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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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Step by Step Manual to Purchase Requisition in SAP

Purchase requisitions are SAP-internal documents created in requirements planning to request the purchasing department to procure a particular quantity of a material or service for a particular date.

The purchase requisition can be created either manually by the department in charge or automatically by material requirements planning (MRP). The SAP system transfers data from the material master to the purchase requisition when creating a purchase requisition. The purchasing department converts the purchase requisition in either a request for quotation (RFQ) or a purchase order.

This document provides step-by-step documentation with screenshots & descriptions to Purchase Requisition process in SAP:

  • Purchase Requisitions – Customizing your Desktop Settings
  • Creating A Purchase Requisition Use Transaction ME51N
  • Searching for “des vendor” in Item Overview portion of screen
  • Finding Vendor Address
  • Ordering for grant or project accounts
  • Creating purchase requisitions with more than 1 line item
  • Saving Your Purchase Requisition
  • Using Document Overview (Transaction ME53N)
  • Ensuring Correct Settings to Use Document Overview
  • Adding Additional Data Fields To Your Document Overview
  • Duplicating A Purchase Requisition
  • Checking the Status of a Purchase Requisition using Document Overview
  • To View History of All Your Purchase Requisitions
  • Viewing Purchase Order History for Specific Cost Center or WBS Element

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Beginner’s Guide to Daily SAP Purchasing Processes for Reference

This document contains step-by-step self notes with detailed screenshots to SAP Purchasing related daily processes. You can see the list of covered content below:

  • Assign and Process Purchase Requisitions [ME57]
  • View Purchase Orders (ME23N & ME22N) [ME23N]
  • Printing a Purchase Order [ME23N]
  • Open PO Report [ME2L]
  • MRP Rescheduling
  • Finding POs by Part Numbers [ME2M]
  • Locating Vendor Information [XK03]
  • Finding Spend by Supplier [ME2L]
  • Interplant Shipments (MD04) []
  • Blocked Invoices [MRBR] & [FBL1N]
  • Changing Purchase Groups [MD04]
  • Faxing a SAP PO [ME22N]
  • Obsolete Materials [MD04]
  • Changing Lead times [ME32K]
  • Safety Lead Time [MM02] ( MRP2 Tab)
  • No Source List [ME57]
  • Outside Processes – an Example of a process
  • NCMR Process [QM03]
  • Managing Low Value Inventories (Process)
  • MRP and ROP

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A Reference Study Material on Purchasing Process in SAP

After reading this step-by-step SAP Purchasing Process manual, users will understand the steps in the purchasing process and will learn how to perform each one of them, from creating a requisition to the final step of closing it. See contents below:

Creating and Maintaining Requisitions: learn how to use ME51, ME52, ME52N, and ME53 to create, display and maintain purchase requisitions in SAP
Goods Receipting in SAP: learn how to use MIGO in SAP to goods receipt all orders they have received
Reviewing Purchase Orders: learn how to use ME23N to review information on their Purchase Orders
Purchasing Reports: Participants will learn how to use various purchasing reports to pull important information on their documents
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User Guide to Purchase Requisition Management in SAP MM

Purchase requisition in SAP is a document which is created by purchase department prior to the purchase process.
After completing this material, you will be able to:

  • Use transaction ME51N, ME52N and ME53N for purchase requisitions
  • Create a purchase requisition without a material
  • Create a purchase requisition with a material
  • Create a purchase requisition for a service

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SAP MM Purchasing Sim Video Tutorials Package

In this post, you will find link to step-by-step interactive video tutorials for the most common SAP MM Purchasing processes which some are listed below:

  • Create Request for Quotation
  • Create Purchase Requisition
  • Individual Release of Purchase Requisition
  • Collective Release of Purchase Requisition
  • Create Purchase Order without Reference
  • Create Purchase Order with reference to Quotation
  • Create Purchase Order with reference to Purchase Order
  • Individual & Collective Approval of Purchase Order
  • List Purchase Order Reports by Purchase Order / Vendor / Material / Cost Center
  • Create Contract with/out reference to Purchase Requisition
  • List Contract Reports per Material / Vendor

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SAP MM Case Study: Purchasing Process Training for Beginners

This SAP MM case study (for SAP ECC 6.0) explains an integrated materials management process in detail and thus fosters a thorough understanding of each process step and underlying SAP functionality.

Within a fictitious company, you will take on different roles in order to process a complete purchasing process.. e.g. purchasing agent, warehouse worker, accounting clerk. Overall, you will be working in the Materials Management (MM) and the Financial Accounting (FI) departments.
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