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You can also set up backorder processing from a sales point of view. Then only the requirements relevant to sales are displayed as missing parts. To do this, choose   Settings   Only SD requirements  

If the requested delivery date of a sales order is outside the replenishment lead time and if the replenishment lead time is taken into account in the availability check, the sales order is automatically considered to be available.

Sales orders that can only be partially delivered on the date requested or for which the full quantity has been committed despite a lack of availability are displayed in two lines:

  • The first line shows the quantity missing on the requested delivery date in column Req/recpt.

  • The second line shows the committed quantity on the committed date. This enables you to commit the full quantity on the requested delivery date, providing the quantity is available.


  1. Position the cursor on the sales order or customer requirement to which you wish to commit an ATP quantity. Choose  ( ) Change commitment .

The system displays the details of the sales order on the date selected in the lower half of the screen.

The following data is displayed in detail:

Open quantity: Total requirement quantity of the sales order or customer requirement.

Material availability date : The material staging date is the date on which the quantity must be available for the sales order item.

Total committed quantity : Quantity that has been previously committed (in sales order administration when creating a sales order or customer requirement).

Committed quantity : Quantity that has been committed, in backorder processing.

ATP quantity : Available quantity that can be used for open requirements.

  1. On the basis of the ATP quantity, enter the quantity that you can commit to the requirement in the field Committed qty .

  2. Commit the quantity by choosing Transfer .

  3. In this way, you can use the ATP quantity as the basis for committing missing quantities.

  4. Save your entries.