An outline purchase agreement is a longer-term agreement between a purchasing organization and a vendor regarding the supply of materials or the performance of services within a certain period according to predefined terms and conditions. (Outside SAP, such agreements may be referred to by a number of terms, including "blanket", "master", "framework" or "umbrella" agreements)
In the SAP System, such agreements are subdivided into:
Structure of an Outline Agreement
As in the case of other purchasing documents, an outline agreement consists of the following elements:
Texts in Outline Agreements
You can enter different kinds of text for outline agreements. You can create your own texts from scratch or change a text that has been suggested by the system. There are two kinds of agreement text: header text and item text. The texts are further subdivided into text types (shipping and delivery instructions, for example). The text type determines the print sequence on the document printout.
For more information on texts refer to the sectionEntering Text, Printing and Transmitting Documents (as Messages).