Vendors: Planning Changes
You can enter changes, to general data (except contact person data) and purchasing data, which you plan to activate at a later date. Data for which you can plan changes includes:
You can enter planned changes for a particular date and vendor. When you save the data, the system creates a change document. For information on how to proceed, seeVendors: Creating Planned Changes in the Vendor Master.
If you display planned changes for a particular date, the system displays all planned changes up to and including that date. With the exception of check boxes, fields that have been changed are highlighted in a different color. If you add or delete purchasing data at site and/or sub-range level, the system indicates this on the screen by highlighting the key fields (sub-range, site) which characterize the level. For information on how to proceed, seeVendors: Displaying Planned Account Change to a Vendor Master Record.
You have to activate planned changes before they can become valid. When you activate a change it takes effect immediately, even if it was planned for a later date. When you activate a change, all planned changes that are not yet activated, up to and including the date entered, become valid. For information on how to proceed, seeVendors: Activating Planned Changes Online in the Vendor Master.
If you plan changes for a large number of vendors, activation may take some time. You can therefore activate the changes in the background using a batch input file. Any activation errors that occur are listed in a log.
Additional InformationVendors: Displaying Accounts Payable Changes to a Vendor Master Record Vendors: Displaying Accounts Payable Changes to Several Vendor Master Records