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Enhancements in Manage Legal Transactions

With this app, you can define renewal and termination dates for legal transactions in the new facet called Life Cycle. The other new feature is to use Situation Handling in Legal Content Management. You can define situations to notify the legal counsel when the status synchronization of a legal transaction has failed and should be processed to ensure successful synchronization.

Technical Details



Functional Localization

Not applicable

Used in Scope Item

(Legal Content Management) 1XV

Application Component


Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 1909

Additional Details

  • You can now link objects from an external system using the Linked Objects feature.

  • You can also use the Open Issues hyperlink to view the missing or wrong attributes that affect the status of the legal transaction.

  • Use the Create with Reference functionality to create a copy of an existing legal transaction, by defining a relationship with the source transaction. Defining a relationship provides traceability between the source and target transactions. You can also copy the required header attributes and facets from the source legal transaction. You can use this reference transaction as a template and define other attributes and facets according to your business needs.

  • You can even copy task group templates defined in the source legal transaction to the target transaction.

  • You can view comments added by the task approver in the My Inbox app, under the Task Group in Progress facet.

  • Define relationships between multiple legal relationships. You can view all mandatory documents specified in the related transactions, in the sub-facet Related Required Documents. If configured, you can view Notifications when the status of related legal transactions is synchronized.

  • You can use the Copy functionality to create a copy of an existing legal transaction.

  • While adding a new task step, you can select additional recipient assignments and roles to assign workflow tasks to specific teams and users. The teams can be configured using Responsibility Management functions in the Manage Teams and Responsibilities app.

  • You can select preconditions and add alternative preconditions to be fulfilled, before a workflow task is triggered.

  • You can now define how to handle exceptions for rejected workflow tasks, by selecting the required action and the action result.

  • While defining the renewal and termination clauses for legal transactions in the Life Cycle facet, you can also select relevant date types in the All Dates sub facet.