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 PS, Progress Tracking Data in the Purchase Order


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Progress Tracking (PS-PRG-TRC)

Purchasing (MM-PUR)

Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

PLM Extension (EA-PLM)

You can use this business function to acess status information and progress tracking data for monitoring the progress of purchase orders. This data is displayed in the order item details. Purchase order-related progress tracking data is also part of purchase order archiving, which is carried out at regular intervals by system administration.



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

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component

SAP_APPL 605 and EA-APPL 605


Displaying Progress Tracking Data in the Purchase Order

You can use the business function to access data that was previously only available on the overview screen of the Progress Tracking: Purchase Order Selection transaction (EXPD) in the relevant purchase order item details. In the single-screen transactions for changing, displaying, and releasing purchase orders (ME22N, ME23N, ME29N), there is a new Progress Tracking tab page with an event overview. From here, you can acess the subitems of the order schedule lines and query status information. You should only use transaction EXPD to change progress tracking data or enter new data.

There is a new Business Add-In (BAdI) called BADI_EXPD_MM that you can use to specify which progress tracking profile the system should use to display the progress tracking data in the purchase order.

Archiving Purchase Order-Related Progress Tracking Data

The system administration archives progress tracking data that is displayed on the Progress Tracking tab page together with the purchase order. Data on the event scenario assignment and the change time stamp is deleted. When you display archived purchase orders (ME23N), the system also displays the archived progress tracking data.

Business Add-In for Enhanced Functions in Progress Tracking

There is a new BAdI called EXPD_ENHANCE, with which you can implement customer-specific enhancements in progress tracking.

For more information about displaying and archiving progress tracking data, see Displaying Progress Tracking Data in the Purchase Order.