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 Sales Document Types 

The standard SAP R/3 System includes a variety of pre-defined sales document types. During the implementation of your system, these standard definitions may be modified to suit the particular needs of your organization. In addition, you may add your own sales document types. The sales document types in the standard system include the following:

Type of processing

Sales document type

Abbreviation

Presales

Inquiry

IN

 

Quotation

QT

 

Free-of-charge delivery

FD

Sales orders

Standard sales order

OR

 

Cash sale

BV

 

Rush order

SO

Outline agreements

Quantity contract

CQ

 

Maintenance contract

WV

 

Rental contract

MV

 

Scheduling agreement

DS

Complaints

Credit memo request

CR

 

Debit memo request

DR

 

Subsequent delivery, free-of-charge

SD

 

Returns

RE

 

Control Elements in Sales Document Types

You can use control elements, configured in Customizing for Sales and Distribution, to define each sales document type in such a way that it is provided with its own range of functions. The document types can be tailored to meet the requirements of your company. You can modify the existing document types or you can create your own if those specified in the standard version of the SAP R/3 System do not meet the needs of your sales organization. Your system administrator is responsible for maintaining control elements.

Your answers to the following questions help to decide how to define a particular sales document type:

General data

Shipping data

Billing data