Purchase requisitions are internal documents that gather requirements that need to be procured and then face an approval process. In this video, identify the steps to create a purchase requisition in SAP using transaction code ME51N.
- [Instructor] When someone identifies a need to purchase a material or service they must create a purchase requisition. A purchase requisition is an internal request made to the purchasing organization. Let's create one in the system using transaction code me51n and pressing ENTER. This brings us directly into the Create Purchase Requisition screen. We can enter all the needed information from the requisition directly into this screen. There are a few types of requisitions we can create. But we're happy with the default option the system has populated next to the shopping cart of Purchase Requisition. Next, we'll fill in the Header note. This is a free from text field and it can be used for referencing orders or approvals or to give delivery instructions. We'll type in here, "Raw materials needed for production "for order 144, approved by B Steffy." Next, we'll move down to the new item grid. We'll enter the Material number we want to purchase, which is rm15. Next, we'll enter the Quantity we want to buy, which is 1,000. And next we'll enter Plant. We'll use Plant 1710. We'll press ENTER for the system to read this information. Material Group has been updated as Raw Materials. The system is pulling that information from the material master record. The system has also proposed the Delivery Date, which is 12 days from now, of July 8th, 2019. The system is assuming order and delivery times. This field is editable, but we would probably want to write information about that in the Header note as to why this order needed to be rushed. Also, we can see that the Vendor is empty. As this is just the requisition we'll let the purchasing group determine the vendor when they make this order. We're now ready to save. We receive a success message that says this purchase requisition has been created and assigned a number ending in 113.
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- Creating and extending material master records
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- The SAP purchasing process
- Creating purchase orders and contracts
- Running purchasing reports
- Inventory management
- Creating a physical inventory document