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In this book i tried to cover each and every topic of SAP MM Implementation / Customization.

SAP MM (Material Management): Complete Reference to Implementation / Customization.

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Material Master Related Important Terms (Part 2)

Controlling (CO) An organizational unit in Accounting that reflects a management-oriented structure of the organization for the purpose of internal control.
Operating results for profit centers can be analyzed using either the cost of sales approach or the period accounting approach.
By analyzing the fixed capital as well, you can expand your profit centers for use as investment centers.

Profit Center
Key that uniquely identifies the profit center in the current controlling area.

Valuation Category
Determines whether stocks of the material are valuated together or separately.
In the case of split valuation , this indicator also determines which valuation types are allowed, that is, the criteria by which stocks can be valuated.

Valuation type
Invoice Verification (MM-IV)
A subdivision of a valuation category in split valuation.
Example : An enterprise manages its stocks of a material using the valuation category "Quality", comprising the following valuation types:

• High quality, Average quality, Inferior

Hazardous material number

Number that identifies the material as a hazardous material or as dangerous goods and assigns hazardous material data or dangerous goods data to it
Use: The hazardous material number indicates that the material is dangerous, making special precautions necessary for its storage and shipment.

Valuation Class
Assignment of a material to a group of G/L accounts

With other factors, the valuation class determines the G/L accounts that are updated as a result of a valuation-relevant transaction or event such as a goods movement.
The valuation class makes it possible to:
• Post the stock values of materials of the same material type to different G/L accounts
• Post the stock values of materials of different material types to the same G/L account

Default value for the valuation class for valuated stocks of this material.
Use: The valuation class has the following functions:
• Allows the stock values of materials of the same material type to be posted to different G/L accounts
• Allows the stock values of materials of different material types to be posted to the same G/L account.

• Determines together with other factors the G/L accounts updated for a valuation-relevant transaction (such as a goods movement

Material Master Related Important Terms (Part 1)

Material Group
Key that you use to group together several materials or services with the same attributes, and to assign them to a particular material group.
Use: You can use material groups to:
• Restrict the scope of analyses
• Search specifically for material master records via search helps

Purchasing Group
Key for a buyer or a group of buyers, who is/are responsible for certain purchasing activities
• Internally, the purchasing group is responsible for the procurement of a material or a class of materials.
• Externally, it is the medium through which contacts with the vendor are maintained.

Purchasing Value Key
Key defining the reminder days and tolerance limits valid, as well as the shipping instructions and order acknowledgment requirement of the material for Purchasing.
Procedure: If you have chosen a purchasing value key, the system enters the values defined in Customizing (for Purchasing) in the fields.

Batch Batches (LO-BM)
A subset of the total quantity of a material in stock, managed separately from other subsets of the same material.
Example: Different production lots (such as paints, dyes, wallpapers, and pharmaceutical products), delivery lots, quality grades of a material.
Batch management requirement indicator, Specifies whether the material is managed in batches.
This indicator can be set in the material master record manually or, if batches are valuated individually, it is set automatically for the plants concerned, in which case it cannot be changed.
The indicator cannot be changed if stocks exist in either the current period or in the previous period. The reason for checking the previous period is because stocks can be posted to this period when goods movements are entered.