"

Here the important information about the Compliance Purposes is stored. Compliance Purpose includes the different Regulations which would be applied. Here one needs to be aware of the Regulations for different modes of transport and the respective geographies.

Below is an example of Product from Transportation point of view

Basic Compliance 1.jpg


Basic Compliance 2.jpg

 In next step the DG classification and Transport permissions needs to be maintained which is also called as the Classification of Product

As shown below, once you know the UN Classification of your product, all related information is readily available from the system and is auto-filled (Phrases

DG Classification.jpg

App "Compliance Information of Products" presents the maintained information, this app can be used by business users

Compliance info of Product 1.jpg


Compliance info of Product 2.jpg


Transportation Process view:

Sales Order provides information on the Dangerous Goods checks in the form of item and header "Status".


  Related Freight Unit provides the same in the form of "Blocks" and item "Status" 


 FU item.jpg

 Delivery document created also makes the DG Checks based on countries and Mode-of-Transports involved in TransportationDelivery Status.jpg

 On Transportation Management side the "Actual" mode of Transport can be changed during the Execution Document Creation, at this point in time the Compliance Checks are performed again and necessary blocks are applied.

Freight Booking.jpg

Happy Reading !!!


Note:  I have demonstrated the functionality in this blog post using system screen images with relevant data for ease of understanding for the readers. It should be noted that these screens and the data is from SAP’s internal test systems and has no relation to any external source


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