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SAP MM User Manual: Purchasing

Find below link to a very comprehensive Purchasing manual for most commonly used proccesses in SAP MM. Content of this step-by-step guide is as following;

  • Purchase requisition: Create Purchase Requisition for Account Assignment, Asset, Non Valuated materials, Stock materials [ME51N], Change Purchase Requisition [ME52N], Display Purchase Requisition [ME53N], Assign source of supply to requisitions [ME56]
  • Request for Quotation: Create Quotation [ME41], Maintain Quotation [ME47], Display Quotation [ME48], RFQ Comparison [ME49], Message Output RFQ [ME9A]
  • Contract/APO: Create Contract with reference to PR [ME31K], Create Contract with reference to RFQ [ME31K], Change Contract [ME32K], Display Contract [ME33K]
  • Purchase Order/Release Order: Create Purchase Order for Account Assignment Asset, Non Valuated materials, Stock materials, Subcontracting & Repair [ME21N], Change Purchase Order [ME22N], Display Purchase Order [ME23N]

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SAP Purchasing User Training Manual

This document covers purchasing flow in SAP MM and shows step by step guide with screenshots of the following processes;

  • Create a purchase requisition (ME51)
  • First release of requisition (ME54)
  • Create Request for Quotation (RFQ) with reference to requisition (ME41)
  • Create Purchase Order with reference to RFQ
  • Department receives material ordered (GR)
  • Department pays invoice (MIRO)

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How to Create Purchase Order in SAP

A purchase order in SAP is a legal document used to record an individual purchase with the vendor or arrange for a delivery based on prior agreement. It also provides the vendor with a reference document to link to shipping and invoicing processes.

This training document will take you through the core processes required to create a basic purchase order in SAP.  In each screen, all the fields are explained in detail so you will understand every bit of step. Besides you will also find another purchase order creation manual with unknown vendor.
Following are the steps covered in this guide:

  • Accessing the Create Purchase Order screen
  • Entering Header Information
  • Entering Item Overview information
  • Entering information in the ‘Item details’ tabs:
  • Entering the account assignment for split charging
  • Entering a vendor’s catalogue number
  • Entering a delivery schedule
  • Removing the requirement for goods receipt
  • Entering net discount for an item
  • Entering extended text for an item
  • Entering PO header text messages
  • PO vendor address details
  • Entering an alternative delivery address/Customer a/c # with vendor
  • Saving the purchase order or adding further line items

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STO Configuration & End-User Manual in SAP

In this document you will learn the required configuration & end-user steps for Stock Transfer from one plant to another within the same company code with SD Delivery in SAP.

Document rather covers end-user steps in detail, but configuration is explained with some few notes. So besides downloading the the material below, also consider reading STO configuration details here.
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Stock Transfer Between Plant Using STO with Delivery Order

This process used to transfer goods between plants using Stock transport order with Delivery order. Before doing this function the Material must be maintained in both supplying and receiving plants. And in sales organization data 1 screen the delivering plant must be maintained. This process has the following stages.

  1. Creation of stock transport order (STO) at receiving plant (T code – ME21N)
  2. Transfer posting of Material to Material (T Code MB1B)
  3. Creation of Replenishment order (Outbound delivery order) at Supplying plant with reference to the Stock transport order(STO) (T code – VL10B)
  4. Changing of the Replenishment order delivery .i.e. Goods issue at supplying plant (T code – VL02N)
  5. Goods Receipt at receiving plant (T Code MIGO)

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