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The following functions are available for processing vendor master records:

If your company also has the Materials Management (MM) application component, you can create and maintain vendor master records either together or separately as follows:

To enter data in the purchasing area, you need the Materials Management (MM) application component. There are three different ways to process master records since they are often created and maintained by different departments. In some companies, accounting and purchasing personnel maintain the general area together and their own areas separately. In other companies, vendor master records are maintained centrally.

Depending on how your company organizes its vendor information, authorizations will be assigned for creating and maintaining vendor records. This means that not every user may be able to use every function.

See also:

Selecting Screens to Display Vendor Master Data

Additional Functions for Maintaining Vendor Master Data