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 Trade, Commodity Management 3


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Global Trade

Application Component

Global Trade (LO-GT)

Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Trade, Commodity Management (ISR_RET_COMMODITY_2)

You can use this business function to improve the management of differential invoices (delta invoices) in your trading process. Furthermore, the handling of characteristics within the existing enterprise services of the ES Bundle Commodity Management is now possible.


You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component


In order to be able to use this business function, you must also activate the business function ISR_RET_COMMODITY_2.


The business function Trade, Commodity Management 3 will activate additional Customizing avtivities within Customizing for Global Trade Management in order to configure and enable the differential invoicing solution, and to maintain the mapping information related to the characteristics of the material data of a trading order item.

In addition to the Customizing related enhancements a new folder will be provided within the SAP Easy Access Menu of Global Trade Management which enables you to run the related reports and transactions of the differential invoicing process.

Within SD invoice, a new screen is available under the Global Trade folder which provides differential invoice related information if the differential invoicing process is active and if the billing type is relevant for differential invoice processing.

enterprise services (ES Bundle Commodity Management)
  • Enables the transfer of material characteristics data across the interface of enterprise services

  • Provides extended error message handling (forward error message handling) capabilities to support recovery processes based on service information

  • Offers an overview of inbound and outbound enterprise SOA messages within the trading contract application to track the communication with other systems and applications

Differential Invoicing (Delta Invoicing)
  • Offers a standard process for calculating and settling differential or final invoices after provisional invoicing in the commodity management process, avoiding manual calculations or Project Add-Ons

  • Provides reporting capabilities to check whether SD invoices are relevant for differential invoice processing

  • Enables automatic calculation of differential or final invoices in the commodity management selling process