SAP SD division is one of the fundamental organizational units of SAP SD that enable to map a real-life enterprise structure to the SAP representation of a company. In this tutorial, we will learn what is SAP SD division, how to define a new division, and how to perform assignment of a division to a sales organization.
Before you proceed with this tutorial, it is advisable to please go through the tutorial about SAP SD Organizational Structure available in SAP SD Training Course until and unless you are aware of the organizational structure functionality of SAP SD.
What is SAP SD Division?
Division is used to group good and services of certain nature that share some common traits or properties. It also serves and represents product lines of your business. When executing sales business processes in SAP Sales and Distribution, at least one division should be available in the SAP system. Materials that are sold to a customer must be assigned to a division. For example, we can consider any automobile dealer company that offers three types of services. Namely: sales (of cars, new or used), service, and spare parts. These types of services can be grouped in SAP using SAP SD divisions.
How to Create SAP SD Division?
I am sure you have gone through the tutorial SAP SD Organizational Structure available in the tutorials section. This tutorial will help you in learning the steps about configuration done in SAP customizing and how the SAP Sales & Distribution Organizational structure is configured during Realization Phase finalized in the Business Blueprint Phase.
There are two steps in Organizational Structure configuration:
- Definition: this is the first step in organizational structure configuration where you create and define the organizational structure with the ‘coding’ finalized in the Business Blueprint Phase.
- Assignment: this is the second step in the organizational structure configuration setup where you assign the configurable object created in the definition step to another configurational object in the same or in another module(s). E.g., assigning a Distribution Channel to a Sales Organization and / or assigning a Sales Organization to a Company Code.
Define SAP SD Division
To define a new division in the customizing of the SAP system, you can either type SPRO in the transaction bar
or the same transaction can also be accessed through SAP Easy Access menu tree: Tools > Customization > IMG > SPRO – Execute Project.
Then, either press F5 or in the next screen.
In the SPRO transaction, you need to navigate to the following menu path:
SPRO > Enterprise Structure > Definition > Logistics General > Define, copy, delete, check division
A dialog box will appear, in that either double click or place cursor on Define Distribution Channel and press button.
Press F5 on Keyboard or button
Enter Divisions’ with your Coding and Description finalized in the Business Blueprint Phase.
Press Ctrl+S or button to save the created divisions. Once you try to save, a pop up will appear containing a customization request.
Based on your requirements/preferences, save it either with the previous request or create a new one depending on the transport request methodology being followed at the project. Press Enter or button to continue and system will confirm that the data was saved.
Assign SAP SD Division
Now, the second step is to assign the divisions created / defined at the first step to a sales organization as finalized in the Business Blueprint document. Navigate to the following menu path in SPRO transaction: SPRO > Enterprise Structure > Assignment > Sales and Distribution > Assign division to sales organization.
Press F5 on your keyboard or use button.
Enter a sales organization and a division.
Press Ctrl+S or button to save the assignment of divisions to a sales organization and the system will pop up a customization request. Based on your requirements save it either with the previous request or create a new one depending on the Transport Request methodology being followed at the project.
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