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SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD):

Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

Posted by Manu Bhatia Mar 23, 2009 One short note before we start off the subject: Availability refers to the projections of future material stock availability based on the rules we define. It is not directly related to the actual stock. I have seen people confusing availablity with stock situation in MMBE. These are different things. As we will see, it is seen from CO09 according to the applicable Checking Rule. Also it is not directly related to Material Reservations, though we can see reserved materials in CO09.

What do we need to know?

Dates:-

Order Date - Date on which the sales order is entered. System proposes the current date by default. Material Availability Date - The date on which the material must be available. On the material availability date, the vendor must start the activities relevant for delivery, such as picking and packing the goods. The material availability date must be sufficiently early enough so that the goods are prepared by the loading date. Transportation Planning Date - We must arrange transportation by this date, so that the delivery can be sent to the customer. The date from which the organization of goods transport must begin. The transportation planning date must be selected early enough so that the transport is available on the loading date to load the goods. Loading Date - Picking and packing must be completed by this date so that the goods are ready for loading. Goods Issue Date - Goods must physically leave the shipping point by this date. The date on which the goods must leave the company to arrive at the customer location in time. Delivery Date - Customer should receive delivery of the goods by this date. The date on which goods are to arrive at the customer's premises. Example: The delivery date can be the delivery date requested by the customer (desired delivery date) or the date confirmed in the vendor's order acknowledgment or shipping confirmation (confirmed or acknowledged delivery date).

Times:-

Pick/Pack Time - Difference between the material availability date and loading date. Transportation Lead Time - Number of days required for organizing a shipment for an item to be delivered. Loading Time - Difference between loading date and goods issue date. Transit Time - Number of days required for delivering an item from your company to the customer via a certain route.

How do we View Availability Situation?

Run Transaction: CO09 Enter Plant & Checking Rule, against which the Availability is to be checked. Checking Rule for Sales Order = A, Delivery = B, Back Order = BO

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

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In this screen, we can see:

> Availability Checking Group (Avail Check): 02

> Check Rule : A

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

> End Lead Time Refers to the end of Replenishment Lead Time. If that is not included in the Configuration, then this field is not visible.

> Totals Display:

> Receipts = Sum of all +ve Quantities in Rec./Reqd qty Column

(Leave out the last row, MRP Element 001, since it is a total)

These are all the Planned Incoming Movements

> Issues = Sum of all -ve Quantities in Rec./Reqd qty Column

These are all the Planned Outgoing Movements

> Confirmed issues = Sum of all (+ve) Quantities in Confirmed Column

These are the confirmations against ATP.

When is Availability Check Triggered?

While creating a Sales Order, Production Order, Delivery, etc. Below is a screen from Sales Order. At the bottom is a button for Check Material Availability. Also while creating the order, if the Availability situation cannot meet the requested delivery date, the system goes to Availability screen automatically.

How we arrive at a Confirmed Delivery Date?

Below is the logic the system uses to check availability:

> Using the Scheduling data from Delivery & Transportation Scheduling, the system does the backward

calculation from the Requested Delivery Date. This is used to arrive at Material Availability Date.

> On the Material Availability Date, system checks the Available Qty, as seen in CO09 in column ***. ATP Qty. If the Available Qty is > than Required Qty, Requested Delivery Date is confirmed. Otherwise,

> System moves into the future till it finds the required Available Qty. The new date is then the new Material Availability Date.

> On getting the confirmed Material Availability Date, system does the Forward Scheduling to arrive at a Confirmed Delivery date.

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

Result of Availability Check

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Above is the Availability Screen as seen in Sales Order. It has following Buttons:

One-time delivery - In the results of Availability, we have 3 options to choose from. This is Case 1, when we can confirm the Customer's Requested delivery Date. The details of this are visible in the first sub screen below. Complete dlv. - This is Case 2, when we can confirm the Customer's Requested complete delivery at a future Date. The details of this are visible in the second sub screen below. Delivery proposal - This is Case 3, when we can confirm the Customer's Requested delivery in partial quantities at future dates. The details of this are visible in the third sub screen below. Continue - If we select one of the above options, the same gets saved in the ATP results. Otherwise, we can select this button. In that case, system leaves the ATP screen without saving the ATP results.

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Control of Availability Check

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Scope of Check - This shows the Stocks & Movements that system considers for availability.

What Configuration & Data do we need?

Controlling Elements:-

Requirements Type - Strategy to Determine Requirements Type:

· Using Strategy Group from Material Master (IMG Guide > Production > PP > DM > PIR > Planning Strategy > Define Strategy Group > Define Strategy)

· Else, Determine Strategy Group using MRP Group (IMG Guide > Production > MRP > MRP Groups > Overall

Maintenance > Strategy Group; IMG Guide > Production > PP > DM > PIR > Planning Strategy > Assign MRP Group to Strategy Group)

· Else, In place of MRP Group, Material Type is used (IMG Guide > Production > MRP > Define MRP Groups for each Material Type)

· Else, Item Category + MRP Type > (determines) > Req. Type (OR) Item Category > (determines)> Req. Type (IMG Guide > SD > BF > AC & TOR > TOR > Determination of Requirements Type using Transaction)

· Then, Transaction not relevant for Availability Check.

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

Requirements Class - Requirements Type > (determines) > Requirements Class (IMG Guide > Sales & Distribution > Basic Functions > Transfer of Requirements > Define Requirements Type) Schedule Line Category (IMG Guide > SD > BF > AC & TOR > AC > AC with ATP > Define Procedure for each Schedule Line Category) Delivery Item Category (IMG Guide > SD > BF > AC & TOR > AC > AC with ATP > Define Procedure for each Delivery Item Category) Checking Group - Material type + Plant > (determines) > Checking Group Checking Rule - For Sales Orders : A; For Deliveries : B; For Back Orders, we can define from: (IMG Guide > SD > BF > AC & TOR > AC > AC with ATP > Checking rule for Updating Back Orders) Scope of Check - Checking Group + Checking Rule > (determines) > Scope of Check Strategy Group - Used in the determination of Requirements Type Partial Delivery Agreement - From customer master Replenishment Lead Time - From material master Material Master Data:- MRP 1 > MRP Group MRP 2 > Planned Delivery Time MRP 2 > GR Processing Time MRP 3 > Checking Group for Availability Check MRP 3 > Strategy Group MRP 3 > Total Replenishment Lead Time Scheduling Data:- (IMG Guide > Sales & Distribution > Basic Functions > Delivery Scheduling & Transportation Scheduling > Maintain Duration) Transit Time Loading Time Pick/Pack Time Transportation Planning Lead Time 7921 Views Tags: enterprise_resource_planning, sap_erp_sales_and_distribution

, sap_erp_sales_and_distribution Ashutosh Tol Oct 1, 2014 3:50 PM It's very nice

Ashutosh Tol Oct 1, 2014 3:50 PM It's very nice document

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Good Document Thank you for sharing

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SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

Jan 6, 2014 5:28 AM Fine Explanation Thank you for sharing

Jan 6, 2014 5:28 AM Fine Explanation Thank you for sharing Ju Yang Jan 6, 2014

Ju Yang Jan 6, 2014 2:58 AM Dear Manu,

Thanks for the knowledge sharing. One more question in case you have time:

Checking Rule - Checking rule for Updating Back Orders, where we can use this, in V_V2? if not, what is the difference compared with Sales order ATP.

Thanks in advance.

Sachin Jagdale Dec 17, 2013 9:00 AM Very informative document. Sachin Jagdale Dec 17, 2013 9:00 AM Very informative document.

Jagdale Dec 17, 2013 9:00 AM Very informative document. Kishor Patil Oct 21, 2013 8:52 AM

Kishor Patil Oct 21, 2013 8:52 AM

informative document. Kishor Patil Oct 21, 2013 8:52 AM Nice Document. It will surely help frehers

Nice Document. It will surely help frehers like me to learn a lot.

Thanks for sharing.

help frehers like me to learn a lot. Thanks for sharing. Pradeep Mani Sep 24, 2013

Pradeep Mani Sep 24, 2013 6:35 AM Good work,pictorial representation makes complex matters to understand in a simple way

Thanks,

Pradeep

matters to understand in a simple way Thanks, Pradeep Khushi Mughal Sep 8, 2013 9:27 AM

Khushi Mughal Sep 8, 2013 9:27 AM Thanks a lot for Great information n explanation.

Congratulation!

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n explanation. Congratulation! Best Regards, Khushi pankaj labhasetwar Sep 6, 2013 11:21 AM Thanks Manu for

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Thanks Manu for such informative document

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(SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD Pankaj Glaucia Favaretto Aug 30, 2013 9:13 PM

Glaucia Favaretto Aug 30, 2013 9:13 PM Hi!

Very good explanation about ATP and Scheduling!

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KRISHNA KUMAR Aug 22, 2013 11:00 AM Hi Manu, KRISHNA KUMAR Aug 22, 2013 11:00 AM Hi Manu,

Nice explanation.

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2013 11:00 AM Hi Manu, Nice explanation. Regards, Krishna. Pillamgolla Amala Srinivasa Rao Aug 18, 2013

Pillamgolla Amala Srinivasa Rao Aug 18, 2013 2:12 PM

Good piece of work dear

Srinivasa Rao Aug 18, 2013 2:12 PM Good piece of work dear Suman Sardar Aug 18,

Suman Sardar Aug 18, 2013 10:28 AM Hi Manu,

of work dear Suman Sardar Aug 18, 2013 10:28 AM Hi Manu, Nice contribution! Keep sharing.

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AM Hi Manu, Nice contribution! Keep sharing. Thanks, Suman$ Srinu S Aug 14, 2013 2:58 PM

Srinu S Aug 14, 2013 2:58 PM Very nice document. thank you for sharing it.

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nice document. thank you for sharing it. Regards, Srinu. naga suribabu Jul 31, 2013 6:49 PM

naga suribabu Jul 31, 2013 6:49 PM Good Document.Thank you for sharing it.

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to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD Thanks and Regards suribabu Narendra Konnipati in response to Ritesh Kumar

Narendra Konnipati in response to Ritesh Kumar on page 10 Jul 25, 2013 3:18 PM

Hi,

I am very sorry Ritesh for my reply .

25, 2013 3:18 PM Hi, I am very sorry Ritesh for my reply . .I didnt

.I didnt see this blog after I commented .I think ,you would have waited so much time

Thanks,

Narendra Konnipati

SREEDHAR REDDY Jul 25, 2013 1:40 PM Great Job With Screen shots. SREEDHAR REDDY Jul 25, 2013 1:40 PM Great Job With Screen shots.

Thanks & Regards, Sreedhar Reddy

Job With Screen shots. Thanks & Regards, Sreedhar Reddy Manu Bhatia in response to SAP User

Manu Bhatia in response to SAP User on page 10 Aug 21, 2012 3:33 PM Hi SAP User (didn't get your name in the bio),

If you have worked in ATP, you would appreciate the importance and complexity of availability check. This is an attempt to collate and simplify all the relevant information spread out in mutiple places.

all the relevant information spread out in mutiple places. SAP User Aug 21, 2012 1:28 PM

SAP User Aug 21, 2012 1:28 PM What is the point in copying and pasting an SAP documentation and making it your supposed contribution ?

This doesn't add any value and just makes it more difficult for people to find the right information, having to go through the same docs pasted by different persons.

to go through the same docs pasted by different persons. Manu Bhatia in response to Ritesh

Manu Bhatia in response to Ritesh Kumar on page 11 Mar 26, 2012 11:12 AM Thanks Ritesh.

I had used the IMG Activity documentation and help.sap.com documentation to get a handle of ATP.

and help.sap.com documentation to get a handle of ATP. Ritesh Kumar in response to Manu Bhatia

Ritesh Kumar in response to Manu Bhatia on page 11 Mar 26, 2012 9:58 AM Hi Naren,

I am SD consultant in IBM and new to ATP, recently my client planed to configure ATP in my project. I wonder

if you will explain me all required configuration steps (Including cross module like MM and PP (is FI there?)) and what are prerequisite for ATP settings. I be pleased about your help.

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD

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Ritesh

(SAP SD): Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP-SD Thanks Ritesh Ritesh Kumar Mar 26, 2012 6:49

Ritesh Kumar Mar 26, 2012 6:49 AM Thanks for sharing your knowledge. It seems very good Document to me. Cheers Ritesh

Manu Bhatia in response to Narendra Konnipati on page 11 Mar 26, 2012 6:35 AM Manu Bhatia in response to Narendra Konnipati on page 11 Mar 26, 2012 6:35 AM Thanks Naren

Konnipati on page 11 Mar 26, 2012 6:35 AM Thanks Naren Narendra Konnipati Mar 25, 2012

Narendra Konnipati Mar 25, 2012 6:02 PM Good document dear Naren