Material determination enables the automatic substitution of materials in sales documents during sales order processing. For example, during the course of a sales promotion, the system can, during sales order entry, automatically substitute a material that has promotional packaging. A consumer product may have a special wrapper for, for example, the Christmas season. Using material determination, the system substitutes the material only during the specified period.
The following graphic illustrates the determination of a promotional product in the sales order.
In addition, you can use material determination if you want the system to automatically substitute, for example:
- customer-specific product numbers with your own material numbers
- International Article Numbers (EANs) with your own material numbers
- Substituting discontinued materials with newer materials