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 Sales and Distribution


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

SAP Sales and Distribution (SD)

Directly dependent business functions that also need to be activated

Logistics: SD Simplification (SD_01)

You can use this business function to further optimize your electronic Sales and Billing Processes.

Electronic data archiving regulations result in a high volume of data for sales documents and require invoices to be archived at an early stage. You can integrate archived billing documents in your business processes more easily. Since you still have electronic access to archived invoices during the sales process, you can manage archiving without delay and execute further sales processes electronically.

You can more efficiently use the rebate agreements from SAP ERP for your marketing activities. In particular, customers who use SAP CRM (Trade Promotion Management) with a large volume of data for campaigns, target groups, and product segments can define a custom-made logic for their rebate determination and thus avoid potential database problems.


To implement the logic for rebate processing in SAP ERP, you use the Enhancements for Rebate Processing Business Add-In (BAdI). For more information, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) under Start of the navigation path Sales and Distribution Next navigation step Billing Next navigation step Rebate Processing Next navigation step Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Next navigation step Enhancements for Rebate Processing End of the navigation path.


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Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component



You can integrate archived billing documents in your business processes as follows:

  • Create sales documents with reference to archived billing documents, such as credit memo and debit memo requests.

  • Display archived billing documents.

    • When you do either of these steps, the system first looks for the invoice in the database and then in the archive.

    • For the sales employee, the processing steps are identical, regardless of where the sales document is stored. As soon as the sales employee processes an archived billing document, they see the relevant information in the message line as well as in the title of the function.

For rebate processing, you can store your company's check logic in the interface of the Business Add-In (BAdI) Enhancements for Rebate Processing.