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Dear SAP expert

what is the meaning of business partner in sap. there is business patner role.

what is the significance and configuration steps of business partner.

any documentation email at sapficoindia@gmail.com

please rewards points will be given.

S AP

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Hi..

try this link..this may help you

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/data/pdf/CABP/CABP.pdf

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Former Member
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Hi S AP,

Business pArtner: A person, group of person or Organization who is related to the business.

Business Partner Role: Function that a business partner takes on, depending on a business transaction. Sold-To-Party, Ship-to-Party, Payer etc.

Config Steps:

Define Number ranges

Assign Standard Number Range to Groupings

Middleware Setting for Transferring BP from CRM to R/3 (if applicabl;e)

Define the BP view

Create BP Roles

Creation of Relationships

Configure Field Attributes for Each BP Relationship Category

Creation of Partner Functions

Creation of Access Sequence

Maintain Title

Define Salutation

Define Partner Determination Procedure

Assign Partner Determination procedure to Transaction Type

Assign procedure to item categories

Pls let me know if you want to know the path too.

Thanks,

Atin

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Former Member
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Hi atin

thanks for your response.

can u throw more light on this. If you have any documentation on business partner.

Actually i would like to under more business aspect while configuring business partner.

Further i have not understood so far how to identify business partner role for a particular transaction. SAP list is very large. I am working in CFM.

Further i could gather my business partner can be vendor or customer. what is the relationship of business partner, customer and vendor. Is it necessary to maintain separate master record for each master. Is it possible to maintain vendor master and customer master using business partner.

thanks

s ap

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Dear S AP,

Well you can go through the following configuration document (Best Practises from SAP):

http://help.sap.com/bp_crmv250/CRM_DE/BBLibrary/html/BBlibrary.htm

Select C10 and search by Business Partner.

I am also giving you the configuration paths:

<b>Define Number ranges</b>

SAP Implementation Guide&#8594;Cross Application Components&#8594;SAP Business Partner&#8594;Business Partner&#8594;Basic Settings&#8594;Number Ranges and Groupings&#8594;Define Number Ranges

<b>Assign Standard Number Range to Groupings</b>

SAP Implementation Guide&#8594;Cross Application Components&#8594;SAP Business Partner&#8594;Business Partner&#8594;Basic Settings&#8594;Define Groupings and Assign Number Ranges

<b>Define the BP view </b>

Transaction BUPT&#8594;Business Partner&#8594;Control&#8594;Divisibility&#8594;BUSD – BP Views

<b>Create BP Roles</b>

SAP Implementation Guide&#8594;Cross Application Component&#8594;SAP Business Partner&#8594;Basic Settings&#8594;Business Partner Roles&#8594;Define BP Roles

<b>Creation of Role Categories</b>

SAP Implementation Guide&#8594;Cross Application Component&#8594;SAP Business Partner&#8594;Basic Settings&#8594;Business Partner Roles&#8594;Define BP Roles

<b>Creation of Relationships </b>

Transaction BUPT&#8594;Business Partner Relationships&#8594;Control&#8594;BUBA – Relationship Categories

<b>Configure Field Attributes for Each BP Relationship Category</b>

Cross-Application Components -> SAP Business Partner->Business Partner Relationships -> Baisc Settings ->Field Groupings -> Configure Field Attributes for Each BP Relationship Category

<b>Creation of Partner Functions</b>

IMG&#8594;Customer Relationship Management&#8594;Basic Functions&#8594;Partner Processing&#8594;Define Partner Functions

<b>Creation of Access Sequence </b>

IMG&#8594;Customer Relationship Management&#8594;Basic Functions&#8594;Partner Processing&#8594;Define Access Sequences

<b>Maintain Title</b>

SAP Implementation Guide &#56256;&#56431; Cross-Application Components &#56256;&#56431; SAP Business Partner -> Business Partner -> Basic Settings -> Forms of Address -> Maintain Forms of Address

<b>Define Partner Determination Procedure </b> IMG&#8594;Customer Relationship Management&#8594;Basic Functions&#8594;Partner Processing&#8594;Define Partner Determination Procedure

<b>You need the following inputs from Business before configuring the Business Partner:</b>

BP Roles

Field Groupings

• Require an entry (required entry)

• Are ready for input (optional entry)

• Are displayed (display)

• Are hidden (hide)

BP No Ranges

Customer Price Groups

and Business Partner Relationships

<b>"how to identify business partner role for a particular transaction" - To answer your question</b> it is determined by partner detrmination procedure.The partner determination procedure is attached to transaction category as well as to Item category. In the partner determination procedure it is mentioned how that partner will be dermined like it can come from the BP of the precedding document (say you are creating the contract from Quotation) etc. So now when you are executing that transaction..say creating contract..that partner determination procedure will be called and the correponsing BP will be determined.

<b>To answer you last question</b> those are the BP Roles like for leasing industry it could be Dealer, Distributor, Employee, Customer etc...similarly vendor etc...now the relationship is maintained through Business Partner Relationships like for a BP you can mention "has contact person" - xyz, "has Dealer" - abc, "has Distributor" - def.

<b>Hope it answers all your query.</b>

Thanks,

Atin

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Dear Shee Atin

Thanks for your response. I have awarded more points. can u clarify further the following issue:-

Is it necessary to maintain separate master record for each master. Is it possible to maintain vendor master and customer master using business partner.

thanks

s ap

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Business partner can be any individual or a corporate who is interacted with your business on some way or other. The master data of the Business partner will essentially include their name and address and other contact details.

A business partner can take various role. For e.g you can enter into a contract with person who is a business partner (assigned to role; tenant) to lease out your property, In this case you would also create cutomer account to post his dues. Besides their can be a guarantor for the rent, In this case, the persson/company giving guarantee, will be created as a business partner and assigned the role "Guarantor".