1965985 - Error Message: It is not possible to create a purchase request. The services are staffed only with employees belonging to the same company as the project."

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1965985 - Error Message: It is not possible to create a purchase request. The services are staffed only with employees belonging to the same company as the project."

Symptom

While creating the purchase request system throws an error messages as

It is not possible to create a purchase request. The services are staffed only with employees belonging to the same company as the project.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Project Management work center.
  2. Choose Projects view.
  3. Choose Projects Subview.
  4. Search and choose Project XYZ (represents the project ID).
  5. Choose Edit -> Products and Purchasing button.
  6. Go to Product Overview sub tab.
  7. Choose required service .
  8. Choose Create Purchase Request and For Service/Supplier button system will throw errors messages as below

          It is not possible to create a purchase request. The services are staffed only with employees belonging to the same company as the project.

 

Cause

The action Create Purchase Request->For Service/Supplier tries to create project purchase request items for Service/Supplier. The error message itself tells that all the services assigned to the project which is available in the product overview are staffed only with internal employees belonging to the same company project. To create the purchase request the service should be staffed external employees/service agents belonging to the different company.

 

Resolution

Staff the assigned services with external employees then tries to create the purchase request or if there is a mix of internal employees and external employees (service agents) please use the other options to Create Purchase Request->For Whole Project/For Released Project Tasks so that the project purchase request items are created.

Keywords

KBA , AP-PRO , Project Processing , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711