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SAP MM- How to Define Purchase Organization in SAP

Purchase Organization is the highest level of organizational unit in SAP MM, it is responsible for procurement of materials and services from an external vendor or internal plant. The different types of purchasing organizations in SAP are

  • Plant specific or local purchase organization
  • Cross plant purchase organization
  • Cross company code purchase organization
  • Central purchase organization at company code level.
  • Reference Purchase organization
  • Standard purchase organization

One purchasing organization can be assigned to only one company code, but one company code can have one or more purchase organizations in SAP.Cross company code purchase organization can be assigned at plant level only.

How to create purchase organization in SAP

In this SAP MM tutorials, you will learn how to define purchase organizations in SAP step by step.

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TKPOTK Software Purchase Organization

You can maintain purchase organization in sap by using one of the following navigation method.

  • Transaction code: – OX08
  • Menu Path: – SPRO -> SAP Customizing Implementation Guide –> Enterprise Structure -> Definition –> Materials Management -> Maintain Purchase Organization.

Maintain Purchase Organization SAP path

Step 1) Enter T_code “OX08” in command field and enter.

SAP Purchase Organization transction code OX08

Step 2) On change view purchase organizations overview screen, click on new entries button to define new purchase organization as per company requirements.

purchase organizations overview screen

Step 3) On new entries purchasing organization screen, update the following details.

  1. Purch.Organization: – Enter the key that identifies the purchase organization in SAP.
  2. Purch.Org.Descr: – Update the detailed description of purchase organization.

Define Purchase Organization in SAP

Step 4) After creating the purchase organization as per the company requirement, click on save button.

Save sap configuration details

Now choose the customizing request and click on continue option to save the configured organization data.

Purchase orgnization customizing request

Successfully we have created purchase organization in SAP systems.