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With the transactional app Manage External Requirements, you can check your uncovered and delayed items required for sales orders and stock transport orders based on the settings you made in the Monitor External Requirements app. To help you cover these requirements and fulfill the external orders, the system proposes different solutions. You can simulate the solution to preview its effects and you can apply the solution that best solves your issue.

Key Features

With the Manage External Requirements app, you can do the following:

  • View a list of your uncovered and late external requirements

  • View details of the stock/requirements situation as a table or as a chart

  • Choose a different shortage definition to check how the stock/requirements situation changes for the selected item

  • View an aggregated table in which the same MRP elements for the same day are aggregated into one line

  • View additional material information

  • View additional information about the order

  • Display, edit and enter notes for the material

  • Click on an MRP element link to open a quickview with further details

  • Perform the MRP run at material level

  • Select an uncovered item to check the different solutions proposed by the system

  • Preview the effects of the proposed solutions as a table or as a chart

  • Choose a solution to apply the changes

  • Contact your vendors to request changes to purchase orders and stock transport orders

  • View a list of open change requests for a material in a popup

  • Navigate to the Manage Change Requests app to place and manage your requests

  • Navigate to the Monitor External Requirements app to get an overview of the missing items

  • Navigate to fact sheets and back-end transactions to access further information or change material data

In addition, the app supports the following technical features and options:

  • If the order unit of a material is different from its base unit of measure (base UoM), you can change the quantity of purchase orders and requisitions in the order unit. The system immediately shows you the quantity in the base UoM as well. You can access the popups for changing dates and quantities from the respective quickviews and solution cards.

Technical Features

In addition, this app supports the following technical features and options. Some of these features require additional components or settings in your system landscape:

  • If the long material number has been activated in your back-end system, it is automatically displayed in the <Material> field in this app. For more information, see Long Material Number in SAP Fiori Apps.

Navigation Targets

This app enables users to access other apps directly (for example to display detailed information).


Linked apps have to be already available in your system landscape or you have to implement them along with this app.

Transactional Apps

By choosing the arrow in the upper left corner, you can navigate back to the following transactional app:

If a change request exists for a purchase order or stock transport order, you can navigate to the following transactional app from the quickview:

Fact Sheets

From the corresponding quickviews, you can navigate to the following fact sheets:

Transactions in the ABAP Back End

From the footer toolbar, you can access the following transactions in your ABAP back-end system:

  • Stock/Requirements List (MD04)

  • Material Master (MM02)

  • Display Sales Order (VA03)

  • Display Stock Transport Order (ME23N)

From the corresponding quickviews, you can access the following transactions in your ABAP back-end system:

  • Display Purchase Order/Stock Transport Order (ME23N)

  • Display Purchase Requisition (ME53N)

  • Display Sales Order (VA03)

  • Display Production Order (CO03)

  • Display Process Order (COR3)

  • Display Planned Order (MD13)


You cannot access SAP GUI transactions or Web Dynpro transactions if you are working with SAP Fiori apps on a mobile device or tablet.

System Landscape Requirements

In order to be able to implement this app, your system landscape has to be enabled for SAP Fiori. One of the requirements for your system landscape is that your back-end product meets the required product version stack:

Required Back-End Product (Product Version Stack)

  • SAP enhancement package 8 for SAP ERP 6.0 (01 (01/2016))
  • SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0 (11 (01/2016))

The front-end components of this app (such as the user interface) are delivered together with the components of other apps as part of this SAP Fiori product:

Front-End Components Delivered with (Product Version Stack)

SAP Fiori 1.0 for SAP ERP ( 09 (01/2016) )

For more information, see the app implementation document of this app.

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