SAP SD (SALES AND DISTRIBUTION)
SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) is used to manage shipping, billing, selling and transportation of products and services. It is closely integrated to material management module of SAP and manages customer relationship from requesting the product from the vendor to the billing of the product. It allows organisations to manage customer and product related data.
Following is the Sales and Distribution Cycle:
In an SD cycle, SD first generates a sales cost and the customer places the order. The goods are then picked up from the warehouse and delivered to the customer with an invoice which is then settled. Each step in SD module generates transactions in other modules such as, a sales order in the SD module generates a link to check product availability in Material management, a credit check or a tax calculation to FICO.
SD follows the Order-to-cash cycle process which involves a set of business processes from receiving to fulfilling customer requests for products and services.
Some of the important tables in SAP SD module are:
KNA1 -> Customer Master: General Data
KNB1 -> Customer Master: Company Code Data
KNB1 -> Customer payment history
VBUK -> Header status and administrative data
VBUP -> Item Status
Some of the important Transaction codes for SAP SD are as follows:
VS00 -> Master Data
VC00 -> Sales Support
VA00 -> Sales
VL00 -> Shipping
VT00 -> Transportation
VF00 -> Billing