A sales information system gives an overview of data and processes in sales and distribution.
This scenario makes this overview possible in distributed sales and distribution systems also (For example: A central view of orders).
Logistics data is sent from the decentral sales and distribution systems to the central sales information system, where it causes information structures to be updated. The data is usually summarized at this point too.
In the central sales information system any of the information structures can be updated according to any sets of rules. Therefore the decentral sales and distribution systems have to supply all the logistics data that is available for each action.
Data is always sent for individual documents.
One consequence of this is that there is a very large volume of data traffic, and therefore a significant load on the network.
The Reference Model
The Reference Model For The Sales Information System
Master Data to be Distributed
The core master data has to be distributed for the following master data:
Control Data to be Distributed
The control data that has to be distributed for this scenario is detailed in the ALE Implementation Guide.
Initial Download and Synchronization
The sales information system includes the following procedures: