Quantity Contracts

Quantity contracts are agreements between the customer and your company to order specific quantities of a product in a given period. The customer does not provide information on delivery dates, only the start date and end date of the contract. Number of contracts are generally agreed to discount the total price.

A quantity contract is completed when the customer places an order against him in the contract period. However, they are automatically standard reference customer and reduce the amount of contract remaining amount of the product to be ordered under the contract.

If the customer provides delivery dates of supplies for the product, then it is preferable to use a scheduled agreement, instead of a quantity contract.

To create a quantity contract, use the following path: Logistics –> Sales and Distribution –> Sales –>Contract –>Create
(Transaction Code: VA41)


We are trying to create quantity contracts but we are having some issues – can you provide some assistance :

Need to obtain the actual steps required to correctly set up and maintain the contracts.
Contracts set up at plant level. Merchandise often ship from plants other than the Home DC. How can we manage that issue?

Need a means to set up contracts in mass. (There is an option for Master Contract; wonder if this is where we can create a contract for a specific subclass?)

Pricing requirements. The contract requires a price to be entered; SAP should automatically pull the price based on the customer's pricing structure.

General concern with resources that may be required to set up, maintain and cancel the contracts.