Difference between Client and Company code?

Hi All,

Bit confused with Client and Company code. Is client heads all the group of companies?

My understanding about the company code is that it is the highest level in enterprise structure. Then what is the role of Client and its uses?

Thank you for your views and answers.

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On one SAP instance, you can have multiple clients (let's call it configurations)

You can have a sandbox client, a development client and a unit test client on the same SAP instance. (this is a typical setup for a development system)

The clients on a system, share the same code base, but each client can have a different customizing. (which is why I refer to a client, as a configuration).

as the company code is part of the configuration, this means that you can have different company codes, on different clients.

so in a way, you could say that the company code, is how to organize your organization and the clients, is how you organize your IT landscape.

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