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2885593 - S/4 HANA TM Business Partner Master Guide


You are using SAP Transportation Management (TM) on an S/4HANA system and want to use the business partner in the role carrier in SAP TM business documents like Freight Order or Freight Booking.
This Knowledge Base Article describes fundamental settings which are needed in the context of the business partner usage. 

In addition, there might come up error messages when using business partners as carrier in business documents. Common errors when trying to use carriers as business partners are:

  • The business partner you try to use in a business documents results in the message “Business Partner "xxx" is not a valid carrier. (Message class /SCMTMS/TSPS number 017)
  • Organizational Unit "yyy": No data maintained for business partner xxx (Message class /SCMTMS/MSG, number 474)

A common issue is also that the Transportation Management Tab in the Business Partner maintenance is not visible for the BP role Carrier.



  • SAP S/4HANA 1709
  • SAP S/4HANA 1809
  • SAP S/4HANA 1909


SAP S/4HANA 1709 ; SAP S/4HANA 1809 ; SAP S/4HANA 1909


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