Hello FI gurus,
I have been asked to set up Trading Partner Configuration on our ECC 6 system(New GL not implemented). We are the US affiliate of a Japanese company, and our Brazil and Mexico Affiliates are also in our same SAP instance as separate company codes. There are 4 other affiliates(including Japan) of ours who are not part of our SAP system(instance) and have their own ERP systems(SAP and non-SAP). In other words, these 4 do NOT have company codes in our system. All of us affiliates buy from and sell to each other. My question is: Is it possible to set up the 4 affiliates not in our system as Trading Partners as well OR am I restricted to just the 3 company codes in our system?
I understand that I have to set up Companies(Trading Partners) in Tcode OX15 and then as the next step connect these companies to company codes in TCode OX16 as the subsequent step. That is where my confusion came in, since I don't have company codes for those 4 affiliates outside our system. The user who wants me to set this up was fairly confident that it is still possible to set them up as trading partners, since that was how it was at her previous job.
Also, if someone can tell me what the true purpose of Trading Partner concept is, that would be great. Is this purely for reporting purposes?
Thanks and regards,
YOu can define then as 9999 or any other number srrios which will indicate the tha those compaines are outside the SAP .
You do not need to do any thing in OX16 . you do these step when you have Comapny code set up in SAp.
We have the same situationw here we have not roll out SAP for all our branches. SO we have created others comapnies as Tranding prtner and when ever we have any posting related to those we post to those Transing Partner which is in our case start from 9900-9999 . We have revesed this series for Non SAP |Comapnies and agreed with Business. So that they know .
When ever we want to do reconcilition we run the reort on the basis of Trading Partner .
Many Thnak s