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Background documentation What Data is Contained in the Vendor Master Record?  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Data in vendor master records controls how transaction data is posted and processed for a vendor. The vendor master record also contains all the data you require to do business with your vendors.

The master record is used not only in Accounting but also in Materials Management. By storing vendor master data centrally and sharing it throughout your organization, you only need to enter it once. You can prevent inconsistencies in master data by maintaining it centrally. If one of your vendors changes their address, you only have to enter this change once, and your accounting and purchasing departments will always have up-to-date information.

A vendor master record contains:

If you implement Materials Management (MM), you will need purchasing data. For more information on this, see the documentation for Materials Management. In Materials Management, vendors are represented as suppliers.