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 Retail, Connectivity to F&R 5.2


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage


Application Component

Logistics Basic Data (LO-MD)

Required Business Functions

Retail, Planning and Master Data (EA-RETAIL) (ISR_EARET_PLANNING)

Retail, Supply Chain (EA-RETAIL) (ISR_EARETAIL_SCM)

Retail, Planning and Master Data (ISR_RETAIL_PLANNING)

Retail, Supply Chain (ISR_RETAIL_SCM)

This business function provides new features and usability enhancements for improved connectivity between the SAP ERP and SAP Forecasting and Replenishment (SAP F&R) systems. The features provided offer the following business and technical benefits in the areas replenishment and optimization in SAP F&R:

  • Transfer of source list data from SAP ERP to SAP F&R, for use in source determination in SAP F&R

  • Enhancements in the area of time-dependent promotion data maintenance

  • Consideration of transit stock


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

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    EA-RETAIL 606, SAP_APPL 606


Source List

You can transfer source list data from SAP ERP to SAP F&R. The source list, an existing component of the source of supply network in SAP ERP, contains the preferred sources of supply defined for combinations of materials and receiving plants, as well as the periods during which procurement from these sources is possible. The standard interfaces from SAP ERP to SAP F&R have been enhanced to allow users to consider source lists during source determination in SAP F&R. The system evaluates the source list entries in SAP ERP to determine whether they are relevant for SAP F&R. If relevant, they are transferred to SAP F&R to be taken into consideration during source determination. For more information, see Interfaces to SAP F&R.

Time-Dependent Promotion Data

You can maintain promotions with time-dependent replenishment data, meaning you can adapt replenishment parameters during active promotions. Based on the existing maintenance transaction for time-dependent promotion data, you can create default values for minimum and maximum stock levels, planning and delivery cycles, and planned delivery times. You can create the default values manually or you can create them automatically using a mass import of default values from customer sources. The system transfers these values as time-dependent data for transportation lanes to SAP F&R. For more information, see Time-Dependent Promotion Data: Default Values

Consideration of Transit Stock

The standard order interface from SAP ERP Retail to SAP F&R has been enhanced to allow for the consideration of transit stock.

When performing a requirements calculation for a combination of material and plant, SAP F&R by default considers open orders in the receiving plant. This means that when calculating the net demand for a combination of material and plant, the system also takes into account any goods receipts expected by the delivery date for the calculated required quantity. However, if an exceptional stock transfer is triggered in the supplying plant (for example, to another distribution center), it is necessary that SAP F&R also considers open stock transfer orders at the supplying plant so that this extra demand is taken into consideration. The following enhancements to the transfer of order data have therefore been made:

  • Goods issue information (quantity, unit, and completion status) is transferred from SAP ERP to SAP F&R. SAP F&R can therefore consider completed goods issues in the requirements calculation of the supplying plant.

  • It is now possible to send from SAP ERP to SAP F&R stock transfer order items in which the combination of material and supplying plant is F&R-relevant but not the combination of material and receiving plant.

  • You can specify whether stock transfer orders are relevant for the requirements calculation of the supplying plant (as goods issues), for the receiving plant (as goods receipts) or both. Replenishment relevance is set at the level of order document type.

For more information, see Exporting Transaction Data.