Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

PO approval substitue issue

Former Member
0 Kudos

Hello friends,

For example, A person has an PO approval limit of $50000, can he substitue a person with approval limit of $5000.



Accepted Solutions (0)

Answers (3)

Answers (3)

Former Member
0 Kudos

Yes .I think the former one substitute the latter one ,but the latter one can not substitute the former one .

but now the SAP standard function seem that it have no limit no it ,that is ,everyone can substitute everyone .it is a function bug ? _.


Active Contributor
0 Kudos


Anyone can substitute anyone for themselves unless you have something specific developed to check limits during approval.

This is a company policy thing, but the norm is that when you name a substitute you also take responsibility for their actions. If you trust someone to spend 50000 then you trust them to nominate someone sensible when they go on holiday.

Some companies don't like this and build custom functionality to limit this but that can get very involved.



Active Contributor
0 Kudos


It depends on your design.

If you are using the standard workflow template - the approval limit are assigned through SAP Authorizations. If the approvers substitute haven't got authorization to the release code (I think - or perhaps the release strategy) he will not be able to release the purchase order.


Morten Nielsen