Actually i have an requirement , where the shipment end date should be same to the pod date.
and i want to know what is the use of automatic pod relevant.
please do the needful its very argent.
POD process can be classified into two, viz. Automatic Verification and Confirmation and Manual Verification Processing.
<b>1) Automatic Verification and Confirmation</b>
The ship-to party transfers the proof of delivery to the SAP System via IDoc from another SAP System, an external system or via Internet. In this way, the quantities are verified for the delivery. Multiple verification is only possible if the outbound delivery has not yet been completely confirmed.
The current proof of delivery situation is reflected by the POD status: POD-relevant, Deviations reported or Confirmed. You can check the POD status at any time within delivery processing by using the status overview. The system does not make an entry in the document flow.
In most cases, there are no quantity deviations, meaning that the proof of delivery process does not create any additional work for you. This process enables automatic verification and confirmation via IDoc or Internet.
<b>2) Manual Verification Processing</b>
Manual processing of the verification is always necessary when deviations are reported by the ship-to party. In such a case, it is necessary to edit the POD confirmation.
When you process a POD manually, you can enter and analyze reported differences and deviation reasons in the SAP System. In this way, you can control the checks made and dictate when the POD is ready to be released for further processing.