How to create vendor account groups in SAP?

In this SAP FICO tutorial you will learn how to define vendor account groups with screen layout in SAP using transaction code OBD3.

Purpose of Configuration

In this configuration step you determine the account groups for vendors.

Configuration values

T001Domestic Vendors
T002Import Vendors
T003One Time Vendors

IMG Menu Path

SAP R/3 Role MenuDefine account groups with screen layout (Vendor)
Transaction codeOBD3
IMG pathSPRO > IMG >Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable > Vendor Accounts > Master Data > Define Account Groups with Screen Layout (Vendors)

Configuration Steps

Step 1 : – Enter t-code “OBD3” in the SAP commend field and enter.

sap transaction code OBD3

Step 2 : – On change view “vendor account groups” overview screen, click on new entries button for creation of new vendor account group in SAP as per requirements.

SAP vendor account groups new entries

Step 3 : – On new entries: details of added entries screen, update the following details.

  • Account group : – Update the four digit key that identifies the vendor account group in SAP.
  • Description/Meaning : – Update the descriptive text of account group.
  • One-Time account : – Leave this option as blank, if you are creating one time vendor account group than check this one time account option.
  • Field Status : – Double click on company code data for maintaining the field status groups.
create new vendor account groups in SAP FICO

Step 4 : – On maintain field status group: overview screen, click on account management option which is under select group field.

account management for vendor account groups

On maintain field status group : account management  screen, choose the reconciliation account as required entry.

SAP vendor account group reconciliation account

Click on save button and save the configured details.

Why we need to choose reconciliation account as required entry?

It is mandatory to choose reconciliation account as required entry, because when we are creating vendor accounts in SAP it ask to entry the reconciliation account and the system wont allows you to save the data without updating the reconciliation account.