Central Address Management (BC-SRV-ADR) 


Central address management (CAM) offers functions for managing addresses in applications. Using various address types, you can store and further process addresses. An address is subordinate to an associated application object (such as a customer, a purchase order or a plant).

Implementation Considerations

For standard functions such as creating, changing, displaying and finding addresses, CAM provides flexible dialog integration. CAM therefore helps users find their way through different applications when they maintain addresses.

CAM function modules enable the application to store the addresses for the associated application object in CAM tables. These tables contain addresses of all applications that make use of CAM in a system. Functions and data storage in address management are central with regard to a client in a system.


CAM is already used by a broad range of applications, including, for example:

In addition, CAM provides functions to support other tools and interfaces.


General Characteristics

Integration into the Application

Address Distribution and Transport

Address used for


Transport or distribution methods or tools used by CAM

Master data

Customer, vendor

Distribution through ALE (Application Link Enabling)

Customizing objects

Plant, sales organization

Methods for transporting addresses within the normal Customizing object transport process

System user

System user

Methods for client copy and BAPIs for central user management (cross-system in this case)



The functions of central address management are not cross-system. However, you can use the tools and methods mentioned above to transport and distribute addresses.

Time-dependent addresses (that are valid for a limited period only, such as the vacation address of a newspaper subscriber) are currently not supported.