2083329 - Approval Process for Price list and Discount List.

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2083329 - Approval Process for Price list and Discount List.

Symptom

You have created and released a sales price list or discount list but the system didn't trigger any approval task.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Product and Service Portfolio work center.
  2. Choose the Price Lists view.
  3. Show Base list and choose Go.
  4. Create a new Base Price List.
  5. Provide all mandatory information and release the price list.

You expect that system will trigger the approval process and the approval task will go to the line manager. But this price list released automatically.

  1. Go to the Product and Service Portfolio work center.
  2. Choose the Discount Lists view.
  3. Show Overall Customer Discount and choose Go.
  4. Create a new Overall Customer Discount.
  5. Provide all mandatory information and release the discount list.

You expect that system will trigger the approval process and the approval task will go to the line manager. But this discount list released automatically.

Cause

Since you have not activated the price or discount list approval process during scoping in business configuration, hence the approval is not triggered.

Resolution

Firstly you need to activate  the sales price lists or discount lists approval process in scoping of business configuration by following the below steps:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Choose Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select the relevant project and choose Edit Project Scoping.
  4. Navigate to Questions.
  5. Find and expand the Business Area General Business Data.
  6. Select the business sub-topic Sales Price and Discount Lists under business topic Product and Service Pricing.
  7. Select/Check the question - Do you want to set up an approval process for price and discount lists?
  8. Finish Scoping.

When a user releases or cancels the release of a price list or discount list, the system automatically sends an approval task to the responsible line manager of the user requesting the release or cancelation. If this user is not assigned a manager, the BTM task for approval will be sent to all users in the system with necessary access rights mainly (MMA_SALESPRICEMAINTENANCE and Price List/Discount List View)

Note : The approval process for sales price list or discount list will not be available under Approval Processes view of Application and User Management work center.

Additionally if you want to set-up additional approver for sales price list then you can set up the same in Alternative Approver for Sales Price Lists by following the below steps.

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center.
  2. Choose sub-view Employee Work Distribution under Task Distribution view.
  3. Navigate to Business Area : Sales and Marketing.
  4. Select Alternative Approver for Sales Price Lists.
  5. Choose Edit option.
  6. Choose Add Row provide all mandatory information.
  7. Select Save and Close.

Note : The alternate approver for discount list is not available in system and hence cannot be set-up.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1408 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508