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 Trade, Integration with Commodities 2


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Global Trade

Global Trade (LO-GT)

Required Business Functions

  • Trade, Commodity Management (ISR_GLT_COMMODITY_5)

  • Procure-to-Pay for Commodities 4 (LOG_MM_COMMODITY_04)

  • Contract-to-Cash for Commodities 4 (LOG_SD_COMMODITY_04)

  • Logistics Treasury Integration for Commodities 2 (LOG_TRM_INT_2)

You can use this business function to supplement the process flow and increase the efficiency of commodity processes in GTM.


The following processes must be available and correctly configured:

  • Standard process for purchasing in SAP ERP

  • Standard logistics process for inbound delivery in SAP ERP

  • Standard process for logistics invoice verification in SAP ERP

  • Standard process for sales in SAP ERP

  • Standard logistics process for outbound delivery in SAP ERP

  • Standard process for billing in SAP ERP


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

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    EA-GLTRADE 617, SAP_APPL 617


Commodity Management: Free Characteristics in GTM

With this feature you can maintain free characteristics in trading contracts at item level. You define them in the classification system, and can then use them to set up integrated HANA-based position reporting and MtM reporting in SAP TRM based on a book structure:

  • Free characteristics can be assigned to characteristics in the analysis structure in SAP TRM.

  • When trading contracts are created or changed, free characteristics values can be transferred to commodity raw exposures and subsequent reporting structures in SAP TRM.

  • The same holds for goods receipts that have been created with reference to a trading contract containing free characteristics.

  • You can set up HANA-based reporting on commodity positions and MtM to evaluate free characteristics values from trading contracts as well as the corresponding characteristic values from the analysis structures as used in derivative contracts in SAP TRM.

For more information, see the following release note: Free Characteristics in Commodity Risk Management