After the S/4HANA Migration, departments who typically create/maintain customer and vendor accounts will now create a new account called the Business Partner (BP).
Impacted Users: Central departments who create and maintain Customer or Vendor accounts (e.g., Procurement Services, FSD, Telecommunications).
IMPORTANT: The Business Partner will NOT impact how user process transactions or run reports in FIS, since it will NOT appear or be required in any FIS transaction screens (e.g., FB60 – Invoice, FB50 – G/L Account Postings). It is only relevant for particular central departments who create/maintain them. Divisional staff who process in FIS will continue to use the same accounts (e.g., vendor/customer accounts) as they did prior the S/4HANA Migration.
In S4 HANA, the transactions below will redirect to the central BP transactions:
The following central BP transaction codes will be used:
Characteristics/Notes about BP transaction screens:
This article focuses on how these central users can create Business Partners in the S/4HANA system.
To Search and Change Vendor Accounts (Business Partner): T-Code FK02/XK02- Change vendor. (Will be redirected to BP transaction for making any changes to the vendor master data).
***Note that all the existing search tabs will be available in S4 HANA as well.
Business Partner Screens – ECC Vendor Master Record to S/4HANA mapping.
NOTE: ‘Individual Entries’ field in ECC has been renamed to ‘Payee in Document’ in S/4 HANA Business Partner.
NOTE: Personnel number for non-YERD vendors will be moved to the Search Term 2 filed. (To be confirmed)
BP – Vendor Block data screens
Create Business Partner with Reference Vendor – Using custom T-Code ZBPV
Step 2 – Update the Information (example – BP name and address) as required and press the “Verify data” button.
Step 3- Press “Create Vendor” button.
Step 4 –Switch to “UT FI Vendor” BP role to see all data and tabs.
Step 5 – Review data in BP transaction and update if required (see display BP steps above for section/tab details). Save once all the changes have been made.