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2680693 - Self Approval did not Trigger Approval Task for Project Manager or Cost Center Manager who is also Buyer Responsible

Symptom

Approval task is not going to Cost Center Manager or Project Manager X (X refers to Manager and Buyer Responsible) who is also Buyer Responsible Person even though Self-Approval is scoped.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Select Purchase Orders view
  3. Select the respective Purchase Order
  4. Select View All and navigate to Approvals tab

The approval task has been triggered for Reporting Line Unit Manager of the Project Manager/Buyer Responsible instead of Project manager himself.

Cause

You have maintained a filter in fine tuning activity :

"If you want that the buyer responsible or creator should not receive the approval task for purchase order and purchase order items, you can select the respective check boxes.
Buyer Responsible
Creator"

Resolution

  1. Go to  Business Configuration work center
  2. Search for Fine tuning activity: Purchase Order Approvals
  3. Select "Purchase Order Approval Filter Specification"

Uncheck these filters to allow the system to automatically trigger approval task for Project manager who is also buyer responsible when self approval is scoped

Keywords

Self Approval, Project manager, Buyer Responsible, Cost Center Manager, Approval by Cost Assignment , KBA , self approval , project manager cost center manager , AP-POP-PO , Purchase Order , Problem

Product

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