SAP S & D
(Sales & Distribution)
SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) is an important module of SAP ERP consisting of business processes required in selling, shipping, and billing a product. lean basic to advance level from AGILE-iTECH.
SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) is a core functional module in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) that allows organizations to store and manage customer- and product-related data. Organizations use this data to manage all of the sales ordering, shipping, billing, and invoicing of their goods and services.
SAP SD is part of SAP ECC’s Logistics function and integrates with other modules, including Production Planning (PP), Plant Maintenance (PM), Quality Management (QM), Materials Management (MM), Finance and Controlling (FICO), and Human Resources (HR).
Working in conjunction with the other modules, SAP SD enables an order-to-cash cycle business process. SD handles all the details in the sales and distribution part of the cycle, according to SAP. In a typical cycle, SD generates a sales quote and the customer then places a sales order, the goods are picked from a warehouse or production facility and shipped to the customer, an invoice is sent with the order and accounts receivable settles the payment with the customer. Each step in the process generates transactions in the SD module, which then generate further transactions in the other ECC modules.
For example, when a sales order is generated in SD, it establishes a link for a product availability check to MM, a credit check to FICO, or a tax calculation to FICO.