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LTVD mass maintenance

Good day SAP GTS Preference Experts

The client I work at has a concern regarding the effort required in the annual run process for LTVD’s. As we know, the process has 3 steps :

1. Extend Vendor Declaration

2. Request Vendor Declaration in Annual Run

3. Maintain Vendor Declaration

The most intensive step for the preference user is step 3. For the maintenance in step 3, each product’s preference flag must be individually maintained. In their business, they have over 21 000 admin unit/business partner/product combinations that must be maintained. This process takes them a number of weeks to complete. (given they must continue with their business as usual activities too)

The business have stated that they would like to be able to mass maintain the newly re-requested (in step 2) LTVD’s, exactly as per the previous year (IE, the same preference flag). They would then like to adjust the LTVD’s preference flag only if it has changed from the prior year. The business accept the risk that an articles preference statement may become negative from the beginning of the year (01.01.2017) and an export has already taken place shortly after 01.01.2017.

Thanks

Chris

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