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 Foundation of External Transportation Management System

 

Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function

SCM_SCMB_TM_FND1

Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP SCM 7.0

Technical Usage

SCM

Application Component

SCM Basis SCM-Basis

Required Business Function

SCM, Customer and Vendor Master Data Integration into BP (LOG_SCM_CUSTVEND_INT)

Previously, you could transfer customer and vendor header level data, for example the address, from an ERP system to the business partner in SCM Basis of a SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) system by using the core interface (CIF). However, many scenarios, for example those of an external transportation management (TM) system, use organization-specific customer data definitions from the ERP system, such as company- or sales-organization-specific partner settings and priorities, that are not transferred using CIF.

You can use the business function to transfer specific attributes of customer and vendor data from an ERP system to a business partner in SCM Basis using CIF. You can use the customer and vendor data as follows:

  • If you have manually created an organizational structure in SCM Basis, you can use the customer and vendor data to maintain a company organization that corresponds to the company code in an ERP system and a corporate organization to group company organizations. The company and corporate organizations can be used by, for example, Transportation Charge Management of an external TM system for invoicing and charge calculation.

  • You can maintain specific attributes of the customer and vendor in the business partner master. For more information, see Integration of Customer and Vendor Data into Business Partner.

Furthermore, the SCM basis location master has been extended to maintain international address versions.

View cluster /SCMB/VC_EQU now also includes container-relevant settings.

Integration

In SAP ERP, the business function SCM, Customer and Vendor Master Data Integration into BP (LOG_SCM_CUSTVEND_INT) is available to extend the outbound CIF interface so that customers who use both an ERP system and an SAP SCM system can transfer the customer and vendor data from the ERP system to the SAP SCM system.

Prerequisites

  • You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

    Type of Component

    Component

    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    SCM_BASIS 701

    SCMBPLUS 701

    SAP_ABA 702

    SAP_BASIS 702

    PI_BASIS 702

    SAP_BW 702

    SAP_BS_FND 702

    SAP NetWeaver

    SAP NetWeaver 7.02