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 Reporting in Inventory Management


To simplify your day-to-day work with the Inventory Management component, there are a range of functions and reports that provide extensive information on all materials and their stock data.

This section provides an overview of the reporting function in Inventory Management. For more information, see the documentation on each function or the relevant report documentation.


Environment Menu

  • List displays

This provides reports for documents posted in Inventory Management. Example: Material document list (MB51).

  • Stock

This provides information on a material’s stocks. Example: Current stock/requirements list (MD04).

The Stock Overview (MMBE) provides an overview of all stocks of a material over all organizational levels (see also Stocks, Plant and Storage Location ).

  • Information

This allows you to display data (master data, transaction/movement data) from other applications. Example: Displaying a purchase order.

  • Balance display

This provides reports on the GR/IR clearing account (MB5S).

  • Consignment

You can use this to display all information on consignment stocks. Example: Displaying vendor consignment stocks (MB54).

  • Batch where-used list

This provides all the functions on the Batch Where-Used List .

  • Batch search strategy

You use this to define the strategies for Batch Determination .

  • Inventory Controlling

You can also analyze and evaluate material stocks using Inventory Controlling. For more information, refer to the LO – Logistics Information System component.

Periodic Processing Menu

  • List of stock values (MB5L)

This report is used to display the total stock quantity and the total stock value for a material at plant and storage location level.

  • Consistency check (MB5K)

You can use this to check the consistency of your stocks at company code level, valuation area level, and material level.

  • Managing held data (MBPM)

When you enter a goods receipt, this function allows you to display and delete data that you have held for further processing but not yet posted.

  • Analysis of rounding differences (MB5U)

This function allows you to analyze rounding differences that resulted from conversion between units of entry and base units. This applies when you work with a material with metric and non-metric units of measurement, for example.


For the reports that work with the SAP List Viewer, you can configure the output list as you require, to display and evaluate further data. To extend the current layout (basic list) or select another existing layout, choose Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Layout End of the navigation path . You can also create your own layouts and choose them on the initial screen. For more information on the SAP List Viewer, see the SAP List Viewer component.

Note Note

To recognize any data inconsistencies in your system early on, we recommend you run the following reports regularly, for example, monthly or at year-end closing:

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  • Consistency check (MB5K)

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