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Organizational Structure: Division 


A division is an organizational unit based on responsibility for sales or profits from saleable materials or services.


Divisions have two main applications: They are organizational units for Sales and Distribution, and they are necessary for business area account assignment for logistics transactions in Financial Accounting. Divisions can be used to describe specific product groups and can form the basis for sales statistics, for example.

Divisions are not used for any functions developed specifically for SAP Retail. However, a single dummy division is provided where necessary.


Articles are assigned uniquely (client-wide) to one division.

Divisions are assigned to sales organizations.

For each combination of sales organization and division there is a reference division for customer and article master data, and also for condition data and sales document types. This allows the data in the reference division to be used in the original division too.