SAP Material Master Basic View- SAP Sales & Distribution Training Series – Feb 2011 Batch

SAP Material Master – Basic View Summary

In today’s class, we have discussed the business significance of some important fields in the Basic View of the Material Master.

  1. Material Type
  2. Material Name
  3. Material Description
  4. Unit of Measure
  5. Material Group
  6. Old Material Number
  7. Division
  8. Gross Weight
  9. Volume

SAP Material Master Exercise

Scenario : Company ABC Inc is selling computers ( Desktops and Laptops ). They are currently using a Mainframe system to sell computers. They have currently grouped their products as follows.

  • IBU – Intel Based CPU
  • ABU – AMD Based CPY
  • M17 – 17 ” Monitors
  • M19 – 19″ Monitors
  • WM – Wired Mouse
  • LM – Wireless Mouse
  • WKB – Wired Keyboard
  • LKB – Wireless Keyboard

A single computer consists of CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse. Here are some sample products in their existing Mainframe system. Any of these Products are sold as individual pieces if necessary and are sold as Finished Products.

Material Name Description Weight Volume
987655 ABC Graphic Desktop 10 Lbs 6 Cu Ft
765432 ABC Portable Laptop 5 Lbs 1 Cu Ft
987654 ABC Performance Desktop 10 Lbs 6 Cu Ft

The company wishes to discontinue the current material names are they are difficult to remember and moving towards a more user friendly nomenclature in the new SAP system you are going ot implement for them. Here is how they wish to rename their products.

Old Material Name New Material Name
987655 DIMOKK-17
765432 LIMOLL-13
987654 DIMOLL-19

Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?

Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.

Hint : Here is help on how to create material groups in SAP.

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  2. David February 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    I created one division ZD= David’s Computers

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    I created 3 material groups
    ZDG1=CPU
    ZDG2= Monitor
    ZDG3= Accessories

    Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    I only migrated one and called it DIMOKK-17.

  3. satya February 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    1. One Division
    PC systems.

    2. Created three Material Groups
    Intel (Intel Products)
    AMD (AMD Products)
    CA (Computer Accesories)

    3. DIMOKK-17SD
    LIMOLL-13SD
    DIMOLL-19SD

  4. Dana Brokaw February 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    1. 1 division

    2. 3 material groups
    DBCPU200 – CPU
    DBMON207 – Monitors
    DB210 – Input devices (keyboards, mouse, etc.)

    3. 987655 – DIMOKK-17DB
    765432 – LIMOLL-13DB
    987654 – DIMOLL-19DB

  5. Mahesh February 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Only one Division can meet the requirements.

    Created Following Material Groups

    MDCPU01 – MD Comp CPU
    MDMon01 – MD Comp Monitors
    MDMou01 – MD Comp Mouse
    MDKey01 – MD Comp Keyboard

    Migrated as follows ( created new material groups with the old number entered in old material number field)

    987655 MD-DIMOKK-17
    765432 MD-LIMOLL-13
    987654 MD-DIMOLL-19

  6. Ilana February 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    update

    created materials as following:
    DIMOKK-17 IL 987655
    LIMOLL-13 IL 765432
    DIMOLL-19 IL 987654

  7. Ronaldo February 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Q1) Two divisions Desktops & Laptops

    Q2) 4 Material group CPU, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

    Q3) New material names are created pointing to the old numbers.
    DIMOKK-17-RS 987655
    LIMOLL-13-RS 765432
    DIMOLL-19-RS 987654

  8. Ilana February 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    1 division
    4 material groups
    migrated the following:
    987655 DIMOKK-17
    765432 LIMOLL-13
    987654 DIMOLL-19

  9. Avinash February 7, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    A: I will create one division – Hitech

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    A: I will create two material groups – PC Systems and Laptops

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    A: DIMMOKK-17 987655
    LIMMOLL-13 765432
    DIMMOLL19 987654

  10. Murali Kotikalapoodi January 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

    Ans: I would create two divisions Desktops and Laptops as that is their main business.

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    Ans: Since it is not clear whether ABC computers manufactures or assembles the products I am assuming that it does the assembling of the products and hence would create 4 material groups based on their line of business ie CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Ans: All the three materials created
    DIMOKK-17, LIMOLL-13, DIMOLL-19

  11. Guru January 8, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    Divisions:2

    Material groups:6

    IBU – Intel Based CPU
    ABU – AMD Based CPY
    M17 – 17 ” Monitors
    M19 – 19″ Monitors
    WM – Wired Mouse
    LM – Wireless Mouse
    WKB – Wired Keyboard
    LKB – Wireless Keyboard

  12. Mital Shah December 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Question 1: How many divisions would you create in this case?
    Answer: I would create 1 division Computer but you can create 2 divisions, 1) desktop 2) laptop

    Question 2: How many material groups would you create in this case?
    Answer: I would create 4 groups as 1) CPU 20 Monitor 3) Keyboard 4) Mouse.
    Question 2: Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Answer: Three Materials created.
    DIMOKK-17_1, LIMOLL-13_1, DIMOLL-19_1

  13. Vish November 8, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

    A: Only One. Many can be created but not required.

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    A : 3 Material Groups : PC Systems, Laptop Systems, Classic PC

    Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    A :
    DIMOKKK-17
    LIMOLLL-13
    DIMOLLL-19

  14. Larry Cabral October 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    The scenario does not indicate multiple sales organizations or distribution channels, or manufacture (only speaks to selling various products that may have been originally purchased from a manufacturer). The products (CPU’s, Monitors,…) can be both stand alone finished products and package components that do not require complicated assemble (only packaging or seperate shipment, so only 1 division is required.

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    The company has already elected to have a high level of granularity in thier product categories. This may indicate that there are multiple products in each category and the wish to report to these specific categories. In addition the sample desktop PC products are composite “packaged” products that may be grouped for shipment using a Bill of Materials from the existing material groups or shipped as separate components, so I added 2 material groups “package computers and Lap tops. Note: If this company is not the actual manufacter then Lap Tops are sinlgle stand alone components and could have been included in ZLC1 or ZLC2, but what the heck I gave them a separate group.

    ZLC1 = IBU – Intel Based CPU, ZLC2 = ABU – AMD Based CPY,
    ZLC3 =M17 – 17 ” Monitors, ZLC4 = M19 – 19″ Monitors,
    ZLC5 = WM – Wired Mouse, ZLC6 = LM – Wireless Mouse,
    ZLC7 = WKB – Wired Keyboard, ZLC8 = LKB – Wireless Keyboard,
    ZLC9 = Computer Package, ZLC10 = Lap Top

    Materails created for DIMOKK-17, LIMOLL-13, DIMOLL-19 for the US sales organization, distribution channel, and division compatible with my test customer 19102. Many of the material attributes were copied from the existing material general information eneterd by other students.

  15. Edward Emmory October 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    Answer: 2 division (Desktop & Laptop)

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    Answer: 6 (Desktop, Laptop, CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse)

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Answers:
    Old Materia New Material Dedscription
    987655 1698 ABC Graphic Desktop
    765432 1700 ABC Portable Laptop
    987654 1701 ABC Performance Desktop

  16. Abhi October 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    I Would create two Divisions:
    – Computers
    – Accessories and Parts

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    I Would create 8 existing Material Groups plus Two additional Material Group i.e. Desktops and Laptops
    DKT – Desktops
    LPT – Laptops
    IBU – Intel Based CPU
    ABU – AMD Based CPU
    M17 – 17 ” Monitors
    M19 – 19″ Monitors
    WM – Wired Mouse
    LM – Wireless Mouse
    WKB – Wired Keyboard
    LKB – Wireless Keyboard

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Material DIMOKK-17 created
    Material LIMOLL-13 created
    Material DIMOLL-19 created

  17. Habib October 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    1) I created 5 divisions
    DK – Desktop
    LP – Laptop
    MT – Monitor
    AC – Accessories
    CD – Cross Division ** For use as common division

    Sales Org – H001
    Distr Chan – H1

    2) I created five material groups (for use in Basic Data View)

    H1DESKTOP
    H1LAPTOP
    H1MONITOR
    H1MOUSE
    H1KYBOARD

    I also created 6 material groups (for use in Sales Org 2 Data View)

    4 under Material Group 2
    – INT (Intel)
    – AMD
    – WRD (Wired)
    – WRL (Wireless)

    2 under Material Group 3
    – HGP (Graphic Computer)
    – HPF (Performance Computer)

    3.) Material Created in the system are

    – HIM17 (17″ Monitor)
    – HIM19 (19″ Monitor)
    – HIWM (Wired Mouse)
    – HIWL (Wireless Mouse)
    – HIWKB (Wired Keyboard)
    – HILKB (Wireless Keyboard)

  18. Rawlings October 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Question 1:

    I would create 2 divisions namely:
    Desktop and Laptops

    Question 2:
    I will create 4 material groups namely:
    CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse

    Question 3:
    I created the three new materials namely:

    DIMOKK-17
    LIMOLL-13
    DIMOLL-19

    I couldnt see any material number except the column for the old material number in the Basic Data 1 screen.

    Please what have i done wrong?

  19. Armando October 3, 2011 at 4:51 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    Ans:
    1-Computers, Parts and Accesories Division

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    Ans: I would create.
    1-Assembled Computers
    2-Monitors
    3-Mouse
    4-Keyboards

    Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Ans: Material Master migrated.
    -DIMOKK-AS-17
    -LIMOLL-AS-13
    -DIMOLL-AS-19

  20. Satya Chaganti October 2, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

    ###4 Divisions: Graphic DT, Portable LT, Performance DT and Accssories

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?

    ###4 Groups: CPUS, Monitors, Mouse, Keyboard

    Question 3: Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.

    ####
    Material DIM0KK-17SA created

    Material LIMOLL-13SA created

    Material DIMOLL-19SA changed

  21. Indira September 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

    A. 3 Divisions: Desktops, Laptops, & Parts and Accessories

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?

    A. A material group for each each part

    Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.

    A. DIMOKK-17 –> ZIMOKK
    LIMOLL-13 –> ZIMOLL
    DIMOLL-19 –> ZIMMOLL

  22. Mrunal September 24, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Ans1: I would create 1 division Computers and accessories.
    Ans2: 4 Material group CPU, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse
    Ans3: dimokk-17-MR, limoll-13-MR, dimoll-19-MR created.

  23. Radha Krishna September 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Hi Siva, my responses are the following:

    Q1. 1 division – Computers

    Q2. 4 material groups will be created – similar items. Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, and CPU.

    Q3. Items have been migrated referencing to the old material number. New Material item names are created: DIM0KK-17RV, LIMOLL-13RV, DIMOLL-19RV

    Regards

  24. Purva September 22, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    Division= types of products sold so in this case there will be 3 divisions:
    1- laptop
    2- desktop
    3- parts and accessories

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    Material group = group of items with similar features
    1) CPU
    2) Monitor
    3) Keyboard
    4) Mouse

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.

    Material#s created:
    DIMOKK-17-PW
    LIMOLL-13-PW
    DIMOLL19-PW

  25. Nas September 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    Answer: Assuming the sales volume is high and items can be sold individually, I would go for three divisions:
    1. Desktop Systems
    2. Laptop Systems
    3. Accessories and Parts Divisiton
    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    1. Laptop Systems 000054
    2. Complete Desktop 000055
    3. CPUs 000056
    4. Monitors 000057
    5. Keyboards 000058
    6. Mouses 000059
    7.

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    1. DIMOKK 17 Created
    2. LIMOLL-13 Created
    3. DIMOLL-19 Created

  26. Zahid Abbas August 22, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?

    ANS: 3 Divisions

    1- Desktop Division

    2- Laptop Division

    3- Parts and Service

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?

    will create a Material Group for each part……..like CPU,MONITOR, ETC;

    Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.

    Dimokk- 17 = zamokk-17-inch

    Limoll-13 = zamoll-13-inch

    Dimoll-19 = zamoll2-19-Inch

  27. Suresh August 14, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    Answer 1: 2 Divisions
    (a) Desktop division
    (b) Laptop division

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    Answer 2: 6 matierial groups (materials of similar attributes)
    (a) CPU
    (b) Monitor
    (c) Mouse
    (d) Keyboard
    (e) Desktop
    (f) Laptop

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Answer 3:
    Material DIMOKK-SS created (Desktop)
    Material LIMOLL-SS created (Laptop)
    Material DIMOLL-19 created (Perf Desktop)
    Similarly for each CPU, Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard (didn’t create them).

  28. jitesh August 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    hi siva, could you please post the link for how to create a material groups? because existing one is not working.

  29. khawr August 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Division =1

    Material Group = 3

    changed from m-514 t0mm-514

  30. khawr August 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    once we create material master . can we extend it like i created a material master i just saved it incomplete like i created only basic data1 and basic data2 accounting1
    sales 1 2, if want to add CLASSIFICATION?

    • siva August 2, 2011 at 5:48 am #

      Khawar
      You can extend is very much and that is how it should be done. As discussed in the Material master class, The material is extended step by step by the respective departments and the transaction to do it is MM01

  31. GAUTAM July 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Answer-1

    2 divisons((A way of grouping materials, products, or services)

    computer
    computer parts

    Answer-2

    4 material groups(group together several materials or services with the same attributes)

    Monitor
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    CPU
    CPY

    Answer-3

    These three were already in the system
    DIMOKK-17
    LIMOLL-13
    DIMOLL-19

    so, I created the following.

    Material DIMOKK-20 created—987655

    Material LIMOLL-20 created—765432

    Material DIMOLL-20 created—987654

  32. Sahil July 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Anwer 1 = I have kept the same division for the products

    Answer 2 = The followiing material groups
    IBU – Intel Based CPU
    ABU – AMD Based CPY
    M17 – 17 ” Monitors
    M19 – 19″ Monitors
    WM – Wired Mouse
    LM – Wireless Mouse
    WKB – Wired Keyboard
    LKB – Wireless Keyboard

    Answer 3 Material Created
    OLD MATERIAL NEW MATERIAL
    987655 S-DIMOKK-17
    765432 S-LIMOLL-13
    987654 S-DIMOLL-19

  33. Navdeep June 20, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
    2 divisions – Laptop & Desktop

    Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
    CPU
    Keyboard
    Mouse
    Monitor

    Question 3 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
    Created the material numbers in the bracket:
    987655 DIMOKK-17 (NAV_DIMOKK-17)
    765432 LIMOLL-13 (NAV_LIMOLL-13)
    987654 DIMOLL-19 (NAV_DIMOLL-19)

  34. Raj June 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Ans 1: Two Divisions.
    ZD-Computers, ZL-Computer Parts

    Ans 2: Five Material Groups
    ZCPU – CPU’S, ZMonitor- Monitors, ZMouse – Mouses, ZKeyboard- Keyboards,
    ZComputer-Computers

    Ans3: Material Names are
    M-DIMOKK-17, M_DIMOLL-19, M_LIMOLL-13

  35. Harsh June 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Ans : 1
    We can create 3 divisions, which are as : PC Parts , Desktop , Laptop
    Ans : 2
    We can create 3 material groups as : PC systems (for all parts sold separately) ,Laptop System and Desktop System
    But if we want to pull our more specific data at the end of the year it would be better if you created groups as under
    IBU – Intel Based CPU
    ABU – AMD Based CPY
    M17 – 17 ” Monitors
    M19 – 19″ Monitors
    WM – Wired Mouse
    LM – Wireless Mouse
    WKB – Wired Keyboard
    LKB – Wireless Keyboard
    Graphic Desktop
    Portable Laptop
    Performance Desktop

    Ans : 3
    Material DIMOKK-17 created
    Material LIMOLL-13 created
    Material DIMOLL-19 created

    Please correct me if i am wrong

    thanks
    Harsh

  36. EHSAN February 17, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    Q.3
    The following materials created.

    DIMOKK-17-E
    LIMOLL-13-E
    DIMOLL-19-E

  37. Ehsan Shah February 15, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    Siva,

    Q1. Two Divisions

    a. Computers
    b. Computer Parts

    Q2. Four Groups

    a. Microprocessors
    b. Monitors
    c. Keyboards
    d. Mouses

    Q3. Please give me hint and do I have to create Divisions?..and if yes..what is the menu path. thanks.

    • Magna Training February 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

      You do not have to create divisions if you dont want to. You can choose an existing division. If you want to create more divisions , you would have to go to the enterprise structure. You can do that from the session SAP SD Enterprise Structure which contains the configuration steps on how to create the enterprise structure.

      Trainer
      SAP SD Training

  38. srijyo February 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Q1) Two divisions Desktops & Laptops
    Q2) The following material groups are created.
    * IBU – Intel Based CPU
    * ABU – AMD Based CPY
    * M17 – 17 ” Monitors
    * M19 – 19″ Monitors
    * WM – Wired Mouse
    * LM – Wireless Mouse
    * WKB – Wired Keyboard
    * LKB – Wireless Keyboard
    Q3) The following materials are created.
    DIMOKK-17-1
    LIMOLL-13-1
    DIMOLL-19-1

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