This video provides an overview of the three essential types of data in SAP: master data, transactional data, and configuration/customization data. These data types are common across all SAP modules, but they may differ in their specific details.
- Master data is the foundation of SAP and includes information about entities such as materials, customers, vendors, and employees. It is essential for all manufacturing processes, as it provides the information needed to plan and execute production.
- Transactional data records the day-to-day activities of a business, such as sales orders, purchase orders, and production orders. It is used to track the flow of goods and materials through the manufacturing process.
- Configuration/customization data is used to tailor SAP to the specific needs of a business. It includes things like business rules, workflows, and user settings.
The video also discusses the different types of master data that are used in SAP PP, specifically for discrete and repetitive manufacturing. It also covers the creation of production versions, which are used to track the different stages of production.
The Significance of Master Data in SAP PP
Master data is essential for all manufacturing processes in SAP PP. It provides the information needed to plan and execute production, such as the following:
- The materials that are used in production
- The work centers where production takes place
- The routings that are used to produce the materials
- The production versions that are used to track the different stages of production
Any changes to the master data can have a significant impact on the manufacturing process. Therefore, it is important to keep the master data up-to-date and accurate.