Release procedure In SAP MM
• This is an Electronic Document Approval i.e. 'on-line approval rather than manual signature.
• It is an approval process for Purchasing requisition and external Purchasing documents
• It Involves
- Checking the correctness of the data
- Giving authorization to purchase
• The approval may be based on doc. type, doc value, plant etc
• There are two types of Release Procedures:
- With Classification (Item level release and only for PR)
- With Out Classification (Header/document level release for RFQ, PO, contract and Scheduling. Agreement)
Item level Approval is possible only in PR
For other Purchase Documents only header level is possible
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• It defines the sequence in which the purchase document is to be released
• It contains the release conditions, release codes, release pre requisites
• It defines the entire approval or release process
• It determines/identifies which release strategy applies.
• Group of persons responsible for releasing the Purchasing documents with assigned strategy.
• It is a two character alphanumeric id defined for each individual group (department) in the release group.
• It defines, who has to be release the document first.
• It is a one-character id, represents a release status.
• It is assigned to a document.
• When individual person of a group affects release with his release code, a release indicator is assigned to a document]
E.g.: Blocked - ‘B’, Released - 'R"
• If a document is not released
- It cannot print a document
- You cannot send this to the concerned vendor
- You cannot do the goods receipt
Frequently used tables in Release procedure
Doc Table Name Fields
PR CEBAN MATKL - Material Group.
BSART - Doc. Type.
PO CEKKO BSART - Doc. Type
Contract GNETW- Net Order Value
SES SESSR LWERT - Total Value Release
(Service Entry UWERT- Partial Value Release
Note: The effected Release can also be cancelled, but it is possible only before the higher person in hierarchy has not approved
IMG Settings: Release Procedure
3.Define release Procedure for PO