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Partner function

Hi guys,

Could you please tell be how to implement partner function



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Hi lokesh

Partner Function:

In Purchasing, you have contact with various business partners (e.g. vendors or carriers).

For each account group, you can define which roles the business partners may assume.

Ex: You can specify that certain vendors may function as ordering addresses only - not as invoicing parties.

You can use partner roles both within a corporate group and to define relationships between independent firms.

Yes, when you assign partners for the main vendor. It will display all the partnering vendors for the Main vendor. Subsequently you will receive the invoices from the respective vendors.

And for that you need to configure the partner determination

in SPRO --> MM --> Purchasing -->

--> Partner Roles

Define partner roles

Define permissible partner roles per account group

--> Partner Settings in vendor master record

Define partner schemas

Assign partner schemas to account groups

--> Partner Settings in Purchasing document

Define partner schemas

Assign partner schemas to document types

Follow the steps to complete the partner determination configuration setup.

And then create a vendor master record for the each account group (each vendor can have different vendor account group) and choose the respective partner account group and then create.

And maintain, the partner vendors in the main vendor (which is created with account group : 0001, main vendor partner role is VN).


then you can see the partners in the Partner function in the Main Vendor Master record.

Pls follow the steps accordingly, you will get it.

Reward if useful




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