This is the highest level of the hierarchy and is therefore setup first. The company example used here has just one sales organization. Once this sales organization is defined, it can then be assigned to the company code. The different ways products are marketed are then configured by defining the various distribution channels. Once these distribution channels are defined, they are then assigned to the appropriate sales organization. Groupings of materials, referred to as divisions, are then created. These divisions (grouping of materials) are then linked to the sales organization. After the three areas (sales organization, distribution channel and division) are linked, a sales area is created. Now that the entire sales area is formed, it can be used in the crucial pricing decisions made later.
Creating a Sales Organization
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Definition -> Sales and Distribution -> Define, Copy, Delete, Check Sales Organization
Start by double clicking the Define sales organization line or selecting it and clicking Choose. At the next screen, click the New entries button.
Enter the following:
- Sales Organization: SO_ _
- Description Sales Organization Name
- Address text name ADDRESS_SENDER
- Letter header text: ADDRESS_HEADER
- Footer lines text: ADDRESS_FOOTER
- Greeting text name: ADDRESS_SIGN
- Sales org. calendar: US
- Rebate proc. Active: Make sure this box is checked
Click the Address button or hit Shift+F5, on this screen enter the following:
- Postal Code/City: 86011, Flagstaff (Sales Organization zip code and city)
- Country/Region: US, AZ (Country and State)
- Language: English
Click Save, then click Enter.
Assigning New Sales Organization to Company Code
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Assignment -> Sales and Distribution -> Assign Sales Organization to Company Code
From the initial screen, scroll down if necessary and double click your company code. One the screen that appears, check the unassigned sales organization(s) for your company, then click enter.
Review all new assignments then click Save. The above screen shows the assignment. Your sales organization has now been assigned to your company code.
Definition of Distribution Channels
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Definition -> Sales and distribution -> Define, Copy, Delete, Check Distribution Channel
Double click Define distribution channel or select the line and click Choose. Click the New entries button, then enter your distribution channels as shown:
- DI- Direct
Click Save to record the new definitions, review entries.
Linking Sales Organization to Distribution Channels
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Assignment -> Sales and distribution -> Assign distribution channel to sales organization
At this screen, find the sales organization you created and assigned to your company code.Double click your sales organization or select that line and click Assign, this will bring up a screen listing all of the distribution channels that are available to your sales organization. This list should include the channels that were just set up and any that existed in the system previously.
Check the channels that were created in the section above: DI, WH, and RE. Now click Enter. Once you have returned to the first screen, scroll up and review the assignments just made. Click Save before exiting to record the assignment changes.
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Definition -> Logistics general -> Define, Copy, Delete, Check Division
Double-click Define Division, or select the line then click the Choose button. On the very next screen, click the New entries button. On this screen, create your new divisions, then click Save.
Assigning Divisions to Sales Organizations
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Assignment -> Sales and distribution -> Assign division to sales organization
From this screen, double-click your sales organization, or select it and click the Assign button. Check the relevant divisions created in the previous step to accept, then click enter. Scroll up to review the assignments, they should look similar to the following screen, now click Save to keep new assignments.
Setting up the Sales Areas
From the IMG Screen: Enterprise structure -> Assignment -> Sales and distribution -> Set up sales area
From this screen, double-click your sales organization, or select it and click the Assign button. Select the distribution channels individually, then select the sales area that needs to be assigned to that distribution channel. Review the entries, they should look similar to those set up to the right. Click Save once all the selections and assignments have been made.