Master data is created centrally and can be used in all applications. Acustomer is master data that can be used in customer requests, orders,deliveries, invoices, and payments.Master data also has an organizational aspect as it is assigned toorganizational units.
Material master data
Division is a field in the material master data (it can be input/edited on
“Basic Data 1” view by MM01/MM02 t
code). That’s why a material is
always assigned to just one division. A material can be sold through one or more distribution channels in one or more sales organization. To allow it, we have to maintain the materialmaster data for each combination of sales organization and distributionchannel.We can set different data of a material for each combination sales
organization and distribution channel, such as: “minimal order quantity” and“minimal delivery quantity” data. By doing so, for example, a material must
be ordered by customer minimal 1000 PC for wholesale channel and 10 PCfor retail channel (assumed we only have one sales organization).
Customer master data
A customer can buy one or more divisions (group of products or services)from one or more distribution channels in one or more sales organizations.To allow it, we have to maintain the customer master data for eachcombination of sales organization, distribution channel, and division (whichis a sales area).