This business process allows you to block a site for certain activities in its capacity as a customer or vendor.
You may have to block a site for a number of reasons, for example:
- The site is being renovated
- The site is changing its location
A block can apply for a specific period of time (due to renovation, for example) or to specific functions.
A site block can be set at a number of levels. This is particularly useful, as often a site block does not have to apply to the whole company but only to certain areas of the company.
This business process covers the individual types of blocks that can be set for a site:
- Blocking the site in its capacity as a customer
- For a specific period of time:
- For specific activities (such as delivery, billing)
- For the whole client
- Activated by a batch run
- Sales block for some or all sales areas
- Posting block or payment block for some or all company codes
- Blocking the site in its capacity as a vendor
- Posting block or payment block for some or all clients
- Purchasing block for some or all purchasing organizations
- Purchasing block for certain sites (for example, the purchasing block set for stores A and B only applies to one distribution center and not to the whole purchasing organization)
- Block for quality reasons
- All blocks apply directly
You decide which type of block is to be set:
- General site block
- Block on site in its capacity as a customer
- Block on site in its capacity as a vendor
- Depending on which type of block you selected in step 1, you now proceed as follows:
- If you wish to set a general site block, you enter the number of the site, the period during which the block is to apply, and the reason for blocking (such as renovation).
The system can tell from the type of blocking reason which blocks are to be set for the site (e.g. order block).
- If you wish to block a site in its capacity as a customer, you enter the functions and the organizational units for which the site is to be blocked in its capacity as a customer.
- If you wish to block a site in its capacity as a vendor, you enter the functions and the organizational units for which the site is to be blocked in its capacity as a vendor.
Notes and remarks
You can define keys in the blocking reasons (Customizing), for example, for sales blocks (order, delivery and billing blocks), in the customer master data of the site. These allow you to differentiate the reasons for the blocks and the way in which the system reacts to them. A delivery block, for example, might result in no deliveries being made to a customer, whereas an order block might only apply to free-of-charge deliveries and credit memos.
Blocking Activities with Business Partners