2631760 - Shopping Cart Approver Becomes Buyer Responsible in Follow up Purchase Request

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2631760 - Shopping Cart Approver Becomes Buyer Responsible in Follow up Purchase Request

Symptom

When purchase requests created from a approved shopping cart, you find the last approver of the shopping cart becomes the buyer responsible person in the purchase request by default.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign All Versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Home work center, Self-services view.
  2. Go Shopping, create a new shopping cart ABC (ABC stands for shopping cart ID), submit it.
  3. In the shopping cart ABC, under approval details, you find the last approver for it is employee XYZ (XYZ stands for the employee ID).
  4. After employee XYZ approved shopping cart ABC, the follow up purchase request DEF (DEF stands for purchase request ID) is automatically created.
  5. Open purchase request DEF, you see the name of employee XYZ is showing in the buyer responsible field. 

Cause

You haven't maintian an employee responsible for purchase requests and orders under Organizational Management work center, Employee Work Distribution view.

If you don't maintain an employee responsible for purchase requests and orders, system always take the last approver of the shopping cart as the buyer responsible person in the purchase request by default. This is the expected behavior.

Resolution

Please maintian an employee responsible for purchase requests and orders under Organizational Management work center, Employee Work Distribution view. Then system will use the responsible employee in new created purchase requests and orders by default.

Or, if you don't want to maintian an fixed employee responsible for purchase requests and orders, you shall manually change the buyer responsible person in each purchase request.

See Also

2338159 - How to Default Purchasing Unit & Buyer Responsible in Purchase Requests Document

Keywords

Purchase Request, Shopping Cart, Buyer Responsible , KBA , AP-PRP , Purchase Request Processing , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions