S/4HANA Business Partner – Customer-Vendor Integration (2022)

(Updated on 23th Aug 2021 )

This blog is based on S/4HANA 1511 release , however most of the concept of the setting up the business partner remains same for all the subsequent releases of S/4HANA i.e upto SAP S/4HANA 2020

This blog is aimed to give you most of the information you want to know for setting up Business Partner for new implementation or System conversion from ECC to S/4HANA.

There are redundant object models in the traditional ERP system in which the vendor master and customerMaster were used and with aim of principal of one SAP has simplified this approach and has introduced BP as mandatory target object in S/4HANA.

Business Partner is now capable of centrally managing master data for business partners, customers, and vendors. With current development, BP is the single point of entry to create, edit, and display master data for business partners, customers, and vendors

Customer/Vendor Object Model Limitations

  • Only one single address
  • No relation between a vendor and a customer for the same real world entity (no role concept)
  • No time-dependency

Business Partner – SAP Strategic Object Model

  • General data are shared across different roles
  • One business partner could perform multiple roles, e.g., customer and vendor (supplier)
  • One business partner could have multiple addresses
  • Time-dependency object attributes and relationships
  • Provide harmonized architecture
  • Customer/Vendor Integration (CVI) component ensure the synchronization between the Business Partner object and the customer/vendor objects

Dependencies/Pre-requisites

Business partner has been mandatory with S4 Hana Enterprise Management version i.e 1511 and 1610 & old transactions related to Vendor and customers have become obsolete.

It´s recommended but not mandatory that BuPa ID and Customer-ID / Vendor ID are the same.

The Business Partner Approach is not mandatory for the SAP Simple Finance 1503

Check and activate Business Functions

CA_SUPPLIER_SOA

CA_BP_SOA Switch ‘VENDOR_SFWS_SC1’ and switch ‘VENDOR_SFWS_SC2’ have to be active for the vendor contact person’s data to be synchronizedwith BP contact person’s data

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The appropriate specific transaction like XD01,XD02, XD03 or VD01, VD02, VD03 / XK01, XK02, XK03 or MK01, MK02, MK03 etc. are not available in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise management Version i.e. 1511 and 1610

Currently mass maintenance for customers and vendors via transaction MASS is not available.

Before you begin the BP conversion from an SAP ERP system to an SAP S/4 HANA system, you have to answer the questions Whether the Business Partner ID and Customer-ID /Vendor ID should be the same in the S/4 HANA System?

Business Partner Master Data Setup Process

Open Fiori AppManage Business Partner Master Data

With this app you can manage business partner master data. You can create, change, search, display, and copy business partner master data. You must have assigned the business role Master Data Specialist – Business Partner SpecialistSAP_BR_BUPA_MASTER_SPECIALIST

(Video) Converting Customers/ Vendors to Business Partners in S4 HANA | Vikram Fotani

Lets see how to setup one time customer and vendor master using this Fiori App.

  1. Setup BP General Data

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Select General Business Partner Role and Grouping, here this grouping is linked with customer/ vendor Number range and thisGrouping is key inlinking the Vendor/Customer & BP groups as well as numberrangeswhich is explained below in detail.

Table BUT000 will be updated once General BP role is completed.

2. Setup FI Vendor

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BP Role FLVN00 FI Vendor extension enables Invoice to be posted directly in FI.

Here vendor master table LFA1 and LFB1 will be updated.

FI document can be posted but cannot create PO as purchasing data is not yet extended so for extending purchasing data use ROLE FLVN01

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Table LFM1 will be updated once the BP Role is extended to Supplier BP Role

Once BP is extended to Purchase Organization using BP Role FLVN01 the vendor can be used PO can be created.

Setting up Customer

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Table KNA1 will be updated once BP Role is extended to FI Customer and Finance can start posting directly in FI for example FB70 etc.

(Video) Day5 : S4 HANA - Customer vendor Integration (CVI)

Extend Customer to Sales Area

BP Role FLCU01 is extended to sales area.

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Table KNVV updated with Sales view details and henceforth Customer can be used in sales area.

Extend Customer to Credit Segment

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Table UKMBP_CMS_SGM updated

Note- S4 Hana credit Management setting should be enabled to check the credit limits for customers

Maintaining Tax details

You can add customer Tax details in Identification tab of BP which will enable you to enter tax details with tax category and tax number and once you save this detail in BP the same you can see in KNA1 table , you can check whether these tax categories exists in tableV_TFKTAXNUMTYPE&V_TFKTAXNUMTYPEC & also check field BP status that these tax number fields are optional/mandatory not hidden..

Business Partner Customizing

Activate the PPO Request for the synchronization object Business Partner

Cross-Application Components–> Master Data Synchronization –> Synchronization Control–> Synchronization

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Active Synchronization between Customer/Vendor and BP is active

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Define BP Roles

Assign BP Role to BP Role Category

Cross-Application Components–> SAP Business Partner–>Business Partner–> Basic Settings –> Business Partner Roles–> Define BP Roles

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This setting is already available in standard delivered system for standard roles.

Account Group /Number Range Mapping

I am explaining below with an example of requirement for setting up One Time Vendor and One Time Customer Account and as a summary we need to setup Vendor/Customer Account group & assign number ranges to respective Vendor/Customer account group as it was required in classic ERP environment.

Additionally BP grouping is mapped with Vendor/Customer account group

(Video) #sap #customervendorintegration Business Partner Customer Vendor Integration

Define Account Groups Vendor

Financial Accounting (New)–> Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable–> Vendor Accounts–> Master Data–> Preparations for Creating Vendor Master Data

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Assign Number Ranges to Vendor Account Groups

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Similarly for Customers we need to define Account Group and assign number range to Customer account groups.

Define Number Assignment for Direction BP to Vendor/Customer

Cross-Application Components–> Master Data Synchronization–>Customer/Vendor Integration –> Business Partner Settings –> Settings for Vendor Integration –> Field Assignment for Vendor Integration–> Assign Keys

Define Number Assignment for Direction BP to Vendor

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Cross-Application Components–> SAP Business Partner–> Business Partner–> Basic Settings –>Number Ranges and Groupings

Define Number Ranges-BP

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Define Groupings and Assign Number Ranges

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Create Number Ranges for Vendor/Customer

Financial Accounting (New)–> Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable–> Vendor Accounts–> Master Data –> Preparations for Creating Vendor Master Data

Create Number Ranges for Vendor Accounts

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Similarly create Number Ranges for Customer Accounts.

How to maintain Field Status ?

Refer SAP KBA Note 2565164to know how to maintain field Status for BP

This will enable to start work with new Business Partner in S4 Hana Enterprise Management Environment.

(Video) SAP Purchasing- Settings for Customer Vendor Integration with Business Partner in SAP S/4HANA

Do you want to know how to convert existing Vendor/Customers while doing system conversion from ECC to S/4HANA ?

Very detailed information for deep diveyou can refer this CVI cookbook linkfrom Christoph Dutz, Michael Foo and Alexander Roebel which focuses onBP conversion from ECC to S4HANA

https://support.sap.com/content/dam/SAAP/SAP_Activate/S4H.0781%20SAP%20S4HANA%20Cookbook%20Customer%20Vendor%20Integration.pdf

Also refer SAP note 2265093 which explains the conversion process of existing customer /vendors to business partners in detail – must refer the atttached PDF within this note you will find following very useful information :-

CVI_MIGRATION_PRECHK

This report performs the necessary business checks for customer and vendor master data if you are intending to migrate to SAP S/4HANA. This report gives an upfront overview of master data consistency that is required for conversion to business partner master data

CVI_UPGRADE_CHECK_RESOLVE

You can use this report to perform the necessary checks per client. It also provides Customizing resolution program, where you can find out missing customizing entries and the solution to create/correct these entries for each client.

PRECHECK_UPGRADATION_REPORT

This report performs the necessary checks for Business Partner before upgrading to S/4HANA. The prechecks that the report executes are listed here:-

  • BP roles are Assigned to Account Groups
  • Every Account Group BP Grouping Must be Available
  • Customer Value Mapping
  • Vendor Value Mapping
  • CVI Mapping
  • Contact Person Mapping
  • Checking Direction from Customer to BP
  • Checking Direction from Vendor to BP

MDS_LOAD_COCKPIT

You can use this report for the following purposes:-

  • Synchronize the customer/supplier data into SAP business partner during conversion from S/4HANA to S4/HANA
  • Create or update a corresponding SAP business partner for the customer and supplier data for general data, addresses, role data, bank details and so on

MDS_PPO2

You can use this report for the following purposes:-

  • View the error state of Business Partner, Customer and Supplier synchronization
  • Set the error log statuses to Completed after resolving the error

Do you want to know how to handle custom fields added in customer/vendor master in ECC during conversion to S/4 ?

In SAP Business Suite (ERP 600 and Enhancement Packages), customer master data and vendor master data transactions such as FD01, FD02, FD03, XD01, XD02, XD03, FK01, FK02, FK03, XK01, XK02 and XK03 have been enhanced by customers with additional fields using BAdI. In the customer and vendor master dialog transactions, these fields were integrated by adding additional sub-screens to the existing screens.

Moving to a SAP S4HANA release, traditional customer/vendor master transactions are made obsolete and replaced by the business partner transaction BP. Because of this, all extension-specific fields have to be integrated into the business partner.

PDF document attached with OSS note 2309153 provides a guideline how customers can transfer the enhancements they have made in the customer/vendor transactions to transaction BP, so that a maintenance of these fields remains possible after the upgrade to a S4HANA release.

https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2309153

Brought to you by the S/4HANA RIG

Thanks

Ajeet Agarwal

(Video) Introduction to SAP S4HANA Business Partner with Configuration steps

Product Expert- SAP S/4HANA RIG- APJ

FAQs

What is customer vendor Integration SAP business partner? ›

The CVI component ensures the synchronization between the Business Partner object and the Customer/Vendor objects. To use the SAP Business Partner as a leading object in SAP S/HANA, the Customer/Vendor Integration (CVI) must be used.

How do I link my business partner and vendor in SAP? ›

On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Create from Customer to create a business partner from a customer master record and Create from Vendor to create a business partner from a vendor master record. On this screen, enter one customer or vendor master record and choose Create Business Partner.

Can we create customer as a vendor in S4 HANA? ›

The Create By Reference feature for Customers and Suppliers in BP transaction is available from 1610 FPS02 in S/4HANA Landscape. It is required to know how to create customer/vendor BP with reference to other customer/vendor BP in S/4HANA.

How do I link a customer and a vendor in SAP? ›

On the SAP Easy Access menu, choose Link Business Partner to Customer to assign a customer master record and Link Business Partner to Vendor to assign a vendor master record. On this screen you assign a corresponding customer/vendor to the business partner in a selected business partner role and choose Link .

What are the benefits of using a business partner in SAP'S4 HANA? ›

Business Partner Application allows you to create, maintain, and manage business partners. You can also use this to perform integration with other functions and data exchange. You can use the BP Role to carry out a business classification of a BP role on the basis of business transaction.

What is difference between business partner and customer in SAP? ›

Business Partner allows maintenance of multiple addresses with corresponding address usages. In classical transactions, one customer can only be associated with one account group. But in Business Partner, multiple roles can be associated with the same Business Partner.

Which function is mandatory for CVI? ›

The customer vendor integration (CVI) is mandatory for the synchronisation between customers and vendors with the business partner (BP).

What is CVI integration in SAP? ›

CVI or customer / vendor integration is the process which ensures the synchronization between Customer / Vendor from one side and the Business Partner from the other side, and vice versa.

How do I link a customer to BP in SAP? ›

Define Number Assignment for direction BP to Customer

SPRO > Cross-Application Components > Master data Synchronization > Customer/Vendor Integration > Business Partner Settings > Setting for Vendor Integration > Field Assignment for Customer Integration > Assign Keys.

How do you assign a business partner grouping to a customer account group? ›

  1. Define Account groups for customer accounts groups. ...
  2. Define number ranges for customer accounts groups. ...
  3. Assign number ranges to customer account groups. ...
  4. Maintain Partner Determination. ...
  5. Creation of Customer in Sales and Distribution (T-Code-XD01)
19 Jun 2015

How do you create a customer and vendor? ›

How to create a vendor/customer on Deskera's ERP software - YouTube

What is the difference between FLCU00 and FLCU01? ›

Standard BP Role FLCU00 contains Company code data tab and BP Role FLCU01 has Sales Area data tab, so to define a Customer master data you need to assign both the roles and for any other master data specific roles have to be assigned, you also have to switch between roles to define and display the relevant master data.

What configuration is involved in a customer vendor integration? ›

Customer/Vendor Integration is bidirectional. You can both process customer/vendor master records from business partner maintenance as well as populate data from customer/vendor processing to the business partner. You can assign only one customer/vendor to a business partner and vice versa (1:1 assignment).

What is the purpose of creating a business partner such as vendor or customer in SAP business One? ›

Business Partner allows your reps to respond more quickly to all production and support-related calls. Now, you can easily manage both customer and vendor business partner master data and your lead business in SAP Business One.

What is the difference between KNA1 and KNB1? ›

KNA1: This table contains the general customer master data which are valid cross-company, e.g. name, address. KNB1: This table contains the company code specific customer master data. Part of these data are for instance reconciliation key and payment method.

What is difference between BP and vendor in SAP? ›

Business partners are legal or natural persons who are outside your own organization but with whom you have a business relationship. A vendor is a business partner from whom materials or services can be procured.

How do I extend a vendor as a customer in SAP HANA? ›

Extending Vendor to Purchasing Data, select Role FLVN01 from dropdown. Select Purchasing Data and then choose Purchasing Org and press enter. Enter all the mandatory fields. Table LFM1 gets updated.

What is SAP BTP used for? ›

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is a unified, business-centric, and open platform for the entire SAP ecosystem, enabling users to integrate and create value from data and extend their SAP and third-party solution landscapes to meet evolving business needs.

Which of the following are business partner categories in SAP's 4HANA? ›

The standard business partner categories are: Natural person (private individual) Organization (for example: company, department in a company, club, association) Group (for example: married couple, shared living arrangement)

What is the role of business partner in SAP? ›

A business partner role is used to classify a business partner in business terms. The roles you assign to a business partner reflect the functions it has and the business transactions in which it is likely to be involved. A business partner role is used for classification purposes during data exchange with SAP ERP.

What is business partner in SAP's 4HANA? ›

The business partner functionality in SAP S/4HANA is the single entry point for maintaining business partner, customer, and supplier master data. A business partner can be a person, a group of people, or an organization.

How do you configure s4hana BP and CVI in 7 Easy Steps? ›

3. Seven Steps to configure BP (Business Partners) and CVI (Customer-Vendor Integration)
  1. Step 1 – Define Account Group. ...
  2. Step 2 – Create Number Ranges. ...
  3. Step 3 – Assign Number Ranges. ...
  4. Step 4 – BP Number Range Creation. ...
  5. Step 5 – Assign BP Number Ranges. ...
  6. Step 6 – Number Assignment. ...
  7. Step 7 – Create your first BP in S4 HANA.

What are the major activities in the synchronization phase of CVI? ›

Synchronization Phase:

In this phase Synchronization cockpit (data load) is run to convert customers and suppliers to Business partners in ERP or ECC. Any error due to data inconsistency or customization error can be monitored in the synchronization cockpit.

What is the table for business partner in SAP? ›

SAP Business Partner Tables
#TABLEDescription
1NBUPAddnl HC-Specific business partner Data for SAP BP
2BUT000BP: General data I
3BSEGAccounting Document Segment
4KNA1General Data in Customer Master
65 more rows

How does s4 Hana define blood pressure group? ›

To assign a business partner number range, follow the menu path Cross-Application Components > SAP Business Partner > Business Partner > Basic Settings > Define Groupings and Assign Number Ranges. As shown below, the number range MM has been assigned to the business partner grouping HVPV.

Which entities in old SAP ERP has business partners in SAP's 4hana replaced? ›

As their use in SAP is mandatory, the old transactions used to maintain vendors and customers have now been deprecated, replaced by one transaction: BP; or for Fiori users, the app “Maintain Business Partner”.

How do I find my business partner number in SAP? ›

You can use enhancement EMDBP001 (IS-U: business partner – duplicate checks) to check whether a business partner to be created already exists in the system (under a different key). Read the system documentation on function module EXIT_SAPLES01_001.

What is the business partner role for customer? ›

Customer business partner roles are used in the following processing scenarios: To update customer master records belonging to Financial Accounting (FI) from business partner maintenance. To update business partners from customer master records belonging to Financial Accounting (FI)

What is FLVN00 and FLVN01? ›

· Role FLVN00 is for company code data (FI supplier) · Role FLVN01 is for vendor area data (MM supplier) BP to Vendor. Vendor to BP. (Customer as Vendor – i.e. Customer and Vendor are same entity, hence the Transactions and Recon- account# should reflect Final Balance to-pay or to-receive )

What is BP account group in SAP? ›

The account group required for creating a customer/vendor is determined using the business partner grouping. Each grouping for the SAP business partner is assigned to each account group of the customer and/or vendor.

How do you change BP grouping in SAP? ›

Steps
  1. In the SD Master Data Screen , select Business partners Payer Change account group .
  2. You reach the Change Account Group screen.
  3. Enter the number of the payer whose account group you wish to change and press ENTER.
  4. You reach the dialog box Company Codes/Sales Areas by Customer . ...
  5. Press ENTER.

How do you assign a grouping group to a customer account in SAP? ›

Step 1) Enter T-Code “OBAR” in the SAP command field and press enter. Step 2) On change view “Assign Customer Acct Groups –> Number Range overview screen, click on position button and enter customer account group key in the given field. So the customer account group key displays on top of the screen.

How do you assign BP to BP? ›

To define a BP role. Use Tx- SPRO and under cross application components choose Define BP roles under highlighted section. Always a BP Role category is assigned to BP role, So choose BP role categories first. Here you can create a new category .

How do I create a vendor in SAP MM S4 HANA? ›

How to create a Vendor
  1. Step 1) Enter Transaction code FK01 in SAP Command Field.
  2. Step 2) In the Initial Screen, Enter.
  3. Step 3) In the next screen, In Address Tab Enter the Following.
  4. Step 4) Next in the Account Control section page Enter the Corporate Group if the Vendor belongs to a corporate group enter the group key.
3 Sept 2022

How do I create a vendor group in SAP HANA? ›

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SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → Financial Accounting → AR and AP → Vendor accounts → master data → preparation for creating vendor master data → Define Account groups with screen layout (Vendors) → Execute. Click the New Entries button. Unique key as Account Group key.

How do I create a vendor for purchasing organization in SAP? ›

On the Create Vendor: Initial Screen, enter the number of the vendor (external number assignment) or the system generates it (internal number assignment). Enter a purchasing organization, a company code, and an account group. Choose Enter. Examples are the address, control data, and data relevant to payment.

How does SAP extend BP to customers? ›

  1. Step1:- Create SAP Business Partner with General Data. T.Code:- [BP] Click on the Organization category button. ...
  2. Extend BP for SAP FI. Open existing BP in Change mode using the “Switch Between” button. ...
  3. Step3:- Extend BP for SD in SAP S4 HANA. In change mode of existing BP extend BP Role FLCU01-Customer.

How do I create a vendor business partner in SAP? ›

On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Create from Customer to create a business partner from a customer master record and Create from Vendor to create a business partner from a vendor master record. On this screen, enter one customer or vendor master record and choose Create Business Partner.

How do I create a vendor master in BP? ›

04.2) Vendor Master -BP (Business Partner) Creation in S4 HANA

Can we create customer as a vendor in S4 HANA? ›

The Create By Reference feature for Customers and Suppliers in BP transaction is available from 1610 FPS02 in S/4HANA Landscape. It is required to know how to create customer/vendor BP with reference to other customer/vendor BP in S/4HANA.

How do I create a customer vendor in SAP? ›

  1. Customer Master linkage to vendor, T.Code xd02 –> Select customer –> Control Data Tab –> Enter the vendor number to which it is to be linked.
  2. Select line items which are to be cleared and press save.
13 Sept 2013

How do I link a vendor and BP in SAP? ›

You can follow below steps to create a new vendor record which would be linked to the BP;
  1. Go to transaction BP.
  2. Click on edit.
  3. From dropdown select TR0602.
  4. Click on Save.
  5. A new number is generated with the vendor number picked up by the system.
7 Mar 2018

What is customer vendor Integration SAP business partner? ›

The CVI component ensures the synchronization between the Business Partner object and the Customer/Vendor objects. To use the SAP Business Partner as a leading object in SAP S/HANA, the Customer/Vendor Integration (CVI) must be used.

Which function is mandatory for CVI? ›

The customer vendor integration (CVI) is mandatory for the synchronisation between customers and vendors with the business partner (BP).

What is difference between business partner and customer in SAP? ›

Business Partner allows maintenance of multiple addresses with corresponding address usages. In classical transactions, one customer can only be associated with one account group. But in Business Partner, multiple roles can be associated with the same Business Partner.

What are the benefits of using a business partner in SAP's 4hana? ›

Business Partner Application allows you to create, maintain, and manage business partners. You can also use this to perform integration with other functions and data exchange. You can use the BP Role to carry out a business classification of a BP role on the basis of business transaction.

What is BP module in SAP? ›

The Business Partners module manages all the information relevant for your relationships with customers, vendors, and leads (interested parties), as well as performing and reviewing internal reconciliations for business partners.

How do you display BP in SAP? ›

Create / Change / Display in BP (Business Partner)
  1. Goto the Authorizations tab and click on change icon and on the next screen search for the Authorization Object B_BUPA_RLT. ...
  2. Now we will add BP views to the RLTYP, click on change icon and select the relevant views.
  3. Here we have added views “000000” & “FLVN00”.
31 Oct 2018

What is KNB1 table in SAP? ›

KNB1 (Customer Master (Company Code)) is a standard table in SAP R\3 ERP systems. Below you can find the technical details of the fields that make up this table. Key fields are marked in blue. Additionally we provide an overview of foreign key relationships, if any, that link KNB1 to other SAP tables.

How do I extend a customer master in SAP? ›

Goto tcode XD01 and give the new Company code and sales area details in the above along with the customer number. And give the existing customer number, company code and sales area details in the bottom and press enter and also have to navigate each and every screen by pressing enter button then last save that.

What is customer master in SAP SD? ›

Customer master records are used by both the accounting (FI-AR) and the sales (SD) departments of your organization. By storing customer master data centrally, you enable it to be accessed throughout your organization, and avoid the need to enter the same information twice.

What is CVI integration in SAP? ›

CVI or customer / vendor integration is the process which ensures the synchronization between Customer / Vendor from one side and the Business Partner from the other side, and vice versa.

What is the difference between FLCU00 and FLCU01? ›

Standard BP Role FLCU00 contains Company code data tab and BP Role FLCU01 has Sales Area data tab, so to define a Customer master data you need to assign both the roles and for any other master data specific roles have to be assigned, you also have to switch between roles to define and display the relevant master data.

What is the difference between FLVN00 and FLVN01? ›

Thus FLVN01 is required for Purchase Org data and FLVN00 is required for Company Code data. We are using the Vendor like UI and the roles are not even displayed when you create a change request, thus we are not able to even delete one role in the change request.

What is the BP in SAP? ›

Business Partner can be created as a person, organization or a group in which we has some business interest. It is a single transaction to create, edit, and display the master data. You can assign different roles for a single business partner which implies whether this BP is a customer or a vendor or both.

How do you configure s4hana BP and CVI in 7 Easy Steps? ›

3. Seven Steps to configure BP (Business Partners) and CVI (Customer-Vendor Integration)
  1. Step 1 – Define Account Group. ...
  2. Step 2 – Create Number Ranges. ...
  3. Step 3 – Assign Number Ranges. ...
  4. Step 4 – BP Number Range Creation. ...
  5. Step 5 – Assign BP Number Ranges. ...
  6. Step 6 – Number Assignment. ...
  7. Step 7 – Create your first BP in S4 HANA.

What is BP in S4 Hana? ›

S4 HANA Business Partner – Change & Create Accounts Payable Vendor Accounts. After the S/4HANA Migration, departments who typically create/maintain customer and vendor accounts will now create a new account called the Business Partner (BP).

What are the major activities in the synchronization phase of CVI? ›

Synchronization Phase:

In this phase Synchronization cockpit (data load) is run to convert customers and suppliers to Business partners in ERP or ECC. Any error due to data inconsistency or customization error can be monitored in the synchronization cockpit.

What is the business partner role for customer? ›

Customer business partner roles are used in the following processing scenarios: To update customer master records belonging to Financial Accounting (FI) from business partner maintenance. To update business partners from customer master records belonging to Financial Accounting (FI)

How does SAP extend BP to customers? ›

  1. Step1:- Create SAP Business Partner with General Data. T.Code:- [BP] Click on the Organization category button. ...
  2. Extend BP for SAP FI. Open existing BP in Change mode using the “Switch Between” button. ...
  3. Step3:- Extend BP for SD in SAP S4 HANA. In change mode of existing BP extend BP Role FLCU01-Customer.

How do you assign a BP to a vendor in SAP? ›

Similarly define number assignment for direction BP to Vendor. SPRO > Cross-Application Components > Master data Synchronization > Customer/Vendor Integration > Business Partner Settings > Setting for Vendor Integration > Field Assignment for Vendor Integration > Assign Keys. Save the configuration.

How do I extend a vendor as a customer in SAP HANA? ›

Extending Vendor to Purchasing Data, select Role FLVN01 from dropdown. Select Purchasing Data and then choose Purchasing Org and press enter. Enter all the mandatory fields. Table LFM1 gets updated.

How do you turn a customer into a business partner? ›

Usually Customer and Vendor master data is linked with cross reference. Meaning Customer number is stored at Vendor master (field LFA1-KUNNR) and Vendor number is stored at Customer master (field KNA1-LIFNR).
...
Customizing
  1. Customer -> BP.
  2. Vendor -> BP.
  3. BP -> Customer.
  4. BP -> Vendor.
31 Aug 2020

What is SAP BTP used for? ›

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is a unified, business-centric, and open platform for the entire SAP ecosystem, enabling users to integrate and create value from data and extend their SAP and third-party solution landscapes to meet evolving business needs.

What is SAP business partner role? ›

A business partner role is used to classify a business partner in business terms. The roles you assign to a business partner reflect the functions it has and the business transactions in which it is likely to be involved. A business partner role is used for classification purposes during data exchange with SAP ERP.

What is the difference between ECC and S4 HANA? ›

The most important difference between S/4HANA and ECC is the database they use. While ECC runs on third-party database systems such as Oracle, S/4HANA relies on the SAP in-memory database.

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